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NMSU Hotline — February 1, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Diana Magallanez, Doņa Ana County Cooperative Extension Service

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Diana Magallanez is the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences agent for the Doņa Ana County Cooperative Extension Service. She oversees the county?s ICAN program, which works to reduce nutritional health disparities in New Mexico. She leads four educators who provide basic nutrition education to families with young children and limited resources. She says the goal is to change behaviors while also helping people eat better and live healthier.

Campus Announcements

Free blood pressure screenings start Thursday

The Campus Health Center will be hosting a mobile blood pressure clinic at varying times and locations across campus throughout the entire month of February in recognition of American Heart Month. Free blood pressure screenings will be provided for all interested students, faculty and staff. The first day of screenings will take place from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at Aggie Lounge and from 12 to 1 p.m. at Breland Hall Thursday, Feb. 2. Don?t miss out on a chance to know your numbers.

For the full mobile blood pressure clinic schedule, visit the Campus Health Center?s Facebook page @nmsu.hc. For additional questions, please contact Health Education Specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Honors College workshop to discuss $5,000 scholarship Thursday

The Honors College invites students to attend a workshop on ?How to Apply for the Honors College International Scholarship? from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Conroy Honors Center lobby.

Interested students can enjoy refreshments and learn about how to apply for this exciting opportunity. Several former student scholarship winners and Honors College staff will be available to answer your questions about how to apply.

The 2017 Honors College Scholarship for International Research provides $5,000 to a sophomore or junior Crimson Scholar for a self-designed international travel and research experience. The application deadline is March 6.

For more information visit https://honors.nmsu.edu/onsie-1/honors-college-scholarship-2/ or questions contact Tim Ketelaar at Ketelaar@nmsu.edu or 575-405-3729.

Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Mark Engle, supervisory research geologist at the Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, will present a Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Water quality impacts and non-impacts associated with the development and extraction of shale gas and tight oil resources? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

The Adjustment Project to host happy hour Friday

The Adjustment Project presents Belgian Beers from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (at the 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, 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.

College of Arts and Sciences to host fourth annual fundraiser, A Starry Night

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its annual fundraiser, A Starry Night, Friday, Feb. 3. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. This year the college will honor four outstanding community members: Connie Hines, Patrick Lamb, Maryce Jacobs and R. Nick Franklin along with our 26 Department Stars that include alumni, faculty, staff and students.

The Stars of Arts and Sciences recognizes living individuals who have achieved state, national or international distinction by their accomplishments and leadership, all while supporting their community and the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences.

To reserve your seat at this year?s A Starry Night please contact Ashley at 575-646-5886 or ajurado@nmsu.edu or visit our website for more info at artsci.nmsu.edu/en/starry-night.

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management offers alcohol training classes

Planning an event with alcohol on campus this year? We have scheduled a training class for you to attend from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 140. If you cannot attend this class, the Alcohol Training Class is also available online through Central Training. All registration is done through Central Training at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010659.

You can also go to the HRTM website link at http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/shrtm/index.html, Alcohol Forms which takes you to the Alcohol Training Class information to register for a web-based training class. Our website also offers the University Alcohol Permit Request Guidelines and the application form for your upcoming events on campus. Please go to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management website to get connected. If you need more information please contact Irene at 575-646-5752 or irfierro@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Advancement Office offers webinar on building corporate engagement

As our NMSU system gears up for the comprehensive campaign kicking off in April, the Office of University Advancement will offer a webinar designed to help build corporate, foundation and industry partners. The webinar, presented by Academic Impressions, is open to all faculty and staff. ?Proven Approaches to Building Corporate Engagement? will be presented from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Dove Hall Conference Room. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register, or for more information, contact Darlene Nelson at darlenen@nmsu.edu.

Seeking judges, volunteers for the Southwest NM Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The College of Engineering is seeking judges and volunteers for the 2017 Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. The Southwest NM Regional Science and Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Intel State and International Science and Engineering Fairs. Eligible students will advance to the state and international fairs and compete against more than 1,000 international fair contestants. We are seeking judges in all categories and levels for Saturday, March 4, and volunteers to help with set-up, registration, judging and the awards ceremony on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4.

For more information and judge/volunteer forms, go to http://scifair.nmsu.edu/.

NMSU Advancement Office offers training to prepare for comprehensive campaign

The Office of University Advancement will offer a day-long training designed to help prepare campus leaders to serve an important role in the system-wide comprehensive campaign kicking off in April. The training is open to all faculty and staff. ?Fundraising at NMSU: How Deans, Department Heads and Faculty Can Make an Impact on Giving? will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Doņa Ana Room at Corbett Center. Lunch will be provided.

To register, or more information, contact Darlene Nelson at darlenen@nmsu.edu.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due 6 p.m. Mountain Time Friday, April 14. Proposals are due 6 p.m. Mountain Time Monday, July 31. Start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

2016 Employee Injury Summary available online

Environmental Health & Safety notes that the 2016 OSHA 300 log, a summary of employee injuries and illnesses during the past year, is posted on the NMSU safety website at http://safety.NMSU.edu, under Recent NEWS and Campus Safety Loss Prevention.

This log lists summary information on cases and time (days) lost or restricted due to reportable injury (or illness) by NMSU employees in 2016. Under New Mexico law this annual summary log must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30. Additional details on posting and the injury trends are provided.

Employees are reminded to report work-related injuries and illness to their supervisor. Supervisors are obligated to complete a Supervisor Accident Investigation Report for injured employees under their supervision. We recommend that non-emergency injuries be reported immediately to the supervisor and campus employees should visit with the Worker Compensation Coordinator at the Campus Health Center. The coordinator will help record the injury specifics on the Notice of Accident Form. If the reports show improvements, training, or further investigation are needed, EH&S will work to implement these Loss Preventions Measures to reduce hazards and potential injuries.

Questions on the log details, requests for division summaries, or NMSU safety related concerns should be directed to NMSU EH&S and David Shearer or alternately to Katrina Doolittle, EH&S Director.

NMSU government professors host series to discuss challenges facing democracy

New Mexico State University?s Department of Government is hosting a colloquium series titled ?Democracy in Question?? to reflect on the local, national and global implications of recent major political events such as the Brexit vote and the 2016 U.S. elections that are impacting democracy.

The series begins on Tuesday, Feb. 7, with a presentation by Sabine Hirschauer, NMSU assistant professor in government. The title of her lecture is ?Populism and Elections in Europe in 2017.? Her Presentation will focus on upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany in 2017 as well as Russia in 2018, with reflection on implications for democracy and the European Union. Hirshchauer?s research interests include security studies, human security, migration, identity and gender.


NMSU to host fruit growers workshop at historic Los Luceros Ranch

ALCALDE ? Los Luceros Ranch, one of New Mexico?s most scenic and historically significant properties, will be the site of the New Mexico Fruit Growers Workshop on Thursday, March 2.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at the 148-acre ranch formerly owned by the family of Frank and Ann Cabot. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs purchased the property in 2008.