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NMSU Hotline — January 29, 2016

NMSU celebrates the many contributions of Aggie football captain Lori Paulson

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In a poignant ceremony and reception Thursday, New Mexico State University celebrated the life and gifts of its most passionate Aggie football fan, Lori Paulson. A 2002 and ?04 graduate of the College of Business, Paulson has served an important and meaningful role the past two seasons as honorary team captain, becoming a friend and confidante to players and coaches. During that time, she has also been battling a rare type of pancreatic cancer, and her toughness and character have served as an inspiration to the team.

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Campus Announcements

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Tuesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium by Rebecca Flowers, University of Colorado, MSA Distinguished Lecturer, will talk about ?Dating an iconic landscape: How old is the Grand Canyon?? from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Gardiner Hall Room 229.

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

Four-week marriage prep group

All NMSU couples thinking about getting married are invited to take part in, "Preparing for a Successful Marriage," a free four-week marriage prep group. The group will be held Tuesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for four weeks and will begin on Feb. 9. Sessions will be facilitated by students of the Marriage and Family Therapy Progam.

Join them to discuss topics such as communication, roles, finances, intimacy, expectations and more as you and your partner prepare for your lives together as a married couple. Call or text Kendra Wood to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited.

For more information contact Kendra Wood at 575-323-0665.

Retirement reception to be held Feb. 11

Michael Cleary, vice president of Student Services at NMSU Carlsbad, will retire at the end of February after 24 years of dedicated service. A reception will be held for him from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Room 101 at the Carlsbad campus.

Cleary came to NMSU in 1991 from the University of Cincinnati where he served as assistant dean for Student Development. During his tenure at NMSU, he provided outstanding leadership for several areas including admissions, financial aid and veterans? services, advising, student activities, accessibility services, dual credit and recruitment. He was instrumental in establishing a campus health clinic for students, faculty and staff, and is active in numerous community organizations.

For more information, contact Khushroo Ghadiali, director, Marketing and Publications, at 575-234-9414 or khushroo@nmsu.edu.

American Indian Program hosts the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers

Founded in 1990, the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers provides academic and individualized support to students who wish to attain graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, education and mathematics. IRT participants plan to pursue careers in teaching, counseling and administration at both the K-12 and university levels.

The IRT will be having an information session from noon to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the North Training Room of the American Indian Student Center.

For more information contact Michael Ray at mikerry@nmsu.edu.

I heart Valentine's party to be held Feb. 11

The Friends of the University Art Gallery (UAG) invite art lovers/all current UAG members in the Southern New Mexico and Western Texas communities to ?Be Our Valentine? at the first annual I heart Art Valentine?s Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University.

If you are a current friend, BFF or FWB, RSVP yourself and your guest(s) by emailing artglry@nmsu.edu or calling 575-676-2545 by Monday, Feb. 8. If you are interested in attending the event, but are not a current member, email artglry@nmsu.edu or call 575-676-2545 for more information on how to become a friend.

The UAG has memberships starting as low as $25 per year. Two free memberships will be given away as a door prize to non-members who attend the event as guests of current members.

Complimentary to your attendance, you?ll have a ticket under your name entered into the I heart Art Valentine?s Party drawing for an original work of art. For each friend or loved one you bring as your guest that joins, additional tickets will be added under your name into a separate Eames Molded Plastic Chair drawing.

Small Business Development Center to host Business Marketing Seminar

The Small Business Development Center located at NMSU-Alamogordo will host a Business Marketing Seminar, presented by Eric Spellmann. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at NMSU-Alamogordo in the Technical Education Building. The cost is $30 for the general public and $20 for SBDC clients/Chamber members. Register by Feb.15.

Topics include:
Digital Marketing on a Shoestring: Drive New Business Through Display and Social Media
How to Build a New Online Business in 3 Days or Less
Traffic Building for New Websites
How to Promote and Grow Your Business Using 7 Powerful Offline Methods

To register, visit www.nmsbdc.org/alamogordo or call the SBDC at 575-439-3823.

'Water! What is it Good for?'

The UAG presents the exhibition, "Water! What is it Good for?," at a timely moment in Southern New Mexico?s climate. Marking three months of post-drought and healthy rainfall in Las Cruces, this show opened Jan. 21 and features works by Florida-based artist Bethany Taylor and Texas-based artist Brenda Perry.

In "Water! What is it Good for?," Taylor and Perry create critical spaces for viewers to engage with multifaceted environmental concerns. Through their art, Taylor and Perry ask viewers to consider meanings and practices of sustainability, water rights, renewable natural resources and environmental consciousness. The show will be up through Feb. 27. Visit the website for further info at https://uag.nmsu.edu/.

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

NMSU, WRRI, Department of Health offer free well water testing

The Doņa Ana County Cooperative Extension Service, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University are offering private well owners the opportunity to test their well water for free.

Private well owners in Doņa Ana County may stop by the Cooperative Extension Office located at 530 N. Church Street in Las Cruces to pick up their free water sampling kit from 8:30 a.m.-noon, or 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The kit includes an instruction sheet explaining how to collect your sample and submit it for free testing.

The samples are shipped to a commercial laboratory in Albuquerque and tested for the presence of coliform, fluoride, arsenic and other contaminants. Results are provided to property owners within three weeks.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11665/nmsu-wrri-department-of-health-offer-free-well-water-testing

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Competitive Comparison, learn how to properly conduct research for a product or service. Then analyze your findings and compare what you have found. This process will assist in making decisions with information that is comparing apples to apples. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The cost is $33.

In the DACC Community Education course, Genealogy Course 1: What is Genealogy? How do I use the internet for genealogy?, learn how to trace your family history. If you are new to genealogy and/or the internet, the instructor will patiently lead you through the internet one-on-one. Those who prefer a faster pace are able to do so, as this course is self-paced. The online course will be held Jan. 20-Feb. 19 or Feb. 5-March 6 or March 7-April 6 or April 7-May 7. The cost is $49.

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