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NMSU Hotline — April 4, 2017

NMSU receives Kellogg, Thornburg funds for agricultural resilience study

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An aging population of farmers and ranchers, increasing pressure on water and other natural resources, rising costs for land, energy, equipment and other production needs, unsustainable farmers? and ranchers? incomes, and complex regulations are some of the challenges the Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture project is contemplating.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New Mexico First have joined forces to develop a strategic plan to help maintain a resilient New Mexico food and agricultural system.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded $100,000 and Thornburg Foundation, including contributions from the McCune Charitable Foundation, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation, provided a total of $125,000 to NMSU?s Cooperative Extension Service and New Mexico First to fund the multi-phased study.

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Campus Announcements

Free spinal screening event today

Healing Source Chiropractic is teaming up with the Campus Health Center to provide a free spinal health screening event to the NMSU campus community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Activity Center. The screenings are completed using a state-of-the-art scanning device and only take about one minute to finish. Each participant will receive a personalized computerized diagram of their results. Don?t miss out.

Questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Last day to bid on Garth Brooks ticket package to support scholarships

Bidding closes tonight for a floor seat package at the Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood concert this weekend ? plus dinner at Salud! de Mesilla and surprise perks. The President?s Associates Virtual Ball auction is now accepting bids at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball.

Other auction items that are now available for bidding include a Dallas Opera and Arts District package and a Denver Broncos game package, among many others.

Bidding on other items runs through April 21 ? but those Garth and Trisha tickets are only up for bid until 10 p.m. today, so get your bids in before it?s too late!

The auction supports the President?s Associates Scholarship, which was established by late NMSU President Emeritus Gerald Thomas in 1978 as the university?s first leadership giving program, and is awarded to select freshmen enrolling from high schools in New Mexico who have demonstrated their academic excellence and community service.

Tickets are still available for the three remaining mini-dinners being hosted around the region in support of the scholarship, and are priced at $125 each or $200 per couple.

April 6: True Foods Kitchen, Phoenix, hosted by Joel Granger
April 20: Salud! de Mesilla, Las Cruces, hosted by Diana Seward
April 21: St. Clair Winery & Bistro, Las Cruces, hosted by Ammu Devasthali

For more information about mini-dinner tickets, contact Cindy Nicholson at 575-646-4665.

Greek Cuisine offered at 100 West Café

Enjoy four days of a Greek Cuisine a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. at 100 West Café in Gerald Thomas Hall Tuesday through Friday this week.

The delicious Greek cuisine will be prepared by the HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley. The menu will include your choice of Fassolatha Soup, Greek salad or watermelon salad with feta. The main entrée choices are broiled Greek fish fillets, Greek isle chicken, sautéed broccoli with orzo or spanakopita. The sides are Greek rice and asparagus. Your dessert choices are honey and pine nut tart, revani cake or baklava. The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

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. Gift cards are available for sale in GT Rm. 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.

Senior vice president for administration and finance candidate to interview tomorrow

Andrew J. Burke, the next candidate for the position of senior vice president for administration and finance, is scheduled for a campus interview from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. tomorrow, in the Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chambers, Rooms 302 and 304.

Each candidate's campus visit includes an open forum for faculty, staff, students and community members to listen to a presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions. Information for each candidate, including a resume and a feedback form, is available at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

For more information, please contact Anne M. Comeau-Phillips at 575-646-2431.

Enjoy savory seafood during Mike's Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant tomorrow

Enjoy fine seafood dining during this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union.

This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. It includes a full menu, featuring fresh crawfish boil with sweet corn and red potato, blackened tilapia with shrimp alfredo sauce, fried okra, collard greens, rice pilaf and freshly baked cornbread.

Admission is just one Meal Plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. The full menu will be available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike?s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/1821171064872285/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Meal Plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Critical Thinking: Thinking About Thinking workshop to be held tomorrow

Critical Thinking: Thinking About Thinking will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. How skilled are you as a thinker? Why do you think the way you do? Most employers list critical thinking as a desired skill in future employees. Discuss becoming a critical thinker in order to get more from your education.

