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NMSU Hotline — January 6, 2015

This way to better health: Professors want to push your cart toward the produce aisle


Researchers at New Mexico State University are exploring ways to encourage shoppers to use more of their food budgets for fresh fruits and vegetables, and are working with the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to target some of New Mexico?s most nutritionally vulnerable residents.

Collin Payne and Mihai Niculescu, both College of Business marketing professors and co-directors of NMSU?s Consumer Behavior Laboratory, are using unconventional in-store marketing techniques to influence grocery shoppers to head for the produce section and fill their baskets with more nutritious foods.


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Campus Announcements

WAVE program offers in-class or departmental presentations on social issues

The Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education (WAVE) program provides 35- to 45-minute skits and presentations on topics including alcohol, sexual assault, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, stalking, media literacy, tobacco and eating disorders. WAVE also can tailor presentations to meet the interest of a class or organization. For more information, visit http://wave.nmsu.edu/presentations or contact Megan Long at 575-646-6854 or meglong@nmsu.edu.

Chile Pepper Institute offers chile-themed 2015 calendars for sale

Don't miss your last chance for the Chile Pepper Institute's 2015 calendar. Each month features a beautiful chile-themed picture, a delicious chile-infused recipe and fun chile facts. You can order one online at chilepepperinstitute.org/cart/product/245/2015_chile_pepper_calendar/ for $15 or visit the institute in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265 to purchase one for $10. For more information, call 575-646-3028.

Find the Chile Pepper Institute?s free parking space at chilepepperinstitute.org/visit_us.php.

Nominations sought for Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the life of the New Mexico State University community.

Friends and relatives of the late Ralph B. Crouch, professor of mathematics, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and associate dean of the graduate school, have established an endowment providing for an annual award to honor a current or living, former employee of NMSU for outstanding contributions to the life of the university community. The award alternates between two categories: non-exempt staff and faculty and exempt staff.

Nominations are being sought this year for the category of exempt employee of NMSU. Outstanding contributions of the nominees ? which may include all kinds of activities within the university and may range from one event to a lifetime career ? will be evaluated.

Each nomination should be submitted on the official form, along with no more than five pages of supporting information and no more than three letters of reference. To download nomination form, visit training.nmsu.edu/awards/ralphbcrouch.

Prior to Feb. 15, 2015, please submit all information to gsmart@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education offers French workshop

Dona Ana Community College Community Education offers a French workshop with instructor Dorothy Senecal for students age 14 and up. The course is designed to practice the four means of communication in French ? listening, speaking, reading and writing. Clarify the structure and idioms of this beautiful language and expand your vocabulary.

Cost for the course is $63 for 12 hours of instruction. Classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25 in DACC Central DAHL, Room 273.

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

Road work scheduled for Locust-Stewart intersection

A portion of Locust Street south of the Stewart Street intersection will be closed through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20. The purpose of the closure is to allow Structural Maintenance to repair the existing road surface with a concrete asphalt material. North- and southbound traffic will be detoured through Williams Street or Arrowhead Drive.

Traffic control is scheduled prior to the start of classes to minimize the impact of increased student traffic. A minimum of seven days after the concrete pour is required before the road can be reopened.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.