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NMSU Hotline — March 2, 2016

NMSU Wind Symphony among few chosen to perform at Kennedy Center

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Sometimes, it?s okay to toot your own horn.

New Mexico State University?s Wind Symphony has been selected to represent the southwestern region of the United States during the 2016 Sousa Band Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., this April.

The group was selected, through audio and video submissions, to be one of only four ensembles nationwide to honor the late composer John Philip Sousa at the festival.

?I think this invitation and performance is a great honor and privilege for our students,? said Lon Chaffin, head of the Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?They are a talented group of musicians and are working very hard. They will represent NMSU and our music department well.?

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Campus Announcements

Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System on NMSU campus to be tested today

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus today at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and, once they are safe, to check the NMSU Web site or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at Domenici Hall Room 005.

Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green and follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

100 West Cafe serves Southwestern/Mexican food this week

Join 100 West Cafe for some delicious Southwestern/Mexican food prepared by students today through Friday.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature caldo tlalpeno, Southwest salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette, marinated jicama salad, red-chile-rubbed chicken, tequila-braised Mexican pork ribs, tilapia Veracruz, and green chile alfredo. Dessert choices are mocha mousse, arroz con leche or pastel tres leches. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card. 100 West Cafe gladly accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.

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.

Mexican history professor to speak at NMSU about urban planning along the border

Alejandro Gonzalez Milea, a history professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, will visit New Mexico State University this week to discuss his research on the history of urban planning in the border region.

Gonzalez?s lecture, the third of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies Spring 2016 Speaker Series, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Nason House, 1070 University Ave., the home of NMSU?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies. The lecture is also hosted by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences. It is free and open to the public.


Student Success Navigator board game night to be held Thursday

On Thursday, March 3, all freshman students are invited to a night of fun, food and board games. Enjoy free pizza and snacks while playing all your favorite board games from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Aggie Lounge, Corbett Center first floor. This is a great opportunity to hang out with friends and meet other freshman students. Every half hour, organizers will be raffling off Barnes & Noble and Allen Theaters gift cards, free board games and Aggie Swag bags (must be present to win).

'Test Anxiety: Above all, do not panic!' workshop to be held Friday

A workshop, "Test Anxiety: Above all, do not panic!,' will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225 on the second floor. Even when students are well prepared, at least 25 percent experience anxiety when taking tests. Students report forgetfulness, panic, fear of failure and more at the thought of a test. This workshop will help you learn to prepare for tests effectively and to combat test anxiety. For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

Master's degree candidate Yuqing Wang will present a seminar, "The nutraceutical properties, including antioxidant capacity of ?Wichita? and 'Western' Pecan kernels, are affected by soil zinc fertilizer application? in a Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, 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.

New bicycle racks installation at Corbett Center scheduled for next week

New bicycle racks will be installed at Corbett Center starting Monday, March 7. All bicycle racks around Corbett Center Student Union will be replaced with new ones. Please remove all bicycles before 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Bicycles not removed will be sent to the Campus Police Department. For more information, contact Alejandro Flores at 575-646-6291 or afloresm@ad.nmsu.edu.

Entrepreneur Encounters sponsored by Seidel Technologies slated for Monday

Hear from some amazing student entrepreneurs ? how they got started, lessons they learned and what the future holds ? at Entrepreneur Encounters sponsored by Seidel Technologies at noon Monday, March 7, at Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 125. Pizza is available for the hungry. The guest panel includes Angela Simmental of QEstyle, Luke Smith of EcoSeal and Robert Gilbert of B.O.S. Tech. For more information, visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/events.

Enchilada plate fundraiser set for March 7

What is your preference ? red or green? The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Summer Study Abroad Florence students are having an enchilada plate fundraiser for $7 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 7. Your plates will come with your choice of red or green enchilada casserole, beans, rice and bread. It will be held in 100 West Café in Gerald Thomas Hall where you may pick up your order or have the students deliver it to you. You may call 575-646-7324 to place your pre-paid order. Checks made payable to HRTM, cash and/or credit cards will be accepted.

NMSU Jazz Ensembles host 47th annual Jazz Festival

New Mexico State University Jazz Ensembles will host the 47th annual Jazz Festival featuring recording trumpet artist Clay Jenkins on March 9 and 10. Events include performances and clinics throughout both days by middle school and high school jazz ensembles.

Evening performances will feature Jenkins at "Jazz at the Bistro,? from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Stan Fulton Center. The cost of this event is $25, which includes delectable hors d'oeuvres from Flavours. A cash bar is available. All proceeds will go to fund the Jazz Festival and the Jazz program at NMSU.

The festival will culminate with the festival concert featuring Jenkins and the NMSU Jazz Ensembles Thursday, March 10, at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and general admission is $5.

Tickets for both events may be purchased at the NMSU Music Department Band office at 575-646-2304. Tickets for ?Jazz at the Bistro? must be purchased by March 8. For more information, visit http://music.nmsu.edu/index.php/en/jazz-festival.

'Summer Explorers' NMSU School for Young Children to host third annual summer camp

NMSU School for Young Children will host its third annual summer camp beginning May 30 and running through July 29. There is a registration fee of $50 and a fee of $450 per month for full-day campers and $300 per month for half-day campers ages 2 to 5. If interested, contact Christina Ruybal at 575-312-2581 or tinaruybal@gmail.com or Debbie Parks at 915-526-2420 or dparks@nmsu.edu.

Faculty survey participation requested

What do your students think you value in providing their academic experience? NMSU faculty were recently sent a survey from the Office of Institutional Analysis with this subject line. The survey is a follow-up to a student survey conducted last year. After participating in the survey, faculty can review student perceptions. Do they know what you value most? You might be surprised. The Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning ? Baccalaureate Experience (CASL-BE) requests your participation. For more information, contact Laura Grant at lgrant@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1908.