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NMSU Hotline — August 5, 2015

NMSU acting residency fuels intensive coaching for students, faculty

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It was a week of exhilaration for theatre arts faculty and students from New Mexico State University as the National Michael Chekhov Association took center stage at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts July 6-12.

The association -- which has presented intensive acting workshops around the world -- gave Las Cruces participants the opportunity to learn techniques used by A-list actors such as Johnny Depp and Anthony Hopkins. The program immersed actors in an intensive process: first learn the acting tools, then use what they learned through improvisation before rehearsing a scene.

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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.

Celebrate Cuban cuisine and receive a free shirt today

Discover the unique flavors of this island nation with the Tour of Cuba Buffet available for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature ropa vieja (shredded beef with Latin spices), pork cuban sandwiches, Cuban black beans, sweet fried plantains, flan and more. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage. Plus, if you are one of the first 25 customers through the door, you?ll receive a free ?Share Your Summer? T-shirt, so that you can join in on the #NMSUSummerDiscovery fun.

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.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Aug. 11

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Volunteers needed for 'Ask Me! Where?s My Class?' tables during Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week

As a part of Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week, there will be "Ask Me! Where's My Class?" tables at six different locations across campus from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 20 (broken down into one-hour shifts for both days). Volunteers are needed to help guide new Aggies in the right direction. Two individuals per shift are needed to staff the tables. Faculty, staff and student employees are encouraged to volunteer.

Supplies will be provided by the Aggie Welcome and Orientation program.

For more information, contact Angela Bates at aarvizo@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1722.

Student employment fair to be held Aug. 26

NMSU Career Services has scheduled a student employment fair for the upcoming fall semester. This fair is designed for new and returning NMSU students who are seeking a part-time student job on campus. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26, on the first floor of Corbett Center in the Aggie Lounge.

Career Services would like to invite you to participate in this event if you have student employment and/or work-study positions available for the spring semester. The student employment fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student and work-study jobs available on NMSU campus.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by clicking on the following linkhttp://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/student-employment-registration/.

For more information, call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email rbensley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU research farms hosts annual field days in Tucumcari, Clovis, Los Lunas

In early August, New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host several of its annual field days at multiple locations throughout the state.

?We host field days at our off-campus agricultural science centers to show community members what our Agricultural Experiment Station scientists are doing to help local producers and consumers,? said Steven Loring, associate director of NMSU?s Agricultural Experiment Station System.

?We have the chance to explain why we are there and what difference we make for the local economy, environment, and, most importantly, people. Folks who attend a field day can expect to learn about the particular areas of research being conducted, and ask questions of the scientists conducting the research. Also, Cooperative Extension Service agents and specialists attend to help in the education process.?


Availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research fund

The Office of the Provost has announced the availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research fund. The purpose of this grant program is to encourage development of investigator-initiated and collaborative research projects involving basic, preclinical, clinical and translational cancer research. Applications are due by Monday, Aug. 31 and awards will be publically announced during the 12th Annual C4CR Dinner Dance & Silent Auction, which will be held Friday, Oct. 9. The complete announcement is available at the following link: http://research.nmsu.edu/ord/c4c.

For more information contact Jeff Arterburn at jarterbu@nmsu.edu for scientific/technical queries or Sudha Murthy at smurthy@nmsu.edu for administrative/process queries.

Arrowhead Center enterprise adviser selected as Kauffman Fellow

Arrowhead Center Enterprise Adviser Estela Hartley has been accepted into the Kauffman Fellows, a highly selective program in which a cohort of business and investment professionals completes a two-year curriculum and individual development plan with executive coaching, facilitated mentoring and peer learning in innovation investing.

As an enterprise adviser, Hartley shares her expertise in qualitative research, collecting valuable consumer insights to help clients design innovative business models and compelling customer experiences with clients at Arrowhead Center, New Mexico State University?s economic development and entrepreneurship hub.

Kauffman Fellows represent diverse academic and work backgrounds. While the Kauffman Foundation notes desired traits for Fellows, such as demonstrated leadership strengths, an ?appetite for risk,? and domain expertise in science, technology or business, the program attracts candidates from a broad range of experience.


NMSU Valencia County Extension office establishing seed library

Some libraries house books. Other libraries are home to seeds. Seed-saving libraries, a place to literally check out and return seeds, are increasing in popularity as more and more growers and farmers gain interest in producing the best-tasting vegetables that you can get.

Historically, saving seeds from the annual harvest was practiced to provide seed for the following year?s planting. Through the years, growers collected seeds of plants that had specific traits they wished to maintain, such as flavor of the fruit, yield rate, disease resistance or plant characteristics.

Today, a seed library is a way for community members to share their favorite plants? seeds. These libraries assist with this by providing a central location where growers can exchange seeds that can improve plant production or preferred characteristics of a vegetable.