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NMSU Hotline — June 10, 2015

NMSU experts warn of invasive pests coming to New Mexico, affecting production

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Entomologists at New Mexico State University are warning growers of the possibility of finding new invasive insect pests in New Mexico affecting numerous crops including alfalfa hay, sorghum and a number of vegetables and fruits. ?It?s a continual struggle,? said Jane Pierce, NMSU Extension entomologist. ?We try to intercept them before they get into the U.S., then before they get into New Mexico, but insects are often very good at migrating into new areas. We try to eradicate them when there are isolated pockets but some insects will get established in New Mexico and we need to learn how to minimize damage.?

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Southern Comforts buffet and happy hour specials on campus

Celebrate the summer with two special events this week at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. First, drop by the Southern Comforts buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. For a price of $10.99 plus tax, guests can enjoy a full buffet of tender seared pork chops, buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, southern biscuits, peach cobbler and more. The buffet price also includes a non-alcoholic drink.

The following day, Thursday, June 11 drop by after work from 5?8 p.m. for their weekly happy hour. There?s no better way to end the work day than with a gorgeous view of the Organ Mountains and Aggie Memorial Stadium. Happy hour will feature $4.99 plus tax specialty mixed drinks and New Mexico-infused cuisine, including pollo asada skewers and sautéed shrimp.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Red to Green Money Management Meetup to be held June 12

Red to Green Money Management Meetup will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, in the walkway outside of Corbett Center first floor.

They know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so they are coming to you. Look for their table at the location above and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You also can find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

To schedule a free appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

NMSU endowed chair, Las Cruces police host first youth leadership camp

Forty Las Cruces students in the seventh through ninth grades are expected to graduate this week from the first Youth Leadership Summer Camp.

The graduation is being organized by Azadeh Osanloo, the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Education at New Mexico State University, in conjunction with the City of Las Cruces and the Las Cruces Police Department.

The camp began June 1 and will culminate in a graduation ceremony for students on June 12. The camp is taking place at Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut St. During the camp participants learned valuable lessons such as teamwork building, DARE, DWI simulations and First Aid and CPR. On June 10, students will participate in a mock crime scene investigation.

The camp also includes tours of the NMSU campus, archery lessons and activities similar to the Character Counts module, said Osanloo, who is teaching an anti-bullying and harassment lesson during the camp.


Educators to attend conference at NMSU to establish state organization

New Mexico State University?s College of Education will host a three-day conference later this month to establish a statewide organization.

Nearly 40 high school teachers from across the state are expected to attend the New Mexico Educators Rising Conference June 24 to 26 at NMSU?s O?Donnell Hall, 1220 Stewart St.

Karen Trujillo, director of K-12 Outreach for the College of Education?s Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and one of the conference?s organizers, said the college?s goal is to establish a state chapter of Educators Rising, a national organization focused on connecting educators with high school students who aspire to become teachers.

?There?s always a need for teachers. It?s a rewarding job,? Trujillo said. ?The idea is to have teachers build it (the state organization) from the ground up. My hope is that they walk away (from the conference) with a five-year plan.?


Hallford recognized as top animal science professor

Dennis Hallford, Regents and Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, has been recognized by VetTech Colleges as one of the Top 20 Animal Science Professors in the country.

A member of the faculty since 1975, he has received more than 20 local, regional and national awards for his teaching, research and service to the animal science community and has published over 600 refereed journal articles, proceedings and abstracts.

Hallford is noted for the ?flair and wit? he brings to his courses which include Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Endocrinology, Animal Physiology Techniques, Cardiovascular and Neural Physiology, and Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Parturition and Lactation. He also serves as supervisor of the West Sheep Unit and Endocrinology Laboratory.

For more information contact Dennis Hallford at 575-646-2515.