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NMSU Hotline — October 29, 2015

International dinners a chance for NMSU students to serve up their own ideas

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In the kitchen of New Mexico State University?s 100 West Cafe, fragrant pork noodle and vegetable soup simmers on the stove as students bustle about the dining room, putting the finishing touches on elaborate and beautiful Asian table centerpieces and place settings.

Over in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Chef Pete Mitchell oversees the wine tasting, where dinner guests are sampling sake and other wines that will pair with their dinner of seared ahi tuna and ponzu sauce.

It?s a scene that rivals any upscale restaurant. What sets this international dinner apart is that everything from the over-arching theme down to the fold of the napkins was planned and executed by students in the NMSU School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management?s restaurant operations, food management and events management courses.

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Campus Announcements

EPPWS free movie night to be held today

The Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science?s third annual Fright Night featuring Jumanji will be held at 6:30 p.m. today, 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.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Student Loans: Ins and Outs, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. today, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1851, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

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.

Physics colloquium on the science and application of X-rays to be held today

Uwe Bergmann, distinguished staff scientist, SLAC and principal investigator, Stanford PULSE Institute, will present the physics colloquium with title "Seeing the Invisible - The Science and Applications of X-rays" at 4 p.m. today Gardiner Hall Room 230. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.

Bergmann is known for, among other things, using X-rays to read an Archimedes text erased more than 1,000 years ago, for studies of prehistoric fossils, and other applications in art, history and archaeology, as well as medicine, biology, physics and engineering.

For more information contact vpapavas@nmsu.edu.

International and Border Programs Global Coffee Hour-South Korea to be held Oct. 30

Global Coffee Hour on South Korea, sponsored by International and Border Programs will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Garcia Annex Faculty Senate Chamber. When you think of South Korea, what comes to mind? The DMZ? High Tech Cities? Buddhist Temples? Did you know that the first book printed with movable metal type was printed in South Korea in 1377, making it the oldest book printed in the world. They have a small piece of South Korea here on campus. Want to learn more about this great culture?

For more information, contact Rose Vidal at 575-646-2855 or rvidal@nmsu.edu.

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.

100 West Café to serve New Orleans style cuisine this week

100 West Café will serve New Orleans style cuisine Oct. 27?30. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Louisiana Sunburst salad, corn chowder, your choice of Creole pork loin, Poulet Arcadianne served with dirty rice and okra with tomatoes as your sides, or creamy pasta with sausage and peppers. For dessert you have a choice of Bananas Foster or Strawberries Romanoff. 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. They 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.

Facebook presentation to be held Nov. 4

An informative and exciting talk by Brianna Lane, visiting assistant professor of Communication Studies, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium. Facebook is the Internet's most popular social network site, frequently used to connect with long-lost friends and meet new people. But did you know that information presented on Facebook influences our impressions?without us being aware of it? This presentation explores current research on the effects of Facebook specifically related to Facebook friends, romantic relationships and seeking support.

For more information, contact Kenneth Hacker, department head, Communication Studies, at khacker@nmsu.edu.

Project Lead the Way Conference and workshops open to school administrators and teachers

New Mexico State University?s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will host the Project Lead the Way Conference and Pre-conference workshops on Nov. 5-6. The conference will provide information for school administrators interested in learning more about the PLTW program, as well as updating current PLTW schools and teachers. Teachers and administrators may register at http://nmpltw15.eventbrite.com.

Pre-conference workshops on Thursday, Nov. 5 will include beginning and intermediate courses in Robot C and Inventor.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11490/project-lead-the-way-conference-and-workshops-open-to-school-administrators-and-teachers

Maintaining Immigration Status to be held Nov. 6

Maintaining Immigration Status & Planning For The Future: Visas, Green Cards and More presented by NMSU?s Immigration Counsel, Maney & Gordon, P.A. will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Business Complex Room 102 and 103.

NMSU?s foreign national staff, faculty, students, family members and those who work with our international community are invited to attend an invaluable informative presentation surveying visa options, permanent residence and maintaining one?s immigration status. Complimentary private consultations will be offered with attorneys immediately after the presentation.

For more information contact http://training.nmsu.edu/ or 575-646-1480.

DNP scholarly project to be held Nov. 9

The School of Nursing will host Jennifer Dailey-Vail as she will formally defend her scholarly project titled "Optimization of referral management in a community health center: an electronic health record approach" before a committee comprised of Kristynia Robinson (chair), Teresa Keller, Conni DeBlieck and Son Tran at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in CHHS Room 318. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact kpech@ad.nmsu.edu.

33rd annual jewelry sale to be held Nov. 9

The NMSU Department of Art?s Jewelry and Metalsmithing students will host their jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the lobby of the D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University next to Barnes & Noble. Parking on campus will be free after 4:30 p.m.

All the pieces are unique, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry created in our Metalsmithing and Jewelry studio. They invite you to support the NMSU Jewelry and Metalsmithing program and find amazing jewelry for friends, family and yourself. The profits from this sale will be used to support the activities of the students in the jewelry and metalsmithing area.

For more information, contact Motoko Furuhashi at motoko@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1238 or go to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUjewelrysale.

Startup Weekend Las Cruces to be held Nov. 13-15

Startup Weekend Las Cruces will be held Nov. 13-15 at Arrowhead Park, 4605 Research Park Circle. Be ready to pitch an idea Friday evening. Teams will form based on votes for the best ideas. Your team will have 54 hours to develop a minimum viable product and present your business demo before a panel of judges on Sunday afternoon. The winning team will be eligible to compete at the state level as well as the Global Startup Battle.

Early bird ticket special is $65 on or before Oct. 30. After that date, tickets are $75. Students may attend for $25. To register visit http://lascruces.startupweekend.org/.

For more information contact Zetdi Sloan at 575-646-7833 or visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/las-cruces/startup-weekend/7189.

Dance performance raises funds for student trip to study in Spain

Come enjoy ?Viva España? a passionate evening of eclectic Flamenco and Spanish dance performed by Sol y Arena, the NMSU Dance Programs' Flamenco and Spanish dance ensemble joined by Alma d?arte Flamenco. ?Viva España? will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, at Alma d?arte Charter High School, 402 West Court Ave. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors, $5 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. To purchase in advance call Maggie at 575-646-4067. The event is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Kinesiology & Dance.

Proceeds from this event help to sponsor students traveling to study in Spain for a month in the summer of 2016. This will be the third trip directed by Paco Antonio and Lucilene de Geus, co-directors of Sol y Arena and dance faculty at NMSU. This international study offers focused dance students an extremely rich experience in the classroom with celebrated international instructors, Theater and Tablao (nightclub setting) performances, daily walks through historic landmarks and museums while bringing back inspiring choreographies with rich memories to be shared and motivate the next generation of voyagers.

For more information contact 575-646-4068 or pacton@nmsu.edu.

Pecan pralines for sale at Sam Steel Cafe

Sam Steel Cafe has pecan pralines for sale for $2.27 per one-fourth of a pound. Supplies are limited.

The pralines are:
Hand-crafted by the College of ACES very own ACES in the Hole Foods Students.
Cheaper than any other pecan pralines you will find on the market.
Available for purchase by the gram (if you want a little snack) or by the pound (if you want a huge snack).
Super sweet and melt in your mouth.

They are located in the lobby in Gerald Thomas Hall and are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information call 575-646-2230.