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NMSU Hotline — May 3, 2016

NMSU students selected to perform solos with local symphony

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Two students in New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences will perform as featured soloists with the New Horizons Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in Atkinson Recital Hall.

Dominic Lowhar, senior music education major, and Nathan Tanner Dossey, a sophomore marketing major and music minor, were selected from 10 instrumentalists to win the 2016 Young Artist Competition, sponsored by the New Horizons Symphony. The students will perform under the direction of Marianna Gabbi, symphony conductor and NMSU professor emeritus of music.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Café to serve Italian cuisine this week

100 West Café will server Italian cuisine from today until May 6. Enjoy four days of ala carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature cream of red bell pepper soup, salad Caprese or Italian green salad. The main entrée choices are sea bass Pomodoro, Roman chicken sauté, eggplant parmesan or Fusille Arrabiata. The dessert choices are Limoncello zabaglione, cannoli or mascarpone and peaches.

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.

The HRTM 363 students would like to thank all of our patrons for their continued support throughout the semester.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 646-5995.

NMSU to host memorial ceremony to honor Aggies

New Mexico State University will host a memorial ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Spiritual Center to honor students, employees and alumni who have died in the past year.

The Spiritual Center is located on NMSU?s International Mall, west of the Educational Services Building and the Pan American Center, near the university?s duck pond. Public parking is available in Lot 27, which is north of the Educational Services Building.

This is the fourth year the event has been coordinated by the Dean of Students office. Offices from across the campus coordinate this event, which is open to the public.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11887/nmsu-to-host-memorial-ceremony-to-honor-aggies

Middle, high school students to participate in competition at NMSU

Middle and high school students from across the state will take part in a competition that will develop classroom improvements while fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

The annual Innoventure competition, hosted by New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center and sponsored in part by the Daniels Fund, will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the NMSU Corbett Center Student Union. The public is invited to view the student inventions from 2:15-3 p.m.

This year?s Innoventure competition theme challenges middle school and high school teams to develop a product for the classroom that will improve the common learning environment, such as tables, chairs and overhead lighting, which has not changed in almost 100 years. Innoventure is an initiative to foster the spirit of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship in New Mexico by providing new generations of innovators with skills in technical design and business savvy.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11886/middle-high-school-students-to-participate-in-competition-at-nmsu

School of Nursing to host scholarly project proposal defense

The School of Nursing will present Amanda Valdez-Androlewicz who will formally propose her DNP scholarly project titled "Is Family Satisfaction Improved With a Longer Length of Stay in Home Hospice?" at 11 a.m. May 9, in CHSS Building Room 226. She will present before a committee comprised of Shelly Noe, John Scarbrough, Linda Summers, Connie DeBlieck and Ivan de la Rose. All are welcome.

For more information contact kpech@ad.nmsu.edu.

Mercury Transit Viewing to be held May 9

The NMSU Astronomy Department and Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will host a Mercury transit viewing event from sunrise to noon Monday, May 9, at Tombaugh Observatory, located off of Williams Avenue by the track. During this time Mercury will be visible as a small black dot transiting the disk of the Sun. This transit only happens a few dozen times each century.

For more information about the transit see http://eclipsewise.com/oh/tm2016.html.

Reading to be held May 9

Regents Professor Tom Smith, Theatre Arts, will have a reading of his new play, Anna?s Mother, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at The Black Box Theatre on the Las Cruces downtown mall. The play explores the issues surrounding a woman who becomes an unwilling celebrity after her daughter?s tragic death and the effect it has on her family. The reading will feature DACC?s Monika Mojica as well as NMSU?s Britney Stout, Larissa Lury, Stephanie Drake, Melis White and Kevin Andrew. Tickets are $5.

For more information call 646-5479.

Retirement reception to be held May 12

The English Department will hold a retirement reception for Christopher Burnham and Harriett Linkin at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Clara Belle Williams Hall Emerson Room 229. The English Department will provide hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and drinks to celebrate.

For more information call 575-621-9854.

4 v 4 Grass Volleyball Tournament Series to be held in May

The 4 v 4 Grass Volleyball Tournament Series will be held Sunday, May 15, Sunday, May 29, Saturday, June 11, and finally Sunday, June 19. Champions in each division will receive gift certificates, prizes and apparel.

Each tournament will have point values given for the finish or placement of each team. The team with the most points at the end of the four tournaments will be the overall champion. There are three divisions: Youth (elementary and middle school), Junior (high school), and Adult (Co-ed; has to have one female.)

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and play starts at 8 a.m. Cost for youth and junior divisions is $10 per person per tournament or $30 for all four and for adult it is $20 per person tournament or $60 for all four.

For more information contact Ben Wallis at bwallis@nmsu.edu or 575-621-6956.

State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees and their covered spouses or 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.

For more information regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Retirement planning webinar recordings now available

Missed the live webinars? No worries, the recordings of each presentation are now available to view on the Benefit Services website. Michael Lager, a representative of Valic, presented ?Future: Helping Millennials Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow? and discussed how to begin preparing for retirement. Additionally, Jackie McGrail, a representative of Horace Mann, presented ?Get on the Road to Retirement Saving? which addressed the benefits of investing in a 403(b).

The links to the webinars are now available on the Benefit Services website, at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary.

For more information about benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000.

Partial campus utility service outage set for May 18-19

A steam partial campus utility service Outage will occur from 6 a.m. May 18 to 5 p.m. May 19, on the west Las Cruces Campus. The purpose of the steam outage is to replace two failed steam expansion joints and to repair a few steam leaks that have developed. Two new expansion joints will be installed. Welding and grinding will be taking place. In order to make the necessary repairs the steam system must be shut off and the steam pressure removed. The accomplishment will be an efficient and safe steam system.

Buildings that will be affected include 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.

The system users must plan accordingly. Building occupants may need a light jacket or sweater. Research may be affected due to lower temperatures. 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. A pre-outage notification was sent prior to this outage notification.

For more information contact Fernando Ortega, Facilities and Services, at 646-4604.

DACC Small Business Development Center upcoming workshops

DACC Small Business Development Center upcoming workshops:

Social Media Workshop will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5. The speaker is Pam Hett, Hett Agency.

Steps to Starting Your Business will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12. It will also be held from 2 to 4 p.m Thursday, June 16. Learn the steps to set-up a business correctly.

Pasos para Iniciar su Negocio - Jueves will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23. Identifique cuales son los pasos a seguir antes de iniciar su negocio.

All workshops will be held at the Small Business Development Center, DACC Workforce Center. All workshops are at no cost.

Space is limited, register online at www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/ or by phone 575-527-7676.

DACC Community Education courses available

Cartoon Adventures in Space will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday - Thursday, June 6-9. The cost is $109. Travel to the farthest reaches of the galaxy to create futuristic scenes and otherworldly adventures. Join a colorful cast of cartoon characters: Sketch the mouse, Shade the cat, and Dave the elephant as you learn how to illustrate science fiction inspired characters. From astronauts in jetpacks to out-of-this world alien life forms, practice composing cartoon figures in dynamic poses. The workshop is for kids age 5 to 13.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.