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NMSU Hotline — August 11, 2017

NMSU Carlsbad environmental monitoring facility allays public concerns


Over the past 26 years, the scientists and lab technicians at New Mexico State University’s Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center have been monitoring the air, soil, water and people residing in the area surrounding the Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Fortunately, with little to no variance in environmental conditions related to WIPP, it’s mostly been a routine endeavor. Except on the one-time occasion when it wasn’t.

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Campus Announcements

NM WRRI annual water conference to be held at New Mexico Tech

The public is invited to attend the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute’s 62nd annual New Mexico Water Conference, “Hidden Realities of New Water Opportunities.” An informative program is scheduled, and several special events are planned.

The day-and-a-half conference will take place Aug. 15-16 at the Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech campus. This is the first time the annual water conference will be held at New Mexico Tech, and New Mexico Tech President Stephen G. Wells will give the first talk of the conference, “The Landscape of Water – Past, Present and Future.”


Aggies unveil Pistol Pete emoji set

With the 2017-18 athletic season around the corner, New Mexico State athletics and MyWeb GP, LLC has announced a partnership allowing Aggie fans to spread their love of the crimson and white with Aggie-centric emojis.

NM State fans can now show their Aggie pride with customized Pistol Pete emojis on social media, texts and other messaging apps as they cheer on the Aggies. The customized emojis were designed by renowned artists from Marvel, DC Comics, Universal Studios, Disney and Blue Sky.

"While emojis have been around for a while, they remain very popular and this innovative new vehicle is one more way to spread the Aggie brand nationwide," NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. "We are excited to join over 30 schools in participating with MyWeb on this unique program."

To get your hands on these great emojis, head on over to the Apple Store and search, "Ree Stickers." A portion of the emoji set will be available for free while the remainder of the set can be purchased for a one-time nominal fee of $1.99.

An Android version is currently in development and is expected to be available sometime in September.

To download the Ree Sticker app on the Apple Store, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ree-stickers-emoji-keyboard/id853446994?mt=8.

Ceramics classes for credit offered at Dońa Ana Community College

Looking for a creative outlet? Learn the process of making ceramic artworks using hand-building, potter's wheel and firing methods. Dońa Ana Community College offers ceramics classes during the day, evening and weekend; ART 275 (CRN 52960 and 52961) and ART 276 (CRN 52962) at the DACC WorkForce Center, 2345 East Nevada Ave.

Contact Glenn Schwaiger at gschwaig@nmsu.edu or 575-527-7752 for more information.