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NMSU Hotline — October 30, 2014

Intel hosts Aggie Innovation Design Challenge at NMSU

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Twenty-one engineering students from New Mexico State University participated in a recent Aggie Innovation Design Challenge sponsored by Intel Corp. The innovation challenge concept was designed by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network in the College of Engineering in collaboration with corporate partners to jump-start student engagement in innovative applications of engineering concepts. The challenges allow students to get involved in innovation and entrepreneurship in a fun yet real-world setting.

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Campus Announcements

100 West menu for this week is available

The buffet lunch for Tuesday, Oct. 28 is from noon to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 29th from 5-6 p.m. is dinner and the menu will be garden salad, sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, baked lasagna with meat sauce, Fettucini alfredo, Italian green beans and tiramisu for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8.

The Ala Carte Menu for Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 31 lunches is creamy potato chowder, winter white salad, cider glazed chicken, pasta with pepper and cheese, and your choice of buttermilk pie or Virginia apple pudding. Ala Carte lunches are $10.

The food lab will not be able to provide to-go lunches any more. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 646-5995.

NMSU hosts first-ever Aggies 'Are Brave Enough to 'Stache Up' event

For New Mexico State University Aggies, it can be argued that Pistol Pete sets the standard for mustaches with his perfectly shaped black mustache. In November, NMSU faculty, staff and students, along with local community members, can give Pete a run for his money thanks to an American Cancer Society fundraiser.

The first-ever ?Aggies Are Brave Enough to 'Stache Up? is a partnership between NMSU Colleges Against Cancer and NMSU Greek Life. Participants commit to embrace their facial hair during the entire month of November in order to promote awareness for men?s health, while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society.

?The ?Aggies Are Brave Enough to 'Stache Up? event was created to raise awareness for men?s health and cancers that affect men,? said Megan Shannon, Colleges Against Cancer faculty adviser. ?We strive to educate participants about preventions that truly can save lives in the future.?

The ?Aggies Are Brave Enough to 'Stache Up? initiative begins with the Clean Shave event from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Corbett Center outdoor stage. Local barbers will be available to participants for their clean shave, a photo booth for fun pictures, prizes, as well as a DJ and educational resources for men?s health.


Plant and Environmental Sciences faculty seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences faculty seminar will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Guest speaker Panayiotis Nektarios, a professor at the University in Athens, Greece, hosted by Bernhard Leinauer, will give the talk, titled "Green Roofing as a Means for Increasing Urban Greening ? Challenges and Adaptive Approaches for Arid and Semi-arid Environments." This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, call 575-646-3405.

Football takes on Texas State is this Saturday

The Aggie football team will take on Texas State at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the annual Military Appreciation Game. Active or retired military can buy tickets for only $1 for themselves and their immediate families. Military vehicles and simulators will be on hand for fans to see. Local commanders, war heroes and veterans will be honored at the game.

For more information or to reserve your seat today, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or visit Ticketmaster or Grab It Site. Tickets are also available at all local Pic Quik locations.

NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program hosts horse carnival Saturday

The community is invited Saturday, Nov. 1, to join members of the New Mexico State University Therapeutic Riding Program for its semiannual horse carnival.

?There will be many activities as well as demonstrations every half hour from our riders showing off what therapeutic riding is and what they have learned. It will be a fun day for the entire family,? said Sarah Veeder, event coordinator.

This program helps children with physical and mental disabilities work with horses to better their physical, social and problem-solving skills.

?All proceeds will go to funding our program, which helps us keep the cost to our participants to a minimum,? Veeder said. ?Without the support of the community, several of our participants would not be able to afford lessons. The cost of lessons goes directly back into our horses, paying for all of their needs and any therapeutic riding equipment needed.?


Barnes & Noble to host events for both kids and adults this weekend

Retired Las Cruces police officer J.R. Lonsway returns for a second reading and signing of his collection of police stories, ?Twenty,? from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Also at 11 a.m., Tacky the Penguin will visit for a special children?s story time. Tacky will return at noon Sunday, Nov. 2, as well.

