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NMSU Hotline — September 24, 2015

NMSU to seat patrons onstage for theatre season opener

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The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will open the 2015-2016 season with a production of ?The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds,? by Paul Zindel, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

This play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Critics Circle Award in 1971. For the NMSU production, an all-student cast will follow the story of two teenagers struggling to bloom under the thumb of a single mother who is bitter at the betrayal of her husband.

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Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences seminar by Jeff Herrick with the USDA ARS?Jornada Research Unit titled ?The Global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): an opportunity for College-wide collaboration through the development of mobile apps and cloud-computing,? will take place from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, contact esramire@nmsu.edu or Jeff Herrick at jherrick@nmsu.edu.

College of Engineering welcomes lawyer as first lecturer in Verge Series

NMSU?s College of Engineering welcomes Elizabeth Mata, a patent lawyer at the El Paso firm Blanco Ordonez Mata & Wallace, L.P., as the first speaker in the fall Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship. Her presentation titled Intellectual Property: A Few Vital Words, will be held in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104 at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mata works in the firm?s business section in the areas of business organizations and commercial transactions. For more information, contact Spyros Angelis at 575-646-2975 or loky@nmsu.edu.

100 West Café to serve Creole/Cajun style cuisine this week

100 West Café has begun lunch service Tuesday through Friday each week throughout the semester and welcomes you to their student-run lunches. Join them for four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for this week will feature Creole/Cajun style cuisine. Enjoy your choice of either chicken and sausage gumbo or spinach salad with apple vinaigrette, apricot and bourbon grilled chicken or pecan breaded catfish served with sides of cheese grits and sugar snap peas, or crawfish pasta. For dessert you have a choice of mouth-watering bread pudding with bourbon or sweet potato pie. All lunches are $10.

The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches. Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards are accepted. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Lunar eclipse viewing to be held Sunday

The New Mexico State University Astronomy Department and the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science present a lunar eclipse viewing from 7-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Tombaugh Observatory on the NMSU Campus near the track. This is a free public viewing with telescopes to watch the moon as it passes through the Earth?s shadow. The maximum eclipse occurs at 8:47 p.m. The event will include brief lecture about eclipses and astronomers will be available to answer questions. For more information, see http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/lunareclipse.

Statistics seminar series to be held Sept. 29 and 30

The NMSU Student Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business will host a seminar series featuring Ron Wasserstein, the executive director of the ASA.

Recently, a journal edited by faculty at New Mexico State University banned the use of p-values in articles in the journal. During the first seminar that will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 29, in Domenici Hall Room 106, Wasserstein will share his insights regarding the ?p-value debate.? A social will follow.

Wasserstein will present on ?What probability and Forrest Gump teach us about the New Mexico lottery? at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, in in Guthrie Hall Room 101. During this seminar, Wasserstein will give attendees the opportunity to participate in a simulated lottery and will answer ?What are your chances of winning the big jackpot??

For more information, contact Charlotte Gard at cgard@nmsu.edu.

2015 NMSU Community College Round Up Oct. 2-3 at NMSU Grants

Submit a proposal and register now. Join colleagues in sharing your ?Best Practices? at the 2015 NMSU Community College Round Up Oct. 2-3 at NMSU Grants. The two days will be filled with presentations and break-out sessions, with time to enjoy fall colors, great food, and local entertainment. Registration is $80 and includes a Friday evening dining experience at the Acoma Sky City Hotel and Conference Center. For more information contact Harry Sheski at 505-287-6641 or hsheski@nmsu.edu. Details can be found at the following link: http://grants.nmsu.edu/?s=Round+Up

Employer registration open for NMSU?s Health Professions Career Fair

Registration is now open for the Health Professions Career Fair taking place at New Mexico State University?s Las Cruces campus on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Corbett Center West Ballroom.

To register, employers must go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu, hover over the AggieCAREER Manager button and click on the ?Employer? tab from the drop-down menu. Those who are not registered with the Career Services website must first create an account and then register for the fair. Those in need of assistance during the process should call 575-646-1631. Those wanting to arrange for formal structured interviews should contact Elizabeth Ortega, coordinator for employer relations, at 575-646-1631 or employer@nmsu.edu.


Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal starts Oct. 8

The suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, Oct. 8, due to the quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume on Monday, Nov. 2, after the scheduled shipment. In the interim, please follow the "NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at: http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/haz_wst/app_checklist_waste_accum_point.htm

Please call EH&S at 575-646-3327 to schedule free pickups before or after these dates.

Aggie Experience 2015 set for Oct. 10

University Admissions is hosting Aggie Experience on Saturday, Oct. 10. This program invites high school seniors to come experience the life of an Aggie. We are expecting more than 1,000 visitors. The students will discover NMSU through campus tours, academic highlights, financial aid presentations, a demo class and more.

We will have an information fair showcasing academic departments, student services, organizations, clubs and campus resources so that seniors can learn about all the great opportunities at NMSU. Information tables will be set up in Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Please fill out the registration form online to secure your table by Oct. 7: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CD6CbNla4PNeHByjQ1J4kmPO6RhDc3KsuZ35iaZzfOs/viewform?c=0&w=1

You will receive a confirmation email with further details no later than Oct. 8. If you have any questions please contact Jacque Kennedy at jacquek@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5544.

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 and the start date is September 2016

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

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

When you think of a customer, what comes to mind? You probably thought of someone visiting a store, ordering online or phoning in an order. Did you think of a company employee who puts a request forward to IT, or a sales manager who would like to review the upcoming marketing ideas? Although there are many types of customers, they all have the same desire to receive prompt, helpful and friendly service. In the DACC Customized Training class, Manage Quality Customer Service, learn core aspects of customer service and how you can do your best for the people you serve throughout the day. The class is 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 and cost $79.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

In Wire Medley Triangle Earrings, use a triangle shaped medley of sterling silver beads and wire earrings to create these lively and funky earrings. Good for all ages ? you can wear them home. Tools will be provided (for classroom use only), or you may bring your own. Don?t miss out on this fun DACC Community Education course. The class is from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6 and cost $21. To sign-up, or for more information about this course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

In the How to Start Your Own Business course, learn how to start and establish a business. Examine and compare different methods and trends in today?s business environment. Research present environments to discover various ideas on increasing sales, revenue and profits. Review different methods of properly managing and building a business. Don?t miss out on this new DACC Community Education course. The class is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 and cost $27. To sign-up, or for more information about this course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU partners with Santa Fe Community College to offer hospitality degree

SANTA FE ? New Mexico State University is partnering with Santa Fe Community College to make it easier for northern New Mexico students to complete associate and bachelor?s degrees in the high-demand field of hotel and restaurant management. SFCC offers a certificate and an associate degree in hospitality and tourism management. Beginning this spring, students can easily transfer to pursue a bachelor?s degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management from NMSU at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center without leaving Santa Fe.