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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
Current Issue: April 28, 2003
Volume 38, Number 18

In Brief

Fulbright Scholar Program workshop offered

UNM faculty and staff are invited to attend an information workshop for the 2004-05 Fulbright Scholar Program on Tuesday, April 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Roberts Room, Scholes Hall. The program offers an array of opportunities for teaching, research and study in more than 140 countries. Programs vary in length from two weeks to a full year.

Application materials and further information are now available on the Internet at www.cies.org, or in booklet form from the UNM Office of International Programs and Studies, 272-4032.

The application deadline for most Fulbright programs is Aug. 1.

 For more information, contact Ken Carpenter, 272-4032.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated

The UNM Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) presents “Salute to Liberty,” a free commemoration event to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month on Friday, May 2, noon to 1:30 p.m., at Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts.

A keynote address will be presented by Norman Bay, visiting assistant professor in the UNM School of Law. Cultural performances and ethnic food sampling will round out the event.

For more information, call 277-5251.

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Staff Council award nominations due

Nominations for the Jim Davis Staff Councilor Award for Meritorious Service are due May 2.

In 1999, the UNM Staff Council established an award in memory of Jim Davis, long time UNM employee who exemplified service to the council and the UNM community at large. 

Nominations are now being accepted for current UNM staff councilors, councilors with prior years of service or council committee members who are not elected. 

Nomination forms are available online at http://www.unm.edu/~stafcom/awards/jdnform03.html

The award ceremony will be May 20 at University House from 3 to 4:30 PM. The regular Staff Council meeting will be held prior to the event from 1 to 3 p.m. in Hokona Hall, The Theatre.

Call the Staff Council office for details, 277-1532.

Employee Health and Fitness Day set for May 21

Mark your calendars for May 21, which has been designated as Employee Health and Fitness Day.

Meet in front of Zimmerman Library or in the courtyard on north campus. Fun runs are set from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Health monitoring checks, a walking program kick-off and giveaways are also scheduled.

Call Nicholas at EHPP for more information, 277-5715.

Education technology expert offers workshops

Internationally recognized educational technology expert Alan November will offer free public workshops and give a presentation Monday, April 28, at the UNM College of Education’s Technology and Education Center (TEC).

Classroom Computer Learning Magazine named November one of the most influential thinkers of the decade in K-12 technologies. November is well known for applying humor and wit to help people think about applying technology to improve learning for children and adults.

Workshops are set for morning and afternoon. Reservations are required. The keynote address “Fearless Learning,” will be delivered from 4 to 6 p.m. in Woodward Hall, rm. 101. No registration required.

The events are sponsored by the TEC. For more information, contact Shirley Weaver at 277-0465. To register, visit: http://tec.unm.edu/workshops/index.htm.

Teacher of the Year Awards set for May 7

CASTL, the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, presents the Teacher of the Year awards, Wednesday, May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at University House. Outstanding Teachers of the Year (TOYA) recipients for 2002-03 are Gordon Hodge, psychology, and Michael Nakamaye, mathematics and statistics. Lisa Broidy, sociology, is an honorable mention. Adjunct Teachers or Lecturers of the Year (ATOYA) for 2002-03 are John Caffo, Dan Wolne and Marisa Clark.

Parking permit holders to see nominal increase

Parking permit prices will increase for the first time in two years, effective with 2003-2004 permits.

“Rising operation costs have forced us to increase permit prices,” said Josh Kavanagh, associate director of Parking and Transportation Services, “but we have worked hard to keep the increase to an absolute minimum.”

The price of faculty and staff permits will increase by five percent, an average of four cents per day.

Student permit prices will increase by $5, and all other UNM permit prices will increase by five percent. Faculty and staff permit sales begin July 1. Payroll deduction permits for faculty and staff will be automatically renewed. Payroll deduction customers should check that their address with Human resources is current to avoid delays in permit shipping. Permits will be shipped August 1.

Non-payroll deduction permit sales begin July 1 online at www.unm.edu/parking. For information, visit www.unm.edu/parking.