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NMSU Hotline — June 19, 2017

NMSU researcher aims to educate public about bed bug prevention

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You may think the best way to deal with a bed bug problem is to only use insecticides. But many people often overlook the importance of using non-chemical methods and, more importantly, preventing the bugs in the first place. This is particularly critical in multi-unit housing buildings where bed bugs are very difficult to eliminate.

Alvaro Romero, from New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is working with other researchers to educate the public about preventing bed bugs.


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Campus Announcements

Summer pizza options

Pastaggio?s Italian reopens to the public on June 29, but will be closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Serving pizza, pasta and meatballs, visit their Frenger Food Court location 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday this summer.

Now through Aug. 11, you can order hot, fresh, made-to-order pizza from Taos Restaurant to take to your home or office. Enjoy a 16? cheese pizza for $10.99, pepperoni for $12.99 or sausage for $12.99 Monday through Friday with pickup times at 1 and 6 p.m. To order, visit https://dining.nmsu.edu/pizza/, call 575-646-4802 or pick up a form from the Taos cashier. Orders must be placed at least 30 minutes in advance.

View an updated list of summer dining options at https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/ or on the dining tab of the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.


Summer Junior Golf Camps 25 percent off for NMSU faculty and staff

Children of NMSU faculty and staff can save 25 percent on the upcoming Summer Junior Golf Camps. That?s a savings of $20 per regular session and $40 off the advanced session. Visit https://golf.nmsu.edu/junior/ for a list of available sessions and use code NMSU25 at checkout to receive the discount.

Please contact 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu for more information.


Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods offered in August

A Better Process Control School?Acidified Food only course will be held at New Mexico State University, Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303. This two-day course will be presented in English at NMSU on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Wednesday, Aug. 9. This is a certification course for managers and supervisors of food processing operations of thermal procession systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. The school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only.

Course cost for the early fee of $400 includes textbook, instruction and testing and certificate. Lodging, meals and travel are not included. Books will be issued on first day. Late fee of $50 added if registration is received after July 31. Limited seating available. For registration and more details visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html.

This two-day course will be presented in Spanish at NMSU on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11. The cost is early fee of $500, late fee $550 if received after Aug. 1. For registration and more details visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html.

NMSU IT Bootcamp graduation

The NMSU Grants Computer Technology program began offering their classes in a bootcamp format in the fall of 2016 to assist laid off coal miners to retrain into a new career field. The bootcamp offered six, five-week classes beginning with computer literacy and moving on to PC maintenance, data communication and Networking I and II. Students also take two certification preparation courses to give them time to memorize concepts and take practice certification tests. Fourteen students completed the bootcamp in fall of 2016 and six more finished in the spring 2017 semester. Most of the first cohort completed four additional online courses in the spring to complete the Certificate in Computer Technology and graduate in the May commencement ceremony.

The NMSU Grants campus was awarded funding from the Higher Education Department?s Displaced Workers Training fund to purchase certification vouchers so that these and future IT students can take certification exams at no cost. ?This has been a truly collaborative partnership among many organizations including New Mexico Workforce Solutions, the Acoma and Laguna Tribal Education Programs, the Higher Education Department and our program to provide these hard-working displaced workers with the tools they need to transition to a whole new career with impressive resumes," stated Karen Henry, computer science program manager.

Most of these students are continuing on toward an associate degree in computer technology and many are planning on pursuing the bachelor's of information and communication technology online through NMSU Las Cruces. The IT Bootcamp will be offered again in the fall 2017 semester.