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NMSU Hotline — October 4, 2016

NMSU researchers study hail damage to paprika chile with simulated storms

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While watching a 15-minute hail storm on May 18 disintegrate the leaves on chile plants, Israel Calsoyas realized the importance of research she is conducting at New Mexico State University.

?All you could see after the storm was the main branches left bare,? she recalled. ?I thought about the farmers whose main income comes from a chile pepper crop and I realized that my research is really important.?


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Campus Announcements

Viva los Tacos today

Let's taco 'bout how National Taco Day is also on a Tuesday this year. Come into Taos Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for fun, festivities and our full taco bar. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/229515287463206/ to receive a Facebook reminder.

Don?t have a meal plan? Start saving with a meal plan today by signing up at http://dining.nmsu.edu.

Greek Cuisine served in 100 West Cafe this week

Join us for a week of Greek cuisine in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 7. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Fassolatha (white bean soup), Greek salad, or watermelon salad with feta. The main entrée choices are Greek isle chicken, broiled Greek fish filets, sautéed broccoli with orzo or spanakopita (spinach and cheese baked in filo). You dessert choices are baklava, honey and pine nut tart or revani (Greek semolina cake with orange syrup). All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 138 in $10 increments.

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Flower sale to be held Wednesday

The NMSU Floral Team along with the Greenhouse Management class will be selling more of the fall color crop at the flower sale from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Gerald Thomas Hall lobby. To see pictures of the crop, please see the link below. All proceeds go into the academic programs in Floriculture at NMSU. For more information contact Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/floralteam/events--announcements.html

Get a check-up from the neck up on Depression Screening Day, Wednesday

The Campus Health Center will be hosting an interactive tabling event featuring educational materials on depression. Students/staff/faculty will be provided the opportunity to take a free and anonymous online mental health screening on-site at the table and/or will be provided the link to complete on their own time. This event will take place at Corbett Center Student Union and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Can?t make the event? No problem. Follow this link to take your free and anonymous mental health screening today at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/choices.

For more information or questions on Wednesday?s event, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Savory roast beef at Taos Restaurant on Wednesday

Drop by Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center, this week as we offer another premium lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. This Wednesday's lunch will feature burgundy roast beef with red and gold potatoes, egg noodles, steamed baby carrots with mushrooms and freshly baked dinner rolls. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1259590084093497/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjEwMDVUMTcwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.

Hungry for more dining options including Chick-fil-a, Taco Bell and Subway? Skip the line and order through your phone with Tapingo, a free app available on the App Store and Google Play. Available this semester at NMSU Sodexo restaurants.

Graduate School Preparation to be held Wednesday

Graduate School Preparation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, second floor).

Students who are preparing for the graduate school application process will be exposed to exercises and examples that will assist them in researching graduate programs, applying to graduate programs and understanding the components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

For more information contact the Student Success Center: Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.


DACC Small Business Development Center workshop set for Thursday

The Small Business Development Center upcoming free workshop, Steps to Starting Your Business, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Space is limited, please register now, online at www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/ or by phone: 575-527-7676.

Learn the basic steps necessary to set-up a business correctly such as defining your business, choosing
a business name, registering your legal structure, registering with New Mexico Taxation and Revenue, and much more.

The workshop will be held at the Small Business Development Center, DACC Workforce Center, 2345 East Nevada Avenue, Room 101E.


The Adjustment Project hosts happy hour Friday

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents Russian Pecan Pie and music by The Two of Us from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (corner of Knox and College). We will offer complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5. We look forward to having you join us for fun, music, food and good times here at Gerald Thomas Hall. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. We gladly accept credit/debit cards (Sorry no AMEX). The proceeds from this event will benefit HRTM student clubs. We look forward to seeing you there.

Astronomy observatory open house to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at the NMSU campus observatory at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Nancy Chanover and graduate assistants Sam Schonfeld, Jean McKeeve and Sean Sellers.

Objects we will look at may include the moon, Mars, the double cluster in Perseus, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Ring Nebula.

Please contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.


Aggie Leadership Training Academy application period closes Sunday

The application period for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy is coming to a close. We are accepting application packets for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy through Sunday, Oct. 9.

The Aggie Leadership Training Academy (ALTA) program is a staff leadership certification program for NMSU personnel currently in supervisory and higher level management positions. The program supports the NMSU Vision 2020 Strategic Plan and the succession planning initiative introduced by Chancellor Carruthers and supported by the Board of Regents by providing a mechanism to further enhance staff leadership talents, optimize resources, and promote an environment of motivation and engaging service at New Mexico State University. Learn more about the program at http://training.nmsu.edu/alta/.

There?s still time to submit your application packet either electronically or hard copy. A complete application packet must include the completed and signed application form, resume, two (2) letters of recommendation (one which must be from your immediate supervisor), and a personal statement of no more than two pages indicating why you are applying for this program, what you hope to gain, your leadership background, and your goals related to working with others. Electronic packets must have an email send time of no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Hard copy packets must be received in the office by close of business Friday, Oct. 7.

For questions or additional information related to the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium to host luncheon Oct. 11

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium will be holding the Leonard R. Sugerman Community Partnership Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., the cost for the luncheon is $25. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.ispcs.com/community_partnership_lunch.php.


FSA-RMR Office Information Session to be held Oct. 25

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.


Archaeology lecture set for Oct. 28

Thanik Lertcharnrit, Department of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Fulbright Thai Visiting Scholar, Washington State University, will present a talk "Mortuary Pattern and Life in Iron Age Central Thailand: Recent Research" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at University Museum, Kent Hall.

This talk presents preliminary study of mortuary rite and bioarchaeology of individuals from the Iron Age sites in central Thailand, with special focus on the archaeological site of Promtin Tai in Lopburi Province. The talk covers a variety of issues, including cultural traditions (e.g., types and value of grave goods, head direction), health (e.g., linear enamel hypoplasia or LEH, disease (e.g., cribra orbitalia and porotic hyperostosis), violence and trauma, as indicated by marks and fractures on human bones. Intra and inter-regional cross-cultural comparisons are also discussed.

For more information call 575-646-5161 or visit http://univmuseum.nmsu.edu.

Live Your Dream Award application due Nov. 15

Undergraduate female students who are the primary wage earner/source of financial support for their families (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents) are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award given by Soroptimist International of Las Cruces. Students from main campus as well as branch campuses may apply.

The $1,000 award can be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare or any other expense associated with attaining an undergraduate degree. The local winner will then be eligible for awards of $5,000 at the district level and $10,000 at the national level.

Applications are available at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html. The application form and two reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Gerald Thomas Hall Room 308 on the NMSU Las Cruces campus (not open on weekends) or submitted as an attachment by email to edevall@nmsu.edu. Applications can also be mailed to:

Soroptimist International of Las Cruces
P.O. Box 714
Las Cruces, NM 88004

For more information, please contact Esther Devall at 575-646-1161.