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NMSU Hotline — April 10, 2015

NMSU criminal justice honor society earns multiple awards at national conference

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The bathtub in the hotel room was filled with water. Wine glasses were strewn across the room. A note scribbled in Portuguese sat on the table. Two ?dead? bodies were also discovered inside the room. This was the mock crime scene that New Mexico State University criminal justice students analyzed to win first place in the Crime Scene Investigation category. It was one of seven top awards the group earned at the Alpha Phi Sigma national conference March 2-6 in Orlando, Florida.

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Campus Announcements

Col. Albert Fountain honored during NMSU?s Founders Day

New Mexico State University will honor Col. Albert Fountain, a renowned attorney, politician and one of NMSU?s founders, as part of the university?s inaugural Founders Day celebration April 10.

Fountain had a distinguished military career. He also worked as an attorney and later went into public service. Fountain was also one of the original founders of Las Cruces College, which later became New Mexico State University. He was one of several residents of southern New Mexico to meet with the university?s founding president, Hiram Hadley, and express concern about the area?s lack of educational facilities at the time. Fountain later worked to help establish Las Cruces College.

As part of the Founders Day celebration, NMSU will announce the creation of the Col. Albert Fountain Endowed Scholarship. Established by Fountain?s great-granddaughter, Gloria Ikard, the scholarship will benefit criminal justice students in recognition of Fountain?s service to the legal profession. Fountain family members, as well as the community, are welcome to continue building this legacy by contributing to the scholarship.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11039/col-albert-fountain-to-be-honored-during-nmsu-s-founders-day

2015 Faculty & Staff Campaign continues the tradition of giving

Take a moment and think about the Office of Facilities and Services staff that has worked to prepare our campus for Founders Day. The groundskeepers have worked tirelessly to make our campus beautiful and alive. Other OFS staff members ensure that classrooms are conducive to student learning and staff productivity.

Together, we are providing a beautiful environment for teaching and discovery for our students!

Faculty and staff giving transforms lives. It?s the hallmark of a caring community. Make your 2015 contribution by making a secure online gift (one-time or recurring) today by visiting http://giving.nmsu.edu/giving.php or you may contribute through Payroll Deduction at http://af.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/01/ASO-Gift-Payroll-Deduction-Authorization.pdf.

?Studio G Networking Hour: Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series' to be held today

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's presentation covers frameworks for pricing your product, calculating customer lifetime value and designing a sales strategy. Learn about making the economics of your business work.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses. For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

Softball continues WAC play against UMKC this weekend

The Aggie softball team is 6-0 in conference play and in first place in the WAC. This weekend, they take on UMKC at 6 p.m. today and at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in a doubleheader. Come out on Friday as kids can run the bases postgame. Saturday is $1 hot dog day. Don?t miss these great promotions. Tickets start at $5. Kids 12 and under get in free. Students can use their NMSU ID to get into the game.

For more information, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

College of Engineering welcomes CEO as second lecturer in Verge Series

NMSU?s College of Engineering welcomes Briken Olson, CEO and co-founder of CommunityMed Urgent Care, as the next speaker in the spring Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship. His presentation, titled "True North-Setting the Course for Succeeding," will be held at 4 p.m. today in Thomas and Brown Hall, room 104.

He received a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from New Mexico State University and an MBA with dual concentrations in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
The lecture is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Spyros Angelis at 575-646-2975 or loky@nmsu.edu.

STEM Saturday classes to be held

Each Saturday, starting April 11, the Stem Outreach Center will present a different STEM-based family workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Workshops are free and space is limited. New STEM topics every Saturday.

For more information and to register for a free class, visit stemoutreach-nm.org, under special events.

NMSU Wellness Fair and Junior League KidFit to be held Saturday

The NMSU Wellness Fair and Junior League KidFit event will take place on campus to benefit NMSU students and families in the Las Cruces community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the southeast corner of University Avenue and Jordan Road across from Barnes & Noble, near the Rhodes Garrett Hamiel dorms.

