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NMSU Hotline — July 7, 2017

NMSU doctoral student receives NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship


When you think about West African savannas, elephants and lions may come to mind. But ? termites?

Brianna Lind was studying abroad in South Africa as an undergraduate student at Colby College when she found out she would be learning about termites, instead of typical African animals. She was surprised to learn the unusually large termite mounds have a major impact on the ecosystems and habitat in semi-arid environments, such as the West African Sahelian and Sudanian savannas, areas from which she is now collecting data.

Lind will join New Mexico State University this fall. She will pursue a doctorate in plant and environmental sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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Campus Announcements

TAP features All-American cocktails today

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. today 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 and tonic and Star-Spangled sangria. We look forward to having you join us 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.

Dean of Students office will be closed July 14

On Friday, July 14, the NMSU Dean of Students office located in Corbett Center will be closed for the day for its annual CARE retreat meeting. Regular business hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, July 17.

Should you need assistance, contact Bruce Vandevender in Campus Activities/Corbett Center at 575-646-3200.

Starlight Theatre Company's production of 'The Gondoliers' opens next week

The Starlight Theatre Company of Las Cruces proudly announces six performances of Gilbert & Sullivan?s comic musical "The Gondoliers, or the King of Barataria."

Two humble, handsome gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, choose their brides from several eligible young ladies in Venice. But within minutes of their marriage, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain reveals that one of them is actually the King of Barataria. But only Inez, the future king?s nursemaid can identify which is the king, and which is the gondolier. While she is being located, the two gondoliers are whisked off, without their new brides, to Barataria to reign jointly, taking their ideals of a Republic with them, and turning the palace upside down with their republican principles. There they reign jointly until the true king is determined. The King (whichever he is) discovers that he had been married, when an infant, to the impoverished daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro, Spain. The daughter, however, secretly loves another. How will this entangled situation be resolved? With clever Gilbert and Sullivan humor, one of Sullivan's finest orchestrations, and lively song and dance.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 14, at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21 for the children's matinee, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21 and at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22. All performances will be at the Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University Music Center.

Tickets are $5 for students and children, $10 for general admission for adults. Groups of 10 or more adults are $8. Schools should contact the media coordinators for a special rate. Advance ticket sales are available at Spirit Winds, 2260 S. Locust, or http://starlightonstage.org. Tickets also available at the door.

For more information about the upcoming performance, contact Starlight?s Directors of Public Relations Denise Welsh at dwelsh@nmsu.edu or 575-642-2980 or Jeannine Estrada at jeannineestrada@yahoo.com or 575-642-3779.

Retirement reception for Senior Vice President Angela Throneberry set for July 28

After more than 25 years of dedicated service, Angela Throneberry will retire on July 31. A reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 28, at the Fulton Athletics Center, third floor, Villanueva Victory Club. For more information or to RSVP contact Jolie Tixier at 575-646-5567 or jolie@nmsu.edu.

Housing & Residential Life is looking for Live-off Faculty Fellows

Housing & Residential Life is seeking faculty to engage with residential students in a meaningful way. Faculty Fellows do not need to reside on campus and will receive a small stipend ($1,500 per academic year) for their service.

Faculty Fellows dedicate approximately 25 hours of their time throughout the semester creating and implementing opportunities for residents to interact with faculty in an informal atmosphere. Each Faculty Fellow works with 1-3 designated student staff members to connect with a residential community through one-on-one interaction and social opportunities that create a sense of community among the people residing in the assigned living area. A full description of the Faculty Fellows program is available at https://housing.nmsu.edu/fellows/.

Interested faculty should contact Michelle Bernstein at 575-646-5590 or michbern@nmsu.edu for more information.