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NMSU Hotline — December 3, 2015

NMSU honors researchers who generate funding of $500,000 or more

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New Mexico State University recognized university faculty members and staff Nov. 11 who were responsible for attracting $500,000 or more each in external funding during the past fiscal year, 2015.

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Campus Announcements

Biology Seminar to be held today

The Department of Biology will host Jodie Jawor from the National Science Foundation and NMSU at 4 p.m. today, in Foster Hall Room 231. Her seminar is titled ?Hormones and Behavior: Why it isn't Always Black and White.? Her research centers around vertebrate endocrinology and behavior. She has worked with multiple bird species, gopher tortoises and turtles.

Graduate/Faculty Seminar to be held Friday

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar will host Abdelraheem Abdelraheem, Ph.D. candidate from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. The titled is ?Genetic Analysis of yield, fiber quality and abiotic stress tolerance in Pima cotton.? Everyone is welcome.

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

NMSU Holiday Spectacular to be held Dec. 4

The New Mexico State University Choral Department will present the Holiday Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 225 W. Griggs in Las Cruces. The program will feature the Concert Choir, Masterworks Chorus and University Singers performing K. Lee Scott's "Christmas Cantata" along with other holiday favorites. The choirs will be accompanied by a brass ensemble and percussion. Admission for the evening is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Tickets are available by calling 575-646-2067 or at the door.

How to Start a School of Sustainability to be held Dec. 8

How to Start a School of Sustainability (SOS) at NMSU will be held from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Milton Hall Room 50. Facilitators are Lois Stanford, Anthropology, David Boje, Management, and Mark Uchanski, Plant and Environmental Sciences.

A panel of sustainability teachers (Boje, Uchanski and Stanford) will look at Arizona State?s model for founding a School of Sustainability at NMSU. See SOS https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/. This panel faculty teaching sustainability at NMSU, will work with the audience, in figuring out next steps to start an NMSU School of Sustainability. They also will review the sustainability minors and graduate sustainability certificate program at NMSU, and look at our own next steps for starting a SOS. See: http://greening.nmsu.edu.

To register for this event, call the Teaching Academy at 575-646-2204.

Floral artist reception and silent auction to be held Dec. 8

NMSU Floral team and students from Hort 240 class will host a floral artist reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, in the Skeen Hall rotunda on the first floor. Students will have their fresh flower creations, which is part of their final, on display and for sale during the reception. The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

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

NMSU Library offering coloring, coffee, snacks for finals week

The New Mexico State University Library is gearing up for finals week with extended hours and offering ways to relieve the stress at the end of the semester. New this year will be the Keep Calm and Color station at the Zuhl Library. Starting on Sunday, Dec. 6 and last until Wednesday, Dec. 9, patrons will be able to take a moment of meditative Zen with crayons and sheets of paper with coloring designs printed on them. Stay for a minute, stay for an hour or take the sheet to finish later. For those with a competitive spirit, snap a picture of your drawing and tag it with #NMSULibrary and #KeepCalmAndColor and enter to win a Pistol Pete USB stick, to replace all the ones lost this semester.

For those who might want a little caffeine to aid your studies, coffee will be served at both libraries starting Sunday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 9. The coffee starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 30 minutes before closing. Through the generous donation of the New Mexico State University Alumni Association, free snacks will also be provided, while supplies last.

For more information, contact Cassie McClure at cmcclure@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7492.

Contribute to a Collaborative Mural to be held Dec. 9

Contribute to a Collaborative Mural will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the University Art Gallery. Make your mark on a collaborative mural. Join Gatis Cirulis, artist and NMSU visiting professor, and his students for a session focused on adding painted marks to a community mural. Materials will be provided to all participants. This is a free, community-wide event. Children are welcome.

For more information contact 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

NMSU sets Ag Days Degree program for Dec. 15 and 16 in Clovis

New Mexico State University?s popular Ag Days Degree Program is on the move.

?Our constituents spoke and we listened. After two years in Las Cruces, the Ag Days Degree program will move to different locations throughout the state each year,? said Marcy Wade, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service livestock specialist. ?This year, Ag Days will be held in Clovis.?

The two-day program in a classroom setting will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16, at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. Registration is 8 a.m. each day with classes beginning at 9:30 a.m.


100 West Café to serve comfort food this week

100 West Café will serve comfort food Dec. 1?4. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature chicken noodle soup or old fashioned sweet and sour coleslaw, and your choice of garlic-roasted chicken or spicy honey-mustard glazed pork ribs or cheese ravioli with tomato basil cream. Dessert choices are chocolate brownies with ice cream or strawberry rhubarb puff pastry. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

This is the last week of lunches for the semester. The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management would like to thank you for your continued support. 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.

Lynne McClure-Flores receives the James L. McDonough We Care Award

Angela Throneberry, NMSU Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance (AF), presented Lynne McClure-Flores, Systems Analyst 1-Support, with the James L. McDonough We C.A.R.E. Award Nov. 18. This annual award is given to an AF employee providing great customer service and demonstrating excellence in job performance.

In her nomination form, McClure-Flores was recognized for the dedicated and excellent work she has provided in her position with Accounting and Finance (Financial Information Processing). The nominator wrote, ?Lynne is highly responsive and supportive as an agent of customer service, going above and beyond on a daily basis to help customers with their needs even if they have accidentally contacted the wrong department.?

For more information, visit http://af.nmsu.edu/we-c-a-r-e/.

Late afternoon and evening art classes available in spring

The Department of Art will offer late afternoon and evening courses during the spring semester in graphic design (Art 255); drawing (Art 250); ceramics (Art 275) and jewelry/metals (Art 285). These courses do not require prerequisites, just a willingness to get dirty, learn new materials and processes and move your mind to think in different ways.

For more information contact the department at 575-646-1705.

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center welcomes first Innovator in Residence

Scott Maloney, CEO and co-founder of the Albuquerque-based software company BowTie, has joined New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center as its first Innovator in Residence.

Maloney will mentor NMSU students and faculty in both commercialization of innovation and developing ideas and projects that address a market need in innovative and creative ways. He will provide NMSU students and faculty with face-to-face experience with a successful innovator, objective feedback regarding their business idea and possible plans of action, valuable guidance on how to start their own company, professional network opportunities and the chance to develop new research ideas from real life areas of opportunity, said Kathryn Hansen, director and CEO of Arrowhead Center.


NMSU graduate creates app to help next generation of filmmakers

A former student of New Mexico State University?s Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts is developing a location-based networking app that will allow like-minded filmmakers to find each other in their local communities.

Jared Ortega, a filmmaker and 2011 graduate of the NMSU Department of Individualized Studies created the app, called ?filmcrU,? to address the lack of networking resources for aspiring filmmakers.

?I think this app could revolutionize the game and inspire filmmakers to create more art by making it easy for them to collaborate,? said Ortega. ?Sometimes it is hard for young filmmakers to get jobs if they are not in the right circles, but this app will allow users to create their own circles and network with other filmmakers right there in their communities.?