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NMSU Hotline — July 14, 2015

Chile Peppers 101: NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute breaks down the science of the spicy fruit


From sweet bell peppers, to spicy jalapenos and the super hot Trinidad Scorpion, chile peppers are popular around the world for their various shapes, sizes, colors and heat levels. According to New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute, that popularity goes back thousands of years.

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Campus Announcements

Southwestern Fiesta Buffet on Wednesday

Satisfy your craving for delicious Southwestern cuisine and convenient campus dining with the Southwestern Fiesta Buffet, available for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature red chile chicken enchiladas, pork chile verde, tres leches cake and more. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

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.

Federal grants and loans split into multiple disbursements

New Mexico State University Financial Aid Scholarship Services will be introducing a new, multiple disbursement schedule for the fall 2015 semester.

This new schedule has been designed to enable students to plan their finances more effectively throughout the semester and allows them to concentrate on their academic responsibilities.
The schedule is as follows:

? NMSU Merit Scholarships/Private/College Scholarships (Regents, Lottery, etc.) will be disbursed at 100 percent on Aug. 30, 2015.
? Federal Grants will be disbursed at 75 percent on Aug. 30, 2015 and 25 percent on Sept. 30, 2015.
? Federal Loans will be disbursed at 75 percent on Aug. 30, 2015 and 25 percent on Sept. 30, 2015.

The percentage of each disbursement will be credited to the student?s university account on the disbursement date indicated.
Any remaining amount will be refunded to the student on Sept. 1 and Oct. 1.

For more information, contact University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services at 575-646-4105, financialaid@nmsu.edu or visit online at http://fa.nmsu.edu

Duff named new department head

Glenn Duff joined the Department of Animal and Range Sciences as department head on July 1. He previously served as head of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University.

Duff received his bachelor's degree in animal and dairy science at Northwest Missouri State University, his master's degree in animal physiology at the University of Arkansas and his doctorate in animal nutrition at New Mexico State University. Upon graduation, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Clayton Livestock Research Center (CLRC), then went on to serve as research specialist at the University of Arkansas and sales nutritionist with Farr Better Feeds. He returned to the CLRC in 1994 and served as superintendent there until August 2001.

He was member of the faculty at the University of Arizona from 2001 to 2010 when he began his duties at Montana State. He has been an active member of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and served as secretary/treasurer, president-elect and president of the Western Section, ASAS. He and his wife, Donna, are looking forward to returning to the desert southwest and NMSU.

For more information contact Marilyn Hallford at 575-646-5090.

Play selected for international productions

You Choose, a short play by Theatre Arts Professor Tom Smith, has been selected by The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory for production in Brighton, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. The piece, in which the audience chooses various options for where the plot goes next, was chosen from among hundreds of international entries.

Details on the run in Scotland are available at www.pleasance.co.uk/event/big-bite-size-breakfast-show-0#overview

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Electronic Lab, science project ideas will come alive as they build the 30 projects while working with Electronic Circuits. Thirty different projects and experiments are built with your own electronic kit to keep in this hands-on workshop. The Science Electronics Lab will stimulate kids? minds by using easy to understand experiments to increase their knowledge of electronics. The electronics kit is reusable. For kids ages 7 to 12. The class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 27-31. The cost is $146.

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

Printmaking fall 2015 is available

There is no prerequisite for Printmaking, CRN 49409. Non-art majors are welcome. Instructor is Katy Stuckel. Learn basic printmaking techniques and processes while integrating drawing, painting, graphic design and photography. The class will cover: Linoleum Cutting (Linocut), Reduction Linocut, Copper Etching and Drypoint, Monotype and Monoprint, Polyester Plate Lithography, Photo transfers, editioning prints and a print exchange.

For more information contact artdept@nmsu.edu.

Professional digital audio class: fall 2015

Start an adventure into the world of professional sound. In this class you will develop an understanding of and entry level facility with digital, recording, mixing, editing and processing. Instructor, Christian Robles, is a working sound engineer and producer from Southern California. For more information about him visit https://www.linkedin.com/pub/christian-robles/15/b62/463.

No prerequisites are required, however, seats are limited for this exciting class.

NMSU to offer digital literacy camp for local girls

New Mexico State University?s Department of English will host Girlhood Remixed Technology Camp, a technology and online identity camp for local girls, July 27-31.

?Girlhood Remixed Technology Camp empowers girls to experiment with digital design and digital equipment in a safe, supportive space,? said Jennifer England, camp director and doctoral candidate studying rhetoric and professional communication at NMSU.

The goal of this camp is to introduce girls, ages 10-13, to different types of technology and tools to construct their online identities. The program works to ?overcome the gender, economic and cultural digital divides that negatively and disproportionately impact many of the area?s students, especially young women,? according to England.


NMSU master?s degree program receives Thornburg Foundation grant for early childhood education

The Early Childhood Education program at New Mexico State University received an $80,000 grant from the Thornburg Foundation to increase the number of teachers specializing in early childhood education statewide.

The program, which is under the College of Education, will use the funds to pay $8,000 stipends to 10 students accepted in the NMSU Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program, said Betsy Cahill, the director of Early Childhood Teacher Education for the College of Education?s Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

Apprentices will have the opportunity to obtain a master?s degree in curriculum and instruction with an early childhood education concentration, while also obtaining an early childhood teacher education license through the New Mexico Public Education Department.