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NMSU Hotline — March 19, 2015

NMSU plans celebration of heritage during Founders Day April 10

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An event this spring will celebrate the heritage of New Mexico State University April 10 with guest lectures, a historic carriage ride across campus, a portrayal of NMSU?s first president, Hiram Hadley, by current President Garrey Carruthers, and a picnic lunch on Traders Plaza for employees, spouses and retirees.

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Eat at Panda Express at NMSU and support student travel abroad

The Speech Language Pathology Graduate Student Organization will be raising money today at Panda Express for its trip to Peru. Students have been granted the opportunity to provide free speech therapy to individuals with cleft lip/palate in Lima, Peru. To support the fundraiser, present the flyer available at http://spedcd.education.nmsu.edu/files/2015/03/Panda-Express.pdf, either printed or on your smart phone, when you purchase a meal from the Panda Express today.

For more information, contact Marlene Salas-Provance at 575-646-5972.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense to be held Friday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense will be presented by Salvador B. Muñoz III from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m. Friday, March 20, in the Chemistry Building, room 201. The title of the thesis is "Preparation of Novel Iron Aziridino Complexes and New Tris(carbene)borate Ligand Platforms."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Friday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Gyanu Lamichhane, of Johns Hopkins University, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the Chemistry Building, room 111. The title of the lecture is "Targeting Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis to Develop New Antibiotics."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

100 West Cafe features Irish and East Coast cuisine this week

100 West Cafe will feature a variety of Irish and East Coast cuisine. The buffet lunch for Tuesdays and Thursdays is from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for March 17 and 19 will be potato salad, tossed salad, corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes and horseradish and apple cobbler for dessert. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

A la carte lunch for Wednesdays and Fridays is from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for March 18 and March 20 will be grilled lemon-rosemary chicken, herb-roasted rockfish and fusilli arrabiata pasta with a roasted red potato and green beans as your sides, along with your choice of apple pie or peach-blueberry cobbler for dessert. A la carte lunches are $10. The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches.

They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Student Success Center workshop to be held Friday

A workshop, "Motivation & Goal Setting: Achieving Success," will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the Zuhl Library second floor conference room, 225. Feeling troubled, lost, and confused about college life? Come learn about short- and long-term goal planning and how to gather the motivation to stay engaged in your classes.

For more information contact David Melendez at himitsu@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1020, or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar with presenter Neel Kamal, Ph.D. candidate, titled "In Search for Resistance to Iris Yellow Spot in Onions: Pointless Endeavor or Needle in a Haystack?" will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Gerald Thomas Hall, room 200. This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, contact lmeyer@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Department of Music hosts 46th annual Jazz Festival

A Grammy nominated jazz vocalist, arranger and trombonist will perform at the 46th annual NMSU Jazz Festival. Pete McGuinness, 2015 Grammy nominated composer/arranger will perform with the New Mexico State University Jazz Ensemble I and the Border Jazz Orchestra Friday, March 20. This is part of a two-day Jazz Festival event in which high school students from throughout the region participate in performances and clinics.

The NMSU Jazz Ensemble will be performing with Candice Reyes, followed by the Candice Reyes Quintet on Thursday, March 19.

Both concerts will be presented at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased in the NMSU Music Center office.

For more information, contact Music Department band administrative assistant Debbie Peel at 575-646-2304.

Watch your Aggie basketball teams in full NCAA action right on campus

Those who won?t be traveling with the teams can watch all of the men?s and women?s basketball action at both the NMSU Golf Course Player?s Grill and the new Corbett Center Student Union Aggie Lounge. Tip-offs are scheduled at 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 20, for the men and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, for the women. The Player?s Grill will also provide giveaways and food and drink specials during the games.

For more information, contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Cupboard will be closed during Spring Break

The Aggie Cupboard will be closed the week of spring break. If you are in an urgent situation during that time, contact Lori Martinez at mlori@nmsu.edu. The food pantry will re-open for its regular hours at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Garcia Annex, room 132. Bring your current NMSU ID to receive a free bag of food.

The Aggie Cupboard would like to thank the NMSU Community for its continued generosity in knocking out hunger to help students succeed.

NMSU Library group study rooms now open

NMSU Library, your destination for Discovery, has opened seven group study rooms on the second floor of Zuhl Library exclusively for student use. The rooms, which are designed to provide spaces for students to work collaboratively, will be available on a reservation basis for students working in groups of two or more. Two rooms are technology-enabled to allow students plug in capabilities for laptops which allow content sharing on large wall-mounted monitors. One of the rooms has been designated as a presentation practice room and includes a conference table, large screen wall monitor, and a speaker?s lectern.

Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance and checked out for up to two hours. Students can reserve the rooms at http://lib.nmsu.edu/groupstudy or visit the service desk on the first floor of Zuhl for more information. Policies on room usage can also be found at http://lib.nmsu.edu/aboutlib/policies/policy047.shtml.

For more information, please contact Susan Beck, Access Services Department Head, at susabeck@nmsu.edu.

Win a free-standing Coke Zero ?Road to the Final Four? basketball hoop

Fill out an entry form at either the Corbett Center Student Union Food Court or the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces for a chance to win a Coca-Coca Zero NCAA Final Four free-standing basketball hoop. While you are there, snap a selfie with your meal that includes your favorite Coca-Cola beverage, share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #coketovegassweepstakes, and you could win a trip for 4 to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. See store for details.

For more information, contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Red to Green Money Management Program educates students on financial literacy

New Mexico State University?s Red to Green Money Management Program and Career Services will host their annual Financial Literacy Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union.

The event, sponsored in part by Wells Fargo and the NMSU President?s Office, is part of a national initiative to increase personal finance knowledge and raise awareness about its importance, especially during the month of April, Financial Literacy Month.

This issue is especially important for students taking out loans or those accumulating credit card debts, as they are often not properly educated on the consequences and fiscal responsibility that go along with managing their finances.

?When you?re young, the thought of tomorrow is: ?I?ve got plenty of time.? But if you aren?t paying attention to how much money you?re borrowing, you become trapped by some choices you made at a very young age that may impact you for the rest of your life,? said Roseanne Bensley, associate director of Career Services and Financial Literacy Fair event coordinator.


NMSU calls for nominations for ?Look Who?s Dancing? Season 8

The search for the ?Look Who?s Dancing? Season 8 celebrity contestants has begun. All are invited to nominate themselves or someone they know.

?Do you love to dance or have you ever wanted to learn? Maybe you know someone? ?Look Who?s Dancing? is the perfect opportunity to strut your stuff on behalf of NMSU DanceSport,? said Hannah Cole, director of the New Mexico State University?s DanceSport program and ?Look Who?s Dancing.? Similar to the popular TV show, ?Dancing with the Stars,? ?Look Who?s Dancing? pairs local ?celebrities? with NMSU DanceSport Company members to compete in a professionally judged dance competition held at the Pan American Center in November.

?Look Who?s Dancing? is the principle fundraiser for the NMSU DanceSport Company ? a creative, athletic and competitive performance dance team in the Department of Kinesiology and Dance in NMSU?s College of Education.


DACC Community Education offers Spanish for beginners

In the DACC Community Education course "Spanish for Beginners II," continue developing your skills in the Spanish language. Learn how to speak Spanish on the telephone, converse with customers or clients, travel in Spanish speaking countries, order Mexican food, or handle an emergency if Spanish is needed. Conjugate in past and future tenses. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 1 to May 6. The cost is $63.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.