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held tomorrow

The NMSU Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow in Gardiner Hall Room 230. Tom Giordano, Geological Sciences Emeritus Faculty, will present "A History of the Geological Sciences Program at New Mexico State University: 1890 to 2015."

For more information, contact Lee Hubbard in Geological Sciences at 575-646-2708 or lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

Principal Investigator Training, Office of Grants & Contracts Staff Meet-and-Greet is Thursday

The Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC) will be providing Principal Investigator Training from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Large Conference Room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide an overview to NMSU researchers and staff involved with proposal preparation and submission, as well as award negotiation/acceptance of externally sponsored grants and contracts. The training is typically offered twice each year and is strongly encouraged for all prospective and current principal investigators who have yet to attend. Once the training presentations by OGC, Research IT Support and Accounting & Finance have concluded, you are invited to meet members of the OGC research administration team. Contract administrators and support staff will be available for a brief meet-and-greet and refreshments will be provided. Please join us.

The training will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early for check-in. Register online through the Center for Learning & Professional Development via Training Central at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010884. For questions, please call Vicki Morgan, OGC administrative assistant, at 575-646-1590.

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 5.94.40, of the Administrative Rules and Procedures of NMSU, the principal investigator is the individual responsible for the intellectual direction of a research project and the training of graduate students. This responsibility includes the conduct of the project, fiscal and administrative accountability, and adherence to the requirements of all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and agreements. If a project has multiple investigators (lead principal investigator and co-principal investigators), they shall share the responsibility and accountability for leading and directing the project, both intellectually and logistically.

DACC's 'The Artful Earth' opens Friday

Student artists will present their work at the DACC student art exhibit from April 7 to April 28. ?The Artful Earth? features students' creative images from all art disciplines at the community college.

The exhibit is hosted by the Cottonwood Gallery located inside the Southwest Environmental Center, on the downtown mall at 275 N. Main St. As part of the Downtown Arts Ramble, An opening reception will be held in honor of the artists at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7.

Student artists are part of the Art, Creative Media Technology and Digital Graphics Technology (CMT/DGT) programs at DACC. The art program supports students who have a broad interest in the arts, offering students a multicultural examination of the principles and philosophies of art. The art program supports students seeking introductory skills in a range of studio classes including ceramics, printmaking, drawing and painting.

The CMT/DGT program trains specialists to design printed materials and web sites, produce videos and films and participate in game design. Two options for students in this major include a two-year associate of science and a certificate program. The program brings together technologies, including print media, web design, multimedia, digital photography, animation and digital film.

Regular hours for the Cottonwood Gallery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Abby Osborne at 575-527-7588.

Annual Chile Pepper Institute plant sale begins April 10

The Chile Pepper Institute will be having its annual plant sale the week of April 10.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and starts Monday, April 10, until all plants are gone, usually by Wednesday, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center 113 W. University Ave.

Plants will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are $4 per plant.

We will have the following varieties:

NM Chile Types: Heritage Big Jim | Heritage 6-4 | Joe Parker | Sandia Select
Jalapeños: Early Jalapeno | Primavera | Piñata | Jalmundo | Orange Spice | Lemon Spice
Bell Peppers/Sweet Peppers: Jupiter | Yellow Bell
Other Types: Shishito | Orange Habanero | Serrano | Poblano | Padron | Trick-or-Treat | Twilight | Centennial
Super Hots: Bhut Jolokia | Moruga Scorpion
Tomatoes: Celebrity | La Roma III | Bush Early Girl | Better Boy | Black from Tula | Bush Beefsteak | Beefmaster | Sprite | Sweet Chelsea |Cuban Yellow Grape | Copia | Black Krim | Black Zebra
Eggplants: Black Beauty | Amethyst | Fairy Tale
Herbs: Italian Sweet Basil | Red Basil | Parsley | Cilantro | Sorrel | Peppermint | Chives | Oregano | Sage Thyme

NMSU Extension program will assist people with chronic disease management

New Mexico State University?s Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program starting on April 11.

