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NMSU Hotline — February 15, 2018

Six NMSU civil engineering students awarded Eisenhower Fellowship

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Finding an avenue that allows graduate students more time to dedicate to their research is very important. The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, which was awarded to six New Mexico State University civil engineering graduate students, is one way to achieve that feat.

Doctoral students Mark Manning and Alain Cuaron along with master’s students Adam Sanchez, William Toledo, Jason Alcantar and Arno Cheng are the 2018 recipients of the fellowship.

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Campus Announcements

Nursing information session set for today

The College of Health and Social Services is hosting a nursing information session at 4 p.m. today. The event will be held in the Health and Social Services Building, Room 226.

Free screen of 'RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World' to be shown tonight

A free film screening of "RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World” will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the CMI Theatre in Milton Hall. This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. "RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World" shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. This event is free and open to the public.

'The Odyssey' previews today, opens Friday

ASTC/NMSU Theatre Arts presents "The Odyssey" adapted from the poem by Homer and the translation of "The Odyssey" by Robert Fitzgerald, adapted and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman, and directed at NMSU by Larissa Lury. The timeless adventure story with cyclopses, sea-monsters, shipwrecks, gods and goddesses, makes thrilling, playful and new one of the most memorable epics of all time. Journey through foreign lands with characters constantly relying on the kindness of strangers, as they search for a way home. The show previews at 5:30 p.m. today, and opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. The shows runs from Feb. 16-25 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. For tickets call 575-646-1420.

Lunar New Year lunch in Taos Restaurant

Celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, during lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. The menu will feature Chinese-style baked tilapia, pork and potato stir fry, roasted garlic and bok choy stir fry, vegetable egg rolls, fried rice, steamed jasmine rice and Chinese walnut cookies. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Tell a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/149386935670351/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including special holiday menus. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

This week’s Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar will be a bit different from usual. Instead of our traditional format, each enrolled graduate student will present a three-minute "lightning" talk. Please join us for this exciting new approach to graduate seminars. We will have six students presenting. The seminar is held in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200 at 3:30 pm. Friday, Feb. 16. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Special TGIF Dinner in Taos Restaurant

Participate in the celebration of Friday during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, with a menu featuring country fried chicken, green chile and bacon mac ‘n cheese, fish and chips, onion rings, fresh mixed vegetables and an ice cream sundae bar. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/1233828773386587/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly TGIF Dinners. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

Puerto Rico relief donation drive accepting items this month

The ASNMSU Department of Community Outreach and the NMSU School Psychology Graduate Student Organization (SPGSO) are partnering to send relief to Puerto Rico. The island territory is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Maria that hit the island in September 2017 and is still in desperate need of supplies.

The SPGSO and ASNMSU will be collecting supplies in the ASNMSU Office, Corbett Center, Room 205, and the Counseling and Educational Psychology office, O’Donnell Hall, Room 222. The following supplies are in high demand:

— Batteries (AA, AAA and D sizes)
— Water sanitization tablets
— Feminine hygiene products
— General hygiene products (deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
— Baby products (diapers and wipes)
— Non-perishable food products

A full list of items can be found at http://a.co/elt8gKg, which is an Amazon wish list. Items purchased through this link will be sent directly to Puerto Rico. All collected items will be shipped off by the SPGSO to the island. Items will be collected through the end of February.

NMSU is a caring community and it is time we stand in solidarity to assist those in need. For more information, please contact SPGSO Co-Vice President Jessica Gibbs at chitty@nmsu.edu or jorrgibbs@gmail.com. You can also contact ASNMSU Director of Community Outreach Adrian Llañez at asnmsuco@nmsu.edu. Your help is greatly appreciated.

NMSU Dance presents 'Desert Spring' March 2-3

"Desert Spring," an evening of dance featuring NMSU dancers and choreographed by NMSU faculty, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Performances will be at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students/seniors; and $5 for children 12 & under. At the door tickets are $20/$15/$5. For more information and tickets, call 575-646-4067.

Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research to host student forum April 20

Save the date for a student forum, "Innovations to Address Border Health Disparities in Changing Times," to be held April 20. The forum is open to all disciplines. Students will present their ideas in lightning talks and demonstrations including posters, displays and exhibitions. Explore the role of your discipline in achieving health equity in our region. Awards will be given for originality, practicality and potential impact. For more information visit http://swihdr.nmsu.edu, or contact the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research at swihdr@nmsu.edu.

NMSU’s Extension Service plans workshop on large animal rescue techniques

DEMING – Anything can happen when hauling livestock, including a trailer rollover. Law enforcement and emergency response personnel need to be ready to safely rescue animals that might be trapped in the trailer.

The Cooperative Extension Service in New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center are hosting a workshop to train emergency response personnel on how to handle large animals in vehicle and trailer traffic accidents.

The Luna County Large Animal Rescue Workshop will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Southwest New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd. in Deming.

Deadline to register is Feb. 20. Register online at http://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/lunarescue.

For additional information call the Luna County Extension Office at 575-546-8806.