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NMSU Hotline — November 21, 2014

Athletics Department kicks off 'What Will They Do Next' campaign

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The New Mexico State Athletics Department kicked off its ?What Will They Do Next? campaign on Wednesday night during the NMSU-Northern Colorado basketball game. Fans entering the Pan American Center received trading cards. The lucky 10 who received a card featuring head coach Marvin Menzies participated in a halftime game show, and all won brand new 42-inch televisions courtesy of Premier Distributing.

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NMSU?s La Catrina Quartet nominated for 2014 Latin Grammy Award

The La Catrina String Quartet at New Mexico State University was nominated for a 2014 Latin Grammy Award. The awards ceremony was Thursday, Nov. 20, in Las Vegas.

It?s not the first time the group has been nominated for a Latin Grammy. They won the award for one of their recordings in 2012.

The string quartet in residence in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, has been nominated for Best Classical Composition for their recording of ?String Quartet No. 2? by Cuban composer and producer Yalil Guerra. The piece is featured on La Catrina?s latest album, ?America Latina: A Musical Canvas.?

The award went to "Concierto Para Violin y Orquesta De Cuerdas," by Claudia Montero.


Computer science colloquium to be held today

Dejun Yang will present ?Together We Can: Payment and Cost Sharing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Aggregation? at 2:45 p.m. today, in Thomas and Brown Room 304. In this talk, Yang will discuss how 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.

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

Meet New Mexico State University's new registrar, Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, during a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. today, 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.

Ride the bus to El Paso with fellow Aggie fans to watch the Aggies take on UTEP

The men?s basketball teams plays UTEP in El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. The 6th Man Club will sponsor a bus to the game in El Paso.

Fans can begin loading the bus at 5 p.m. and the bus will depart from the Fulton Center no later than 5:30 p.m. This timing will be flexible since the Aggie football team will be taking on UL Monroe with a 2 p.m. kickoff. The bus will return to Las Cruces immediately after the basketball game.

The trip is $50 per person and that includes your bus fare, a box lunch and your game ticket. You can bring other food and beverages onto the bus as desired. The capacity of the bus is 55 people and space is limited.

For more information or to reserve your spot on the trip, call Becky Veitch at 575-646-1447.

Aggie Cupboard wil be closed Thanksgiving week

The Aggie Cupboard will be closed Nov. 24-28. Any students or staff who need food during that time may contact Lori Haussamen at mlori@nmsu.edu. Regular Aggie Cupboard hours will resume Dec. 2.

The Aggie Cupboard provides free nonperishable food to the NMSU community.

NMSU?s Dona Ana County Extension Office to host advanced weather spotter class

Keeping a trained eye to the sky can offer advanced warning to the National Weather Service when severe weather begins to emerge.

To help in the effort, New Mexico State University?s Dona Ana County Extension Office will offer an Advanced Weather Spotter Class from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Dona Ana County Extension Office, 530 N. Church St., in Las Cruces.

Preferably, participants should have already completed their basic class before taking the advanced class and need to bring their weather spotter number with them to the course.