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NMSU Hotline — March 30, 2015

NMSU Valencia County Extension provides youth program in Meadow Lake

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Nestled against the Manzano Mountains south of Albuquerque is one of the poorest communities in Valencia County. With 47 percent of its 4,500 residents living below poverty level, Meadow Lake is struggling to maintain its identity as a community. While things seem bleak in Meadow Lake, there are a handful of residents who believe the dream of a true community can be reached. This group has set its sights on the youth as it strives to provide them with a place they can find personal and community pride.

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Campus Announcements

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Oliver Wingenter, of New Mexico Institute of Mining and 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.

Counseling and Educational Psychology master thesis defense Friday

Desa Daniel, M.A,. will defend her scholarly project, ?A Phenomenological Analysis of Invisibility Among College Students: An African-American Woman?s Experience? at 8 a.m. Friday, April 3, in O?Donnell Hall, room 104.

For more information, contact Daniel at daniel12@nmsu.edu.

NMSU and DACC Dual Credit staff available area at high schools

In partnership with the Las Cruces Public Schools, the NMSU and DACC Dual Credit staff will be at the local high schools on the following dates to assist students with the dual credit application and the course selection process for the 2015 Summer and Fall semesters:

Monday, April 6: NMSU and DACC at Las Cruces High School
Tuesday, April 7: NMSU and DACC at Mayfield High School
Wednesday, April 8: DACC at Rio Grande Preparatory Institute
Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10: NMSU and DACC at Onate High School
Monday, April 13: NMSU and DACC at Centennial High School

For information about the NMSU-Las Cruces campus Dual Credit Program, visit http://prospective.nmsu.edu/dual-credit/index.html or contact Rebecca Chavez, dual credit coordinator, at 575-646-1055.

For DACC Dual Credit Program information, visit http://dacc.nmsu.edu/DualCredit or contact the East Mesa office at 575-528-7256.

First Southern New Mexico STEM Fest to be held April 4

The STEM Outreach Center will host the first Southern New Mexico STEM Fest from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University and the city of Las Cruces will celebrate the many innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a full day of STEM-based hands-on activities for the whole family. Activities include many fun ways to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

There will be 30 interactive booths for children and adults. The first 300 families receive a goodie bag filled with STEM activities for the whole family. Booths will be set up with activities that cover STEM including a planetarium, 3-D printing, virtual reality with Oculus Rift, Makey Makey, robotics, reading and literacy, math exploration and fun with science.

For more information, call 575-646-7649.

National Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 12-18

New Mexico State University will honor student employees for their work during National Student Employment Week, April 12 to 18. The NMSU Financial Aid Office encourages campus departments to take time during the National Student Employment Week to let their student employees know how much their work is valued. Acknowledging their efforts inspires student employees while providing incentives for them to continue to be an asset to our departments and the local community.

Take this opportunity to reflect on the valuable contribution work-study and regular student employees make in the operation of New Mexico State University.

Associate vice president for enrollment management candidates on campus

Three candidates for the position of associate vice president for enrollment management will be on campus in April for interviews. Helen Albertson is scheduled for April 16, Stephen Robinson for April 20 and Daryle Hendry for April 29. Open forums will be at 1:30 p.m. on each date in the Corbett Center Senate Gallery, room 304. All members of the university community are strongly encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Application letters, resumes/vitas and itineraries for the candidates along with the candidate feedback form can be accessed at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/associate-vice-president-for-enrollment-management/finalists.

'Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only' training to be held May 13-15

The Food Technology Program at New Mexico State University will offer the ?Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only? May 13 to 15. This certification course will be presented in Gerald Thomas Hall, room 303. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations.

It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. Instructors have vast experience and knowledge of food regulations, processing and safety. They are recognized processing authorities who educate and assist food entrepreneurs and food companies as part of NMSU's land-grant mission.

For more information on cost, agenda and registration, visit the web site at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html#anchor_13033 or send an email to glorhern@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2198.

Join the Aggie Athletic Club

The Aggie Athletic Club has an impact on the lives of student-athletes and builds championships through scholarships. AAC supports student-athletes in all 17 sports at New Mexico State University. If you would like to join, call 575-646-5151 or visit www.AggieAthleticClub.com/aac.

Aggie Athletic Club is currently looking for silent auction items for their two signature events: Aggies In Paradise and the ninth annual Lujan Dinner. Aggies in Paradise is a luau-themed event held May 2 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Lujan Dinner is held June 6, in Albuquerque. All proceeds benefit all 17 sports at NMSU. To donate silent auction items, contact the coordinator for special events and community engagement, Kassie Ckorde, at 575-646-8050. For tickets to either event, contact Cathy Steele at 575-646-5151.