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NMSU Hotline — June 25, 2015

New specialist at NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute hails from migrant worker family

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Adan Delval is the newest program specialist at New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute. He holds a bachelor?s and a master?s degree from NMSU and, as an undergraduate student, took part in an agricultural research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He?s also from a migrant farm worker family.

?I saw my parents struggle working in the fields,? he said. ?I decided it wasn?t what I wanted to do with my life so I worked to pursue an education.?

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Campus Announcements

Traffic congestion near Pan American Center next two weekends

Due to a large private conference scheduled at NMSU?s Pan American Center June 26-28 and July 3-5, traffic and parking near the building may become congested. Those driving or parking in the area may experience delays.

For more information contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Golf Course to continue happy hours

Not to be confused with the recently announced cancellation of the Thursday night happy hours at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, the NMSU Golf Course?s Player?s Grill will continue to offer daily happy hours from 3-6 p.m. Located at 3000 Herb Wimberly Dr. and open to the public, enjoy drink specials and a newly expanded appetizer menu that includes sliders, chili rellanos, fried cheese, jalapeņo poppers and pretzel dogs.

For more inforamtion call 575-646-2457.

Two campus restaurants to remain open over holiday

While most of campus will be closed on July 3 and 4 for the holiday, both Panda Express at NMSU and The Player?s Grill at the NMSU Golf Course Club House will remain open both days. Panda Express will open from 10 a.m.?10 p.m. The Player?s Grill will open from 7 a.m.?5 p.m. with appetizers available until 7:30 p.m.

Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Organ Mountains note cards for sale now

Whether you?ve grown up and love the Las Cruces treasure of the Organ Mountains, or want to share the unique vista with those in different corners of the world, the New Mexico State University Library now offers a set of 13 note cards highlighting various Organ Mountain images.

For $9, enjoy 13 photo note cards of the Organ Mountains. Photos range from historic shots from various NMSU Library Archive Collections and contemporary color photos from University Communications and Marketing Services. Photo descriptions are on the back of the cards with the inside left blank for your messages. Celebrate the natural beauty that surrounds Las Cruces and a lasting monument in our community.

Those interested in purchasing the set of Organ Mountain note cards can come to the NMSU Library Administration Office on the second floor of the Zuhl Library on the NMSU Campus or contact Cassie McClure at cmcclure@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7492.

For more information: http://lib.nmsu.edu/sites/libnews/organ-mountains-note-cards-for-sale-now/

Parking placards expire next week

NMSU departmental business that includes loading and/or unloading, as well as departmental visitors to campus, can request a special placard for $40 that will allow parking in specified areas. Current placards expire Tuesday, June 30. Departmental Placards do not automatically renew. The request form must be printed and signed by hand in order to be valid.

Submission details are provided on the form. Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/placard/ for details and to download the request form or contact 575-646-1839 or placard@nmsu.edu for additional information. The PDF request form is best viewed with Internet Explorer or by selecting ?Open With Different Viewer? at the upper right-hand corner of Firefox. Chrome users may need to log on to chrome://plugins, disable Chrome PDF Viewer, and select ?Always allowed? on Adobe Reader.

Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, July 9 due to our quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume Monday, Aug. 3 after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, follow the "NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/haz_wst/app_checklist_waste_accum_point.htm.

To schedule free pickups before or after these dates contact H&S at 575-646-3327.

Performance to be held in July

Starlight Children's Theatre Co. of Las Cruces will perform Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe at 7 p.m. July 10, 11, 17 and 18, at the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. A children's matinee will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 17. This is a delightful musical comedy about fairies and the men in British Parliament with whom they fall in love but not without the fairies creating a bit of mischief first.

Tickets are $7 at the door, Spirit Winds or Holdmyticket.com (plus a service fee).

For more information contact Denise Welsh-Pirtle at 575-642-2980.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Make It and Take It Home, discover how amazing science is as you make a wide assortment of toys designed to teach science concepts. Build a working electric motor. Make your own bubbling blobs and explore the properties of a density tube ? silly putty, glowing goo, green flubber and other cool projects. By the way, they will make ice cream in an amazing, different, Sciensational way. Kids ages 6?11. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, July 13-17. The cost is $146.

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

EPPWS department adds film festival to outreach events

Inspired by May Berenbaum at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, who recently won the National Medal of Science not only for her contributions to science, but her public outreach about science, Gerald Sims, department head of the Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Department along with Scott Bundy, professor of entomology decided to bring a bug film festival to New Mexico State University.

?For our purposes here, the film festival became a proven way to draw members of the community to campus and promote enthusiasm for science as part of an overall effort to enhance scientific literacy,? Sims said. ?Dr. Bundy wanted to bring this idea to Las Cruces, and I, having worked at the University of Illinois for 20 years, attended that film festival at least 10 times, and knew it was a great idea.?

The first event was in November 2013, featuring the movie ?Tremors,? a film about giant underground worms, where Steve Thomas, distinguished professor of nematology used as part of his presentation showing a giant preserved parasitic nematode to wow the audience.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11230/eppws-department-adds-film-festival-to-outreach-events

APLU designates NMSU an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

In recognition of its commitment to economic engagement, New Mexico State University has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity.

The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.

?This is exciting news,? NMSU President Garrey Carruthers said. ?This designation recognizes NMSU?s contributions to economic development across the state and our work in creating the next generation of entrepreneurs for New Mexico.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11231/aplu-designates-nmsu-an-innovation-and-economic-prosperity-university