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NMSU Hotline — January 6, 2016

NMSU engineering grads are helping build the nation?s first bullet train

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The interstate highway system revolutionized travel in the United States in the 1950s, allowing people and cargo to reach their destinations far more efficiently than ever before. Now, more than 60 years later, three New Mexico State University alums are working on a project to help change the face of travel in the country once again.

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Campus Announcements

Donald Pope-Davis to be speaker at MLK Breakfast Jan. 18

The Dona Ana County NAACP will hold its annual MLK Breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Hotel Encanto. Keynote speaker will be College of Education Dean Donald Pope-Davis. The theme of this year's breakfast is "Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs and Our Schools Matter."

For more information, send an email to bobbie@naacpdonaana.org or call 575-224-2643.

Start the New Year with the 'Healthy U Challenge'

A seven-week "Healthy U Challenge" will be held from Jan. 25 to March 9. There will be weekly weigh-ins, educational tips, bi-weekly workshops on how to gain lifestyle skills and incentives along the way to help you become a healthier you. Registration is open now and closes Jan. 22. Every participant will receive a free Healthy U T-shirt. There will be prizes for first, second and third place winners. It?s free for AggieFit members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, rules and application forms on the Healthy U Challenge, visit http://recsports.nmsu.edu/aggiefit or call 575-646-2907.

Quality Matters workshop offered Jan. 25

Interested in learning more about Quality Matters and how it can be used as a framework for online curriculum design as well as face-to-face curriculum design? The Online Course Improvement Program is offering a one-day, face-to-face workshop on Jan. 25. Seats are limited.

To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000008687

For more information, contact Sharon Lalla at slalla@nmsu.edu.

NMSU researchers confirm consumer willingness to pay more for NM chile

Ask any New Mexican and they?ll tell you the best chile comes from right here in the Land of Enchantment. When your official state question is ?Red or green?? and state law requires chile retailers to back up their ?Grown in New Mexico? claims, it?s clear that how you pick your peppers is important here at home.

But does that affinity for New Mexico chile extend beyond our borders? Researchers from New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently examined whether New Mexico chile peppers have value based on their region of production and whether consumers across the U.S. were willing to pay a premium price for chile from New Mexico.