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NMSU Hotline — September 14, 2017

NMSU Rodeo Team prepares for upcoming season with 22 new athletes

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The New Mexico State University Rodeo Team’s season is going to start out with a boom, during the month of September and beginning of October, having four rodeos. Twenty-two freshmen and transfers were recruited over spring and summer coming from various states and one even from Canada.

Starting Sept. 15 and 16 rodeos will begin in Tsaile, Arizona. The following rodeo will be held in Douglas, Arizona, during the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23. On Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29, an event will be held at the Las Cruces fairgrounds, where the Aggies will compete on their home base. The last rodeo for the fall season will be in Tucumcari Oct. 13 and 14.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU announces million-dollar gift to support Arrowhead Center

As part of the Ignite Aggie Discovery fundraising campaign, the New Mexico State University Foundation has announced a million-dollar gift from Paul and Alejandra de la Vega Foster to support Arrowhead Center, the university’s regional entrepreneurship and innovation hub.

The gift was announced Wednesday during opening ceremonies of the Domenici Public Policy Conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center. A key topic of the conference is workforce development in the region.


Visit WAVE's alcohol awareness table outside Corbett today

Join WAVE for a free interactive educational tabling event featuring information on responsible behaviors regarding alcohol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today outside Corbett Center Student Union. Stop by to learn something new and to snag some swag! Questions? Contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Western Extension Directors recognize NMSU Media Productions with Award of Excellence

The Western Extension Directors Association has conferred a 2017 Award of Excellence on New Mexico State University’s Department of Media Productions, in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

This award recognizes the 20-person, interdisciplinary team including research faculty, programmers, artists and animators, video professionals, writers and technical support staff. The team develops video games, mobile apps, podcasts, streaming videos, animations and online learning tools that reflect collaborations with research, teaching and Extension programs at more than 40 universities, agencies and nonprofits around the nation.


Allen Family Locker Room ribbon cutting to be held tomorrow

The Allen Family Locker Room ribbon cutting will be held at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Football Locker Room (north end of Aggie Memorial Stadium). Following the program, guests will be invited to tour the renovated facility. Light refreshments will be served. Join us in celebrating the completion of this project.

NMSU Extension to host wellness conference in Albuquerque Sept. 23

ALBUQUERQUE – Thriving comes in many forms – financial, health and wellness and personal relationships. Many people are facing issues that cause them not to thrive.

Family and Consumer Science Extension agents with New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are inviting you to learn to thrive.

The Cooperative Extension Service agents from the northern district are hosting a wellness conference for creating and maintaining health and happiness from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Bernalillo County Extension office, 1500 Menaul Blvd. NW. Registration fee is $10, which includes lunch.


WE Mean Business to be held Sept. 29

WE Mean Business (WEMB) brings together thought-leaders and change-makers to share their stories, strategies and transformational wisdom with entrepreneurial women.

Arrowhead Center and WESST present the second annual WE Mean Business conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The event will feature guest speakers, a panel, and two tracks of breakout sessions, the "Idea Track" and the "Business Track" that will provide aspiring or early stage women entrepreneurs with training and advice from expert women entrepreneurs.

Check out the WE Mean Business website for information on speakers and sessions http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/we/

NMSU researchers help write first book on dust devils on Earth and Mars

The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University contributed a large part to a recently released book, which is the first completely dedicated to examining the history and science of dust devils on Earth and on Mars.

Lynn Neakrase is a senior research scientist in NMSU’s astronomy department and co-author of four chapters of “Dust Devils.” Other co-authors include James Murphy, astronomy professor and interim associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, Kathryn Steakley, astronomy graduate student, Melinda Kahre, a space scientist at NASA Ames Research Center who received her doctorate in astronomy at NMSU, and Martina Klose, a visiting scientist from Germany who spent the last two years working on a different project at the Jornada Experimental Range.