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NMSU Hotline — June 9, 2016

NMSU researchers help discover ideal growing conditions for guar


Researchers at New Mexico State University?s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis and at the Las Cruces campus have been busy studying the ideal growing conditions for guar crops. Certain climates in New Mexico just may be the perfect locations to grow guar, which is derived from the Hindi word ?cow food? and has grown for centuries in south Asia.

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AggieFit offers families Super Second Saturdays pool party

AggieFit members, gather up your family to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the AggieFit Super Second Saturday Family Pool Party. This free event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the NMSU Natatorium. Test your water skills by participating in one of the many activities featured: cannonball contest, relay races, kayaking, and more. Free snow cones and goodie bags will be provided while supplies last.

For more information, contact the AggieFit office at 575-646-2907.

Time correction for National Eat Your Vegetables Day events

National Eat Your Vegetables Day is Friday, June 17, and the Doņa Ana Cooperative Extension Service will provide healthy nutrition information from 10 a.m. to noon at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. Learn how to get your whole family to eat more vegetables and get free recipes to help you prepare healthier meals and snacks that are easy, economical and tasty. Plus, learn how much hidden sugar and fat really is in your child?s favorite soda and snack food. Crafts, healthy snacks and story time will be available to make the learning fun for your kids.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and is open to the public with free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information and select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1097847480271626 to receive a Facebook reminder.

Save the Date: 2016 Domenici Public Policy Conference, Sept. 14-15

Once again, NMSU is set to welcome key figures in public policy for the upcoming Domenici Conference, Sept. 14-15, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Topics include mental health, the public trust, national security and the 2016 elections.
Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense, James Carville, Democratic political strategist, and Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. representative from Rhode Island are among the experts set to speak.

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend. The complete agenda and registration form will be available online at www.domenici.nmsu.edu starting July 25. The registration fee is $50; $75 after Sept. 1. As always, students attend for free.

For more information, contact Sara Patricolo at 575-646-2066 or spatrico@nmsu.edu.

New 4-H Leaderline newsletter now online

The July-August-September 2016 issue of the New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online. To read the new issue of Leaderline, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/documents/july-aug-sept-2016-leaderline_online_copy.pdf.

To read past issues, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/newsletters.html and select a newsletter.

For more information about the New Mexico 4-H Youth Development Program, including how to join, call the County Extension Office in your area at http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/.

It's time to renew parking placards

NMSU departmental business that includes loading and/or unloading, as well as departmental visitors to campus, can request a special placard for $40 that will allow parking in specified areas. Current placards expire Thursday, June 30. Departmental placards do not automatically renew. The request form must be printed and signed by hand in order to be valid. Submission details are provided on the form.

Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/placard for details and to download the request form or contact 575-646-1839 or placard@nmsu.edu for additional information. The PDF request form is best viewed with Internet Explorer or by selecting ?Open With Different Viewer? at the upper right-hand corner of Firefox. Chrome users may need to log on to chrome://plugins, disable Chrome PDF Viewer, and select ?Always allowed? on Adobe Reader.

NMSU to open Passport Acceptance Facility at Garcia Annex

New Mexico State University?s Office of International and Border Programs will open a Passport Acceptance Facility on campus to serve the university community and the general public.

The facility will be located in Room 233A of the Garcia Annex building, located next to Breland Hall. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning June 14.

The facility at NMSU will be a ?one-stop shop? for those applying for or renewing passports. Customers will be able to have their passport photos taken on site, and can also get information on the types of passports available.