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NMSU Hotline — May 26, 2016

NMSU Arthropod Museum increases outreach, adds to national database


When Girl Scouts visited the New Mexico State University Arthropod Museum on May 2, their eyes widened when they saw a tarantula crawling on the table, their voices screeched as they held a Madagascar hissing cockroach, and they giggled when a Vietnamese walking stick trotted up their arms.

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Campus Announcements

Campus eateries and stores have special Memorial Day hours

While most NMSU buildings, departments and vendors will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, Corbett Center Student Union will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Taos Restaurant will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and both Panda Express and the NMSU Golf Course will open regular hours. Barnes & Noble at NMSU will close May 29 and 30 and begin summer hours on May 31, along with the Aggie Express and Corbett Corner convenience stores.

Summer hours are available at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ or click ?Dining, Catering & Meal Plans? on the Links A-F tab on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge for Apple and Android. Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Aggie Cupboard summer hours to begin June 1

The Aggie Cupboard will begin summer food distribution hours Wednesday, June 1, and continuing every Wednesday through the summer from 3 to 6 p.m. To receive a free bag of nonperishable food, bring your NMSU ID to Regents Row, Room B114. The Aggie Cupboard is open to all current NMSU and DACC students, as well as faculty/staff.

If you require food assistance and those hours do not work for you, e-mail aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu to make alternate arrangements.

Road closure scheduled for westbound lane of Williams Avenue

The westbound lane of Williams Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, to tie the fire line to the water main for the Rentfrow Building Renovation project. A pavement cut and excavation will be required. Excavation will be backfilled and compacted, and pavement will be restored after tie-in of the fire line. Barricades, cones and detour signs will be used to direct traffic.

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

Share your story ideas

Do you have a great idea for a story about our caring campus community? Is there an awesome Aggie whose tale should be told? The staff at Panorama, NMSU's alumni and friends magazine, is looking for your suggestions on stories we might have missed in your corner of campus.

Send your suggestions to Charlotte Tallman at tallman@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Amazing 4 in 1 Robot" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 20 to 24. The cost is $149. Build and take home your own interchangeable robot with four unique modes. Experience movement on six legs, pedal movement, an engine with a motorized transmission, and a gear-driven movement. Switch easily from one movement to another. Build additional robots for class use only and compete in a variety of competitions. For kids age 7 to 12.

"CSI ? Crime Scene Investigation" will be held form 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20 to 24. The cost is $149. Have fun learning about forensics, crime scene investigations and crime lab chemistry as you dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, examine hair and clothing, and other experiments designed to show you just how tricky cases are solved. Search for evidence, gather clues and discover how science can help solve a mystery. For kids age 8 to 12.

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

Teams win accolades, support from NMSU?s Arrowhead Center during Launch competition

Three teams won money and support during this year?s Launch competition hosted by Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University.

On April 28, Launch finalists competed for a $25,000 equity investment award to accelerate their game-changing technologies. The Launch finals competition, now in its fifth year, had not previously been open to the public. In addition to the sizable grand award, there was a crowd favorite prize of $1,000 and a social media favorite prize of $500, which resulted from a new initiative to push out Launch technologies through a social media campaign.

Launch is a Proof of Concept Center, a program to accelerate the commercialization of technologies developed at NMSU by faculty, staff and students. This round started with participation of 10 top-tier finalists selected from an initial applicant pool. After completion of a three-month spring program, four teams that met all milestones appeared in the final competition. Shanta Thoutam, Launch competition director, and Terry Lombard, director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Arrowhead Center, coordinated Launch.