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NMSU Hotline — July 30, 2015

NMSU?s plant diagnostic services reach public with social media

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Are your sycamore trees turning yellow-green? Is something attacking your vegetable garden? Whom you going to call to learn what you need to do to help the plant survive this attack? New Mexico State University?s Plant Diagnostic Clinic has a website that might be able to help you. The clinic is designed to provide plant diagnostic services for the state of New Mexico.

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Campus Announcements

Retirement set for July 31

ICT is delighted and disheartened to announce the retirement of Scott and Elizabeth (Liz) Archer effective July 31. Scott and Liz have been an integral part of NMSU and ICT for the last 27 and 25 years, respectively.

Liz's work in the ICT Data Center & Access Control department has been a vital component of the nightly processing of NMSU's most important data as well as playing an important role in making sure security access is processed quickly and accurately. Scott's work in the Systems Administration department has kept all the various incarnations of our central servers (from the mainframe to the current Banner servers and UC4) alive and healthy.

For more information contact cquintan@ad.nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception to be held July 31

Facilities and Services will hold a retirement reception for Richard Legarreta after 27 years of service. The reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the Facilities and Service's Large Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact priscar@ad.nmsu.edu.

Kid's Football Clinic and Aggie Fan Fest to be held Saturday

The NM State Athletic Department will host the inaugural Fan Fest, including a football kid?s clinic, on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Aggie Memorial Stadium. The event is free to the public.

The day will begin with a free Kid?s Clinic hosted by the NM State football coaching staff. The clinic is open to children ages 5-12 years old. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the clinic will be from 9-10:30 a.m. To register for the clinic, visit http://www.nmstatesports.com/quest/Questionaire.dbml?SPSID=9966&SPID=602&&QID=318921&DB_OEM_ID=1900.

The Fan Fest will begin at 11 a.m. and will include a Kid?s Zone with inflatable slides and a bounce house, free carnival games and an open concession stand. Fans will also be able to have their picture taken with any of with the seven WAC Championship Trophies, the Commissioner?s Cup and an inflatable helmet.

There will be free NM State football posters and select players will be available during the event to sign autographs. Additionally, the athletic department will be providing tours of NM State football facilities, and fans will also be allowed to play on the field at Aggie Memorial. Fans interested in season tickets will also have the opportunity to try out different seats in the stadium and visit with ticketing personnel.

For more information, visit NMStateSports.com or contact the athletics marketing department by calling 575-646-5348.

National Diabetes Prevention Program looking for participants

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is now recruiting participants for their upcoming classes in the Vado/Mesquite area. NDPP is a lifestyle change program developed by the CDC to help individuals with prediabetes.

The program is facilitated by a registered dietitian and trained lifestyle coach who offers topics based on better nutrition, an increase in physical activity and an overall approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. Each class runs for 16 weeks and meets once a week for one hour, follow up sessions are provided. Potential participants must meet the program guidelines for being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Classes are free.

This is a partnership between the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and Molina Healthcare.

For more information or to register contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or email lubanega@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host grape field day at Fabian Garcia Science Center Saturday

New Mexico State University?s Viticulture Program and the New Mexico Vine & Wine Society will host a field day, Grape Day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the NMSU Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave.

Tours of the vineyard are scheduled for 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed at grape day include weed identification and management. The event is free and open to the public.

?We will talk about the different grape varietals? country of origin and how they have adapted to the growing conditions of Southern New Mexico, what the purpose of our demonstration vineyards are, and the ongoing implementation of different agricultural practices in the vineyard,? said Daniel Goodrich, project coordinator for NMSU Extension Plant Sciences.

Grape vine plants will be available for purchase for $5 and a variety of red and white wine grapes and table grapes will be offered.


Smokey Dick?s BBQ/Dick?s Café closed until Aug. 6

The Smokey Dick?s BBQ/Dick?s Café combo restaurant in NMSU?s Frenger Food Court is currently closed and will reopen on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for alternate campus dining locations or call 575-650-6980 for more information.