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NMSU Hotline — August 15, 2014

NMSU expands with targeted direction for Young Women in Computing program


Only 15 percent of college students across the country pursuing degrees in computer science are women, but a program at New Mexico State University is reversing that trend. The Young Women in Computing outreach in the College of Arts and Sciences has more than doubled the numbers of young women going into computer science at NMSU.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center closed Monday; expect long lines next week

The Campus Health Center will be closed Monday, Aug. 18, for staff training and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.

International students will be using the service for health clearance from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Wednesday, Aug. 20 and Thursday Aug. 21. Be advised that the Campus Health Center will have long lines due to this clearance process. To see a provider during these heavy traffic times, advance to the window marked ?Express.? If your medical need can wait until 1p.m. during these days, it is recommended to do so to avoid a long wait. The Campus Health Center will resume regular academic hours Friday, Aug. 22 with operations from 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. including the lunch hour.

For more information, call 575-646-1512.

Fall 2014 Faculty/Staff Convocation to be held Tuesday

The Fall 2014 Faculty/Staff Convocation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. The Excellence in Academic Advising, University Research Early Career, Research Distinguished Career, Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching and Westhafer awards will be presented at convocation. There will be refreshments in the lobby of the music recital hall beginning at 8:15 a.m. There will be a link on the NMSU homepage for those who wish to join convocation via webcast.

For more information, contact the provost's office at 575-646-2127.

NM Lottery Scholarship eligibility change begins fall 2014

Beginning with the fall 2014 semester, incoming students who meet other eligibility requirements will need to successfully complete 15 credit hours with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher to earn the NM Lottery Scholarship. To maintain eligibility, students will need to complete 15 graded credit hours each semester and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students can earn the scholarship for up to seven semesters. See http://fa.nmsu.edu/scholarships/freshmen/legislative-lottery-scholarship-nmrf/ for more information.

Students who have received the scholarship for at least three semesters (including spring 2014) are considered legacy students and must complete 12 credit hours each semester and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater to continue to be eligible for the NM Lottery Scholarship. Legacy students can hold this scholarship for up to eight semesters.

A significant discount is available to all students who take 15 or more student credit hours per semester. When you take more credits per semester, you save money on your college degree and graduate faster. See
http://hr.nmsu.edu/uar/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2014/04/2014-2015-FAL_TF.pdf.pdf for more information.

National Diabetes Prevention Program looking for participants

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is now recruiting participants for their upcoming classes both in Bernalillo County and Dona Ana County. NDPP is a lifestyle change program developed by the CDC to help individuals with pre-diabetes.

The programs are facilitated by trained lifestyle coaches who offer topics based on better nutrition, an increase in physical activity and an overall approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. Each class runs for 16 weeks and meets once a week for one hour, followup sessions are provided. Potential participants must meet the program guidelines for being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Classes are free.

This is a partnership between the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and Molina Healthcare.

For more information or to register contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or email lubanega@nmsu.edu.

Find advice in NMSU's Employee Assistance Program newsletter

As the fall semester is about to start, here are a few tidbits of information from Frontline Employee that may be useful. Information covers topics such as ?How to be an Outside the Box Problem Solver,? and ?Secrets to Gaining.? Visit this site to get the full story: http://chc.nmsu.edu/files/2014/07/14_06Aug2014_FE03.pdf

If you want three brief tips on how to improve your supervision skills, visit http://chc.nmsu.edu/eap/supervisor-news/

Human resources learning system class to be held this fall

A Society for Human Resource Management Learning System course will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 to Nov. 19 for $960. This 13-week certification preparation course for the Professional in Human Resources and Senior Professional in Human Resources examinations features the number one tool necessary to master the six bodies of knowledge. The tool includes the SHRM Learning System, access to the Online Resource Center, more than 1,500 practice questions, electronic flashcards, and two post-tests. Can?t make it to class? Join other professionals in this interactive and dynamic in-person classroom environment or via a synchronous online environment. Simulations, quizzes and more as you prepare to sit for the exam. Free orientation will be held Aug. 27. Discounts available for National SHRM members.

For more information, call 575-527 7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.

Community Education course is now available

In the DACC Community Education course "Pearl Knotting," enjoy learning the history, value and types of pearls while creating an heirloom-quality, knotted pearl necklace using a simple method. Leave this course with your own set of pearls. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. The cost is $21.

For more information or for online registration, visit http://dacc.augusoft.net.