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NMSU Hotline — September 26, 2014

NMSU?s Clovis Science Center explores winter canola as alternative crop

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As farmers in eastern New Mexico are preparing to plant winter crops, a New Mexico State University research project is pointing out dual-purpose canola as an excellent choice. ?Winter canola has good potential in the region,? said Sangu Angadi, a crop stress physiologist at NMSU?s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis. ?It is well-adapted, requires less water and produces multiple products that are in demand locally.?

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Campus Announcements

Sky Safari to be held Saturday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy and the Southern New Mexico Natural History Foundation will host a Sky Safari from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the NMSU campus observatory. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Graduate student assistants Kathryn Steakley, Ethan Dederick, and Meredith Rawls will be available for information at the event.
On Saturday, take advantage of darker skies to observe our largest galactic neighbor, M31. Also observe a wide range of open clusters (Double Cluster, M11), globular clusters (M13), and nebulae (M57, M27).

For more information contact NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438.

Annual 'Pink Week' events scheduled

The annual ?NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink? campaign returns Sunday, Sept. 28, with a week?s worth of events.

The Luminaria Remembrance Ceremony & Kick-Off featuring more than 3,000 luminarias will be held at 6:45 p.m. on the Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel lawn across from the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café. The following night, Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will host the Student Dinner & Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

Find unique items at as you ?Shop for the Cure? from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Pan American Center east concourse. There is no charge for shopping, but a ticket is required for the luncheon portion that will begin seating at 11 a.m. The cost is $45 per person non-reserved or $500 for a reserved table. Contact Elaine.Rosas-luna@LPNT.net for tickets.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU will host a "Fight Like an Aggie" Relay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Details are at http://aux.nmsu.edu/fight-like-an-aggie-relay/.

Throughout the week, NMSU offices are encouraged to take part in RHA?s annual office decorating contest. Pink up your office by 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and contact rha@nmsu.edu to be included in the judging.

In addition, buy your $1 ?Fight Like an Aggie? paper guns at the following campus locations and show your support for ?NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink? on the vendor walls and windows: Corbett Center Student Union Food Court, Taos Restaurant, Einstein Bros Bagels, The College Canteen, Subway, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces.

For more of the week?s events, visit http://www.pinkaggie.com/schedule.php.

Foster the People, Fitz and the Tantrums, and SoKo to preform Sept. 30

Tickets are still available for $25 plus fees for Tuesday?s Pan American Center concert featuring Foster The People (?Pumped Up Kicks?), Fitz And the Tantrums (?The Walker?), and SoKo (?I Thought I Was An Alien?). Tickets can be purchased at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000, or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/.

Call 575-646-1420 or visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/foster/ for more information and a collection of their music videos.

Applicants sought for associate dean of Honors College

Interested regular, full-time faculty from all colleges at New Mexico State University who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree are invited to apply for the position of associate dean in the William Conroy Honors College.

The associate dean also serves as the director of the Office of National Scholarships and International Education. The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience and commitment in fostering opportunity for high-achieving students, and the ability guide students through the competitive process of applying for fellowships.

The search committee will be chaired by Ken Van Winkle, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Other members of the search committee represent the Colleges of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Education, and the Honors College.

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 6. For more information or to apply, view the job posting at http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/19705.

NMSU hosts book presentation in Spanish

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a book presentation in Spanish at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

Willivaldo Delgadillo?s newest book, ?Garabato,? will be discussed. The book?s four main characters, a writer, a journalist, a politician and a homeless man, tell the story of what life is like in Juarez, Mexico.

Jose Manual Garcia, Spanish professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, and Adriana Candia, Spanish instructor also in the department, are making the presentation. The book will be on sale at the event, and a reception will follow.

NMSU?s Department of Languages and Linguistics, the Center for Latin American and Border Studies, the literary workshop ?Pizca a las 6:30? and the literary journal ?Arenas Blancas? are sponsoring the presentation.


Wilderness and Remote First Aid Class to be held Oct. 11-12

Learn first aid and how it can be applied not just at home, but in outdoor settings. The NMSU Aquatic Center will hold a Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12. The cost of the course is $250. Register at the NMSU Aquatic Center today.

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

Free clinical breast exams to be offered Oct. 15

The Campus Health Center will offer free clinical breast exams from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. A clinical breast exam is an examination of your breasts by a health professional and an opportunity for women to learn how to examine their own breasts on a monthly basis to check for changes and abnormalities.

This event is open to all NMSU students, faculty and staff. Use the east entrance of the building by the wellness garden where the fountain is located. Free goodie bags also will be available for participants. Exams typically take about 15 minutes and no appointments are necessary.

For more information, contact Amanda Gallivan at agalliva@nmsu.edu.

Master of Social Work Graduate Program accepting applications

The NMSU Master of Social Work Graduate Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Full-time and part-time programs are available in the Las Cruces and Albuquerque locations.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ?It is estimated that the overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.? Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Social Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm.

Information about the application process, program requirements, and other program specific information can be found at http://socialwork.nmsu.edu/generalist/msw/msw-apply/ or http://socialwork.nmsu.edu/generalist/msw/

For more information contact eorta@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2846 or 575-646-2143.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Aromatherapy Workshop: Beyond Lavender," discover, sniff and learn about some of the least known, yet therapeutically very powerful essential oils, including blue tansy, elemi, helichrysum, Melissa, palo santo, palmarosa, ravensara, and benchmark thyme. Have fun choosing an oil recipe and making a pure blend to take home for inhalation, room spray or skin. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. The cost is $15.

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