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NMSU Hotline — October 7, 2014

NMSU researchers address water sustainability for viable farming

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With a persistent drought, New Mexico is in need of effective water conservation methods that allow farming and ranching to be viable. New Mexico State University has long been an advocate of sustainability, serving the needs of its community, especially growers and ranchers in the state. This year, NMSU researchers were part of group receiving regional and national recognition for a sustainability project that aims to conserve water.

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Campus Announcements

100 West menu for this week available

The buffet lunch from noon to 1 p.m. today and from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, will be marinated cucumber salad, tossed salad, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce and peach pie for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8.

The a la carte menu for Wednesday and Friday lunches is spicy black-eyed pea soup, old fashioned sweet-sour coleslaw, buffalo roasted game hens, restaurant-style mac and cheese, and your choice of rhubarb pie and peach cobbler. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab will not be able to provide to-go lunches any more. They will accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support towards our program.

For more information visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 646-5995.

Crimson Creations Farmers Market to be held Oct. 8

Crimson Creations will have its second farmers market from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Crimson Creations, Gerald Thomas Hall Lobby. Tables will be set up with fresh produce from the student research garden and floral arrangements from the Floral Judging Team.

For more information contact acesfood@nmsu.edu.

Urban agriculture movie sponsored by OASIS and Office of Sustainability

The student group Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability (OASIS) will show the movie "Growing Cities" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Health and Social Services auditorium for their Fall Sustainability Film Series.

The movie shows us the importance of growing food within our cities to feed ourselves with healthy local food and lower our waste at the same time. After the movie will be a discussion on how Las Cruces and NMSU can participate in urban agriculture. Free organic popcorn will be available.

For more information contact newcomer@ad.nmsu.edu.

Guest speaker to talk health care privatization

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies and Department of Public Health Sciences will present a talk by anthropologist Jessica Mulligan. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

In her talk, Mulligan will discuss the effects of privatizing the Medicare and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico. She will share some of the ethnographic findings from her new book, ?Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico.?

?Jessica Mulligan brings an important anthropological perspective to issues of health care policy that are central to not only Puerto Rican debates about how health care should be managed, but also to current United States experience with health care reform through the Affordable Care Act,? said Mary Alice Scott, anthropology assistant professor in the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. ?We have a unique opportunity in this talk to engage with Dr. Mulligan?s careful research, which allows us to see inside a system that is often difficult to access and understand.?


Check-in/Check-up to begin Oct. 9

The Check-in/Check-up awareness campaign will begin Thursday, Oct. 9, and will wrap up Wednesday, Oct. 15, with the Fall Expo at Corbett Center in the Taos Patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students can look for featured stories on awo.nmsu.edu to discover ways in which they can be better prepared students and attend the Fall Expo to participate in "What Would You Check?" and visit with various campus resources and programs. There will be free snacks and fun activities await those who attend.

Check awo.nmsu.edu for more information and details on the Fall Expo. Faculty and staff are invited to drop by the EXPO to mingle with students and program representatives.

For more information call 646-8038.

'Writing to Learn' brown bag discussion scheduled for Oct. 13

?Writing to Learn? is a distinct yet often overlooked aspect of writing in the university classroom. Writing to learn (as opposed to learning to write) emphasizes the use of short, informal writing activities to foster course-content learning and discipline thinking. Writing to learn will be the topic of the first in a series of "brown bag" discussions focused on improving student writing in the disciplines.

The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the NMSU Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Room 50. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided. To register, go to http://teaching.nmsu.edu/events.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

Do you know a former Aggie who is interested in finishing their bachelor?s degree?

The office of Cross Campus Advising will host a "Come Back and Complete" information session from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Corbett Center Colfax Room 210. Participants can find out how many credits they have left to complete their bachelor?s degree, what they need to do to be readmitted to the university and options for possible financial assistance.

For more information contact Marissa Macias-Cross, a campus adviser, at marimaci@nmsu.edu or 646-3468.

Event to promote awareness for the blind to be held Oct. 15

DACC's Student Accessibility and Resource Center will host a free event to promote awareness for the blind. The event is sponsored by Blinded Veterans Association Rio Grande Regional Group on the 50th anniversary of National White Cane Safety Day. The purpose of the event is to provide resources and information regarding vision loss.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15, at DACC East Mesa Campus, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

There will be many activities for DACC students and the general public such as a Veterans Mobile Center exhibition, meeting companion dogs, blindfolded golf, blindfolded walk, goal ball, experience dining in the dark, multiple health screening booths and many other free activities for all ages. American Sign Language interpreting will be available on-site.

For more information, call 575-323-4611 or visit www.facebook.com/white.cane.event.

NMSU celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with renowned author

More than 53 million people in the United States identify as Hispanic, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, New Mexico State University is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting events honoring the culture?s contributions and traditions.

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean and Central and South American cultures in remembrance of the independence of six Latin American countries in 1821. Mexico and Chile also have independence anniversaries in September, while Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza is celebrated on Oct. 12.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Corbett Center Auditorium, Eliseo ?Cheo? Torres, vice president for student affairs at the University of New Mexico, will give a presentation as part of NMSU?s Hispanic Heritage Month activities.


NMSU Dance Program presents Harvest of Dance Oct. 17-19

NMSU Dance Program will present Harvest of Dance at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 19, at NMSU?s Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. This performance will feature all three of NMSU?s dance companies Contemporary Dance Theater, NMSU DanceSport, and Sol Y Arena Flamenco Company. As well as choreography created by the faculty of the NMSU dance program, Sarabande, a work by internationally recognized choreographer William Evans will be shown.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in the Dance Program office, Rentfrow Gym Room 105, or at the door.

For more information call 575-646-2070.

NMSU Library launches G.O. Bond B campaign

The New Mexico State University Library, in collaboration with other supporting partners, will launch a campaign bringing awareness to the benefits of supporting Bond B this upcoming election in New Mexico. In-person early voting begins Oct. 18 and the general election is Nov. 4.

The 2014 General Obligation (G.O.) Bond B will allocate a projected $438,000 for NMSU?s Las Cruces campus to support the updating of materials such as book and journal collections. Other NMSU Library system locations will benefit from Bond B passage as well.


National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. To help celebrate our awesome dental clinic, DACC/NMSU faculty and staff (with current NMSU ID) will receive 50 percent off dental services for the month of October. The dental clinic offers most preventative services including dental exams, cleanings, X-rays, whitening and sealants.

The clinic is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Keep in mind this is a teaching facility and they cannot process dental insurance.

For more information or to schedule a screening appointment call 528-7019.

Mix and Mingle to be held Oct. 30

Career Services will presents "Mix and Mingle: The Art of Professional Networking" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Corbett Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms. Check-in time is at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Quintana, lead recruiter for Techtronic Industries and NMSU Alumnus. Learn and practice the fine art of professional networking. Appetizers will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP call 646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management is here to help

How often do I need to update my budget? When am I charged interest rates on my credit cards? Can my credit card information really be stolen when walking down the street? Where can I find ways to pay for school without taking out loans? Can anybody help!?

Come receive answers to these and many more questions from the NMSU Red to Green Money Management Program?s free one-on-one appointments with one of their peer financial literacy coaches.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. If you would like to schedule an appointment, email finlit@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631.

NMSU to honor alumni during Homecoming

Through a nomination and selection process, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected their 2014 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients.

For 56 years, the NMSU Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award carries on a tradition of excellence at NMSU, and each Distinguished Alumni is selected based on personal accomplishment, professional achievement or charitable service.

The James F. Cole Award for Service is presented to NMSU alumni who have demonstrated outstanding university involvement and civic, humanitarian and professional service.