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NMSU Hotline — August 4, 2015

NMSU researchers propose concept to study Europa?s atmosphere

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What would it be like to study the atmosphere of Jupiter?s icy moon, Europa? A group of professors and students from New Mexico State University presented findings following a 9-month concept study focused on measuring properties of Europa?s atmosphere at NASA?s Jet Propulsion Laboratory this summer.

NMSU was one of 10 university teams selected by NASA to conduct a concept study for a CubeSat ? a small, low-cost space probe. The roughly ten-pound CubeSat would be deployed by the Europa Clipper spacecraft upon its arrival to the moon in the 2020?s.

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Campus Announcements

Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System on NMSU campus to be tested first Wednesday of the month

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and once they are safe to check the NMSU website or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

Counseling Center closed for staff development

The Counseling Center will be closed all day on Thursday, Aug. 6, for staff development. Students can contact the CALL at 575-646-2255 or the Dean of Students at 575-646-1722 should they feel they are in crisis.

NMSU-HHMI poster session to be held Aug. 6

Sixteen NMSU-HHMI Research and Summer Research Scholars will present their research conducted over the summer in a poster session Aug. 6. Scholars were working in various labs in the Department of Biology, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences and the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. The poster session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in O?Donnell Hall, atrium. Stop by and see what they have accomplished.

For more information contact anjah@nmsu.edu.

Tickets available for 'An Encore of Great American Music' concert

The New Desert Harmony Singers presents "An Encore of Great American Music" along with the NMSU Contemporary Dance Theater. Come to this exciting event that will include songs from Broadway and other famous songs. The concert will take place at Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. For ticket information you may contact Lisa at 575-646-1705 or 575-652-1388. Tickets are $10 and also will be available the night of the concert.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for three levels of collaborative research: pre-pilot, pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/FHCRC partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Letter of Intent is due Dec. 1. Proposals are due Jan. 25, 2016 and the start date is September 2016

Download RFA and proposal application forms at: http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104