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NMSU Hotline — April 30, 2015

NMSU Golf Course ranked among best college golf courses in the country


The New Mexico State University Golf Course has been named one of Sports Management Program?s 50 best college golf courses. The article and list, published last week, highlights golf courses that feature ?spectacular design and play.? NMSU ranked 18th in the country for those reasons, and because of its professionally accredited Golf Management program, which is administered by NMSU?s College of Business and is officially sponsored by the Professional Golfers Association.

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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 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 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.

Student Success Center workshop to be held May 1

Dealing with Stress: Stress 101 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 1 in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225 second floor. Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

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

NMSU faculty recital to be held at Atkinson Recital Hall

New Mexico State University will present a violin and piano recital featuring faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

The concert will include performances from music department faculty Laura Spitzer, Daniel Vega-Albela and Jorge Martinez-Rios.

?Playing with Daniel is great musical fun,? Spitzer said. ?He?s a terrific chamber musician, and in rehearsals, the music seems to play itself. The Mozart and Franck pieces are two gold nuggets from the violin repertory, with very meaty and rewarding parts for the pianist.?

The event will open with a performance of Mozart?s violin and piano sonata in B flat, K. 454, followed by Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce?s Sonata a Dúo for violin and viola. The closing piece will be Cesar Franck?s violin sonata in A.


NMSU pedestrian and bicyclist survey extended

The deadline for the campus walkers and bicyclist survey has been extended to May 15. The online survey is at http://goo.gl/Phgi6H. NMSU was awarded the designation of a Bicycle Friendly University in 2013 and we want to continue to provide a safe community for both pedestrians and bicyclists. More information on the NMSU bicycling community and our recent Aggie Bicycling Events is on the Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/NMSU-Bicycling/608399355942458.

For more information contact 575-646-3327.

Small Business Development Center will host free event

The Small Business Development Center will host an event titled Business Models That Work & Value Propositions That Sell from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 at SBDC DACC Workforce Center - 2345 East Nevada Avenue Room 121. To register visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces. Space is limited. The is a must-attend event for current and potential business owners. There is no fee for this event.

Many founders build products without knowing if it is something people actually needed. Turning your idea into a testable hypothesis will help you to validate the problem before wasting resources building a solution to a problem that might not exist. In this workshop, they will show you how to find out whether your idea is something that people will love, use and even better, pay for. The Business Model Canvas will be explained and will be followed by an interactive session for you to work on your own business strategy.

The presenter will be Zetdi Runyan Sloan, Director of the Arrowhead Technology Incubator/NMSU.

For more information contact sbdcinfo@nmsu.edu or 575-527-7676.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Individual Defensive Instincts, learn how to enhance your instincts as a first line of defense and the practice of easy retainable techniques. No previous experience required to join this important course. This is a self-defense training program developed for women of all ages and abilities. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, May 5-7. The cost is $49.

For more information or to sign up email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU College of Education professor invited to showcase research in Washington, D.C.

Karin Wiburg, co-director of the College of Education?s Institute for Equity in Mathematics and Science Education at New Mexico State University, has been selected to showcase her research on student learning of mathematics using games and inquiry in Washington, D.C., next week.

Wiburg, who is also a distinguished professor of Learning Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, was invited by the American Educational Research Association and the National Science Foundation to join other researchers from around the country on April 29 for a showcase for members of the U.S. Senate.

?What we will highlight is our recent research with 49 teachers and around 800 students who used our Math Snacks intervention and how the students using these materials learned more mathematics than the students who didn?t use these materials,? Wiburg said.

Math Snacks consists of games plus inquiry activities and provides an alternative access to math for children who might think they don?t like math.


NMSU student network defenders place fourth in regional competition

A group of eight students from the New Mexico State University Network Security Group showed their prowess in cyber security by fighting hackers and defending their computer networks in the Southwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

The group first spent Valentine?s Day at a computer lab at NMSU in a cyberspace faceoff with 18 other teams, finishing among the top nine in the virtual regional qualifying competition and earning a spot at the live regional qualifier event for the first time in club history, held in San Antonio, Texas last month.

The teams who competed at the regional qualifier in San Antonio were: University of Texas at San Antonio, New Mexico State University, University of Tulsa, Southern Methodist University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Sam Houston State University and Oklahoma State University.

After two full 10-hour days of competition at the regional event, against the other regional qualifiers and a ?red team? of professional hackers attacking their computer systems, NMSU placed fourth overall, a major accomplishment for their first time at the event. The University of Texas at San Antonio, the host school and one of the original creators and sponsors of the competition took first place, but NMSU will be looking to push them harder next year.


Southern New Mexico students gather at fourth annual ENLACE Youth Research Conference

About 175 students from across southern New Mexico, including Deming and Las Cruces, gathered April 16 to discuss issues important to them, including problems in schools and communities, at the fourth annual ENLACE Youth Research Conference.

The conference took place at the Arrowhead/Early College High School on the New Mexico State University campus, and was organized by the NMSU College of Education?s ENLACE Southern Program.

Christopher Adams, regional coordinator for high school and middle school course curriculum for ENLACE at NMSU, said the conference was established four years ago to give youth a voice.

?The ENLACE Southern Program recognizes that the voices of youth in general, and low-income and youth of color in particular, are so often missing from educational research and contemporary debates on institutional and social policies and practices that affect them,? Adams said.