September 2, 2016

Cooperative Extension Service

  • More than 120 motorcycle enthusiasts from across New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado gathered on the weekend of August 26-28 for the 2016 Ride for the 4-H Clover held in north central New Mexico. The participants heard from faculty working for NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station about the work they are doing to address the issues and needs of the communities in various counties. Some of the highlights of the weekend included hearing from the youth about what 4-H means to them and how it has changed their lives; hearing them perform; watching them demonstrate their leadership abilities; and seeing lots of beautiful scenery along the way.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • The documentary Everyone's Business: Protecting Our Children was nominated for an Emmy award. The documentary highlighted NMSU's efforts to prevent child maltreatment. It featured Shelly Bucher and Esther Devall discussing the Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor at NMSU and the mock child abuse investigation house located on campus. The awards ceremony will take place on October 8 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Malnutrition Seminar for Students and Dietitians

  • Gaby Phillips and Kathy Vineyard, directors of the combined Dietetic Internship/master's program in Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences, hosted a seminar on September 1 for almost 40 students and dietitians in the community. The speaker demonstrated how to conduct a nutrition-focused physical exam to identify malnutrition in hospital, acute care, and nursing home patients. Many dietitians are not taught how to conduct physical exams, which is an important diagnostic tool. Malnutrition greatly increases the likelihood of patient falls and the development of pressure ulcers and surgical site infections.