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NMSU Hotline — December 11, 2014

NMSU Extension teams with state corrections department for prison vocational training

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Thirteen men dressed in orange prison uniforms work under the hot September sun, building four economical greenhouse structures at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe. They are the inaugural team in the Corrections Industries program?s latest project, in which state inmates will grow vegetables to supplement the prison's cafeteria menu. New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Corrections Department, which runs the Corrections Industries program, are collaborating in the project to provide horticultural vocational training to the inmates.

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Campus Announcements

Reception to recognize McKinley Boston to be held today

A reception to recognize McKinley Boston for 10 years of service will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. today, 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.

New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter now online

The January ? February ? March 2015 issue of the New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online. To read the new issue of Leaderline, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/documents/leaderline_jan-feb-mar-2015_web_copy.pdf.

To read past issues, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/newsletters.html and select a newsletter.

For more information about the New Mexico 4-H Youth Development Program, including how to join, find/call the County Extension Office in your area at http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/.

Parking Department online services unavailable early Sunday morning

Parking permits and citation payments will be unavailable online from midnight to 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, due to maintenance. All services at www.nmsuparking.com are expected to resume at 8 a.m. that morning.

For more information contact 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu.

Quantum Storytelling Conference to be held Dec. 17-19

A Quantum Storytelling Conference will be held Dec. 17 to 19 at Inn of the Arts Las Cruces. There is no fee, but a donation for coffee and snacks appreciated. The conference theme is "Influencing the Emergence of Co-creative, Embodied Storytelling."

Being Quantum NMSU Teaching Academy will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, in Milton Hall, Room 50. There are seven spaces available. A Barnes & Noble book-signing will be held from 5:05 to 5:45 Dec. 17, in the second Floor Salon Room. Fifteen spaces are available.

For more information, contact dboje@nmsu.edu.

Holiday hours for Pan American Center Ticket Office

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will open at noon Dec. 22, 23 27, 29 and 30, and Jan. 3 and 4, and will be closed Dec. 24 to 26 and 31, and Jan. 1 and 2. Tickets currently available for purchase include NMSU Athletics, Brad Paisley, WWE Live, ?Other Desert Cities,? ?Twelfth Night,? ?The Las Cruces Nutcracker,? and more.

For more information, call 575-646-1420 or visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/tickets/.

NMSU Library to honor Max Evans with exhibition of works

The New Mexico State University Library now features a Max Evans exhibition showcasing his extensive portfolio of short stories, novels, novellas and nonfiction. Evans, an NMSU honorary doctorate recipient, will have his work featured in the Special Collections Department at Branson Library.

Many of Evans? works feature characters that embody a love affair with New Mexico and the West. His body of work spans decades, with his first novel, ?The Rounders,? published in 1960 and his nonfiction work ?For Love of a Horse? published in 2007.

Evans? works have made their way to the silver screen: ?The Rounders? and ?Hi Lo Country? were both adapted into feature-length films.

Evans has contributed to the preservation and advancement of New Mexico?s agricultural and creative assets, not only through his work, but through his contributions in helping create the New Mexico Film Commission and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10817/nmsu-library-to-honor-max-evans-with-exhibition-of-works

Cancer Research Center has internships for undergraduates and graduates

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in collaboration with NMSU, will sponsor cancer research summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

The paid nine-week programs will be Monday, June 15, through Friday, Aug. 14. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

For the undergraduate internship program, eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college, entering the summer before the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies, and must have a strong background in the sciences or related areas of interest.

The deadline for all undergraduate applications is Jan. 16. To apply, submit an application athttp://www.fhcrc.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html.

For more information, visit http://www.fhcrc.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/undergraduate.html or contact Michele Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu, or Lene Loest athloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

For the graduate internship program, students interested in diverse aspects of cancer research in human populations and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NMSU are encouraged to apply. Accepted students are required to participate in a one-week Data Analysis Workshop to be held at NMSU from May 26 to 29. Eligible students must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The deadline for all graduate applications is Friday, Feb 6. To apply, submit an application at: http://www.fhcrc.org/mph.

For more information visit the website http://www.fhcrc.org/mph or contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu.