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NMSU Hotline — October 8, 2015

NMSU researcher helps explore cost-effective, non-polluting enhanced geothermal systems

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Tapping the natural heat of the earth may be more cost-effective and clean thanks to a research project by New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Kenneth C. Carroll and others. Carroll is a member of a group that has published two papers related to a new area of geothermal energy, called enhanced geothermal systems. These systems are designed to enable power production in areas where conventional geothermal techniques don?t work.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held today

Discover Financial Freedom will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. today, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1851, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

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

Department of Biology to host plant research talk today

The Department of Biology will host a talk by Ian Wallace from the University of Nevada, Reno, at 4 p.m. today, in Foster Hall Room 231. Wallace studies the genetic and biochemical dissection of plant cell wall biosynthesis, deposition, and regulation, plant protein kinase signal transduction, manipulation of plant cell wall digestibility for lignocellulosic biofuel and forage crop applications. His talk is titled ?Chemical tools for the dissection of plant cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis.?

Advancement open house to be held Oct. 9

The New Mexico State University Advancement team invites the campus community to an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Dove Hall conference room. Enjoy some popcorn, soda and ice cream, meet new additions to the Advancement team and learn about organizational updates and the resources available to the campus community.

RSVP to Nohemi Perez at nohemip@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1106.

100 West Café to serve Southwestern cuisine this week

100 West Café will serve Southwestern cuisine from Tuesday, Oct. 6 to Friday, Oct. 9. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Southwestern salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette, Caldo Tlalpeño (chickpea soup), your choice of chile-rubbed chicken, Mexican-style pork ribs served with black beans and rice as your sides or green chile fettuccine alfredo ? no sides. For dessert you have a choice of mocha mousse or arroz con leche.

All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and as always, they appreciate your support. Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments and they make great incentive gifts. They are unable to provide to-go lunches and apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Fresh Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers for sale

Fresh Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers are for sale. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers are considered one of the world?s hottest peppers with 2,000,000 Scoville Heat Units. Each container of fresh peppers has between 10-12 peppers for $10. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information contact the Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028 or by email cpi@nmsu.edu.

NMSU celebrates new covered arena for Therapeutic Riding Program

The New Mexico State University community and the public are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, for the Therapeutic Riding Program Covered Arena, 750 Stewart St., on the NMSU Las Cruces campus. The therapeutic riding and hippotherapy programs at NMSU help individuals with disabilities meet a variety of therapy, education and recreation goals. This is the first covered area at NMSU for equine activities, which will provide a cool, shady environment for these programs.

For more information, call 575-646-5567 or email presevents@nmsu.edu.

Retirement planning webinar to be offered

?There?s No Bad Time to Save for Retirement? will be presented by David Allen, a representative of Horace Mann via Adobe Connect, from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. This webinar addresses the benefits of investing in a 403(b) plan to save for retirement and gives participants the opportunity to ask questions online during live presentation.

The link to the Adobe Connect session will be available at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary/. A recording of the presentation will be posted on that site following the presentation for those employees not able to join the live webinar.

For questions about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000. If you experience problems or need assistance attending a live broadcast, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-5462 or training@nmsu.edu.

Girl Talk to be held Oct. 15

The NMSU Panhellenic Council and the Campus Health Center will host a presentation called Girl Talk at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Corbett Center Auditorium. Featured speakers will be Lei Lani Nava, a NMSU student and breast cancer survivor, and Patty Chavana, CNP, a women?s health practitioner. One in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. The younger you are, the lower the risk. But there are exceptions to every rule. Come learn how you can save the life of a sister, mother, daughter and friends. There will be a drawing for an iPad air at the end for attendees. Pink refreshments will be provided after and the pink photo booth will be there too.

For more information contact gabby7@nmsu.edu or agalliva@nmsu.edu.

Workshop to be held Nov. 13-14

The Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods certification course will be held at NMSU Nov. 13-14. This two-day certification course will be presented in English at Gerald Thomas Hall. This school is intended to certify managers and supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid or acidified canned foods. This school also satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulation for Acidified Foods Only. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production.

To register online and for more information contact 575-646-2198 or visit the website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Overcoming Objections to Nail the Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 20. The cost is $79. If you?re like most sales professionals, you are always looking for ways to overcome customer objections and close the sale. Learn how to plan, prepare and execute proposals and presentations that address customer concerns, reduce the number of objections you encounter, and improve your batting average at closing the sale.

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

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Running Well, utilize video, discussion topics, assignments and text to learn the most effective running techniques. Learn to use the physiology of running to assess and achieve optimal running form. Topics include proper running technique, warm-up and cool down, stretching, foot type analysis and footwear, running surfaces, training program design, core stability, nutritional needs and injury prevention. The online course is $110.

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