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NMSU Hotline — October 20, 2015

NMSU honors Interdisciplinary Studies employee with ?A? Mountain staff award

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Megan Shannon, an administrative assistant in New Mexico State University?s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, was recognized by the NMSU Employee Council with the ?A? Mountain staff award at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic Oct. 16. Shannon was presented with a commemorative plaque by NMSU President Garrey Carruthers.

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Campus Announcements

Construction has started on the NMSU swimming and diving locker room at the Activity Center

Construction on the NMSU Swimming and Diving locker room inside the Activity Center began Oct. 19. Consequently, the AC will be without women?s locker rooms for approximately two months. This will not affect the Aquatic Center locker rooms. Women, if you need access to showers and a changing area, please use the pool during the renovation.

Additionally, construction on the last phase of the Corbett Center Student Union will begin this month. Corbett Fitness Center will be closed from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23.

For more information call the AggieFit office at 575-646-2907 or Aquatic Center at 575-646-3518.

100 West Café to serve Greek cuisine this week

100 West Café will serve Greek cuisine Oct. 20?23. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Fasolatha (Greek white bean soup) or Greek salad, your choice of Sicilian chicken or broiled Greek fish served with Greek rice with feta and dill and asparagus as your sides, or pasta with tomatoes and white beans ? no sides. For dessert you have a choice of Baklava or Revani (a Greek semolina cake with orange syrup). All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments. We are unable to provide to-go lunches and apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Red to Green Money Management workshop and meetup to be held Oct. 20 and Oct. 21

Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!, will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in Domenici Hall 006. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity Theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent and protect your identity.

Red to Green Money Management MeetUp! will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Domenici Hall Lobby. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact 575-646-1851 or finlit@nmsu.edu, or go to http://goo.gl/TVRHZ5.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

2015 ?Project: Postcard? exhibit, fundraiser to open at NMSU

More than 300 pieces of postcard-sized art will line the walls of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery as the Department of Art hosts the 2015 ?Project: Postcard? exhibit and fundraiser Oct. 20-29.

The artwork was donated and created by alumni, faculty and students, as well as regional, national and international artists. The 5-by-7-inch works of art will be exhibited anonymously and offered for sale. Proceeds will support the development of a new art facility.

?We want our students to have an incredibly rich experience here,? said Julia Barello, head of the NMSU Department of Art. ?Funds raised through Project: Postcard will be used to support the D.W. Williams Hall Project, which will provide such a space for our students and the community.?


Tough Enough to Wear Pink dinner at Taos Restaurant

In commemoration of this year?s NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink week, Taos Restaurant will host the annual Pink Dinner from 5?8 p.m. today. The menu will include naturally delicious and pink foods, including carved prime rib, pork tenderloin with rhubarb compote, roasted salmon over saffron rice, sautéed shrimp and pasta with blush sauce, pink grapefruit with honey mint dressing, watermelon salad with mint and crispy bacon, pomegranate mousse, bread pudding with strawberry glaze and our special ribbon cookies. Admission to this event is one meal swipe or $8.09 plus tax for those without a meal plan.

Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University can be reached at 575-646-4801, online at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NMSUDining.

'Fall BBQ Favorites' is this week?s Bistro buffet

Savor delicious classics during the ?Fall BBQ Favorites? Bistro buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature beef brisket, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, cherry pie and apple pie. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

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.

Indigenous human rights advocate, acclaimed poet to speak at NMSU

A poet, a scholar and a citizen of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Margo Tamez will explore the social themes of indigenous women and their families of Konitsaaiigokiyaa (Big Water People?s Country) in the Texas-Mexico border region during a talk at New Mexico State University on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Tamez, an assistant professor of indigenous studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, is widely sought after as a speaker who stresses the role of local communities and their participation in research as co-producers of knowledge in tackling colonialism, gender violence, environmental racism and environmental injustice in rural and urban indigenous spaces and places.


