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NMSU Hotline — June 15, 2018

Original idea? Patent and Trademark Resource Center at NMSU assists innovators

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Alex Moon has a new idea, and the biology doctorate student at New Mexico State University is trying to patent his idea. Through the process, the Patent and Trademark Resource Center at NMSU’s Zuhl Library has been a valuable resource.

Established at NMSU in October 2016, the PTRC is the only office in New Mexico and the surrounding region and is officially affiliated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Speakeasy Soiree at The 3rd Floor Bistro

Party like it's 1922 during the Speakeasy Soiree at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club (located in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center, 1815 Wells St.). Savor authentic fine cuisine and spirits of the roaring '20s, including oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktails, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and mixologist-prepared drinks such as vespers, dark and stormies, Manhattans and more. The party starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29, and reservations are required.

Limited seating is available, so reserve your table today by calling NMSU Dining Services at 575-646-4802. The cost is $65 plus tax. For more information, including the full menu, visit https://www.facebook.com/NMSUdining/photos/gm.201126203851571/1727858063974612/?type=3&theater.

Additional temporary parking lot closures

In order to make as many needed repairs to campus parking lots as possible before the new school year begins, NMSU Transportation & Parking Services has announced additional lot closures for June and July. Please refer to the list at https://park.nmsu.edu/closure/ to see if any of these closures impact your summer parking. A map is available in the menu at the top of the page to help you find alternative parking.

Please contact parking@nmsu.edu for more information.

Do not use Microsoft Edge with Canvas

Internet Explorer has been replaced by Microsoft Edge and is included with Windows 10. The increased security of Edge is causing problems when used with Canvas.

We recommend that you use the latest version of either Chrome or Firefox. For more information visit http://ict.nmsu.edu.

FSPCA-Preventive Controls for Human Food course for PCQI to be offered

New Mexico State University will be presenting the certification training course FSPCA-Preventive Controls for Human Food FULL Course for PCQI-Preventive Controls Qualified Individual in Albuquerque June 26-28.

This training program was developed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for the food and beverage industry, which handles and produces food and must comply with FDA FSMA requirements for training. This course for Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) meets the FDA FSMA training requirement and will receive a certificate issued by AFDO.

The objectives of this training are for the food safety professional who must have the following skills:
– Efficient management of an FSMA Food Safety Plan and Good Manufacturing practices.
– Conduct a risk assessment to determine controls for process, food allergen, sanitation and supply chain procedures in the food processing environment.
– Implement the requirements for verification, validation and record keeping.

The course will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27, and 8:30 a.m.-noon June 28, at the Bernalillo County Extension Office - 4-H Building, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW in Albuquerque. Fees are $250 for in-state and $450 for out-of-state, and include instruction, break refreshments, manual with materials and AFDO certificate. Lodging, airfare and travel costs are not included. Online registration is available, and payments may be made with credit card, check, money order and company POs.

For registration, contact 575-646-2198 or glorhern@nmsu.edu. For more information or to register online, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/fspca-preventive-control.html.

This course is taught by instructors trained by the FSPCA who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum. Both instructors, Nancy C. Flores and Mauricio Castello, have experience and knowledge in educating food entrepreneurs and food companies as part of NMSU’s land-grant mission.