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NMSU Hotline — March 2, 2018

New ICAN coordinator joins NMSU Bernalillo County Extension office

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ALBUQUERQUE – Nutrition education is Lydia Montoya’s passion. She has spread the gospel of healthy eating near and far at every level of government agencies. She is now New Mexico State University’s Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition program coordinator in Bernalillo County.

When Montoya worked as a nutrition educator for NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County during the summer of 1999, she never expected to be returning as the director of the program in December 2017.

“I’ve conducted all aspects of nutrition education and I know that the Extension service is a great resource for helping to improve the health of New Mexicans,” said Tularosa native Montoya.

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Campus Announcements

Student Loans: Ins and Outs workshop today

The Student Success Center is offering the Student Loans Ins & Outs workshop from 9-10 a.m. today in Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225.

Do you currently have a student loan or are you thinking about accepting one? Join us for this workshop where students will learn to make smart choices in regard to taking out student loans and paying them back. Learn to recognize the impact that a student loan will have on your financial plan once you have graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree.

For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136 or finlit@nmsu.edu

PES Graduate Seminar today

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences master's candidates Jack McCoy, "Evaluation of Powdery Mildew Resistance in Capsicum species," and Alonso Garcia, "Evaluating guar genotypes under various irrigation regimes in southwestern New Mexico," will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. today in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu

NMSU University Art Gallery to host visual journaling workshop

The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University is hosting the visual journaling workshop, "That's Them! My All-Time Favorite Band in Pictures," from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the gallery, located at 1390 E. University Ave.

Join us for this all-ages, free community workshop that is part of the "Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)," exhibition programming. Bring images of your favorite band (on regular paper is fine) to the gallery, and we’ll provide markers, pencils, cardboard, glue, scrapbooking decoratives, and magazines for you to create a collage of your favorite band! Gallery staff is available to take complimentary digital photos of participants, if desired. This event is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view for attendees to experience. No reservations required.

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/

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Milton Hall Room 85. This month’s guest speaker is Eric Magrane, NMSU visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography, who will speak on “What role might art-science collaboration play in building more just and sustainable futures?”

Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at anytime; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. The meeting will be available online at https://zoom.us/j/973677801 for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Post Graduate Immigration Options workshop March 9

There will be a Post Graduate Immigration Options-Visa Workshop on Friday, March 9, from 1-5 p.m. in Domenici Hall, Room 109 and consultation in 106. Below are some of the topics that will be discussed:

USCIS biz-immigration interviews
Merit based immigration
H-1b Challenges
H-1b talk

If you would like to attend this workshop please register on the link below:


Spring graduation fair March 13-14

The Graduation Fair Spring 2018, which takes place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 13 and 14 at the NMSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore, is your one-stop shop for students and faculty to prepare for Commencement.

At the Graduation Fair, you can:
Reserve your seat for Commencement
Purchase your personalized announcements and diploma frame
Order your cap, gown, and tassel and receive a 10 percent discount on Graduation Fair days only
Order your Crimson Graduation Cord (for Crimson Scholars who have 75 NMSU credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at time of applying for degree)
Purchase your NMSU official ring and receive an invitation to the NMSU Alumni Association Official Ring Ceremony
Take professional portraits
Record your appreciation video shown on the Jumbotron at Commencement
Enter a drawing to win graduation prizes

Register for Relay for Life of Las Cruces on NMSU campus

Relay for Life of Las Cruces is an all-night walk symbolizing that cancer never sleeps, so for one night out of the year neither will we! Colleges Against Cancer is hoping to fundraise as much as possible for the American Cancer Society.

The event will be from 6 p.m. April 13 to 6 p.m. April 14 at the NMSU Horseshoe. Registration is now open at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY18SOR?pg=entry&fr_id=86843. Type promo code: HOPE2018 for free registration.

Cancer survivors will also be celebrated at the Relay for Life event. If you or a loved one are a cancer survivor, please contact us so that we can recognize you.

For more information contact Annette at a_sosa@nmsu.edu.

School for Young Children Reggio Inspired Fifth Annual Summer Camp

The NMSU School for Young Children will be having its fifth annual Reggio Inspired Summer Camp at the Myrna’s Children’s Village. Two sessions are available: Session I from May 21-June 22 and Session II from June 25-July 27. Registration for each child is $50. (No Cash Accepted). Full-time cost per session is $550. Part-time cost per session is $375. Children ages 2 through 5 are welcome!

For more information please contact Christina Ruybal at 575-312-2581 or tinaruybal@gmail.com, or Debbie Parks at 915-526-2420 or dparks@nmsu.edu.

NMSU researchers study growth of hawk population in Albuquerque

A student in New Mexico State University’s Biology Department recently published a paper in “Condor – Ornithological Applications,” an international scientific journal, about the population ecology of Cooper’s hawks in urban Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Brian Millsap is a Ph.D. candidate who, since 1978, has worked for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

After three years as the national raptor coordinator for the USFWS, the position he still holds today, Millsap decided he wanted to apply his professional knowledge to obtaining his Ph.D. and has been working with NMSU’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology’s professor Gary Roemer since 2013.