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NMSU Hotline — February 13, 2018

Arrowhead Center expands Studio G student incubator to UNM, five other institutions


Students at the University of New Mexico and five other higher education institutions around New Mexico can now access a vast network of business advising expertise, a customized entrepreneurship curriculum and new funding opportunities through Studio G, the successful student business accelerator at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center. Since 2013, Studio G has supported more than 700 student and alumni entrepreneurs and in 2017, Studio G ventures hired more than 180 people.

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Campus Announcements

Limited number of Blake Shelton tickets released, available at Ticket Office only

A limited number of tickets for Blake Shelton’s show at NMSU's Pan American Center Saturday, Feb. 17, have just been released, and the NMSU community gets first dibs. These tickets are only available at the Pan American Center Ticket Office; these tickets are not available online. Get them now before they’re gone.

Joining Shelton for his “Country Music Freaks Tour” will be Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and very special guest, Trace Adkins. The show is expected to begin at precisely 7 p.m. Please call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or visit www.facebook.com/events/124305678236412/ for more information.

College of Education search for TPAL Department Head/School Director continues today

This week the College of Education will conclude interviewing candidates for the Department Head/Director of its newly formed School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, Leadership (TPAL).

The Department Head/School Director will provide leadership to a unit that offers undergraduate and graduate programs (master’s and doctoral) in the areas of Curriculum & Instruction and Teacher Education, Educational Leadership (PK-20), and Special Education. Candidate information can be found at https://education.nmsu.edu/colloquium-schedule-for-new-school-director-candidates/.

The final candidate colloquium will be today.

Candice Carter, Ph.D.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
O’Donnell Hall, Room 300

Faculty, staff, students and community guests are welcome. For further information contact Henrietta Pichon at pichon@nmsu.edu or Tim Ketelaar at ketelaar@nmsu.edu.

Mardi Gras celebration in Taos Restaurant

Begin the Mardi Gras festivities early at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This holiday dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The menu will feature chicken and sausage jambalaya, fresh crawfish, bacon and cheddar grits, breaded okra, vegetarian jambalaya and Mardi Gras cupcakes. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/406128886513528/.

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.

African Children's Choir to perform in Las Cruces tonight

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will perform its new concert, “Signs and Wonders,” featuring worship songs that share the stories of the children. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. today at the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe St. The concert is free and open to the public.

Luxurious Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s Day is this week. Impress someone special by effortlessly placing a reservation today for a fine dining experience and the best view in Las Cruces during the Valentine’s Dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Villanueva Victory Club, located in NMSU’s Stan Fulton Athletics Center. Exclusive Valentine's Day packages are available featuring exquisite cuisine, fine wine and gourmet chocolates.

Dinner is by reservation only, so reserve your table today by calling NMSU Dining at 575-646-4802. For the full menu and details, visit our Facebook event page at https://goo.gl/LjnKrt.

Career Services hosting Walk-In Wednesday

Career Services will be hosting Walk-In Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no appointment needed, to assist students with any of their immediate or long term needs. Our staff can assist students with career exploration, co-op/internship opportunities, resume, cover letter/personal statement, job search, on and off campus employment, interviewing skills, career fair readiness, networking skills and LinkedIn/social media presence. We will be celebrating Valentine's Day so stop by for some sweet treats and coffee. If you are unable to attend please contact Career Services to set up an appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at careers@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Decadent Valentine’s lunch during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early 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, Feb. 14. This week’s menu will feature grilled tilapia with lemon butter sauce, wild rice, grilled fresh vegetables, lentils with spinach and jalapeño mango slaw.

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. Share with your Valentine at https://www.facebook.com/events/1895803754065652/.

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.

Ash Wednesday Masses on campus

Newman Catholic Students and St. Albert the Great Newman Center are hosting Mass on campus for Ash Wednesday this week. Masses will be at 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the Corbett Center Auditorium. Both Masses include ash distribution. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Contact Mona Chip with any questions at mona@stalbertnewmancenter.org or 575-449-4537.

Networking Hours: Market Research to be held Wednesday

Networking Hours: Market Research will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

Enjoy some free food and share ideas at this week's networking hour. This week, we will discuss how to conduct market research for your business to better understand your customers and competition.

Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Wednesday Geological Sciences Colloquium offered

New Mexico State University's Department of Geological Sciences will host a colloquium with Bill Leeman, from the Department of Earth Sciences at Rice University. His presentation "What does the Cascade Volcanic Arc Tell Us About Subduction Zones?" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

Third annual Health & Wellness Fair at NMSU-Alamogordo set for Saturday

The third annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held at the NMSU-Alamogordo Tays Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. All are welcome to join in the fun of this free, family-friendly event. Dress to work out and participate in core muscle training, yoga and cross training workouts. Challenge your fitness in the OCR Obstacle Race, and compete in the co-ed volleyball tournament. Guest speakers from the Alamogordo community will provide education about nutrition, exercise injuries and diabetes, and free exams will be available for blood glucose, blood pressure, vision, back and spine, cholesterol and more.

For more information, call Ernestine Baca at 575-439-3857 or email ernebaca@nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Stephen Thomas to be held Feb. 28

Join the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science to wish Steve Thomas the very best for the next part of his journey. Cake and refreshments will be served to celebrate a career of more than 35 years of service as Distinguished Professor in Nematology, and a genuine colleague at NMSU.

The retirement reception will be located at Skeen Hall in the Rotunda from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Seeking judges for 2018 Southwest Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The College of Engineering is seeking judges for the 2018 Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair from 8 to 11:45 a.m Saturday, March 3. The fair is affiliated with the Intel State and International Science and Engineering Fairs. Eligible students will advance to the state and international fairs and compete against more than 2,000 international fair contestants. Judges will be served breakfast and judging packets.

To obtain a judging form or for more information please visit our website at http://scifair.nmsu.edu.