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NMSU Hotline — February 2, 2017

NMSU forest researchers evaluate nursery protocol to improve survival rate of seedlings


MORA ? Foresters face an overwhelming task as stewards of the land destroyed by high severity fires.

Because of the increasing severity of forest fires in New Mexico and Arizona in recent years, there are approximately 118,000 acres of high severity devastation that need reforestation, according to a white paper by the U.S. Forest Service.

While the foresters plant approximately 2,500 acres annually with an average of 200 seedlings per acre, new high severity fires destroy 13,500 additional acres annually making the reforestation task overwhelming.

New Mexico State University?s John T. Harrington Forest Research Center at Mora is involved with the effort to reforest this land.

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Campus Announcements

Free blood pressure screenings start today

The Campus Health Center kicks off Heart Month?s Mobile Blood Pressure Clinic today in the Aggie Lounge from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. From there, we will head to the Breland Hall lobby from 12 to 1 p.m. and then back to Aggie Lounge from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. to finish off the day. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty; no I.D. required. Don?t miss out on a chance to know your numbers this month.

For the full Mobile Blood Pressure Clinic schedule, visit the Campus Health Center?s Facebook page @nmsu.hc. For additional questions, please feel free to contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Campus Health Center closed this afternoon

The Campus Health Center will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for regular staff meetings and training. The CHC will re-open at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Medical emergencies should report directly to a local emergency room or call 911.

Enjoy Southwestern favorites today for lunch

Savor delectable southwestern cuisine during the Southwestern Favorites 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 green chile chicken enchiladas, New Mexico posole, Spanish rice, pinto beans, house salad with chipotle ranch, freshly baked rolls and tres leches 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/375910049439173/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=Zm4wZHE1djZzcHNyZXZtMXV2aXIybm1tdTQgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

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.

Technology Day table reservation deadline is Friday

Technology Day is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Corbett Center Aggie Lounge. Any department that would like to reserve a table to share what technology they incorporate into their services can register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechDayReg2017.

The deadline is Feb. 3.

For more information visit the Tech Day website at https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/tech-day/ or Student Technology https://studenttech.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.

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.

Aggie Cupboard open 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays during spring semester

NMSU and DACC students, staff and faculty, in addition to Burrell College students, are welcome to use the Aggie Cupboard. Bring your NMSU or Burrell College ID to Regents Row, Room B114 for a free bag of nonperishable food. For questions email aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.

We had an outstanding fall semester, and want to thank the NMSU community for their continuous generosity and support of our students and employees and their educational endeavors. Our first Aggie Cupboard newsletter will be coming out soon with more details. Keep up with us on Facebook AggieCupboard @ NMSU.

Rentfrow Hall renovation ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Feb. 13

The Rentfrow Hall renovation ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Rentfrow Hall at the corner of Stewart and Williams. RSVP to eduevents@nmsu.edu.

New administrative rules for unmanned aircraft systems on campus

New Mexico State University has established administrative rules governing the operation of unmanned aircraft systems including drones within the NMSU system. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and relevant state law. NMSU has established administrative procedures to ensure compliance with those legal obligations and to reduce risks to safety, security and privacy through Rule 16.20 of the Administrative Rules and Procedures of NMSU, which can be viewed at https://manual.nmsu.edu/files/2013/10/16thEdARP-011017-mc-upd011217.pdf.

Procedures to request authorization to fly a UAS must be made in writing to the director of Campus Activities at http://campusactivities.nmsu.edu/activity-registration-form/. The administrator of the rules governing UAS operations on the NMSU campus is the Office of Facilities and Services. If you have questions about the regulations, please contact askfs@nmsu.edu.

Special Valentine's dinner set for Feb. 14

Treat yourself and someone special to this year?s Exquisite Valentine?s Dinner, featuring the best view in Las Cruces. Join us for dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club for fine dining, featuring grilled kobe-style wagyu beef top sirloin steak with sage rosemary compounds butter, as well as Frenched breast of chicken with apples and cider cream sauce. View the entire menu and pricing at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/photos/gm.247082922398898/1295808937153453/?type=3&theater. (Click not now if you are not a Facebook subscriber to view the menu.) Reserve your table today by calling 575-646-4802.

Also, don't forget to visit our weekly Bistro Buffets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute to host 25th Anniversary Dinner

The Chile Pepper Institute will be holding a 25th Anniversary Dinner, Monday, Feb. 6, to celebrate 25 years at New Mexico State University. The proceeds from the event will go to the Endowed Chair for Chile Pepper Research in an effort to continue and enrich further chile pepper research. The Chile Pepper Institute started the endowed chair in 2009 and is nearing their goal.

The dinner event will take place at Hotel Encanto. The event is open to the public with tickets available for $60 per individual.

To purchase tickets, visit the Chile Pepper Institute?s webpage at https://cpi.nmsu.edu/ or call 575-646-3028.


NMSU?s Arrowhead Center launches AgSprint program to support innovation in agriculture

A new program by New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center is offering help to those looking to develop innovative ideas related to agricultural technology.

The Arrowhead Technology Incubator is launching AgSprint, a five-month venture builder program designed to support innovation in agriculture, early this spring. AgSprint acts as a facilitator, connecting agricultural entrepreneurs to financing, demonstration and validation partners, academic faculty, corporate partners and more.