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NMSU Hotline — August 11, 2016

NMSU researchers find natural immune stimulator for chile plants

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Farming is a high-risk business. Crops are planted and a variety of things can impact the harvest, yield and ultimately the profit made by the farmer. Within New Mexico?s chile pepper industry, growers have many potential economic impact issues to face ranging from adverse weather and labor availability to pressure from plant diseases.


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Campus Announcements

Counseling Center closed Aug. 12

The Counseling Center will be closed all day Friday, Aug. 12, for staff development. Students needing assistance may call Campus Police at 575-646-3311 or New Mexico Crisis and Access Line at Line at 855-227-5485. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

Taos Restaurant chef to participate in Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation's 'Men Who Cook'

Chef Mike Guerra from Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU will participate in the ninth annual "Men Who Cook" competition presented by the Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation. The competition is aimed to bring together men in our community and show off their culinary skills to benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice, our community owned hospice. He will compete in two categories, appetizer and BBQ, showcasing his fantastic pineapple garlic BBQ pork wings with bamboo rice. Taste these amazing wings and offer him support from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Grapevine Plaza, located at 39000 W. Picacho.

For more information call 575-646-4801.

'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.

New hours of operation for Campus Health Center

Starting Aug. 15, the NMSU Campus Health Center will have new operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. They will be closed all day Aug. 16 for their annual staff training.

For more information call 575-646-1512.

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.

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.