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NMSU Hotline — March 10, 2017

State?s agricultural leaders host listening session at New Mexico Ag Expo


PORTALES ? The first of a series of listening sessions with New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Rolando Flores and New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will be held in conjunction with the New Mexico Ag Expo March 24 in Portales.

The session will be held at 3 p.m. in the Jake Lopez building on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.

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Campus Announcements

Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award nomination deadline is today

Friends and relatives of the late Ralph B. Crouch, professor of Mathematics, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and associate dean of the Graduate School, have established an endowment providing an annual cash award to honor a current or living former employee of NMSU for outstanding contributions to the life of the university community.

Nominations are solicited for the categories of faculty, non-exempt and exempt staff. Outstanding contributions of the nominees may include all kinds of activities within the university and may range from one event to a lifetime career.

For details, including the criteria and guidelines for selection of the award and to download the nomination form, please visit http://training.nmsu.edu/ralphbcrouch.html.

Deadline to submit nominations is today.

If you have any questions please contact Greg Smart at the Center for Learning and Professional Development at gsmart@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7444.

100 West Cafe serving Caribbean cuisine

Join us for a full week of lunches daily through Friday, March 10, for Caribbean-themed cuisine where you can enjoy meals 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 be your choice of Caribbean potato soup, green salad with pineapple, orange and honey lime dressing or Caribbean slaw. The main entrée choices are grilled jerk chicken, roasted pork with pineapple avocado salsa, Caribbean fish curry or Bajan pie. The sides for this week are Jamaican rice and peas. Your dessert choices are Grenadian spice cake, coconut pudding or cornmeal pone. 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. 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.

Chemical & Materials Engineering Shires Graduate Seminar Series continues today

NMSU Chemical & Materials Engineering Shires Graduate Seminar Series continues today. Josè Leobardo Bañuelos from the University of Texas at El Paso Energy & the Environment Laboratory Department of Physics, will present, "Heterogeneous Liquid Structure and the Fluid-Solid Interface in Energy Storage Materials, an X-Ray & Neutron Science Approach."

The lecture is from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. in Guthrie Hall, Room 201. For more information, please call 575-646-1213.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held today

Jim Kubicki, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Molecular Modeling in Environmental Chemistry,? at 3:30 p.m. today, 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.

Biomedical Research Seminar Series today

Nina Salama, the Dr. Penny E. Petersen Memorial Chair of the Human Biology Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, will present a talk titled ?Putting the Helico in Helicobacter pylori: peptidoglycan, cell shape and virulence of the ulcer bug? at 3:30 p.m. today, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall. 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 and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most 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.

Salama will discuss the mechanisms and consequences of H. pylori infection of the stomach. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Salama_Mar10.2017.pdf.

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

Microbiologist to talk about H. pylori and stomach cancer today

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. today, 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.

?Broadway Today? features dozens of students and community members at Center for the Arts tonight

Megan McQueen and the American Southwest Theatre Company present "Broadway Today" at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. The cast of more than 60 people will present 21 songs from 19 musicals that have played on Broadway during the last year.

?This is our third annual effort at this popular fundraiser, and it's been received with increasing enthusiasm each year,? said McQueen, a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts.

In addition to the many performances, Alma d'arte Charter High School culinary students will serve mini appetizers and desserts created on the themes of five of the shows, and there will be a raffle for 10 Broadway soundtracks during intermission.

Reserved seats are $20 and general admission are $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 575-646-5952 or visiting the ASNMSU Center for the Arts Box Office from 2 p.m. to showtime on Friday. For a detailed list of what to expect, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/broadwaytoday.php.

Learn how to get Broadway tickets on a budget tomorrow

Theatre faculty member Megan McQueen has attended more than half of the musicals that have played on Broadway since 1998. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, in the second floor lecture hall of the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University, she will offer expert advice on how to attend productions in New York City on a budget. She will explain many resources including theatre development fund, audience rewards, playbill, Show-Score, TodayTix, Hiptix and more.

Attendance is free and open to all.

