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NMSU Hotline — May 4, 2016

NMSU students, faculty offer fitness tips for staying healthy this summer

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Friends and family of Amanda Concha, a kinesiology student at New Mexico State University, often seek her out for advice on workout tips and sports-related injuries.

But once February rolls around, the questions become less frequent, typically because they start to veer away from their New Year?s resolutions, Concha said.

?What I see is burnouts. I understand that with the new year you?re excited to get these new year?s resolutions done, but you do have to take it gradually, especially if your body is not used to it,? Concha said. ?You got to take baby steps. People have a tendency to jump into it and their body goes into shock and they don?t want to do it anymore.?

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Campus Announcements

College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences Dean candidate visits campus

Mary Holz-Clause, the second of four finalists for the dean position of the College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences, will visit campus Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5, to interact with faculty, staff, students and community partners. You are invited to attend applicable portions of the visit throughout the day. All are encouraged to participate in the open forum/webcast at 3 p.m. today to learn more about the candidate.

The complete itinerary and links to the webcast presentations at are available at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/dean-and-chief-administrative-officer-college-of-agricultural-consumer-and-environmental-services/finalists-6/

Holz-Clause currently serves as the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona, where she is also a tenured professor in the department of Agricultural Business Management and Agricultural Science.

NMSU Employee Benefits Survey Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council

René Yoder, director of Benefits Services, will present a summary of results from the recent NMSU Employee Benefits Survey which was conducted in March 2016 in an open forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 4 in Domenici Hall Room 109. The survey is part of New Mexico State University?s ongoing efforts to review and provide the best benefit package possible for our employees. There will be time for questions and answers. If you are interested in submitting questions before the forum please send them to empcouncil@nmsu.edu. All comments are welcomed and anonymous. If you are unable to attend the forum, it will be available via https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=003206b2-dc93-46e7-934e-3631b75c9728.

Elements fusion foods offered at Taos Restaurant today

Try new and dynamic fusion foods served during the Elements dinner at Taos Restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The menu will feature Korean BBQ tacos, cinnamon chipotle sweet potato fries, chilled sesame avocado cucumber soup, green tea rice in Bibb lettuce cups with black bean jicama salad, and crystalized ginger rice pudding cups.

Entry for dinner is one meal swipe for those with a Meal Plan or $8.09 plus tax for those without one. Go to http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information about Sodexo Campus Dining restaurants at NMSU.

Asian Buffet offered today

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is bringing back the Asian Buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The buffet will feature General Tso chicken, Mongolian beef, steamed jasmine rice, vegetable lo mein, edamame and scallions with a citrus vinaigrette, greens with red pepper and almond cake. 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.

'Enhancing National Security Through Conservation Partnerships' webinar to be held Thursday

Join the sustainability manager from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Environmental Education Center, Regents Row A116, for a webinar on "Enhancing National Security Through Conservation Partnerships." This webinar focuses on implementing conservation partnering programs between the military services and public and private conservation stakeholders, to enhance military readiness through habitat protection. Learn from military officials and environmental facilitation experts from Marstel-Day (http://www.marstel-day.com/) how shared resources can improve quality of life, reduce costs, and improve sustainability.

For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Taos Restaurant Thursday

Enjoy special festive Cinco de Mayo cuisine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Taos Restaurant. The menu will feature piņa Mexicana (jicama, lime, cucumber and pineapple seasoned with chile, salt and sugar), a salsa bar with at least six varieties of salsa, a red and green enchilada bar and churros.

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

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Kenneth Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor in Plant and Environmental Sciences, will present a seminar, "Flexible Subsurface Science: Pore-Scale Imaging of Two & Three-Phase Immiscible-Fluid Transitions and Switchable Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing in Geothermal Systems" at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar Series in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. The seminar will be broadcast for off-campus participation.

For more information, contact Mary O?Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu.

