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NMSU Hotline — December 1, 2016

NMSU vegetable researcher helps develop more nutritious potato

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The potato is the number one vegetable consumed by Americans. It is an excellent source of potassium, contains 45 percent of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C and provides all essential amino acids.

But could the nutritional value of potatoes be improved? That is what U.S. Department of Agriculture research geneticist Kathy Haynes has been asking for nearly 30 years. Her quest for the answer has led her to breeding a more nutritious potato, similar to the papa criolla types found in South America.

Haynes? quest has also led to a collaboration with New Mexico State University for field trials to see if the new lines of potatoes can be raised in New Mexico as a specialty crop.

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Campus Announcements

Don't miss this week?s Hawaiian Buffet

Give yourself a break from the cold weather during the Hawaiian 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 kalua pork, shoyu chicken, macaroni salad, ohana green beans, steamed Jasmine rice, Hawaiian rolls and coconut cream pie. 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/404718426525834/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?eid=bjV0NThhcGViM2txM2FiN2o1MzdwdXRiczggaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

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.

Free HIV screening event today

Did you know there are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States? Find out your status on World AIDS Day today. The Campus Health Center and Alianza of New Mexico will be providing free rapid HIV screenings to the NMSU community today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Campus Health Center. HIV/AIDS and sexual health information will be provided and free swag will be available while supplies last.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Health Education Specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Special Note: Event entrance is on the south side (campus health center parking lot) of the health center, not through the front lobby.

Italian menu in 100 West Café

Join us for our last week of delicious Italian food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 2. 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 Pasta Fagioli, Zuppa Toscana or an Italian leafy green salad. The main entrée choices are chicken Milano, Tuscan grilled trout, penne a la vodka or penne Puttanesca. The sides for this week are creamy polenta and Italian green beans. Your dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches, or Italian chocolate cake. 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. We hope to see you in the spring when lunches start up again the week of Feb. 6.

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.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series to be held Friday

John Spiro, deputy scientific director at the Simons Foundation, will present a talk titled ?The landscape of research in Autism Spectrum Disorder? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is open to the NMSU community and the public. 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.

Spiro?s lecture will highlight research efforts aimed at understanding biological mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders and the implications for improving diagnosis and treatment. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_Spiro_speaker_announcement.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

School of Social Work to host Holiday Angel Tree

NMSU's School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project is hosting our annual Holiday Angel Tree. We are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

We are looking for Angels to donate gifts to children, ages 0-18.

Individuals interested in purchasing a gift for a child or adolescent can choose an angel tag from the angel tree or request a tag online at https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/.

The Holiday Angel Tree is located in the Health and Social Services building, Suite 210. Gifts should be returned ? with the angel tag attached to an age-appropriate unwrapped gift bag ? to HSS Suite 210 by Dec. 12. Gifts will be distributed to the children the week before Christmas.

For inquiries, please contact Gloria Nuñez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

Free coffee and hot chocolate available during finals week

Student Technology and Planning will be serving free coffee and hot chocolate during finals week in Hardman Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center. The drinks will be available from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, through Thursday, Dec. 8, and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Syllabi Resources now available

With the end of the fall semester near and preparations beginning for the spring 2017 semester, a new tool is available to faculty for building course syllabi.

The Syllabi Resources page provides required syllabi language and allows faculty to generate syllabi with just a few simple steps. Visit http://provost.nmsu.edu/syllabus-resources/ and select the ?Start my Syllabus? button to access the tool.

The website can be used in three ways:
1. To obtain current information and standard language for required syllabi content about academic misconduct and ADA.
2. To obtain standard language on course-specific content (General Education & Viewing a Wider World).
3. To create a customized syllabus that includes the information above.

The site also includes detailed information about syllabi content, and links to additional syllabi resources.

NMSU email expires one year after graduation

ICT Student Technology would like to remind the upcoming graduates that their NMSU emails expire one year after graduation.

Cotton Growers to gather Jan. 11 for annual conference

The New Mexico Cotton Growers Association Conference provides an opportunity for cotton growers in New Mexico to update their knowledge on important production practices and to also learn about new technologies in cotton production coming out from the industry. It also provides an opportunity for cotton growers to network among themselves and discuss matters that are of mutual benefit.

The 2017 New Mexico Cotton Growers Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, New Mexico.


NMSU Department of Family and Consumer Sciences ranked among best in nation

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at New Mexico State University was recently ranked among the top Family and Consumer Sciences degree programs in the United States, according to a national rankings website.

The NMSU Family and Consumer Sciences department was ranked 28th out of 50 by Great Value Colleges. The ranking was created based on graduate degree opportunities, research opportunities, and internship and scholarship opportunities.