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NMSU Hotline — January 8, 2016

Hottest conference in town, NMSU?s annual New Mexico Chile Conference set for Feb. 1-2


Registration is now open for the world?s largest conference dedicated to chile peppers, the 2016 New Mexico Chile Conference. The event runs Feb. 1-2 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces and is hosted by New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute. Conference registration and additional details are available at http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/events.php.

This year?s conference will focus on the use of drones in agriculture, new regulations and research into food modernization safety, current chile marketing strategies and updates on mechanization as well as insect and weed control. There will also be updates from the New Mexico Chile Association and the Chile Pepper Institute Development Leadership Council.

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Campus Announcements

Convocation to be held Jan. 19

The NMSU community is invited to celebrate the start of the spring 2016 semester at Convocation from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 19, in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. At Convocation, we will recognize outstanding faculty through Regents Professorships and the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence. We also will recognize outstanding service: The Presidential Medallion will be awarded for outstanding service to NMSU, and community engagement will be recognized with an additional award.

Refreshments will be served from 8:15 until 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Recital Hall. Convocation can also be viewed on the web via a link on NMSU?s home page on the day of Convocation.

If you have questions, please contact the Provost?s Office at 575-646-2127.

New spring course is available

In the new course, Theatre For Social Change, learn techniques and apply them to creating theatre, which enlightens and educates an audience on relevant societal issues. One topic will be veterans/military but all social issue topics are open.

For more information contact wkilroy@nmsu.edu.

Win a family four-pack of tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters and four more for a friend

Looking for an inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine?s Day with the whole family? Simply join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/404310196439028/ so that your account identifies you as going and you?ll automatically be registered to win four courtside seats to see The Original Harlem Globetrotters at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

All four ticket-holders will also have an opportunity to meet some of the players and engage in a half-hour interactive event prior to the game. Plus, if you invite your Facebook friends, they?ll have a separate chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to be drawn from all Facebook accounts identified as invited. These additional seats will be located in a different part of the arena, will also include admission to the half-hour Magic Pass, but will not include a meet and greet. Therefore, inviting your friends will not hurt your own chances of winning the grand prize as they will be drawn from a different pool of entries.

Plus, if your friends are nice enough to give you one of their tickets, the more people you invite, the better your chances of seeing the show for free. A Facebook account is required in order to enter this contest. If you don?t already have your own Facebook account, you can sign up free of charge at www.facebook.com. See site for details or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Instant Piano for Busy Adults and Teens, learn enough about playing the piano in this course to have years of musical enjoyment. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this course. The class will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The cost is $35.

In the DACC Community Education course, How to Play Piano by Ear, learn one of music?s mysteries ? how to play songs without relying on sheet music. Free yourself from sheet music dependence. A practical presentation of music theory that includes: predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings and transposing ? in everyday language. An ideal follow-up to the Instant Piano course. Open to anyone with a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. The class will be held from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The cost is $35.

In the DACC Community Education course, Instant Guitar for Busy Adults and Teens, learn enough about playing the guitar to provide years of musical enjoyment. No private lessons necessary. Learn basic chords and favorite songs during the course. The class will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The cost is $35.

In the DACC Community Education course, Switch to Linux with Zorin-OS: Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP. Without new patches and updates, your computer will become increasingly vulnerable to malware. You don?t need to buy a new computer, just learn how to migrate easily to Linux. Join the fun in this hands-on course. For Windows compatible computers only and not Apple or tablets. The class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1-March 28. No class on March 14. The cost is $61.

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