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NMSU Hotline — September 15, 2016

NMSU experts offer tips to safely store green chile

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Green chile is everywhere, fresh from the farmer?s market or your favorite grocery store. Some stores are selling it by the 25-pound box and offer roasting as well. How do you make sure you can enjoy one of New Mexico?s best products year round?

Experts at New Mexico State University recommend freezing or canning green chile. Freezing is probably the most popular method of processing green chile, and will prolong its shelf life for about a year.

?The most important step in processing green chile is removing the outer skin, which is necessary before further cooking or canning,? said Nancy Flores, extension food technology specialst in the Department of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences at NMSU. ?The skin is not easy to chew or digest, and can affect the texture and appearance of dishes.?

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Campus Announcements

Thirsty Thursday is today

Today is the last event day for Healthy Aggie Week and it?s Thirsty Thursday. Join the Campus Health Center and WAVE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corbett Student Center to learn about responsible drinking habits, alcohol facts and how you can enter to win the Thirsty Thursday Prize. But wait. The fun doesn?t stop there. Stop by to try the beer goggle obstacle course for your chance to win prizes on the spot.

For additional information or questions, visit https://www.facebook.com/nmsu.hc/ or contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Check out the full Crimson Kickoff and Healthy Aggie Week line-ups at https://crimsonkickoff.nmsu.edu/.

Resume AggieMania to be held today

Resume AggieMania will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Corbett Student Center first floor. Revise, review or revamp your resume.

If you are unable to attend this event you are still able to learn more about this topic or receive assistance with other career planning questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ which is also located at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu. Refer to our homepage http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/students/ and join our social media.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium to be held today

New Mexico State University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will host a colloquium featuring Chris Stead from New Mexico Highlands University. His talk ?Lipid profiling of Coxiella burnetii: a highly resistant pathogenic bacterium,? will present data from his post-doctoral research at Rocky Mountain Laboratories on Coxiella burnetii lipids. Coxiella produces an unusual lipid profile that is modified as it progresses through its developmental cycle and these changes appear to be important for ex vivo growth. The colloquium will be held at 11:45 a.m. today in the Chemistry Building, Room 153.

New Orleans buffet today

Add some New Orleans flair to your week with the New Orleans Buffet today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature shrimp and andouille jambalaya, blackened chicken breast, creole green beans, pasta salad, white rice, house salad with Cajun ranch dressing, fresh rolls with butter and carrot cake. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/627913254053851/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MnFvZzhuaDJhbnBhcW9tbmZvdTlhYTZqZnMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Bake sale to be held today

Today MHAR (Mujeres y Hombres Activ@s Revolucionari@s) will be having their first annual bake sale on the NMSU I-Mall, in front of Speech Building. All funds for this bake sale will help students attend MALCS (Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social), a conference that acknowledges the work of Latinas/Chicanas in academia.

MHAR is an organization that works with individuals who feel engaged in a third space. This organization works to support social justice-based knowledge production and activism.

Public relations presentation to be held today

Interested in public relations? Want to learn about fast-paced communications in a world-renowned agency?
Come hear John Edelman from Edelman speak from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. today in the Milton Hall auditorium. Edelman is the largest PR firm in the world with a vision that dates back to the 50s.

Come learn all about how Edelman got to where they are now and where they're going, and opportunities they may have for students at NMSU.

NMSU biomedical research seminar series kicks off tomorrow, Sept. 16

Patrick Sung, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine, will kick off a fall seminar series with a lecture titled ?Role of the BRCA2-DSS1 Complex in DNA Double-strand Break Repair? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

Sung's lecture is the first of fall for the popular Friday afternoon seminars broadly focused on biomedical research. All lectures are free and open to everyone. The series will be held on Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists, as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Elegant six course dinner with wine pairings this Saturday

Don?t miss out on a relaxing Saturday with fine dining, wine and the best view in Las Cruces. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host Diner de Vin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. This elegant dinner will feature six gourmet courses prepared by Sodexo?s internationally trained executive chef expertly paired with five unique fine wines.

Space is limited so reserve your table today by calling 575-646-4802. Visit http://bit.ly/2ckUS5f for additional information including a full menu and wine pairings.

USDA onsite application to be held Monday

An USDA onsite application for the Pathways program will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Corbett Center Student Union. The USDA workshop will provide an overview of the Pathways programs and how to successfully create a resume for a federal job opportunity.

32nd annual Career Expo set for Sept. 20 and 21

The 32nd annual Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m .to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday Sept. 21 at Corbett Center Student Union third floor ballrooms.

The 32nd annual Career Expo is a two-day career fair coordinated by Career Services and co-sponsored with the College of Engineering on Sept. 21.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, is targeted for students majoring in business, agricultural, consumer & environmental sciences, liberal arts, and health and social services.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, is targeted for students majoring in engineering, science, and technology.

The Career Expo is open to interested students at all NMSU campuses, community members and guests. Students are encouraged to attend both days.

All students are encouraged to wear professional/business attire and resumes are highly recommended.

Learn about current employment opportunities including: full-time employment, cooperative education, internship and summer employment positions for May-August 2017. Discuss career plans and discover skills required from academics and other experiences which will enhance your selection for future opportunities. All students are encouraged to cultivate professional relationships now for future success.

NMSU to host 500 middle-school students for UAS Roadshow

New Mexico State University will host an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadshow for local eighth-grade students Sept. 26 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event will teach about 500 Las Cruces Public Schools students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Federal Aviation Administration selected NMSU and Tuskegee University to host the STEM Outreach events, which will include two fall events at each institution along with summer camps in 2017.


Fall 2016 principal investigator training to be held Sept. 27

The Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC) and Sponsored Projects Accounting will be providing Principal Investigator Training, 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 and/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 that 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.

Please register online through the Center for Learning & Professional Development, the link has been provided below.


For questions, please call Vicki Morgan, OGC administrative assistant, at 575-646-1590.

Veteran LCPS administrator to direct education MBA program at NMSU

Andrea Fletcher, a veteran educational administrator who most recently served as chief academic officer for Las Cruces Public Schools, has joined the New Mexico State University College of Business as an assistant dean, and will serve as director of the Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership Program.

Fletcher served in numerous roles during more than a decade with the Las Cruces school district, including as associate superintendent for turnaround initiatives, where she established a ?Turnaround? office to provide support and accountability to some of the district?s lowest-performing schools. She led 14 schools through the University of Virginia?s School Turnaround Program and 10 schools through the New Mexico Public Education Department?s Principals Pursuing Excellence Program.


NMSU Arrowhead Center receives grant to help New Mexico small businesses

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program at New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to continue programming that offers Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer proposal development assistance to New Mexico small businesses through workshops, mentoring and micro-grant awards.

NM FAST was among 21 grant recipients nationwide to receive funding for programming that supports innovative, technology-driven businesses.


DACC Customized Training class offered

The ABC?s of Supervision is designed to help you overcome many of the issues you might encounter in your first few weeks as a boss, whether you are a team leader, project manager or unit coordinator. Gain confidence in dealing with a variety of issues. Topics include clarifying roles and responsibilities, developing your skills in listening and communication, resolving conflict, giving feedback and more. The course is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 and it costs $139.

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