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NMSU Hotline — December 9, 2014

Entrepreneurs at NMSU?s Studio G bring new golf club design to the fore

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A father-and-son team with an unusual design idea is partnering with Studio G at New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center to tighten their grip on a new golf industry niche.

Their product ? Woodie Grips ? is a hand-crafted, solid pine putter grip. Creators Tim and David Bowers are taking a swing at expanding their business, which got its start in David?s backyard shed, to the next level with a crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub to help them prepare for growing demand.


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Holiday Angel Tree in need of donors for 45 more children

The New Mexico State University School of Social Work's Family and Child Welfare Training Project still has 45 tags to fulfill on its 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. If you are unable to pick up an angel tag, please contact Gloria Nuņez at glnunez@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4874 and one can be sent to you through interdepartmental mail.

Gifts should be returned with the attached angel tag to an age-appropriate unwrapped gift in a gift bag by the extended Tuesday, Dec. 16. Gifts will be distributed to the children the week before Christmas.

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

Faculty grievance review board election correction

Due to an error on the ballot, any vote placed prior to 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, must be resubmitted.

If you have not yet voted, you can still visit https://vote.nmsu.edu until 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, to vote for representatives to serve on the Faculty Grievance Review Board.

For more information, call 575-646-2998.

Nursing student to defend capstone project

Christine Cogil, a student in the NMSU School of Nursing, will formally defend her capstone project, titled "Implementing Evidence-Based Oral Health Guidelines: An evaluation of health care provider behavior change," before a committee at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the College of Health and Social Services building, Room 310-3.

For more information, contact Kris Robinson at kris@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Cupboard open during finals week

The Aggie Cupboard will be distributing food during the regular hours for finals week, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Any student, staff or faculty who needs food should bring their Aggie ID to Garcia Annex Room 132 during that time. If anyone needs food during the winter break, please contact Lori Haussamen at mlori@nmsu.edu. Regular hours will resume Jan. 20.

The Aggie Cupboard staff wants to say a big thank-you to the campus community for your wonderful support this semester. Whether you donated food or money, conducted a food drive, or helped get the word out about the service, your efforts helped reduce hunger and food insecurity for our NMSU community. Thank you for your caring and generosity. Happy Holidays!

Chile Pepper Institute's annual holiday sale going on now

The Chile Pepper Institute is now holding its annual holiday sale. Visit the institute in Room 265 of Gerald Thomas Hall for up to 15 percent off select merchandise, a free Chile Pepper Institute poster with any purchase over $50, buy one, get one free items and more.

Stop by to see new items, including chile-themed calendars. The Chile Pepper Institute is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Find the Chile Pepper Institute free parking space behind Gerald Thomas Hall - http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/visit_us.php.

For more information, call 575-646-3028.

Astronomy Department hosts observatory open house

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at the NMSU campus observatory on the evening of Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Astronomy personnel on-hand will be professor Jim Murphy and graduate assistants Teresa Ross, Nikki Nielsen and Michael Hayden.

Objects to be observed include the planet Uranus and its soft blue appearance. Viewers may see the young double open star clusters h and x ('chi') Persei (NGC 869 and NGC 884 respectively) in the constellation Perseus.

Views can observe the spiral Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the Milky Way Galaxy's nearest "large galaxy" neighbor, located about 2.9 million light years distant from Earth.

The Geminid Meteor Shower will be active late this week, but best viewing for the meteors occurs after midnight, though a few may be visible during the open house.

The brief introductory talk will focus upon robotic exploration missions currently active in the solar system.

Contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free, and children are especially welcome to attend.

NMSU American Indian Program office closed Monday

The NMSU American Indian Program office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, to allow staff to participate in an office planning retreat. The American Indian Program office will reopen at 2 p.m.

Individuals may leave a voice message at 575-646-4207, and their call will be returned following the conclusion of the retreat.

Kathleen Chinn retirement reception to be held Monday

The College of Education will hold a retirement reception for Kathleen Chinn from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, in the O?Donnell Hall Atrium. Chinn is a tenured associate professor of special education and program director of deaf education in the Special Education/Communication Disorders department. She has taught nationally and internationally preparing educators of the deaf, audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the field of communication disorders and deafness. After 16 years with NMSU, she will be retiring in December 2014 and continuing her career at her alma mater.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Ida Quinones at iquinone@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5858.

Chemical waste disposal pickups temporarily suspended

Due to the upcoming holiday break, NMSU Environmental Health & Safety would like to pick up all available chemicals in need of disposal by Thursday, Dec. 18, if at all possible.

Formal suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, due to the quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume Monday, Feb. 2, after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, follow the "NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://www.nmsu.edu/~safety/programs/haz_wst/app_checklist_waste_accum_point.htm.

For more information or to schedule free pickups before or after these dates, contact EH&S at 575-646-3327.