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NMSU Hotline — October 24, 2014

Technology drives NMSU Cooperative Extension Service into the next 100 years

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A century ago distributing, practical, research-based information to the citizens of New Mexico could take days, if not weeks. Today it can happen in seconds with a just the click of a mouse. New Mexico State University?s state-wide Cooperative Extension Service today uses the latest internet and mobile technologies to share information on agriculture, natural resources, family, consumer issues, 4-H, youth, community and economic development.


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Campus Announcements

Today's Studio G Networking Hour covers online tools for finding customers

"Studio G Networking Hour: Online Tools for Finding Target Markets? will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Oct. 24, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's presentation covers online tools for finding target markets and identifying customers for your business.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses. For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

Zombie Walk to benefit Aggie Cupboard

Project Mainstreet will present Zombie Walk Oct. 25, at Downtown Main Street. Registration is at 6 p.m. There is a $3 free. The walk will be held at 7 p.m. Also, there will be live music at 8 p.m.

Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Aggie Cupboard at NMSU. Portions of the proceeds will benefit Roadrunner Food Bank. The first 200 people who bring a donation will be entered for a chance to win an Arctic Cat Wild Cat 4, donated courtesy of Las Cruces Motorsports.

For more information, contact mlori@ad.nmsu.edu.

Book Fair to beneift Doņa Ana County 4-H program

Doņa Ana County 4-H and Barnes & Noble have partnered up to do a book fair at the Mesilla Valley Mall. Stop by and visit 4-Hers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Barnes & Noble.

Doņa Ana County 4-H will be conducting activities and having a special Halloween story time at 1:30 p.m. If you purchase books from the store or an item from the café, print this text and hand it to the sales associate; a portion of your purchase will come back to the Doņa Ana County 4-H program.

If you don?t have a voucher, mention you came by to support the Doņa Ana County 4-H book fair and they will scan a voucher for you at the register. The book fair will run in store today through Sunday.

If you have friends who prefer ordering online, visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support DAC 4-H online from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30 by entering Bookfair ID 11343563 at checkout.

Last year, $1,846 came back to the county program from the April and October book fairs.

For more information contact jocelyn_@nmsu.edu.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

"Customer Service Starts and Ends with YOU!" will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Academic Research Complex, Building C, Room 110. This informational and interactive workshop explores the fundamentals of communication and what it means to be a Customer Service Ambassador, the basics of Customer Service. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005773.

"Title IX and Campus SaVE Act on Campus" will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Domenici Hall, Room 006. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006190.

"NMSU Student and Faculty Visa Issues" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Business Complex (BC) Room 102. The NMSU student and faculty visa Issues seminar is a free educational seminar on non-immigrant and immigrant visas that allow individuals to work and study in the United States. Attorneys and associates will be available following the seminar for individual one-on-one consultation. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006151.

Throughout the year, the Center for Learning and Professional Development hosts a wide range of courses in administrative systems and processes, employee development, supervisor and leadership development, policies and procedures, and institutional compliance. The schedule for the next 30 days of training is available at http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.

For more information or for assistance in registering for any of these courses, contact the CLPD at 575-646-7444, or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Student Gardens celebrate becoming certified organic with event Oct. 29

After three years of intensive work, research and education New Mexico State University?s student plots have been certified organic by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

?Personally, I am very excited to be involved in this organic certification effort,? said Mark Uchanski, associate professor of horticulture in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. ?Many individuals worked very hard to make this happen, and I couldn?t be more thankful and proud of their contributions. To my knowledge, this is the first property on Las Cruces campus to be certified organic, and that presents new opportunities to our students.?

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29 at the NMSU Student Research and Education Gardens just south of the University Alumni and Visitor Center located at 775 College Drive.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10725/nmsu-student-gardens-celebrate-becoming-certified-organic-with-event-oct-29

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 celebrated 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.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10667/nmsu-celebrates-national-hispanic-heritage-month-with-renowned-author

CLABS talk Oct. 30 covers challenges in Juarez

The NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Nason House. NMSU assistant professor of journalism and mass communication and freelance journalist Lourdes Cardenas, with El Diario de Juarez editor-in-chief Rocio Gallegos, will hold a presentation titled ?Ciudad Juarez after the War: Present Day Challenges.?

For more events, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10726/new-mexico-state-university-events-oct-25-31.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session and PCard Receipt Destruction Training to be held Nov. 4

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A GoToMeeting webinar for users who are unable to attend will be offered at the same time. For assistance with the webinar, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Athletic reunion events to be held during Homecoming

Several Aggie athletics teams will host reunion events during Homecoming in Las Cruces.

The softball reunion will be held Nov. 6 to 8. Register at www.aggieathleticclub.com/sbreunion by Nov. 5. For more information, email kslinger@nmsu.edu.

The men's basketball reunion will be held Nov. 6 to 8. All men's basketball alumni welcome. To register, visit www.aggieathleticclub.com/mbbreunion by Nov. 5 or call 575-646-5151.

The women's basketball reunion will be held Nov. 7 to 8. Alumni can register at www.aggieathleticclub.com/wbbreunion by Nov. 5. The host hotel is Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. The room block is NM State Women's Basketball Reunion.