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NMSU Hotline — August 5, 2016

NMSU graduate student tests organic chile fertility

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The aroma of freshly roasted green chile will soon be in the air. It?s that time of year when you see plump, green chiles in nearby fields. But which type of organic fertilizer will produce the best green chile?

You may soon know the answer from a graduate student at New Mexico State University.

Laura Johnson is in the horticulture program at NMSU. She is researching the effects of organic fertilizers on two hybrid long green chile varieties. Specifically, she is studying plant growth, fruit yield and quality.

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Campus Announcements

Portion of Espina Street to close due to renovation

Espina Street between Frenger Street and Horseshoe Drive will be interrupted from 7 a.m. Aug. 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. The purpose of the closure is to stage a semi of concrete powder and equipment required to pour the light weight concrete on all roofs for the Jett Hall Renovation. Espina Street right lane north bound be detoured to one lane. Sidewalks in the area will have posted signage for pedestrian traffic. Jett Hall will be the only building affected. Temporary signage and traffic control will be in place to help minimize impact to users.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Wine Slushies and Patchwork Happy Hour

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents Wine Slushies and music by Patchwork from 5 to 7 p.m. today, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (Corner of Knox and College). They will offer complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5.

They look forward to having you join them for fun, music, food and good times here at Gerald Thomas Hall. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. They gladly accept credit/debit cards (Sorry no AMEX). The proceeds from this event will benefit HRTM student clubs.

'The Greatest Hits' to be held Aug. 13

NMSU Contemporary Dancers along with New Desert Harmony Singers will present "The Greatest Hits!" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. All seats are general admission.

For tickets you may contact Lisa Brain at 575-652-1388.

Help us welcome our new and returning Aggies

Move-In Day is just over a week away and NMSU Housing & Residential Life will welcome our new and returning Aggies in style, but we need your help. Consider volunteering for a three-hour block of time Sunday, Aug. 14. We will need additional hands to help move items from cars to rooms, assist with check-in, distribute water and engage in several other activities.

Move-In Day can be a stressful experience on students and families. With your help, however, students can begin their college career on the right foot and families will witness firsthand what Aggie Pride is all about.

Sign up for your preferred time slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaba92aa2fb6-housing and we?ll see you Sunday, Aug. 14.

Roberts Memorial Staff Award nominations are being accepted

Nominations are currently being sought for the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award. This year the award will be presented to a Non-Exempt Employee who meets the criteria listed below.

Eligibility Criteria: 1) Nominees may not be faculty members, nor can they be a member of either the Administrative Council or the Academic Dean?s Council. 2) Nominees must have five (5) or more consecutive years of service with the university. Depending on the award cycle, the selection criteria alternates between non-exempt staff or exempt staff. For 2016, the Roberts Award will honor a non-exempt employee.

In addition to the requirements above, employees can be nominated based on the following traits:

ˇ A highly motivated person who is a self-starter.
ˇ A person who exhibits dedication to the university.
ˇ A person who will remain at the university after receiving the award and serve to influence others through behavior that exemplifies sincerity, motivation and dedication.
ˇ A person who not only performs a specific job, but who also serves the university and community as a responsible citizen.
2016 Guidelines: The Nomination form, with no more than five (5) pages of supporting information, should be received by the Center for Learning & Professional Development by email (gsmart@nmsu.edu) or at mail code MSC 3TD no later than Aug. 12, 2016.

Download the nomination form at http://training.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/07/Nomination-form-rev-062513.pdf.