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NMSU Hotline — January 18, 2018

NMSU’s ACES High pilot program produces calves for international market

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Getting the best price possible at the sale barn is the goal of cattle producers. It can be tricky with the constantly changing market prices. However, a value-added program is a marketing tool that helps producers earn more dollars for their operation’s bottom line.

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has established ACES High and ACES High+ calf certification programs to help producers prosper in the competitive market either through private sales or at area sale barns.

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Campus Announcements

Schedule announced for Vice President for Research candidates

Five candidates for Vice President for Research at NMSU have been announced. The candidates and their on-campus interview dates are:

Dr. Christian Fritsen, Jan. 17-18
Dr. Constantinos Tsatoulis, Jan. 22-23
Dr. Ajay Mahajan, Jan. 24-25
Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Feb. 5-6
Dr. Luis Vazquez, Feb. 8-9

An open forum for faculty and staff for the first candidate, Dr. Christian Fritsen, will be at 1:45 p.m. today in Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium, Room 247.
You also may view the forum on the webcast at https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=94e6d619-87c9-4560-a01e-a86b01597580.

Special TGIF Dinner in Taos Restaurant

Celebrate the freedom of Friday during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, with a menu featuring fried chicken, green chile and bacon macaroni and cheese, onion rings, mixed vegetable medley and an ice cream sundae bar. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly TGIF Dinners. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

Spring 2018 ICT tidbit

It is the start of another wonderful semester, and we here at ICT want to make your semester chaos free by sharing all of our pertinent information that will aid you in a successful semester. For a list of Las Cruces campus technology resources and locations to help you with guiding students for the first week of classes visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/tibit-fall-2017/.

For more information contact it-talk@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Distance Education question and answer panel next week

Come meet the Instructional Innovation and Quality team from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 and take this opportunity to ask any questions you have about NMSU Distance Education, online course design, teaching and learning in the online environment, Quality Matters, instructional media and Canvas. They will do their best to give you the answers you need. Lunch will be served. Register at https://ocip.nmsu.edu/events/.

For questions about the event, please contact Miley Grandjean at 575-646-5492.

Opening reception for 'Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)' Jan. 26

Join us for the opening reception of "Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)," guest curated by Michelle Lanteri for the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the UAG. This event is free and open to the public.

On view from Jan. 26 through March 16, this site-specific exhibition will visually materialize and mesh memories of the past and present in Red Star’s investigation of her Apsáalooke (Crow) Indian father’s life in rock music, a site of familial importance and popular culture that has informed the artist’s practice and individual and collective identities as an Apsáalooke (Crow)-Irish American woman.

Through photography, sound, sculpture, interviews and a visual timeline, Red Star, as artist turned archivist, creates a multisensory, immersive installation for viewers to experience. Based in Portland, Oregon, Red Star earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles, alongside mentors Nancy Rubins, Mary Kelly, Catherine Opie, and the late Chris Burden. Red Star’s work has shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the CUE Art Foundation in New York, among other institutions. For more information, call 575-646-2545, email artglry@nmsu.edu or visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/wendy-red-star-the-maniacs-were-not-the-best-but-were-better-than-the-rest/.

HRTM events, lunches in 100 West Cafe

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management has another great semester of meals and events planned. They start Tuesday, Feb. 6, with our Chef Artist Dinner and Silent Auction featuring Chef Andres Padilla, HRTM '03, Chef de Cuisine at Chicago's award-winning Topolobampo Restaurant. All proceeds benefit the HRTM Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund and Student Travel Fund.

This is followed by our TAP Happy Hour Feb. 9 "Olympic Openers," the 100 West Cafe Lunch series starting Feb. 13 with Italian cuisine, and our first International Dinner, "Tour de France" Feb. 15, and a Tequila Tasting and Mixology Community Presentation Feb. 27.

Please visit our website at http://aces.nmsu.edu/100west/index.html for information about all of meals and events or stop by our office, Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 to pick up a brochure, ask questions or make reservations for the dinners or presentations.

March 1 is deadline for two NMSU Women’s Club Scholarships

The NMSU Women’s Club Scholarship application is due March 1. The NMSU Women’s Club is committed to supporting returning female undergraduate students in attaining their educational goals. The Club’s Scholarship Committee annually recommends one or two candidates for the NMSU Women’s Club Scholarship. Each candidate is awarded a $500 scholarship and invited to attend the Club’s spring luncheon.

The NMSU Women’s Club Scholarships are open to any female NMSU undergraduate student at the Las Cruces campus or branch campuses who is returning to school after a break in her education (either after high school or after starting college). These scholarships have been set up specifically for returning students because students immediately out of high school have other opportunities, such as the lottery scholarship, available to them. Candidates must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship application is also due March 1. The NMSU Women’s Club is committed to supporting single mothers with dependent children under the age of 18 in attaining their educational goals. This scholarship is sponsored by Susan DeMar in honor of her late mother, Ruth Mary Webber. The Club’s Scholarship Committee will recommend one candidate for the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship. The winner is awarded $250 and invited to attend the Club’s spring luncheon.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship is open to female NMSU undergraduate students at the Las Cruces campus only. Each candidate must be a single or widowed mother with dependent children under the age of 18 who reside with her and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Below are links to the respective scholarship applications. Instructions for completion and where to submit are included in the application at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/scholarships/ and https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2017/09/2018-Ruth-Mary-Webber-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

For more information, contact the NMSU Women’s Club President, Susan DeMar, at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509, or visit https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/.

New Mexico State University hosts 35th annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium

FARMINGTON – Herd health is vital for a cattle producer to build and maintain a successful business.

Cattlemen in the Four Corners region will have an opportunity to learn the latest on the economics of herd health at the 35th annual San Juan Basin Beef Cattle Symposium Wednesday, Feb. 7, at McGee Park Fairgrounds in Farmington.

The day-long event is presented by the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service in San Juan County in collaboration with Colorado State University Extension offices in Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma and Dolores counties.