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NMSU Hotline — April 13, 2017

NMSU turfgrass researcher named endowed chair at prestigious Netherlands university

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New Mexicans are not the only ones who benefit from the expertise of New Mexico State University?s Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bernd Leinauer; Europeans do as well. And Europeans may benefit even more now that Leinauer was appointed Wageningen University?s Endowed Chair for Sustainable Turfgrass Management. It?s the first time this special appointment has been made by the Netherlands university.

NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Rolando Flores said Wageningen University is well-known worldwide in the agricultural realm.

As part of his five-year, part-time appointment, Leinauer will provide turfgrass research expertise, co-teach courses related to sustainable turfgrass management, and supervise one doctoral student and one or two master of science students. He will spend approximately 50 days per year at Wageningen.

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Campus Announcements

Southwestern Favorites Buffet offered today

Treat yourself to your favorite New Mexican cuisine during the Southwestern Favorites Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature green chile pork stew, red chile cheese enchiladas, refried beans, Spanish rice, calabacitas, cucumber salad, flour tortillas and tres leches cake. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/1444056978972161/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free public 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.

100 West serves up Creole cuisine

Join us for lunch today for Creole cuisine where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an al a carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will be your choice of chicken and sausage gumbo, spinach salad with apple vinaigrette and Louisiana sunburst salad. The main entrée choices are apricot and bourbon grilled chicken, oven-fried pecan catfish, Cajun-grilled trout with apple salsa or pasta with sausage and peppers. The sides are cheese grits and sugar snap peas. Your dessert choices are bread pudding with bourbon sauce, bananas foster or strawberries Romanoff. 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.

Geneticist will speak about parallels between cancer and injury today

The NMSU RISE-STARTUP Component is hosting Michelle Juarez, an assistant medical professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, completing training in both plant and animal developmental genetics. Juarez will present the seminar, ?Parallels among Cancer and Injury: Drosophila as a model for a Transcriptional Response? at 4 p.m. today in Foster Hall, Room 221.

A diverse group of processes promote the coordinated repair of damaged tissue. Moreover, localization of the response only to the damaged tissue allows the body to focus wound healing mechanisms to efficiently regain balance between inflammation and repair. Juarez will explain how she uses Drosophila as an experimental system to test the evolutionarily conserved mechanisms regulating complex processes such as injury and repair within the context of a well-established timeline for developmental aging. For more information, please contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7963.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due at 6 p.m. MT, Friday, April 14. Proposals are due at 6 p.m. MT Monday, July 31, and the start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

Summer youth sports camp registration begins Monday

Registration for the NMSU Rec-Sports Summer Youth Sports Camp begins Monday, April 17, in Room 101 of the Activity Center. The camp includes activities such as swimming and indoor rock wall climbing and provides a sports development experience for boys and girls ages 5-14. Participants will develop a wide variety of fundamental physical activity skills so they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a lifetime of physical fitness.

The camp begins June 19 and consists of seven one-week sessions through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with early drop off and late pick up options available. Lunch at Taos Restaurant is included in the cost of registration. For more information visit https://recsports.nmsu.edu/sportscamp-2/ or call Lindsey Englehart at 575-646-4059.

Department of Art Visiting Artist Series to be held April 19

The Department of Art is hosting the final visiting artist for the year. Shanti Grumbine is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. Most recently she has been using The New York Times newspaper and its blue delivery wrapping as a vehicle for examining the media?s global influence and how it shapes and maintains our collective and individual belief systems. She has been an artist in residence at the Millay Colony, Ucross, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Saltonstall Foundation, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), Women?s Studio Workshop and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Fellowships and grants include the Santo Foundation, A.I.R Gallery Fellowship, the LABA Fellowship at the 14th Street Y and the RAIR Fellowship, Roswell, New Mexico. Select exhibition venues include The Bronx Museum, CCA Sante Fe, A.I.R. Gallery, Magnan-Metz Gallery, Planthouse Gallery, and IPCNY. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the HSS Auditorium, Room 101. This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

Just one week left to bid during the PA Virtual Ball auction to support scholarships

The President?s Associates Virtual Ball auction closes next Friday, April 21. Bid on dozens of items at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball. Auction items that are available for bidding include vintage jewelry, spa getaways and pro sports packages, among many others. New items are being added throughout the auction, so check back frequently to see what has appeared. The auction continues through April 21.

