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NMSU Hotline — May 11, 2016

NMSU?s Sheriff chairholder works to grow a culture of entrepreneurship


Robert Macy came to New Mexico State University on a mission to make entrepreneurial thinking something that permeates all areas of campus and extends throughout the state. Macy, a College of Business professor who is the first to hold the Bill and Sharon Sheriff Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, has spent his first year at NMSU doing just that.

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Campus Announcements

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences dean candidate visits campus

Rolando Flores, our fourth finalist for the dean position of the College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, will visit campus today and Thursday 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/
Flores is a professor in the Food Science and Technology Department at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he serves as the head of the department and the director of the Food Processing Center. He received his Ph.D. in grain science from Kansas State University.

Enjoy cuisine favorites from the Southwest today

Treat yourself to delicious local cuisine with the Mexican Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. The buffet will feature green chile enchiladas, carne Colorado, black bean and corn salad with cilantro and lime, ranchero beans, arroz a la Mexicana, biscochitos and cinnamon crispas. 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.

Refresh your tech and save at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

Now through May 28, the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host a ?Refresh for Summer Sale? in the second floor Aggie Tech Store. Save $100 on an iMac and save $75 on either a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Barnes & Noble is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces. Call 575-646-4431 for more information.

The 3rd Floor Bistro will be closed Friday for large party

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed Friday, May 13, to accommodate a large party. They apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium and will continue its regular hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Observatory Open House to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the NMSU campus observatory. Everyone is welcome to come and spends and evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be Nancy Chanover and graduate assistants Jean McKeever, Ethan Dederick, and Jacob Vander Vliet. They will be looking at the planet Jupiter, the moon, the double star Castor and Pollux, M3, a globular cluster.

A presentation titled ?Pluto and Jupiter: Destinations of the Outer Solar System? will be presented by Chanover and the graduate assistants.

For more information, contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438.

Road closure scheduled for Frenger Street Mall

Frenger Street Mall will be closed from 8 a.m. Friday, May 13, until 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. The purpose of Frenger Street mall closure is to allow for trenching work to install a new fire line and a new high voltage power line to service Jett Hall. There will be no impact on buildings with this closure. Frenger Street mall will be closed at Jett Annex during the period that school is out, May 13 to 25. Fences with signs and alternative routing signs will be posted.

For more information, visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Summer hours for various campus departments and vendors

Corbett Center Student Union?s summer hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will begin May 15.

Summer hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café are available at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ and on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app by selecting ?Dining, Catering & Meal Plans? on the Links A-F tab.

For more information, contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Canvas will get a new look May 20

NMSU will turn on the new Canvas User Interface May 20. This change is mainly an aesthetic change aimed at making Canvas more mobile friendly with limited changes to functionality.

For a video overview of the changes, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1682. For Canvas updates, visit https://learning.nmsu.edu.

For questions or concerns, contact Academic Technology at learning@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5125.

Now hiring students to serve as Aggie Pathway Peer Mentors

The Aggie Pathway program is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and caring individuals to join the Aggie Pathway Peer Mentor team. Beginning Fall 2016, the Aggie Pathway program will help ease the transition for students who are enrolled at NMSU community colleges, but plan to transfer to the NMSU Las Cruces campus to complete their bachelor's degree. Aggie Pathway Peer Mentors will be key to Aggie Pathway students' academic success by identifying the needs of the student and pairing them with campus resources.

Students may apply through AggieCAREER Manager, Job ID-50002. This position is open to both work-study and regular student employment.

For for more information, contact Danielle Staley at dstaley@nmsu.edu.

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.

NMSU summer physics camp for high school students now accepting applications

The NMSU Society of Physics Students and the Department of Physics are now accepting applications for their week-long summer day camp for high school students, grade 9 through 12. The camp will be held from July 11 through 15 this year and there is no cost to participants, but they must have transportation to and from campus. Lunch will be provided at Taos restaurant.

Last year?s physics camp had 10 participants from three Las Cruces high schools. Their guests wrote that the camp was a lot of fun. Some pictures and a news article from last year can be found at https://sps.nmsu.edu/files/2016/02/Observer-SummerCamp.pdf.

More information about the camp is available at the Society of Physics Students website, http://sps.nmsu.edu. Interested participants should fill out an application form available on the web site and send it to Khadijih Mitchell at eleven11@nmsu.edu or bring it to the Physics Department, Room GN 221 Gardiner Hall.

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, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Students can save money this summer with multiple dining options

Students who live on campus or are taking at least one class this summer can save money with a summer dining option. These blocks of meals for Taos Restaurant can be purchased immediately and utilized all summer. Sign up at the ID Card Services Office located in Corbett Center Student Union Room 137 or print out, sign and return the form at http://hr.nmsu.edu/insider/wp-content/uploads/sites/73/2016/05/Summer-Dining-Options-2016.pdf via email or fax.

Visit http://bit.ly/1s8DZ4U for additional information.

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center to host summer day camp for aspiring entrepreneurs

Parents with business-minded middle school-aged children have until June 8 to sign them up for Camp Innoventure, a unique day camp run by New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center.

Camp Innoventure offers middle school students a weeklong experience in innovative thinking and entrepreneurial development. Now in its sixth year, the camp offers students a chance to learn creative critical thinking skills that are applicable inside and outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged in areas of creative problem-solving and collective brainstorming. Students also practice asking questions and learning the basic tenets of entrepreneurism. Camp leaders include local educators, entrepreneurs and businesspeople.


DACC Community Education courses available

The DACC Community Education course "Computer Use" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The cost is $33. What is an email? What does WWW mean? What is a Web address? What is Microsoft Office? What is a Windows Player? Computer use made easy here. Learn how to use your computer, including the components of your computer and how to operate them.

"Energy Tools to Clear and Protect Your Aura Field" will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The cost is $26.
Techniques will be presented to clear and protect your aura/energy field. Learn to take back what has been lost or given away, release what is not yours, and prevent energy drains or leaks from happening in the first place. A great course for healers and anyone with energy sensitivities to get to know their aura space more intimately.

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