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NMSU Hotline — June 22, 2016

Upgrades of NMSU nematode lab to help local growers


Thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, the New Mexico State University Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science has made considerable upgrades to its nematode containment facility in Skeen Hall. ?The lab is a resource for Southwest producers, to provide them with the certification of sites being free of nematodes,? NMSU Distinguished Professor Steve Thomas said. ?It?s a way to work with any pests introduced at any time.?

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Campus Announcements

Environmental Education Center hosts webinar screening Thursday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 23 about the Western Regional Climate Center and the drivers of weather and climate in the Western U.S.
The West is home to a variety of dangerous weather phenomena. Explore some of its extreme events such as winter inversions that induce hazardous air quality, flash floods, terrain-enhanced winds and atmospheric rivers.

For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Frozen green chile on sale now

The Chile Pepper Institute has frozen green NuMex Sandia Select chile available for sale. The chile has been roasted, peeled, packaged and frozen, as is available for $6, or 40 percent off original price. The roasted and peeled green chile comes from a unique line of Chile Pepper Institute cultivars. The NuMex Sandia Select is a new and improved variety of NuMex Sandia with thicker walls, high heat and more flavor that's perfect for chile rellenos.

For more information, call the Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.

New Mexico AMP SCCORE program symposium

The 2016 Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE) program at New Mexico State University will hold its farewell luncheon and symposium from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Corbett Center West Ballroom. SCCORE is one of the primary programs of New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation, a National Science Foundation-funded statewide partnership of universities and community colleges.

Presenting at the symposium, which will begin at 1 p.m. after the luncheon, will be ten statewide New Mexico AMP SCCORE community college students and two high school students participating in the Young Scholars program that is funded by ReNUWIt (Re-Inventing the Nation?s Urban Water Infrastructure). Two of the NMSU SCCORE students are funded by the Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics.

Currently, there are five SCCORE programs being held around the state at different New Mexico AMP university partners, including NMSU, University of New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

For more information, call 575-646-5212.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Model Airplanes, Bridges and Electronic Gadgets" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 11 to 15. The cost is $149. Build your own rubber-powered model airplane that actually flies. Design and build model bridges and compete to see which one can hold the most weight. Learn simple engineering skills and how different engineering components work while building six engineering projects ? patrol car siren, burglar alarm, Morse Code transmitter, and more. For kids age 7 to 12.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

"CPR with Heartsaver First Aid" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8. The cost is $50. Learn when CPR is needed, how to give CPR to an adult, child and infant, and how to use an AED. CPR consists of chest compressions and giving breaths. First aid is the immediate care that you give someone with an illness or injury before someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over. A two-year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.