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NMSU Hotline — April 21, 2015

NMSU celebrates 20 years highlighting undergraduate research, creative arts projects

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Undergraduate students at New Mexico State University will be recognized this week for their research and creativity activities during a symposium designed to reinforce the message that discovery can happen even in the earliest stages of their academic careers.

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Campus Announcements

Food pantry opens at NMSU Alamogordo

NMSU Alamogordo has a newly established food pantry, Aggie Cupboard Alamogordo. The program will begin monthly food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Food can be picked up at the kitchen located in the Tays Center. The program is open to any NMSU-A student or employee who has an NMSU ID. Donation boxes are available on campus in the Allied Health building, Academic Support Center, all division office areas, Glass House, Library and Student Center. Donations and volunteers are needed.

Future dates for distribution are from 4 to 6 p.m. April 22, May 26, May 27, June 23, June 24, July 21 and July 22.

NMSU-A student and employee identification cards are available in the Student Services Building.

For more information, contact Beth Hillis at 575-439-3878 or bhillis@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe features "Coast-to-Coast" cuisine this week

100 West Café will feature a variety of "Coast-to-Coast"-style Cuisine. The buffet lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu for today and Thursday will be Chef?s Choice ? a great surprise to all. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

A la carte lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The menu for this week will be cheddar-leek soup, white salad with fennel and orange, poached chicken with tarragon, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, pasta quattro formaggi with your choice of toffee caramel flan or mixed berry feuilletees. 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.

NMSU DanceSport Club to hold information session and auditions Wednesday

NMSU DanceSport Club will hold an information session and auditions from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Rentfrow Gymnasium. Come find out what NMSU DanceSport is all about and if you have what it takes to join this amazing dance group. No experience necessary. Must be current NMSU student.

For more information, email dancesport@nmsu.edu.

Observatory open house to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at 9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the NMSU campus observatory. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be Nancy Chanover and graduate assistants Carlos Vargas, Sean Markert and Jeremy Emmett. Objects we may observe include the planet Jupiter, the Beehive cluster, the Eskimo Nebula, the moon, the Orion nebula, and many more celestial objects.

For more information, contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868.

NMSU Choirs to perform Friday and Saturday

The NMSU Choirs will present their final concert of the 2014-15 season at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and at 3 p.m. April 25. Combined choral ensembles of 100 singers, accompanied by full orchestra, will perform with professional soloists for the New Mexico debut of Sir Michael Tippett's "A Child of Our Time."

This powerful work, incorporating evocative African-American spirituals and strongly influenced by the oratorios of Bach and Handel, contrasts the final work of the program, the beloved and luminous "Requiem," by Gabriel Fauré.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and may be purchased through Pan Am Ticket Center by calling 575-646-1420.

Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley's Mutt Show to be held at NMSU

Mutts and their people are welcomed to the New Mexico State University campus for the annual Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley Mutt Show, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. It will be held across from NMSU?s Barnes & Noble, located at the corner of University Avenue and Jordan Street, at the grassy area in front of Rhodes Garrett Hamiel dorms. Visitors with leashed and well-behaved canines are welcome to this free event.

The NMSU Aggie PAWS and the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will sponsor the show and the NMSU Department of Animal Science is a co-sponsor.

The show will feature demonstrations by the Border Patrol and others, pet safety awareness, educational tables and activity booths for kids. Adoptable dogs will be available. There will be doggie fun shows, contests and raffles. Raffle tickets can be purchased on-site the day of the event or at the ASCMV booth at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market on Saturdays and at ASCMV, 3551 Bataan Memorial, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Deadline for Domenici Conference student panelist nominations is April 30

NMSU?s Domenici Institute for Public Policy invites faculty and administrators to nominate students for the opportunity to serve as panelists at the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, Sept. 16 and 17, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Of the nominations received from universities across the state, just 20 students will be selected to form the panel and they are the only audience members allowed to question the conference?s array of world-class speakers.

The conference themes include aging U.S. infrastructure, regional economic development, and U.S. energy independence. As policy matters affect all citizens, students from any discipline are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Nominations must be made online via the Domenici Conference website (http://domenici.nmsu.edu/domenici-public-policy-conference-2015/student-panelists-program/) where a short nomination form and a full description of the program can be found. In addition to the faculty/administrator nomination, students are encouraged to submit a brief letter of interest outlining why they?d like to participate as a panelist. Nominees who provide this additional insight into their conference goals will be given first consideration. Nominations and student letters must be received by April 30.

For more information regarding the program, contact Sara Patricolo, Domenici Institute program manager, at 575-646-2066 or spatrico@nmsu.edu.

Road closure scheduled for Arrowhead Drive

Arrowhead Drive will have interrupted access from 7 a.m. Monday, May 11, through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. The purpose of this road closure is to make the utilities connections in the street for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additional items that are to be completed during this road closure include the installation of electrical and communication conduits and construction of the left turn median cut for access from Arrowhead Drive into the facility.

Arrowhead Drive north- and southbound lanes will be closed off at the Wells Street intersection and also north of the Early College High School northern-most entrance. ECHS traffic will be rerouted through Sam Steel Way. The road closure is being scheduled during summer break as vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area is minimal.

For more information, visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.

Arrowhead Center receives substantial grant to boost ?cradle-to-career? pipeline

A half-million dollar grant from the Daniels Fund will help New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center develop a ?cradle-to-career? pipeline for young people throughout New Mexico to practice innovation and entrepreneurship at every stage of their education, emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The Daniels Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming in a variety of areas, including ethics, education and youth development.

This two-year, $500,000 grant will ultimately support the statewide expansion of programs within Arrowhead Center ? which was created to be an engine for sustainable economic development in New Mexico ? that engage students beginning in elementary school and continuing through college.