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NMSU Hotline — May 25, 2016

Fire up the grill with some spicy new Jolokia products from NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute

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It?s going to be a hot summer ? in more ways than one ? with a number of new, super-spicy products available at New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute. Holy Jolokia mustard, ketchup and spice mixture, each produced in collaboration with CaJohns Fiery Foods, are the newest in the growing line of Holy Jolokia products.

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Campus Announcements

'An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall' to open Thursday

The digital arts exhibition "An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall" will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, and will run through July 16 at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery. Through experimentation with the architecture of storytelling, the artists in this powerful show perform existential inquiries about the notions of truth and experience as we advance further and further into the digital age. "An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall" is a group exhibition guest curated by artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Colleen Johnson, and it features film and video works by emerging and established artists such as David Kelly, Jose Carlos Teixeira and Patty Chang, among others.

For more information, visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/an-ocean-trapped-behind-a-wall/.

Aggie Cupboard summer hours to begin June 1

The Aggie Cupboard will begin summer food distribution hours Wednesday, June 1, and continuing every Wednesday through the summer from 3 to 6 p.m. To receive a free bag of nonperishable food, bring your NMSU ID to Regents Row, Room B114. The Aggie Cupboard is open to all current NMSU and DACC students, as well as faculty/staff.

If you require food assistance and those hours do not work for you, e-mail aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu to make alternate arrangements.

Microsoft Edge browser not compatible with Canvas

Internet Explorer has been replaced by Microsoft Edge and is included with Windows 10. Because of the increased security settings of Edge, it is causing problems when used with Canvas.

It is recommended that you do not use Microsoft Edge with Canvas, but instead use the latest version of either Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/) or Firefox (https://www.firefox.com).

Mini-grant applications now being accepted

NMSU is offering mini-grants for faculty who participate in the Writing-to-Learn program. In this program faculty will learn to incorporate informal writing as a tool to enhance undergraduate student knowledge about and understanding of course content. Up to six mini-grants will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 each.

Applications will be accepted from full- and part-time faculty teaching undergraduate courses at the NMSU-Las Cruces and/or Grants campuses (mini-grants are part the Las Cruces and Grants campuses' Quality Initiative project for re-affirmation of accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission; other campuses are independently accredited). Deadline to apply is Monday, June 13. Application and detailed information are available at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/quality-initiatives/writing-to-learn-mini-grants/.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

Get your NMSU license plate and support student scholarships

Show your Aggie pride and help support student success at New Mexico State University with a specialty Alumni Association license plate, available from New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Each plate costs $37 initially and another $37 per renewal ? and each time, $25 of that fee goes to directly to scholarship funds for students at NMSU. Funds from the Alumni Association license plate program were recently used to match scholarship gifts during NMSU?s inaugural GivingTuesday event, which added a total of $5.7 million in new and matching funds to scholarships. To get your NMSU Alumni Association license plate, call 1-888-683-4636 to speak with a customer representative, or visit http://mvd.newmexico.gov/collegiate-plates.aspx ? scroll down and print out form MVD11322 and return to the address indicated.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Basic Russian" will be held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, June 14 to July 7. Tuesday and Thursday class is from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday's class is from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125. Learn basic Russian vocabulary and grammar in this fun and interactive course. Practice pronunciation and simple conversations. Explore situational dialogue and receive suggestions for individual study between sessions. Explore Russian history and culture along the way.

"An Introduction to Starting a Business" will be held form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The cost is $33. Want to become independent by starting your own business? Learn what it takes to turn your hobby into a business. Explore such topics as creating a business plan, assessing business feasibility, and preparing management and financial plans. Discover what it takes to succeed and develop a plan to get you started in this informative DACC Community Education course.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

"Managing Your Manager" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The cost is $79. The relationship between manager and employee is a very synergistic one at best and a tenuous one at worst. The goal is for everyone to enjoy a ?win-win? experience. What is your responsibility in the relationship and how do you achieve it? Get this information and much more in this fun and hands-on workshop.

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