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NMSU Hotline — July 3, 2017

State 4-H Conference at NMSU will focus on helping youth reach their potential


With a theme of ?Do More, Grow More and Be More,? the State 4-H Conference at New Mexico State University Monday through Thursday, July 10-13, will be a busy, exciting week for hundreds of senior 4-H members from across New Mexico.

?The theme for this year?s conference branches from the 4-H Grows national campaign established through the National 4-H Organization,? said Amy Zemler, NMSU 4-H youth activities specialist. ?The state and national programs strive to give youth every opportunity through projects, contests, events and leadership roles to grow and reach goals they have set.?

A highlight of the conference will be Monday night when motivational speaker Michael Cuestas takes the stage.

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Campus Announcements

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. today, all day tomorrow

The Campus Health Center will close from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for staff training and tomorrow for the university holiday. If there is a medical emergency, please call 911 or report to a local emergency room. The CHC will reopen on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Sick leave bank program enrollment now open

Enrollment for the NMSU Sick Leave Bank Program is now open through July 31. The program is available to regular employees with at least two years of regular service by June 30 who are enrolled in the long-term disability plan and earn sick leave. Eligible employees must submit a completed Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Authorization form to NMSU Benefit Services by 5 p.m. July 31.

Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods course held in early August

NMSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences is holding an acidified foods two-day course in both English and Spanish next month.

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.

The Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods (English course) will be held Aug. 8 to 9 in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303. The course fee for early registration is $400, and a late fee of $50 will be added if registration is received after July 31. Limited seating is available.

The Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods (Spanish course) will be held Aug. 10 to 11 in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 303. The course fee for early registration is $500, and the late fee is $550 if received after Aug. 1.

The registration fee includes textbook, instruction, testing and certificate. Books will be issued on first day. Lodging, meals and travel are not included.

For registration and more details, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html. You may also contact Gloria Hernandez at 575-646-2198 or glorhern@nmsu.edu.

Solar powered charging stations are now available on campus

Solar powered charging stations are now available for use under the ocotillo shade structure at Jordan Street and International Mall. Please bring your cord for hook-up and visit the new Desert Sculpture Garden. Learn the names of the desert plants, or study in the shade while your phone is charging. For more information, contact Heidi M. Frohnapfel in NMSU Facilities and Services at 575-646-2327 or heidifro@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Passport Acceptance Facility moving to new location

The popular Passport Acceptance Facility at New Mexico State University is moving to a new location.

Beginning July 10, the facility will be open to the public in Room 152 of Breland Hall, which is located at the corner of Stewart Street and Breland Drive on campus. The facility, which first opened in 2016, will continue to be operated by the Office of International and Border Programs.

Facility hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. On July 12, the facility will host a grand opening at their new location and offer passport and visa photos for $5. Passport and visa photos are normally $10. The facility will also host a passport fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22.

Passport applicants must be present at the office when applying. Applicants must also provide:
? Proof of U.S. citizenship (original copies of birth certificate, previous U.S. passport or naturalization certificate).
? Proof of identity (government-issued photo I.D. card, such as a driver?s license or U.S. passport).
? If applicant is a minor, both parents must accompany the minor and provide proof of identity for each parent.

The facility at NMSU is a ?one-stop shop? for those applying for or renewing passports. Customers will be able to have their passport photos taken on site, and can also get information on the types of passports available.

For more information about the Passport Acceptance Facility at NMSU, please call 575-646-4528 or visit https://ibp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-passport/.

Hard Road Trio KRWG benefit concert to be held July 22

New Mexico's acoustic music powerhouse The Hard Road Trio has put together a special show to benefit KRWG. The concert featuring the trio and their musical friends will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces.

Tickets are available online at http://krwg.org, at the KRWG offices (Room 121 in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus, 575-646-2222) and at the Cutter Gallery at the corner of University and El Paseo. Tickets prices are $15 in advance, $20 at the door for adults and for ages 12 and under $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door.

The Hard Road Trio features Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin and guitar), Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) and Anne Luna (vocals and bass). They are joined by Tim May, Nashville guitarist extraordinaire. Hard Road Trio and guest musicians? CDs will be on sale at the concert.

The Hard Road Trio has captured audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices. Their music grows from Smith's love of bluegrass rooted in his native Virginia, the beauty of choral singing ever-present in Sanders' Minnesota childhood, and the tradition of music in Luna's New Mexico family. Together, their Southwestern blend of roots and bluegrass music provides a unique heartbeat and lilt underscored by Luna's driving and elegant bass.

The Hard Road Trio concert will benefit KRWG, a public broadcasting service of New Mexico State University, serving southern New Mexico and far west Texas. KRWG can be heard in Alamogordo at 89.5 FM, Deming at 93.5 FM, Silver City at 91.2 and in Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences at 91.9 FM.

NMSU students use social media to stir immigration discussion

We?ve all seen those Facebook posts from a friend or family member that make you feel uncomfortable because they seem so extreme. What do you do? Post an angry reply? Block their posts?

One group of New Mexico State University students is trying to counter extremism and violent language surrounding the topic of immigration with a communication campaign on social media.

The NMSU project is titled Spreading Peace and Countering Extremism (SPACE). NMSU students in professor Kenneth Hacker?s political communications class have created a communication plan using a website and social media channels to challenge pre-conceived notions about immigrants and to open discussion about immigration and the recent presidential election.