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NMSU Hotline — July 18, 2017

On deck: Former NMSU Aggies keep MLB players in prime condition

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For baseball fans, summer means hot days and nights at the baseball park, taking in the smells of hot dogs and roasted peanuts, the sound of baseball bats cracking as they hit a home run, and the sight of a baseball soaring high over the park walls.

Behind the scenes, athletic trainers are busy making sure your favorite athletes are healthy, warmed up and ready for action. Among the best in Major League Baseball are four athletic trainers who are also graduates of New Mexico State University, where they gained valuable knowledge that they still use daily. They crossed paths while attending the university, and continue to do so now, whenever their teams face each other on the field.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU receives STARS Gold Rating for sustainability achievements

New Mexico State University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12590/nmsu-receives-stars-gold-rating-for-sustainability-achievements

Graduate school office closed tomorrow

The NMSU Graduate School office will be closed tomorrow for a cooling system repair and for an all-day staff training. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday. For more information, please call 575-646-5745.

Ag Assembly applications due tomorrow

Ag Assembly is an intimate event on Aug. 10 that gathers the Southwest's most influential and forward thinking minds in agriculture to talk about demands from the frontlines, translating ideas from vision to reality, and the future of AgTech investment. FoodTech and AgTech entrepreneurs of any stage are encouraged to apply to pitch at the event through an open mic forum. Applications close tomorrow.

Creating, developing and building connections between entrepreneurs, industry and growers is a critical component to cultivating innovation in agriculture. This event held at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will include speakers and attendees from industry and investors in agriculture and will showcase agriculture entrepreneurship.

Register and learn more at arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/agassembly.

NMSU Clayton research center to resume work focusing on feeder cattle

CLAYTON ? On the windblown plains of northeastern New Mexico stands a feed mill and livestock pens with the sole purpose of researching how cattle react to the feedlot environment.

Research at New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences? Clayton Livestock Research Center is the culmination of cattle research.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12595/nmsu-clayton-research-center-to-resume-work-focusing-on-feeder-cattle

Slots available for NMSU School for Young Children/Roadrunner Pre-K afternoon session

The Roadrunner Pre-K Program still has slots available in its afternoon session from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday for children turning 4 years by September 1, 2017. Please contact Renate Boné at 575-646-1651 or rebone@nmsu.edu for more information.

DACC students finish in top 20 at national competition

Seven Dona Ana Community College students participated in a career technical competition, and several finished in the top 20 in the nation in their chosen fields of study.

During the week of June 19, more than 6,000 students showcased their skills in the 52nd National Leadership & Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Five DACC students competed against other state winners in their respective technical areas. There were 100 different competitions overseen by 1,500 judges.

The DACC winners included: Doug Bourdon, who competed in Electronics Technology, finishing in 6th place, as did Alejandro Angel who placed 6th in Job Skill Demonstration. Michael Zischukau earned 7th place in Information Technology Services. Noemi Rosales who competed in Interworking, placed 14th, as did Arturo Lara in plumbing.

Two other DACC students participated; Nancy Villalobos was a voting delegate representing New Mexico in the House of Delegates, and Joni Lujan was a member of the Courtesy Corps.

DACC faculty coaches included: Wade Matthews, Kevin Gall, Leilani Benoit, Marco Garay and Tim Chappell.

?We are extremely proud of our students who represented the State of New Mexico,? said Saundra Castillo, DACC Dean of Advanced Technology. ?Congratulations to the instructors and staff who prepared our students for the competition."

The event featured representatives from career, technical education and industry. According to the Skills USA website, ?the philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers? needs.?

For more information, contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076

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.