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NMSU Hotline — September 1, 2016

NMSU receives $4.4 million grant for pecan research


You may enjoy receiving those packaged pecans as a gift during the holiday season. Or maybe it?s that freshly baked pecan pie that makes your mouth water.

The pecan is one of the most nutritious nuts out there, and pecan production may improve thanks to a $4.4 million grant awarded to New Mexico State University. The grant was funded as part of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative through the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center to close early today

The Campus Health Center will close early from noon to 5 p.m. today, Sept. 1, for staff meetings and training. The CHC will reopen at 8 a.m. Sept. 2.

Changes in cashier hours at University Accounts Receivable begin today

Effective Sept. 1, the cashier?s office within University Accounts Receivable will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. University Accounts Receivable will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please direct any questions or concerns by email to uar@nmsu.edu or by phone to 575-646-3927.

HRTM announces first Gerald Thomas Chair Community presentation event

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management is proud to announce its first Gerald Thomas Chair Community presentation event to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Gerald Thomas Hall.

Rum, mescal, tequila and bourbon are the original distilled spirits of the Americas. Learn their importance throughout history to the modern day cocktail culture. Discover how to taste their distinctive differences in "New World Spirits."

Presenter Sir Adam Carmer, Ed.D., is an adjunct professor of beverages, cost control and leadership at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is owner of the Whisky Attic, with a collection of more than 1,800 bottles and developer of Freakin? Lightning Spirit Whisky, and CSTEM, the Carmer Spirits Tasting Enhancement Method. He was knighted by the members of the Grand Council as a Knight of La Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs (the Knighthood of the Brewers? Mash Staff) in 2014.

The cost is $15 per person and includes tastes of six spirits and light appetizers. Contact Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7324 to make your reservations. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are accepted for all presentations; however, the office cannot accept credit card numbers over the phone or by email.

Leading the Way award nominations now being accepted

The Leading the Way award recognizes an NMSU Las Cruces campus faculty member, staff or administrator who "walks the talk" in terms of blended and online instruction by being an advocate and change agent in both word and action. Must be present to win at the Instruction Innovation and Quality Awards Ceremony and Celebration ? do not nominate yourself or anyone else who cannot promise to attend. The award winner will also be asked to serve on the Online Course Improvement Program Board for two years and to chair the award committee for one year.

Anyone is welcome to nominate themselves or another who meets these criteria.

To read the full description and to nominate yourself or another person for this award, complete the nomination form, http://ocip.nmsu.edu/leading-the-way/. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 16.

The award winner will be recognized at 4 p.m. Oct. 20, during the annual IIQ Awards Ceremony and Celebration being held at The Player?s Grill at the NMSU Golf Course.

Patent and Trademark Office to conduct free seminar hosted by NMSU Library

On Sept. 21, representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will visit New Mexico State University to present a one-day seminar to assist students, educators, entrepreneurs, inventors and the general public in learning more about patents and trademarks. The free program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Milton Hall, Room 85, will guide participants through a training and overview on the resources available for innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants interested in attending must register through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2bPjcyJ and receive an NMSU visitor parking pass at https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor/.

Topics discussed at the seminar will include ?Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets? and ?Conducting a Preliminary Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases.? Tom Turner and Neil Massong, librarians from the USPTO Patent and Trademark Office Resource Center in Alexandria, Virginia, will lead the day-long training. A panel will also be presenting local resources and the day will conclude with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The agenda for the program may be found at http://goo.gl/PTZv8m.

Patent and Training Resource Centers are a nationwide network of academic, public and state libraries which support inventors, intellectual property attorneys, business people, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, start-ups, historians and the general public. Services at the resource centers are free and include training on patent and trademark databases, assistance in accessing and using patent and trademark documents and the USPTO website. In addition to offering free electronic services and resources designed to support the intellectual property needs of local and state users, the NMSU Library PTRC will have a staff of USPTO-trained librarians to provide specialized assistance on the use of the agency?s patent and trademark databases.

NMSU?s Zuhl Library is the only PTRC in the state of New Mexico and will assist citizens throughout the state seeking patent and trademark protection for their intellectual property. For more information on the Sept. 21 seminar or services offered at NMSU Library?s PTRC, contact PTRC librarian Paula Johnson at 575-646-7251 or paulacj@nmsu.edu.

Fall 2016 principal investigator training to be held Sept. 27

The Office of Grants & Contracts and Sponsored Projects Accounting will be providing Principal Investigator Training on from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the large conference room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide assistance to all NMSU researchers or other personnel involved with support efforts for proposal preparation, processing, submission and administration of externally sponsored grants and contracts. The training is offered only twice per year, and is strongly encouraged for all prospective and current principal investigators who have yet to attend.

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 5.94.40, of the NMSU Policy Manual, the principal investigator is the individual responsible for the intellectual direction of a research project and the training of graduate students. This responsibility includes the conduct of the project, fiscal and administrative accountability, and adherence to the requirements of all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and agreements. If a project has multiple investigators (lead principal investigator and co-principal investigators), they shall share the responsibility and accountability for leading and directing the project, both intellectually and logistically.

Register online through the Center for Learning & Professional Development via Training Central. For questions, call Vicki Morgan, OGC administrative assistant, at 575-646-1590.

Red to Green Money Management offers class and organization presentations

Are you looking to help your class, club or campus organization understand more about their finances? The Red to Green Money Management Financial Wellness Program is here to help with free classroom presentations on topics such as budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and paying for college.

Submit an outreach request at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/outreach-request/ for more information or contact Red to Green Money Management at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

NMSU center at Corona serves as key site for range, livestock research

If you want to learn more about livestock management or range management, you may want to visit the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center.

Part of New Mexico State University, the CRLRC is centrally located in the state. As the center?s superintendent Shad Cox said, if you draw the letter ?X? on a New Mexico map, Corona is at the center of that ?X.?

Located in both Lincoln and Torrance Counties, the CRLRC specializes in research and graduate student education. Areas of focus include natural resources, livestock nutrition, livestock reproduction and wildlife habitat.


NMSU College of Business names Robin T. Peterson Endowed Chair in Marketing

New Mexico State University?s College of Business has named Christopher Plouffe as the next holder of the Robin T. Peterson Endowed Chair in Marketing, following the retirement last month of the chair?s namesake.

Peterson was the first to hold the chair, which was created in his honor in 2008 through a gift from College of Business alumnus and entrepreneur Brad Gordon.

Plouffe brings to NMSU a background in marketing and professional selling. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from the Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. He also holds an MBA and an Honors Bachelor of Arts from Queen?s University in Kingston, Ontario.


DACC Customized Training class offered

Explore basic skills and concepts of Microsoft Word 2013. Learn to create, navigate and save documents in Introduction to MS Word 2013. Then practice the edit, copy and paste and find and replace text features. Create tables, adjust page layout, work with graphics, use styles and outlines and proof and print documents. This course is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, and it costs $149.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.