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NMSU Hotline — August 7, 2015

Stellar discovery: NMSU researchers co-author study revealing stars in galaxy have moved


New Mexico State University researchers are part of a team of scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) who created a new map of the Milky Way that shows nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their obits.

This discovery, published in the July 29 issue of ?The Astrophysical Journal,? brings a new understanding of how stars are formed, and how they travel throughout our galaxy.

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Campus Announcements

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 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Atkinson Recital Hall.

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.

Housing and Campus Life Move-In Day volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with welcoming students to residence halls. They need volunteers to help with move-ins, errands, guide students and families, etc. Three-hour shifts from 6:30 a.m.?5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Faculty, staff and student organizations are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, contact Jenn Montes at jdmontes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4466.

Aggie Experience 2015 to be held Oct. 10

University Admissions will host Aggie Experience Saturday, Oct. 10. This program invites high school students to come experience the life of an Aggie. This is our biggest on-campus recruitment event of the year as we are expecting over 1,000 visitors. The students will discover NMSU through campus tours, academic highlights, financial aid presentations, a demo class and more.

For more information, contact Brett Newcomer at 575-646-5808 or brettn@nmsu.edu

NMSU robotics camps challenge middle- and high-school students

Elias Borchert, a seventh grader at Vista Middle School, leaned over his robot as he tried to figure out why the machine is not making a 180-degree turn as he programmed it to do.

Borchert is one of more than 60 middle- and high-school students who attended robotics camps at New Mexico State University this July. During the camps, students learned how to program a robot to follow a specific command: go forward, lower the robot?s claw, grab a block, turn around, put the block down and repeat the tasks. The objective of the camp was to introduce students to radio-controlled components and basic programming skills.

?My favorite part was programming, because it makes me think,? Borchert said.


Student entrepreneurs at NMSU?s Studio G launch new social media dictionary app

Have you ever wondered who invented the word ?selfie,? and how fast it became a word used almost everywhere? People chat, text, tweet and socialize every day in the virtual world of social media, as well as interpersonally.

New words are made up faster than new technology develops. Brett Pelkey and Christopher Dunn, clients of Studio G, the student business incubator at New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center, have caught on to this and have partnered to create a new dictionary app called ?Flooid Lingo,? currently available for Android phones.

?Brett and I would just sit around and make up words or misuse them and disagree about their meanings,? Dunn said. ?We set out to create a dictionary for ourselves and others because language grows so quickly.?