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NMSU Hotline — May 29, 2015

NMSU professor recognized with state, university awards


Devon Golem, director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics at New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, was recognized recently with two awards for her work with students. On April 24, Golem was presented with the Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year award in Albuquerque by the New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during their annual conference. The award recognizes ?the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in approved and accredited dietetic education programs,? according to the NMAND website.

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Campus Announcements

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed remainder of the week

Due to ongoing university events, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed today. The restaurant will begin hosting special weekly buffets Wednesday, June 3. Weekly Thursday after work happy hours from 5-8 p.m. will begin on Thursday, June 4.

Join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1435866576732979/ for updates and reminders. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is normally open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 575-646-4763 with any questions.

Webinar at Environmental Education Center today on 'Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels'

A webinar at Environmental Education Center on "Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels" will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today. Learn what some of the leading experts in transportation research, policy and commercialization think about the future of sustainable transportation fuels. Why should you be interested in the question of fuel availability in 20 years when petroleum prices have dropped so much this year and petroleum will dominate the fuels market for the next two decades? It's because of other factors such as sustainability, price volatility, security of supply, geopolitical ramifications and environmental and climate impacts. The webinar will be held at EEC, Regents Row A116

Bring a brown bag lunch.

For more information contact newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Dance lessons to unite NMSU international, domestic communities

Beginning June 1, members of the New Mexico State University community, including students from all parts of the globe, will come together for free salsa dance lessons offered by an NMSU alumnus.

Leonard Thurman, who graduated from NMSU last year and was a member of the NMSU DanceSport Company, will offer the ?Groovin Monday Mashup? lessons at 7 p.m. every Monday, except July 6, in Room 229 of the James B. Delamater Activity Center, 1600 Stewart St. The hour-long lessons will be offered through Aug. 3.

The idea for the lessons came about after Thurman, also known as ?The Groove Merchant,? approached Cornell Menking, associate provost for NMSU?s International and Border Programs, for help in raising funds to attend a ?Black Belt Salsa? instructor training in Denver.


NMSU?s Onion Breeding Program hosts annual field day June 3

In the next couple of weeks, the air in Las Cruces and surrounding communities will be filled with the distinctive aroma of onions, one of the state?s most important vegetable crops.

The last week of May is the traditional start of the onion harvest season in southern New Mexico. Most production in New Mexico occurs in Dona Ana and Luna Counties. In 2014, 5,100 acres were harvested making New Mexico the eighth-highest onion producing state.

?Beneficial growing conditions this season have resulted in a strong crop with minimal pest and disease problems,? said Stephanie Walker, vegetable specialist with New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service.

Onions in New Mexico, as well as ongoing research projects, will be highlighted at this year?s Onion Field Day. The event is free of charge and will be held at the Fabian Garcia Research Center, near the main NMSU campus from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Story Times continue this summer at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host two Story Times for children this summer. The first will celebrate National Donut Day at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5, and the second will celebrate Independence Day two days early at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Both events are free and open to the public. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Panda Express. Free public parking is available in designated spaces.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

Parking closure update

Parking Lot 59 (Central Plant) will be closed for a Facilities Services Chiller Rebuilding Project at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. The following buildings could or will experience a parking impact: ECI, ECII, ECIII, Jett Hall, Central Plant, Thomas and Brown Hall, Goddard Hall, Foster Hall, Walden Hall, Science Hall and ICT. This list may not be totally inclusive of buildings experiencing an impact.

A sign will be erected at this lot announcing closure and towing of vehicles remaining in the lot which will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Disability parking will be temporarily relocated to Engineering Complex I fronting Stewart Street. ECI will have a total availability of three disability parking spaces for use. It is anticipated this parking lot closure will last a single day. Once closed, please do not park in this lot until all entrance barriers and/or any signage of any type that prohibits parking have been removed.

All parking closures: http://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/?p=343

If you have any concerns or questions, contact Jim Carroll at 575-646-3669.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Critical Elements of Customer Service 1 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 9, The cost is $79. Have you ever encountered an unpleasant customer and not known what to do? Do you worry that you?re not assertive enough with demanding people? Do you know who your customers are or have individual and organizational goals to strive for? Discover that service delivery is an individual response value and understand how your own behavior can impact the behavior of others.

Critical Elements of Customer Service 2 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. The cost is $79. Prerequisite: Critical Elements of Customer Service 1. Develop your confidence and skill as a problem-solver. Learn telephone techniques, communication skills, how to provide service with pride and much more. Don?t miss out on this hands-on, interactive course.

Get to Know Your Computer will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The cost is $139. Get your computing skills up to speed. Learn to navigate and manage files/folders. Create word processing documents and drawings. Customize your computer settings, browse the internet and navigate the Windows environment to best meet your needs. This foundation building-block course will help you become better organized and proficient in all aspects of today?s high-tech world.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, The Art of Energy Healing, observe while a unique style of energy healing is used to persuade the light body into high receptivity, allowing huge shifts in awareness. What is energy healing? How and why does it work? How does one develop profound healing abilities? During this course, you will have the opportunity to experience receiving energy healing and to ask questions. This is an inspiring and fun class for the inquisitive and those considering learning alternative healing work. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The cost is $27.

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