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NMSU Hotline — March 16, 2015

NMSU students travel to India for learning experience focused on water issues

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For one group of New Mexico State University students, this spring break will be a different kind of adventure. Aggies Go Global in partnership with UBELONG, an international volunteer service organization based in Washington, D.C., is taking 10 students and one faculty member and her spouse on an expedition to India from March 20-29.

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Campus Announcements

Campus invited to ribbon-cutting today for Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park

The New Mexico State University campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park at 1:30 p.m. today at the corner of Wells Street and Arrowhead Drive.

The park recognizes the continued generosity of Pat and Lou Sisbarro, as well as their commitment to NMSU and the Las Cruces community. Located east of Aggie Memorial Stadium, the park features a running trail and exercise stations. The university has also planted dozens of trees and made other improvements to make the area more welcoming to the community.

For more information, contact Jolie Tixier at jolie@nmsu.edu.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series features Robert Longyear today

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring Robert Longyear will be held at 6 p.m. today in room 101 of the College of Health and Social Services. Longyear is an artist who fuses a studio practice in metals with the experience garnered from directing collaborative community arts programming. His work streams from a fascination with the architecture and experience of urban decay gleaned from living in St. Louis. Using these concepts, he creates explosive art that narrows and broadens the viewer's gaze.

Longyear presents his work as part of the Spring 2015 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art, the University Gallery and the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Funds. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://artdepartment.nmsu.edu/2015/03/visiting-artist-robert-longyear/.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

The Center for Learning & Professional Development will host the following training opportunities.

"Just-In-Time Performance Evaluation Webinar" will be held today. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001865.

"WEAVE Online Assessment System" will be held March 17. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006415.

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held March 18. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006925.

"ADA - The Americans with Disabilities Act (What You Should Know)" will be held March 18. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006906.

"FSA-RMR Information Session" will be held March 19. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006765

"WordPress for Administrators" will be held March 19. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005591

For additional training opportunities and related information, visit http://training.nmsu.edu.

Feast your eyes on two upcoming campus lunches

Tuesday, March 17, will be a lucky day for your taste buds when Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant hosts a St. Patrick?s Day Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy traditional Irish music as you feast on Irish beef stew, shepherd?s pie, roasted parsnips, braised cabbage, peas, soda bread and Irish cream cheesecake. Lunch is $7.89 plus tax, or one meal plan swipe.

The following day, Wednesday, March 18, treat yourself to some ?Southern hospitality? as Stan Fulton Athletics Center?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club serves up Southern biscuits with butter and honey, pecan salad, traditional buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, tender seared chops, mashed potatoes and brown gravy, homemade five-cheese mac & cheese, collard greens, red beans and rice, peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream, and a non-alcoholic beverage for $10.99 plus tax. This special Bistro Buffet will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aggie Cash and Aggie Dining Dollars are accepted at both locations. Join the ?Cultural/Holiday Lunches? and ?Bistro Buffets? Facebook event pages at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/events for updates and reminders as these events draw nearer.

For more information, call 575-646-4801.

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Tuesday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by NMSU graduate Heather Whitley, with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the lecture is ?Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Structure and Transport in Plasmas.?

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Advocacy group Caravana 43 to visit campus March 19

Caravana 43 will visit New Mexico State University with a breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 19, inside the CAMP Office, Milton Hall Room 16. Caravana 43 is a group of parents and supporters bringing attention to the open case of the 43 college students who went missing in September 2014 in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Caravana 43 will be traveling much of the U.S., visiting 43 cities across 21 states, advocating justice and awareness for their beloved young students. No cost for this event.

For more information, contact Megan at mshannon@nmsu.edu.

Auxiliary Services announces spring break and spring holiday hours

NMSU Auxiliary Services has announced that Aggie Express, Barnes & Noble, Blake?s Lotaburger, Chihuahuas, Corbett Center Student Union?s Einstein Bros Bagels, Dick?s Café, Panda Express, The Player?s Grill, Subway, and the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be open with limited hours during spring break. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours to view the hours for each individual location. Please note that Chihuahuas will only open Monday through Thursday that week.

Panda Express and The Player?s Grill will open regular hours April 3 for the spring holiday, while Taos Restaurant will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Papa John?s Pizza will continue to accept Aggie Dining Dollars during these periods. Call 575-521-3456 for campus delivery.

For more information, contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception to be held March 27

A retirement celebration for Robert Valdez will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. March 27, in the Hadley Hall lobby. Valdez started his career at NMSU in February 1990 as an accountant. He worked first in the Athletics Department and soon after was transferred to the Financial Reporting Office, which ultimately became the Accounting and Financial Reporting Department, where Robert has stayed assisting the department with the preparation of the university financial statements, fiscal monitoring of construction projects and equipment acquisitions. He also served as the audit liaison, and in 2003, was promoted to assistant director in charge of plant fund accounting. After 25 years of service, Robert will retire on April 1.

For more information, email ldoyle@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s College of Education hosts fourth annual Aggie Cornerstone Award Banquet

New Mexico State University?s College of Education will honor Lou and Mary Henson and Herb Torres with Aggie Cornerstone Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Established in 2012, the Aggie Cornerstone Award celebrates excellence in education and recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on children, students and families in New Mexico.

The College of Education and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Outreach Center will also recognize four outstanding teachers from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District, Brian Claar, Thelma Peterson, Angela Frausto and Diane Chavarria, for the first "Creating a Legacy" award.

Tickets for the awards dinner are $30 per person or sponsor a table for $500. For those interested in attending, contact Ashley Jurado, in the College of Education Dean?s Office, at 575-646-8072 or ajurado@nmsu.edu.

Conference at NMSU-A explores developmental education and college success

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo will host its fifth annual Developmental Discussion Day Conference from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10 on the campus of NMSU-A. This year?s theme is "Developmental Education: Opening Doors to College Success." The keynote speaker will be NMSU Associate Vice President and Deputy Provost Greg Fant, followed by a variety of breakout sessions pertinent to developmental education. The call for proposals to present is now open. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Register online http://nmsua.edu/d-day.

For questions or additional information, contact Anne Ricksecker at 575-439-3740.

Current issue of New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online

The April?May-June 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_apr-may-jun-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/.