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NMSU Hotline — March 18, 2016

More than 30 families attend free cleft palate clinic at NMSU

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More than 30 families with children born with a cleft lip or palate got the chance to receive free medical care Friday, March 11, at a multidisciplinary clinic hosted by New Mexico State University?s Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Families in southern New Mexico were eligible to attend the clinic and see specialists in plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), maxillofacial surgery, pediatrics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontia, speech-language pathology, speech science, audiology, nursing and social work.

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Department of Computer Science hosts summer camps for mid- and high-school students

The Department of Computer Science will host five free, fun, creative and hands-on camps for middle and high school students this summer.

CS Adventures, June 6 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., targets all rising 9th- through 12th-graders, and project builds will include using Raspberry Pi's, Arduino microcontrollers and Ozobots. This camp is coordinated by the GK-12 DISSECT program and the CREST Center for Smart Grid Technologies. Applications are open at http://bit.ly/CSAdventures16.

The Young Women in Computing program is entering its 10th summer of hosting CS summer camps, and will offer a collection of sessions targeting new participants and challenging returning alumna.

June 13 to July 1: YWiC High School Alumna Camp, 12:30 to 4 p.m., for rising 9th- through 12th-grade young women who have previously participated in an extended YWiC educational program. YWiC alums will be challenged to create new builds integrating familiar CS concepts.

June 20 to July 1: YWiC Camp for New High School participants, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for rising 9th- through 12th-grade young women who have never participated in a YWiC camp or after-school program. Project builds will include Flora Arduino, game design and app development.

July 11 to 22: YWiC Camp for New Middle School participants, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for rising 6th- through 8th-grade young women who have never participated in a YWiC camp or after-school program. Projects will include Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robotics, SNAP game design and creating an app with AppInventor.

July 11 to 29: YWiC Middle School Alumna Camp, 12:30 to 4 p.m., for rising 6th- to 8th-grade young women who have previously participated in an extended YWiC educational program. YWiC alums will be challenged to create new builds integrating familiar CS concepts.
Apply at https://ywic.nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions regarding the Computer Science summer programs, contact Raena Cota at raenac@nmsu.edu, Rebecca Galves at rgalves@cs.nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901, or Daniela Miranda at dmiranda@cs.nmsu.edu, or visit http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/.

New 'Road to the Final Four' shirts available at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

Cheer on your NMSU women?s basketball team with a new 2016 ?Road to the Final Four? T-shirt, available now at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. View a photo of the shirt at https://www.instagram.com/p/BDB03WWpRsz/?taken-by=nmsuinsider. The shirt retails for $24.98 and is made of high-quality material. Barnes & Noble is located at 1400 E. University Ave., and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Spring tuition waiver deadline is April 1

The online Tuition Waiver submission process for Spring 2016 is currently available through April 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
Login into MyNMSU at https://my.nmsu.edu/
Select the Employee tab from the menu.
In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
On the Employee page click the hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.
Whenever a change is made to the student schedule, the tuition waiver must be resubmitted online to recalculate taxability. The previous credit will be removed from the student account and reapplied when the waiver is resubmitted, and approved (if applicable), by the deadline.

Recently added: dependent children, under the age of 25 and unmarried, are now eligible to use the dependent tuition remission program as graduate students. Please note dependents (including spouses/domestic partners) who have a Graduate Assistantship with NMSU will not be eligible to use the tuition benefit.

Tuition taxability: Please visit our taxability website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/other/tuition-tax/ to determine if your enrollment situation is taxable. All taxes will be assessed on the employee?s paycheck that is issued on April 30, 2016. You will need to plan ahead to ensure budget accordingly.

If you need further assistance with this process, please contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Alumni Association seeks nominations for distinguished alums and service award

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association is now seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni awards and the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.

One Distinguished Alumni award each will be presented to a recipient from the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Health and Social Services; and one James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service will be given during the 2016 Homecoming celebration.

The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni who have achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership. To be considered, nominees must be a graduate of NMSU and available to attend Homecoming events during the fall of 2016. In addition to achieving distinction in their business or professional lives, nominees must have performed specific, meritorious service that reflects the quality and advancement of NMSU.

The James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, established in 1966, recognizes those who have shown progressive support to NMSU, dedicated involvement with NMSU, impactful civic and humanitarian service at NMSU and within the communities around them, and notable professional service.

Nominations from the past two years will be considered; however, the nominator must resubmit their request through the new nomination form, which is available online at advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni-awardsandprograms.

Completed application and supporting documents can be emailed to alumni@nmsu.edu or mailed to NMSU Alumni Association, P.O. Box 3590 Las Cruces, NM 88003, prior to April 8.

For questions, contact Katherine Vandertulip at 575-646-7551 or kwvander@nmsu.edu.

Criminal Justice Honor Society hosts juvenile rehabilitation conference

The NMSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, will host a conference on the issue of juvenile rehabilitation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Blvd. More than 15 speakers from community organizations, law enforcement agencies and the court will present. NMSU students with valid ID may attend for free.

Online registration is available at https://swrtc.nmsu.edu/alphaphisigma.

Social Security representative to present at NMSU

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will be presenting information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on April 19. Information regarding the location/time of the presentation is on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/#social. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.