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NMSU Hotline — November 19, 2014

NMSU student receives journalism award from NM Press Association

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A love of photography led New Mexico State University student Kyle Chancellor to make a career change during his second year of college. ?I realized I didn?t want a career in engineering, and I saw journalism as a way for me to take my love of photography and apply it to a real career, photojournalism,? Chancellor said. ?As I spent more time and classes in the major, I realized I want to be a writer and not just a photographer.? Now Chancellor has received an award from the New Mexico Press Association for a story he wrote during an internship with the Gallup Independent this past summer.

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Campus Announcements

Meet-and-greet reception for new registrar to be held Friday

Meet New Mexico State University's new registrar, Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, during a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the lobby of the Educational Services Building.

Lachica-Chavez will be only the fifth person to hold this position since 1924. She joins NMSU from the University of Texas-El Paso, where she was the director of admissions and the registrar. Lachica-Chavez was already an Aggie ? she earned a master?s degree in history in 2004 and a doctorate in educational administration in 2013 from NMSU. She also has two undergraduate degrees from UTEP.

For information, contact Marisela Marquez at 575-646-7382.

CLABS talk to be held Nov. 20

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Nason House. University of Kansas department chair of Film and Media Studies Tamara Falicov will present ?On Co-Production and Collaboration: How International Film Festivals Help Shape and Circulate Latin American Cinema.? This talk will discuss how European film festivals are providing opportunities for Latin American filmmakers.

For more information, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10768/new-mexico-state-university-events-nov-15-21.

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.

NMSU vendors, services modify hours during Thanksgiving holiday

For those remaining on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday break, here is a brief list of services and vendors that will remain open to serve you.

Corbett Center Student Union will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 23, 28 and 29 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 through 26, and will be closed Nov. 27.

Corbett Center?s USPS Post Office will close Nov. 27 only, while NMSU Mail Services will close both Nov. 27 and 28.

The NMSU Golf Course and the Pan American Center Ticket Office will close Nov. 27 only.

For a list of holiday hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores, and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces, visit http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/.

For more information, contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Brad Paisley returns to NMSU?s Pan American Center March 6

Having performed to a sold-out Las Cruces crowd in 2012, country superstar Brad Paisley returns to NMSU?s Pan American Center for a one-night-only performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 6. The ?Country Nation World Tour? will also include special guests Parmalee and The Swon Brothers.

Tickets are $29, $49, and $59 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at http://bit.ly/1yMRjsg. Limit eight tickets per person.

NMSU students will have first dibs at tickets in the $29 section with a special presale running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 20. Students must show their Aggie ID at the Pan Am Ticket Office to take part in the pre-sale. Limit two tickets per ID.

Another presale will be available to anyone reading this announcement from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at http://bit.ly/1yMRjsg with password code: COUNTRY. Tickets for this presale have been reserved in all sections and will be available online only. Limit four tickets per person.

For more information, call 575-646-1420 or visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/paisley/.

Travel to Venice with faculty-led tour

"Venice: Then & Now," a nine-day faculty-led tour, will take you from the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance all the way to the present day with the Venice Biennale, a massive international contemporary art exhibition that includes work by more than 158 artists from more than 88 countries.

Led by NMSU art history assistant professor Margaret Goehring and NMSU University Gallery Director Marisa Sage, the May 27 to June 4, 2015, itinerary will include in-depth exploration of the alluring floating city of Venice and its outlying islands. While in Venice, track the history of the Biennale from its inception in 1895 to present day, and study its influence on contemporary art practice as well as how current art trends are integrated into the fabric of the ancient city of Venice itself.

The approximate costs is $3,600 for NMSU students enrolled in AS 350 FLIP Venice; $3,900 for non-students. This includes airfare from El Paso, accommodations at the beautiful monastery of Casa Carburlotto, tours, public transportation passes, museum and Biennale passes, and some meals. This also includes class meetings prior to departure where you will discuss Venice?s great history, introduce its art and architecture, and explore the Italian language.

The deadline to sign up is Dec. 5, and the deposit is $600.

For more information, contact Goehring at goehring@nmsu.edu or Sage at misage@nmsu.edu.

NMSU presents annual forage growers workshop Dec. 2 in Los Lunas

Alfalfa and other forage plants may be entering the dormant stage of the year, but the farmer is preparing for next year?s growing season with great anticipation.

To help the producer to have the best yields and profitability possible, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service will present its annual forage growers workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road, in Tome.

The workshop, hosted by NMSU Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, NMSU Extension Plant Sciences Department, and the NMSU Small Farm and Ranch Task Force, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will be the keynote speaker to open the workshop at 8 a.m.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10771/nmsu-presents-annual-forage-growers-workshop-dec-2-in-los-lunas

NMSU?s 51st Quality Concrete School set for January

New Mexico State University?s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will start off the new year with its 51st annual Samuel P. Maggard Quality Concrete School, which includes workshops and lectures covering various concrete-related topics.

The Quality Concrete School will be held Jan. 9 and 10 for professional engineers and others involved in the construction industry to provide the latest technologies and information used in concrete applications. The workshops encompass a range of competency levels to accommodate those attending. Among the sessions offered will be precast/prestressed 101, basic properties, sampling and testing, polishing and concrete mix design. The course will be held on the NMSU main campus in Las Cruces.

The Quality Concrete School is a combined effort by NMSU and the New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete and Aggregates Association. NMSU civil engineering professors and the New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete and Aggregates Association will facilitate the lectures and workshops.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10773/nmsu-s-51st-quality-concrete-school-set-for-january