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NMSU Hotline — August 26, 2014

NMSU students earn first, second place in national Animal Science competition


Two students from New Mexico State University?s Animal and Range Sciences Department dominated the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science competition at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

Kelsey Quinn and Kendall Samuelson, both graduate students pursuing a doctorate in Animal and Range Sciences, participated under the mentorship of faculty, presenting their research in the competition, which was held in June.

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Free bus service available between NMSU and Anthony

The South Central Regional Transit District has started a new bus route connecting New Mexico State University and Anthony, N.M. The ride is free of charge.

The red line route runs between the Dona Ana County Complex in Anthony and Gerald Thomas Hall. The north route to Las Cruces begins at 8:30 a.m. and the south route to Anthony begins at 7 a.m. Residents in Sunland Park and Chaparral also can travel to the NMSU campus by transferring buses in Anthony.

Additionally, SCRTD, in conjunction with Z-Trans, has a bus service available from Alamogordo. The cost is $3 to/from Alamogordo. This same bus stops in several locations in the East Mesa area of Las Cruces. Those who want to ride from the East Mesa to the one of the three University Avenue stops can do so for $1.

In operation since June, SCRTD connects southern New Mexico with routes to Sunland Park, Chaparral, Anthony, Las Cruces, Elephant Butte, Truth of Consequences, Hatch and Alamogordo and operates Monday through Friday.

For more information and a full schedule, visit www.scrtd.org or call 1-855-783-2877.

First coaches' luncheon of the season is today

The first NMSU coaches' luncheon of the season will be at noon today in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, located on the third floor of the Fulton Center at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Parking is at the south end of the stadium and is free.

Highlights of the event include a great view of the brand new synthetic turf, the inside scoop on the upgraded weight room, updates about fall camp and key players, a preview of the home opener and the 2014 season and free give-away items.

The buffet style lunch is $12 and includes a drink and gratuity. Reservations are recommended and can be made either by phone at 575-646-5151 or email to csteele@nmsu.edu.

For more information, visit nmstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1900&ATCLID=209612164

Some entrances to parking lot 70 closed until 5 p.m. today

The entrances to lot 70 at Dona Ana Community College along Sam Steel Way will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for the installation of 24-inch diameter domestic water line from Well #10 to Well #17.

Access to facilities and parking lot will be maintained via the north entrance to lot 70. Pedestrian traffic will be routed as needed.

For more information, view the contractor's traffic control plan at facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications.

'Las Cruces Palooza' business fair is today at Corbett Center

Las Cruces-area businesses will be on the NMSU campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Corbett Center student union to provide students, faculty and staff members with giveaways, prizes and more at the "Las Cruces Palooza" event.

For more information, contact Courtney Spivak at cspivak2@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2582.

NM State football opens 2014 season against Cal Poly

The New Mexico State football team opens the 2014 season against Cal Poly at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. It?s Ag Day at Aggie Memorial Stadium and more than 40 New Mexico companies will be in the tailgate lot displaying the best of our home-grown products. Also, youth tickets are only $5 and, for this game only, every youth ticket receives a free hot dog and drink. Adult tickets start $10. Season tickets start at $50 and students get in free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 575-646-1420 or visit http://www.NMStatesSports.com.

New Mexico Programing Group meeting is Thursday

At this month's New Mexico Program Group meeting, Taylor Burgett will discuss his success with the monetization of applications his company ByteWare has created. Some of these include NoThrow to report illegal dumping, and Smart Refractometer, which is used for brix measurements in wine. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Arrowhead Technology Incubator, 3655 Research Road, Genesis Center Building C. There is not a fee to attend, but registration is required.

NMPG meetings are designed to provide information that is of practical benefit to the audience of any level of knowledge, from novice to expert. Each meeting is structured with discussion on technology in the news, a guest speaker, and a technical question and answer session.

For more information or to RSVP, contact ati@nmsu.edu.

NMSU music business program begins concert series with 'Back to School' event

The NMSU Music Business degree program will begin hosting various events this fall that will give students hands-on experience in entertainment and production management. The fall ?Back to School? event will feature local groups Dusty Low and the Hard Road Trio, and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. This event is the first of several planned for the school year, which will include a Latin jazz group, Korean folk dance troupe, a piano soloist and others.

Admission for the Aug. 29 show is $10 general admission and $5 for students. Tickets are currently on sale at Hubbard?s Music, Valley Pro Music, and the Music Department Main Office. All ticket proceeds will benefit the music business program.

Each event is designed to give students an opportunity to develop skills through various aspects of an event from contracts, lights and sound to hospitality and marketing. Students within the program learn many of the functions of the music industry in the classroom, and will now have the opportunity to put those skills to work and gain real experience.

For more information, contact Michael Armendariz at armendar@nmsu.edu. You can also visit the group?s event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/278247732355047/

?Studio G Networking Hour: Finding Money for your Startup Business' takes place Friday

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week?s topic is ?Funding Opportunities: Finding Money for your Startup.? Attend this event to learn about funding opportunities and resources available to student startups, including Arrowhead Programs, SBIRs and crowdfunding.

Studio G helps NMSU students and alumni start businesses. For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu or contact Kramer Winingham at jkramer@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Swim School Program waives registration fees for some

The NMSU Aquatic Center will waive registration fees to the NMSU Swim School Program for those who qualify. For more information, visit recsports.nmsu.edu/aquatics/swim-instruction or call the Aggie Fit Office at 575-646-2907.

Aggie Athletic Club seeks student volunteers

The Aggie Athletic Club is looking for student volunteers to join for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 seasons. Interested students should have at least 20 credit hours to apply for volunteer positions. If you are interested in being a student volunteer with the athletic development department, contact Kassie Ckodre at kherna17@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education course explores energy healing

In the DACC Community Education course "Learn the Art of Energy Healing," experience energy healing in class and observe a unique style of energy healing used to persuade the light body into high receptivity, allowing huge shifts in awareness.
Students should bring a sack lunch and water bottle to class. The course is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at DACC Workforce, Room 123. Cost is $27.

Local law enforcement use math skills during enforcement blitz at NMSU

Local law enforcement agencies teamed up during a traffic safety blitz on Monday near the NMSU Las Cruces campus, issuing a total of 99 citations and making 2 arrests.

The traffic safety blitz was scheduled to coincide with the first full week of the Fall semester to get drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to focus on what they are doing on the road, and hopefully reduce collisions as a result. Officers from the Las Cruces Police Department, the Doņa Ana County Sheriff?s Department, the NM State Police and the NMSU Police Department participated in the operation.