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NMSU Hotline — February 24, 2016

NMSU?s Corbett Center keeps students in mind with latest renovation

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Sept. 28, 1968. That?s the day New Mexico State University formally dedicated the recently constructed Corbett Center as its new student union. The building cost $3 million at the time and was built to replace Milton Student Center as a location for students to dine, study and relax with friends. Fast forward nearly 50 years, and several major facelifts, and Corbett Center is still the center of student life on campus.

The building?s latest renovation, a $15 million project that began in 2014, is wrapping up this semester. The renovation was needed to bring the building?s amenities up to what today?s college students need, and expect.


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Campus Announcements

Retirement reception for Leta Richards to be held Wednesday

The NMSU Arrowhead Center will host a retirement reception in recognition of senior accountant Leta Richards? 12-plus years of dedicated service to NMSU. She is an integral part of the collegial atmosphere at Arrowhead. Before joining the Arrowhead team, Richards worked in the Foundation Office, as well as Accounting and Financial Reporting. Her work drives positive momentum and AHC staff consider it a privilege to engage with her in daily interactions. Her presence will be greatly missed. Attendance is welcome at the reception in her honor, which will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at the Arrowhead Center (Genesis Center, Bldg. C).

For more information, contact Vicki Haggard at 575-646-7415 or vhaggard@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Contemporary Arts Festival set today, Thursday

The Music Department at NMSU will host the sixth annual NMSU/Warner Hutchison Contemporary Arts Festival today and Thursday, Feb. 25. The multi-event festival will feature the Soundscape Sculpture work of Brack Morrow (http://brackmorrow.org/) as well as music by John Cage, Vinko Globokar, Mike McFerron, Daniel Pinkham, Lon Chaffin, Ian Clarke, Gene Koshinski and Rhonda Taylor.

Concert One will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight and will feature Brack Morrow?s EAR1 rover as well as works by John Cage, Vinko Globokar, Mike McFerron and Rhonda Taylor.

Concert two will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, and will feature Daniel Pinkham?s one act opera, "The Cask of Amontillado", as well as works by John Cage, Lon Chaffin, Gene Koshinski and Ian Clarke.

Both concerts will take place in the Atkinson Recital Hall at NMSU and have a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information on these events contact the NMSU Music Department at 575-646-2421 or visit the departmental website at http://music.nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe serves up Creole

Join 100 West Café for Creole style cuisine today and Friday and enjoy some delicious food prepared by students. 100 West Café will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 25, so students may attend their Career Fair and will reopen for lunch Friday, Feb. 26.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature chicken and sausage gumbo or spinach salad with apple vinaigrette or a Louisiana sunburst salad and your choice of oven-fried pecan catfish, apricot and bourbon grilled chicken, pasta with sausage and peppers or crawfish pasta. Dessert choices are bread pudding with bourbon sauce, sweet potato pie or strawberries Romanoff. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card, including Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 138 in $10 increments.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry colloquium by Aditya Savara of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Room 153. The talk is titled ?Elucidation of Kinetics and Mechanisms on Surfaces: From Ultrahigh Vacuum Environments to Liquid Phase Environments."

Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk; coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Center for Latin American and Border Studies presents panel discussion Thursday

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies presents a panel discussion with visiting professor Camilo Perez-Bustillos, Neil Harvey, Molly Molloy and Inigo Garcia-Bryce titled ?Pope Francis, Mexico, and the Legacies of the Liberation Theology and Camilo Torres.?

Presenters will comment on the Pope?s recent visit to Mexico (including Cuidad Juarez), on placing Pope Francis?s ideas in relation to the history of Liberation Theology in Latin America, and on one of the precursors of Liberation Theology, the revolutionary priest Camilo Torres, who died in combat in Colombia 50 years ago. The talk is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave. The discussion is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Megan S. Shannon at mshannon@nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

Owen Burney, assistant professor and superintendent at NMSU's John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center in Mora, New Mexico, will present a seminar, "The Target Plant Concept: A Southwestern Forest Research Perspective? in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar series at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. The seminar will be broadcast for off-campus participation. For more information, contact Mary O?Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu.

NM State women's basketball looks to extend 14-game winning streak

The NM State Women?s Basketball team claimed the Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship last weekend on the road. Welcome back the Aggies and help them extend their 14-game winning streak at 2 p.m. Saturday against UMKC. Tickets are only $6 and kids 12 and under get in free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 575-646-1420 or visit Ticketmaster.com at http://bit.ly/1Qec0ca.

AXA Equitable financial adviser on campus Monday

A financial adviser from AXA Equitable will be on campus Monday, Feb. 29, to provide information to NMSU employees on tax-sheltered annuities for retirement. An appointment is necessary. To schedule an appointment, please contact Micah Handell at 505-920-7086 or by email at Micah.Handell@axa-advisors.com.

TRIO accepting applications

The TRIO Student Support Services Program at New Mexico State University is a federally funded program which, assists participants in developing their academic potential for success in postsecondary education.

Services provided to students include tutoring, access to a computer lab exclusively for TRIO students, peer mentoring, academic resources, opportunities to attend cultural events, just to list a few.

To submit an application, please go to http://ssc.nmsu.edu/trio-student-support-services/
and fill out an application or stop by their office in the Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 128. Questions can be directed to Luis Lopez at 575-646-1336.


DACC Community Education courses available

Under law, software piracy can be punishable by fines and years in prison. That is a big risk for a few office applications. In "Save Money and Stay out of Jail with Free Software," learn how to find and use free and full-featured software that is often fully compatible with standard commercial applications. For free Windows software alternatives only. The course is from 7 to 8 p.m. March 1 to April 26 and costs $61. Don?t miss this returning DACC Community Education course.

Non-profit travel teams, school clubs, community groups and others are always looking for ways to raise money to cover expenses and provide their members with a quality experience. Coaches, advisers, club and group leaders, and others can view fundraising ideas along with strategies for implementation to reach most any fundraising goal in "Fundraising Ideas for Teams, Clubs, & Community Groups." Get all the information in this new DACC Community Education course. The class is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, and costs $26.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Get a framework for having those difficult, yet crucial conversations with co-workers, supervisors, employees, friends, neighbors and family in "Crucial Conversations." Topics include offering constructive feedback, tactfully suggesting better hygiene, dealing with an angry customer, apologizing to a superior, discussing funeral arrangements with family members, situations with neighbors and more. The course is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 and costs $139. For questions or more information, contact Customized Training at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.