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NMSU Hotline — February 22, 2018

NMSU earns high marks in new, 10-year accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission


The Higher Learning Commission will continue to accredit New Mexico State University through the 2027-28 academic year. According to a letter sent to NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers this week by the HLC, the university met all criteria for accreditation with no concerns.

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Campus Announcements

WAVE mobile blood pressure clinic concludes today

Today is the final day of the free Blood Pressure Clinic. Don’t miss out on your chance to know your numbers. The WAVE team will be cruising around campus offering blood pressure screenings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then the Student Nurses Association will be stationed in Aggie Lounge from 12 to 2 p.m. Check it out. Questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Department of Geography Colloquium to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Geography will host a colloquium featuring Sarah W. Bednarz from Texas A&M University at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 in Breland Hall, Room 185. A reception begins at 3:30 p.m. Her talk is titled "Geography's Secret Powers to Save the World." Geographers engage two distinct but equally powerful ways of thinking: spatial thinking and geographic thinking. These are their secret powers. This talk will focus on specific and intentional ways that spatial and geographic thinking can effect positive change in individuals.

For more information, contact Michaela Buenemann at elabuen@nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar set for Friday

Plant and Environmental Sciences speaker Randall Montgomery, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, “Evaluating Southwestern Maize Across Multiple Environments to Identify Stress Tolerant Candidates for Use as a Forage and Future Development,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. 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

Fuel up for the weekend during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, with a menu featuring General Tso chicken, pork pot stickers, General Tso Tofu, fried rice and vegetable egg rolls. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Tell a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/526775437707744/.

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.

'The Odyssey' runs through Sunday

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 run through Sunday, Feb. 25 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. For tickets call 575-646-1420.

Capstone recital of Maximilian Contreras to be held Sunday

Come enjoy a vocal performance by NMSU student bass/baritone, Maximilian Contreras, as he sings songs from the Romantic period all the way to today's contemporary Art Song. Food and refreshments will be provided after the performance. The performance will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Atkinson Recital Hall in the Music Building on the horseshoe.

Puerto Rico relief donation drive accepting items through the end of February

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 Tucumcari performance bull sale largest ever to include online auction March 10

TUCUMCARI – The largest offering of bulls in the history of the Tucumcari Performance Bull Test and Sale will be presented at the annual sale on Saturday, March 10.

The sale is the conclusion of the performance test held at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. Viewing of the animals will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the sale beginning at 1 p.m.