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NMSU Hotline — March 17, 2017

NMSU professor develops maple tree, secures patent

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Next fall you may see trees in New Mexico with more colorful leaves. Specifically, you may see Mesa Glow maples with bright crimson leaves. Its scientific name is Acer grandidentatum ?JFS-NuMex 3,? and New Mexico State University has recently been awarded a patent on the plant.

Rolston St. Hilaire, NMSU Plant and Environmental Sciences department head and professor, is the scientist who has been leading the effort since 2000. When he first arrived in Las Cruces in the late 1990s, he began hiking in the area, inquiring about maples and studying area maps. He noticed a type of maple tree ? the Bigtooth maple ? in the Organ Mountains and in other areas in the Southwest, such as the Chiricahua Mountains near Wilcox, Arizona.

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Campus Announcements

Graduate Seminar today

Mary Ann Lila, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University will present a Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?If Food Is Our Medicine, Then Why Aren?t We Healthy?? 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.

Counseling Center closed over Spring Break

The Counseling Center is relocating to the Campus Health Center the week of spring break March 20-24. Any student in crisis or in need of assistance may go to the Campus Health Center for care.

Regular counseling sessions will reconvene at the Campus Health Center beginning March 27, 2017. Hours of operation will continue to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 646-1512

Join Crimson Colleagues for your chance to win Garth Brooks Tickets

The Crimson Colleagues, a group of over 800 fellow NMSU employees who make an impact with their gifts to NMSU scholarships and programs, will be hosting three events for NMSU faculty and staff the week of March 27. Faculty and staff who attend the events can enter for a chance to win two tickets to the Garth Brooks concert on Friday, April 7. The winning name will be drawn at the March 29 event, but you do not have to be present to win. You can also enter at each of the three events to boost your chances of winning. Join the Crimson Colleagues at the following events:

Monday, March 27, 2017
2 to 4 p.m., East patio behind Hardman Jacobs
Gelato provided by ACES in the Hole Foods

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 a.m., DACC East Mesa Campus
Coffee and breakfast items provided by DACC Culinary Arts students

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2 to 4 p.m., Engineering Complex III lobby
Kettle corn provided by American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Organization

For more information, please call (575) 646-4033 or email loyaltygiving@nmsu.edu.

Patent Application Workshop with Andrew Salazar

The Arrowhead Innovation Network Workshop Series presents Andrew Salazar, of Technology Ventures Corporation, who will give a two-hour intensive training workshop on how to prepare and submit domestic patent applications. The workshop will take place at Arrowhead Center, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Building C, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27.

The workshop will cover the application requirements, research, and preparing and submitting a domestic application. If you are an inventor, business owner, scientist, engineer, technical staff, student or entrepreneur involved in technology development, please join us for this information-packed workshop.

For more information, contact Kristin Morehead at kmorehea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5575, or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patent-application-workshop-tickets-32853435510?utm_source=AIN+Patent+Application+Workshop&utm_campaign=Reception+9.30&utm_medium=email

Student Loans: Ins and Outs

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans. The workshop will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Domenici Hall Room 005.

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!

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry! Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online!

Prevent identity theft and shred your documents on April 12

During spring break, gather any documents that you would like to shred. American Document Services will offer free shredding during the Financial Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at the Corbett Center Student Union West side parking lot.

Join Crimson

The Crimson Colleagues, a group of over 800 fellow NMSU employees who make an impact with their gifts to NMSU scholarships and programs, will be hosting three events for NMSU faculty and staff the week of March 27. Faculty and staff who attend the events can enter for a chance to win two tickets to the Garth Brooks concert on Friday, April 7. The winning name will be drawn at the March 29 event, but you do not have to be present to win. You can also enter at each of the three events to boost your chances of winning. Join the Crimson Colleagues at the following events:

Monday, March 27, 2017
2 to 4 p.m., East patio behind Hardman Jacobs
Gelato provided by ACES in the Hole Foods

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 a.m., DACC East Mesa Campus
Coffee and breakfast items provided by DACC Culinary Arts students

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2 to 4 p.m., Engineering Complex III lobby
Kettle corn provided by American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Organization

For more information, please call (575) 646-4033 or email loyaltygiving@nmsu.edu.