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NMSU Hotline — June 17, 2015

Retiring NMSU chef to go from searing fish to catching ?em

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If you?re looking for Chef Maurice Zeck this summer, you won?t find him in the usual locations ? the classrooms, kitchens and dining areas of New Mexico State University?s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. No, if you want to track down the veteran restaurateur-turned-college professor, whose list of professional awards ranges from the American Culinary Federation President?s Medal for Service to the Industry to the New Mexico Restaurant Association Chef of the Year, you?ll need a sun hat instead of a toque.

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Campus Announcements

Studio G Networking Hour discussing sales techniques to be held this afternoon

Studio G Networking Hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's presentation covers sales techniques. In a startup, you are constantly selling to attract partners, investors and to win over your first customers. Learn about the best techniques in the industry.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For more information visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

Medicinal plants presentations to be held Thursday

Nine students from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) who participated in the "Medicinal Plants Workshop" this summer will hold poster presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at the Skeen Hall Rotunda. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Rodríguez at laurodri@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5169.

Recital by Berta Guindin to be held June 18

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Latin American and Border Studies will hold a recital by Berta Guindin, Los Kantes del Gran Sefarad, at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Nason House. The recital is free and open to the public. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx Kinko?s.

Guindin was born in Buenos Aires. She started her musical and singing education with Helga Epstein and studied piano with Susana Agrest. She graduated as a music teacher at Collegium Musicum in Buenos Aires. She studied ear-training with Violeta Gainza. She took part in the Collegium Musicum Youth Chamber Music Group as a flutist and singer. She studied Sephardic music repertoire, chamber music and vocal training with Eleonora Noga Alberti. She took a training course on voice technique with Dina Rot. She studies choral conducting at IUNA (National University of Fine Arts). She is a member of IUNA Chamber Choir, which has just been created. Guindin has performed in many institutions as a lyrical singer, including the Argentinean Embassy in the Dominican Republic and Carnegie Hall.

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

Creative Startups event to be held June 22

Meet the founder of Creative Startups, the nation?s leading startup accelerator program for creative entrepreneurs at 8 a.m. June 22 at Café de Mesilla. Join Arrowhead center and Co-founder Alice Loy of Creative Startups for an informal conversation about this exceptional and unique program.

Creative Startups, the nation?s only startup accelerator specifically for startups in the creative industries, is accepting applications for the 2015 startup program. Creative Startups is seeking entrepreneurs whose startup concepts combine music, film or design with innovation and technology. Those who join the accelerator will receive a wide array of benefits, including an entrepreneurship curriculum designed specifically for creatives, made in partnership with Stanford entrepreneurship faculty. They also will have access to investors and to a national network of qualified and skilled mentors, and the opportunity to compete for $50,000 of no-interest loans for startup costs.

Applications are open June 1?July 10, and the program is open to both U.S. and international startups. The program will begin on Aug. 31, and all participants, along with investors and mentors, will meet for a weeklong event in October in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

RSVP requested at http://goo.gl/forms/luErXFtx2l

For more information, visit www.creativestartups.org.

NMSU?s College of Education to host 'Night of Discovery'

Residents of Las Cruces and members of the New Mexico State University community are invited to learn more about the College of Education during its first ?Night of Discovery? event.

?There are so many great things happening in the College of Education,? said Kelley Coffeen, the college?s assistant dean for advancement.

Alumni and friends of the College of Education are expected to attend the event and hear from Dean Michael Morehead, who will retire at the end of next month. He has served NMSU and the College of Education for 23 years.

Coffeen said Morehead will share the experiences of students, faculty and researchers in the college?s departments, including Educational Leadership and Administration, Kinesiology and Dance, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education and Communication Disorders.


Retirement reception for Carmen Kottong to be held July 1

Carmen Kottong, from the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, will retire effective July 1, after 25 years of service at NMSU. A reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Stan Fulton Center.

For more information contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127.

Save the date for the SWIHDR conference

The Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research (SWIHDR) 2015 Conference will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the New Mexico State University Campus. The titled is Understanding Health Disparities and Quality of Life in the Border Region. Registration and location details to follow.

For more information contact aemartin@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses are available

In the DACC Community Education course, Wrap Any Stone, using only two wires, learn how to wire wrap any odd-shaped, tumbled stone into a beautiful pendant. Your pendant will be completed within the timeframe of the course?and you can wear it home. The class will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. The cost is $27.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Getting the Most from Your iPad will be held form 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. The cost is $49. Do you have the basics and want more? Learn editing and other features of the touch screen and its keyboard, and much more. Bring your iPad to class and we can experiment together.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Experts will discuss brush, weed control at NMSU?s Corona Research Center

Ranchers and farmers across New Mexico are often challenged with the control of everything from salt cedar to starthistle. Weeds and brush can outcompete beneficial grasses, heighten fire danger and increase water usage on parched lands.

Control of brush and weeds will be the topic of a Beyond the Roundtable seminar June 30 at New Mexico State University?s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability in Corona.

?The presence of uncontrolled weeds and brush can have significant economic impacts on farms and ranches, affecting the health of both livestock and crops,? said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU?s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center.

The meeting will provide producers with the latest thinking on how to approach various control methods on farms and ranches.