Presale code available for Chris Young, Dan + Shay and Cassadee Pope

Having sold out shows from coast to coast, country superstar Chris Young brings his ?I?m Comin? Over Tour? to NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces with special guests Dan + Shay and Cassadee Pope. Tickets to this Oct. 7 performance are $39.50 & $49.50 (plus fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at the Pan American Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com/chris-young-las-cruces-new-mexico-10-07-2016/event/0C00509DDF3C57AE?artistid=1111980&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2?camefrom=CFC_ NEWMEXICOSU. Select seats will be reserved for a special ?Venue? presale available online only through the Ticketmaster link above from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Thursday, May 5, with password: CHRIS2016

For more information, call 575-646-1420 or visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/young/.

Card update for Saturday?s WWE Live event at Pan Am

This Saturday is your chance to see WWE Superstars Dean Ambrose, Kalisto, Alberto Del Rio, The New Day, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, Demon Kane, Rusev, The Big Show, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Sin Cara and many more live and in person at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Tickets are still available starting at just $15+tax or you can try to win some by selecting ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1322411044443128. They will give away three sets of tickets, but we need to reach a combined total of 10,472 ?going,? ?interested? & ?invited? accounts to award the tickets. So start ?inviting? all of your Facebook friends and you?ll all have a chance to win.

Reserve your table for the Mother's Day Brunch

Treat your mother to a luxurious brunch at a stylish venue during the Mother?s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Full menu and additional details can be at http://bit.ly/1SU4JOT. Space is limited and reservation are required in advance by calling 575-646-4802.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet May 13

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on NMSU?s Las Cruces campus.

A closed executive session will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, May 13, in the Room 2 conference room, next to the Regents Room, in the Educational Services Building on the Las Cruces NMSU campus to discuss personnel, real estate, water rights and threatened or pending litigation matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7), and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for this meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.


FSA-RMR Office information session and training set for May

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures.

The FSA-RMR Bridge to BDMS and PCard Receipt Destruction will be conducted on a separate day from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at O?Donnell Hall, Room 300. Learn about the Banner Document Management Suite (BDMS) and PCard receipt destruction.

Meeting webcasts will be offered at the same dates and times as the live sessions. If you need assistance viewing the webcast, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

'Play Scrabble, Promote Literacy!' program on vacation in May

Literacy Volunteers of Doņa Ana County announces that its monthly "Play Scrabble! Promote Literacy!" event normally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month will be on hiatus in May to avoid a conflict with Mothers? Day, also on the second Sunday of May.

For more information, contact Mark at mpendleton@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4001 weekdays, or mpndltn@gmail.com or 575-635-8711 evenings and weekends.

Arrowhead Center announces dates for Camp Innoventure

Camp Innoventure is an exciting week long half-day summer camp for children to learn business basics, while also gaining hands-on, real-life experience creating a product and bringing it to market. Students brainstorm ideas, create a mission statement, and draft a business plan, all while simultaneously developing a product. The weeklong camp ends with students participating in the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market, where they sell their product, gaining sales experience and customer interactions.

There will be two summer camp sessions here in Las Cruces, the first being held from June 6 to 11 and the second from June 13 to 18.

Camp is open to all middle school students in the region. The cost of camp is $40, which covers costs for supplies for campers? products. Scholarships are available as well. To register and learn more information, visit https://campinnoventurelascruces.eventbrite.com.

Southern New Mexico students to gather at 5th annual ENLACE Youth Research Conference

Middle and high school students from across southern New Mexico, including Deming and Las Cruces, will gather at the fifth annual ENLACE Youth Research Conference from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12 to discuss their research related to problems in schools and communities.

The conference will take place at the Doņa Ana Community College East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. in Las Cruces, and is organized by the New Mexico State University College of Education?s ENLACE Southern Program.

Christopher Adams, the regional coordinator for high school and middle school course curriculum for ENLACE at NMSU, said the conference was established five years ago to give youth a safe space to freely discuss issues that matter to them.