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NMSU Hotline — October 12, 2016

Safety tip: Prevent kitchen fires

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It?s always important to practice fire safety and the New Mexico State University Fire Department encourages everyone to be aware of the potential for kitchen fires. Cooking equipment is involved in roughly 150,000 home fires per year, and many of those start because people aren't paying attention. A few minutes is all it takes to start a fire that could destroy your home and harm your family.

-Do not leave your stove top unattended while cooking; stand by your pan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1RxuvfIwCo]
-Keep things that can burn (dish towels, curtains or paper) at least three feet away from the stove.
-Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
-While cooking, keep children and pets out of the area (at least three feet away from the stove).
-Containers removed from the microwave can emit hot steam that can cause painful burns. Open these containers slowly and carefully.

We hope you follow these tips and pass them along.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15. More on NMSU's Fire Prevention Guidelines at https://fire.nmsu.edu/fire-prevention-guidelines/.

Campus Announcements

Free clinical breast exams today

The Campus Health Center is providing free clinical breast exams for students, faculty and staff today at the Campus Health Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breast health education will be provided and there will be giveaways while supplies last. Don't miss out.

Note: Enter through the east side door at the Campus Health Center, follow the pink. For questions or for more information, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

USDA certified organic student-grown pumpkins for sale

Come support the Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization with their pumpkin sales. The first sale will take place today on the International Mall (in front of Clara Belle Williams Hall) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The second sale will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, inside the Gerald Thomas Hall Lobby. There will be two ornamental pumpkin varieties (Casper and Jack-Be-Little) and two pie pumpkin varieties (New England and Cinderella) available. Prices are $3 (Casper), $1 (Jack-Be-Little), $3 (New England) and $5 (Cinderella). All pumpkins are grown by graduate students at NMSU and are USDA certified organic. All proceeds from this sale help fund conferences and other endeavors for PES/EPPWS graduate students.

For more information, contact Subhankar Mandal at mandals@nmsu.edu or Kimberly Rodriguez at kyknrod@nmsu.edu.

Cityscapes: Charleston at Taos Restaurant today

Visit Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center, for Cityscapes: Charleston from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Lunch will feature pineapple bourbon pit ham, collard greens, mac and cheese, loaded sweet potatoes with marshmallows, brown sugar and butter, popcorn shrimp, grits with bacon and cheese, and Southern banana pudding. 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/1801750413428118/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjEwMTJUMTcwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&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.

100 West Cafe serves up Creole food

Join us for a week of Creole style food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 14. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature chicken and sausage gumbo, spinach salad with apple vinaigrette or Louisiana sunburst salad. The main entrée choices are apricot and bourbon grilled chicken, oven-fried pecan catfish with a vegetarian option of oven-fried zucchini, Cajun-grilled trout with apple salsa or pasta with sausage and peppers or a vegetarian option of sautéed vegetables with your pasta. The sides for this week are cheese grits and sugar snap peas. You dessert choices are bread pudding with bourbon sauce, sweet potato pie or strawberries romanoff. 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.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Geological Sciences

A Department of Geological Sciences colloquium by Fumi Arakawa, NMSU Department of Anthropology, will be held at 4 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. The talk is titled "Archaeology Meets Geology: A Case Study of Geochemical Analysis on Projectile Points and Pottery Temper in the American Southwest." Coffee and light snacks will be served at 3:45 p.m.

Please call 575-646-2708 for more information.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium to be held Thursday

Christian R. Goldsmith, from Auburn University's Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, will present a talk,
?The Development of Redox-Responsive MRI Contrast Agents ? Steps Towards Detecting Oxidative Stress in Biological Systems,? at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Chemistry Building, Room 153.

Contact Denise Pedraza at 575-646-5877 for more information.

Second annual Autumn Overture Concert Series features premiere ensembles at NMSU

New Mexico State University?s Music Department will host its second annual Autumn Overture concert series featuring premiere student ensembles the second week of October.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, the NMSU Choirs, under the direction of John Flannery, will be featured in a program titled, ?The Travelers Heart.? This program will include the University Singers, Women?s Chorale, Statesmen and Masterworks Chorus.

The final concert of the series will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and will feature the NMSU Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Pancho Romero. The jazz groups will fill the hall with a swinging program of classic jazz standards and contemporary jazz favorites in a program titled, ?Vintage and Progressive.?

All concerts will be held on the NMSU campus in the Music Center?s Atkinson Recital Hall. This annual series is offered free to the public. Each concert will conclude with a reception. Please mark your calendar to attend one or all of these excellent concerts.

Under Armour three-day sale

Now through Thursday, Oct. 13, save 25 percent on all in-store Under Armour apparel at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces and online at www.NMSUbookstore.com. The in-store offer is only valid between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is open to the public at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free public parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

NMSU Staff Employee Appreciation Picnic to be held Friday

The Employee Council will host a special picnic just for NMSU staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, on the NMSU Horseshoe. We know that you've been working hard so come and enjoy lunch on us. Come relax over lunch with your friends or make some new ones.

