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NMSU Hotline — April 19, 2016

Peace Corps Director visits NMSU campus


Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visited the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday.

The 19th director of the Peace Corps, Hessler-Radelet met with various administrators, as well as individuals at NMSU associated with the Peace Corps. The day included meetings with College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Interim Dean Jim Libbin, College of Health and Social Services Dean Donna Wagner, Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, Provost Dan Howard, Associate Provost for International and Border Programs Cornell Menking and NMSU faculty members who are returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs). Hessler-Radelet also met with RPCVs currently studying at NMSU.


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Budget Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council

An informative presentation and discussion for the upcoming budget will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Room 109 in Domenici Hall. Join Angela Throneberry, senior vice president for administration and finance, as she presents the budget priorities for NMSU. The presentation will be webcast on April 20 and available at two different locations online.

Live webcast, which will handle more people:

Recorded webcast, which will be available after the event for people who want to view it afterward:

100 West Cafe offers spring foods this week

Join 100 West Café today through Friday for some delicious spring foods prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Vichyssoise (fish soup), spring salad with peppers, mushrooms and raspberry vinaigrette or almond mandarin salad. The main entrée includes your choice of lemon-roasted game hens, orange and honey glazed ribs, baked rockfish or pasta primavera. The dessert choices are strawberry shortcake, lemon cake or banana bread. 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 575-646-5995.

Brazilian BBQ Buffet on Wednesday

Take a mini-vacation with the Brazilian BBQ Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature frango churrasco (grilled lemon and garlic chicken), cumin and onion marinated beef, Brazilian rice, Brazilian feijoada, authentic Brazilian cheese bread and coconut quindim. For $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Retirement planning webinars to be offered

The webinar ?Future: Helping Millennials Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow ? will be presented from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, via Adobe Connect. The presentation by Michael Lager, a representative of Valic, will discuss the Millennial Generation and how they can begin preparing for retirement.

Another webinar, ?Get on the Road to Retirement Saving,? will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, also via Adobe Connect. The presentation by Jackie McGrail, a representative of Horace Mann, addresses the benefits of investing in a 403(b) plan to save for retirement.

There will be opportunities to ask questions online during both live presentations. The links to the Adobe Connect sessions will be available the day of the webinar at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary/.

For questions about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000. If you experience problems or need assistance attending a live broadcast, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-5462 or training@nmsu.edu.

Workshops Thursday introduce Amira software for data manipulation

RISE STARTUP will host representatives from FEI Software on Thursday who will introduce participants to Amira, a powerful, multifaceted 3D software platform for visualizing, manipulating and understanding data from computed tomography, microscopy, MRI and many other imaging modalities. Amira enables advanced 3D image processing workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering. Two sessions of the workshop will be offered Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the William Conroy Honors Building commons room. For more information, contact phcooke@nmsu.edu.

Speaker series to feature commanding general of White Sands Missile Range

Brigadier General Timothy Coffin, commanding general of White Sands Missile Range, will speak at the NMSU Kappa Sigma Fraternity?s Leadership Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 125. The event is open to the public.

The Kappa Sigma Leadership Speaker Series started in 2014 and invites business, community and industry leaders from Las Cruces, New Mexico and the southwest to share their stories, expertise and advice with NMSU students.

Public parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in front of Corbett Center Student Union, entering the NMSU campus off of Jordan Road. Attendees should walk west on the International Mall to the Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center.

Coffin began his service in the United States Army in 1981, after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Wheaton College. He has served in postings around the world, from Europe and Afghanistan to U.S. Space Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Strategic Command, to name a few. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in June 2014 and became the 33rd commanding general of White Sands Missile Range in July 2014.

For more information, contact Charles Schroeder at 508-505-7226.

ASTC/NMSU Department of Theatre Arts presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

For the final production of its 2015-2016 season, the American Southwest Theatre Company and the NMSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Drowsy Chaperone," with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song-and-dance number after another.

The ASTC/NMSU production is directed by Mike Wise, with musical direction by Megan McQueen, set and lighting design by Jim Billings and costume design by Megan Thompson. The cast includes NMSU students and local actors. For a video introduction to the cast, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ApONYwtRE.

The play runs from April 21 through May 8 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Preview night performance on April 21 is free to high school students, and there will be an informal discussion with the cast and crew after the show.

Tickets are $10 to $17, and are available at the Center for the Arts Box office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515 or 575=646-1420. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Following the opening night performance on April 22, there will be a reception sponsored by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/201516_the_drowsy_chaperone.php.

Jazz ensembles present concert of Radiohead tunes on Friday

The New Mexico State University Jazz Ensembles will present the music of English rock band Radiohead at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, in the Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Center.

Classic Radiohead tunes such as "Idioteque," "Bodysnatchers," "Knives Out" and "Optimistic" will be performed.

The concert is free to the public. Radiohead T-shirts will be for sale.

