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NMSU Hotline — April 12, 2016

NMSU students bring climate change lessons from Hawaii to New Mexico


Twelve New Mexico State University students recently returned from a trip to Hawaii where they studied various aspects of climate change. The trip was part of the Sundt Honors Seminar course with NMSU Biology Regents Professor Michele Nishiguchi.

The Hawaii excursion included lectures by University of Hawaii professors with expertise in various areas, and the students visited the State of Hawaii?s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), where coral restoration is being conducted. They also visited The Nature Conservancy, The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration?s Inouye Center and The Hawaiian Seafood Company?s fish auction.

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Campus Announcements

Social Security Representative presentation at NMSU postponed

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office was scheduled to make a presentation on social security retirement to the NMSU campus on April 19. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be postponed to a later date.

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

100 West Cafe offers American Cuisine this week

Join 100 West Café today through Friday for some delicious American Cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, or a three-bean salad, beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or sautéed mushroom pasta with arugula. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and as always, we appreciate your support.

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.

Campus Health Center to close early Wednesday

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14. For more information, call 575-646-1512.

NMSU?s ?Global Connections? event shares Japanese art and culture

From traditional woodblock printing to modern J-Pop music, the next ?Global Connections? presentation brings art school in Japan to the New Mexico State University campus.

Motoko Furuhashi, assistant professor of art in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present ?Crafting connections: Japanese art school experience,? from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.

Last summer, Furuhashi taught a six-week metalsmithing and jewelry course at Musahino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. Her ?Global Connections? presentation will emphasize the interconnectedness between Japanese art and culture.


Saudi Arabian cuisine served on Thursday

Sample exotic Middle Eastern cuisine during Taste of Saudi Arabia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Taos Restaurant. Representatives from the Saudi Students Club of New Mexico State will answer your questions about this unique country and guests will be able to sample a wide range of foods, including chicken kabsa (chicken with tomato, spices, raisins and lime), ful madammas (fava beans with tahini, olive oil and Mediterranean spices), Arabian stew (chickpeas, eggplant, tomato, fresh mint and basmati rice), shorobat il (beef and bulgar wheat soup) and gorayba (cardamom shortbread cookies with dates).

Entry for lunch is one meal swipe for those with a meal plan or $7.89 plus tax for those without one. Visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information about Sodexo Campus Dining restaurants at NMSU.

Criminal Justice Honor Society hosting Juvenile Rehabilitation Conference Friday

The NMSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, is hosting a conference at Hotel Encanto from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, on the issue of Juvenile Rehabilitation. The group has more than 15 speakers from community organizations, law enforcement agencies and the court who will present. NMSU Students with valid ID can attend for free.

'Xerxes,' by George Frideric Handel, presented this weekend

George Frideric Handel?s "Xerxes" will be presented at Atkinson Recital Hall on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. This production transplants a monarchical love triangle from ancient Persia to a mobster-dominated American speakeasy in the 1920s. This fresh take is a condensed, 90-minute version of the classic, prepared by John Carlo Pierce.

The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Both performances will offer a pre-show informational presentation and discussion on major themes and cultural elements present in the opera.

"Xerxes" will run at 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 3 p.m. April 17, at Atkinson Recital Hall on the campus of NMSU. Tickets can be purchased at the NMSU Music Center for $10 and $5 for students. Ample parking is available at the Music Center and on the corner of University and Espina. For more information, please call 575-646-2067.

MFA exhibition opening set for April 20

The University Art Gallery will present "Subjects to Change: 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition," which features artwork by three MFA candidates: Katy Stuckel, Cassandra Dixon and Andrea Luella Gohl. The common thread between the artists in this exhibition is their exploration and use of unexpected media?which under their watch, becomes highly-charged fabric that evokes social commentary on diverse areas of modern-day life.

The exhibit will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 20 in the University Art Gallery. The local Food Truck Fiesta will take place in the gallery parking lot, and the event will feature a local art sale by various groups within the Department of Art, discounted memberships and giveaways by the Friends of the University Art Gallery. The BFA show opening will be happening over at Wells Hall at the same time. The show will run through May 14.

Get your NMSU license plate and support student scholarships

Show your Aggie pride and help support student success at New Mexico State University with a specialty Alumni Association license plate, available from New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Each plate costs $37 initially and another $37 per renewal ? and each time, $25 of that fee goes to directly to scholarship funds for students at NMSU. Funds from the Alumni Association license plate program were recently used to match scholarship gifts during NMSU?s inaugural GivingTuesday event, which added a total of $5.7 million in new and matching funds to scholarships.