All events are free and open to the public. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. All campus parking is free on the weekends.

For more information call 575-646-4431 or ?join? the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/1494407004174866 for more author events or www.facebook.com/events/715524425158688 for a reminder of the Tacky visits.

Free mock LSAT to be held Saturday

Students from the University of New Mexico School of Law will be on campus Saturday, Nov 1, offering a free mock Law School Admissions Test. The test will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at lunch time with a free lunch and a question and answer session with current law students. The exam is free though the student group asks that people register in advance so they know how many exams to bring.

Students should register at http://malsa.org/index.php/events/plsat-and-admissions-workshops/plsat-november-1-2014.

For more information, contact the NMSU Department of Government at pvargas@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s ?Road to Discovery? Homecoming celebration kicks off next week

New Mexico State University alumni and students will celebrate Homecoming 2014 ?NMSU: Road to Discovery? with several events between Nov. 3 and 9.

The week?s events kick off with the help of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, NMSU?s student government. They will hold Trivia Pursuit from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. From noon to 3 p.m., ASNMSU will host a Car Smash between Hadley Hall and Dove Hall.

The NMSU Alumni Association will host an Alumni Open House during the week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the NMSU Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.

The campus-wide ASNMSU-sponsored student organization door display contest will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be photo opportunities with Pistol Pete along the International Mall.


'Building Your Self-Esteem' workshop to be held Nov. 4

A free workshop, "Building Your Self-Esteem," presented by NMSU Counseling & Student Development Office, will be held from 3:30 to 4;45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Zuhl Library Room 225. The workshop will aim to assist you in understanding how you view your self-esteem and how it influences your life and relationships.

They will review topics such as self-concept, self-defeating behaviors and self-acceptance. They also will discuss personal values, goals/interests, and passions that are meaningful to you, while also encouraging participants to develop an individualized plan to create their own ?building blocks? in promoting healthy self-esteem.

This workshop is open to all NMSU and DACC students, faculty and staff.

For more information, visit http://counselingcenter.nmsu.edu/.

Free diabetes screening to be held Nov. 5

The Campus Health Center and Southern NM Diabetes Outreach will be at Corbett Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 providing free blood glucose testing. A blood glucose test measures the amount of sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood. This screening can help determine whether you are at risk for diabetes.

This screening involves a small finger prick to draw blood. Results are given within a few minutes and you do not need to be fasting.

For more information, call 575-646-4045 or email agalliva@nmsu.edu.

Sodexo Campus Dining hosts two themed lunches Nov. 5 and 6

Even New Mexicans can show their love of the Big Apple when NMSU?s Stan Fulton Athletics Center?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club hosts the ?I Heart NY? Bistro Buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Along with music and decorations that depict ?the city that never sleeps,? enjoy buffalo chicken breast, asparagus with tomatoes and onions, Brooklyn lasagna, roasted fingerling potatoes, New York cheesecake, and decadent chocolate brownies for $10.99 plus tax. Free public parking is available. ?Join? the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/1vb3Cvx to receive reminders for each of this year?s Bistro Buffets.

With New York behind you, how about a stop in Brazil, buffet style? In partnership with the Center for English Language Programs and in cooperation with the visiting Brazilian international students, Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will feature Brazilian cuisine, decorations and music. ?Taste of Brazil? will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, for $7.89 plus tax or one meal plan swipe. ?Join? the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/345414865634692/ to receive reminders for each of this year?s ?Taste Of? lunches.

Final ticket drawing for free Alabama/Jamie Lynn Spears tickets Nov. 5

Join the ?Alabama ?All American Tour 2014? with Jamie Lynn Spears? Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/579556448836517 so that your own Facebook account identifies you as ?going? and you?ll automatically be registered to win two tickets to the Nov. 15 concert at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Drawing will be held Nov. 5.

See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.