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NMSU Hotline — February 9, 2015

NMSU professor to share experiences about U.S.-Cuba relations

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New Mexico State University assistant professor Alison Newby was in living in Cuba when President Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations and opening an embassy in Havana, thawing a nearly half-century chill between the two countries. ?I hope that people will gain some knowledge about Cuban society and people, as opposed to just seeing the island as representing a political system that our country doesn?t agree with,? Newby said. ?Cuba is not at all like what most people believe.?

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Campus Announcements

Crimson Creations to sell brownies for Valentine's Day

Crimson Creations is now selling brownies for $1.50. The shop will offer a Valentine's special on Friday, Feb. 13, only: a pint of gelato or sorbet and two brownies for $10.

In addition to delicious sweets, Crimson Creations will have the floral cooler stocked and loaded with plenty of arrangements for your significant other.

Get a slice of pecan pie for $3.50 or make it a la mode (add a scoop of gelato to your pie) for $5. You can also pick up an apron for $15 to $20 depending on size, a 1/2 gallon of gelato for $18.99, and re-loadable gift cards in amounts from $5 to $500.

Popcorn will be served right outside Crimson Creations at 2 p.m. today.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email crimsoncreations@nmsu.edu. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/CrimsonCreationsNMSU or http://instagram.com/crimsoncreations_/.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Milton Hall Room 85. This month?s speaker is Rebecca White from Sapphire Energy, Inc. White will speak on biofuels research and production.

Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at any time; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

The meeting will be available online at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2015/ for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Health insurance workshop to be held Wednesday

A health insurance workshop scheduled for Feb. 11 will help students apply for Medicaid or coverage through the NM Health Exchange.

The workshop and enrollment event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A. Immediately following the presentation, health care guides will be available to help students apply for Medicaid or coverage on the Health Insurance Exchange. Under the new rules, many students are likely eligible for free or low-cost health coverage.

Each person who wants to get enrolled may want to bring the following to speed up the process: Proof of citizenship or immigration status (such as Social Security number, birth certificate, etc.), picture ID, proof of residency, proof of income, proof of household size, and/or last three months of unpaid medical bills (if any).

For more information, email Lori Martinez at mlori@nmsu.edu.

Elegant Valentine?s dinner offered for NMSU students, faculty and staff

Savor romantic ambience and fine dining from the special Valentine?s Day menu featuring an exclusive couples' dinner for $50 plus tax. The Third Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host this romantic dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Seating is limited, so reserve early through Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-1749. A full menu can be found online at http://on.fb.me/1v5Ms3d or call for more details.

As always, NMSU Dining Dollars and Aggie Ca$h are accepted. Free transportation will be available from the NMSU Residential Halls. Confirm details when calling for reservations.

The Third Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, directly overlooking Aggie Memorial Stadium at the corner of Arrowhead Drive and Wells Street.

For more information about this event, contact John Rivers from Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-1749, find them online at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter at NMSUDining.

Fourth finalist for dean of graduate school on campus Feb. 16-17

The fourth finalist for dean of the graduate school at New Mexico State University, Loui Reyes, will interview Feb. 16 and 17. He is currently the interim dean of the graduate school here at NMSU. An open forum is scheduled from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111, where the candidate will present his vision for graduate education.

The open forums are open to all faculty, students, staff and community members. After each presentation, there will be time for questions, followed by a reception for the candidate. The search committee encourages everyone to attend.

The candidate feedback link is available at http://provost.nmsu.edu/candidate-feedback.

The NMSU Judo Club to meet Tuesdays and Thursdays

The NMSU Judo Club is up and running again. Join them as they teach and practice beginning and intermediate techniques related to throwing, grappling and self defense. No experience is necessary to join. The Judo Club meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Martial Arts Room (at the back corner of the basketball courts) of the Activity Center.

For more information, contact Michael Marks at mjmarks@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host workshop at Acoma Pueblo for beginning cattle producers

New Mexico State University?s Southern Pueblo Beginning Farmer/Rancher Program will host a workshop on business planning and bull testing 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Acoma Tribal Auditorium, 33A Pinsbarri St. in the pueblo. The workshop is free to the public.

Steve Lucero, NMSU Sandoval County Extension agricultural agent, will discuss the importance of fertility testing and trichomoniasis testing.

?At the price calves are bringing right now, the loss of a calf or a reduced calf crop is a tremendous economic loss to the cattle producer,? Lucero said. ?So spending $100 for a breeding soundness exam and trich test on a bull before the start of the breeding season is a cheap investment compared to the loss from not producing a calf.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10906/nmsu-to-host-workshop-at-acoma-pueblo-for-beginning-cattle-producers

NMSU, NMDA to host annual fruit growers workshop Feb. 25 in Santa Fe

There might be snow on the ground and more storms predicted, but the fruit growers in New Mexico are preparing for the new season. Part of that preparation is attending the New Mexico Fruit Growers annual workshop Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Santa Fe County Fairground, 3229 Rodeo Road.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service and New Mexico Department of Agriculture?s marketing division will host the event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

?This is a great opportunity for fruit growers to learn the latest information about fruit insects and orchard nutrient management, and receive an update on NMSU?s fruit research,? said Donald Martinez, NMSU Extension agent in Rio Arriba County.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10905/nmsu-nmda-to-host-annual-fruit-growers-workshop-feb-25-in-santa-fe

DACC Community Education online courses available

Thinking about integrating social media into your organization or using mobile marketing techniques? How about online advertising or video marketing? These are just a few of the courses that are now available online through DACC Community Education. Discover how to manage your media marketing campaign. Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Discover how to make mobile marketing work for you.

Many more courses are available, and can be viewed at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/comed/. To sign up, or more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.