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NMSU Hotline — September 25, 2014

?Tough Enough to Wear Pink? to kick off Sept. 28 at NMSU

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The New Mexico State University campus is about to ?think pink? as part of the annual NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, scheduled Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Now in its eighth year, the events surrounding the week promote cancer awareness and raise money to fund cancer research in New Mexico.

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Campus Announcements

Las Cruces Climbing Festival to be held this weekend

New Mexico State University Outdoor Recreation will present the Las Cruces Climbing Festival, today, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 28. A gear demo and slideshow presentations from professional climbers Nick Duttle and Sam Davis will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the NMSU Climbing Wall. The event is free to participate.

A street festival at the Downtown Mall featuring live music by Bourbon Legend, DAMN Union, and the Highnooners will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. The Reel Rock Film Tour will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Rio Grande Theatre. Tickets $5 at the NMSU Outdoor Center and Rio Grande Theatre box office.

Aggie Shootout Climbing Competition will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the NMSU Climbing Wall. Registration $25 day of event at NMSU and is open to all ages. Also Saturday, the American Alpine Club After Party will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Game Sports Bar and Grill. The event is open to public.

A Kids Climbing Clinic hosted by NMSU Outdoor Recreation will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, and Hueco Tanks Climbing Tour hosted by Sessions Climbing and Wagon Wheel Coop and Rough and Readies Climbing presented by the Organ Mountain Technical Rescue Squad will be held. Sign up at any festival events. Space is limited.

For more information, call 575-646-4252, email outdoor@nmsu.edu or search Facebook for @NmsuRecSports.

New Mexico Programming Group to meet today

New Mexico Programming Group will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at Arrowhead Technology Incubator, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center Building C. Do you consider yourself a programmer, developer or just a tech lover? Then join them for the next NMPG meeting.

Attend this month's NMPG to learn about how to start a business or find a co-founder at Studio G, NMSU's student and alumni incubator. Studio G supports a community of more than 50 entrepreneurs working on their first, second and even third ventures. Their guest speakers will share experiences from their own startup adventures as well as all the amazing things available to you in the incubator ? mentorship, 3-D printing equipment, work space, funding and more.

There is not a fee to attend, but registration is required.

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

Gallery talk planned in conjunction with 'Off The Wall' exhibition

Veronica Roberts will give a lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 25, in D.W. Williams Hall Room 218. Roberts is the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Roberts has holds an M.A. in the history of art and architecture from the University of California at Santa Barbara, as well as a B.A. in art history from Williams College. Roberts has taught and lectured widely at institutions including MoMA, Dia:Beacon, Parsons the New School for Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, contact Valerie Amendola directly at 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

'Saturday Night Sock-Hop' to be held Sept. 27

?Saturday Night Sock-Hop," a '50s and '60s dance, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in Rentfrow Gym. The event is a fundraiser to benefit/enhance the planned remodel of the facility.

For $25, patrons will get 1950s diner style food, wine and soft drinks, live music by Franky?s Oldies but Goodies, and three dance performances by the Dance Sport, Contemporary Dance Theater and Sol Y Arena Dance Companies. The Dance Sport dancers will be happy to dance with all comers and even teach a step or two. You can pay at the door.

For more information, contact bobwood@ad.nmsu.edu.

KRWG FM's 50th anniversary Cyber Weekened to be held this weekend

KRWG Las Cruces and KRXG Silver City celebrate KRWG FM?S 50th anniversary. Their membership drive gears up this weekend for a special 48 hour Cyber Weekend online at krwg.org. Join, contribute or enter and you could win a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab4 with wi-fi. The station?s $85,000 2014 fall membership drive includes the goal of adding 50 new members this weekend through the station?s website at krwg.org ? one for each year the station has been on air. Only those pledges, gifts, and entries made through the station?s secure website DONATE NOW button at krwg.org from 12:00:01 a.m. Saturday through 11:59:59 p.m. Sunday will be part of the Samsung Galaxy drawing. The actual drawing will take place Friday, Oct. 3, the same day 50 years ago that KRWG went on air for the first time. Tune in to the 50th anniversary Power Hours from 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 3 for the drawing.

