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NMSU Hotline — December 15, 2017

NMSU professor conducts research on golden eagles being killed by wind turbines

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A New Mexico State University professor in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is conducting research on golden eagles being killed by wind turbines and other human-related factors.

Gary Roemer, professor for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, is conducting a research project to identify whether certain factors impact golden eagle populations. Some of the factors that impact the eagles are electrocutions, vehicle strikes and illegal shootings, but another more recent factor is wind turbine strikes, Roemer said.

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Campus Announcements

Temporary parking lot closure near Business Complex

In anticipation of the construction of the new art building, some preliminary site work will need to be completed from Dec. 18-22 around Parking Lot No. 11 next to the Business Complex between D.W. Williams Hall and Kent Hall. In order to give the contractor adequate room to complete the site work, Parking Lot No. 11 will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, and remain closed until all site work is complete, but no later than Friday, Dec. 22.

View a map of alternative campus parking in the area at https://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2017/01/Map-2017-and-Building-Guide.pdf. Please contact Facilities & Services Project Manager, Robert Herrera, at 575-646-5213 or the NMSU Parking Dept. at parking@nmsu.edu if you have any questions regarding the lot closure. For questions regarding the new building, please contact 575-646-1705 or artdept@nmsu.edu. Thank you for your patience.

Save the date for the Writing to Think Conference slated for April 6

We are proud to announce the Writing to Think Conference sponsored by NMSU Office of Assessment to be held on the New Mexico State University campus on Friday, April 6. Mark your calendars and save the date. More information will be available soon.

Cybill Shepherd, Pam Grier to appear at 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival

Stars of the film selected as the Opening Night Film for the Las Cruces International Film Festival will be guests at the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival, which runs March 7-11.

Cybill Shepherd, perhaps best known for her debut film “The Last Picture Show” and her television series “Moonlighting,” and Pam Grier, famous for her role in “Jackie Brown” directed by Quentin Tarantino and as a regular on “Miami Vice,” will attend a screening of the film “Rose” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.


NMSU engineering alumnus Richard Leza creates scholarship to propel students to graduate

A new $290,000 endowed scholarship equipped to help New Mexico State University College of Engineering students in financial need stems from a resilient story of an NMSU alumnus.

After growing up in Placitas, a colonia in Hatch, New Mexico, and receiving a severe cancer diagnosis at 22, Richard Leza wasn’t afraid of risk at a young age.