February 24, 2017

Cooperative Extension Service

  • Ag Fest in Santa Fe the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center conducted educational games that highlighted the importance of food protection and emergency preparedness. The purpose was to show how everyone is involved in agriculture. Sixty-five individuals played the game, and over 200 stopped by to watch. The Center also hosted a training together with Cooperative Extension Service, Northern County Emergency Managers, and the Department of Health to highlight their responses within the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) regarding Managing Food Emergencies. The trainings are to encourage the collaboration between agencies and the community in the event of an emergency.

Southwest District Officer Training

  • Training was provided to 48 4-H, county leaders on the importance of Emergency Preparedness in Agricultural and Food. The 4-H youth teamed up with their county to participate in an exercise that was utilized to develop critical thinking skills and comprehension of an emergency response during a county fair. Teams had to present information back to the group on the outcomes of the scenario, with the whole process focusing on their leadership abilities.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Connie Campos, an adjunct faculty member who teaches courses about child abuse (CAST 301V) and forensic interviewing of children in child abuse cases (CAST 302), has been nominated for the Oscars for Champions award. The award is given by Jardin de Los NiƱos, a comprehensive program for young homeless children and their families. Connie was nominated for her many years of providing services for abused and neglected children. She works closely with child protection professionals, law enforcement, and other agencies to make sure that children who experience abuse are able to talk about their experiences and get the services they need.

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

  • The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management held its Annual Hospitality Career Fair, February 15 - 17. The event began on February 15 with a reception for the hospitality recruiters presented by Professor Julie Correa's HRTM 443 - Meetings, Conventions, and Special Events class. Nineteen companies had booths at the Las Cruces Convention Center to introduce their companies, internships, and career opportunities to the students. Three new companies - joined returning industry partners. Thursday afternoon and Friday, several companies stayed to hold over 225 individual interviews with the students. The recruiters were extremely impressed with students' professionalism, knowledge, and experience. Most will be making their offers for second interviews, jobs and internships over the next few weeks.