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NMSU Hotline — March 29, 2016

Local ?celebrities? invited to compete in NMSU?s annual Look Who?s Dancing contest


Organizers of the annual Look Who?s Dancing competition, hosted by the New Mexico State University DanceSport Company, are looking for celebrity contestants for its ninth season.

Look Who?s Dancing pairs local celebrities with NMSU DanceSport Company members to compete in a professionally judged dance competition, which will be held at the Pan American Center in November. Participants don?t have to know how to dance in order to sign up, said Hannah Cole, director of NMSU DanceSport.

Look Who?s Dancing is the principle fundraiser for the NMSU DanceSport Company, a creative, athletic, and competitive performance dance team that is a part of the NMSU Dance Program, in the NMSU College of Education?s Department of Kinesiology and Dance. Cole said the event helps provide the team the opportunity to represent NMSU at three regional and national dance competitions each academic year. All profits from the ticket sales of Look Who?s Dancing help fund competition expenses, show production and scholarships.

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Community invited to attend open house for NMSU?s Corbett Center Student Union

New Mexico State University will celebrate the most recent renovation of the Corbett Center Student Union, including new student study areas and updated technology, at an open house event next week.

The open house will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Aggie Lounge inside of Corbett Center. The event will celebrate the building renovations that began in February 2014. Tours and refreshment will be available, and an unveiling ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The recent renovation created more space for students, including new technology equipped study areas, roomier common spaces, a large lounge area and an updated covered outdoor stage that was specifically requested by students. The renovation was needed to bring the building?s amenities up to what today?s college students need, and expect.


Faculty Grievance Review Board elections are open

Faculty Grievance Review Board elections are currently taking place. The grievance review board assists faculty members with the resolution of grievable matters through informal mediation or formal hearing. Visit https://vote.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/vote/vote.pl to review nominees. Voting will remain open until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

100 West Cafe offering Spanish cuisine this week

Join 100 West Cafe today through Friday for some delicious Spanish cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Andalusian cucumber and tomato salad, avocado and pineapple salad or gazpacho, Andalusian chicken, Castilian fish fillets, pescado con fideos or pasta in chorizo and tomato sauce. Dessert choices are Brazo de Gitano (rolled sponge cake), Gato d?Ametlla (Majorcan almond cake) or flan de fresas. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards are accepted.

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 our office at 575-646-5995.

CAMP Farmworker Awareness events to be held this week

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), along with the CAMP Student Council would like to invite the NMSU community to celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week.

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge: The CAMP Student Council will hold a blood drive in memory of Cesar Chavez. The blood drive is a national challenge among the CAMP programs nationwide, competing to get the most units of blood donated. This will be outside Corbett Center (where most blood drives are held). The blood drive will be held all week. The student organizers could potentially earn a $1,000 scholarship.

Cesar Chavez Movie: March 30 at 6:30 p.m., CMI Theatre in Milton Hall. Come celebrate and learn about the farmworker movement and civil rights advocate, Cesar Chavez.

Sammy Gurule Enchilada Sale: Saturday, April 2. 100 West Café (Gerald Thomas Hall) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the CAMP office: $5 for a plate of red or green enchiladas with beans/rice.

Ribbon cutting planned for food manufacturing pilot plant

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host a ribbon-cutting event at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, for the newly constructed ACES in the Hole Food Manufacturing Pilot Plant, located in Tejada Hall at 3005 Knox St. ACES in the Hole Foods is a student-run company that provides students majoring in food science and technology the opportunity to develop, produce and sell gelato, baked goods and dry mixes. Faculty and students in the major will share their experiences, demonstrate food products being made, and provide tasty samples of gelato and cookies. Following the ribbon-cutting, a reception will be held at the Sam Steel Café in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 150.

For more information, contact Esther Devall at 575-646-1161 or edevall@nmsu.edu.

Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium set for Wednesday

The New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will feature Ken Carroll from the NMSU Plant & Environmental Sciences Department and Water Science & Management. His talk, titled ?Flexible Subsurface Fluids: Pore-Scale Imaging of Two & Three-Phase Immiscible-Fluid Transitions and Switchable Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing in Geothermal Systems,? will be presented from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

100 West Cafe offers happy hour

It?s not an April Fool?s Joke ? 100 West Café will host a Beer-n-Bites Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall. The event will feature complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5. Guests must be 21 years old in order to attend.

For more information, contact the School of HRTM at 575-646-5995 or via email at hrtm@nmsu.edu.

Technology day set for April 5

NMSU students, faculty and staff can seek out all the technology resources offered throughout campus at Corbett Center Student Union's Aggie Lounge from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5. Participants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes, and drawings will be held hourly starting at 10 a.m. The last drawing will be a grand prize drawing held at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Annette at annettea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3838.

'Motivation & Goal Setting: Achieving Success' to be held April 7

"Motivation & Goal Setting: Achieving Success" will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. April 7 in the Zuhl Library Conference room (225 second floor). If you don't plan where you are going, you'll probably end up somewhere else. Feeling troubled, lost and confused about college life? Come learn about short- and long-term goal planning and how to gather the motivation to stay engaged in your classes.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Alumni Association seeks nominations for distinguished alums and service award

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association is now seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni awards and the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.

Distinguished Alumni awards will be presented to recipients from the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Health and Social Services. One recipient will also be honored with the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service. The awards will be presented at the Alumni Association's annual dinner Sept. 30, during the 2016 Homecoming celebration.

The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni who have achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership. To be considered, nominees must be a graduate of NMSU and available to attend Homecoming events during the fall of 2016. In addition to achieving distinction in their business or professional lives, nominees must have performed specific, meritorious service that reflects the quality and advancement of NMSU.

The James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, established in 1966, recognizes those who have shown progressive support to NMSU, dedicated involvement with NMSU, impactful civic and humanitarian service at NMSU and within the communities around them, and notable professional service.

Nominations from the past two years will be considered; however, the nominator must resubmit their request through the new nomination form, which is available online at advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni-awardsandprograms.

Completed application and supporting documents can be emailed to alumni@nmsu.edu or mailed to NMSU Alumni Association, P.O. Box 3590 Las Cruces, NM 88003, prior to April 8.

For questions, contact Katherine Vandertulip at 575-646-7551 or kwvander@nmsu.edu.

NM Youth Ranch Management Camp moves to CS Cattle Company?s Cimarron ranch

CIMARRON ? New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp has a new location. It will be held on the CS Cattle Company?s 130,000-acre ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range near Cimarron.

?This location will allow our campers to see a real-life working ranch,? said camp director Jack Blandford, Luna County Extension program director. ?The CS is a working cattle and hunting operation and has been family owned and operated since 1873. We all are excited about holding the ranch camp there.?

The CS Cattle Company was founded by Frank Springer and his brother Charles, whose initials are used for the ranch name and historic brand. Les Davis, grandson of Frank Springer, took over management of the CS in 1947 and today his children continue managing the operations.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 camp, which will be held June 5 to 10. Deadline to apply is May 1. Cost for the camp is $300.


State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees and their covered spouses/domestic partners enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical. Questions regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Social Security Representative to present at NMSU

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will be presenting information on social security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on April 19. Information regarding the location/time of the presentation is on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/#social. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.