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NMSU Hotline — March 24, 2015

NMSU entomologist warns of invasive aphid near New Mexico

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Jane Pierce, agronomic entomologist at New Mexico State University, is warning growers of the possibility of finding sugarcane aphid moving into New Mexico. ?Sugarcane aphid is a new aphid pest of sorghum. This aphid either expanded its diet from eating sugarcane to sorghum or came in as a new biotype,? Pierce said.


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Campus Announcements

14th New Mexico Analysis Seminar to be held March 26-28

The Department of Mathematical Sciences will host the 14th New Mexico Analysis Seminar Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28.

For more information visit http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~nmichalo/NMAS14/.

Annual Space Survey Training to be held

Facilities Space Planning, in joint effort with Accounting and Finance, will provide employees with training to aid with frequently asked questions, and helpful examples that we hope will alleviate most of the confusion that occurs when attempting to fill out the Annual Space Survey. To register, click on one of the sessions listed below.

March 31: 10:30 ? 11:30 a.m., Corbett Center ? Senate Gallery Room 304
https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006962

March 31: 10:30 ? 11:30 a.m., Virtual Training
https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001866

April 1: 1:30 ? 2:30 p.m., Corbett Center ? Senate Chambers, Room 302
https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006963

April 1: 1:30 ? 2:30 p.m., Virtual Training
https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001885

For more information, contact space-mgt@nmsu.edu.

Ag resource fair to address loss of agricultural land tax status in Taos County

An agricultural resource fair to help Taos County landowners who are, or will be, affected by the recent loss of agricultural land tax status will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, in Taos.

?This year?s fair will address the loss of agricultural land tax status that has been reported in the media lately,? said Tony Valdez, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agent in Taos County. ?Various government agencies and agricultural organizations will be present to provide information to individuals to help them alleviate the loss of their tax status.?

Taos County Assessor?s Office representatives will be at the fair to answer questions pertaining to the Agricultural Special Methods of Valuation Statute.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11004/ag-resource-fair-to-address-loss-of-agricultural-land-tax-status-in-taos-county

NMSU DanceSport presents Rhythm Nights: MONOMYTH

Each Spring, the NMSU DanceSport Company produces its very own show, Rhythm Nights, an ensemble performance production featuring choreography by both faculty and students. This year, the NMSU DanceSport Company explores Joseph Campbell's, The Hero's Journey. Each piece is inspired by literature and will take you on an epic adventure through ballroom, Latin and Swing dance.

Rhythm Nights will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in Rentfrow Gymnasium. General admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Table Seating is $12 in advance or $15 at the door, $72 six person preferred table. Kids 12 and under are $5 April 19, general admission. To reserve your space with pre-sale tickets, call 575-646-4067 or talk to any DanceSport company member.

Proceeds from this show benefit the NMSU DanceSport program and company. Funds are used to take our students to competition, produce shows and provide scholarships. If you would like to help even more by making an additional tax-deductible donation, please contact hcole@nmsu.edu.

Lou and Mary Henson, Herb Torres to be honored by NMSU?s College of Education

New Mexico State University?s College of Education will honor Lou and Mary Henson and Herb Torres with Aggie Cornerstone Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Established in 2012, the Aggie Cornerstone Award celebrates excellence in education and recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on children and families in New Mexico.

Lou and Mary Henson have had a deep and long-term impact on education at NMSU, going back to their attendance at the university in the 1950s. As head coach of the NMSU men?s basketball team and later as head coach at the University of Illinois, Henson took teams from both universities to the NCAA Final Four, one of only 12 coaches in college basketball history to accomplish the feat. He also served as athletic director at NMSU from 1968-1975.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11008/lou-and-mary-henson-herb-torres-to-be-honored-by-nmsu-s-college-of-education

DACC Customized Training class offered

Slips, Trips and Falls ? Ladder Safety will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 14. The cost is $79. This course provides important information on slips, trips and falls and ladder safety in a variety of industrial workplaces. Based on OSHA standards, this course helps raise awareness of the root causes of falls on the same level and the serious nature of the resulting injuries, fatalities and property damage. From identifying the leading scenarios, which can lead to fall-related injuries and fatalities, to reporting and prevention, this course provides the fundamental elements critical to establishing safe work habits for yourself and your team.

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