April 16, 2016

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Student Recruitment - Drs. Stu Munson-McGee, Efren Delgado, and Esther Devall visited the University of Chihuahua April 12 to recruit undergraduate and graduate students into the Food Science and Technology major at NMSU. They met with the dean and faculty members in Chemistry and gave a presentation at the international graduate school fair. In addition, they met with the dean and faculty members in Agriculture and Forestry Sciences in Delicias on April 13.

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

  • National Health Outreach Conference - Dr. Sonja Koukel, Extension Health Specialist, gave a presentation on how health literacy impacts individual and public health. Koukel leads the national Health Literacy Action Team for the Cooperative Extension Service. Cassandra Vanderpool, diabetes coordinator, gave a presentation on a cooking school for people with diabetes in New Mexico. Lourdes Olivas, nutrition program coordinator, gave a presentation on using promotoras to teach people with diabetes how to increase their physical activity and eat healthier.

School of Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management

  • On Thursday, April 14, the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management hosted a reception, silent auction, and dinner for members of the NMSU and Las Cruces community. Distinguished guests included Chancellor Carruthers, New Mexico Secretary of Tourism, Rebecca Latham, Regent Jerean Hutchinson, and members of the HRTM Board of Advisors. The reception included a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Conquistadores celebrating HRTM rejoining the Chamber. The silent auction and raffle raised over $3500 which will be used to offset expenses for HRTM students studying abroad in Florence, Italy and to endow the Chef Maurice and Laura Zeck Scholarship Fund. The event was featured in the Las Cruces Sun News. Read the HRTM Program Rejoins Chamber article.

Extension Plant Sciences

  • On April 13th Elizabeth Smith, Vineyard Weather Specialist in CES-PS,hosted 35 Texas Tech Architect students and 4 professors, to teach soil transport and studies. The intention was for the students to learn about how soil and dust moves in our southwest environment for their design of a theoretical "Dust Institute." The visitors received hands on learning of instruments the New Mexico Climate Center uses to study dust and toured the second floor Skeen Hall soils lab.