The goal of the NMSU Wellness Fair and Junior League KidFit event is to provide NMSU students and community members, specifically youth in the area, with fun activities and useful resources about staying healthy. On-campus programs, local businesses and nonprofit organizations with a health-related emphasis will give out information about their programs and services, conduct fun physical activities for children and give interactive sports demonstrations, such as kickboxing, yoga, dance and bicycle safety. Pistol Pete will join in the festivities, and Pablo Lopez of Outdoor Adventures will give a motivational presentation. The event will also include giveaways and prizes, including two kids? bikes. KRUX, the campus radio station, will do a live remote.

The event is sponsored by NMSU, Sodexo, the Junior League of Las Cruces, NMSU Social Work Services, NMSU Campus Health Center, the WAVE program, Las Cruces Sun-News and Bravo Mic Communications, LLC.

For more information, contact Lori Martinez with NMSU Social Work Services at 575-646-2731.

Scrabble fundraiser set for April 12

Literacy Volunteers of Doņa Ana County, part of DACC?s Adult Basic Education program, will hold its monthly "Play Scrabble! Promote Literacy!" fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in the second floor board room at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. The $3 admission fee all goes to help LVDAC purchase classroom supplies for their adult students. Players off all competitive and skill levels are welcome.

For more information, contact Mark Pendleton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at mpendleton@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4001, or mpndltn@gmail.com or 575-635-8711 evenings and weekends.

CLABS lecture to be held April 14

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Latin American and Border Studies invite you to a lecture by Alison Newby, assistant professor in NMSU's Department of Sociology, titled "Cuba?s Capitalist Revolution?" at 4 p.m. April 16, a the Nason House.

Even before the December announcement that the U.S. and Cuba would work toward re-establishing diplomatic relations, Cuban society was experiencing tremendous socioeconomic change. Real estate and automobiles can now be bought and sold, and it is estimated that 20 percent of the workforce is officially employed in what would be considered the private sector. Yet, these transformations are not of equal benefit to all; many small businesses fail, and the great majority of Cubans have little to no access to the benefits of the new economy. Based on data from six months of fieldwork and interviews with small business owners in Havana during the fall of 2014, this presentation will provide a ?view from the street? of socioeconomic change in Cuba, including the various obstacles to private sector development.

The talk is free and open to the public. Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx Kinko?s.

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

NMSU?s sixth annual GLBTQ Awareness Week to discuss laws, rights

Celebrating the sixth annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Awareness Week, the New Mexico State University Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center and Stonewall Queer, Straight Alliance present fun and informative events for April 13-16.

The week features events centered on a safe space and provides awareness to help create an informed and empowered campus culture.

Kicking off the events is the Festival of Colors on the Corbett Center Student Union Outdoor Stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 13. Live music, information tables and a glitter water balloon fight are planned. The festival serves as a resources fair and networking opportunity for students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided by Sodexo.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11037/nmsu-s-sixth-annual-glbtq-awareness-week-to-discuss-laws-rights

Customized Training Program offers administrative professionals conference

Join other administrative professionals in this opportunity to update skills and receive personal development coaching designed especially for those who keep offices running at peak potential. For a third year, the Customized Training Program of Doņa Ana Community College will offer a special conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at the DACC Workforce Development Center, 2345 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the cost for the day-long event is $149.

For questions or more information, contact the CTP at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Welcome and Orientation dates are available

The Aggie Welcome and Orientation Office is excited to welcome all of our new Aggies and their families throughout our summer programs. Remember to greet any students or guests, especially on these dates, so our visitors feel welcomed by our NMSU community on orientation programs. If you see individuals that look lost, help us help them and point them in the right direction.

The dates are as follows:

April 24-25
May 20-21
May 30
June 12-13
June 22-23
July 8
July 30-31
August 13-14

For more information, contact Mariana Ortega at mortega8@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4496.

Partial parking lot closures in April and May

Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/closure/ for a list of partial parking lot closures at NMSU for the months of April and May. Contact information and a map of alternative parking locations are available at the site.

Spring cleaning sale and Macbook preorders available

The Aggie Tech Shop located on the second floor of Barnes & Noble at NMSU is accepting preorders for the new MacBook. To make room for the new inventory, select older-model MacBooks are now available at discounts of up to $200 off, while supplies last. Also, for a limited time, save $30 on AppleTV.

For more information, visit the store at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, call 575-646-1791, email nmsutechshop@nmsu.edu, or visit them online at www.facebook.com/NMSUbookstore or www.twitter.com/nmsutechshop.