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NMSU Hotline — August 28, 2015

NMSU researcher teams with student entrepreneur to develop a better protective shield


A New Mexico State University researcher and an engineering graduate student have partnered with Arrowhead Center?s student business incubator, Studio G, to further develop a protective shield technology that could help reduce concussions and even save lives. The partnership is supported by a $50,000 award from the National Science Foundation?s Innovation Corps program.

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Campus Announcements

?Studio G Networking Hour' starts again today

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week kicks off the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series covering how to determine your company?s target market, first niche and your ideal customer. Disciplined Entrepreneurship is MIT?s 24-step curriculum for starting a business. Join us for the first Networking Hour of the semester and the start of the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For more information, contact Kramer Winingham at studiog@nmsu.edu or visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/studiog/.

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

The American Southwest Theatre Company presents a film screening of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 7:30 p.m. today, in the Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre, ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Admission is $10 and includes a prop bag and $5 for balcony (prop bag not included). Tickets will be available at the box office starting at 5:30 p.m.

The American Southwest Theatre Company is a non-profit organization that benefits the NMSU Theatre Arts Department. For parking and directions, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/directionsparking.php.

For more information, call 575-646-4515 or 575-646-4517.

DACC Financial Literacy Workshops to be held

The DACC Financial Literacy Workshop for the Month of September is ?Student Loans & Disbursement Refunds.? The times and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 8: 11 a.m. Central Campus DAMA 114-ACR
Tuesday, Sept. 15: 11 a.m. East Mesa Campus DASR 232
Thursday, Sept. 17: 3 p.m. East Mesa Campus DASR 232
Thursday, Sept. 24: 11 a.m.Sunland Park Campus Room 120

For more information contact DACC Financial Aid Outreach Adviser Melanie at 575-528-7296 or melaniet@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Sept. 10

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 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, please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

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

Fresh flower sales to be held every Wednesday

The NMSU Floral team and Hort 240 floral design students will have fresh flower sales each Wednesday of the fall semester, beginning Sept. 2. Customers can bring their own vase, or choose from a variety of pre-made arrangements. All proceeds benefit the NMSU Floral team.

For more information, contact Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

Call for poster abstracts for the NM WRRI?s 60th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

The theme for this year's water conference is Coloring Outside the Lines: Can Science Help Us Be Creative and Innovative in Managing Our Water? The conference will be held in Taos Oct. 7-9. This conference provides a special opportunity to learn about New Mexico's possible water future from an impressive group of speakers, and to learn about current water research through a poster session that will be held during the conference on Friday morning, Oct. 9.

See the poster abstract guidelines (http://2015.wrri.nmsu.edu/?page_id=52) to submit an abstract on any water research or management topic. The deadline for poster abstracts is Sept. 16. Students are especially encouraged to submit an abstract.

For more information contact 575-646-1195.

Graduate/faculty seminar to be held Sept. 4

The Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate/faculty seminar with Paul Calvert, professor, Chemical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, will be Friday, Sept. 4 in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200 and is titled 3D Printing of Cells in Gels. ?Bioprinting? is a field that is very focused on printing human tissues for testing and implants. We should be able to extend beyond this to mimicking many plant and animal tissues but we need better gel chemistries, better gel properties and better printing systems.

Anyone interested in meeting with Calvert should contact Mary O?Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu to schedule a visit.

New DACC photography workshop added to schedule

How to Be a Photojournalist in the Multimedia Age will be taught by Jett Loe, former director of BBC television shows in Northern Ireland, creative director for cable companies in London, photojournalist in Los Angeles and now multimedia journalist at the Las Cruces Sun-News, "How to be a Photojournalist in the Multimedia Age" is an intensive 12 and a half hour workshop spread out over eight days designed to give you the skills necessary to have your photos and video used by news agencies both locally and regionally.

The workshop will focus on how to quickly and creatively create narratives in stills and video that news agencies need in our new multimedia/internet age. Students are expected to have basic photographic skills and access to a digital camera and/or smart phone that can shoot video. By the end of the course it is expected that students will have the skills necessary to be stringers-producing professional quality news stories that can be picked up and used by news organizations.

The online information for current students is available at https://ssb.nmsu.edu/pban/bwckschd.p_disp_listcrse?term_in=201540&subj_in=CMT&crse_in=255&crn_in=52688

The information on how to become a DACC student is available at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/admissions/

For more information, call CMT Program at 575-528-7310.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Healthy Cooking for Kids, kids will learn to prepare dishes from different parts of the world in a healthy way. Discover nutritious ingredients and fun ways to cook that will remain with them for their whole life. For kids ages 8?12. The class will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct. 7. The cost is $63.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Basics of Online Marketing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept 12 or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19. The cost is $79 each. Learn how to start and establish a presence with innovative methods of online marketing. Examine and compare different methods and trends in today?s business environment. Discuss current research of present environments for various ideas on increasing sales, revenue and profits. Review different methods of projecting your product.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Washington Monthly ranks NMSU among best colleges on 2015 National Universities list

According to the Washington Monthly National Universities rankings for 2015, New Mexico State University is among the best colleges in the country.

This year, NMSU is listed at 114 in the national rankings. Washington Monthly ranks institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, which includes recruiting and graduating low-income students, research and service.

This year, NMSU ranked highest in the social mobility and service categories. NMSU improved from a year ago and is listed as 15th in improved graduation rate. NMSU is ranked 68th in Reserve Officer Training Corps rank. NMSU has both Army and Air Force ROTC.