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NMSU Hotline — July 28, 2015

Expert NMSU researchers, young scientists, outreach teams join forces in battle with cancer

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A premier cancer research partnership at New Mexico State University is not only fostering extensive cancer research activity, it also is developing the next generation of cancer scientists and a new level of outreach, primarily to underserved populations across New Mexico.


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Campus Announcements

Kids football clinic and Aggie Fan Fest to be held Aug. 1

NMSU football will host a free kids football clinic Saturday, Aug. 1, at Aggie Memorial Stadium lead by head coach Doug Martin and his staff. Sign up kids grades from kindergarten to eighth grade online at http://www.nmstatesports.com/quest/Questionaire.dbml?&QID=318921&DB_OEM_ID=1900. Check-in for the clinic will begin at 8 a.m. The clinic will start promptly at 9 a.m. and will finish around 11 a.m.

Following the clinic will be a free Aggie Fan Fest. This is open to the general public and will feature inflatable jumping balloons, live music, carnival games and concessions. Additionally, fans can check out available season tickets at the same time.

For more information, call Athletic Marketing at 575-646-5348 or visit NMStateSports.com and click on the football tab.

Move-In Day info tables available for departments and organizations

If you are interested in having an informational table on Move-In Day, Aug. 16, email Jenn Montes at jdmontes@nmsu.edu with your department or organizational name. Since space is limited, priority is given to departments and organizations whose services have a direct impact on incoming housing students. Housing and Campus Life will provide one table, two chairs and a tent (if needed) for each unit. You must be able to commit to being present from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership program recruiting new group

Over the last 14 years the NM Ag Leadership (NMAL) program has served New Mexico by identifying and providing leadership development opportunities to more than 90 men and women in the food, agriculture and natural resource industries so they could become stronger and more effective in their industries and communities.

Be one of New Mexico?s strongest leaders by joining NMAL.They are presently recruiting participants for the 11th class scheduled to begin in November 2015. Download the application packet at http://aces.nmsu.edu/nmal/application.html and submit it via email or regular mail by Aug. 20.

Multi-faceted research on chipmunks enhances NMSU public education program

More than just a cute and cuddly critter, the Oscura Mountain chipmunk is providing New Mexico State University Fish and Wildlife researchers with vital habitat information on an entirely unique kind of animal.

Chipmunks are found in coniferous forest habitats. In the arid environments of southern New Mexico, these forests only occur along the cool, high slopes of mountaintops. Each of the larger mountain ranges has its own unique kind of chipmunk, the Organ Mountain chipmunk found adjacent to Las Cruces and the Oscura Mountain chipmunk, which occurs solely in the mountains at the north end of White Sands Missile Range.

?Southern New Mexico is a very interesting place for chipmunks,? said Jennifer Frey, an associate professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at NMSU. ?We have at least six different kinds of chipmunks here and most of them don?t occur anywhere else on the planet.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11280/multi-faceted-research-on-chipmunks-enhances-nmsu-public-education-program

Aging infrastructure, energy independence among topics at 2015 Domenici Conference

Speakers at the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference will discuss recent developments in four trending policy areas ? the nation?s aging infrastructure, U.S. energy independence, regional economic development and Middle East policy. The event is set for Sept. 16 and 17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Experts including former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford and global energy authority Amy Myers Jaffe are among those scheduled to appear.

The Domenici Institute, now in its eighth year as host of the conference, is named after New Mexico?s longest-serving U.S. senator, Pete V. Domenici. The institute was established at New Mexico State University with the goal of continuing Domenici?s legacy of service to the state of New Mexico and the nation by providing unique learning and policy research opportunities.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11281/aging-infrastructure-energy-independence-among-topics-at-2015-domenici-conference