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NMSU Hotline — November 18, 2014

Ngage to celebrate career of NMSU education dean

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Ngage New Mexico will honor the distinguished career of Michael Morehead, dean of the New Mexico State University College of Education, with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Josefina?s Old Gate, 2261 Calle de Guadalupe, in Mesilla. Ngage New Mexico, formerly known as the Institute for Community Engagement, was founded in 2009 by a group of citizens concerned about the quality of life in Dona Ana County. Earlier this year, the organization formally announced the launch of an education partnership initiative aimed at bringing the community together to take responsibility for the educational outcomes of children. The initiative is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Daniels Fund, the McCune Foundation and through private support.


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Global Entrepreneurship Week events scheduled

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

Arrowhead Center at NMSU is among the sponsors of the Las Cruces Business Fiesta from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Community Enterprise Center, 125 N. Downtown Mall. The Las Cruces Business Fiesta is a free day-long workshop designed to connect small business owners with local business resources and successful entrepreneurs. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and participants can learn how to avoid common pitfalls in running a business, build partnerships within the community and better-understand legal and financial requirements for a business. For more information or to register, visit http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/event/las-cruces-business-fiesta or contact Arthur Gomez at 575-525-1600.

From 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Arrowhead Center, 3655 Research Road, Academic Research A, learn about strategies for designing differentiating business models. Discussion will include ?Blue Ocean Strategy? ? the idea that companies can succeed not by battling competitors, but rather by creating ?blue oceans? of uncontested market space. For more information, contact Kramer Winingham at jkramer@ad.nmsu.edu.

For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week events in Las Cruces, visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe menu for this week is available

The 100 West Cafe buffet lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, and the buffet dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, will be tossed salad, macaroni salad, roast pork ham with sauce naturel, candied yams, sautéed snow peas and assorted desserts. Buffet lunches are $8. The a la carte menu for Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. is zuppa Toscana, Italian leafy green salad, Tuscan-style pork ribs with balsamic glaze, penne Puttanesca and your choice of creme brulee or limoncello zabaglione. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab is no longer able to provide to-go lunches, but does accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

The food lab will not be serving lunches next week. The last lunch will be Friday, Dec. 5.

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

Geology colloquium to be held Wednesday

The Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium by William Hammond, Nevada Geodetic Laboratory University of Nevada, Reno, titled "Understanding the Growth of Mountains and Deformation of Continents in the Pacific/North America
Plate Boundary Zone with Tectonic Geodesy" from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

For more information, contact lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

Rivers of Mercy Children?s Home Angel Tree needs gift sponsors

NMSU School of Social Work's Graduate Student Social Work Association needs your help in sponsoring Christmas gifts for the children of the Rivers of Mercy Children?s Home, a Christ-center orphanage in the colonia of Anapra in Juarez, Mexico.

Individuals interested can choose an angel card in the Health and Social Services Building, Suite 210. Gifts should be returned with the attached angel card by Dec. 5.

For more information, contact Fabian Banuelos, president of GSSWA, at 575-646-2143 or fahvee@nmsu.edu.

Holiday Angel Tree will benefit children served by CYFD

NMSU School of Social Work's Family and Child Welfare Training Project will host its annual Holiday Angel Tree. The group is partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD. They are looking for angels to donate gifts to children, ages 0-18.

Individuals interested in purchasing a gift for a child or adolescent can choose an angel tag from the angel tree in the Health and Social Services Building, Suite 210. Gifts should be returned with the attached angel tag to an age-appropriate unwrapped gift in a gift bag by Friday, Dec. 12. Gifts will be distributed to the children the week before Christmas.

For more information, contact Gloria Nuñez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Athletic Club is currently looking for student volunteers

Aggie Athletic Club is currently looking for student volunteers to join the development team. Students will attend social and private events, help plan the biggest events in athletics, attend hospitality and pre-game events for football and men's basketball and meet donors and learn what it takes to support Division I athletic programs.

For more information, email kherna17@nmsu.edu.

Study wildlife medicine and conservation in Belize during spring break

A program to study wildlife medicine and conservation in Belize during spring break is open to students, alumni, faculty and community members. Earn three credits in Belize, Central America, this spring break for ANSC 448/550: "Wildlife Medicine and Conservation in the Tropics."

NMSU?s Companion Animal Professor Gaylene Fasenko in the Animal Science Department is offering this faculty-led course March 20-27. This course is open to students and non-students. Only five spaces are left and are expected to fill quickly. The deadline is Dec. 5.

Program cost is $2,086 for students, including all lodging, meals, tours, guides, transportation and health insurance. Not included is the international airfare, NMSU tuition, passport and personal expenses. Scholarships of $200 to $400 are available for the first 10 students to sign up. Community members will pay a slightly higher rate and fund NMSU student scholarships on this program.

The class will meet once per week during the spring semester and then spend eight days in Belize during spring break. You'll get hands-on clinical and field experience working alongside wildlife veterinarians at the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic. Some of the sites that will be visited include a black howler sanctuary, bird rescue center, the Belize Zoo, and iguana conservation project. This is your opportunity to get close-up, behind-the-scenes wildlife medicine experience.

For more information and to sign up, contact Celia Salinas at celiasal@nmsu.edu.