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NMSU Hotline — December 17, 2014

NMSU Regents Professor honored for success in INBRE program

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The New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, which fosters biomedical- and community-based research excellence in the state of New Mexico, has received renewed funding from the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) of more than $18 million over the next five years. The network, which was developed in 2001, now includes several partners from across the state, with New Mexico State University serving as the lead institution. Director and NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Regents Professor Jeffrey Arterburn was honored during an NMSU Scholarly Excellence Rally Dec. 5.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU to host a workshop on the landscape genetics of golden eagles and wind energy policy

Drive along portions of New Mexico, such as through the Nutt Valley, within Altamount Pass in California, or within an increasing number of locations in the United States and you?ll come across what look like giant, slow propelling fans.

Throughout the country there is a push for alternative renewable energy, such as solar, geothermal and in this case, wind energy. Because of this, the number of wind farms is increasing.

Wind farms are home to wind turbines, which capture natural wind and convert it into mechanical energy and then electricity. Wind energy is important to the United States as a key source of renewable energy, but these turbines are potentially harmful to wildlife. Two species of particular concern, bald and golden eagles, have received considerable attention because they are not only killed by such turbines, but they are also protected under federal law by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10818/nmsu-to-host-a-workshop-on-the-landscape-genetics-of-golden-eagles-and-wind-energy-policy

Men's basketball to host I-25 rival UNM Saturday

The Aggies will take on the Lobos in the Battle of I-25 at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Don?t miss the next promotion in the "What Will They Do Next?" campaign. Tickets for the men's basketball game start as low as $5 and can be purchased by calling the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

The thermal storage 'cool pool' to be drained Saturday

The thermal storage ?cool pool? at the Central Utility Plant will be drained for repairs and cleaning Saturday, Dec. 20. All pumping operations will be performed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. This pool holds approximately 3 million gallons of chilled water and it will take approximately four days. They have chosen this time frame to minimize the impact to the local campus community.

As a result, there will be a visible discharge of ?spent? cooling water being pumped down Stewart Street from Sweet Street. Facilities and Services takes pride in our sustainable practices, but there was just not any practical method to reclaim or reuse this water.

The good news is that the energy efficiency of the cooling water will be improved by draining and cleaning the tank. This thermal storage tank allows the central utility plant to produce and store chilled water at night when the electric rates are less expensive ? also a sustainable practice.

If you have any questions pertaining to this work, contact Mark Blachford at 575-646-3192.

New Desert Harmony Singers to feature NMSU Gospel Choir

The New Desert Harmony Singers will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The NDHS will freature NMSU Gospel Choir during the performance.

Admission is free, but they are asking for non-perishable canned food items or cash or check donations as part of their Casa de Peregrinos Food Bank community service.

For more information, contact lmbrain@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1705.

Pan American Center Ticket Office plans limited holiday hours

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/.

Student employment fair to be held Jan. 21

NMSU Career Services has scheduled a student employment fair for the upcoming spring semester. This fair is designed for new and returning NMSU students who are seeking a part-time student job on campus. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21, on the first floor of Corbett Center.

Career Services would like to invite campus departments to participate in this event if they have student employment and/or work-study positions available for the spring semester. The student employment fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student and work-study jobs available on NMSU campus.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by clicking on the following link http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/student-employment-registration/.

For more information, call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.