July 3, 2014

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Kari Bachman was selected to receive the Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB). The award is presented to recognize an SNEB member in "mid-career" regarding his/her professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education and for significant contribution to the mission of SNEB.

  • Dr. Esther Devall, Department Head of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Jon Schwartz, Associate Dean of Research in the College of Education, were featured on a special segment on KRWG related to mental illness. They spoke about the creation of the NMSU Community Mental Health and Wellness Center and how the university is trying to help meet the behavioral health needs of the region. View their KWRG Community Mental Health Interview.

Plant and Environmental Sciences

  • April Ulery was an invited panelist at the recent 2014 Associated Public and Land Grant University (APLU) National Academic Programs Summit held in Bozeman, MT on June 22-24. She discussed "Grantsmanship - Best Practices in Securing Funding for Educational Projects" The APLU theme this year was "Creating Change: Community, Culture, and Contributions of Teaching Excellence".

  • Dr. Ulery was also invited to the North American Colleges and Teachers conference at Montana State University later that week, to present the work of her co-authors Barbara Chamberlin, Jeanne Gleason and Sheila Cassidy: "Innovative Media to Support Instruction and Retain Students in Soil and Environmental Sciences."

Rodeo Team

  • New Mexico State University's rodeo team competed at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, June 15-21, bringing home a national victory. NMSU did great! For a full list of the 2014 CNFR Results, visit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association website.

Cooperative Extension Service

  • Grant County Extension Office, Judy O'Loughlin is cooking over the summer at the local Farmer's Market in collaboration with the Grant County Health Council. The purpose is to show the communities how to cook healthy with local produce.

Plant and Environmental Sciences

  • Dr. Kulbhushan Grover's research on evaluation of guar as a potential alternative crop in New Mexico was visited by Carlos G. Gomez, President, Universidade de La Salle, Columbia, during his visit to the NMSU campus. Guar, is a drought-tolerant bean crop that is grown for its protein rich pods for human consumption, green foliage for livestock feed and for harvesting seeds for guar gum, which is used in many food, cosmetic, explosives and oil drilling products. President Gomez was very interested in learning about guar and took information to explore possibilities of growing guar back in Columbia and develop a potential collaboration with Dr. Grover's program.

  • Dr. Grover was recently awarded with the "Top Teaching Tip Award" at the 60th annual NACTA conference, June 2014 at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT for one of his teaching notes "Student-Centered Teaching through Experiential Learning and its Assessment" co-authored with Dr. Shelly Stovall and published in the NACTA journal.