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NMSU Hotline — March 4, 2015

NMSU composting worm bins project brings students, community together

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The Cooperative Extension Services at New Mexico State University recognize the importance of teaching newer and older generations the importance of sustainability as part of their Extension outreach efforts. John R. Allen, program director of the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Service, partnered with two elementary schools to set up a composting worm bin, which students kindergarten to fourth-grade have to care for and use as a learning tool.

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Campus Announcements

Computer science colloquium to be held today

Chao Chen will present ?Topological Analysis of Modern Data? at 3 p.m. today in Science Hall, room 107. In the era of Big Data, we are facing unprecedented challenges such as vast volume, high dimensionality, complex intrinsic structures, etc. To address those challenges, we need scalable and robust methods to extract rich global information from data.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Sizzling steaks available for a limited time at Taos Restaurant

Taos Restaurant will have all the classic cuts including New York strip, ribeye and sirloin steaks grilled to perfection with scrumptious sides from 5 to 7 p.m. today. This dinner option is available for a meal plan swipe plus $10, plus tax, or $18.09 plus tax. Both Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash can be used for all Swipe+ events.

For more information on Stone Steakhouse at Taos Restaurant, visit http://on.fb.me/18vnkhZ or call 575-646-1749. Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University can be reached at 575-646-4801, online at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com or follow us on Facebook & Twitter /NMSUDining.

Geology colloquium to be held today

A New Mexico State University geological sciences colloquium by Reed Burgette titled "Interseismic Vertical Deformation Along the U.S. West Coast" will be held at 4 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, room 230.

For more information, email lhubbard@ad.nmsu.edu.

From California to Ireland, Sodexo campus dining brings delicious feasts to NMSU

Take a ?Tour of Ireland? as the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club serves up slow roasted corned beef, oven-roasted chicken marinated in Guinness beer, parsnip-infused mashed potatoes with garlic, colorful cabbage slowly braised to produce a lightly sweetened flavor, traditional Irish soda bread, fresh spring mix tossed with cherry tomatoes and cucumber with choice of ranch or balsamic dressing, Guinness chocolate cake with Irish cream caramel, Irish potato cookies with coconut and cinnamon, and a non-alcoholic beverage for $10.99 plus tax. The buffet will be available to the public through 2 p.m. today, inside NMSU?s Stan Fulton Athletics Center.

A week later, head back to the states as Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant hosts a ?Taste of California.? Enjoy California creamy vegetable chowder, orzo, goat cheese and pesto portobello, California noodle salad, grilled chicken with sun-dried tomato butter, red pepper risotto, fresh zucchini with garlic and basil, and country strawberry mousse, alongside the usual Taos offerings, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet can be yours for one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

Both restaurants accept Aggie Cash and Aggie Dining Dollars.

For more information, call 575-646-4801 or join the Facebook event pages at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/events for updates and reminders for each event.

Open house reception planned for new medical school Thursday

New Mexico State University faculty and staff are invited to an open house reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, to meet the leadership team of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at NMSU. The reception at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the 3rd Floor Bistro at Fulton Center will feature an opportunity to learn more about BCOM's mission, timeline, curriculum and clinical training. A brief presentation at 4:30 p.m. will be accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

An RSVP is requested at mmreyes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7415.

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University is a freestanding, privately funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity, and is not part of NMSU.

CCSU Food Court to close at 9 p.m. Thursday

The Corbett Center Student Union Food Court will close early at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, for a water outage. The Food Court will reopen for normal hours the following day.

For more information, call Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-4801 or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com.

New Mexico investment group leader offers workshop on startups

A workshop hosted by John Chavez, president of New Mexico Angels, a New Mexico investment group committed to accelerating early stage companies, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Arrowhead Center, 3655 Research Drive. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to listen to one of New Mexico's top investment groups, and learn what New Mexico Angels can do for your startup.

For more information, mail ati@nmsu.edu.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU to host two book-themed events in March

Your kids will have fun monkeying around with Curious George when the costumed character visits the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces for a special Story Time reading at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

The following week, Valerie Day-Sánchez takes you inside the world of Harlow Whittaker at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14. A signing of her works will follow.

Both events are free and open to the public. All campus parking is free to the public on the weekends. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave.

For more information, call 575-646-4431 and join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1540501676230705 for updates and reminders for each of these events.

Spring Fling dance party to be held March 8

NMSU DanceSport Spring Fling will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Rentfrow Gymnasium. Enjoy a free dance lesson, complimentary coffee, tea and snacks, dance exhibitions and lots of great social dancing ? along with great surprises that the NMSU DanceSport Club have in store. All levels are welcome and partners are necessary.

Beginning and intermediate Cha Cha dance lessons will be held at 2 p.m. and the dance party will be held at 2:45 p.m. Students are $5, adults are $12 and USA Dance and BBDC members are $8. Must present current student or membership identification.

For more information, contact dancesport@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5704.

Seminar on accessing supercomputers at UCSD hosted by RISE STARTUP

Amit Majumdar, of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California-San Diego, will present a seminar discussing the supercomputers available at the SDSC and how any NMSU faculty or researcher can access them for research and education purposes. This presentation is open to the NMSU community and to the public. It will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the HSS Auditorium. Refreshments with the presenter will be served at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby.

To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/supercomputer2015. There, you also will be able to register for a hands-on supercomputing workshop and another seminar on careers in supercomputing.

For more information, contact Elba Serrano at serrano@nmsu.edu or Bleu Knight at bleu@nmsu.edu.

Employment Extravaganza to be held March 11

Career Services will host the 12th annual Employment Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 in Corbett Center on the first floor. Employment Extravaganza is a venture to unite the students of New Mexico State University with employers in the state of New Mexico and regionally.

This is the last general career fair of the academic year. Students can distribute resumes and learn about career opportunities for current and future positions. Freshmen through alumni are invited to participate.

For more information, contact Yvonne Franco at yrel@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631.

UNIV mid-semester courses begin March 11

The Student Success Center offers a variety of UNIV mid-semester courses for students interested in building upon their academic skill-set. UNIV mid-semester courses are designed to assist students to explore and improve their learning and study skills. Classes begin March 11.

For more information, visit the Student Success Center in Corbett Center Student Union, room 148, or call 575-646-3136 or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/mid-semester-and-univ-courses/.

NMSU presents USDA grant application workshop to support local food production

Grant-writing workshops designed to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit their federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program are being offered across the nation this spring through a unique collaboration between federal, state and regional partners.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Western Regional Center for Rural Development, is partnering with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture to conduct workshops in New Mexico.

This effort is known as the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Project.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10963/nmsu-presents-usda-grant-application-workshop-to-support-local-food-production

NMSU offers university-wide sustainability minor

Beyond the growing trend of ?going green,? New Mexico State University has caught on to the universal movement transforming the job market for graduating students ? a movement that benefits the student, the university and the planet.

By implementing four sustainability minors housed in the colleges of Engineering; Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Business; and Arts and Sciences, management professor and faculty coordinator David Boje is ?greening the curriculum.? The 18-credit, university-wide undergraduate minor offered in three tracks allows students to explore challenges in local and global sustainability.

A graduate minor in sustainability will serve as a master of business administration minor and will eventually be added to any NMSU graduate program degree. A proposed graduate certificate offers an integrated series of courses that comprise a multidisciplinary study of the environmental, social, cultural and economic dimensions of sustainability. This option will be available soon.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10954/nmsu-offers-university-wide-sustainability-minor