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NMSU Hotline — January 5, 2015

NMSU Extension program helps pre-diabetics make a lifestyle change

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When Barbara Dutton?s doctor told her last January that the 157 pounds she was carrying on her slight 5-foot frame put her body mass index over the line from overweight to obese, she knew she had to take action. Her father had been diabetic, and she didn?t want Type 2 diabetes to be part of her future.

Since then, the 74-year-old retired teacher has dropped 45 pounds ? thanks, in part, to the National Diabetes Prevention Program offered by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with Molina Healthcare.

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Campus Announcements

Road work scheduled for Locust-Stewart intersection

A portion of Locust Street south of the Stewart Street intersection will be closed from now until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. The purpose of the closure is to allow Structural Maintenance to repair the existing road surface with a concrete asphalt material. North- and southbound traffic will be detoured through Williams Street or Arrowhead Drive.

Traffic control is scheduled prior to the start of classes to minimize the impact of increased student traffic. A minimum of seven days after the concrete pour is required before the road can be reopened.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.

University Art Gallery hosts Las Cruces Creates group exhibition

Las Cruces Creates is a group exhibition opening in the New Mexico State University Art Gallery on Jan. 15 and running through Feb. 28. This group exhibition features 21 different artists who are currently making art within the community of Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Creates includes works by Chris Bardey, Nancy Begin, Karen Bucher, Sharbani Das Gupta, Greg Decker, Carlos Estrada-Vega, John Garrett, Stephen Hansen, Amanda Jaffe, Suzanne Kane, Robin Labe, Rosemary McLoughlin, Brack Morrow, Louis Ocepek, Mary Robertson, Joshua Rose, Jesse Reinhard, Jacklyn St. Aubyn, Isadora Stowe, Jean Reece Wilkey and Mary Wolf.

An artists? reception for Las Cruces Creates will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the University Art Gallery as part of Las Cruces Connects, a celebratory weekend of art exhibits, art based events and performances taking place Feb. 6 to 8. This artistic weekend strives to create a connection between the University Art Gallery, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and all the various art galleries and arts organizations within our community. The public is welcome at the reception, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Marisa Sage, NMSU University Art Gallery director, at 575-646-6110 or misage@nmsu.edu.

Campus invited to ribbon cutting for NMSU's Spiritual Center

The New Mexico State University campus community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university?s new Spiritual Center. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the Spiritual Center, just west of the Educational Services Building.

A short program will precede the ribbon cutting. Refreshments and tours will be available. For more information, contact Jolie Tixier at jolie@nmsu.edu.

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's campus.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by visiting 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.