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NMSU Hotline — August 10, 2016

NMSU dietetic interns offer tips on packing healthy school lunches

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While many school cafeterias nationwide are increasingly offering more nutritious fare, 40 percent of children still take their own lunch to school, according to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Parents also like the option of knowing exactly what their child is eating, whether it be because of food allergies or other dietary restrictions, which is why experts at New Mexico State University are offering tips to parents on how to make sure they?re packing a healthy lunch for their kids.

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Campus Announcements

August Employee Council meeting to be held Aug. 11

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11, at Milton Hall Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcasted live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015/.

Retirement celebration for Gloria Valencia to be held Aug. 13

The Department of Biology will hold a retirement celebration for Gloria Valencia at 6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 13. If you would like to attend, contact Donovan Bailey for further details at dbailey@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7012.

Additional volunteers still welcome for Move-In Day

Join NMSU Housing & Residential Life, Auxiliary Services, the NM State volleyball and softball teams, the Greeks and many more Aggie departments and organizations as we welcome home new and returning Aggies on Move-In Day, Sunday, Aug. 14. Consider volunteering for a three-hour block of time. They 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.

For more information contact 575-646-3202 or housing@nmsu.edu.

Relax and refuel after Move-In Day with the Aggie Welcome Dinner

We've missed seeing students on campus and at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center, on Sunday, Aug. 14, we would love to see as many students and family members as possible at the Aggie Welcome Dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. Menu items will feature BBQ chicken, turkey and cheddar kaiser sandwiches, corn and poblano cake, country-style potato salad, fresh corn on the cob, vegetarian baked beans, cornbread, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and brownies.

For more information visit the NMSU Dining Office on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1235713416453233/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZnBsc3UwNGg4cXQ4cHU1NXRiYzBiZXVlZG8gaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Temple Grandin to visit New Mexico State University

World renowned author and designer of one-third of the livestock-handling facilities in the United States, Temple Grandin, will visit New Mexico State University Aug. 25 and 26 to speak to students as well as the local community.

While the schedule of events is still being developed, Grandin will visit the NMSU campus, meeting with a few colleges classes, giving talks over autism and animal science as well as doing a book signing. There will also be events open to the general public, which will be free and on a first come, first serve basis.

Grandin?s visit came through in part due to the "common read" program that is being tested at NMSU. The goal with the common read program is to have all freshmen students read the same book. This semester, the book chosen was Grandin?s ?Thinking In Pictures.?

Grandin lectures across the country on autism, as she is autistic herself. In the book, ?Thinking In Pictures,? Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person and how she was able to break boundaries to function in the outside world. Currently, Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling and animal welfare.

A more detailed schedule of events will be made available soon.

For more information contact the Animal and Range Science Department at ascience@nmsu.edu.