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NMSU Hotline — September 21, 2017

Scholarships will boost beverage expertise at NMSU


The Society of Wine Educators has awarded three scholarships to members of New Mexico State University’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.

Jean Hertzman, director of HRTM in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, HRTM professor Keith Mandabach, and graduate assistant Carol Ann Castello were all awarded the 2017 Society of Wine Educators Scholarship. The scholarships are worth $700 each, and include materials to help them prepare for certification exams. Hertzman and Castello are studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine exam, and Mandabach for the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam.

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Campus Announcements

Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium to be held today

A New Mexico State University Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Chemistry Building, Room 153. Javier Read from UC Santa Barbara will present “Developing New Transformations for Organic Synthesis and Material Science.”

AIN Workshop to be held at Arrowhead Center today

Join us for a free AIN Workshop on Corporate Business Structure Basics with Erik Pavia today from 3 to 4 p.m. at Arrowhead Center, Genesis Center C, 3655 Research Dr.

Pavia will lead a presentation that explores the ins and outs of business structures including the legal, social and economic reasons for creating certain business entities. AIN Workshops are public presentations or hands-on workshops on topics related to business development and entrepreneurship.

Contact Kristin Morehead at 575-646-5575 or kmorehea@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

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 playwrite 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. today. Tickets for this performance are 2 for 1. 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.

Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare

Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare. ToadHall Theater Company presents the Bard's delightful comedy "Two Gentlemen Of Verona" Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Isabel Crouch Readers Theater on the NMSU Campus. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Donations support the NMSU Theater Department. Contact Ken Forestal for more information at kmforestal@yahoo.com.

Get ready for kickoff at the NMSU Aggies vs. UTEP Miners Alumni Tailgate Saturday

NMSU alumni and friends and the entire Las Cruces community are invited to join the Alumni tailgate before the NMSU Aggies take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Bring your family and friends for a fun afternoon with yard games, photo booth, DJ and great food. The tailgate party begins at 4 p.m. and game time is 6 p.m.

Register as soon as possible to ensure your meal and seat are ready for you. Tickets are $20 per adult, and $12 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 4 get in free. Tailgate tickets do not include a game ticket; to purchase game tickets, contact the Pan American Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

The Alumni tailgate celebration will take place near the northeast stadium entrance of the stadium, in the grassy lot between the football coaches’ offices and the locker rooms.

For more information about the Alumni tailgate or to register, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 575-646-3616 or alumni@nmsu.edu or visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni-events.

Another Alumni tailgate event is planned for our Homecoming game Oct. 28 against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. For more information about all Homecoming week events, visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/homecoming.

Take a walking tour of new NMSU art

There have been a number of fine pieces of art installed this year around NMSU’s main campus through the Art In Public Places program. You may have already seen a few, but here’s the list if you’d like to take a walk and check them out.

– Skeen Hall: Clayton Porter’s untitled "Moth."
– Jett Hall: David O’Brien’s "Contested Ground" and "Disc Paintings," and Lance Letscher’s "Flying Machine."
– Walden Hall: Stephanie Lerma’s "Swarm."
– Hardman and Jacob’s Undergraduate Learning Center: Joshua Rose’s "Apple Tree" and Christopher Nelson’s "Campfire."
– Speech: Louis Ocepek’s "Duet in Blue" and "Hear, Letters from Home."
– McFie Circle Desert Sculpture Garden: Jeff Zischke’s "Seed Pods" and Sol LeWitt’s "A Square within Which Are Horizontal Parallel Lines, Outside the Square, Vertical Parallel Lines. On the Other Side: a Circle within Which Are Parallel Lines, Outside the Circle Are Horizontal Parallel Lines." That is truly the name of the piece that was installed in 1982. Rumor has it that it may have been the beginning of the Art in Public Places.
– Educational Services: Joshua Rose’s "2012," where he did a painting a day for the entire year.
– American Indian Student Center: Francis Hardy’s "Cejita Blanca Badlands Juniper."
– Breland Hall: Scott Green’s "Deep State."
– Rentfrow: Mary Ann Strandell’s "Patterned Algorithm Interior."

Thanks to the AIPP, 1 percent of state project funding is set aside for art.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Heidi Frohnapfel at 575-646-2327.

NMSU to debut innovative TECH Center to engage students in STEM

New Mexico State University will debut an innovative lab that will engage area students in the fields of education, science, technology, engineering and math this month.

The new TECH (Test and Evaluation Collaboration Hub) Center will open its doors during a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 27 in the atrium of O’Donnell Hall, home of the College of Education. NMSU, in conjunction with White Sands Missile Range, recently received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to build and maintain the lab, which is touted as an immersive learning experience for students in the STEM fields.