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NMSU Hotline — September 16, 2014

NMSU professor awarded grant to study diabetes and hypertension in Hispanic men


New Mexico State University School of Nursing Assistant Professor John Scarbrough is the lead investigator on a Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) project to study diabetes and hypertension in Hispanic men. The $74,000 grant is funded from the National Institutes of Health through the Mountain West Research Consortium. Scarbrough will be working with co-investigator Joe Tomaka, associate dean for research, on the project, ?Screening and Brief Intervention for Diabetes and Hypertension among Hispanic Men.?

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Campus Announcements

Career Expo to be held today and Wednesday

NMSU Career Services will host the 30th annual Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Corbett Center Student Union, third floor ballrooms.

For more information, visit www.careerservices.nmsu.edu or call Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion to be held Sept. 18-20

Aggie Athletic Club will host the annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion Sept. 18 to 20. All football alumni-athletes are welcome to join for a weekend full of events and activities, including touring the new weight room and stadium, a team dinner, golf and pre-game reception just before the big rivalry game.

For more information or to register, visit www.AggieAthleticClub.com/fbreunion or call 575-646-5151.

'A Peek of Las Cruces' to be held Sept. 18

The first-ever ?A Peek of Las Cruces? street fair will happen from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the NMSU campus on Locust Street, east of the Activity Center and Intramural Field. The purpose of this exciting new event is to bring a little of Las Cruces to campus with food, arts and crafts, and music from local eateries and artists.

All NMSU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and get a taste of the local food, visit with craft vendors, hear some great music, and learn more about what the Las Cruces community has to offer. This is a family-friendly event with fun activities planned for kids as well.

The event is sponsored by NMSU Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

For more information, check the Facebook at facebook.com/newmexicostateuniversity or call 575-646-1722.

In-state rival football game to be held Saturday

Operation Sell Out Aggie Memorial Stadium is in full effect when NMSU takes on in-state rival UNM in The Battle of I-25 football game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Single game tickets start at $12 and youth tickets are only $5.

Plus, season tickets are still on sale starting at $50. Don?t miss out on the tailgating, football and fun at this huge game.

For more information call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or visit Ticketmaster.com, GrabItSite.com or any local area Pic Quik location.

First Aid/CPR course to be held Sept. 20

The Aquatic Center will hold an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The cost is $75 for certification and $25 for re-certification. Register at the Aquatic Center today.

For more information, contact 575-646-5150

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns Dec. 1 with an all-new show

KLAQ and Stardate Concerts welcome the return of a holiday tradition when Trans-Siberian Orchestra debuts its all-new rock opera, ?The Christmas Attic,? at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. While 1998?s album, ?The Christmas Attic,? featured one of the band?s most popular songs, ?Christmas Canon,? it was the only Christmas Trilogy album never to be performed live ? until now. The second half of the show will feature TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as "Wizards in Winter," "Requiem" and "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24."

Previous visits by TSO have resulted in sold-out performances, so be sure to get your tickets early when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Reserved tickets start at $34 (plus applicable fees) and will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/.

For more information call 575-646-1420 or visit panam.nmsu.edu/tso/ for additional details and a video preview of the upcoming concert.

Retirement presentation to be held at NMSU by NMERB and NMSU Benefit Services

Representatives from the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board and NMSU Benefit Services will present information on the NMERB defined benefit retirement plan and the NMSU retiree benefits Sept. 23. Information regarding the location and time of the presentations is located on the Benefit Services website, at benefits.nmsu.edu/retirement/preparing/. Employees not able to attend the presentations will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Vendors from ING, VALIC, Horace Mann, TIAA CREF and Waddell and Reed will be available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. to answer questions regarding the voluntary retirement plans (403(b) and 457(b)) outside the Corbett Center Auditorium. Voluntary retirement plan information is available on the Benefit Services website at benefits.nmsu.edu/retirement/for-employees/retire-plans/.

