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NMSU Hotline — May 7, 2015

NMSU supporter Pat Sisbarro to receive national Distinguished Friend of Education Award


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education will present longtime New Mexico State University supporter Pat Sisbarro with the Distinguished Friend of Education Award, an honor given to just one person in the nation each year. NMSU nominated Sisbarro in recognition of her years of service to the university.

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Campus Announcements

Observatory open house to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at 9 p.m. Friday, May 8, 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 Bernie McNamara and graduate assistants Diane Feuillet, Gordon MacDonald and Kyle DeGrave. Objects you 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.

Baseball games to be held this weekend

Aggie baseball will take on UTPA at 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Presley Askew Field. This is family night where they will welcome NMSU family and friends who are in town for graduation to the ballpark for their second annual Family Catch Night where they will be welcomed onto the field postgame for a catch in the outfield.

Graduation Night will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, where you can show any 2015 graduation program and get in for just $1 and enjoy $1 hot dogs all game long. Sunday?s series finale and Mother?s Day game at noon will have $1 ice cream all game long and honor mothers with free admission. Kids 12 and under are free and NMSU students get in with ID.

For Tickets Call 575-646-1420.

Friday?s hooding ceremony celebrates research, doctoral degrees at NMSU

If you have never attended a university commencement ceremony, the attire might surprise you. The academic regalia of the graduates, faculty and university officials provides a rainbow of color often in a sea of black.

At the first-ever separate doctoral hooding ceremony at New Mexico State University, doctoral candidates will be hooded on stage by their faculty adviser. The color of hoods represents the different disciplines.

The spring 2015 doctoral hooding ceremony, which begins commencement festivities, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Pan American Center.

?The hooding ceremony is in addition to and does not replace commencement,? said Loui Reyes, dean of the Graduate School. ?The ceremony is a special recognition for NMSU?s research and professional doctorate degree recipients.?


The Intramural Fields to be fenced off May 8-Aug. 8

The Intramural Fields located south of the NMSU Activity Center, on the corner of South Locust Street and Wells Street, will be fenced off beginning May 8 through Aug. 8, allowing the Grounds department to perform various maintenance activities. During that time, the upper deck will undergo aerification, fertilization, topdressing and irrigation repairs. Normal activity will resume Aug. 8.

For more information on the summer use of the intramural fields, contact Landscape and Grounds Manager Bud Jones at 575-646-5957.

Retirement reception for Bernie McNamara to be held Monday

The Department of Astronomy will host a reception in honor of the retirement of Bernie McNamara, a Regents and Distinguished Achievement Professor of Astronomy, at 4 p.m. Monday, May 11 at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the Stan Fulton Center. McNamara will retire at the end of the semester and has served NMSU and the Department of Astronomy for 40 years.

For more information call 575-646-4438.

Counseling & Student Development Center to be closed May 12

The Counseling & Student Development Center will be closed Tuesday, May 12 for staff development. If you are in crisis you may use The CALL, 575-646-2255 (1-866-314-6841) or the Dean of Students, 575-646-1722, Corbett Center Room 207.

For more information contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2731.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Pearl Knotting, enjoy learning the history, value, and types of pearls while creating an heirloom-quality, knotted pearl necklace using a simple method. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The cost is $21.

In the DACC Community Education course, Inclusive Worship Workshop, you?ll be singing Hallelujah after discovering ways to include members with disabilities in your faith community. Explore how to engage their unique gifts rather than focusing on special needs and promote a sense of belonging. The class will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 4 - July 30. The cost is $73.

In the DACC Community Education course, Metals & Jewelry, learn the basics of a metalsmith including sawing, cold connections, and soldering. Practice techniques such as torch enameling and cuttlefish casting. All levels are welcome as the course will be modified to each student?s goals and projects. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 5-July 17. The cost is $93.

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