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NMSU Hotline — May 24, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Kirby, Student Engagement

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As an academic success support center coordinator, Lisa Kirby manages the Campus Tutoring Center. She hires, trains and monitors about 15 tutors each semester. Kirby also coordinates the QuickConnect EarlyAlert and the Calling All Aggies enrollment campaign. Kirby?s first stint at NMSU started in 1998. ?Watching the students grow and mature and contribute back to the university is completely satisfying. Collaborating with my colleagues regarding the enhancement of everything we already do well keeps me coming back,? she said.

Campus Announcements

Retirement reception for Marilyn Heide set for today

Please join us today to celebrate Marilyn Heide?s retirement after 18 years of service with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Her reception will be held at Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 330 ?Social Living Center? at 3:30 p.m.

Contact Roseann Colorbio at 575-646-3215 or rocolorb@nmsu.edu for more information.

Campus tutoring offered this summer

The Campus Tutoring Service is providing assistance from May 24 through Aug. 3 for students enrolled this summer. We are open Sunday through Thursday (subject to change). Our tutors are undergraduates who have succeeded in their courses and are consistently trained in learning skills. Summer sessions move fairly quickly so don?t wait until your challenge is too big. Come see a tutor today. Statistics prove that those who visit a tutor more than three times for a course fare better than those who do not.

Please see our schedule at https://campustutoring/nmsu.edu. For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342 or call the tutoring center at 575-646-6050. There is no appointment necessary so stop by Corbett Center, Room 206. See you soon.

Learning Games Lab Summer Sessions for students entering grades 3?8

Youth can apply to be Learning Games Lab Consultants during our one-week Think Tank sessions. Selected consultants will play games, participate in design activities and learn possible career paths in the industry. This summer, we will have two types of sessions ? one for those entering third through fifth grade and the other for those entering sixth through eighth grade in the 2017-18 school years. Session topics are:

Grades 3rd - 5th: Digital tools for documenting your life
Grades 6th ? 8th: Multimedia and math

All sessions last from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and take place at NMSU?s Learning Games Lab. Applications should be submitted by Friday, May 26. To apply, or for further information visit http://bit.ly/2pwxOcT.

Questions, contact Amanda at aarmstr0@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1076.

Kids Kollege registration now open for summer classes

Hurry and get your kids registered for Kids Kollege. Classes are filling fast. Don?t miss out on these new classes. Call us at 575-527-7776 to get registered or visit us online at dacc.augusoft.net

Minecraft Designers is open to ages 8 to 11. It runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 5-9 and costs $119. If you love this game but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings, this is the course for you. Learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling using a new industry grade software to design your very own characters and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. Students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft at home to import characters and parent email address is required to create student accounts. Tablet, phone and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.

Robotic Arm Science is for ages 9 to 13, and registration for this course ends on May 23. Your dream of owning, building, commanding and taking home your own five-motor robotic arm will come true when you enroll for our Robotic Arm Science course. You will be able to command your gripper to open and close, move your robotic wrist, elbow, base and command vertical and horizontal reaching moves. Your robot will be equipped with 100 grams of lifting capacity. Additional features include a search light on the gripper for night operation. With your Robotic Arm you will have total command and visual manipulation using the five switch wired controller. Plus, have fun building a wide range of additional robotic designs with the robotic building system. The possibilities are endless when you build with science. The course is from 1 to 4 p.m. June 5-9 and costs $155.

Star Wars Animation is from ages 11 ? 14. If making your own movies is what you dream of, then here is where you want to be. Using your own favorite Star Wars action figures, you can create a short film to share with family and friends or start a YouTube channel. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share. Students will need to bring in Star Wars action figures and/or vehicles from home. The class is from 1 to 4 p.m. June 5-9 and costs $119.

2016-17 NMSU Quick Facts now available

The 2016-17 Quick Facts are available. Please contact the Office of Institutional Analysis at 575-646-1720 or ccoffelt@nmsu.edu for the 2016-2017 Quick Facts Booklet. Quantities are available to departments, upon request while supplies last.