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NMSU Hotline — August 29, 2014

Large-scale concrete testing takes place for first time at NMSU


Andrew Giesler, a graduate student in civil engineering, and his team at New Mexico State University are testing ultra-high performance concrete bridge girders on a large scale to aid the development of bridge design procedures for the state of New Mexico that could lead to a variety of improvements to the state?s infrastructure.

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Campus Announcements

Studio G Networking Hour today focused on finding money for your startup business

Studio G Networking Hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today 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 or 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.

Sky Safari to be held Saturday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy and the Southern New Mexico Natural History Foundation will host a Sky Safari at the NMSU campus observatory from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Graduate student sssistants Lauren Kahre, Xander Thelen, and Sten Hasselquist will be available for information on the event. On Saturday evening you will view a bright full moon. Saturn will also be visible. You will also feature bright open clusters as well as the Ring Nebula.

For more information contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868.

Campus services have special Labor Day Weekend hours

While most of the NMSU campus will close Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day, including NMSU Mail Services, Corbett Center Student Union?s USPS Post Office, and the Pan American Center Ticket Office, some university restaurants and stores will remain open for your convenience. Visit dining.nmsu.edu/hours to see which vendors will be open/closed on Monday and which will close early today.

In addition, Corbett Center Student Union will continue to operate with regular hours the entire weekend: 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Know how to respond to investigative requests by government agencies

Faculty, staff and students are reminded that if you are approached by anyone on campus claiming to be a law enforcement officer conducting an investigation, or other government investigator (and not carrying an NMSU Police badge), you should immediately call our Campus Police Dispatch Center and ask for the assistance of one of our own Campus Police officers.

Please do not provide access to NMSU facilities or records to people claiming to be from other governmental agencies under any circumstances, particularly when it relates to a possible criminal investigation. This type of action can trigger federal reporting requirements and subject NMSU to significant penalties if there is action taken that NMSU administration does not know about and thereby does not report to federal agencies, or where disclosures are made that are not authorized by law.

Please refer anybody making investigative requests to the NMSU Police Department. The Police Department will confer with NMSU attorneys if necessary. If there is a legitimate investigation, the NMSU Police will make the necessary arrangements. NMSU Police Emergency Dispatch Center can be reached at 575-646-3311. This advice relates only to investigations ? specific legal instructions (such as at a traffic stop or special event) by any uniformed officer from any government agency should always be followed.

'Aggie Favorites' available at the 3rd Floor Bistro Wednesday

Savor the most mouthwatering cuisine during the ?Aggie Favorites Buffet? from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club (located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center). Enjoy pollo asado skewers brushed with chipotle, lime and honey; smashed potatoes with cheddar and chives; mango tres leches cake and more. This premium, all-you-care-to-eat dining experience will be available for $10.99 plus tax per person.

For more information on this event (including a map to the 3rd Floor Bistro), visit http://on.fb.me/1pnncHp or call 575-646-1749. Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University can be reached at 575-646-4801, online at nmsudining.sodexomyway.net or on Facebook and Twitter @NMSUDining.

Representative from Washington State University vet school to speak at NMSU

Stacey Poler from the Washington/Idaho/Montana/Utah regional program in veterinary medicine will give a talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in Knox Hall Room 238. Everyone is welcome. There will be free pizza.

Poler is also available to speak one-on-one with students for 15 minute sessions throughout the day Thursday, Sept. 4. Sign up in person at Knox Hall Room 217. Juniors and seniors will be given priority.

For more information, contact Gaylene Fasenko, academic adviser for NMSU Pre-Vet Club, at 575-646-3402.

The NMSU Community College Roundup to be held Sept. 12-13

The NMSU Community College Roundup 2014 will be held Sept. 12 and 13. The event is hosted by NMSU Alamogordo. The event will include 35 presentations and more than 50 presenters with representation from all five campuses. The Community College Roundup is a great professional development opportunity and a venue for meeting others in your discipline.

For more information about the conference, visit

Job to career readiness boot camp to be held Sept. 17

Register for job to career readiness boot camp that will provide information on pre-employment hiring requirements, employment application strategies, interviewing tips and techniques, and workplace do's and don?ts.

The free Job to Career Readiness Boot Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Doņa Ana Community College Sunland Park Center, located at 3365 McNutt Road in Sunland Park. Check-in will start at 7:30 a.m.

Participants, New Mexico residents age 18 and over, will be able to complete and submit an employment application to employers as part of the boot camp.

Seating is limited to 50. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling 575-527-7538 or 575-527-7743.

For more information, contact DACC Career Services at 575-527-7538.

Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus returns to Pan Am Sept. 26

The Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus will once again fill NMSU?s Pan American Center with aerialists and circus performers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. From crazy clowns to death-defying feats of balance and agility, you won?t want to miss this perfect family event.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children and will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office one hour before the show. Look for free kids tickets at your area merchants.

For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/1plWcIc.

NMSU announces athletic director search committee

New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers announced Thursday the selected members of a search committee for NMSU?s next athletics director. He also said the university would not utilize a search firm during the process, but will actively promote the job opening nationwide.

?In my view, the prototypical athletics director will spend a lot of time on fundraising, as well as marketing and promoting NMSU Athletics,? Carruthers said. ?My expectation is that this committee will meet very soon to review the job description for the position and begin the search process.?

The 15-person committee represents the university?s faculty and staff as well as community members. NMSU alumnus Larry Lujan will serve as the committee?s chair. Lujan is familiar with the search process at NMSU. He also served as chair for the university?s most recent presidential search from December 2012 to May 2013.


DACC Customized Training offers conversational Spanish class

"Spanish Conversation Table 1" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 15 to Oct. 6. The cost is $99. Further your conversational skills in Spanish with a focus on real-life topics. Become more confident in your Spanish language skills using the newest teaching techniques and gaining new vocabulary to enable you to create your own dialogue on topics of interest to you.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses teaches crochet basics

In the DACC Community Education course "Absolute Beginner Crochet," learn the very basics of crocheting. Learn all there is to know so you can begin to crochet items for yourself or others. No experience necessary, so don?t miss the fun. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 to Nov. 13. The cost is $103.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.