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NMSU Hotline — July 7, 2016

Business owner working with NMSU?s Arrowhead Center hopes to create jobs, ecosystem with biorefinery


In the small Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M, scientist and inventor Bob Hockaday recently made a move to help revitalize business in an innovative way. Beyond the retro hotel and gas station neon signage that characterizes the town, Hockaday purchased a defunct ethanol plant with strategic plans to outfit it as a biorefinery, a business that would create not just jobs, but an ecosystem within the community that is a hub for rural ranchers.

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Campus Announcements

Chile plant sale going on now at the NMSU Chile Pepper Institute

The NMSU Chile Pepper Institute is holding a small plant sale with a limited amount of chile varieties. First come, first served. Plants are $3 each. The Chile Pepper Institute is located in Gerald Thomas Room 265.

Varieties available include NuMex Pumpkin Spice, NuMex Orange Spice, NuMex Primavera, NuMex Jalmundo, NuMex Piņata, NuMex Vaquero, NuMex Sandia Select (green chile pod type), Serrano, Early Jalapeņo, NuMex Trick-or-Treat (heatless habanero) and ornamental chile plants.

Frozen NuMex Sandia Select green chile is also still available for $6 per bag, and each bag includes approximately whole 10 chiles.

For more information, call 575-646-3028.

Starlight Theatre Company to present performances in July at NMSU

The Starlight Theatre Company of Las Cruces will hold seven performances of Gilbert & Sullivan?s comic musical "HMS Pinafore, or the Lass that Loved a Sailor" from July 15 to 23, in Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Center. The musical comedy glitters with witty, exuberant music and sharp social commentary about life aboard Queen Victoria?s famous ship.

Dates and times are as follows:
7 p.m. Friday, July 15
1 p.m. Saturday, July 16
7 p.m. Saturday, July 16
10:30 a.m. Friday, July 22 (Children?s matinee)
7 p.m. Friday, July 22
1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 (Sing-along matinee)
7 p.m. Saturday, July 23

Tickets are $5 for students and children, $10 for adults. Group rates are also available. Adults $8/ticket for groups of 10 or more. Schools and day cares may contact the company's media coordinators to arrange a special group rate for children. Advance ticket sales are available at Spirit Winds, HoldMyTicket.com (service charge applies). Tickets are also available at the door.

For more information about the upcoming performance, contact Denise Welsh at dwelsh@nmsu.edu or 575-642-2980, Debra Darmata at debdarmata@netscape.net or 505-795-8470, or info@StarlightChildrensTheatre.org. Further information is available at StarlightOnStage.org.

Alcohol permit training classes offered

Are you interested in having an event with alcohol but don?t know what the policies, procedures and steps are that you need to take or who to contact? The School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management will begin classroom training sessions about alcohol permits in August. The classroom training will cover the permit guidelines for public and private events, licensed and other event locations, certified servers, rules for minors attending events, and the application process through HRTM.

The dates and times are 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. All classes are held at Gerald Thomas Hall, The Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Room 140.

To register for the class, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestCourseDetailURL?otId=cours000000000006046&callerPage=/learning/offeringTemplateDetails.xml

For more information, call 575-646-5752.

Share your summer on Instagram and win a Barnes & Noble gift card

You can share your summer photos on Instagram and enter to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

To be eligible:
? Go to http://bit.ly/NMSU-SummerDiscovery and follow @nmsu_allaboutdiscovery
? Post a selfie with #nmsusummerdiscovery
? Must be NMSU student, staff or faculty, and image privacy must be set to "public"

The selfie with most ?Likes? wins. Contest runs June 21 through Aug. 19. An #NMSUSummerDiscovery T-shirt will be given away daily. T-shirts can be picked up at the University Communications front desk. Winner will be announced on Instagram Monday, Aug. 22.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NMSU_SummerDiscovery or contact Frank Torres at 575-646-1175.

NMSU offers heat illness prevention tips

It?s summer and with the increasing summer heat, it is important to review the precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses, which can occur when the body is unable to cool itself efficiently. Heat illnesses are serious medical conditions that can lead to death if the body?s core temperature is not cooled down promptly. The risks are particularly high for individuals who work outdoors. Personal factors such as chronic health conditions, age, prescription medications, etc. can also inhibit the body?s ability to cool itself during warm weather.

Employees should know the illness symptoms and prevention methods when working outside.

1. Heat Illness Symptoms
Early symptoms of heat exhaustion include: Fatigue, heavy sweating, headache, cramps, dizziness, high pulse rate, nausea or vomiting

What to do: Move to cooler location; lie down; loosen clothing; apply cool, wet cloths; sip water; If vomiting, seek medical attention immediately.

Life-threatening symptoms of heat stroke: High body temperature (above 103 degrees); red, hot and dry skin; confusion; convulsions; fainting

What to do: Call 911 immediately ? this is medical emergency; move to cooler location; reduce body temp with cool cloths, ice, bath, etc.; do not give fluids.

2. Heat Illness Prevention Measures
Drink water frequently ? every 15 minutes. Drink one quart of water per hour while in the heat. Don?t wait until you get thirsty. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Include bandana, UV-absorbent sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat or cap. Take frequent breaks. Five minute breaks in the cool shade or inside an air-conditioned building will allow the body to recover quickly from heat stress. Wear sunscreen with sun protection factor of at least 15, which blocks 93 percent of UVB rays. Be mindful of medication side effects. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if there are any adverse effects to being in the sun or heat while on prescription medication.

Posters have been placed in several facilities on main campus, and are available on the http://safety.nmsu.edu. If you, your staff or researchers work outdoors or are exposed to the summer heat for extended periods, please print, review and distribute and post the following resources at http://safety.nmsu.edu/2016/06/its-hot-outside/:
?It Hot Outside? - CDC Extreme Heat Brochure (brochure on EHS website, more CDC info http://www.cdc.gov/features/extremeheat/)
?Water Rest Shade? - OSHA Heat Safety Fact Sheet (on EHS website)
More heat stroke information at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000056.htm, http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/heat-stroke-treatment

Supervisors are expected to ensure water availability and shade and rest breaks, understand of the illness hazards and symptoms, and have an emergency plan. Contact Environment, Health & Safety with any questions, concerns or requests for more information.