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NMSU Hotline — December 7, 2017

More than 1,000 graduates expected to attend NMSU’s fall commencement

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This weekend will mark the end of a journey for many New Mexico State University students. The Pan American Center will host more than 1,000 students at the fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m.

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Campus Announcements

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program webinar to be held today

The Washington Center will be hosting a webinar information session for the Southwestern region regarding the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program from 2 to 3 p.m. today.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from Diplomat-in-Residence Kenneth Chavez who is currently serving as a Foreign Service Officer.

This webinar is open to all students and majors as well as faculty that are interested in learning more about the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship. Please visit the link to register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1226153763975552771.

The Pickering Fellowship provides 30 graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. The fellowship program is managed and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
Contact coop@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631 for more information.

Pixar co-founder to speak today

Are you a fan of "Toy Story," which was released this month 22 years ago? One of the co-founders of Pixar and New Mexico State University graduate Alvy Ray Smith will be on campus today to give a talk on “A Quick Tour of the History of Pixels.” The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Zuhl Museum open Saturday

The newly renovated and expanded Zuhl Museum will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Discover the vast collection of fossil, petrified wood and rock and mineral wonder. Located inside the NMSU Alumni Visitor’s Center at 775 College Dr.

Tips to relieve holiday stress

From the desk of Aggie Health and Wellness-Counseling and EAP: three common stress tips taken from Deepak Chopra.

1. Focus on one thing at a time. Divide days into baskets: sleep time, exercise time, family time, play time, meditation time, work time.

2. S.T.O.P
Stop what you are doing
Take a few deep breaths
Observe your body and smile
Proceed with kindness and compassion

3. Take 20 minutes for yourself. Sit quietly without an agenda.

EAP and Aggie Health and Wellness-Counseling and Medical team wish you a peaceful and restful holidays. For more information call 575-646-1512.

Aggies are bowl bound

The NM State football team defeated South Alabama, 22-17, Dec. 2 at Aggie Memorial Stadium to help the Aggies finish 6-6 and become bowl eligible for the first time in 15 seasons. For the first time in 57 years, New Mexico State accepted a bowl invitation and will participate in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, against former WAC foe, Utah State.

Tickets for the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl are on sale now. You can reserve your spot by calling the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

Save on Aggie gear at the NMSU Golf Course Pro Shop

Heading to the Arizona Bowl to support your NMSU Aggies? Bring in your bowl game ticket and receive 10 percent off regular priced Aggie merchandise at the NMSU Golf Course Pro Shop located inside the Clubhouse. Plus, when you buy an Aggie apparel item, you can add any hat for just $15. Get in gear and we’ll see you in Tucson Dec. 29.

The NMSU Golf Course is open to the public at 3000 Herb Wimberly Dr. in Las Cruces. Please call 575-646-3219 or visit www.nmsugolf.com for more information.

Chile Pepper Institute holiday sale

We are hosting our annual holiday sale now. Stop by the Chile Pepper Institute and get your holiday shopping done early. Most items are on sale. Holy Jolokia and NuMex sauces are all 50 percent off.

The Chile Pepper Institute is open from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 265. For questions call 575-646-3028 or email cpi@nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Mick O'Neill set for Dec. 15

You’re invited to celebrate Mick O'Neill's retirement after 18 years with NMSU. The event will be held at 12 p.m. Dec. 15 at Three Rivers Pizzeria, 101 E. Main St., Farmington, New Mexico. RSVP to Sue Stone at 505-960-7757 or nsstone@nmsu.edu

5 for $5 Rockstar energy drinks

While supplies last, get five Rockstar energy drinks for just $5 at the Corbett Corner convenience store located on the west end of Corbett Center Student Union. As a reminder, both Corbett Corner and Aggie Express will close for the entire Winter Break for restructuring. The Marketplace convenience store inside Barnes & Noble at NMSU will remain open, however. View its winter hours at https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

KRWG set to broadcast second annual Tamale Confidential

KRWG Public Media marks the holiday season with a live broadcast of the second annual Tamale Confidential during Voice of the Public on 90.7 FM and http://krwg.org at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14. This hour-long celebration of the New Mexico tradition of holiday tamale-making will help listeners learn the history of tamales and how to prepare them.

“We’ll discuss the art of making tamales, something I learned from my mom, and the many ways to enjoy them this holiday season,” said Edmundo Resendez, host of the KRWG’s Tamale Confidential. “From pairing them with drinks, to enjoying them with delicious sides like fresh salsas and chile con queso. The idea is for our audience to be educated on a rich tradition and to pass along the custom to a new generation.”

Resendez will be joined by Juan Morales, president of the Santa Fe Grill, who is a tamale expert and aficionado. Morales will share his grandmother’s recipe and will offer tips for making great tamales.

“My grandmother would gather our large family right before Christmas for a traditional ‘tamalada’, and I always made sure to be involved with the making of tamales,” said Morales. “While the boys went outside to play, I stayed inside with the women learning their traditions, which I have passed along to my kids.”

“Last year’s show was focused on making tamales with traditional meats and green chile," said Resendez. “But, because we received a lot of questions regarding the making of sweet and vegetarian tamales, we will be sharing new recipes with the audience.”

The show will be live-streamed on KRWG's Facebook page, allowing people to view the tamale experts making the tamales. Everyone who calls into the show or submits a question via social media, will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card courtesy of Lowe’s Pay and Save and Fiesta Foods and two $25 gift cards from the Santa Fe Grill, where tamales are available for purchase at their various locations (inside of Pic Quik).

In 2016, the New Mexico Broadcasters Association awarded KRWG’s Tamale Confidential with an Excellence in Broadcasting Award. KRWG-TV will also be airing a special program about making tamales during Fronteras – A Changing America at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, repeating at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17.