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NMSU Hotline — June 28, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Zooey Sophia Pook, LGBT Programs

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Zooey Sophia Pook has officially been at NMSU for one year as a diversity officer and as the NMSU LGBT+ Programs Director. She oversees the LGBT+ Programs student staff and the daily operations of the office. She advocates for LGBT+ students and works to make NMSU a more diverse and inclusive place by running trainings and panels, by creating events and by working to better strategies and policies for students, faculty and staff. A doctoral candidate in rhetoric and professional communication at NMSU, Pook is also an adjunct instructor of professional communication courses in the Department of English. ?It is rewarding to see our students succeed and to hear that our actions helped them to achieve their goals and to improve their communities,? she said. ?We want to help our students become leaders at NMSU and to become the kind of people who help to create the kind of world they?d like to live in.?

Campus Announcements

Office of Sustainability to host two webinars today

The Office of Sustainability will host a Brown Bag Lunch webinar from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today titled ?Solar Hot Water Heating Systems.? Solar energy can be used in several ways to heat water for domestic, commercial and industrial uses. Examples include photo voltaic cells to generate electricity for hot water heaters and both passive and active thermal solar systems for direct heat. With the cost of solar equipment dropping, there are significant savings in solar hot water, but what are the considerations in determining which technology is best for your situation?

This webinar will review the pros and cons of investing in a solar hot water system (residential, commercial and industrial uses) and what to consider in making the investment decision. Location is at the NMSU Fire Station training room.

The Office of Sustainability also will host a webinar screening from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today titled "Moving the Needle on Commute Mode through Transportation Demand Management." Transportation demand management professionals from Stanford University, Cornell University and University of South Florida will discuss current topics to improve the performance of more sustainable transportation modes to meet the commute needs of students and employees. Topics discussed include how university administrative staff and faculty can partner through research to better understand what motivates us to change our travel behavior. Engaging your campus community also rests upon understanding how they communicate and how to develop a strategy to reach your audience using social media.

Offering sustainable transportation options to students and staff is the easy part. What more can you do to foster improvements in sustainable commute mode share? Our Sustainability Manager is an avid rider of the RoadRunner bus so she can personally tell you why it?s a great idea. The webinar will be at the NMSU Fire Station training room.

For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Networking Hour: Value Proposition Design to be held today

Networking Hour: Value Proposition Design will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. Join us to learn about designing businesses and value propositions that delight customers. Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Candidate to interview for Clinical Psychopharmacology Training Program Director

The Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology welcomes Jonathan Leggett onto campus to interview for the position of Clinical Psychopharmacology Training Program Director. He is currently a licensed psychologist providing clinical services through the Tsehootsooi Medical Center at Fort Defiance, Arizona. He will deliver a colloquium address titled, ?Challenges & Opportunities in Psychopharmacology Training? which is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in O?Donnell Hall Conference Room (on the third floor). All NMSU faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Retirement reception for Sharon Jones to be held today

After 11 years of service, Sharon Jones will be retiring. Please join us for an ice cream social to celebrate her years of dedicated service from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Hadley Hall lobby.

Campus Tutoring Service offers assistance for second summer session

The Campus Tutoring Service is providing tutoring assistance for the second summer session, June 29 through Aug. 3 for all enrolled students. We are open Sunday through Thursday. Our tutors are undergraduates who have succeeded in their courses and are consistently trained in learning skills. Summer sessions move fairly quickly so don?t wait until your challenge is too big. Come see a tutor today. Statistics prove that those who visit a tutor more than three times for a course fare better than those who do not.

Please see our schedule at https://campustutoring/nmsu.edu. For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342, or call the tutoring center at 575-646-6050. There is no appointment necessary so stop by Corbett Center, Room 206. See you soon.

Chile Pepper Institute Fourth of July sale

The Chile Pepper Institute is having a Fourth of July sale. Ornamental Chile Plants are 50 percent off.

We have a Holy Jolokia grilling set for $30, which includes Holy Jolokia: BBQ, Wing Sauce, Mustard, Ketchup, Rub, Spice and Puree. All Holy Jolokia and NuMex Products are marked down.

We also have frozen, peeled and packaged green chile 50 percent off. We have NuMex Heritage 6-4 (mild), NuMex Heritage Big Jim (medium) and NuMex Sandia Select (hot).

For more information call 575-646-3028 or email cpi@nmsu.edu. We are located in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 265.

The Fulton Center 3rd Floor Bistro will adjust hours in July

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center will adjust its hours of operation starting in July.

The Bistro will now be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only and will feature signature buffets on each of those days. The regular menu options will no longer be available. The buffet events will start Thursday, July 6, as the Bistro will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for the holiday. Subscribe to https://facebook.com/pg/NMSUi/events/ and receive a Facebook alert regarding the theme of each buffet. The buffets are $11.99 plus tax and include a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited visits to the buffet.

The change will allow departments and the community to reserve the space for private events more often. Those wanting to learn how to book the 3rd Floor Bistro for private events should visit https://conference.nmsu.edu/.

Free public parking is available to guests dining at the Bistro in select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. For dining reservations, call 575-646-4763. For more information on reserving the space for your own event, call 575-646-4805 or email conference@nmsu.edu.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Blended Training course offered in August, October

New Mexico State University Extension Food Technology is pleased to offer Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course. The Blended course consists of two parts. Part 1 is offered online by IFTPI for $198 and Part 2 is instructor-led face-to-face training.

Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the certificate. The instructor-led face-to-face training will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Oct. 26 in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303.

The cost of the one-day course is $450, which includes the instruction, exercises to develop food safety plan, $50 certification fee, light refreshments and midday meal.

Important note: once you begin the process, you have up to six months to complete the Part 1: online course. Upon completion, you have six months to complete a Part 2: instructor-led course. We recommend you have a Part 2: instructor-led course identified before enrolling in Part 1: online.

Before you enroll for Part 1: online course, please read the background information to help you understand how the course is structured and what options will work best for you.

Please see http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/haccp.html#anchor_4967 for details and registration.

Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance Course to present Aug. 28-30. The FDA, FSMA-HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventative Control) Training and Certification is being offered in Spanish Aug. 28-30 at NMSU's Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303.

This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course approved by FDA meets the requirement of a "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual." It will provide participants with the knowledge needed to create a food safety plan that complies with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control for Human Food rule.

For more information and registration visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/fspca-preventive-control.html.