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NMSU Hotline — September 19, 2014

Inaugural Project Discovery event to be held today


You?re invited to the inaugural Project Discovery event. Don?t miss out on an exciting evening of music, dance and the science behind the world?s hottest chile pepper. Have fun celebrating the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students while also making a difference. Ticket sales will help support student scholarships. Enjoy refreshments including a great salsa bar, dance lessons, Q&A with Paul Bosland, and an after-party featuring gelato and chile-inspired sorbet. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, in the Atkinson Music Center Recital Hall. Discounted tickets are available for all faculty and staff.

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?Studio G Networking Hour: Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series' to be held today

"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 are interested in starting businesses. This week's presentation continues the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series based on MIT?s 24-step model for starting businesses. The presentation teaches how to calculate the potential of your business, determine who will use your product or service, and how they will use it.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses. For information visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

University Museum to host opening reception today

The University Museum of New Mexico State University will host an opening reception for three new exhibits from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

"O?odham Himdag: Weaving a Way of Life" features 40 baskets from the University Museum collection representing works created by historic and contemporary Akimel O?odham (Pima) and Tohono O?odham (Papago) weavers of central and southern Arizona and northern Mexico. This exhibit showcases the materials, techniques, designs, functions and several identified individual artists behind this innovative and rich ongoing tradition.

"Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America" features 28 textiles, flower cloths and embroidered story cloths by those in the Hmong community. This exhibit is organized and toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national part of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

"Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert," by Tony O?Brien, was organized by the New Mexico History Museum, Department of Cultural Affairs, State of New Mexico, Santa Fe. The exhibition features 20 selenium-toned silver gelatin prints of photographs that will be displayed at the University Museum through Jan. 31.

The University Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Museum admission is free. The museum is located on the New Mexico State University campus in Kent Hall at University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information about exhibits or programs, visit http://univmuseum.nmsu.edu/ or call 575-646-5161.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets on sale Saturday

KLAQ and Stardate Concerts welcome the return of a holiday tradition when Trans-Siberian Orchestra debuts its all-new rock opera, ?The Christmas Attic,? at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. While 1998?s album, ?The Christmas Attic,? featured one of the band?s most popular songs, ?Christmas Canon,? it was the only Christmas Trilogy album never to be performed live ? until now. The second half of the show will feature TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as "Wizards in Winter," "Requiem" and "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24."

Previous visits by TSO have resulted in sold-out performances, so be sure to get your tickets early when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Reserved tickets start at $34 (plus applicable fees) and will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/.

For more information, call 575-646-1420 or visit panam.nmsu.edu/tso/ for additional details and a video preview of the upcoming concert.

Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research presentation ceremony to be held Monday

The campus community is invited to the Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research presentation ceremony that will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the NMSU Art Gallery. A reception will follow immediately after the program.

Mary O?Connell is this year?s recipient. O?Connell joined the NMSU faculty in 1985. She is a Regents Professor and distinguished achievement professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. For more than 29 years, she has created research programs on plant secondary products including extraction and analysis for drug discovery along with gene expression and regulation of complex pathways of plant metabolites with an emphasis on chile.

Recipients of the Westhafer Award are determined annually by a faculty committee of seven who receive nominations from faulty, administrators and students. The award is given either for excellence in teaching or excellence in research and creative activity.

For more information, contact 575-646-2128.

DACC Academic Readiness Center and library offer workshops

DACC Academic Readiness Center and library will offer several workshops. Learn how to use DACC?s Canvas, the new commercial source Learning Management System.

Workshop on Canvas will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.23, or from noon to 12:45 Wednesday, Sept. 24. Workshop on mobile library will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, or from 9 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Both workshops will be held at the DACC Las Cruces Central Campus, Room 116.

For more information, contact Mike Teitsworth at 575-528-7016 or email MiTeitsworth@dacc.nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe to serve lunch starting Sept. 23

100 West Cafe will serve lunches starting Tuesday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, lunch will be served. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

Buffet menu for Tuesday at lunch and Wednesday evening is a green salad, watermelon salad, roasted leg of lamb with demi-glace, roasted red potatoes and green beans and cherry cobbler for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8.

The a la carte menu for Wednesday and Friday lunches is Creole crab and corn chowder, mixed salad with honey mustard vinaigrette, oven-fried pecan catfish, creole pasta with sausage and peppers and your choice of bread pudding or sweet potato pie. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab will not be able to provide to-go lunches any more. They will accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your of the program.

For more information, visit the website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Retirement planning webinar to be offered

A Valic financial advisor will present a webinar, ?Retirement Income Strategies,? from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, via Adobe Connect. The webinar will provide information to help you make informed choices about protecting your retirement income so you can live your retirement on your own terms.

A link to the Adobe Connect session will be available the day of the webinar at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retirement/for-employees/retire-plans/. A workbook for use during the webinar is currently available on that site. A recording of the presentation will be posted on that site following the presentation for those employees not able to join the live webinar.

For more information about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000.

Career Services presents the 16th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair

More than 80 graduate and professional school programs will visit NMSU during the 16th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair. Meet and greet with recruiters from across the country and learn about their admissions requirements, programs, and research opportunities. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Corbett Center Student Union 3rd Floor Ballrooms.

In addition to the fair, a series of workshops will be offered to assist with all aspects of preparing for graduate or professional school: the application process, personal statements, interviews and much more.

For more information, see the fair's webpage at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/graduate-and-professional/, call 575-646-1631, or e-mail careers@nmsu.edu.

The Center for Learning and Professional Development to hold training

The Center for Learning and Professional Development will offer another opportunity to attend a free two hour training on perceptions, assumptions, rumors and credibility. This informational workshop will help individuals understand how perceptions, assumptions and rumors get started; how they impact our credibility at work; and how to deal with them. This training is opened to everyone and will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Corbett Center Student Union New Mexico Room 324. To register for this training, simply click on the link below.

These are just a few of the upcoming training offerings for faculty and staff. Throughout the year, the Center for Learning and Professional Development hosts a wide range of courses in business systems, employee development, leadership development and communication. The schedule for the next 30 days of training is available at http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.

For more information or for assistance in registering for any of these courses, contact the CLPD at 575-646-7444, or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

'Taste of South Carolina' to be held Sept. 24

Enjoy some down home southern cooking when Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant offers up a ?Taste of South Carolina? from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Learn interesting facts about the state, enjoy the local music, and feast on southern fried chicken, green bean casserole, skillet sweet potatoes, bacon corn chowder, banana cream pie pudding cups and sweet potato pie. Of course, many of the regular Taos buffet items will also be available.

Take part in this special all-you-care-to-eat buffet for one Meal Plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Learn more about the campus Meal Plans at http://idcard.nmsu.edu/student-meal-plans/ or view a complete list of upcoming ?Taste of? events at https://www.facebook.com/events/345414865634692/.

Contact Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU at 575-646-4801, or visit the website and access Sodexo's social networks at https://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com/.

Counseling & Student Development Center to be closed all day Sept. 25

The Counseling & Student Development Center will be closed all day Thursday, Sept. 25, for staff training. If you are in crisis you may use The CALL, 575-646-2255 (1-866-314-6841).

For more information, contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2731.

Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus performs at Pan Am Sept. 26

The Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus returns to NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces for a one-night-only performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets for this three-ring spectacular will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office one hour before the show. Adults are $18 and children are $14, with free kids tickets available at area merchants.

View the acts scheduled to perform at http://www.thejordanworldcircus.com/acts.php or call 575-646-1420 for more information.