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NMSU Hotline — November 20, 2014

NMSU professor focuses on house fly research

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Not every idea for scientific research comes from deep intellectual conversations. Sometimes, the most mundane situations can spark the interest of the scientist. Alvaro Romero, New Mexico State University professor of Urban Entomology, who is known for his bed bug program, is interested in researching urban pests that most affect people?s everyday lives including house flies.

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Campus Announcements

Delayed opening for the Campus Health Center

The Campus Health Center will open its doors at 10 a.m. today, following a mandatory Ebola staff training.

For more information, call 575-646-1512.

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.

Crimson Creations is selling pecan pies

Crimson Creations has delicious pecan pies available. Their pies can be frozen. Thaw for 24 hours in the refrigerator and they will be ready in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Pick up your pecan pies before this Friday, Nov. 21. A whole pecan pie is $15. Crimson Creations will be closed all next week.

For more information, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonCreationsNMSU?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.

Computer science colloquium to be held Nov. 21

Dejun Yang will present ?Together We Can: Payment and Cost Sharing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Aggregation? at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 21, in Thomas and Brown Room 304. In this talk, The variability of renewable energy resources is considered a huge disadvantage for the producers of these resources. Aggregating renewable energy producers can mitigate this difficulty by reducing the amount of variability associated with renewable energy resources.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Thanksgiving centerpieces are available

The NMSU Floral team will create Thanksgiving centerpieces for the holiday. Pre-orders will be accepted through noon Monday, Nov. 24. Pick up time will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Skeen Hall. Prices are $25, $35, and $50 for mixed fall centerpieces with one, two, or three candles in each, respectively. Proceeds for this fundraiser go to the travel fund for NMSU floral students.

To arrange for payment pick up (cash or check), or for sample images of the centerpieces, email Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu. Limited quantities of mixed arrangements (nor pre-ordered) will be available Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Skeen Hall Room W138 on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 4 p.m.

Open forum on Legislative priorities to be held Dec. 3

Employee Council will hold an open forum with Ricardo Rel, who will be outlining and informing the campus community about the upcoming direction of New Mexico State University for the spring 2015 New Mexico Legislative session. Rel will discuss and present the institution?s goals and the administration?s directions for this upcoming session.

Rel serves as the assistant vice president for government relations in the NMSU Government Affairs Office. The open forum will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the large auditorium of PeteV. Domenici Hall. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and participate in this informative session to better understand our legislative priorities for 2015.

For more information, call 575-646-3202.

'De-stress Before Finals' sessions planned

NMSU Counseling and Student Development will hold "De-stress Before Finals" seasons on Dec. 2 at Corbett Center Outdoor Stage; Dec. 3, on the International Mall near the Health and Social Services Building; and Dec. 4, outside Zuhl Library near Frenger Food Court. Sessions will include free massages, yoga lessons, relaxation stations, mindfulness exercises, aromatherapy, an appearance by NMSU's Striking the Wonder Dog, and acupuncture (Wednesday and Thursday only).

For more information, call 575-646-2731.

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 Nuņez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

Public Health Sciences changes prefix for course lookup

The department of Public Health Sciences has changed the prefix of their courses to PHLS. Students will no longer see courses under HLS when registering.

For more information, call 575-646-4300.