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NMSU Hotline — June 30, 2015

NMSU biology Regents professor to lead Sundt seminar students on Hawaii research trip

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Many New Mexico State University students will probably spend their spring break next year in some tropical location, enjoying the sun and sand. One class of honors students will travel to Hawaii ? not to bask in the tropical climate, but to learn about how changes to that climate are affecting corals and the other species that make up the island ecosystem.

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Campus Announcements

All-American BBQ Buffet on Wednesday

It?s time to celebrate Independence Day, and you?re invited to the All-American BBQ Buffet, available for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet features spicy buffalo BBQ chicken, Texas-style brisket, herbed mashed potatoes, apple pie with vanilla ice cream and more. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Road closure scheduled for Espina Street

Access to Espina Street will be interrupted from 6 a.m. Thursday, July 2, to 6 p.m. Monday, July 20 to allow space for demolition dumpsters to be placed on the northbound right lane of Espina, along the west side of Jett Hall. This will leave one lane of northbound Espina Street open between Frenger Street and South Horseshoe available for the traffic. Southbound Espina will not be impacted.

Signs will be posted and barriers will be erected approximately 100 feet on Espina northbound and south of Frenger Street to ensure proper vehicular flow.

For more information contact http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Retirement Reception for Lydia Quintana to be held July 10

The Associated Students of New Mexico State University will host a retirement reception in recognition of Lydia Quintana's 35 years of service to NMSU. A reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the NMSU Golf Course.

For more information contact rain07@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Student Gardens display new irrigation system

A newly constructed rainwater harvesting system was unveiled June 22 at the Student Research and Education Gardens at New Mexico State University.

Mark Uchanski, NMSU associate professor of vegetable physiology and coordinator of this project, explained that rainwater harvesting consists of the collection and storage of precipitation for use on site, rather than letting it run off and drain away. It includes a structure, which is usually a metal shed, gutters and storage tanks.

The accumulated monsoonal rains water will be used to irrigate a small garden at the NMSU Student Gardens.

?This project constitutes our first step in providing an educational focal point for students and visitors,? said Richard Pratt, NMSU department head of the Plant and Environmental Sciences department. ?It may also be considered another stride forward for advancing NMSU?s commitment to sustainability.?


Donna Burkholder's Retirement

After 15 years of great service to the New Mexico State University Library, Donna Burkholder will retire June 30. ?It has been a fast 15 years working here at NMSU but this is actually ending 25 years of working in libraries although the other 10 were in public libraries in Oregon and Ohio,? said Burkholder, who is retiring from the Access Services Department.

?Throughout the years, Donna has been instrumental in ensuring our books are returned by meticulously tracking patron?s accounts. She continually strives to implement workable solutions to problem records and patrons. Donna is our critical thinker, analyzing and monitoring reports to maintain the collection,? said Mary Covarrubias-Chavarria, Burkholder?s supervisor. ?I appreciate Donna?s flexibility and willingness to assist whenever needed. Her continual commitment to the library is an asset to our unit. We will greatly miss Donna.?

Burkholder is looking forward to spending more time with her husband, three children and their families. ?I have abandoned hobbies and new ones to start, gardening with some actual time to enjoy the garden, traveling and time without clock watching are going to make retirement what it should be,? said Burkholder.

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