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NMSU Hotline — January 12, 2016

New Mexico teacher, NMSU grad attracts national attention for helping students succeed

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Jeff Killebrew, a graduate of New Mexico State University, has a lot to brag about. He?s won national recognition and was recently chosen to train with NASA scientists aboard an airborne observatory 43,000 feet above the Earth.

But Killebrew?s main focus is becoming a role model for the students in his science classes at the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Alamogordo. Killebrew said he wants to help them realize they can accomplish anything despite their impairment, and has gone as far as developing two teaching aids that help students conceptualize scientific and mathematical processes.

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Campus Announcements

All-American cuisine on Wednesday

They will serve everyone?s favorite classic American cooking with the All-American Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature spicy buffalo barbecue chicken, Texas-style brisket, herbed mashed potatoes with brown gravy, grilled corn on the cob and cherry pie with vanilla bean ice cream. 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. Join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/600536293447087/ for updates regarding each week?s buffet and visit http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for a list of all campus restaurants and hours of operation.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day hours

While most NMSU eateries will close on Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Panda Express and The Player?s Grill (as well as the golf course itself) will open regular hours and Taos Restaurant will open from 10 a.m.?7 p.m. Papa John?s Pizza, which accepts Aggie Dining Dollars, will continue to deliver to campus when you order by phone at 575-521-3456. All campus restaurant hours are available at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ and at the dining link on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at http://nmsuinsider.conduitapps.com.

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café and the Corbett Corner & Aggie Express convenience stores will open regular hours on the holiday. Barnes & Noble will also extend it hours until 8 p.m. Jan. 19-22 to accommodate the textbook needs of returning students.

Corbett Center Student Union will open its regular 6 a.m.-midnight hours on MLK Jr. Day, while both the USPS Post Office and NMSU Mail Services will close.

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will close on MLK Jr. Day, but tickets will still be available for purchase at 800-745-3000 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&q=nmsu.

Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Theatre production to be held for breast cancer awareness

The American Southwest Theatre Company/NMSU Department of Theatre Arts has partnered with the ?Tough Enough to Wear Pink? campaign and will present the play "Purple Breasts" for three showings only Jan. 22 and 23. The play is directed by Theatre Arts Department Head Wil Kilroy, based on his friend Daryl Lindstrom?s actual experiences. Student actors will be joined by faculty members Amy Lanasa and Claudia Billings for an intimate onstage presentation. Performances in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts will be followed by open talk-backs with the audience and guests. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ?Tough Enough to Wear Pink? campaign.

For tickets call 575-646-4515 or contact wkilroy@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Jan. 28

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Data management plan workshops offered

The Office of Research Development and the NMSU Library are jointly offering a series of workshops to inform the NMSU community about the federal mandate to increase public access of unclassified federally funded research and to provide tools and templates for developing a data management plan (DMP) that will now be required by the major science agencies as part of proposal submissions.

The agencies that are currently requiring the DMP include:
? Department of Agriculture (USDA)
? Department of Defense (DOD)
? Department of Education, Institute for Educational Studies (DOE/IES)
? Department of Energy (DOE)
? Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), including NIH, CDC and FDA
? Department of Transportation (DOT)
? National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
? National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
? National Science Foundation (NSF)

The DMP workshop sessions will be held in Branson Hall Room 125 on:
? Tuesday, Feb. 2: 2-3:30 p.m.
? Friday, Feb. 5: 10-11:30 a.m.
? Monday, Feb. 8: 2-3:30 p.m.
? Thursday, Feb. 11: 10-11:30 a.m.

To register for the workshop in GRID visit https://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_list.php.

Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship due March 1

The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to supporting single mothers with dependent children in attaining their educational goals. The Club?s Scholarship Committee will recommend one candidate for the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship. The winner is awarded $250 and invited to attend the Club?s spring luncheon.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship is open to female NMSU undergraduate students at the Las Cruces campus only. Candidates must be a single or widowed mother with dependent children who reside with her, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

To apply, download a copy of the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship application by clicking the link below. Directions for completing the form and where to submit it are provided. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Visit https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/scholarships/ or https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2013/11/2016-17-Ruth-Mary-Webber-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

For more information, contact the NMSU Women?s Club President, Susan DeMar, at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Fiction Writing: Workshopping Your Book, work closely with the instructor and fellow students to discuss and creatively critique portions of your manuscript. The focus will be on characterization, dialogue, setting and overall storyline. During this process, you will gain an understanding of what elements of your story need additional work, as well as elements that are working well. The class will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1-March 7. The cost is $47.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Conducting Market Research will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The cost is $49. Concentrate on the skills of market research and how to use the internet to gain information and knowledge. Learn how to properly conduct research for products or services. Then analyze and compare your findings. Learn price and value comparison and how to market your product.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.