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NMSU Hotline — August 22, 2016

Renowned author, livestock facility designer Temple Grandin to speak at NMSU


Growing up as an autistic child is not easy. But Temple Grandin worked her way through adversity and has succeeded in many capacities. In fact, she was named to Time magazine?s list of ?The 100 Most Influential People in the World? in 2010.

Grandin is a world leader in livestock handling facility design. Almost half of the cattle processing facilities in North America include a special feature she designed.

She has developed animal welfare guidelines in the meat industry. And her research regarding grazing-animal behavior has helped producers reduce stress during handling.

She?s written several books about both autism and animals. Her book ?Animals in Translation? was a New York Times best seller.

Grandin will bring her expertise and inspiration to New Mexico State University Aug. 24-26.

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NMSU to host demonstration of solar panels for range wells

ACOMA PUEBLO ? Instead of having to repair the old windmills out on the range, would you like to learn about using solar panels to operate remote wells?

New Mexico State University?s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project is hosting a solar panel field demonstration Friday, Aug. 26, on the Acoma Pueblo reservation. The free workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Mike Lisk of Remote Wells Solutions will conduct the demonstration. Richard Montoya of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will also present updates on programs.


Arrowhead Center and WESST host women's entrepreneurship conference

Arrowhead Center and WESST announce the first annual "WE Mean Business" Women?s Entrepreneurship conference.

"WE (Women Entrepreneurs) Mean Business" brings together innovators and change-makers to share personal strategies, stories and transformational wisdom. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Tickets are $35 and available via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2aNea4S

The conference will feature a variety of dynamic mainstage talks, breakout sessions and a mentorship networking mixer. Every industry and stage of woman-led idea or business is welcome. Check out our website for more information at http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/we/.

Crimson shirt campaign to benefit Perozynski Employee Emergency Fund

Show your Aggie Pride and purchase a crimson shirt to wear on Fridays. Proceeds from the purchases go towards the Perozynski Employee Emergency Fund.

To purchase a shirt (or if you just want to donate) visit https://nmsubookstore.ignitecx.com/showyourpride.

We all know NMSU faculty, staff and friends love the Aggies. We also know that NMSU is a caring community. Now we have an opportunity to combine this love and care with the purchase of a crimson shirt. Order your shirt by Sept. 1 and have it shipped to your home or office.

Over the years the Perozynski fund has helped nine-month faculty by providing them with financial assistance in times of hardship. Our goal is to get a close as possible to contributing sufficient funds to provide assistance to both faculty and staff through this program.

On behalf of NMSU Employee Council and the NMSU Bookstore we would like to thank you for your continued support of Aggies in need.

Gerald Thomas Chair beverage education series kicks off in September

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management is the recipient of the College of ACES Gerald Thomas Chair endowment for the 2016-2017 academic year. Named after the former NMSU president and international authority on world food problems, this fund is used to creatively address issues related to agricultural production or natural resource use. What better agricultural product to feature than wines, beers and spirits?

HRTM will be bringing in a variety of beverage experts to campus to share their knowledge with students, NMSU and Las Cruces community. The focus for the fall semester will be beverages, food and culture. The presentations will be in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine on Thursday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Each costs $15, except as noted. Please RSVP to Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5995. You can see details of the presentations on the HRTM website at http://aces.nmsu.edu/100west/gerald-thomas-chair-prog.html.

Sept. 8 ? New World Spirits
Sept. 22 ? Domestic Wines
Oct. 13 ? Sparkling Wines from Around the World
Saturday, Oct. 15 ? Bubbles and Bites, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $25 per person
Nov. 10 ? Belgian Beers
Dec. 1 ? Wines of France and Northern Spain