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NMSU Hotline — February 16, 2017

New NMSU extension specialist offers tips on adopting healthy habits


By now, most people have already given up on their New Year?s resolutions to lose weight or exercise more. But adopting healthy habits can be done at any time of year. It just takes a healthy mindset, time and patience, said Raquel Garzon, New Mexico State University?s new nutrition and wellness extension specialist in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Garzon comes to NMSU from Florida, where she worked as a nutritionist, trainer and keynote speaker. She is the president and founder of Revitalize Project, a company that provides wellness programs to corporations and community organizations. She started at NMSU in early January and has already fallen in love with New Mexico?s weather and mountain scenery.

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Campus Announcements

Aggie Spring Bike Expo today

The Bike Friendly University Taskforce invites all campus bicyclists to join us today from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Aggie Spring Bike Expo at the NMSU Activity Center.

Activities include a bike swap; monument mountain bike trails information; city biking routes and commuter maps and brochures; bike registration and anti-theft suggestions; night safety gear; and a fix-a-flat workshop. These activities are provided by the Las Cruces Optimist Club; SNM Trails Alliance; Velo Cruces Bike Club, Mesilla Valley MPO BPAC; NMSU Police; and Outdoor Recreation Bike Shop.

More details are on posted in the recent news on http://bikes.nmsu.edu and on the Cycling Community Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NMSU-Bicycling-608399355942458/.

For more information contact David Shearer with Environmental Health & Safety at 575-646-3327.

Suzanne Dueno benefit concert today

The NMSU Music Department will be hosting a benefit concert for Suzanne Dueno at 7:30 p.m. today. The event is free and will be held in the NMSU Music Center Atkinson Recital Hall.

The program will feature the "Coolside Collective" (a group of NMSU alums and students), with special guests Jim Shearer, Pancho Romero and Alan Kaplan.

Dueno is the administrative assistant to the NMSU Choral Program and scheduling coordinator for the Atkinson Recital Hall. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December and has been undergoing treatments since January. This concert will be offered free of charge, with donations graciously accepted to help offset medical expenses.

For more information, please see the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/387615588262374/?notif_t=plan_user_associated¬if_id=1487002496718976.

If you cannot attend please visit the GoFundMe page and consider a donation at https://www.gofundme.com/raatxq-suzannes-medical-expenses.

100 West Cafe is back with Italian cuisine

Join us for our first week of lunches for the spring semester Friday, Feb. 17. We are sorry for any inconvenience but we will not be open for lunch on Thursday, Feb. 16, so our students may attend the Career Fair at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Our theme for this week is Italian where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy 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, spinach lasagna or pasta with pepper and Romano. The sides for this week are creamy polenta and Italian green beans. Your dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches or Italian flourless 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 for our first week of lunches.

Gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments. They are a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.

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

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Nicholas Webb, assistant professor and physical scientist with the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and Jornada Experimental Range at New Mexico State University, will present a Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource to support wind erosion monitoring, assessment and management,? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 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.

Aggie Cupboard volunteer training Saturday

The Aggie Cupboard will provide a two-hour long training Saturday for those who are interested in volunteering regularly. Aggie Cupboard is primarily looking for people who can volunteer for food distribution, between 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and between 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. There are other opportunities available during different days and hours for those who are able to help with coordinating food drives and outreach events. The training will take place on campus at Regents Row, Room B114.

Interested? Please visit https://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu/volunteer/ and submit your information on the contact form to reserve your spot. Questions may be sent to aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held Monday

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop Keys to Saving and Investing will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Domenici Hall, Room 005.

What?s the difference between saving and investing? Why should I save? How can I invest? We?ll answer all these questions and more. Learn what you can do now to help your future self by saving and investing wisely.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

NMSU engineering students to give demonstrations at Museum of Nature and Science

In recognition of National Engineers? Week, Feb. 19-24, representatives from New Mexico State University College of Engineering student organizations will lead activities and give demonstrations related to all engineering disciplines. The event will be at the Museum of Nature and Science from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 411 N. Main Street. For more information call 575-522-3120 or email museum.monas@las-cruces.org.

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/.

Microbiologist to talk about H. pylori and stomach cancer on March 10

The NMSU-Fred Hutch Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research is hosting Nina Salama, a microbiologist from the Human Biology Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. Salama will present the seminar "Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer: How does a bacteria cause cancer?" at 6 p.m. March 10 in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 194 (Auditorium) on the NMSU campus.

Helicobacter pylori infection is the major risk factor for stomach cancer, the third leading cancer killer worldwide. They study how this bacterium diversifies its genome and maintains helical cell shape, two adaptations that allow colonization in the unusual environment of the human stomach. They also explore the molecular cross talk between host and bacterium during chronic infection that drives disease. This presentation is open to the public and the NMSU community. Salama will be available for questions after the seminar. For more information, contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed March 15

Due to a large reservation, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed for business on Wednesday, March 15. The restaurant is normally open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center at 1815 Wells Dr.

For more information or to contact the restaurant, call 575-646-4763.

National Survey of Student Engagement emails sent to all freshmen and seniors

NMSU is once again participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This important survey looks at several different aspects of student engagement, both inside and outside the classroom. All freshman and seniors on the Las Cruces campus were sent an email message on Feb. 14 with a personal link to the survey.

If you know of any student who has received the email, please encourage them to complete the survey (assure them it is a legitimate email message). Not only will NMSU benefit from their responses, but they will have a good chance of winning one of numerous excellent incentives. More information is available at https://oia.nmsu.edu/nsse/.

There?s more in store this winter at the NMSU Golf Course

From dining specials at The Player?s Grill to instructional sessions on the course, the NMSU Golf Course is loading up our new calendar with events and activities for both the golfer and non-golfer. View our calendar at golfnmsu@gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver&mode=AGENDA' target='_blank' >https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=golfnmsu@gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver&mode=AGENDA or on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/.

Please visit https://golf.nmsu.edu/ for more information or view our contact information at https://golf.nmsu.edu/suggestion-box/.

Free financial wellness presentations

Are you looking to help your class, club or campus organization understand more about its finances? The Red to Green Financial Wellness Program is here to help. We offer free classroom presentations on topics such as budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and paying for college.

Submit an outreach request at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/outreach-request/ for more information or contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

NMSU hosts national USDA Hispanic-Serving Institution meeting

The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host nearly 250 researchers and students for a national meeting Feb. 16 to 18 in Albuquerque.

The United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic-Serving Institution meeting will take place at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Held on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the meeting is in Washington, D.C., every other year and is hosted by an HSI grantee every other year.

The theme of this year?s meeting is ?Workforce Diversity and Career Opportunities.?

For more information about the national meeting, please contact Desmond at 575-646-1217 or mdesmond@nmsu.edu.