NMSU Zuhl Museum open tomorrow

Discover NMSU Zuhl Museum?s vast collection of petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals from 12 to 5 p.m. tomorrow. While you?re there, you could win a Barnes & Noble gift card in the Zuhl scavenger hunt.

In addition to its weekday schedule ? 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday ? the museum is also open the second Saturday of each month. Admission is free. The museum is located inside the NMSU Alumni Visitor?s Center at 775 College Dr.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NMSUZuhlMuseum or call 575-646-4749.

Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy! Sunday

Literacy Volunteers of Doña Ana County announces that its monthly Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy! will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 East Picacho Avenue. The $3 donation to play gets you at least one, but probably more games of SCRABBLE and it all goes to LVDAC to buy supplies for their students. Players of all skill and competitive levels are welcome. For more info please contact Mark at mpendleton@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4001, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or mpndltn@gmail.com or 575-635-8711 on evenings and weekends.

Clinical psychopharmacology training director candidate to make presentation Monday

George Kapalka, candidate for the clinical psychopharmacology training director search, will present at 3 p.m. Monday, March 13. The colloquium is in O?Donnell Hall, Room 300. The colloquium title is ?Interface Between RxP, Psychotherapy and Herbal Medicine.?

For more information, call the College of Education Dean?s office at 575-646-2498.

Counseling and Educational Psychology to host Multicultural Symposium March 14

The Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology in the College of Education will be hosting a Multicultural Research Symposium on Tuesday, March 14. Doctoral student research presentations will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the keynote presentation at 5:30 p.m. titled, ?School Counseling & Closing the Achievement Gap? given by Hardin L.K. Coleman, Ph.D.

Coleman is a professor and dean in the School of Education at Boston University. His expertise is in minority student achievement, culturally relevant interventions and the assessment of multiculturalism in counseling. The symposium will be held on the first floor of O?Donnell Hall in Room 111. A reception with hors d'oeuvres will immediately follow the keynote address at 6:30 p.m.

Soil Geomorphology Institute begins Tuesday

The Soil Geomorphic Institute will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Wooten Hall, Room 105. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Rolando A. Flores will inaugurate the workshop.

The SGI is an intensive three-week training that presents soil landscape concepts and develops field skills essential for soil survey by major land resource area and digital soil modeling. The training blends scientific principles with field observations in a variety of geomorphic settings.

The Las Cruces session incorporates seven field trips to demonstrate concepts presented in training. The skills gained during training improve and facilitate soil survey and ecological site descriptions via science-based digital models and emphasis on soilscape hydrology.

The training provides a comprehensive treatment of key soil geomorphic principles and processes including soil geomorphology, stratigraphy, hydrology and pedology and use of current tools to apply these principles and processes.

The target audience includes soil scientists, ecological site specialists and others who work directly on project soil survey activities. Participants apply concepts presented in training to their respective work areas as a post-training project. There are 25 participants from NRCS and USDA, as well as a student from Israel. There are five instructors and three faculty members from the College of ACES.

For more information, please contact Manoj Shukla at shuklamk@nmsu.edu.

New Mexico 4-H adds new group of ambassadors

The ending of another Senior Leadership Retreat means the beginning of a new group of senior-aged New Mexico 4-H members in leadership positions.

Each year, 4-H members, ages 14-18, have the opportunity to apply for a state 4-H diplomat or ambassador position. Along with a team activity, the candidates participated in interviews that asked them about their mastery of teamwork and leadership skills through 4-H and how they would possibly apply them in promoting and educating people about 4-H.

This year, before the Senior Leadership Retreat, Jan. 20 in Albuquerque, the judging committee picked four new ambassadors. The new ambassadors are Jack Cameron, Bailey Grady, Marco Gutierres and Anne Hodnett.


Poolside Buti Yoga With Ceara Caisido March 17

Come join us for a live poolside Buti Yoga class led by instructor Ceara Caisido from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saint Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17. Wear your yoga clothes or a swimsuit to kick start that tan line and be ready to sweat, shake and stomp with intention. This event is free for AggieFit members or $10 for non-AggieFit members. For more information contact the AggieFit office at 575-646-2907 or aggiefit@nmsu.edu.