Developed and tested by Stanford University, the CDSMP has been proven to improve health and quality of life for adults with one or more chronic health conditions.

The CDSMP helps adults with chronic health conditions learn how to manage and improve their health. Interactive workshop sessions focus on problems that are common to individuals dealing with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, pain, depression, asthma, or high blood pressure.

Throughout the six weeks, participants focus on building skills to manage their conditions by sharing experiences and providing mutual support. Topics include pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions and communicating with doctors.

The program will begin with an orientation at 9:30 a.m. today, followed by weekly sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Tuesday, April 11 through May 16, at the Cooperative Extension Service Office, 1170 N. Solano in Las Cruces.

To register for this free workshop or for more information about the CDSMP, call 505-850-0176 or the Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service at 575-525-6649. Family, friends and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

The CDSMP is supported by the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and is being offered in partnership with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Mushroom cooking demonstration is set for April 13

A mushroom cooking demonstration by chef John Hartley in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management will be held from 10:20 to 11:35 a.m. Thursday, April 13, in the rotunda of Skeen Hall.

The demonstration is being hosted in conjunction with instructor Soum Sanogo?s fungal biology class in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science.

Learn and taste as Hartley demonstrates how to cook mushrooms, while students in the fungal biology class present information about the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms. The NMSU community and the public are welcome to attend the free demonstration.

The event is part of the discovery and experiential learning module on ?Fungi: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.? For additional information, please contact EPPWS instructor Soum Sanogo at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.

Adobe Lightroom three-day workshop at DACC begins April 18

An Adobe Lightroom three-day workshop will be held at the Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus at the Digital Media Building, Room 101 the following days:

Tuesday, April 18 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Thursday, April 20 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Saturday, April 22 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Students will thoroughly examine all aspects of the powerful and affordable digital photography program. The intricacies of digital asset management, image enhancement, and available publishing methods will be addressed. Students will become familiar with the organizational system, including creating catalogues, importing, viewing and rating photographs, as well as using collection and grouping tools.

The workshop will emphasize precise control of exposure and color through various global and local enhancements, and it will compare methods for retouching and spotting. Students will learn how to make and utilize custom presets, and they will gain a complete understanding of strategies for image-enhancement in Lightroom, as well as what editing needs are best served in Photoshop.

Students will spend time with various methods for publishing and sharing images, covering the optimal workflows for books, slideshows, web and print output. Regardless of your level of familiarity with Lightroom, this course will help to improve your image-editing efficiency and streamline your creative workflow.

Workshop registration information is CMT 276-Lightroom-CRN# 35033, and the instructor is Bree Lamb. For more information, contact ARTS Department Chair Matt Byrnes at 575-527-7575 or byrnes@nmsu.edu.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop is Friday, April 21

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Milton Hall, Room 169. Lunch will be served.

Please bring a laptop and your Quality Matters account information. If you do not have an account, you may create one at https://www.qmprogram.org/myqm/ and choose ?No, I am new here.?

The workshop is Quality Matter's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to, faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. This workshop is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

To register, go to https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main. For more information, please contact Sandy Johnson at 575-646-4476 or srjohnso@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Community College Roundup dates have been set

The 2017 NMSU Community College Roundup is Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at New Mexico State University?s Carlsbad Campus.

The conference is an interdisciplinary forum for exchange of knowledge on the latest techniques and advances in education within the NMSU System. The 2017 theme is ?Down to Earth: Adapting to New Challenges.?

The conference is seeking speakers with diverse expertise to stimulate discussions and promote collaboration between the four community colleges at Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Grants and Dona Ana.

Deadline for call for proposals is June 1. For more information, please contact Teri Dodson at 575-234-9256 or visit roundup2017.nmsu.edu.