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NMSU Hotline — July 10, 2017

Earn your Ag Days Degree from NMSU Aug. 2 to 4

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Perhaps you want to brush up on your knowledge of cattle anatomy or fire ecology. Maybe you could use a lesson in saddle fitting or plant identification. Learn about all these topics and more at New Mexico State University?s Ag Days Degree program Wednesday, Aug. 2, to Friday, Aug. 4.

The NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host the three-day program on the Las Cruces campus. The program is open to the public.


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Plant sale at Gerald Thomas Hall today

It's Monday, July 10, and there is a plant sale at Gerald Thomas Hall lobby, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., hosted by the NMSU Floral team. Our greenhouse is full, and we need to make room for the fall semester. Plants for sale will include succulents, scented geraniums and houseplants. Bargains will be available. For further information email coach Sabine Green AIFD at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Special Events to host 90th birthday open house for Barbara 'Mother' Hubbard

NMSU Special Events is pleased to invite you to a birthday open house celebrating the achievements and contributions of the department?s original director, Barbara ?Mother? Hubbard. Her 50 years in the entertainment industry includes 45 years of her ACTS program, which has raised more than a half million dollars in scholarships for NMSU students. She has mentored hundreds of students, received countless awards, and continues to have relationships with major artists in show business, bringing them to the Pan American Center including the recent record-breaking five performances by Garth Brooks. She will also be involved in the upcoming Christmas performance from Mannheim Steamroller. Hubbard holds an honorary doctorate for her numerous contributions to the university.

Please join us as we celebrate Hubbard?s 90th birthday from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in Pan American Center?s Barbara Hubbard Room located on the second floor near the east entrance facing Arrowhead Drive.

In lieu of gifts, please consider donating to the NMSU Barbara & Peirce Hubbard Scholarship Endowment. To donate, please visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givenow, select a donation amount, select ?Other (write in)? as the fund, and then write in ?NMSU Barbara & Peirce Hubbard Scholarship Endowment.?

If you are unable to attend the open house, you can upload your birthday wishes for Hubbard to http://bit.ly/MotherHubbards90thWishes. Please contact sbentley@nmsu.edu for more information and select going or interested at https://facebook.com/events/1608334922524380/ to receive a Facebook reminder.



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.


Solar powered charging stations now available

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.

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 finalizes 2018 budget, keeping student success as top priority

As New Mexico State University finalizes its budget for 2018, university leaders continue to refine their strategy of focusing on student success.

NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers expressed thanks for the support shown by student leadership and the Board of Regents in recently approving a 6 percent increase in tuition and fees. The university will be able to address the remaining budget shortfall and still maintain momentum as it strategically invests in initiatives largely related to student success, such as scholarships, internships, marketing efforts, career services and student advising.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12585/nmsu-finalizes-2018-budget-keeping-student-success-as-top-priority

NMSU to host weed identification workshop at Cochiti Pueblo on July 21

COCHITI ? It is said that weeds are plants growing where they are not wanted. One place weeds invade are fields of crops.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is hosting a free workshop on weed identification and control along with soil test interpretation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 21, at the Cochiti Pueblo Community Center.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12581/nmsu-to-host-weed-identification-workshop-at-cochiti-pueblo-on-july-21

NMSU to host fruit tree grafting workshop at Alcalde on July 25

ALCALDE ? Grafting is very useful in fruit tree production for both commercial growers and home gardeners.

It is a technique used to propagate a tree?s unique cultivars, to have multiple cultivars in the same tree to keep heirloom cultivars alive, or to introduce pollinizer varieties to a solitary tree.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is hosting a grafting/budding workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at NMSU?s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12582/nmsu-to-host-fruit-tree-grafting-workshop-at-alcalde-on-july-25