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NMSU Hotline — July 5, 2017

Science of dance focus of summer institute at NMSU


Novice and experienced dancers, along with some of the world?s leading dance scientists and educators, will converge at New Mexico State University next month.

NMSU?s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is based in the College of Education, will host the 41st annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance from July 20-26. This institute will include two tracks, one for pre-professional dancers in high school through college and one for dance educators.

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The 3rd Floor Bistro offers buffet Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only and will feature signature buffets on each of those days. The regular menu options are no longer available. Each buffet costs $11.99 plus tax and includes the all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage. View all of July?s themed buffets at https://facebook.com/events/1308704325893772/. View a list of campus restaurant hours at https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center adjacent to the south end of Aggie Memorial Stadium at the corner of Wells and Arrowhead. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in designated spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit https://conference.nmsu.edu/specialvenues/3rdfloorbistro/ to learn how you can book the space for your meeting or reception.

TAP features All-American cocktails Friday

Please join The Adjustment Project, or TAP, from the NMSU School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management for some All-American cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall. Prices range from $3 to $6, and free complimentary appetizers are provided with a drink purchase. The refreshing drinks will consist of blueberry lavender lemonade, All-American strawberry daiquiri, land of the free gin & tonic and Star-Spangled sangria. We look forward to having you join us Friday for an enjoyable time and an opportunity to wind down the busy week. Your support is appreciated, and proceeds help our student clubs with travel expenses. For more information, call 575-646-7324.

State?s agricultural leaders to host listening session in Abiquiu July 18

ABIQUIU ? The dean of New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the secretary of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be in Abiquiu Tuesday, July 18, to listen to the concerns of agricultural producers in northern New Mexico.

The session will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Rio Arriba County fair building in Abiquiu on State Road 554.

The session will allow agricultural producers, and those with an interest in agriculture, to talk to and ask questions of the dean and secretary.

During their listening session in Portales in April, Dean Rolando A. Flores and Secretary Jeff Witte heard the agricultural producers? concerns ranging from the public?s perception of agriculture and the national Farm Bill to agricultural resources for public school students, genetically modified organisms and the status of the college?s Agricultural Science Centers.

?It is important to hear from our constituents, especially face-to-face,? Witte said. ?There are many issues and opportunities to explore, and these listening sessions afford each of us with information directly from those we serve.?

The listening sessions project is one more opportunity for Flores to meet the state?s agricultural community.

?Agriculture plays a key role in New Mexico because it impacts the lives of everyone and it is at the center of our state?s community and economic development,? Flores said. ?Listening to the people we serve will help us tune our academic, research and outreach efforts to better address the needs of our communities.?

A final session will be on Nov. 2 in the Dona Ana County administration building on Motel Drive in Las Cruces.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop set for July 21

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, in Milton Hall, Room 81. Facilitators are Miley Grandjean and Sandy Johnson. This workshop focuses on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including - but not limited to - faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. This workshop is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000011325. Lunch will be provided. Trouble registering? Please call the Teaching Academy at 575-646-2204.

For more information, contact NMSU Quality Matters Coordinator Sandra Johnson at 575-646-4476.

New healthy offerings at Mix Pacific Rim

Frenger Food Court?s Mix Pacific Rim has unveiled two new healthier food choices, including a delicious, zesty light chicken salad for $4.99 and grilled tofu with green beans and the chef?s special sauce for $3.89 (a larger portion is available for $5.99). Mix Pacific Rim is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. A complete list of NMSU dining hours is available at https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/ and on the ?Dining? tab of the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Youth receive college-level hands-on curriculum at NMSU Youth Ranch Management Camp

This year?s New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp introduced 24 youths to the science and business side of ranching. Most have been ?hands? on their family ranch, but many did not know the ?why? behind the tasks they have been doing.

During the five-day camp at CS Cattle Company?s 130,000-acre ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range near Cimarron, the youths were introduced to the many aspects of running a ranch, from financial statements and marketing strategies to producing quality beef and managing natural resources and wildlife.


Five New Mexico Certified Public Managers graduate in June from NM EDGE

TAOS ? Five civil servants receiving the certified public manager designation were among the 33 New Mexico EDGE graduates recognized during the New Mexico Association of Counties annual conference June 22 in Taos.

NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, is a nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service.