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NMSU Hotline — December 1, 2015

NMSU?s Curry County Extension Office, food bank launch Produce to People program

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When Barbara Rodriguez arrives at the free Produce to People farmers market at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis, she looks forward to the fresh food and knows her grandchildren will eat healthy.

?I come to the farmers market every time it happens, because it?s good for the community and it helps out my grandkids,? Rodriguez said. ?With fresh foods, I know my grandkids will eat healthy. I?ve also tried different recipes with the produce I?ve gotten here.?

Zandy Bunch, nutrition educator at the New Mexico State University Curry County Cooperative Extension Service Office, provides recipes each month as part of the Produce to People program.

?We help families of all ages by distributing food and by providing healthy recipes, food tasting and nutrition information,? Bunch said.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU students to host dog and cat behavior symposium Dec. 1

Students in the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host a symposium to assist owners with dog and cat behavior issues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the O?Donnell Hall main entrance foyer.

The students are hosting the event as part of their companion animal behavior and training class in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. They will present posters with information regarding methods to positively modify certain behaviors in dogs and cats.

Gaylene Fasenko, associate professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences and instructor for the class, said many dogs and cats are relinquished to animal shelters due to behavior issues.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11579/nmsu-students-to-host-dog-and-cat-behavior-symposium-dec-1

Stress Buster Days to be held in December

Counseling & Student Development will host Stress Buster Days to help students cope with the stress of getting ready for finals. They will be partnering with on and off campus organizations to provide students with fun, free activities in various locations on campus.

Pause for Paws will be back with therapy dogs from Therapaws to help students de-stress from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Zuhl Library lobby. Local businesses will provide free chair massages, makeup and nail painting Dec. 2, outside Zuhl Library. Sodexo Campus Dining will provide refreshments, Therapaws will be present with therapy dogs, and Counseling & Student Development will provide multiple relaxation stations with various activities.

For more information contact counsel@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2731.

RSVP today for elegant wine dinner

RSVP today to indulge in an expertly prepared full six course dinner, served with handpicked wine pairings and featuring one of the best views in Las Cruces. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a Diner de Vin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

A full menu, wine pairings and other details can be found at http://on.fb.me/1jUcLtS. Space is limited, and you must reserve your table in advance by calling 575-646-4802.

We got the Beats

Save 20 percent on Beats by Dr. Dre Dec. 1-13 at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces.

For more information contact 575-646-1791 or aggietech@nmsu.edu.

100 West Café to serve comfort food this week

100 West Café will serve comfort food Dec. 1?4. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature chicken noodle soup or old fashioned sweet and sour coleslaw, and your choice of garlic-roasted chicken or spicy honey-mustard glazed pork ribs or cheese ravioli with tomato basil cream. Dessert choices are chocolate brownies with ice cream or strawberry rhubarb puff pastry. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

This is the last week of lunches for the semester. The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management would like to thank you for your continued support. Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments. 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.

Preparation for Finals Week to be held Dec. 2

Preparation for Finals Week: Staying Focused and on Course will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Relax, focus and prepare for finals week.

For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Special Southwestern Buffet to be held Wednesday

Savor your favorite regional cuisine during the special Southwestern Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature red chile chicken enchiladas, pork carnitas, calabacitas, Spanish rice, refried beans, flour and corn tortillas, and tres leches cake. 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.

'Early Christmas' play to be held Dec. 2

The free "Early Christmas" play will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, at the Rio Grande Theater. The play is how Veterans Theater, a troop of veterans, homeless veterans and homeless becomes economically sustainable. A business for veteran and homeless people. The "Early Christmas" play takes on the Spice business (fake weed) that is responsible for so many over-doses of school students, college students, homeless and veterans. The event is co-sponsored by the Management Department in the College of Business.

For more information contact dboje@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Francisco Fernandez-Lima of Florida International University will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled ?Unwinding the Biological Complexity: Mass Spectrometry-based Technologies for Surface Interrogation and Structural Assignment.? Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Astronomy Open House to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the NMSU campus observatory. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be Jim Murphy and graduate assistants Emma Dahl and Jacob Vander Vliet. They will be looking at the planet Uranus, the Snowball Nebula (a planetary nebula) and the Pleiades open star cluster. The talk topic is Planetary Exploration Accomplishments during 2015. With the nice early start, this is a great chance to bring young kids along to admire our dark skies and see through our campus telescopes.

For more information contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Sale during Noche de Luminarias

While NMSU faculty and staff enjoy Noche de Luminarias this Sunday night, Dec. 6, from 6-9 p.m., be sure to stop into the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café to save 25 percent on select merchandise. Holiday music and giftwrapping will be provided courtesy of KRUX. This Faculty and Staff Appreciation Sale will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue until the conclusion of Noche de Luminarias at 9 p.m. See store for details.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. All campus parking is free on the weekends.

For more information contact 575-646-1791 or aggietech@nmsu.edu.

Finals Late Night Breakfast gives students a chance to relax, play, and win

Don?t miss an Aggie tradition of fun, prizes, a DJ, games and lots of pancakes. Taos Restaurant, located in the Corbett Center Student Union, will host the Finals Late Night Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 9?11 p.m. with incredible prizes from Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Dick?s Sporting Goods including a mountain bike, mini-fridge and much more. The full menu will feature breakfast pizza, pastries, Danishes, donuts, hot cocoa bar, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, fresh cut fruit, red and green salsa and pancakes with butter and warm syrup.

Admission to the two-hour event is one meal plan swipe or just $2 if you also donate a canned food item to the Aggie Cupboard. Taos will close from 7-9 p.m. to prepare for the event. All campus parking is free after 4:30 p.m.

For more information call 575-646-1749.

NMSU celebrates Human Rights Day with free screening of ?The Trials of Spring?

In honor of International Human Rights Day, the New Mexico State University Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of ?The Trials of Spring? from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Domenici Hall Room 109.

The film will conclude with a moderated discussion by Hend Nafea, the subject of the film; Gini Reticker, the film?s director; and Manal Hamzeh, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Women?s Studies Program.

?The Trials of Spring? is a documentary on the Jan. 25, 2011, revolution in Cairo. The film follows the story of a young Egyptian woman, Hend Nafea, who travels from her village to join millions of Egyptians in demanding the end of a 60-year neocolonial military dictatorship.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11577/nmsu-celebrates-human-rights-day-with-free-screening-of-the-trials-of-spring

Senator Tom Udall?s Las Cruces office seeking interns

Senator Tom Udall?s Las Cruces office is seeking interns for the spring semester. The internships are unpaid but can offer credit if arranged through your adviser. Internships are flexible and can tailor to a student?s interests, such as policy related to economics, education, government, agriculture, etc.

If you know any interested students they can apply at http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=internships, or contact aggie@nmsu.edu for any questions.

Social Work will host annual Holiday Angel Tree

The NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project will host their annual Holiday Angel Tree. They are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

Visit https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/ to find out additional information on how you can request an angel tag online.

For more information contact Gloria Nuńez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.