To get your NMSU Alumni Association license plate, call 1-888-683-4636 to speak with a customer representative, or visit http://mvd.newmexico.gov/collegiate-plates.aspx ? scroll down and print out form MVD11322 and return to the address indicated.

Finals Late Night Fiesta is less than a month away

Pancakes, prizes, music and mayhem await NMSU students, faculty and staff from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant. Before everyone breaks for the summer, enjoy one last night with friends and peers as you blow off a little steam during finals week. The semi-annual Finals Late Night Breakfast returns in fiesta form with all of your favorite breakfast foods, plus some energy-induced toppings to get you through another long night of studying.

As always, there will be plenty of activities to keep you busy, including dance lessons and a dance-off, cornhole, giant Jenga, spin-to-win and other games and contests for a chance to win incredible prizes, including a bicycle, blankets, coolers, sunglasses, cell phone card wallets, drawstring bags and much more from Coca-Cola, Mello Yello and Powerade.

Admission is one meal plan swipe or just $2 with a canned food donation for Aggie Cupboard. Please note that Taos will close from 7 to 9 p.m. that evening to prepare. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information or select interested or going at https://www.facebook.com/events/212298232480844/ for updates and reminders.

Current NMSU residents have one more chance to reserve space for next academic year

Current NMSU residents planning to live on campus again for the 2016-2017 academic year and who did not participate in the recent Room Renewal Rodeo will have a second chance to renew a space from 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, through 8 a.m. Friday, April 15. This opportunity is only available to current NMSU residents living in Chamisa Village, Cervantes, Vista Del Monte, Piñon Hall, Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel and Garcia Hall and is only available online at http://housing.nmsu.edu/room-rodeo/. Spaces are filling up fast, so be sure to reserve yours as soon as possible. Please contact NMSU Housing & Residential Life at 575-646-3202 or housing@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU to hold free Lamaze classes this summer

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing will offer Lamaze childbirth preparation classes for free to pregnant women in their sixth to eighth month of pregnancy.

NMSU nursing faculty and students are teaching the educational classes to women. To register, call college assistant professor Martha Morales at 575-646-8089 or email at moralest@nmsu.edu during the 16th to 24th week of pregnancy as classes fill quickly.

The six-week course will start in mid-May in the College of Health and Social Services building. Pregnant women must be 24 to 32 weeks pregnant by the first class. The course will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday from May 18 to June 29.


NMSU Arrowhead innovator gives tips on exploring alternate paths to entrepreneurism

Many people often ask themselves if they want to be an entrepreneur, but not all entrepreneurs start out wanting to be or labeling themselves as such, said Scott Maloney, the Innovator-in-Residence for Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University.

Maloney described his ?typical non-typical? path to entrepreneurism at a recent Entrepreneur Encounters talk, which is part of a two-year speaker series at Arrowhead Center funded by 1982 NMSU chemical engineering alum Frank Seidel of Seidel Technologies.

Maloney?s talk, ?Recognizing Business Opportunities,? was geared towards individuals of all professional backgrounds, not just business. His talk pivoted on the role of ideas, passion and inspiration in entrepreneurship.


Mexican students team with NMSU?s Arrowhead Center to increase economic development

Last week, students from the groundbreaking program Atrévete a Emprender, or ?Dare to Be an Entrepreneur,? teamed with New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center for a weeklong residency. The program, which spans two countries and aims to increase regional economic collaboration and diversify industry, began last March and will continue for the next 12 weeks.

Griselda Martinez and Jorge Ramos of Arrowhead Center developed and implemented the program in partnership with officials from Mexico City?s local government as a public call to students, faculty and researchers from five public universities in Mexico to take part in innovative entrepreneurial development. Their invitation, titled ?200 Words Can Change Your Life,? was a call for teams of two to four people to submit a business idea in a 200-word proposal to Atrévete a Emprender. The public call for participation was a new approach to attracting potential entrepreneurs from Mexico. For the teams who have moved through the program, the experience has been life changing.


NMSU Valencia County Extension celebrates seed library opening with workshop

LOS LUNAS ? Help celebrate the grand opening of the Valencia County Extension Heritage Seed Library by attending the 2016 seed-saving training.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service office in Valencia County is kicking off the opening of the seed library with a seed-saving training from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Extension office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas.

?Saving seeds is one way to become more engaged in your garden, whether it is vegetables or flowers,? said Newt McCarty, Valencia County Extension agricultural agent. ?It?s almost a lost art; fortunately there is a renewed interest in this historical tradition.?