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NMSU Hotline — January 16, 2018

Lou and Mary Henson to receive NMSU’s Presidential Medallion award

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New Mexico State University will award the 2018 Presidential Medallion to Lou and Mary Henson during the spring convocation ceremony at the Atkinson Recital Hall.

The award recognizes outstanding service given to the university beyond an individual’s time as an employee.

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Campus Announcements

Schedule announced for Vice President for Research candidates

Five candidates for Vice President for Research at NMSU have been announced. The candidates and their on-campus interview dates are:

Dr. Christian Fritsen, Jan. 17-18
Dr. Constantinos Tsatoulis, Jan. 22-23
Dr. Ajay Mahajan, Jan. 24-25
Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Feb. 5-6
Dr. Luis Vazquez, Feb. 8-9

An open forum for faculty and staff for the first candidate, Dr. Christian Fritsen, will be at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the CCSU Senate Gallery (304).

Aggie Express, Corbett Corner expand hours, now accept Aggie Dining Dollars

The Corbett Corner and Aggie Express campus convenience stores will reopen today with expanded hours of operation. Corbett Corner, located adjacent to the west end of Corbett Center Student Union, will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Aggie Express, located by the Vista Del Monte campus apartments, will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Both convenience stores will also now accept Aggie Dining Dollars in addition to all regular forms of payment. See http://dining.nmsu.edu for full campus dining hours, including information about holiday hours.


Save $5 on 'The Price is Right Live' tickets for a limited time

Now until 8 a.m. Thursday, you’ll find that the price definitely is right on tickets to the stage show version of one of the most popular game shows of all time. In celebration of the New Year, use offer code TPIRL18 at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/the-price-is-right-live-las-cruces-new-mexico-01-22-2018/event/0C00533B2C885FEB to save $5 on each ticket purchased. This code is also valid at the Pan American Center Ticket Office.

“The Price is Right Live” Stage Show will come on down to the NMSU Pan American Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, with all of the same games and prizes as the television show. In fact, even if you don’t get called onto Contestant’s Row, you might still walk away with a prize. Registration to be a contestant begins at 4:30 p.m., while the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

View a video at https://youtu.be/q5tkzaA5dWg to see just how similar the Live Stage Show is to the actual TV show.

*No Purchase Necessary to register for chance to be a contestant. Open to legal US residents, 18 years or older. Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. For complete rules and regulations, including eligibility requirements, visit or call 575-646-1420. To enter Pan Am Center to watch show, a ticket purchase is required.



BBQ banquet during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Savor the early flavors of summer barbecue 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. Wednesday, Jan. 17, with a full menu featuring barbecue beef ribs, green chile bacon mac and cheese, pineapple coleslaw, grilled corn on the cob and freshly baked corn bread. 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.


January Border Health Breakfast Hour at NMSU set for Thursday

Please join us for this month’s Border Health Breakfast Hour Thursday, Jan. 18. Network with colleagues from all colleges and learn about the role of the College of ACES and Cooperative Extension in promoting health.

The event is held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Corbett Center Senate Chambers Room 302. Bring your breakfast, coffee will be provided. The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences “Cooperative Extension: Partners in Creating Healthy Communities” will be presented by Karim Martinez, Dona Ana County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent; Kelly Knight, Otero County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent; Laynee Kuenstler, Luna County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent; and Lucinda Banegas-Carreon, Extension Associate II, NDPP Program Coordinator.

For more information and past presentations, please visit https://swihdr.nmsu.edu/border-health-breakfast-at-nmsu/.

University Art Gallery to host question and answer session with the artist Jan. 25

Join us for a dynamic question and answer conversation between artist Wendy Red Star and curator Michelle Lanteri from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Health and Social Services Auditorium at New Mexico State University, 1335 International Mall. They will discuss Red Star’s exhibition at the University Art Gallery at NMSU, “The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest),” as well as Red Star’s artistic career and influences and how her work fits within the larger scope of contemporary art. This event is free and open to the public.

On view from Jan. 26 to March 16, at the University Art Gallery at NMSU, Red Star’s “The Maniacs” exhibition visually materializes and meshes memories of the past and present in her investigation of her Apsáalooke (Crow) Indian father’s life in rock music, a site of familial importance and popular culture that has informed her art practice and individual and collective identities as an Apsáalooke (Crow)-Irish American woman.

For more information call 575-646-2545, email artglry@nmsu.edu or visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/wendy-red-star-the-maniacs-were-not-the-best-but-were-better-than-the-rest/.

Quality in Online Education Conference to be held March 2

Join Quality Matters Reviewers, educators and administrators from New Mexico State University (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Grants and Las Cruces) to share, learn and connect concerning quality in online education. One can also gain insights on how Quality Matters supports meeting standards for accreditation and compliance.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 2 in Milton Hall.

Register to attend now at https://ocip.nmsu.edu/registration-quality-online-education-conference/.

Presentation sessions will be available in 45-minute formats, including a question and answer period. Topics of presentations include accreditation, assessment, best practices in online education and applying the Quality Matters Rubric.

Submit a presentation proposal now at https://ocip.nmsu.edu/quality-online-education-conference-proposal/.

If you have any difficulty with registration or have other questions, please contact:

Sandy Johnson (Las Cruces) at srjohnso@nmsu.edu, Krista MacDonald (Dona Ana) at kkozel@nmsu.edu, Megan Stoneking (Grants) at stmegan@nmsu.edu, Pam Titus (Carlsbad) at patitus@nmsu.edu or Sherrell Wheeler (Alamogordo) at swheeler@nmsu.edu.