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NMSU Hotline — April 28, 2015

NMSU?s College of ACES honors faculty, staff, community leaders for contributions to agriculture

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Faculty and staff with New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, as well as some community members, were honored April 17 for making outstanding contributions to agriculture throughout the state.


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100 West Cafe Featuring Creole-style cuisine this week

100 West Café will feature Creole-style cuisine this week. The buffet lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu for April 28 and April 30 will be chef?s choice to include liver and onions, beef Bourguignone, salad, vegetables and assorted desserts. 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 April 29 and May 1 will be Creole crab and corn chowder, salad with honey mustard vinaigrette, sautéed chicken with bourbon cream, baked catfish with Creole sauce, creamy pasta with sausage and peppers with your choice of bananas foster or strawberries Romanoff. 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. This is our last week for lunches.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Road closure scheduled for Wells Street

Wells Street and sidewalk, west bound only, will be interrupted from today until 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. The purpose is to install a new cooling tower for DACC, Building 341.

One westbound street lane and the sidewalk on the north side of Wells Street will be closed. Barriers will erect on both sides of south Espina Street to ensure proper traffic flow through the Wells and Espina intersection. Noisy construction will not be allowed before 8 a.m. Signs will be posted and barriers will be erected approximately 100 feet east of the Espina and Wells intersection to ensure proper vehicular flow. Notification will be sent out to faculty, staff and students.

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

Winds-Band concert to be held today

The NMSU Music Department presents the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony ensembles? final concert of the spring 2015 semester at 7:30 p.m. today in the Music Building Atkinson Recital Hall.

The fine university ensembles will be performing an interesting variety of musical styles that goes from petite chamber ensembles to majestic band masterworks that are considered pillars in the band literature.

They invite you to come and share a great time of music making with masterworks from romantic composers as Dvórak and Grieg, and important contemporary composers as Karel Husa and Malcolm Arnold.

As part of this eclectic program, Symphonic Band will have the honor of performing the world premiere of a piece arranged by John Foulds, "Hellas: A Suite from Ancient Greece." The Wind Symphony will be performing Grieg's Piano Concerto Op. 16 featuring guest pianist Parvati Mani.

For more information contact 575-646-2304.


Student Success Center workshop to be held April 29

Preparation for Finals Week: Staying Focused and on Course will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225 second floor. Relax, focus and prepare for finals week.

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

Chemistry and biochemistry research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Martin Kirk of the Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. The title of the lecture is ?Pyranopterin Mo Enzymes: Nature?s Earth Abundant Two-Electron Catalyst.?

For more information, call 575-646-2505.


Interactive presentation and discussion to be held April 30

The Baccalaureate Experience ? it?s more than just a degree will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at NMSU Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Room 50.

This spring, undergraduate student researchers set out to determine the value of students actively reflecting on and documenting their undergraduate experiences. They hosted student workshops and surveyed students, faculty and staff to better understand the various perspectives about this process. In addition, the student researchers documented their own undergraduate experiences and will share the impact it had on them.

To register, go to https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007307

For more information contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host memorial ceremony to honor Aggies

New Mexico State University will host a memorial ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Spiritual Center to honor students, employees and alumni who have died in the past year.

The Spiritual Center is located on NMSU?s International Mall, west of the Educational Services Building and the Pan American Center, near the university?s duck pond. Public parking is available in Lot 27, which is north of the Educational Services Building.

This is the third year the event has been coordinated by the Dean of Students office, and the first time it has had what will be a permanent home at the Spiritual Center. Multiple offices from across the campus come together to make the event a success. The event is open to the public.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11087/nmsu-to-host-memorial-ceremony-to-honor-aggies


Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo and Ruben Zapata lecture to be held May 1

The NMSU Art Gallery will be hosting an exciting event from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 1,in the UAG. Graduating MFA student Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo and Ruben Zapata from NMSU's Food Scientist Laboratory will be giving a collaborative artist and scientist lecture on the bio-artworks of Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, who uses agar to grow human bacteria in her artwork. This lecture will be an insight into the precedents of bio-arts, a look into the current works of bio art in the University Art Gallery and a scientific explanation of the technologies used for these pieces.

For more information contact 575-646-2545 or at jasminew@nmsu.edu.

