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NMSU Hotline — June 22, 2017

NMSU, Washington University promoting gardening in Navajo Nation


SHIPROCK ? Gardens are sprouting in the northeastern region of the Navajo Nation thanks to a multi-year project by New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Commonly known as The Yéego Gardening! project, ?Where Health and Horticulture Intersect: A Navajo Collaboration? the project is working to promote more gardening in two Navajo communities ? Crownpoint and Shiprock.

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The 3rd Floor Bistro hosts Asian cuisine today, adjusts hours in July

Enjoy one of our guests' favorite buffets during the Asian Cuisine 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 teriyaki chicken, beef and broccoli, Asian salad with sesame vinaigrette, fried rice, corn on the cob, almond cookies and fortune cookies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

Beginning July 3, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only (closed July 4 for Independence Day) and will feature their signature buffets on each of those days. The regular menu options will no longer be available. Subscribe to https://facebook.com/pg/NMSUi/events/ and receive a Facebook alert regarding the theme of each buffet once the information becomes available or visit https://conference.nmsu.edu/specialvenues/3rdfloorbistro/ to learn how you can book The 3rd Floor Bistro for your private events.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center adjacent to the south end of Aggie Memorial Stadium at the corner of Wells and Arrowhead. Free public parking is available to restaurant guests in select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot.

Call 575-646-4763 for dining reservations or 575-646-4805 for more information about event rentals.

Renee Brown retirement reception set for Wednesday

After more than 20 years of service, Renee Brown, College of Business editor, is retiring. Please join us for her retirement reception at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the Willis Lounge in the Business Complex.

Sustainability Council meeting July 5 is a tour of the Central Utility Plant

The Sustainability Council is meeting over the summer but we're touring green sites on campus. Our July meeting will be on Wednesday, July 5, instead of our usual Tuesday. We will be touring the NMSU Central Utility Plant. Mark Blachford, plant operations supervisor, will be showing us how the plant operators keep the facility running efficiently using the Niagara energy dashboard. Then we'll tour the plant to see the boilers, chillers, and my favorite part, the turbine that produces 40 percent of the campus' energy and helps heat the boilers by co-generation. You?ll learn how NMSU saves energy through efficient operations and more.

The utility plant is at the NW corner of Sweet and Stewart west of Walden Hall ? the front door is on the east side. We'll meet at 8:30 a.m. in the front lobby. Ring the doorbell to get in if you come late. See you there. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

NMDA employee receives Community Action Award

New Mexico Department of Agriculture employee Jennifer Truby was presented the Community Action Award during the annual service awards in Albuquerque, for her commitment to her community.

Truby has worked for NMDA for almost 30 years. She is an inspector senior in the Standards and Consumer Services Division. Truby inspects scales, packages, eggs and conducts price verification inspections. During her years of working with the department, Truby also dedicates her time to help FFA and 4-H youth.

Truby has been working with the 4-H and FFA programs in San Juan County for more than 20 years. She helps the wool judging, and egg and poultry teams, as well as travels with the teams to their competitions. Truby also helps to provide scholarships to FFA students by assisting with fundraisers.

Outside of her job and helping 4-H and FFA youth, Truby volunteers at grower?s markets by giving presentations on egg grading and labeling, and scale certifications. During the Christmas season, Truby volunteers her time to help feed the homeless in her area.

?Jennifer is a very knowledgeable, kind-hearted individual who works tirelessly volunteering in her community and is always willing to do just about anything to help someone in need,? said Raymond Johnson, assistant division director for Standards and Consumer Services at NMDA. ?She continues to give unselfishly and never expects anything in return.?

NMDA began giving the Community Action Award to their dedicated employees in 2015. Truby is the third recipient of the award. The goal of this award is to celebrate those that embody the idea that where action meets compassion, lives change.

New 4-H Leaderline newsletter now online

The April?May?June 2017 issue of the New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online. To read the new issue of Leaderline, go to http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/documents/leaderline_april-may-june-2017_color_online.pdf.

To read past issues, go to: http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/newsletters.html and select a newsletter.

For more information about the New Mexico 4-H Youth Development Program, including how to join, call the County Extension Office near you at http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/.

NMSU Guadalupe County ag agent named interim Eastern District department head

Leigh Ann Marez has done it all during her career as a county Cooperative Extension Service agent with New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

She has been a county program assistant, 4-H agent, nutrition educator, agricultural agent and county program director. So when she got the call asking her to serve as interim Eastern District department head, she felt she could represent and help her fellow agents.