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NMSU Hotline — May 16, 2018

Safety tip: bicycle safety- NMSU Ride Your Bike to Work Day May 17

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May is Bike Month in Las Cruces and NMSU’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 17. This week across the nation, thousands of individuals will ride to work and many are logging the miles of their commute. Be part of the excitement by pedaling to work. If you do, stop at the east side of Hadley Hall Thursday to grab some refreshment. The ride to work will help make a positive impact on your health and the environment.

Here are some bike safety tips to follow:

Rules of the road
• The same laws that apply to motorists apply to bicyclists
• Obey all traffic control devices (stop signs, traffic lights)
• Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns

Always wear a properly fitting helmet
• Wear a helmet, no matter how short the trip

Ride on the right
• Always ride in the same direction as traffic
• Use the furthest right lane that heads to your destination
• Slower moving bicyclists and motorists stay to the right

Ride predictably
• Ride in a straight line
• Don't swerve in the road or between parked cars
• Check for traffic before entering street or intersection
• Anticipate hazards and adjust your position accordingly

Be visible
• Wear brightly colored clothing that provides contrast
• Use a white front light in low light conditions
• Use a red rear light in low light conditions
• Use a reflector or reflective tape or clothing anytime
• Announce yourself by making eye contact with motorists

Campus Announcements

City of Las Cruces to host 4th of July Celebration at NMSU

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University will once again team up to host the city’s free annual 4th of July Celebration. This year, the much-anticipated event will be held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Dr., on the NMSU campus. Legendary artist Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx will headline this year’s concert with special guests Jefferson Starship opening the show. The annual fireworks display will begin immediately following the concert.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. No grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RVs or overnight parking will be allowed. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575-541-2550.


Environmental Education Center hosts a brown bag lunch webinar today

Join the Office of Sustainability in the new Environmental Education Center for an hour and a half webinar on climate change at 11:15 a.m. today. ASU's School of Sustainability, with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and the University of the District of Columbia's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, is hosting a new five-webinar series – "Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Leadership Series." This is the second webinar in the new series and focuses on innovative climate solutions.

To take the action needed to thrive in a climate-changed future, we need to design, develop and implement a host of innovative technologies and processes. Successful climate solutions innovation will require cross-sector collaboration between producers and users, and an accelerated pace of technological innovation, scaling and transfer. In this webinar, hear from leaders who are pushing the limits of technology and process innovation to further climate action.

The Environmental Education Center is now in the west wing of Guthrie Hall, Room 109H. Enter under the breezeway and the Sustainability Manager will greet you for the 11:15 a.m. webinar and a quick tour of the newly remodeled EEC. Brown bag lunch if you desire. For more information contact joni newcomer at newcomer@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7563.

NM-INBRE information session to answer questions about 2019 Call for Proposals

The New Mexico INBRE Program will hold an information session for NMSU researchers who wish to respond to the Call for Proposals to conduct NM-INBRE-supported research.

Preliminary applications, due June 15, will be accepted from researchers working in areas relevant to biomedical, behavioral, social, health, community or population-based sciences to conduct pilot-scale, developmental research as a pathway to scientific and career development. Project funding is anticipated as part of the 2019 competing continuation of the NM-INBRE Program, sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. All are welcome to apply, whether or not a previous Statement of Interest was submitted during the fall 2017. Further details appear on the NM-INBRE website at http://www.nminbre.org.

The information session will be held at 1 p.m. today, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. Requirements, review criteria and eligibility have changed, so please join us and bring your questions.

The New Mexico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institutes of Health, Grant #P20GM103451. More information about the mission areas of the National Institutes of Health is available at https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/mission-goals. Contact Laura L. Haas at 575-646-4029 for more information.

NMSU alumna's project sparks community creativity

Lea Wise-Surguy, NMSU alum and executive director of Cruces Creatives, invites the community to celebrate the launch of Cruces Creatives makerspace through a “Meet the Makerspace” party from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 205 E. Lohman Ave. Enjoy free food and drink, informal building tours, tool demonstrations, a benefit art exhibit from NMSU art students, a disassembly table, a drone obstacle course, door prizes, and a chance to talk and network with local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs.The “Makerspace" will provide access to tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, top-notch software, a wood shop, metal working tools and more.

“Makerspaces are like gyms for tools, where members can come in to use the tools, learn skills and share in a community of making,” Wise-Surguy said.


Applications now being accepted for NMSU's Writing to Think! Program

Applications are now being accepted for NMSU’s Writing to Think! program. In this departmental approach to improving students’ thinking and processing of subject matter content, you will learn to use writing as a tool to foster student engagement with course content, and deep and critical thinking about discipline concepts and applications. The Writing to Think! program is an outcome of NMSU’s Quality Initiative to improve student writing. For more information, go to https://accreditation.nmsu.edu/ and click on the Writing to Think! tab at the top of the page. Program requirements and applications are available at https://accreditation.nmsu.edu/qi/writing-to-learn-think-mini-grants/writing-to-think-w2t/. Deadline for application is Friday, May 18.

Contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu for more information.


New online COMM 265G class for Summer I

A new online COMM 265G course has been added for Summer I. All other sections at the Las Cruces campus are full so students who need COMM 265G can still get the class now that the section has been added. Questions on the class should go to Anne Hubbell at ahubbell@nmsu.edu.

Here is the information on the class, Section Number: M73, dates: May 23 through June 27, CRN: 25703 and location: register through the Las Cruces campus but will be taught on CANVAS (online).