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NMSU Hotline — January 14, 2020

NMSU students win awards for research at National Diversity in STEM Conference

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Four New Mexico State University students in the College of Arts and Sciences were honored at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science awards at The 2019 National Diversity in STEM Conference in Honolulu in November. The awards recognize the next generation of underrepresented researchers and science, technology, engineering and math leaders while also giving visibility to their research and schools.

The student researchers represented areas of study from sociology to biology and chemistry and biochemistry as well as conservation ecology.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Dining Services to host wine dinner Jan. 31

Join NMSU Dining Services for an upcoming wine dinner featuring the Wagner Family of Wine. This event will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Danny Villaneuva Victory Club at the Stan Fulton Athletics Center. The menu can be found at https://www.facebook.com/nmsuflavours/. For more information, or to RSVP, call 575-646-4802.

NMSU student/staff volunteers needed for Young Achievers Forum

The Student Success Center needs NMSU students and staff to serve as volunteers (student guides or team leaders) for the fourth annual Young Achievers Forum Saturday, Feb. 29, on the NMSU campus. The mission is to inspire and motivate students to think beyond high school and open their minds to aspire toward post-secondary education. The forum is a collaboration between NMSU and CommUNITY en Acción, a local civic organization of leaders dedicated to furthering education in our community.

The Young Achievers Forum is an annual one-day event that brings approximately 600 sixth-graders to NMSU to receive first-hand exposure to a college campus. Students are inspired to expand their horizons by exploring a future career and gaining a new educational perspective through an energetic day filled with hands-on activities that will expose them to careers in the field of health and fitness, STEM, business/finance, medical and liberal arts/education. Sixth-graders are assigned to a team led by NMSU college students, who will guide them through their company rotation while they receive the full experience of navigating a college campus. Volunteers will have the opportunity to impart information to students from Alamogordo Public Schools, Deming Public School District, Gadsden Independent School District, Hatch Valley Public Schools and Las Cruces Public School District.

Student guides (NMSU students) and team leaders (NMSU/community/personnel) are invited to volunteer for this event to give back to the community and enhance the experience of local youth. Student guides will interact with students and provide information about college life, and team leaders will oversee the transition of their own team throughout the event while interacting with students who are attending the Young Achievers Forum.

Volunteer commitment to this event would be from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. If you are interested in participating, sign up at https://ssc.nmsu.edu/young-achievers-forum/ for a one-hour training to acquaint you with your role and the expectations for this event. All listed trainings will be held in Corbett Center Student Union, Campus Activities Conference, Room 106B. For more information, contact Rosa at 575-646-4255 or rosadela@nmsu.edu.


School of Social Work holiday tree brings gifts to 180 youths

The Child Welfare Scholar Program through the School of Social Work would like to extend many heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the NMSU community faculty, staff and students who donated Christmas gifts to children and youth in Children, Youth and Families Department—Protective Services care through the Angel Tree Drive. Through your generous donations, we were able to serve more than 180 children and youth in child welfare services with Christmas gifts in time for the Christmas holiday. The overwhelming response was invaluable and appreciated. Call 575-646-2143 for more information.


'Preparing for the future' theme of 2020 Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo

What’s in store for the future of food, and how beef producers can prepare for it, is the theme of the 2020 Southwest Beef Symposium.

The symposium will be in Amarillo, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Embassy Suites, 550 S. Buchanan Street. Registration is $95 on site. To register call 979-845-2604.

The program begins at 1 p.m. Jan. 22, and concludes at 1 p.m. Jan. 23. Dinner Wednesday evening is sponsored by Southwest Beef CAP Grant.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14032/preparing-for-the-future-theme-of-2020-southwest-beef-symposium-in-amarillo.

NMSU, NM Department of Health to offer diabetes cooking classes in Las Cruces

Next month, New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will present a series of cooking classes designed to teach adults with diabetes how to cook healthy meals.

The four-class series, Kitchen Creations, will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. at Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive, in Las Cruces. The classes are sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14041/nmsu-nm-department-of-health-to-offer-diabetes-cooking-classes-in-las-cruces.