The PA Virtual Ball 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 two remaining mini-dinners being hosted here in Las Cruces in support of the scholarship, and are priced at $125 each or $200 per couple.

April 20: Salud! de Mesilla, 1800 Avenida de Mesilla, hosted by Brett and Diana Seward
April 21: St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, hosted by Rama and Ammu Devasthali

For more information about mini-dinner tickets, contact Cindy Nicholson at 575-646-4665 or visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/pa-mini-dinners.

Post graduate immigration options and election ramifications workshop set for April 21

NMSU?s Immigration Counsel, Maney|Gordon|Zeller, P.A. invites you to attend the Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Business Complex, Room 102 and 103.

Please use the direct link below to register at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010965.

Giveaway! Share your favorite place on campus

Calling all Aggies. Do you have a favorite spot at NMSU? Is there a location somewhere on this big, beautiful campus where you just love to hang out? We?d like to know. We?d also love to share it with everyone in the region. Get your phones ready. Here?s how it works:
1. Take a picture of your favorite place on campus
2. Share it on Instagram with the hashtag #VisitNMSU
3. Make sure to follow @nmsu_allaboutdiscovery and @nmsu on Instagram
4. Upload your photo(s) here https://www.nmsu.edu/inside/visitnmsu/

Up to 10 pictures per week will be selected. Winners receive a T-shirt (while supplies last) and your photo will appear on digital billboards in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, El Paso and Phoenix; winners will be notified by email if their photo is selected. Participants are allowed to submit up to five photos per person for the duration of the contest, March 31 ? April 21. Let?s show the rest of the region why NMSU is the right choice.

Question and answer with the artist slated for May 4

The NMSU Art Gallery is proud to present a new community event: Q&A with the Artist. The first iteration of this format will feature Yolanda Cooper, this year?s MFA graduate, who will be interviewed by Michelle Lanteri, interim gallery director, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. May 4 at the NMSU Art Gallery. During this discussion, Cooper will provide audiences with insights into her themes, processes, and intentions for the ?Life As It Is? panel series. Cooper?s MFA exhibition, also titled ?Life As It Is,? will be on view from April 28 through May 13. For more information contact the University Art Gallery at artglry@nmsu.edu. Visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/437447133271449/.

NMSU Fungal Biology class, HRTM present Mushroom Cooking Demonstration

New Mexico State University?s 2017 Fungal Biology class will bring science to the kitchen during the upcoming Mushroom Cooking Demonstration Thursday, April 13.

The event, free and open to the public and the NMSU community, is a joint venture between the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, both in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

The presentation will be fostered through Soum Sanogo, instructor for the Fungal Biology course.

As Chef John Hartley of HRTM demonstrates how to cook mushrooms, students in the Fungal Biology class will present information on the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms.

The event is part of the discovery and experiential learning module on ?Fungi: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.? The event will be from 10:20 to 11:35 a.m. in the rotunda of Skeen Hall.


NMSU Department of Public Health Science recognizes local health heroes

The Department of Public Health Science in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services has recognized a local health organization and a health professional in honor of National Public Health Week.

The department has selected Mesilla Valley Community of Hope to receive the Community Organization Public Health Hero Award, and Jamie Michael, director of the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department, to receive the Community Leader Public Health Hero Award.

A celebration of Public Health Heroes was held April 11 at the NMSU College of Health and Social Services.


NMSU-Alamogordo hosts League of United Latin American Citizens State Convention in May

Hundreds of people will gather on the New Mexico State University-Alamogordo campus next month for the 88th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens State Convention.

The convention is Friday, May 5, to Sunday, May 7, and will include informative sessions, keynote speakers, Women?s Awards Luncheon, Image Awards Banquet and Cinco de Mayo dance. This year?s theme is ?Fortaleciendo Latinos Atraves de la Educación (Empowering Latinos through Education).?

The convention will offer informative sessions from the American Civil Liberties Union regarding current immigration law, as well as sessions about Latino health issues, education and civil rights. LULAC will also conduct state level elections for offices.