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NMSU Hotline — March 4, 2016

Two NMSU students selected as Fulbright Scholar finalists

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New Mexico State University students Rachel Bean and Grace Smith Vidaurre are finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Scholar Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Tim Ketelaar, Honors College associate dean and director of the Office of National Scholarships and International Education, said both students have proposed very competitive scholarly projects.

?Rachel and Grace are talented young scholars with exciting projects,? Ketelaar said. ?We are delighted that they have made it through the U.S. selection process, and now we are anxiously awaiting to hear whether they will be selected in the final round by their host country. We hope to hear soon, as early as late March.?

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Campus Announcements

Transforming NMSU Into a 21st Century University website now available

A new website for the Transforming NMSU Into a 21st Century University project is now available at http://transforming.nmsu.edu/. The website includes an overview of the project, which will transform NMSU into a 21st century university that can sustain itself through good times and bad. The site also has updates from each of the five project teams. Questions about the project may be sent to transforming@nmsu.edu.

NMSU biomedical research seminar series to continue today

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. today, 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.

100 West Cafe serves Southwestern/Mexican food today

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

Enjoy an 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 hosts 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.

'In the Time of the Butterflies' performances continue this weekend

Continuing this weekend, NMSU Theatre Arts and American Southwest Theatre Company present "In the Time of the Butterflies," by Caridad Svich. Adapted from the novel by Julia Alvarez, it is based on the true story of the four Mirabal sisters (or "Las Mariposas") who opposed Trujillo in the Domican Republic. Directed by Larissa Lury, the cast includes five students and DACC theatre instructor Monika Mojica. For more information on the show, which runs through March 13, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/201516_in_the_time_of_the_butterflies.php.

For a glimpse of rehearsals for the production, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_VnvopKw4U.

Employee Council announces discount tickets to Aggie basketball game Saturday

Employee Council would like to make you aware that Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m., the Aggie women?s basketball team, which is having a great season, will be playing its last home game of the season and a special promotional price of $3 per ticket is being offered to faculty and staff, which is a 50 percent discount over regular pricing. Faculty and staff can obtain tickets to this game for themselves and their family and guests through the ticket office. Employee Council hopes that these lower priced tickets will allow you as an employee to take advantage of the great entertainment we have on this campus. The Aggie women are fun to watch, play great basketball and are having a great season on the court. We are regular season champs, 24-3 overall and 13-0 in the WAC trying to go undefeated in the WAC for the year. Come join the fun, get out for the afternoon and show your Aggie spirit. Go Aggies!

3rd Floor Bistro to host tequila dinner, Tennessee Barbecue events

It feels like spring has arrived, and the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club has several exciting events to celebrate.

First, don?t forget that today is the last day to your reserve your table for the special six-course tequila dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Call 575-646-4802 to reserve your table or visit http://on.fb.me/1TIIUEi for more information, including details about the authentic Mexican menu, celebrating cuisine from across this diverse country, and a full drink list.

The restaurant will also host a Tennessee Barbeque Buffet on Wednesday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Tennessee barbecued beef brisket, grilled barbecue chicken, corn bread with butter and honey, potato salad, corn, red peppers and red onion medley, pasta salad and country apple pie. For $11.99 plus tax, you receive buffet access and a non-alcoholic drink. To reserve your table for any normal business day, including during regular Wednesday buffets, call 575-646-4763.

Last, don?t forget that The 3rd Floor Bistro will be open normal hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, during NMSU?s Spring Break.

New bicycle racks installation at Corbett Center begins Monday

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.

Farm Credit of New Mexico to host guest lecture series at NMSU

March 7 and 8, Farm Credit of New Mexico will be on campus for their fifth annual New Mexico State University lecture series.

Several Farm Credit of New Mexico staff members, including the CEO, will attend the lecture series and speak with 12 classes. Farm Credit will also host a luncheon for faculty and department heads.

?This is a great opportunity for industry to reach out to students and provide them some information on who they are and what we do,? said Shacey Sullivan, marketing director for Farm Credit of New Mexico.

A few of the classes included in the series are NAMA Marketing Team, doctorate level Economic Development Finance, Mastering Financial Statements, Agriculture Economics 100 and Agricultural Marketing.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11736/farm-credit-of-new-mexico-to-host-guest-lecture-series-at-nmsu

Aggie Cupboard to host open house event Monday

The Aggie Cupboard will host an open house on Monday, March 7, and invites the NMSU community to check out its new space in Regents Row. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in rooms B114 and 115. Regents Row is next to the Campus Health Center.

Drop in to enjoy some popcorn and lemonade and take a tour of the space. Aggie Cupboard wants to thank you, the NMSU community, for your outstanding support.

Due to the open house, the Aggie Cupboard will not have regular distribution hours on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who need food can still go on Tuesday or Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. or email aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu to arrange an alternate date. See aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu for more event details.

Desert plant and wildlife clinic takes place Tuesday

Become familiar with the plants and animals that come out to play in the spring time during a free desert plant and wildlife clinic at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the NMSU Outdoor Center in the Activity Center, room 108. At the clinic, taught by Deborah Brandt of the American Herbalist Guild and local ornithologist Ron Treminjo, learn how to look for and identify birds in the Organ Mountains and join an adventure into the world of medicinal plants to discover the varied medicinal uses of our desert flora.

Take a sunny staycation during 'Cityscapes: Miami' in Taos Restaurant

Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall, is serving up food and festivities during "Cityscapes: Miami" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. This culinary event will feature authentic Miami cuisine, including Cuban mojo pork, spicy calabaza with onion and tomato, Cuban red beans and rice, yucca con mojo and tropical mojito fruit salad.

Entry for lunch is one meal swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com or follow NMSUdining on Facebook for more information.

'Teaching with the Stars' to be held March 10

The Advocates for Scholarly Teaching Committee together with the Office of Assessment are inviting faculty and graduate students to engage with eight Roush Award-winning professors in teaching from across the NMSU Colleges and DACC campuses at "Teaching with the Stars" from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the NMSU Golf Course.

They will be sharing their techniques, tools and tips used in the classroom in 10- to 12-minute roundtable sessions. This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from different departments, share ideas in teaching and assessing, and walk away with a packet of ideas to implement in your own practice or tweak what you?re already doing in the classroom. To register for this free event, go to http://bit.ly/24nXUev. Because this is a catered event, the RSVP deadline for registration is 5 p.m. Monday, March 7.

'Better process control school for acidified foods only' course offered March 14

The two-day certification course "Better process control school for acidified foods only" is scheduled in Las Cruces March 14 and 15. The course will be presented in English at New Mexico State University, Gerald Thomas Hall Room 303. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. Please see the website for registration and more details at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html or call 575-646-2198.