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NMSU Hotline — October 28, 2015

NMSU?s Hallford named to National Top 20 Animal Science Professors List

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The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is home to one of the top 20 animal science professors in the nation. Regents Professor Dennis Hallford was named to the list by VetTechColleges.com.


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Campus Announcements

'TAKE A BREAK!' to be held today

The NMSU Employees "Take a Break!" event at Hardman and Jacobs has been reschedule for 3 p.m. today. The event is hosted by University Advancement in support of the 2015-16 Crimson Colleagues Faculty and Staff Campaign.

One great reason to come to this event is to learn more about Giving Tuesday and the match challenges issued by Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and other leaders on campus. Learn more at: https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.
When faculty and staff donate to NMSU, they are a Crimson Colleague. Crimson Colleagues are investing in students through scholarships and other programs such as the Aggie Cupboard, the Pioneer Book Scholarship, Myrna?s Children?s Village and the Teaching Academy.

To learn more about the Crimson Colleagues visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-main.

Addressing Bullying in School to be held today

October is National Bullying Prevention month. Join Azadeh Osanloo and Christa Boske who will present to students, teachers and leaders on Addressing Bullying in Schools at 4 p.m. today, at NMSU Barnes & Noble. RSVP to chadrhyn@nmsu.edu.

For more information call 575-646-2130.

Southwestern Favorites Buffet is this week?s Bistro Buffet

Feast on some of the best regional cuisine during the Southwestern Favorites Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature beef and chicken fajitas with red and green bell peppers, corn and flour tortillas, Spanish rice, assorted toppings, refried beans, chips and queso and sopapillas with honey. 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.

Sustainability webinar on climate change resilience to be held Oct. 29

In an era rocked by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. Topics in this webinar include what characteristics resilient cities share and what can be done to cultivate them, how resilience differs from sustainability, as well as if resilience is determined by its infrastructure and built environment or its political will and social capital.

Explore these questions through the lenses of urban sustainability, resilience thinking, and the practical, day-to-day management of cities from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 29, at Environmental Education Center, A116 Regents Row. Brown bag lunch if you desire.

For more information contact joni at newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Career Services' Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Thursday

Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Student Loans: Ins and Outs, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. They can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

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

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

Project: Postcard 2015 sale and silent auction to be held Thursday

Project: Postcard 2015 sale and silent auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the University Art Gallery, D.W. Williams Hall.

The Project: Postcard exhibit and fundraiser will be presented Oct. 20-29 by the Department of Art and the University Art Gallery in D. W. Williams Hall on the NMSU campus. Postcard-sized artwork created and donated by alumni, faculty and students, as well as regional, national and international artists will be exhibited and offered for sale.

Event tickets are $40 per person and entitle the ticket holder to one postcard for each ticket purchased. Tickets can be purchased at the Department of Art, Room 100A in D. W. Williams Hall on the NMSU campus.

For more information contact artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

Gamma Iota Sigma meeting to be held Oct. 29

Gamma Iota Sigma, NMSU?s academic Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science Fraternity will hold at meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Domenici Hall Room 106. The meeting is open to all that are interested in learning more about the exciting world of insurance and risk management.

For more information contact mikemc@nmsu.edu.

Celebrate with ghoulish food at Taos Restaurant

Taos Restaurant will celebrate Halloween with themed food and decor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. This special menu will feature grilled tongue and cheek melts (ham and cheese melts), BBQ intestines (bacon wrapped hot dogs), maggots fried rice bar (fried rice with shrimp and chicken), harvest stuffed bell peppers, zombie brains soup (tomato tortellini soup), exorcist puke soup (split pea soup) and assorted Halloween treats and desserts. The event cost is one meal swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

For more information follow them on Facebook or Twitter @NMSUdining or call 575-646-1749.

Celebrate agriculture at NMSU with a hint of Halloween, football

Watch New Mexico State University?s Aggies take on the Idaho Vandals in a Halloween battle while celebrating New Mexico agriculture at the 3rd Annual Agriculture Day Oct. 31.

Prior to the Halloween football game there will be dozens of booths set up to represent the diversity of agriculture in New Mexico. Families can enjoy candy and goodies for trick-or-treaters, New Mexico foods for sampling, stick-horse races, a coloring booth and a farm-animal petting zoo.

This free, family-friendly event will be held in the tailgating area between the Pan American Center and the Aggie Memorial Stadium from 2 to 6 p.m. before the game.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11489/celebrate-agriculture-at-nmsu-with-a-hint-of-halloween-football

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for three levels of collaborative research: pre-pilot, pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/FHCRC partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Letter of Intent is due Dec. 1. Proposals are due Jan. 25 and the start date is Sept. 2016.

Download the revised RFA and proposal application forms at: http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

New Mexico State University Library secures full access to valuable research database

The New Mexico State University Library announces the full subscription access to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Institute of Engineering and Technology Electronic Library (IEEE/IEL) database package. This complete resource will have a positive impact for those across many different disciplines such as electrical and computer engineering, biotechnology, computer science, aerospace engineering, energy technology and transportation.

Two IEEE representatives will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 4, to celebrate this new campus library resource and give hour-long workshops. These events, including the workshops, are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, information from the representatives and an informal questions and answer session will be in the Thomas & Brown Hall first floor lobby from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday, Nov. 4, meet and greet will be held in first floor atrium of Science Hall, also from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Also on Tuesday and Wednesday, the representatives will be offering workshops on best practices for searching the database titled, ?The IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Insider Tips and What's New." Users will be given tactics for successful searching of the database. Tuesday?s session will be in Thomas & Brown in Room 204 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday?s session will be in Science Hall Room 107 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact NMSU Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Librarian Paula Johnson at 575-646-7251 or paulacj@nmsu.edu.

Forage crops important to state agriculture, third in total earnings

In New Mexico, as well as the entire country, raising forage is an important part of the agricultural industry. Forages comprise the greatest amount of crop acres in the state, and the overall crop value is second to none. Without forage, the $3.16 billion beef cattle and cow milk industry could not feed its animals.

Of all the forages grown in New Mexico, alfalfa is by far the most economically important, comprising more than 220,000 acres, worth more than $280 million.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences? forage team strives to help farmers meet the state?s forage needs. The team consists of Cooperative Extension Service specialists and agricultural research faculty.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11485/forage-crops-important-to-state-agriculture-third-in-total-earnings

Arrowhead launches new graphic design program for NMSU, Las Cruces communities

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University recently launched a new program offering graphic design services, education and networking to NMSU and the larger community.

Craftbox Design, led by Arrowhead Senior Graphic Designer and Visual Communication Leader Peter Knapp, is working to fill a regional need for high-quality, affordable design services for startup and expanding businesses.

?We noticed that more and more Arrowhead clients were seeking help with basic design functions, things like logos, business cards and website development. We believed that the off-campus business community has the same needs and decided to launch Craftbox,? Knapp said.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11486/arrowhead-launches-new-graphic-design-program-for-nmsu-las-cruces-communities

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Wire Angel Earrings, wear these sparkly and beautiful earrings and feel like an angel on earth. Learn basic wire techniques and tool usage. Make them and wear them home. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. The cost is $15.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Prezi, a self-paced online course, is available online only at http://dacc.augusoft.net. The cost is $198. Take a journey into the world of creative presentations. Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind. Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting.

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