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NMSU Hotline — March 3, 2016

NMSU ?Global Connections? to tour Taiwan


New Mexico State University is island hopping to Taiwan for the next edition of ?Global Connections.?

Lt. Col. Jeremiah Klomp, NMSU Air Force ROTC commander and professor of aerospace studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present ?Rediscover the beauty, culture and politics of Taiwan: An island in a turbulent sea,? from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.

Nestled off the east coast of China, the compact island nation of Taiwan was Klomp?s home on two separate occasions, nearly 20 years apart.

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Campus Announcements

Student Success Navigator board game night to be held tonight

Tonight, 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).

100 West Cafe serve Southwestern/Mexican food this week

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

KRUX is hosting pledge drive this week

This week, KRUX 91.5 FM, NMSU's local college radio station, is hosting a pledge drive. To help further the mission of educating students in the art of radio broadcasting, donations to the program can be made at http://kruxradio.com.

KRUX is an important community asset that affords its listeners with a spectrum of diverse perspectives and music interests that range from metal to indie rock to classical music. In addition to its work on air, KRUX reaches out to the community for news and interviews and hosts an annual music festival in April to celebrate local talent.

Last day to reserve table for Six-Course Tequila Dinner

Today is the last day to reserve your table and experience the most stunning view in Las Cruces with gourmet Mexican cuisine and inclusive tequila pairings. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a Six-Course Tequila Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Go to http://on.fb.me/1TIIUEi for more details, including a full menu and drink list. Reservations are limited and must be placed today by calling 575-646-4802.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to resume Friday

Bryce Chackerian, professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine will present a talk titled ?Virus-like Particles: Flexible Platforms for Vaccine Development? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a new series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty.

Chackerian?s lecture will focus on efforts to use virus-like particles to develop vaccines targeting pathogens such as human papillomavirus, malaria and HIV, as well as self-antigens involved in Alzheimer?s disease and cholesterol metabolism. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_3416.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Free post-show discussion this Sunday

Whether you've had a chance to see "In the Time of the Butterflies," a play by Caridad Svich, based on the novel by Julia Alvarez, yet or not, we hope you'll join us to talk about some of the context surrounding it, and how it relates to our current world at The Mark & Stephanie Medoff Theatre at ASNMSU Center for the Arts, on the corner of University Ave. and South Espina St.

Immediately following the 2 p.m. performance Sunday, join us for a discussion with Iñigo Garcia-Bryce, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies; Eva Michelle Wheeler, assistant professor of Spanish and adviser, Supplementary Major in Latin American Studies; and Adelina Willem, former costume specialist for NMSU Theatre Arts, who grew up in the Dominican Republic under Rafael Trujillo?s regime.

Moderated by the production?s director, Professor Larissa Lury, we?ll discuss Trujillo?s regime from a political, cultural and personal perspective. We?ll take a look the circumstances that allowed Trujillo to gain and maintain control of the country. We?ll discuss the current cultural and political climate in the Dominican Republic. We?ll also be questioning what makes an activist, and talking about how all of this relates to us, in the midst of our current lives and political situation. Come ask questions, share your thoughts and continue the conversation.

If you arrive just for the discussion, please wait in the lobby until the show ends. For more information, please visit www.nmsutheatre.com, or contact Larissa Lury at llury@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5812.

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.

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.

Juried student show in the University Art Gallery to open next week

The 2016 Juried Student Show will open in the University Art Gallery March 10. This year's juror is artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda. His work can be found in collections such as the Goetz Collection, Kadist Collection, ASU Museum, Museo Del Barrio, Colección Jumex, and Museo de Arte de Lima. Out of all the submissions we received from current NMSU students of all majors, Almanza Pereda will select a few to be displayed for this exhibition. In addition, the winners of the scholarships for the Department of Art will be announced at this exhibition opening.

The opening reception will take place March 10 in the University Art Gallery (D.W. Williams Hall) and will begin at 5 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. For questions, please contact us at artglry@nmsu.edu.

Free marriage and family therapy available

The Family Resource Center at NMSU provides free therapeutic services to main campus students and their families. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, coping with a loss, or are just feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down, the student therapists at the FRC can help. Sessions are conducted with individuals, couples or families.

Contact us today to set up an appointment. Student therapists are supervised by licensed faculty members from the FCS Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Contact 575-646-2065 or frc@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU professor?s short film selected for international showcase, to screen in Albuquerque

?La Catrina,? a short film by a New Mexico State University professor, is one of 31 films selected worldwide for the 2016 Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) Short Film Showcase.

WIFTI is a global network comprised of more than 40 chapters worldwide with over 10,000 members, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video and digital media.

The film, written and directed by Ilana Lapid, CMI assistant professor in NMSU?s Creative Media Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, is about the cycle of grief and healing of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her husband, a farm worker who died on the border.

As one of many WIFTI Showcase screenings happening worldwide in honor of International Women?s Day, the film will screen in Albuquerque at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave. N.E. WIFTI?s New Mexico chapter, New Mexico Women in Film, will host the event.


NMSU Arrowhead Center seeks to promote local companies with crowdfunding campaign

This year, four companies are participating in CrucesKick, a partnership between Arrowhead Center and the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA). CrucesKick, which launched Feb. 29, is a fast-moving crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise funds and awareness of local companies? products and offerings

Working together, MVEDA and Arrowhead are combining their expertise in economic development and business assistance to get these crowdfunding campaigns off the ground. The four participating companies, which include EcoSeal, New Mexico Shrimp Co., BowWow Blends, and Roots Leather Company, have been busy creating their crowdfunding pages and short campaign videos.

?CrucesKick participants have been working with our video production team, campaign strategists, editors, and marketing advisors for months,? said Zetdi Sloan, director of Arrowhead Technology Incubator. ?I can?t wait for them to unveil their crowdfunding campaigns to all of their supporters.?


NMSU Master Gardener program names new state coordinator

Kelly White?s love of gardening and her skills as a program coordinator and teacher are being called upon in her new role with the New Mexico Master Gardener program.

White joined New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in November as the statewide coordinator of the 15-county Master Gardener programs. She will assist county agricultural agents in providing uniform curriculum to the volunteer Master Gardeners.

Master Gardeners help the county agricultural agent to meet the high demand for urban horticulture and gardening advice.


NMSU names Kevin Lombard superintendent of Farmington agricultural science center

FARMINGTON ? New Mexico State University?s Agricultural Science Center at Farmington is entering its 50th year of existence with new leadership.

Kevin Lombard became the superintendent of the science center in November 2015 after Rick Arnold retired from the position.

?Kevin has worked with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, small-acreage farmers on the Navajo Nation, and the general agricultural community in the San Juan River basin since 2007,? said Steven Loring, associate director of the Agricultural Experimental Station System, as he announced Lombard?s new assignment. ?We appreciate his enthusiasm for agricultural research in the Four Corners region.?