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Current Issue: March 17, 2003
Volume 38, Number 16

In Brief

National Native News to be produced at KUNM

Effective March 31, National Native News (NNN) will be consolidated with Native America Calling (NAC); NNN will be produced in the KUNM, 89.9 FM, studio at UNM.

“KUNM is honored to serve as the production center for National Native News.  The consolidation enlarges UNM’s long-standing commitment to broadcast Native voices and to share the Native-American perspective with the diverse communities we serve. 

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) owns both NNN and NAC. NNN has a long tradition of carrying reports from New Mexico and the southwest. 

KUNM serves Albuquerque, Santa Fe and most of central and northern New Mexico.

Enrollment up for spring

Spring semester enrollment at UNM is up 3.78 percent as compared to last year, according to the Official 2003 Spring Enrollment Report.

As of the Feb. 7 census date, 23,813 students were attending UNM’s main campus, compared with 22,946 last spring, making it the largest spring enrollment total since 1999. Returning student enrollment is 20,297 students, or 3.04 percent compared with last spring, while beginning freshmen retention (fall-to-spring) is 88.4 percent.

According to the Office of Academic Affairs, another notable increase came in the area of evening and weekend enrollment with a spring credit hour increase of 11.7 percent or 5,548 additional credit hours, mostly upper-division and graduate, reported over last spring.

Medieval Studies looks at Barbarian Europe

The Institute for Medieval Studies presents “Barbarian Europe: The Creation of a Civilization,” Monday-Thursday, March 24-27 in Woodward Hall, rm. 101 on the UNM campus.

The spring lecture series features a team of five acclaimed experts delivering seven lectures exploring major transformations and achievements of the centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire.

The lectures will cover history, literature, women’s studies, art and archaeology and music. All lectures are free and open to the public. Free parking and a shuttle service are available.

For more information, visit the Institute for Medieval Studies on the Web at http:// www.unm.edu/~medinst or email at medinst@unm.edu.

Frontier earns good neighbor award

The Frontier Restaurant has been named Restaurant Neighbor of the Year by the New Mexico Restaurant Association.

The award was presented recently to Larry and Dorothy Rainosek at the annual Hospitality Industry Awards. The Rainoseks are the owners of the Frontier Restaurant and Golden Pride Restaurants in Albuquerque.

Several individuals and groups from the UNM community sent letters in strong support of the Rainoseks.

The couple are charter members of the President’s Club, a group of high-level donors who directly support initiatives designed to reduce the freshman dropout rate. Additionally, as advocates for the Presidential Scholarship Program, the Rainoseks helped raise more than $53,000 in new scholarships last fall. Mrs. Rainosek is also a member of the UNM Foundation Board of Directors.

CASAA event showcases runaway youth program

UNM’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA) will host an open house Friday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., at 317 Washington S.E. to showcase its new Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.

The program provides many services coordinated onsite. “Albuquerque is facing a crisis in which the welfare and future of its adolescents and young adults are at risk,” said Natasha Slesnick, research assistant professor at CASAA.

For information, contact Isela Roeder at 925-2395.