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NMSU Hotline — August 24, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Adan Delval, Chile Pepper Institute

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Adan Delval has one of the hottest jobs on campus. He?s a program specialist for NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute, where he oversees sales and outreach efforts. He has a bachelor?s and master?s degree from NMSU and, as an undergraduate student, took part in an agricultural research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

He says he?s surprised by how many people call and visit the institute from around the world seeking information about chile peppers. The part he likes most about his job is that he, himself, learns something new about chile peppers each day.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held Tuesday

A Red to Green Money Management workshop, "College is going to Cost Me How Much?" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Also, sign up on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to receive weekly updates.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting Red to Green Money Management at 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.


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

QuickConnect responders needed

The QuickConnect program is an early warning and intervention system focused on intervention of students exhibiting at-risk behaviors, including poor attendance, chronic tardiness, not turning in assignments, low grades, and/or being rarely prepared. The goals of QC are providing preventative action, initiating support by reaching out and addressing current at-risk behaviors. Faculty are currently the front line in identifying at risk behaviors and initiating a contact by submitting referrals to the system. Once the referral has been sent, the QC responders become central in contacting the student.

QC responders are a very important part of this program and we are seeking responders who want to make a difference in the success of students. A brief training is provided in the beginning of the semester and support is continually provided. Please contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342 for more information or to volunteer as a QC responder.


NMSU engineering transfer students learn innovation and entrepreneurship

Forty-six engineering transfer students participated in a one-week immersion workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship as part of a National Science Foundation program to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics the week before formal classes began at New Mexico State and Howard Universities.

Developed in collaboration between the two institutions, the program introduced transfer students to the engineering design process using the Lean LaunchPad method for technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12084/nmsu-engineering-transfer-students-learn-innovation-and-entrepreneurship

DACC Community Education courses available

"Horse-racing Handicapping 101" is for the new or occasional thoroughbred horse-player who may want to get a "leg up" on your next trip to the racetrack or via simulcast. A step-by-step instruction in handicapping, odds, types of bets and wagering. Learn about thoroughbred racing in general, life of a jockey, deciphering the daily racing form and more. The course is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6-27 and it costs $47.

"Essential Oils 101" is a beginner class for basic information on essential oil history, process, hieroglyphics, safety and precautionary measures, including reading label content. What goes on your body goes in your body. Focus on diffusers and nebulizers and how to choose and use them to better fit your lifestyle. All materials will be provided to make and take a diffuser, including a sample of lavender essential oil. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net. The course is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, and it costs $26.

"Hebrew Reading" will include reviewing the Hebrew alphabet and reading key words and sentences as well as selections from the book of Psalms. Handouts and learning materials will be provided. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net. The course is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11, and it costs $77.

Experience the power of the present moment through silent and guided meditations in "The Power of Presence." Learn practical techniques, sit in stillness, then discuss the revelations received. Transcend time and the tyranny of the mind. Learn to be still and know, be still, be. The class is from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10-24, and it costs $26.

Don?t miss the fun in these DACC Community Education courses. For more information or to register, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.