Students ?upcycle? trash into treasure at NMSU?s Innoventure competition

Middle- and high-school sudents from across New Mexico will show what they?ve learned about ?upcycling? this academic year during the 12th annual Innoventure student competition, hosted by Arrowhead Center on Friday, May 1, at the Corbett Center Student Union on the New Mexico State University campus.

Roughly 200 students participated in the program throughout the school year, and 125 of those will compete in the May 1 judging event. The teams of two to five students each began working on their projects last fall with a $50 budget and a directive to solve everyday problems using science, technology, engineering and math to upcycle products that would normally be thrown away into a new, marketable product.

?We?re consistently impressed with the ideas New Mexico?s students are generating,? said Marie Borchert, education specialist for the Entrepreneurship Institute at Arrowhead Center. ?It?s always amazing to see the culmination of months of work that has gone into their projects.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11091/students-upcycle-trash-into-treasure-at-nmsu-s-innoventure-competition

Social Security Representative to Present at NMSU

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will present information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus at 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Health and Social Services Auditorium. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/ approximately one week after the presentation.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Library showcases World War I exhibit

Branson Library at New Mexico State University is displaying ?New Mexico and World War I? on the fourth floor in the Milton Gallery until Oct. 1. The display was curated by University Archivist Martha Andrews and Caitlin Wells, archivist for the Rio Grande Historical Collections. The display showcases documents, photographs and artifacts from the de Bremond Collection (Rio Grande Historical Collection) and the Ralph Willis Goddard Papers from the Records of the College of Engineering (Hobson-Huntsinger University Avenue).

For more information, visit http://engr.nmsu.edu/library-showcases-world-war-i-exhibit/.

Campus Tutoring Service is here to help

The Campus Tutoring Service, Corbett Center Room 126 (across from Einsteins), will be open with limited and specific hours during finals week. Encourage your students to visit them early and not wait until the last minute. They have tutors available to assist in numerous courses. All students need to come prepared with notes and books so they are able to maximize time with a tutor.

Tutoring schedules can be found at www.ssc.nmsu.edu/campus-tutoring-service or by phone at 575-646-6050.

NMSU offers Network Security Fundamentals Short Course

From targeted attacks to the millions of new variants of viruses, worms and Trojans bypassing traditional security solutions, network security has never been more critical. And the stakes for business owners and operators have never been higher.

New Mexico State University?s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network invites network administrators and information technology professionals to attend a 15-hour short course on Network Security Fundamentals. The course will provide participants with the knowledge required to protect their network infrastructure by detecting and preventing network intrusions; recognizing, analyzing and preserving network evidence; and using vulnerability assessment methods.

Led by engineering technology Assistant Professor Matt Presser, the course will include a mixture of instructor-led activities and exercises. Participants will learn to secure network infrastructure and respond to various situations built within scenarios to simulate network attacks. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify various security procedures that can be implemented to decrease the potential for malicious attack or intrusion.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11093/nmsu-offers-network-security-fundamentals-short-course

NMSU Homecoming, Tough Enough to Wear Pink game is Oct. 24

New Mexico State University?s 2015 Homecoming game will coincide this year with the NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink football game on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The Alumni Association and the student body will celebrate Homecoming week Oct. 19 to 25 with many traditional activities, including a parade, bonfire and pep rally, culminating as the Aggie football team takes on the Troy University Trojans on Oct. 24. The game also will highlight the 2015 NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink cancer research fundraising and awareness campaign.

The classes of 1955 and 1965 will hold reunion dinners during this year?s celebration and the Alumni Association dinner to honor its 2015 distinguished alumni will be Oct. 23.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11095/nmsu-homecoming-tough-enough-to-wear-pink-game-is-oct-24

Visit the Relaxation Room at Branson Library

The Relaxation Room is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. It is located in Branson Library, Room 127.

The Relaxation Room offers a range of free services, including biofeedback and massage equipment, to help you practice relaxation and stress reduction. The equipment uses feedback from your body to help you learn to control certain body responses, such as heart rate and muscle tension, and can help you respond to stressful situations more calmly.

For more information, contact NMSU?s Counseling Center in Garcia Annex, Room 100, or at 575-646-2731.