For more information regarding this event, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Help creativity bloom in your classroom with Adobe Software

The Dona Ana Community College hands-on one-unit workshop, DACC CMT 255 Creative Media in the Classroom, is designed for classroom teachers who want to learn the basics of three cornerstone Adobe products Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Learn skills in all three programs and leave with samples and lesson plans that may be adapted for your grade level and subject. Learn to create text, text effects, draw with the pen tool, work with shapes, perform basic photo corrections, use layers, play with fun effects in Photoshop, and put it all into a final product.

The first course will be held from from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday Oct. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, at Arrowhead Park Early College High School Mac Lab.

Or the second course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the DACC East Mesa Campus DADM 101.

Registration information is available at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=nmsu-u.

For more information contact cfallstead@hotmail.com.

PI training to be held Sept. 30

The Office of Grants & Contracts and Sponsored Projects Accounting will provide (PI) Principal Investigator Certification training from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Large Conference room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide assistance to NMSU researchers and/or other personnel involved with support efforts for proposal preparation, processing, submission and administration of grants and contracts.

For more information or to register contact vmorgan@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1590.

NMSU, Food Technology Program offer courses in October

NMSU Extension food technology will offer two courses in Spanish for food processors that intend to sell commercial food products.

Better Process Control School -- Acidified Foods only to present in Spanish in Las Cruces Oct. 27-28, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 330. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. The cost is $575. Fee includes textbook, instruction and testing. Lodging, meals and travel are not included. Online registration will be available soon.

Weblink for BPCS Course offered in Spanish at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/documents/bpcs-span-oct-2014.pdf.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) for New Mexico Food Processors will be presented in Spanish Oct. 29-30, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 330. Materials will be provided. Limited seating available. Food processors including restaurant operators, dairy, juice and any suppliers, regulators wishing to understand the HACCP system in food processing facilities should attend. The workshop is hands-on training to implement a HACCP program in food processing facilities. The cost is $100 per person.Online registration will be available soon.

HACCP Course offered in Spanish at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/documents/haccp-span-brochure-oct-2014.pdf.

For more information or registration, call 575 646-2198 or send an email to glorhern@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Homecoming 2014 celebrates milestone reunions

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association will celebrate reunions for the class of 1964 and the class of 1954 during the Road to Discovery Homecoming celebration Nov. 3-9.

The NMSU Class of 1964 will celebrate their 50th reunion from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Third Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the Fulton Center, corner of Arrowhead Drive and Wells Street. Aggies from the Class of 1964 are asked to join NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, a 1964 NMSU graduate himself, for a night of memories. The Class of 1964 also is inviting the Class of 1963 and Class of 1965 to attend this reunion event.

?I can?t wait to see everyone at our 50th reunion celebration,? Carruthers said. ?I encourage everyone to come to Homecoming. There are so many exciting things for us to celebrate this year. From new buildings to new academic programs and partnerships, we have a lot of developments across campus for our alumni and friends to discover.?


Workshops on proposal development are available

The NMSU Office of Research Development will offer three workshops for faculty and staff in proposal development, including ?Strategies for Developing Competitive Proposals,? ?Strategies for Developing Competitive NSF Proposals? and ?Strategies for Developing Competitive Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Proposals.? For more information or to register for a workshop, visit http://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_list.php.

For more information, contact jmcshann@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Building Your Financial Portfolio on $50 a Month, give yourself the gift of financial security. Investing is open to everyone regardless of sex, race, or age and requires no college education or even having a job. It takes very little money, creates passive income, has very low risk and is as easy as writing a check. Learn how to turn $50 a month into $100,000 and create your own personal retirement fund without paying a broker with proven techniques. The class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. The cost is $21.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Harassment? Bullying? NOT in My Workplace will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. The cost is $119. In 2009 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered that $294 million be paid out for discrimination in harassment charges. No wonder businesses are working to be more proactive in preventing harassment. How do you prevent harassment from occurring? What sort of policies should be in place? What should managers do to protect their employees? If a complaint is filed, what do you do? These questions and many more will be answered in this course.

For more information, contact 575-527 7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.