November 21, 2015

  • National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association 2015 Scholar American recipients: The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) announced the 2015 Scholar American recipients. The honor is bestowed on NIRA members that have earned points at a 2014-2015 NIRA sanctioned rodeo, been in college for more than one term, earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and have been nominated by their rodeo coach. The recipients from NMSU are Zoe Billings, Josh Davison, Makayla Jacobs, Lucas Mackenzie, Channing Moore, Russell Van Soelen. We congratulate theses students for bringing recognition to NMSU because of their national achievements.

Extension Plant Sciences

  • Annual Southwest Turfgrass Conference: The annual Southwest Turfgrass Conference was held in Ruidoso from November 3 to 5. Approximately 200 participants from the turf and landscape industry in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona attended the conference and listened to presentations on pest identification and control, irrigation water management, and golf course maintenance. The event was co-organized and co-sponsored by the Southwest Turfgrass Association and the Cooperative Extension Service. During the conference, the Association provided scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at NMSU. This year's recipients were Guillermo Alvarez (graduate student) and Steven Jarrett (undergraduate student) from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences.

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

  • Wildlife Museum Tour: On Friday, November 6, approximately 75 students and 15 adults from El Paso's Carlos Rivera Elementary School, visited the NMSU Wildlife Museum. As part of the Wildlife Museum tour, undergraduate students from the NMSU Chapter of the American Fisheries Society demonstrated using seines to capture fish in the Knox Hall pond. The elementary school group also visited the NMSU Arthropod Museum and the Zuhl Library.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Recruiting Efforts: The department held two recruiting efforts. Students in the Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising major held a fashion show at Barnes and Nobles during Homecoming. They modeled clothing and accessories from Barnes and Noble, adding their own individual style and fashion sense. Dr. Roselyn Smitley helped produce the show. Dr. Efren Delgado and Dr. Nancy Flores presented on research in food science to 300 middle school students who were members of MESA chapters around the state. Both recruiting efforts teach students and the public the diverse careers NMSU has to offer.