Observatory Open House to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at the NMSU campus observatory at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be Kristian Finlator and graduate assistants Sten Hasselquist, Kathryn Steakley and Jodi Berdis. Objects we may observe are 61 Cygni, a binary star system in the Cygnus constellation, Epsilon Lyrae, a multiple star system also known as the Double-Double, and M2, a globular cluster in the Aquarius constellation. There will also be a talk about ?Dancing Stars.?

For more infomration contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868.

LOVE & Relationships! to be held Friday

LOVE & Relationships! will be held from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in O?Donnell Hall Room 104. Mamiko Odegard is known as the love, relationship and high performance expert, and she has more than 30 years of experience as a professional life and business coach and psychologist. As an alum of the College of Education, she will share her career experiences with the NMSU community during Homecoming week. Light lunch is provided.

RSVP to Adelina Rodriguez at adelrodr@ad.nmsu.edu or for more information visit http://college.education.nmsu.edu/events/visit-with-alumnae-mamiko-odegard-ph-d-life-and-business-coach/.

NMSU to host 3rd Aggie Family Bike event

In an effort to encourage a safe and healthy approach toward bike riding, the New Mexico State University Environmental Health and Safety Department will host its third Aggie Family Bike event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Aggie Express Community Center on the corner of Stanley Drive and Williams Avenue.

The event will take place following the NMSU Homecoming parade, which attendees are invited to join. Participants will be able to enjoy free smoothies from a bicycle blender, learn how to change a tire, paint and listen to music while their children ride on the course set up for them and learn about bike safety.

?The purpose of this event is to see more families riding together safely and enjoying themselves,? project coordinator Jamie Lakey said. ?The most fulfilling thing is when I see the change that has been created by the event.?


EPPWS free movie night to be held Oct. 29

The Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science?s third annual Fright Night featuring Jumanji will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Gerald Thomas Auditorium Room 194. Free movie admission, free popcorn, candy, sodas/water and a chance to win prizes.

For more information call 575-646-3225.

Halloween opera double bill to be held Oct. 30-31

"The Cask of Amontillado" by Daniel Pinkham and "The Verloren Opera: A Tale of Lost Love" by Lon W. Chaffin will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Rio Grande Theater.

"The Verloren Opera: A Tale of Lost Love" will receive its world premiere in Las Cruces, and will kick off a program of new opera development for the Dona Ana Lyric Opera. The plot of this one?act chamber opera, composed by NMSU Music Department Head Lon W. Chaffin focuses on an opera company that has fallen on hard times. It is rumored that the opera house may be haunted, and this fact has driven the customers away. Through twists and turns, the protagonists learn that the fabric of time and space is more fragile than they thought.

John Carlo Pierce will direct both operas and appear as Fortunato. As Montresor, NMSU graduate student Ejerson Balabas will join him. NMSU students Cory Gasparich and Danielle Turner will head the cast of "The Verloren Opera." Ingrid Larragoity-Martin, NMSU associate director of instrumental studies, will conduct the student ensemble.

For more information contact sdueno@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s student-run station KRUX celebrates new antenna and College Radio Station Day

It was 10 years in the making, but the KRUX radio station at New Mexico State University had a new 3,000-watt directional antenna installed on the Corbett Center Student Union roof Oct. 1.

Replacing the previous 1,000-watt antenna, the new antenna has significantly greater power and reach. In Las Cruces, the student-run station has a clearer and stronger signal. Now, listeners as far as Fort Bliss, Texas, and approximately 52 miles north of the NMSU campus can enjoy the station with the ?swimming against the mainstream? motto.

?We?ve wanted to increase our power to cover more of the El Paso area, as we have a lot of commuter students from El Paso,? said general manager Joe Pestovich. ?We?ve been trying for a few years now to reach that area with our airwaves.?

KRUX 91.5 FM is still in the testing phase to determine exactly how far its airwaves reach.


DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Wire Horseshoe Dangle Earrings, come express your creativity while making these horseshoe design-inspired dangle earrings. Made with sterling silver wire and Swarovski crystals, they work well for everyday wear and even rodeo queens. Don?t miss out making your own set of earrings and wearing them home. The class will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. The cost is $21.

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