Save big on all discontinued Apple products

Save hundreds of dollars during the Aggie Tech Spring Cleaning Sale April 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. For two hours only, get up to $780 off a 21.5? iMac, up to $720 off a 27? iMac, up to $400 off a 15? MacBook Pro, $100 off an iPad mini or a 128GB iPad Air 2, and $70 off an iPad Air. You must pre-register at http://springcleaningsale.eventbrite.com. Customers will be served in the order of your arrival and you may arrive as early as 3 p.m. Please call 575-646-1791 for more information.

NMSU selects dean candidate finalists for College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Four candidates have been selected as finalists for the dean position in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

They include Nicholas Comerford, Ph.D., professor and director, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida; Rolando Flores, Ph.D., professor and head, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Mary Holz-Clause, Ph.D., dean, College of Agriculture, Cal Poly Pomona; and current NMSU College of ACES Interim Dean Jim Libbin, Ph.D.


Steam outage to affect some areas of campus in May

A partial utility outage involving the campus steam system is planned May 16 to 19 in some areas of campus, affecting the availability of hot water in some buildings.

The purpose of the steam outage is to repair leaking steam isolation valves and to replace faulty gaskets to the steam system. The leaking steam valves and faulty gaskets will be replaced. In order to make the necessary repairs, the steam system must be shut off and the steam pressure removed.

The first outage, planned from 6 a.m. May 16 through 5 p.m. May 17, will affect Walden Hall, Foster Hall, Science Hall, Branson Library, Hadley Hall, Center For The Arts, William Conroy Honors, Music Building, Chemistry, Gardiner, Kent Hall, Business Complex, Dove Hall, Young Hall, Hardman/Jacob UGLC, Guthrie Hall, Health and Social Services, Milton Hall, Zuhl Library, Astronomy Hall, English and Speech, Corbett Center, RGH, Pinon Hall, Pan American Center, Garcia Hall, Educational Services and Garcia Annex.

All buildings may get a little cool through the duration of the steam outage. Most of the buildings will be without domestic hot water for bathing and laundry. Hadley Hall, William Conroy Honors, Guthrie Hall and Garcia Annex have electric water heaters for domestic use.

The second outage, planned from 6 a.m. May 18 to 5 p.m. May 19, will affect Thomas and Brown, EC1, Hernandez Hall, Ed and Harold Foreman Hall, Knox Hall, Wooton Hall, Gerald Thomas Hall, Skeen Hall, Neale Hall, New Mexico Department of Agriculture and Dona Ana Community College.

All system users should plan accordingly. Building occupants may need a light jacket or sweater. Garcia Hall, RGH and Pinon dormitories will be without hot water for bathing. Corbett Center will need to go to their dishwasher failed plan. Research may be affected. Autoclaves will be out of operation.

This outage is planned to take place in between the spring and summer sessions to minimize the impact on the students and on the system users.

If you have any questions, please contact Fernando Ortega of Facilities and Services at 575-646-4604

Graduate student seeks respondents for survey on dogs and emotion

Do you think your dog has emotions? Do you think you can read your dog's emotions? If so, tell us about it by filling out an online research survey that is being conducted by a graduate student in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University. Those interested in participating can visit https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0q8D1fUNpVVG7uB or email Christabel Castro at castroc@nmsu.edu for more information.

Indigenous Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop is May 5-8

The fourth annual IWOK: Indigenous Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop ?7th Generation: Decolonizing Our Lives? will hosted by the Department of Counseling & Education Psychology and College of Education May 5 through 8. This annual event promotes indigenous healing and showcases ways to maintain optimal well-being through connection with nature, medicinal plans, and healing arts. This conference is a worthwhile experience for those students who are in the helping profession and would like to learn more about indigenous ways of healing.

The conference includes the following events:
Thursday, May 5: Panel discussion on healing and being well
Friday, May 6: Desert herb walk in Dripping Springs
Saturday, May 7: Herb walk and camp in Kingston; Workshops for making medicine and ceremonial uses of plants
Sunday May 8: "Honoring Mother" ceremony and closing

Registration is required. For more information, visit www.iwokresearch.com or contact Sibella Salazar at sibella7@nmsu.edu or Lisa Grayshield at llgray@nmsu.edu.

Farm-kid-turned-Miss America among speakers at AgriFuture conference in Las Cruces in May

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, who was raised on a farm in Georgia, will focus on her ?Healthy Children, Strong America? issues campaign when she speaks to a group of future and current farmers, ranchers, and others at the 2016 AgriFuture Educational Institute happening in Las Cruces, May 16-18.

Cantrell is among the dozens of people who will lend their talents and tales of experience during the conference, which aims to inform, inspire, and connect those who will produce our food and fiber (cotton, wool, etc.) going forward.

People who want to attend must register at http://2016-agrifuture.eventbrite.com by April 29. Event updates are being posted at www.facebook.com/NMDepartmentofAg. The registration fee for future agriculture producers is $50 for the Institute and includes lodging. The fee for current agriculture producers (those who can potentially mentor beginning farmers and ranchers) is $100.


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