February 17, 2017

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Student Club Donations - The Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AFCS) student club presented Cowboys for Cancer with $1,320 to aid in cancer research. The AFCS students sold pink t-shirts in October for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink football game and activities. The Student Association of Fashion Merchandising and Marketing (SAFMM) student club also presented a donation of $100. The SAFMM students had a Tough Enough to Get Pied booth where members took whipped cream pies to the face to raise funds for cancer research.

Extension Plant Sciences

  • The Pesticide Safety Program in the Extension Plant Sciences Department just completed the 2016 - 2017 training series. Workshops held in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Clovis, Hobbs, and Farmington provided clientele with educational programming on the effective and environmentally sound use of pesticides. Certified applicators received information on new and emerging insect, disease and weed pests. Applicators who wished to become certified to apply pesticides received training in pesticide safety, pesticide laws and regulations, sprayer calibration, and general information in entomology, plant pathology, and weed science. This year the program recertified 365 current pesticide applicators and trained 158 new license holders.

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

  • New Mexico State University - Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology swept the regional 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, the Arizona Wildlife Society, and the New Mexico Wildlife Society held in Farmington, New Mexico (February 9-11, 2017). The Conference started with FWCE undergraduate students (Will Lubenau, Adam Baca, Marcus Montoya, Joe Youtz) winning the Quiz Bowl. Ian Perkins-Taylor won the Best Student Paper for Wildlife and Damon Peterson won the Best Student Paper for Fisheries. Will Lubenau won the AZ/NM AFS Chapter prestigious Miles McInnis Scholarship and the coveted fly rod in the raffle contest. Matthew Boggie won the 2016 Outstanding Student Award from the NM Wildlife Society for his outstanding contributions to New Mexico wildlife conservation. Susan Bard received a Student Travel Award from NM TWS and Alex Kunkel received second place for Best Student Poster. NMSU FWCE graduate students took away cash prizes from the photo contest: Cody Bear received awards for "Best Landscape," "Best Bird," and "Best of Show." Alex Kunkel received an award for "Best Fish" photo, Susan Bard received an award for the "Best Mammal" photo, and Sarah Grubel received an award for the "Caught in the Act" photo. Way to go Fish and Wildlife Aggies!