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NMSU Hotline — January 19, 2016

NMSU presented employee, student community engagement awards

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New Mexico State University presented two employees and two students with Distinguished Community Engagement Awards at the spring convocation ceremony today for their demonstrated efforts to better New Mexico communities through partnerships and volunteer work.

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Campus Announcements

Deadline to switch meal plans is Jan. 29

NMSU meal plan subscribers interested in making changes to their plan may do so until Friday, Jan. 29. You may view your other options online at http://idcard.nmsu.edu/student-meal-plans/, however you will need to contact ID Card Services at chbarela@nmsu.edu or stop by ID Card Services Office on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union between 8 a.m.?4:30 p.m. if you wish to make a change.

Singers wanted for the NMSU Gospel Choir and the New Desert Harmony Singers

The NMSU Gospel Choir and the New Desert Harmony Singers (NDHS) are recruiting singers of all voice parts (SATB) for 2016. If you are looking for a way to expand your musical horizons and gain performance experience, while having fun and singing great music, one or both of these groups are for you.

The NMSU Gospel Choir sings fun, classical and contemporary gospel songs. The group consists of NMSU students and talented community members. The NMSU Gospel Choir meets on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the NMSU Music Building Room 103. If you are a NMSU student and would like to receive credit for this class, you may sign up for the NMSU Gospel Choir under UNIV 361, M01 ? Crn 26984.

NDHS is a community based mixed chorus, made up of friendly singers from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. NDHS performs a wide variety of musical styles (Broadway, Gospel, Country, Rock, Soul, R&B) in four-part harmony (SATB). NDHS partners with other entertainers such as the NMSU contemporary dancers and NMSU Gospel Choir to ensure NDHS performances are unparalleled in the Southwest. NDHS meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul?s United Methodist Church.

For further information on the NMSU Gospel Choir contact Bobbie Green at bobbie@nmsu.edu. For further information on the New Desert Harmony Singers contact Lisa Brain at lmbrain@nmsu.edu.

Marriage and Family Therapy Program accepting applications

The Marriage and Family Therapy program at NMSU is now accepting applications for its 2016 cohort. Applications are due through the online system by Feb. 1. Visit http://mft.nmsu.edu for more information about how to apply.

For questions contact Kourtney Vaillancourt at kvaillan@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3383.

Make beautiful music with a free speaker for your favorite music device

Apply for a new Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account at your local Las Cruces Wells Fargo branch and receive a free speaker for your cell phone, tablet or computer. Then enhance your Aggie ID by linking it to your new Wells Fargo account and your Aggie ID becomes a Visa debit card. This offer ends March 31. Additional terms can be viewed at http://idcard.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2013/11/WellsFargoSpring2016.png. Visit the ID Card Services Office on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union or visit http://idcard.nmsu.edu/wells-fargo-enhanced-id/ to learn more about how to enhance your Aggie ID Card. Do More and Hear More with NMSU and Wells Fargo.

For more information contact 575-646-4835 or idsvs@nmsu.edu.

The Rock & Worship Roadshow returns to NMSU?s Pan American Center in March

The Rock & Worship Roadshow returns to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces at 7 p.m. March 4. Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa will perform, along with Phil Wickham, Family Force 5 and Audio Adrenaline. A pre-show party will begin at 6:15 p.m. with artists Danny Gokey (host) and Citizen Way. Shaun Groves returns as guest speaker. Make plans now to come out to Christian music?s most entertaining tour for the whole family.

Admission will be $10 at the door. No tickets are required, but VIP tickets and schedule are available at http://theroadshowtour.com/show/las-cruces-nm/. Call 575-646-1420 for additional information and join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1249767988370278/ to access the social networks of each of the artists scheduled to perform.

Accessibilities Fellowship Association (AFA) is a new student organization

There is a new student organization on the NMSU Alamogordo campus. The Accessibility Fellowship Association is based on three main principles: self-advocacy/activism, disability awareness and social events. The goals are for AFA students to bring disability awareness to campus with social and educational events, advocate for accommodations for themselves as well as others, and demonstrate that both disabled and non-disabled students profit by working together. AFA is open to all NMSU-A students interested in ADA issues. This advocacy club is also a social club. College is a time for students to have fun while they learn, and people with disabilities are no different.

For more information contact brendalc@nmsu.edu.

Free marriage and family therapy is available

The Family Resource Center at NMSU provides free therapeutic services to main campus students and their families. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, coping with a loss, or are just feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down, the student therapists at the FRC can help. Sessions are conducted with individuals, couples or families.

The Family Resource Center is located at 4145 Sam Steel Way, Cervantes Village C-100. Just look for the green doors. Student therapists are supervised by licensed faculty members from the FCS Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

For more information or to set up an appointment contact 575-646-2065 or frc@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education course available

The DACC Community Education course: 3D Graphics for Everyone with SketchUp is a free 3-D design software that is used by architects, set designers, engineers and builders. It is powerful enough to be used in the creation of movie sets or plan large construction projects but easy enough to use at home. Learn the basics of 3-D graphics using SketchUp in this DACC Community Education course. Works on both Windows and MacOS computers. The class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4-March 31. The cost is $61.

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

Coming soon to a field near you: NMSU?s newly released NuMex Sandia Select chile pepper

Chile lovers rejoice. A new chile pepper variety is now available for growers. For the first time, New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute has released NuMex Sandia Select chile seed. This new Sandia cultivar allows the traditionally red chile pepper to be used as a green chile pepper.

?It?s good. It?s real good,? said Jimmy Lytle, a renowned third-generation Hatch chile farmer who grew the NuMex Sandia Select last summer as part of the university?s research and trial process. ?First, it?s got a good flavor. It also has a nice, green color and the production is great. I think it?s going to be a really good variety.?

Sandia chile peppers, grown around the Mesilla Valley and up into Hatch, were originally released in 1956. Like most New Mexico chiles, Sandia starts out as green in the field. Unfortunately, Sandia chile peppers are usually shorter and have thinner fruit walls when compared to their relatives normally used for green chile. That?s why growers in the region traditionally allow Sandia chile peppers to ripen into red pods before they are harvested. Then the pods are processed and used in red chile powder and in chile flakes.


Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture regional meeting for Northern Pueblos

New Mexico State University and New Mexico First are joining forces to help develop a strategic plan to maintain a resilient New Mexico food and agricultural system.

The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture regional meeting for the Jicarilla Apache and Northern Pueblos of Taos, Picuris, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Pojoaque and Tesuque will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Rio Arriba Rural Event Center next to the Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service office, State Road 554, Building 122A in Abiquiu. A free lunch will be served.

Ten additional regional meetings will be held around the state between December 2015 and March 2016.


NMSU, Sandoval County Master Gardeners to present two gardening series

New Mexico State University?s Sandoval County Master Gardeners will host two gardening class series for horticultural enthusiasts.

The Southwest Gardener series will held each Saturday in February and March from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost for this series is $40, or $5 a class, payable at the door.

Topics of the sessions will include building desert soils, drip irrigation, grasses and alternative ground cover, small fruits and berries, xeriscape basics, tree care, growing herbs and organic gardening basics.

The Urban Horticulture series will be held the third Wednesday of the month beginning in January and ending in November. The free classes will be from 1 to 4 p.m.