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NMSU Hotline — March 14, 2016

NMSU students travel to Hawaii to study climate change

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From snorkeling in a swimming pool to learning about coral bleaching, 12 New Mexico State University students have been preparing for a trip to Hawaii where they will study various aspects of climate change during spring break.

The trip is part of the Sundt Honors Seminar course with NMSU Biology Regents Professor Michele Nishiguchi.

?I asked the students to break down what they thought were important topics in terms of climate change, because that?s such a big focus,? Nishiguchi said. ?I gave them a couple of lectures on the basics of what was going on globally, then in particular, in Hawaii.?

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Campus Announcements

ICT labs announce spring break hours

Spring break computer lab hours through March 19 are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pete?s Place and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center. Labs at VDM and Knox are closed. Regular lab hours will resume on Sunday, March 20. For information, call 575-646-4757 or email lab_associate@nmsu.edu.

'Intro to Resilience and Energy Systems' webinar to be held Tuesday

An Environmental Education Center webinar, "Intro to Resilience and Energy Systems," will introduce participants to Second Nature?s Resilience Commitment and focus on the relationship with energy systems and decisions. It will help participants identify appropriate questions and trade-offs when considering resilient energy solutions, and will highlight examples of what constitutes a resilient energy system. Stay tuned for a follow-up webinar discussing microgrids and district energy solutions.

Join the sustainability manager at the Environmental Education Center, Regents Row A116, for this webinar screening from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu for more information.

Activity Center announces updated operating hours

The Activity Center is now open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Activity Center Weight Room will be closed Wednesday, March 16, through Friday, March 18, due to maintenance. For more information, call 575-646-2907 or email aggiefit@nmsu.edu.

Celebrate St. Patrick?s Day at The Player?s Grill

The Player?s Grill public restaurant in the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse is preempting this week?s Taco Thursday in order to celebrate St. Patrick?s Day with green beer and corned beef and cabbage. Dine with us for just $10 and enjoy drink specials from 3 p.m. until close.

Taco Thursdays will return March 24 with 60-cent tacos with any beverage purchase.

The NMSU Golf Course is located at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive in Las Cruces. Contact Garry Rivera at griver21@nmsu.edu for more information and join the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/720894404714361/ to receive a Facebook reminder when the event approaches.

University Singers to perform in New York City

The New Mexico State University Choral Activities department will present "Countdown to Carnegie!" on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall. The concert will feature the University Singers in a preview performance of their New York City Carnegie Hall concert. The Concert Choir women will also sing that night and the program will unveil a brand new ensemble, The Statesmen. This new choir features 20 men in their debut performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and any additional proceeds will go towards the upcoming New York City trip for the University Singers.

The performance is a farewell concert for the University Singers at NMSU as they will leave just a few days later for New York City on a five-day tour. The University Singers will present a solo performance on Easter Sunday, March 27, at Carnegie Hall. The concert is in conjunction with the event "Gotham Sings" as presented by Sechrist Travel Company. The University Singers will be featured for 40 minutes in the United States' premier performance venue. The five-day trip to New York will include a performance at St. John the Divine Cathedral, a Broadway show, the 9/11 Memorial and many other activities.

Small businesses can learn about partnering with national labs for technical assistance

Learn how you can partner with the national labs and receive up to $300,000 in technical assistance. Attend an Arrowhead Center-hosted workshop from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 23 for an overview of Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. Launched by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the SBV Pilot will match selected small businesses with experts from the national labs ? and give them businesses vouchers valued at $50,000 to $300,000 that they can exchange for national lab technical assistance. Applications for this assistance are expected to open mid-March. Learn more about SBV at https://www.sbv.org. To register for the workshop, visit http://bit.ly/1LUjfpV.

Theatre Arts to survey campus community

The Department of Theatre Arts plans to add an early evening show in order to better serve the NMSU campus community. The department would appreciate campus participation in a very short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5RKNRG in order to help with the decision.