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NMSU Hotline — December 3, 2014

NMSU to honor writer Max Evans at commencement for his life?s work

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Max Evans? body of work reflects his love of New Mexico and the Western way of life. New Mexico State University will recognize Evans? contribution to New Mexico with an honorary doctorate during the fall 2014 commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13. Evans has spent his career promoting the Western way of life through his novels and paintings, and helping form the New Mexico Film Commission and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.

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Campus Announcements

SARC hosts workshop on depression and drug abuse today

Dona Ana Community College and the Student Accessibility and Resource Center will hold their last free workshop for the Fall 2014 Series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, at East Mesa Campus. Lunch will be provided.

The presentation, "Depression and Drug Abuse," is brought to you by the Mesilla Valley Hospital in Las Cruces. If you or someone you know is going through this experience, join them and learn more about depression, how to better manage it, and how to recognize symptoms of clinical depression, because this is a serious medical illness.

For more information, contact marttruj@nmsu.edu.

Two big dining events to be held today

Sodexo Campus Dining has two big dining events planned for today. First, enjoy a Holiday Bash Bistro Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stan Fulton Athletics Center?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. The $10.99+tax buffet will include mixed greens with pecans, blue cheese, and roasted pear maple vinaigrette, lobster bisque, grilled chicken with orange cranberry sauce, rosemary strip loin roast, rice pilaf with corn, peas, and sundried tomatoes, tri-colored vegetables, rolls with butter, pumpkin cheesecake, and a Bche de Nol Yule log. Free public parking is available. View more upcoming Bistro Buffets at https://www.facebook.com/events/292651980937316/.

Then, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant presents the ?Stress Buster Celebration? complete with party favors, music, a burger bar, hot dog bar, nacho bar, ice cream sundae bar, chicken wings, egg rolls, and potato skins. Dinner is $8.09+tax or one Meal Plan swipe.

Both venues accept Aggie Dining Dollars & Aggie Cash.

For more information contact 575-646-4801.

Chemistry and biochemistry colloquium to be held Thursday

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department will hold Faculty Speaker Series talks by David Smith, titled "Molecular Simulations of Clay Mineral Hydration and Swelling," and by Antonio Lara, titled "Ion-Exchange, Dehydroxylation, Diffusion, to Abate Cancer" at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in CB Room 153. Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact mawiggs@nmsu.edu.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society hosts induction ceremony, celebrates 50 years at NMSU

The Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at New Mexico State University will host an induction ceremony for its incoming class at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Corbett Center auditorium.

The nation?s oldest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, which was installed at NMSU on Dec. 5, 1962, Phi Kappa Phi is celebrating its 50th anniversary on campus after the chapter was recognized at the honor society?s biennial national convention for 2012-14 in St. Louis in August.

?It speaks to the longevity and importance of this society that the people at New Mexico State University have kept it going for so many years,? said Anthony Marin, director of student affairs and Phi Kappa Phi chapter president. ?It is important that we recognize our students who are outstanding academically.?


WWE Live?s 'Road to WrestleMania' makes a stop in Las Cruces

John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Money in the Bank contract winner Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler, and many more WWE superstars and divas will battle it out at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

Card is subject to change. Tickets are $15, $25, $35, $50, & $95 (first five rows ringside only) and will be available to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at http://bit.ly/1tIws5n. Readers of this notice will also have the opportunity to take part in a special ?WWE Fan Presale? beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, and ending at 9:59 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Get first pick at reserved seats with password code WWEFAN either online or at the Pan Am Ticket Office only.

For more information, call 575-646-1420 or visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/wwe/ for a seating chart (prices included) and a link to the official #WWELASCRUCES Facebook page for card updates.

The Small Business Development Center to offer workshop

The Small Business Development Center at the DACC Workforce Center will offer a free workshop, "Marketing Your Business," from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Small Business Development Center. Whether the business is a startup or established, it can be difficult to determine where and how advertising dollars should be spent. Learn different marketing strategies that can help stretch the advertising budget.

Due to space limitations, registration is requested. Visit http://dacc.nmsu.edu/sbdc (Event workshops) http://www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/ or call 575-527-7676

Workshop participants are invited to make an appointment for individual assistance with specific problems or questions.
Services are at no cost and confidential.

For more information, contact http://dacc.nmsu.edu/sbdc or http://www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/.

iPad sale going on now at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

While supplies last, get a 16GB iPad Retina Display for $329, a 64GB iPad Air for $479, and a 64GB iPad Mini 2 for $379 at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Tech Shop at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

Students present case studies on companion animal behavior issues

Do you have a dog or cat that does something that drives you crazy? The students in Animal Science 311 - Companion Animal Behavior & Training may be able to help. All semester long, student teams have been researching and working with ?student client peers? on cat and dog behavior ?problem? case studies. Poster presentations on 10 different behavior issues will be presented. The presentation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in front of Taos Cafeteria, first floor in Corbett Center.

The posters will include information about how to modify these behaviors in a positive, patient and persistent manner to help create a better bond between you and your companion dog or cat. Some of the behavior issues that will be addressed are excessive vocalization in cats, aggressive behavior in dogs and cats, and lack of litter box use. There is also a case study on a Great Dane who is afraid of everything.

For more information, contact course instructor Gaylene Fasenko at gfasenko@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3402.

Faculty/staff shopping night at Barnes & Noble at NMSU to be held Sunday

Bring your Aggie faculty/staff ID to the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Caf in Las Cruces from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, and save 25 percent on your holiday shopping. Offer excludes computers, tablets, iPads, iPods and textbooks. You?ll be treated to hors d?oeuvres, beverages, music, raffles and more. Free gift wrapping courtesy of KRUX. 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.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet Dec. 12

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on the Las Cruces campus. The meeting will be webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.

A closed executive session will be held at 7:15 a.m. in the Regents Room Conference Room on the Las Cruces campus to discuss personnel, real estate and legal matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7), and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for the regular meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library, Las Cruces campus, not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and also will be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.


Honorary degree nominations sought for Spring 2015

Selection of honorary doctoral degree recipients rests with the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University. The responsibility for seeking qualified candidates rests with university advancement; therefore we are inviting nominations of individuals to be considered for conferral of the Honorary Doctorate for graduation in the spring of 2015.

Nominations are being sought from the campus community, alumni and volunteers associated with the university. No current faculty member, administrator of the university, or any currently serving elected official should receive an honorary degree. However, with a majority vote of the Board of Regents, these prohibitions can be overruled.

Submit your nomination by filling in the web form found at http://fndforms.nmsu.edu/honorarydegreenominationform.php.

The deadline for spring 2015 submissions is Jan. 15.

Questions may be directed to Darlene Nelson at 575-646-2002.

New scholarship for NMSU business students honors Alamogordo businesswoman

A new scholarship established in honor of an Alamogordo family?s beloved matriarch will support students in New Mexico State University?s College of Business and its community college system.

The scholarship fund, which will eventually total $110,000, is named for Mary Lou Bloom, who spent her civil service career at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo and served on numerous boards and committees in that community. The gift from Bloom?s family will provide up to seven scholarship awards each year for students in the NMSU system.

Raised in Albuquerque, Bloom made her home in Alamogordo for 54 years, and served on the board of Otero Federal Credit Union for 20 of those. She passed away in 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.