On-air Power Hours from 7 to 8 am Friday, Oct. 3 will also feature a Samsung Galaxy Tab3 drawings as well as Barnes and Noble gift cards. On Sunday, Oct. 5, KRWG-FM will wrap up the pre-drive portion of the 50th fall membership campaign with the on-air membership drive starting at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6 through 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. All funds raised go to support the year-round public radio programming schedule and station operations.

For information, contact the KRWG-FM Development Office at 575-646-5794 or visit website KRWG.ORG.

Guest violinist to preform Sunday

NMSU Department of Music will present guest violinist Carmelo de los Santos and pianist Paolo Gualdi in a "20th Century Masterpieces for Violin and Piano" recital at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at NMSU in the Atkinson Recital Hall. De los Santos, from UNM, will also be giving a masterclass to the string students from the department in Atkinson Hall at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Works include the Bartok Romanian Folk Dances and Debussy's Violin Sonata, Prokofiev's Sonata No. 2 and three Gershwin arrangements by Jascha Heiftz. De los Santos will present the same recital in Paris next month.

For more information, call 505-903-2881.

Arrowhead Center hosts serial entrepreneur for fireside chat

A "fireside chat" with serial entrepreneur Scott Maloney will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Arrowhead Technology Incubator. Engage in discussions about the roller coaster adventures of starting a venture, best practices, and the secrets of getting and keeping customers.

Fireside chats are small group sessions allow Arrowhead Center members the exclusive opportunity to engage in free-flow dialog with highly successful entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to gain advice, counsel and feedback, as well as learn about industry dynamics, funding sources, managing investors, creating advisory boards, and more.

There is not fee to attend, but registration is required. RSVP to ati@nmsu.edu

For more information, visit http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/events.

"The King's Feast" Renaissance madrigal dinner benefits NMSU Choirs

The NMSU Music Department and the University Singers will host the ?The Kings Feast? at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, at the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse. Enjoy a lively evening replete with multi-course dinner surrounded by Renaissance vocal and instrumental music, dancing, singing, the Royal Court, a jester and much more.

Tickets for this special event may be purchased by contacting Suzanne Dueno in the NMSU Music Department office at 575-646-2067. Group tickets for tables of 8 or 10 persons may be purchased for a discounted rate and enjoy prime seating.

All proceeds from this event support the NMSU Choirs Spring 2015 European Tour.

For more information, contact dklement2@gmail.com.

Chemical waste disposal pickups temporarily suspended

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, Oct. 9, due to the quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume Monday, Nov. 3, after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, follow the "NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://www.nmsu.edu/~safety/programs/haz_wst/app_checklist_waste_accum_point.htm.

For more information or to schedule free pickups before or after these dates, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 575-646-3327.

Retirement reception to be held Oct. 15

A retirement reception will be held for Plant and Environmental Sciences Professor Bill Lindemann from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the NMSU Golf Course. There will be hors d?oeuvres and cash bar.

For more information, call 575-646-3405.

Online courses are available from DACC Customized Training

Thinking about upgrading your leadership skills or time management? How about extraordinary customer service, generations in the workplace, or negotiating to get what you want? These are just a few of the courses that are now available online through DACC Customized Training One Stop Training Shop. Many more courses are available, and can be viewed at http://dacc.augusoft.net.

For more information or to sign up, call 575-527 7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Courage in the Face of Fear and Anxiety, learn to these cycles and allow you the possibility to move into higher awareness and enrich your life. Gain practical techniques and goals for building your trust, courage, and creativity. The class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The cost is $21.

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

NMSU hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony at newly renovated weight training center

New Mexico State University?s Coca-Cola Weight Training Center saw a major transformation this summer, thanks to a substantial gift from Mesilla Valley Transportation, as well as other donors. NMSU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially unveil the facility before the NMSU-UNM football game Sept. 20.

?This is a transformational gift that greatly benefits our student athletes,? said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. ?Mesilla Valley Transportation is an important partner for us and their gift helps take this facility, and our athletics program, to the next level.?

The gift funded a complete renovation of the 22-year-old Coca-Cola Weight Training Center, providing updated weight training equipment and new, state-of-the-art video equipment at each workout station. NMSU is currently the only school in the nation to have 24 stations with this video technology, which allows athletes to review their workout to ensure they are using proper form. Fewer than a dozen schools have the video technology at all.

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