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NMSU Hotline — December 10, 2014

NMSU Engineering Associate Dean Patricia Sullivan recognized for public service

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New Mexico State University?s College of Engineering Associate Dean Patricia A. Sullivan was one of 10 New Mexican recipients of the 2014 Governor?s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards at a banquet held Dec. 2, at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The awards honor exceptional service by individuals throughout the state of New Mexico. Individuals who have not only served the public, but have an established track record of community service are selected for this honor.

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Campus Announcements

La Catrina String Quartet to perform free concert at NMSU

New Mexico State University?s La Catrina String Quartet will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Atkinson Recital Hall on campus. Guest artist Jim Shearer, an NMSU professor of music, will accompany the group on tuba.

The Grammy Award winning quartet in residence in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, was recently nominated for a second Grammy Award. The ensemble includes violinist Daniel Vega-Albela, Jorge Martinez-Rios on viola, violinist Roberta Arruda and cellist Jorge Espinoza. All are assistant professors in the music department.

The concert will include performances of works by Mozart, Yalil Guerra, Manny Albam and Piazzolla.


Reception to recognize McKinley Boston to be held Dec. 11

A reception to recognize McKinley Boston for 10 years of service will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, 3rd Floor Fulton Athletics Center, 1815 Wells St.

During Boston?s tenure, NMSU student athletes have logged thousands of hours of community service each year. Under his watch, NMSU student athletes have won 16 WAC team championships and 33 WAC individual championships. Boston also guided NMSU through the transition of the Western Athletic Conference, which saw a dramatic change in both the face and the geographic footprint of the conference.

For more information, call 575-646-8050.

NMSU parking lot closures for December

NMSU Transportation and Parking Services will close three parking lots in December for maintenance. View the lots, dates of closures, and map of alternative parking at http://park.nmsu.edu/closure/.

Faculty grievance review board election correction

Due to an error on the ballot, any vote for the Faculty Grievance Review Board 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.

Winter hours for select NMSU departments and vendors

While most of campus will close Dec. 24 to Jan. 4 for the holiday, NMSU Mail Services will open for your convenience from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30 to allow departments to pick up any necessary mail. In addition, Corbett Center Student Union?s USPS Post Office will only close Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Corbett Center Student Union will open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 to 19 and 22, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23. CCSU will close completely Dec. 24 to Jan. 4.

The NMSU Golf Course will close Dec. 25 only.

View http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for the winter hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores, and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café.

These hours are posted to the best of our knowledge and are subject to change. For more information regarding any of these Auxiliary Services, refer to http://aux.nmsu.edu/ or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Sky Safari to be held Saturday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy and the Southern New Mexico Natural History Foundation will host a Sky Safari at the NMSU campus observatory from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Graduate Assistants Kathryn Steakley and Ethan Dederick will be available for information at the event. Observe the Andromeda Galaxy as well as the magnificent Double Cluster. Also, observe other fantastic globular/open clusters and the Orion Nebula towards the end of the night.

For more information contact NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438.

Win a family four-pack of WWE tickets for the holidays

Join the "WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania" Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/12jAB9A so that your own Facebook account identifies you as ?going,? and you?ll automatically be registered to win a family four-pack of tickets to the big event at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

Plus, when they draw the random winner on Dec. 15, they will also draw a separate random winner of four tickets from all of those Facebook accounts identified as ?invited.? Therefore, by inviting your Facebook Friends, you give them each a chance to win from the ?invite? pool without hurting your own chances of winning from the ?going? pool.

See site for official rules and contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

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

WAVE presentations are available next semester

Are you teaching a class or leading a student organization in the spring? The Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education (WAVE) program invites you to schedule a presentation today.

Presentations and skits range from 35 to 45 minutes. Popular topics include alcohol, sexual assault, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, stalking, media literacy, tobacco and eating disorders. They can also tailor presentations to meet the interest of your class or organization.

For more information, visit http://wave.nmsu.edu/presentations/.