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NMSU Hotline — August 3, 2016

Love your enchiladas? You can thank NMSU chile research pioneer Fabian Garcia


If you?ve ever sat and admired a perfect restaurant relleno before digging in, or sent up a quiet ?thank-you? when you found some New Mexico certified green chile on the shelf in a coastal grocery store, you probably know how important the Mexican food industry is to American consumers. In fact, Mexican cuisine is second only to Italian in its familiarity and frequency of eating, according to research from the National Restaurant Association.

But you might not realize that the spicy staple of the most popular northern Mexican dishes ? the chile pepper ? owes much of its widespread popularity to the early work of one of New Mexico State University?s pioneering researchers, horticulturist Fabian Garcia.

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Campus Announcements

Asian Favorites Buffet today

Add variety to your lunch routine by visiting the Asian Favorites Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature sweet and sour pork, grilled teriyaki chicken, crispy chow mein noodle salad with soy ginger dressing, vegetable lo-mein, steamed Jasmine rice, almond cookies and fortune cookies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1799793276899812/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MGNjbTZiNGV2bG1wazZicDdkMzJ0ZzFhNWsgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Student Loans: Ins and Outs, will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today in Garcia Annex Room 207. Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach by contacting finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Country cuisine at Taos Restaurant on Thursday

Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, is offering another premium lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. This Thursday?s lunch will feature country comfort foods including savory pork chops, herbed mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade stuffing with smoked sausage, grilled asparagus and zucchini, apple chutney and roasted local Hatch chile. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1746591475613920/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MjhrbmpjaWwxMXR2dGZraGhxNGdlaXB2aHMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver

Campus life may have slowed down, but restaurants at NMSU still offer plenty of variety over the summer. Find full hours for all NMSU dining establishments at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours or on the ?Links A-F? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at

NMSU-HHMI Poster Session to be held Aug. 5

Eleven New Mexico State University-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars from the departments of biology, biochemistry, and plant & environmental sciences, will present their research conducted over the summer in a poster session from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, in O?Donnell Hall, atrium. Their research included DNA bar coding on chile plants, research on potential regulators of spindle orientation during cell division and early Sea Urchin embryo development, and iirradiation (x-ray) hormesis in Drosophila melanogaster, among others.

For more information visit http://hhmi.nmsu.edu.

Plants and frozen green chile are now on sale

Ornamental chile plants are for sale at the Chile Pepper Institute. Assorted varieties available 4? for $2 and 6? for $4. They also have frozen roasted and peeled green chile on sale. NuMex Sandia Select heat level is hot, 10 chiles per bag for $5 per bag. They are located in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265.

For more information call 575-646-3028 or email cpi@nmsu.edu.

New check-in procedures for Move-In Day on Aug. 14

To help ensure a smoother experience for students and families, all campus residents will enter campus at the same location this year. From University Ave., you'll enter campus at Triviz Drive located under the Pan American Center digital billboard marquee. There will be plenty of signage and volunteers to help guide you in. From there, simply follow the signs that will direct you to your specific check-in parking location. Unlike previous years, all residence halls will check in at the Pan American Center Parking Lot at 1810 E. University Ave.

Greek residents will be further guided to the Greek Complex at 1745 Wells St., while residents in Cervantes, Tom Fort, Sutherland, Vista Del Monte & Cole will be guided to the South Campus Residential Life Office & Operations Center at 1410 Center Rd.

Move-In Day begins at 8 a.m. and continues into the afternoon where more events and activities await students and families. More information regarding Move-In Day is available at https://housing.nmsu.edu/move-in-information/ and in the What?s Hot section of the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at.

To receive Move-In Day updates and notifications regarding additional activities planned throughout the day, please select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/880240502087510/ and copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=YWJocGtzaHE3a2ZvMzI0cjduanJhZjZtNG8gaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver
If you need assistance during Move-In Day, please contact NMSU Housing & Residential Life at 575-646-3202 to make arrangements.

Current faculty/staff/affiliate/retiree meal plans expire Wednesday, Aug. 31

If you purchased a faculty/staff/affiliate/retiree meal plan after Sept. 1, 2015, be sure to use up any remaining Taos Restaurant meals before they expire on Wednesday, Aug. 31. If you are interested in purchasing a meal plan, in which you can enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat-buffet at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant for as low as $5 per visit, sign up now at http://idcard.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-meal-plans/ or visit the ID Card Services Office in Corbett Center between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information call 575-646-4835 or email idsvs@nmsu.edu.

Extended hours offered to help students register

To make registration as easy as possible, DACC will be open several Saturdays in August and hold extended hours so students can register for fall classes.

The East Mesa Campus and Gadsden Learning Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 13. Additionally, the East Mesa Campus will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week of Aug. 15 (Monday through Friday).

DACC offers numerous credentials for careers and 41 different associate degrees that can lead to advanced educational degrees. With several campuses and learning centers throughout Dona Ana County, the college is part of the New Mexico State University System.

The East Mesa Campus is located at 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. in Las Cruces and the Gadsden Learning Center is located at 1700 E. O?Hara Road in Anthony, New Mexico.

For more information contact Ike Ledesma at 575-527-7531.

Teaching Academy announces 2016-2017 Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) cohort

The NMSU Teaching Academy has announced the 2016-2017 cohort of its Advancing Leaders Program: Timothy Chappell (DACC), Glenn Duff (ACES), Maria Gurrola (HSS), Manal Hamzeh (Arts & Sciences), Jean Hertzman (ACES), Shanna Ivey (ACES), David Jauregui (Engineering), Wil Kilroy (Arts & Sciences), and Anita Reinhardt (HSS).

The Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) is a year-long leadership program made up of faculty and department heads. The ALP was established in 2004 and has trained more than 160 faculty members to date. The program gets underway this week with a two-day opening retreat on campus. Participants will also attend monthly leadership programming, build ongoing networking opportunities, and connect with a mentor from upper administration over the upcoming academic year. Many past ALP members have gone on to senior leadership positions at the university.

For more information contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583.

Availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research fund

New Mexico State University is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research fund. The purpose of this grant program is to encourage development of investigator-initiated and collaborative research projects involving basic, preclinical, clinical and translational cancer research. Applications are due by Aug. 31 and awards will be publically announced during the C4CR Dinner, Dance, & Silent Auction on Oct. 7. The complete announcement is available at http://www.research.nmsu.edu/content/cowboys-cancer-research.

For more information contact Jeff Arterburn at jarterbu@nmsu.edu for scientific/technical queries or Sudha Murthy at smurthy@nmsu.edu for administrative/process queries.

NMSU to hold free Lamaze classes this fall

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing will offer Lamaze childbirth preparation classes for free to pregnant women in their sixth to eighth month of pregnancy.

NMSU nursing faculty and students are teaching the educational classes to women. To register, call college associate professor Martha Morales at 575-646-8089 or email at moralest@nmsu.edu during the 16th to 24th week of pregnancy as classes fill quickly.

The six-week course will start in late August in the College of Health and Social Services building. Pregnant women must be 24 to 32 weeks pregnant by the first class. The course will be held every Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The first group will meet Aug. 22 to Oct. 3; the second group will meet Oct. 10 to Nov. 28, excluding Sept. 5 and Nov. 21.