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NMSU Hotline — June 15, 2017

NMSU researchers survey homemade mosquito repellents, look for participants

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If you have a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent, two New Mexico State University professors want to hear about it.

Mary Alice Scott, assistant professor of anthropology and Immo Hansen, associate professor of biology in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences have created an online survey to discover people?s homemade mosquito repellents. They hope to get responses from all over the world.


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Campus Announcements

Italian buffet today at The 3rd Floor Bistro

Savor classic Italian cuisine during the Italian 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 chicken Parmesan, spinach and artichoke lasagna, tri-colored pasta with pesto, Italian seasoned squash medley, Caesar and house salads, freshly baked garlic bread, cannoli and tiramisu. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite your friends and co-workers at https://facebook.com/events/1668743730101077/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be open normal hours this summer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The restaurant is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in designated spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com/ for more information.


KRWG to host launch party for PBS KIDS 24/7 Saturday

Join KRWG from 9 to 11 a.m.,Saturday, June 17, at NMSU?s Milton Hall to help launch our new PBS KIDS 24/7. Bring your camera, meet your favorite PBS characters at this free event and let us show you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

Apply for Aggie I-Corps by Sunday

Would $2,000 help advance your business idea?

Aggie I-Corps provides a four-week program to test the market for an innovative business idea or technology. Participants will receive mentoring, training, $2,000 and access to numerous follow-on funding opportunities.

Aggie I-Corps is open to students, faculty and staff.

Aggie I-Corps is sponsored by the National Science Foundation to support innovation and entrepreneurship at NMSU.

Applications are open until June 18. For more information and to apply visit http://bit.ly/2t3o5tI.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for other inquiries.


Availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research Fund

New Mexico State University is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research fund. The purpose of this grant program is to encourage development of investigator-initiated and collaborative research projects involving basic, preclinical, clinical, and translational cancer research. Applications are due by Aug. 31, and awards will be publicly announced during the C4CR Dinner & Dance on Oct. 6. The complete announcement is available at http://www.research.nmsu.edu/content/cowboys-cancer-research.

Contacts Jeff Arterburn (jarterbu@nmsu.edu) for scientific/technical queries or Sudha Murthy (smurthy@nmsu.edu) for administrative/process queries.


STEM Outreach summer camps honored

The summer camps at Tombaugh Elementary funded and organized by the staff of the NMSU College of Education STEM Outreach Center was recognized by the Afterschool Alliance as one of the premier programs in the nation. A film crew arrived from Washington, D.C. and Minnesota to film footage of the dynamic STEM programs (robotics, 3-D engineering, circuitry and Rube Goldberg and Summer Olympics) that have been provided by the STEM Outreach Center. The same summer programs are being offered in nine other schools this June as well as 12 more camps on campus in June and July making a total of approximately 1,500 students in summer camps offered through the STEM Outreach Center.

The STEM program was selected for filming because of its uniqueness in providing afterschool STEM-based programs throughout the academic year. Approximately 7,000 kindergarten through 8th-grade students in Dona Ana county were served throughout the academic year?s afterschool programs and summer camps.


DACC Small Business Development Center workshop to be held July 19

A DACC Small Business Development Center workshop, "Using Census Data/Tools for Business Planning and Market Analysis," will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 19 at the DACC Workforce Center, 2345 East Nevada Ave, Room 106.

This hands-on computer lab training features one of the latest U.S. Census Business tools: Census Business Builder. It allows small business owners a way to easily navigate and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into opening a new or expanding their existing business. These key data include the most recent and/or relevant data that the Census Bureau provides that are useful to small business owners and their networks.

Who should attend? Small business owners, consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, financial institutions, micro lending organizations and any organization that targets small businesses. Register at http://www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/. Seating is limited.

For more information contact Pavla with SBDC at DACC-Las Cruces at sbdcinfo@nmsu.edu or 575-527-7676.

Payroll deduction available now for 2017-2018 NMSU parking permits

NMSU Parking Permits for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 1. However, faculty and staff can sign up now for payroll deduction at https://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2017/06/Payroll-Deduction-Renewal-Form-FY17-18.pdf. Parking permits will be mailed on Aug. 1. Payroll deduction for parking permits does not automatically renew annually. Please note that current 2016-2017 parking permits expire Aug. 31. Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/permits/ for more information or contact the Parking Department at 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu.



Scientists to meet in second annual Animas, San Juan watershed conference

FARMINGTON ? When more than three million gallons of mining sludge from the Gold King Mine site at Silverton, Colorado, suddenly flowed downriver into the Animas and San Juan rivers in August 2015, no one knew what to expect as a lasting impact.

For the past two years, scientists from numerous government agencies have studied the watershed of the two rivers.

Their findings will be presented at the second annual conference on ?Environmental Conditions of the Animas and San Juan Watershed with Emphasis on Gold King Mine and Other Mine Water Issues? June 20-22 at the Henderson Fine Arts Center, San Juan College in Farmington.

For more information about the conference presenters and to register, visit animas.nmwrri.nmsu.edu.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12559/scientists-to-meet-in-second-annual-animas-san-juan-watershed-conference

New Mexico counties participate in USDA Stronger Economies Together program

New Mexico rural community and county leaders are taking advantage of the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Stronger Economies Together program to help them develop and implement an economic development blueprint for their multi-county regions.

The SET program is a joint initiative between New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, USDA Rural Development and the Western Regional Rural Development Center at Utah State University.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12560/new-mexico-counties-participate-in-usda-stronger-economies-together-program