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NMSU Hotline — September 19, 2017

NMSU professor leads wildlife research effort in Jemez Mountains

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Among the ponderosa pines in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, large herds of elk may be seen foraging on the grasses along the forest floor.

Many areas in these Northern New Mexico Jemez Mountains have been through prescribed burns or forest thins to allow for a less dense canopy, so new grasses and shrubs may grow on the forest floor and so wildfires will be less destructive.

These forest restoration treatments are part of the larger Southwest Jemez Collaborative Landscape Restoration Project that includes the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

James Cain, a wildlife and affiliate associate professor at New Mexico State University, is leading a research team to monitor how certain mammals are responding to the forest thins and prescribed burns.

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Campus Announcements

Taco Tuesday at Taos Restaurant

Tuesdays mean Taco Tuesday at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center, with made-to-order tacos and taco salads, including a full toppings bar, on Tuesdays for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Taco Tuesdays. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.


This week's buffets: Tour of Asia and BBQ Lovers

Treat yourself to two special lunches during this week’s Bistro Buffets, the Tour of Asia Buffet today and the BBQ Lovers Buffet on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. The Tour of Asia Buffet will feature teriyaki chicken, Asian barbecue pork, vegetable lo mein, steamed jasmine rice, house salad with soy ginger dressing and assorted freshly baked cookies. The BBQ Lovers Buffet will feature Texas-style brisket, barbecue chicken, roasted red potatoes, corn and red pepper medley, fresh rolls with butter and strawberry shortcake. For just 11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to these buffets.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in the Stand Fulton Athletic Center parking lot. The restaurant is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its signature buffets. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.



100 West Café offers Caribbean menu this week

Join the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management for the second week of lunches for the fall semester. Our theme for this week is Caribbean, and you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley. 100 West Café is located on the first floor of Gerald Thomas Hall at the west end. Enjoy an a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday each week.

The menu for this week will feature Caribbean potato soup, green salad with pineapple, orange and honey lime dressing and black bean soup. The main entrée choices are jerk chicken, roasted pork with pineapple avocado salsa, Caribbean fish curry, roasted pineapple and bell peppers. The sides are Jamaican rice and peas and your choice of water or tea. Your dessert choices are Grenadian spice cake, coconut pudding and cornmeal pone.

All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support. The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Gift cards for these lunches are also available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments. They are a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.


Free dance lesson offered tonight

Tuesday Night Dance lessons are tonight night at Rentfrow Hall. The waltz and salsa with Irvin and Manny will be at 7 p.m. and a party to follow at 8 p.m. Refreshments and fun will be provided. Please join us. All are welcome. No partner is required and no experience necessary.


Rotisserie chicken during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Make your lunch a special one during this week’s Mike’s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with a menu featuring slow roasted rotisserie chicken, herbed homestyle mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike’s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike’s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.



Sociology Colloquium with David Ortiz set for Wednesday

The Sociology department at NMSU is proud to announce the first talk in its colloquium series for the year 2017-2018.

David G. Ortiz will be giving a talk titled "The Lingering Effects of Disasters on Collective Action: Blogging, Transformative Events, and Collective Traumas."

The colloquium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Science Hall, Room 286A, and our monthly talks will all happen on the third Wednesday of every month.

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

A New Mexico State University Geological Sciences Colloquium will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Gardiner Hall, Room 230. Alicia Bonar, NMSU Geological Sciences graduate student, will present “Provenance and sediment dispersal trends from early Permian strata of the Abo formation.”


Taste of Europe in Taos Restaurant

Explore the tastes of the old world during Taste of Europe at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a menu featuring Italian baked cod, Romanian mamaliga (polenta), Hungarian lecso (vegetable stew), Polish placki kartoflane (potato pancakes), Polish szpinak po polsku, French market soup and Swedish kladdkaka cake. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly "Taste of" Thursday lunches. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.



Red to Green Workshop to be held Thursday

Budgets Aren't Just For Your Parents will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the Zuhl Library, Room 225.

Learn to create and maintain a budget. This workshop will provide budgeting strategies to help you develop and maintain your budget. Understanding where your money is spent is essential. Through this workshop you will gain insight to create a plan, which supports your short term and long term financial goals.


Retirement reception for Michelle Montano set for Friday

Please join us Friday, Sept. 22, to celebrate Michelle Montano’s retirement after almost 26 years of service with New Mexico State University, including 12 years with the College Assistance Migrant Program as the program’s director. Her reception will be held in the CAMP office, Milton Hall, Room 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all. Contact Sonia Flynn at 575-646-7342 or sonflynn@nmsu.edu for more information.

Special TGIF Dinner in Taos Restaurant

Fuel up for the weekend at Taos Restaurant during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, with a menu featuring kung pao pork, chicken lettuce cups, snow peas and carrots in garlic sauce and veggie egg rolls. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly TGIF Dinners. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.


American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU opens new season

American Southwest Theatre Company/NMSU Department of Theatre Arts opens its 2017–2018 season with an exciting and provocative new play "EQUIVOCATION" by Bill Cain at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The play takes place in 1605 and concerns Shakespeare’s (or Shagspeare as he is referred to here) theatre company at the Globe Theatre. The playwright and his company are asked to help the government create an alternative truth to a terrorist plot. The play and the language are modern and exciting. It raises modern issues about truth in politics and in the media, religion and much more.

According to director Mike Wise, “You don’t need even a rudimentary knowledge of Shakespeare to enjoy the play. It does for Macbeth what 'Shakespeare in Love' did for Romeo and Juliet, a fictionalized origin of how the play came to be written."

"EQUIVOCATION" previews at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. It opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. It plays through Oct. 1. Call 575-646-4515 for ticket information. Tickets are also available at the Pan Am Center Box Office or at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts box office one hour before the show starts. For more information, see www.nmsutheatre.com.

Renovated Allen Family Locker Room unveiled at NMSU

The New Mexico State University football team has a new and improved locker room this season. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Allen Family Locker Room officially opened the new facility.

An area that was often bypassed on tours to prospective football student athletes and their families is now a highlight for the Aggie coaches and players with upgraded amenities. A substantial gift from Allen Theatres Inc. funded the locker room improvements and upgraded the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the Coca-Cola Weight Training Center.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12700/renovated-allen-family-locker-room-unveiled-at-nmsu

State historian and folk music singer to lecture and perform at NMSU

As part of Hispanic Heritage month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the State of New Mexico’s deputy historian, Rob Martinez, will visit New Mexico State University to give a lecture on and musical performance of northern New Mexico musical traditions on Sept. 27 in Domenici Hall’s Yates Auditorium from 5:30-7 p.m.

The lecture and performance are part of a Southwest Border Cultures Institute grant awarded by the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Anthropology Professor Lois Stanford is one of the organizers of the event.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12702/state-historian-and-folk-music-singer-to-lecture-and-perform-at-nmsu

NMSU College of Education to host inaugural symposium featuring national experts, state leaders

Several leaders in the field of education will speak about current trends and issues the profession is facing, along with the future of education, at New Mexico State University’s first landmark symposium, “Re-Imagining the Future of Learning.”

The symposium, hosted by the College of Education, will be Oct. 19-21 at O’Donnell Hall. Registration deadline is Oct. 1 and may be completed by visiting https://alliance.nmsu.edu/nmsu-college-of-education-symposium-2/.

The symposium will also feature a screening of the documentary, “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by actor Matt Damon. Filmmakers Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow will host a discussion following the film’s screening, which will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the NMSU Atkinson Music Recital Hall.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12703/nmsu-college-of-education-to-host-inaugural-symposium-featuring-national-experts-state-leaders