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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
Current Issue: October 28, 2002
Volume 38, Number 8

In Brief

Human Rights leader Morris Dees speaks

Human rights leader Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak at Woodward Hall Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The talk will be broadcast live on TalNet, KNME-TV’s Teach and Learn Cable Channel 28.

For more than 20 years, Dees has fought domestic terrorism, sued hate groups and educated students about respecting differences and the consequences of discrimination.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, $5 for students and are available through Tickets.com at 1-800-905-3315, or the UNM bookstore ticket office.

For information, call the New Mexico Foundation for Human Rights Projects at 242-4737.

May nominations due

Nominations for the Gerald W. May Staff Recognition Awards are due Friday, Nov. 8.

Nomination forms have been sent via campus mail.

Staff selected will be honored during an awards ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-4:30 p.m. at University House.

Staff, faculty and students may nominate non-faculty, permanent and current UNM employees with a minimum of three years of service for the award. Criteria include exceptional service and positive, effective representation of UNM.

For information, call Theresa Everling, 272-4155

NAS director named

Greg Cajete, Ph.D, of Santa Clara Pueblo, is the new director of Native American Studies (NAS). He is an associate professor with NAS and the UNM College of Education.

At the forefront of a teaching movement that encourages students to be creative and productive within their social and cultural contexts, Cajete’s research also focuses on holistic ways that indigenous cultures sustain and preserve natural environments. He is also known for his design of integrated curriculums.

As director, Cajete will sculpt curriculum in a quest to create a bachelor’s degree program in Native American Studies.

Call NAS at 277-3917.

African American Student Day planned

African American high school students will learn the ins and outs of higher education at African American Student Day Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Keller Hall, Center for the Arts.
The event is hosted by UNM’s Office of Recruitment Services, African American Student Services and student organizations.

Information sessions will cover the admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, tutoring and student life. Academic department representatives will be on hand.

Call 277-5645 or 277-3430.

Excellent international work to be honored

The Office of International Programs and Studies is seeking nominations for the UNM International Excellence Awards.

To nominate faculty, staff or students, submit a letter of nomination and copy of the nominee’s resume to the Office of International Programs and Studies in Mesa Vista Hall, rm. 2111 by Friday Nov. 1.

Indian actors needed

Attend a free KUNM 89.9 FM live performance and recording of INET Radio, Bruce King’s radio play addressing cultural trends affected by Native traditions, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

The casting call is Nov. 2. Call 277-3027.

UNM past presidents present at Zimmerman

The time is right to look back at some of UNM’s former leaders. To that end, Open Doors presents “Crossroads in UNM History: Presidential Voices and Visions” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m. in the west wing of Zimmerman Library.

“This is an opportune time to discuss leadership and the qualities of an effective leader,” says Carolyn Mountain, manager, Division of Iberian and Latin American Resources and Services (DILARES), and co-coordinator of the Open Doors series with Teresa Marquez, Center for Southwest Research librarian.

Former Presidents Tom Farer, Bud Davis, Ferrel Heady, John Perovich and Richard Peck will each have a chance to respond to three questions and then the floor will be opened up to the audience for questions.

Momaday speaks at NMEH 30th year gala

The New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities will hold its 30th Anniversary Celebration Friday, Nov. 1, at the KiMo Theatre.

Author N. Scott Momaday is the featured speaker. He won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel “House Made of Dawn” and has received numerous other awards.

The event is free, but a ticket is required. Call 277-3705.