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NMSU Hotline — April 22, 2015

NMSU Engineering Associate Dean Patricia Sullivan named to NM MEP board

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Patricia Sullivan, associate dean for outreach and public service in New Mexico State University?s College of Engineering, was recently named to the board of directors for the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership. NM MEP is a statewide assistance center dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of New Mexico?s small and mid-sized business. The organization brings together government, not-for-profit and industry resources to offer comprehensive programs and support to the businesses of New Mexico to grow and strengthen New Mexico?s manufacturing.

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Campus Announcements

Administrative Professionals Day flower sale to be held today

Administrative Professional?s Day is today. The NMSU floral team will have cut flowers and potted plants for sale during their regular sale from 9 a.m. to noon today, in the lobby of Gerald Thomas hall.

For more information, contact floral team coach Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

End-of-the-year barbecue to be held April 23

Prepare for the end of the school year as Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant hosts a barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, complete with quarter-pound bacon burgers, quarter-pound green chile cheeseburgers, bratwurst, pulled pork barbecue, barbecue portobello mushroom sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, Southern coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and freshly baked brownies. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are also accepted.

Learn more about the campus meal plans at http://bit.ly/1lCt8vf and view a list of other upcoming themed lunches at http://on.fb.me/Wgb51P.

NMSU Choirs to perform Friday and Saturday

The New Mexico State University Choirs will present their final concert of the 2014-15 season at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 3 p.m. April 25 in Atkinson Recital Hall at the NMSU Music Building. 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.

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition open at the UAG

The 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, titled "In Between," is currently open at the University Art Gallery in Dan W. Williams Hall. The opening reception will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. The three artists featured in this year's exhibition are Aubrey de Cheubell, Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo and Kris Wilson.

The 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition runs concurrently with the 2015 BFA show at Wells Hall, and the 2015 Department of Art open house at Dan W. Williams Hall. All three events will take place on the same day and at the same time. "In Between" will run until May 9. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 575-646-2545 or email artglry@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Alamogordo premieres new children's play

"Tolly & Pat", a new family comedy written by Connie Breding, associate professor of theater at NMSU Alamogordo, will premiere at the Rohovec Theatre April 24, 25 and 26. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, while the Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m.

Tolly (Tolerance) and Pat (Patience) Pearson are two sisters who definitely qualify as "mighty girls." Along with their small band of girlfriends, they battle bullies and plant kindness. They compassionately champion the plight of the down-and-out vagrants and organize a fundraiser to help the local homeless folks have better living conditions. At all times, Tolly and Pat empower their friends to do the right thing. "Tolly & Pat" is suitable for all ages, and features young performers as well as adults.

Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for children. Advance tickets are available at The Blue Stone and Books Revisited. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater the date of each performance. NMSU Alamogordo students, with proof of current enrollment, can purchase two student discount tickets for $2 per ticket.

For more information, call Theresa at 575-439-3670.

Softball wraps up home schedule this weekend

The softball team wraps up its 2015 home schedule this year against Grand Canyon this weekend. The Aggies are looking for one more win to wrap up the 2015 Regular Season WAC Championship. The series begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24. The game has been deemed a "White Out." Make sure to wear white and help the Aggies wrap up the regular season crown. The series continues at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, as the Aggies host Senior Day.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 575-646-1420 or visit the Pan American Center Ticket Office today.

Children's Festival to be held April 25 at DACC

The Dona Ana Community College Education Club will hold a Children's Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 in the commons area on the central DACC Campus, 3400 S. Espina St. The festival offers activities, games and other fun for children of all ages, as well as live entertainment. Admission is free. Raffle tickets are available for a $1 donation.

For more information, call 575-528-7044.

Talk 'Twelfth Night' with NMSU professors this Sunday

Directly following the 2 p.m. performance of "Twelfth Night" on Sunday, April 26, a conversation will be held with Tracey Miller-Tomlinson, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of English and Richard Rundell, professor emeritus of German in the Department of Languages and Linguistics.

They will address gender and sexuality in Shakespeare's work, aspects of revels and role-reversal in "Twelfth Night," and see where you, the audience, want to take the discussion. Come for the play and stay, or arrive around 4:30 p.m. to join the conversation.

For more information, contact Larissa Lury at llury@nmsu.edu.

Filmmaker to talk about documentary at NMSU?s Confucius Institute Speaker Series

Filmmaker and former public radio correspondent Jocelyn Ford will screen her documentary, ?Nowhere to Call Home,? next week at New Mexico State University.

