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NMSU Hotline — March 27, 2015

Future NMSU Aggie receives national service award from President Obama


Dallas Pompeo, a future New Mexico State University Aggie, was nominated by her colleagues at the Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Service office, and is the recipient of the President?s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
She will receive the award in recognition of her volunteer service

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Campus Announcements

Student Success Center workshop on procrastination to be held Monday

"Productivity: Combating Procrastination" will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Why do something today that you can put off until tomorrow? Because in today?s high-paced world, you never know what is going to swallow your time. Learn tactics and strategies to combat procrastination and to effectively manage assignments and study time.

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

Nursing doctoral candidate to present defense Tuesday

Doctorate of Nursing Practice candidate Rosa Zamora, RN, BSN, will defend her scholarly project, "Fall Risk in an Inpatient Ger-Psychiatric Unit: Can it Be Predicted?" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the third floor dean?s conference room, 310-J, in the College of Health and Social Services.

For more information, contact Shelly Noe at shnoe@nmsu.edu.

DACC Dual Credit information fair to be held April 1

The Dona Ana Community College Dual Credit Office will host a dual credit information fair for area high school students from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at DACC?s East Mesa Campus, in the Student Resources Building. DACC has partnered with high schools in the county to provide college courses for high school students.

The dual credit program is an excellent way to explore future careers and gives students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit at the same time. Through the dual credit program, students will learn to be successful and build confidence in a college-class environment, learn what to expect from college, ease the transition from high school to college and reduce college costs.

Potential dual credit program students can pick up eligibility information and visit with academic and career programs. Come explore the programs DACC has to offer and jump start your education. Presently, the DACC dual credit program enrolls more than 1,000 dual credit and early college high school students.

For more information, call the DACC Dual Credit Office at 575-528-7288 or email dualcredit@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Chemistry & Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Oliver Wingenter, of New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the lecture is "Changing Sea-to-Air Flux of Dimethyl Sulfide and the Positive Feedback with Planetary Scale Ocean and Atmospheric Dynamics."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Watch for next week?s total eclipse of the moon

There will be a total eclipse of the moon in the early morning Saturday, April 4. This will be an extremely short event with totality lasting less than five minutes. Telescopes or binoculars won?t be needed, but the eclipse is best observed away from the glare of city lights. Because this eclipse occurs just before the Moon sets, observers will need an unobstructed view of the western horizon.

This eclipse will begin at 3:01 a.m. MDT, when the moon first enters the penumbral shadow of the Earth. This will be hardly noticeable to Earthbound observers, appearing as a slow dimming of the moon?s brightness. In this stage of the eclipse the Earth, as seen from the moon, blocks out only a portion of the Sun?s light. The main partial phase of the eclipse begins as the moon first enters the Earth?s umbral shadow at 4:15 a.m. The sharp edge of this darker shadow will appear to move across the face of the moon. An astronaut on the shadowed part of the moon would now see the Earth completely covering the sun. The eclipse becomes total, with the moon fully in the umbral shadow, at 5:58 a.m. Totality will last only 4 minutes and 43 seconds, ending just before 6:03 a.m. From then to 7:44 a.m., the moon moves out of umbra during a second partial phase of the eclipse. However, local sunrise is at 6:27 a.m. and the moon sets at 6:58 a.m. so the end of the umbral phase at 7:44 a.m. and the penumbral phase at 8:51 a.m. will be missed.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes into the shadow of the Earth. Eclipses occur at roughly six-month intervals. This eclipse is unusual in that it is the third in a sequence of four consecutive total lunar eclipses. The fourth will occur Sept. 28.

For more information, email kurt@nmsu.edu.

Mushroom cooking demonstration day to be held April 7

The school of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at NMSU, in conjunction with the fungal biology class and instructor Soum Sanogo from Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, announces a mushroom cooking demonstration day. The event is part of the discovery and teaching module on ?Fungi: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.? The event is free and is open to the public, and will be held from 10:20 to 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the rotunda of Skeen Hall.

Come see and taste as John Hartley demonstrates how to cook mushrooms, while students in the fungal biology class present on the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms.

For more information, contact Sanogo at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.

Registration now open for Aggie Manners business etiquette lunch

The Aggie Manners business etiquette lunch will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the NMSU Golf Course banquet room. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Sonia Zubiate, etiquette consultant and coach, will teach participants to manage a four-course meal, including American and Continental utensil use, the fine dining place setting, and how to conduct professional conversation.

All NMSU students are encouraged to attend. NMSU departments, organizations, faculty and staff are invited to sponsor students. Business casual dress is required.

To reserve a seat and register, students must make advance payment by check or credit card, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. The registration deadline is March 31, or once all seats are filled.

Contact Career Services by calling 575-646-1631 or visiting Garcia Annex, room 224. Tickets are $15 and include a four-course meal and an invaluable professional experience.

Lou and Mary Henson, Herb Torres to be honored by NMSU?s College of Education

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, 680 E. University Ave.

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

Lou and Mary Henson have had a deep and long-term impact on education at NMSU, going back to their attendance at the university in the 1950s. As head coach of the NMSU men?s basketball team and later as head coach at the University of Illinois, Henson took teams from both universities to the NCAA Final Four, one of only 12 coaches in college basketball history to accomplish the feat. He also served as athletic director at NMSU from 1968-1975.


DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Develop Your Sensitivity to Aura Bodies," learn how to see and sense each other?s auras or emanations surrounding your body. Through experimentation on yourself and each other, discover what you need to do to perceive auras. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11. The cost is $39.

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

DACC Customized Training class on CPR and first aid offered

"CPR with Heartsaver First Aid" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 7. The cost is $50. In the Heartsaver CPR/First Aid course you'll learn when CPR is needed, how to give CPR to an adult, child and infant, and how to use an AED. CPR consists of pushing on the chest (compressions) and giving breaths. First aid is the immediate care that you give someone with an illness or injury before someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over. A two-year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded for the course.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.