Facilities & Services is pleased to provide the open air trolley to shuttle employees to/from the Employee Appreciation Picnic on Oct. 14. The trolley will begin picking up employees from the fire department and Facilities & Services at the corner of Wells and Research at 10:45 a.m. and will make continual stops at Academic Research Building C/Environmental Health and Safety/Facilities and Services/Computer Center on Standley, Activities Center/Corbett Center Student Union/Breland Hall on Stewart, PSL/Anderson Hall on Stewart, and NMDA/DACC at Espina and Gregg before making its last trip from north Horseshoe at 1 p.m.

View trolley route map at http://bit.ly/1C1B2An.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Question about the Employee Picnic should be directed to empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

Pepper Spray Class offered Friday

The NMSU Police Department will be offering a pepper spray course from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The course will provide instruction on the proper use and legal parameters of pepper spray.

Participants will need to purchase a can of pepper spray as well as a training module in order to attend, these materials cost $25 at Barnes and Noble (Campus Bookstore). To register, email amfranci@nmsu.edu. Upon registration you will be given information on the items to purchase as well as the location of the class.

Decadent and affordable Sunday brunch

Treat the family to a mouthwatering all-you-care-to-eat Sunday brunch with a multitude of breakfast and lunch options. Taos Restaurant, NMSU's campus dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, will host a weekly Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Sunday, Oct. 16, with menu items such as prime rib with jus and horseradish sauce, made-to-order omelets, oatmeal and waffle bars, a kids station and assorted breakfast pastries featuring freshly made doughnuts.

Event information, including the full menu, can be found the Facebook event page at http://bit.ly/2e4ev1b. Admission, including buffet and beverage access, is $9.75 plus tax or one meal plan swipe. Children from ages 3?12 pay $8.50, and children under 3 eat for free. As always, Taos Restaurant is open to the public. Full menu available while supplies last. Call 575-646-1749 for more information.

Front desk hours at Financial Aid & Scholarship Services will change

Starting Monday, Oct. 17, the NMSU Financial Aid Front Desk will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at 575-646-4105 or financialaid@nmsu.edu.

NMSU FCaMP ButterBraid fundraiser underway

The NMSU Feral Cat Management Program (FCaMP) has begun its annual ButterBraid fundraiser. FCaMP will receive $5.75 for each braid sold during this fundraiser, which runs through Oct. 21, with deliveries occurring, most likely, on Nov. 9 or 10. These braids are so delicious and easy to prepare. They make wonderful breakfast or dessert treats, and also can be given as gifts. To order ButterBraids during this fundraiser, please go to http://fcamp.nmsu.edu and click on the link on the main page to download an order form. For more information about ButterBraids, please go to www.butterbraid.com.

On behalf of the FCaMP felines, thanks for your support.

NMSU participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is celebrated every October and was created as a collaborative effort between government, education and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to be more secure online. Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) will be holding information tables for students and training for staff during the month of October. Faculty and staff can register for the trainings using the links below to earn training credit.

Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 13, in the Senate Chambers (third floor), Corbett Center


Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Senate Chambers, Corbett Center

Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 25, in the Senate Chambers (third floor), Corbett Center


Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 27, in the Senate Chambers (third floor), Corbett Center


Information tables on the International Mall (between Clara Bell Williams and Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center) will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 24.

For more information email at norma@nmsu.edu.

DACC students present their research at state conference

DACC students Joseph Lopez, Lizet Martinez and Carlos Carpio worked side-by-side with NMSU professors conducting scientific research through the 2016 summer community college opportunity in research experience program (SCORE). They presented their results at the New Mexico alliance for minority participation (AMP) student research conference.

?Through SCORE and AMP our students have a great opportunity to research science projects, present results and network with faculty and students from throughout the state,? said Dean Saundra Castillo, of DACC advanced technologies

Joseph Lopez, a graduate of the DACC Aerospace Technology program conducted research with Young Ho Park of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. His poster was "Orbital Carrier Aircraft (OrCA) Design." The research designed a turbine powered lift vehicle that will carry a solid fuel rocket to high altitude.

Lizet Martinez, a student in microbiology, worked with Jinfa Zhang of the department of plant and environmental sciences. Martinez' poster was "Molecular Diversity of Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and Pima Cotton (Gossypium barbadense).? The research identified molecular markers as fingerprints that distinguish the two species in represented genotypes.

Carlos Carpio, a general engineering major at DACC, conducted research with Satish Ranade of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer engineering. His poster, "High Voltage Measurement" researched methods of measuring high voltages by reducing them to a smaller and safer value.

Other DACC students attending the AMP Conference included Joshua I. Tarin, Angel Martinez, Bianca Lugo, Dacoda Dickert-Evans and Pooja Bhakla. For more information contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076.