The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in Domenici Hall, room 109. Ford?s visit to NMSU is part the Confucius Institute?s Speaker Series.

Ford?s film tells the story of Zanta, a Tibetan woman who moved to Beijing against the wishes of her in-laws so that her young son could get an education. Ford, who lives in Beijing, filmed the documentary over three years after overcoming restrictions on access to Tibetan communities.

?It crosses a lot of borders,? said Elvira Hammond, co-director of the Confucius Institute at NMSU. ?It?s about women?s and children?s rights, (issues of) migrant laborers, it?s about her (Zanta?s) struggles to have custody of her son and about having the autonomy to determine what her son?s life will be like.?


We have a Coke with your name on it, literally

It?s time once again to ?Share a Coke? on campus, and this time it?s personal. If you?ve scoured the shelves for your own personalized bottle of Coke and couldn?t find the name you were looking for, then Tuesday, April 28, will be your lucky day. No longer settle for "Sharing a Coke" with just a ?friend? or ?buddy.? From approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coca-Cola will install a custom vending machine on the International Mall between Corbett Center Student Union and Monagle Hall. Stop by and type you or your friend?s name into the machine and a custom can of Coke will be dispensed free of charge. No matter how unique the name, you can now ?Share a Coke? with ?Ermelinda,? ?D?Anne? or ?an Aggie.?

NMSU Dean?s Health Symposium will explore end-of-life planning, care

New Mexico State University provides educational opportunities to more than just the students on the university?s campuses. As part of its commitment to connecting with the broader community, the College of Health and Social Services is hosting its second Dean?s Health Symposium in Las Cruces.

This year?s one-day seminar, ?A Beautiful Death: What Will You Choose?? is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at http://health.nmsu.edu/2015-deans-health-symposium.

?We hope this event will encourage residents of the area and members of our health care community to come together to talk about what is often a difficult topic for both the health care providers and the family members of a dying person,? said Donna Wagner, interim dean of the College of Health and Social Services.


NMSU Public Health graduate students to intern at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Congratulations to Karoline Sondgeroth and Danielle Lapiano, New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services graduate students, each of whom were selected as summer interns at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

The internship runs from mid-June to mid-August and allows graduate students to conduct cancer research in the Hutchinson Center?s division of public health sciences, which includes faculty who specialize in areas such as epidemiology, cancer prevention, health disparities, health economics, biostatistics, bioinformatics and molecular diagnostics.

The program provides students with experience and mentorship in diverse aspects of cancer research. Students in the program, along with their mentors, will design a research project. Also, students will participate in weekly research seminars, professional development workshops and a competitive poster session.

For more information on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, visit www.fhcrc.org.

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/road-closures.

Partial parking lot closure for ECIII scheduled for May

Parking lot 58, on the east side of Engineering Complex III, will have its north single row of parking closed for a Facilities Services project in that area beginning at 5:30 a.m. May 11. This partial parking lot closure is required to establish a construction staging area during the repair of the NMSU tunnel system.

The following buildings could or will experience a parking impact: ECI, ECII, ECIII, Jett Hall, Central Plant, Thomas and Brown Hall, Goddard Hall, Foster Hall, Walden Hall, Science Hall, & ICT. This list may not be totally inclusive of buildings experiencing an impact.

A sign will be erected at this lot announcing the partial closure and warning of towing, which will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Once closed, please do not park in, or block, the staging area until all construction fencing and any signage of any type, including prohibited parking signage, regarding this project has been removed.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jim Carroll at 575-646-3669. View a complete list of parking closures for April and May at http://park.nmsu.edu/closure/.

NMSU Office of Sustainability opens new Environmental Education Center

What began as a University of San Diego green campus tour turned into a new facility for New Mexico State University when the Office of Sustainability opened its new Environmental Education Center earlier this year.

?They had just constructed their Environmental Education Center and I looked at that space and thought that there is no reason why we can?t do that,? NMSU sustainability manager joni newcomer said.

After presenting the idea to Glen Haubold, NMSU?s associate vice president for facilities, the idea took off. Finding a space that could be easily accessed by students was the first step, followed by getting the construction people involved. Properly scheduling and pricing the services and items involved in creating the EEC were all issues that needed to be taken into consideration as well.

With 35 years of experience as a commercial interior designer, newcomer took on what she feels is the most exciting portion of the job, as a behind-the-scenes project, construction and design manager, helping the architect. Space acquisition began three years ago, along with the asbestos abatement.