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NMSU Hotline — July 12, 2017

Safety tip: Hawk awareness

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A pair of Swainson's hawks are roosting in the trees in the area of Rentfrow Hall and Regents Row on campus and have dived at pedestrians. Please use caution when walking near these buildings and surrounding areas off Stewart Street. Since the beginning of July, the hawks have become more aggressive. The reports indicate that they have dived and struck pedestrians on the head and arms. Please use caution when walking within a mile radius of Rentfrow Hall and Regents Row areas off Stewart Street. Warning signs have been posted in the immediate area of concern.

- Avoid Stewart and Williams if possible.
- Wear a sturdy hat or use an umbrella for protection if you must walk there.
- Pay attention to your surroundings, watch the sky and be prepared to drop to the ground and cover your head.
- If injured, go to the Campus Health Center or seek medical care and report any injury to Environmental Health & Safety at EHS@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3327.

For more information, visit http://safety.nmsu.edu/2017/07/caution-hawks-on-campus/.

Campus Announcements

Aquatic Center closed temporarily

Due to a mechanical/technical issue, the Aquatic Center is closed until further notice. We are working diligently to solve the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep everyone informed on the status as information becomes available.

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.