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NMSU Hotline — December 9, 2015

NMSU beef cattle research opportunities have a South African connection

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When New Mexico State University professor Clint Loest and graduate students Eben Oosthuysen and Zeno Bester share information about their beef-cattle research, the New Mexico cattlemen they?re speaking with often wonder about their accent. ?People ask me if I?m from Texas,? said Loest, ruminant nutrition expert in the Animal and Range Science Department. ?I tell them a little further south ? actually, almost to the South Pole.?

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Campus Announcements

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Mindy M. Steiniger, University of Missouri, St. Louis, will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled ?Protein-protein Interactions Required for Histone mRNA 3? end Processing in Drosophila.? Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

El Paso Brass Holiday Celebration concert to be held Dec. 10

The El Paso Brass Holiday Celebration concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre. Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites and seasonal delights at the KRWG benefit concert featuring the El Paso Brass at the Rio Grande Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the KRWG-FM/TV offices in Milton Hall Room 100, by calling 575-646-2222, at Cutter Gallery on the corner of University and El Paseo and on the web at www.riograndetheatre.com. Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, while tickets for students/children 6-18 are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door, under 6 are free.

For more information visit www.krwg.org.

Film festival poster release party to be held Friday

The Las Cruces International Film Festival, sponsored by the NMSU College Of Arts & Sciences, will have a poster release party at 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 11 at The Cutter Gallery. For a special $10 student price, you will receive a signed collectible poster, food, drink and lots of fun. The poster was designed by CMI's own Derek Fisher. Come support film in Southern New Mexico and join them for a great evening. This year's festival features Danny Trejo.

Robert 'Suave' Chavez retirement reception to be held Dec. 15

With a career beginning at NMSU-DACC 9,976 days ago, professor Robert ?Suave? Chavez will be retiring from the Computer and Information Technology Department of Dona Ana Community College. A retirement reception in his honor will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Main Building of Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus Commons Area (first floor lobby).

For more information, contact Jon Juarez at 575-527-7665 or jjuarez@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Retirement celebration to be held Dec. 17

A retirement celebration for Ralph Lucero, who will retire after 25 years of dedicated service to Facilities and Services, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Satellite Chiller Plant.

For more information, contact Lorraine Silva at 575-646-1480.

New Desert Harmony Singers featuring the NMSU Gospel Choir holiday concert to be held Dec. 20

The New Desert Harmony Singers will wrap up their holiday season with a free public concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at St. Paul?s United Methodist Church. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items, cash or check will be accepted and provided to Casa de Peregrinos food bank.

Returning for their second year as special musical guests will be the NMSU Gospel Choir under the direction of Bobbie Green. In addition to joining NDHS for a couple of songs, the NMSU Gospel Choir will also perform a few of their own. This will be a wonderful afternoon of holiday music the whole family can enjoy.

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

No Employee Council meeting this month

The Employee Council will not meet in December. The next meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14, in Milton Hall Room 85. Meetings are always open to all employees in person or online via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015.

Campus Health Center receives National Healthcare Accreditation

The Campus Health Center has received notification of full re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC accreditation means that the organization participates in on-going self-evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services. The CHC participated in an on-site survey Nov. 16-17 conducted by surveyors who are themselves college health professionals. Full accreditation signifies that the organization has demonstrated substantial compliance with AAAHC standards. The NMSU Campus Health Center is the only accredited college health service in the state of New Mexico joining more than 1,200 other college health services in the nation.

For more information call 575-646-8306.

NMSU Arrowhead Center wins fifth NSF award for developing innovative technologies

New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center has received its fifth award from the National Science Foundation I-Corps this year.

Created in 2011, the I-Corps is a program of initiatives designed to foster entrepreneurship among scientists and engineers with the goal of commercializing NSF-funded basic research. In October, I-Corps awarded an NMSU-based team $50,000 to conduct market research to commercialize an organic pesticide technology.

I-Corps teams participate in an intensive seven-week course to learn the I-Corps process and interview more than 100 potential customers to understand the market for a new discovery arising out of academic research. I-Corps teams incorporate three members: a student entrepreneurial lead, a principal investigator and a business mentor.