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NMSU Hotline — May 15, 2015

NMSU president to serve as batboy for the Aggie softball team

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New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers will make good on a promise he made to the NMSU softball team and serve as the batboy during the Aggies? game Friday in Tucson, Arizona, at the NCAA Softball Tournament.

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Uncover 'The Adventures of Rocky Bear' this Saturday at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

Author Paul E. Garcia will introduce kids to ?The Adventures of Rocky Bear? at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16. After the reading, he?ll sign copies of the book for his young fans.

Join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/455571181258490/ to receive updates & reminders. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Panda Express. All campus parking is free on the weekends.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense to be held Monday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense by Lei Qian will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, in the Chemistry Building Room 201. The title of the thesis is "Grb7 and Hax1 May Colocalize Partially to Mitochondria in SKBR3 Cells Induced by EGF and Their Interaction May Affect Casp3 Cleavage of Hax1."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Orientations to be held over summer break

The Aggie Welcome & Orientation Office is excited to welcome all of our new Aggies and families throughout our summer programs.

Remember to greet any students or guests especially on these dates so our visitors feel welcomed by our NMSU community on Orientation programs. If you see individuals that look lost please help us help them and point them in the right direction.

Our next two upcoming programs are May 20 and May 21.

For more information contact mortega8@ad.nmsu.edu.

Road closure scheduled for Wells Street and sidewalk

Wells Street and sidewalk, west bound only, will be interrupted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. The purpose of this closure is to install a new hydronic pumps and motor on DACC, Building 341, cooling tower. One westbound street lane and the sidewalk on the north side of Wells Street will be closed. Barriers will erected on both sides of S. 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/road-closures/.

Advancing Leaders Program application deadline is July 15

The Teaching Academy is seeking applications for participation in the 2015-2016 Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) cohort. Tenured faculty from any academic department who are currently in or seeking administrative or faculty leadership positions and wish to widen their networks and hone their leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

ALP participants must commit to the following during the 2015-2016 academic year: a two-day leadership retreat Aug. 14-15 in El Paso, meeting monthly with their mentor, participating in nine monthly workshops and discussion sessions from noon to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 4 and April 1, and attending the ALP Recognition Luncheon Monday, May 2.

If interested, submit the following materials to Shawn Werner, associate director for Leadership and Mentoring, MSC 3TA: one copy of your CV, a letter clearly stating why you want to participate in the Advancing Leaders Program (two-page minimum), a letter from your department head (faculty) or dean (department heads) indicating that you will be permitted the time to participate in this program, and a list of three (colleague and/or supervisor) references with their contact information.

The deadline for applications is July 15. Notification of acceptance will be July 22.

For more information contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Independent Living, learn the essentials of living on your own, preparing simple meals, basic household repairs, thrifty shopping, money management, even hosting get-togethers. A must for young adults with and without disabilities transitioning from high school. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9-July 28. The cost is $63.

In the DACC Community Education course, Parents as Job Developers, become empowered to find a job that suits your child?s personality, strengths and interests. No more waiting. If your young adult son or daughter with a disability wants to work, you don?t have to wait on traditional job development services. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9-July 28. The cost is $63.

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

Experts will discuss sheep, goat reproduction at NMSU?s Corona Research Center

Sheep and goat reproductive technologies will be the topic of a seminar May 27 at New Mexico State University?s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability in Corona.

?Producers interested in learning the latest technologies when it comes to sheep and goat reproduction will have an opportunity to hear directly from the experts at this seminar,? said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU?s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. ?Technologies will be outlined for all sheep and goat producers to rapidly improve the genetic quality of their herds.?

The seminar was developed to introduce available technologies and thoroughly discuss opportunities for implementation with New Mexico producers.

?Utilization of these techniques could aid producers in introducing quality genetics or propagating quality livestock more rapidly,? Cox said. ?Join us for this informative seminar.?