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NMSU Hotline — September 23, 2014

Two-faced fungi: NMSU professor teaches the good and bad about mushrooms


Throughout history, mushrooms have had a varied reputation as a delicious source of food, poisonous venom thanks to Shakespeare, and even a hallucinatory drug. Soum Sanogo, New Mexico State University professor of fungal plant pathology, conducts research on soilborne plant pathogens. His fungal biology class, which includes a mushroom cooking demonstration lesson, teaches students the good, the bad and the ugly about fungi.

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Campus Announcements

Student Success Center workshop to be held Wednesday

The workshop "Textbook Reading: Strategies for Success" will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Zuhl Library Conference Room 225, second floor. What you remember is far more important than what you read. Assigned reading can be intimidating and hard to get through. In this workshop, you?ll learn strategies for recalling what you read and finding important ideas in your textbooks.

For more information, contact David Melendez at himitsu@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1020, or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Students to hold plant sale Wednesday in Gerald Thomas

Students involved in the floriculture academic programs greenhouse management course have been growing several types of potted plants since the fall semester began. The red verbena, in 6-inch pots, and the first batch of culinary herb baskets will be available at a flower sale from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby.

As the semester progresses, there will be more herb baskets and verbenas, as well as coleus/diamond frost baskets in NMSU spirit colors, and of course poinsettias at the end of the semester. Stop by and support academic programs in floriculture.

For more information, contact Sabine Green at 575-646-3662.

Chemistry and biochemistry colloquium to be held Thursday

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will hold a colloquium by Andrew Koppisch from Northern Arizona University titled "Metabolic Effects of Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathway Inhibitors and Stimulators on Bacterial and Eukaryotic Organisms" at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in CB Room 153. Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact mawiggs@nmsu.edu.

New Mexico Programming Group meeting to be held Sept. 25

New Mexico Programming Group will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Arrowhead Technology Incubator, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center Building C. Do you consider yourself a programmer, developer or just a tech lover? Then join them for the next NMPG meeting.

Meetings are designed to provide information that is of practical benefit to the audience of any level of knowledge, from novice to expert. Each meeting is structured with discussions on technology in the news, a technical question and answer session, and a guest speaker. Come join them the last Thursday of each month to relax with people who share your interests, exchange ideas, and ask and answer questions.

There is not a fee to attend, but registration is required.

For more information or to RSVP, contact ATI@NMSU.EDU.

Ornamental chile pepper plants for sale

The Chile Pepper Institute has beautiful ornamental chile pepper plants available. Many of the bright and colorful ornamentals are available for $8 per 6-inch pot. The Super Hot varieties, Scorpions, 7 Pot Douglah, and Bhut Jolokias are on sale for $5 per plant. The Chile Pepper Institute is located in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265 and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 575-646-3028 or email ericacpi@nmsu.edu.

STARS Sock Hop to be held Sept. 27

The Scientists, Teachers, Artists, Researchers and Scholars (STARS) fundraising campaign will hold a sock hop from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in Rentfrow Gymnasium to support the Rentfrow Gymnasium renovation project. Enjoy flashbacks to the '50s and '60s and dance to music by Franky's Oldies But Goodies band. Reminisce over diner food and enjoy performances by the NMSU dance companies.

This is a fundraiser to enhance the Rentfrow Renovation. With your support and the passing of GO Bond C, the $2.5 million goal will add new studios, additional classrooms and a performance space.

Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, call 575-646-2070. Tickets can also be purchased at the door or in advance at Rentfrow Gymnasium. To reserve your seats, please e-mail ajurado@nmsu.edu

For more information visit college.education.nmsu.edu/giving/stars, or to donate online, visit giving.nmsu.edu/giving.php?fund=%28104355-405%29CH-STARS%20Rentfrow%20Renovations%20Campaign%20Fund&solicit=19200.

Water Science and Management graduate program is accepting applications

The Water Science and Management graduate program is now accepting applications to our interdisciplinary master/doctoral program. The spring 2015 deadline is Oct. 1.

For more information, visit http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu.

Spanish conversation class offered through Customized Training Program

"Spanish Conversation Table 2" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 11. The cost is $99. Examine the culture of Spanish speaking people throughout the world, while you work to improve your speaking ability with the newest teaching techniques. Gain new vocabulary to create dialogue on topics of interest to you. You will be able to speak proper Spanish in a way that you have never imagined.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Powerful and Productive Meditation the Easy Way," learn through various meditation activities how to use that powerhouse mind of yours as a productive tool to create positive changes and manifest your desires the easy way. Learn these techniques in this popular DACC Community Education course. The class will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The cost is $21.

In the DACC Community Education course "Pottery for Adults," discover the wonderful creative ways to use this medium. A variety of techniques and materials will be explored, including hand building, throwing, sculpture, decorating and glazing. A hands-on class, do it all and have fun. The class will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 8. The cost is $104.

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