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NMSU Hotline — July 28, 2016

NMSU nutrition educators promote healthy eating at growers? markets


ALBUQUERQUE ? Growers? markets are a great source of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. They are also great places to learn about ways to prepare meals with the produce purchased at the markets.

Visitors at Albuquerque markets may find New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition educators demonstrating tasty recipes using the produce found at the markets.

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Campus Announcements

KRWG's 'Red or Green Confidential' to be held today

KRWG?s "Red or Green Confidential" will be held at 1 p.m. today. In New Mexico there is only one vote that matters: red or green? As in how do you like your chile? The official question of New Mexico, "Red or green?" is the topic on the next "Voice of the Public" today at 1 p.m. on 90.7 FM and krwg.org. You can call it the "Red or Green Confidential."

Call in to cast your vote, share a recipe, or ask a question. Special guests will include Paul Bosland, director with the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute at NMSU and Rachel Schneider with Ole Gringo Salsa.

All calls and social media questions during the show will be entered to win a chile prize pack from the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute and a prize pack from Ole Gringo Salsa and Andele.

Support for the "Red or Green Confidential" is made possible by the Hatch Chile Festival, taking place Sept. 3 and 4.

For more information, visit http://krwg.org.

Well-being group sessions to be offered

The Solutions Group, the Employee Assistance Program vendor for the State of New Mexico Risk Management Division, will be on campus today to provide one-hour group sessions on various work and well-being topics. The EAP services are free to all NMSU employees, including temporary and student employees.

NMSU employees are invited to attend the session of their choice. If attending during working hours, the employee must get approval from his/her supervisor to attend. Employees should be limited to attending one session per day. Attending more than one session per day would result in the employee having to use sick leave or annual leave during working hours.

The group sessions will be held in Domenici Hall Room 102. Space is limited and plan to arrive a few minutes early to each session to secure a seat.

Visit the website for the session schedule and topics at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/other/eap/. Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

New developments are coming: Get a sneak peek

The NMSU campus community, along with the greater Las Cruces community, is invited to a public meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. The meeting will include three separate presentations about future developments on the NMSU campus and surrounding areas.

Scott Eschenbrenner, president and CEO of Aggie Development Incorporated, will present the NMSU East Campus Development Plan. Wayne Savage, executive director of Arrowhead Park, will present the Arrowhead Park Master Plan. And, Glen Haubold, associate vice president for facilities and services, will present the 2017-2027 NMSU Master Plan for the next decade.

After the presentations, the public will be invited to visit with the individual presenters to provide comment regarding the presentations from 11 a.m. to noon.

For additional meeting information, contact Carolyn Aragon at 575-646-2356 or caragon@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Contemporary Dancers and New Desert Harmony Singers to perform 'The Greatest Hits'

The NMSU Contemporary Dancers along with the New Desert Harmony Singers presents "The Greatest Hits!" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. All seats are general admission. For tickets, contact Lisa Brain at 575-652-1388.

NMSU Masterworks Chorus to hold auditions

The NMSU Choral Activities Department will be holding auditions for the Masterworks Chorus for the 2016-17 season. The auditions will take place in the NMSU Music Center, room 103, from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, and again from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Singers are asked to prepare a short song, and if they don't have one, a familiar hymn tune or carol will provided for them. An accompanist will be provided as well. The NMSU Masterworks Chorus combines campus and community singers coming together to perform larger choral repertoire consisting primarily of major choral works and shorter extended works with and without orchestra. The ensemble meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 103 of the Music Center on campus.

For more information, to schedule an audition, or to set up an audition time outside the schedule above, please contact John Flanery, director of choral activities, at 575-646-1306 or jflanery@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Alcalde science center to host field day Aug. 11

ALCALDE ? New Mexico State University?s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde continues to study ways growers can extend their growing season for year-round crop production.

Visitors to the science center?s field day on Thursday, Aug. 11, will be able to see tree fruit, brambles and greens growing in the economical hoop houses.


NMSU hosted seminar by director of Sandia energy program

As part of New Mexico State University?s Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology grant from the National Science Foundation, the Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering recently hosted a seminar given by the director for an energy storage program at Sandia National Laboratories.

Stan Atcitty is the project lead of the Energy Storage Power Electronics Program, a program at Sandia National Laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy?s Office of Electricity (OE). The focus of his one-day seminar at NMSU was power conversion systems for grid-tied energy storage systems.


NMSU Alumni Association welcomes new leaders to board

With the addition of new leaders to the New Mexico State University Alumni Association Executive Council and International Board of Directors, NMSU alumni can expect to see even more programs and events benefiting alumni and the university.

?We have a wonderful group of alumni who are helping us discover new ways to engage, educate and reconnect alumni to NMSU,? said Leslie Cervantes, associate vice president for alumni engagement, participation and stewardship and executive director of the Alumni Association. ?Through the NMSU Alumni Association?s International Board of Directors and Executive Council, alumni volunteers are working to connect and inspire a growing network of 128,000 alumni.?


NMSU Graduate Dean to serve as president of NM Council of Graduate Deans

New Mexico State University Graduate School Dean Loui-Vicente Reyes was elected president of the New Mexico Council of Graduate Deans. His term as president is for one calendar year.

The council serves as a recommending body for the state?s graduate education endeavors including graduate curriculum review for new graduate programs, graduate program review and any other items regarding statewide graduate education.