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Current Issue: September 8, 2003
Volume 39, Number 4

In brief

UNM noted as best value

UNM is recognized in Kaplan Publishing’s, “The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges, 2004 Edition.”
The University is noted as a school offering “the best value for your tuition dollar.”

The guide is the result of a national survey of high school guidance counselors conducted by Market Measurement.

UNM is featured in a detailed two-page profile in the book, featuring both institutional data and a description of student life - in and out of the classroom.

Learn about study abroad opportunities

The Office of International Programs and Studies and Latin American and Iberian Institute are hosting a study abroad information meeting Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Dane Smith Hall, rm. 227.

Information will be presented on programs in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Latin America. For information, call 277-4032 or 277-2961.

Smith to resign in May

Howard L. Smith, Ph.D., has announced he will resign as dean of the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM) and School of Public Administration in May 2004 to return to his faculty position in the ASM Department of Organizational Studies.

Smith was dean for a decade and also served four years as associate dean. “Looking to the future and approaching the multi-year process for reaccreditation, I believe that now is a good time to transition to a new dean and leadership for the schools,” Smith said.
Smith noted that during his administration enrollment increased by 48.5 percent and the endowment quadrupled.

Smith joined the Anderson Schools of Management faculty in 1980.

AAA will rescue fans

AAA New Mexico will offer its Fan Rescue service during all home Lobo Football games for the 2003 season, beginning Saturday, Aug. 30 at University Stadium.

AAA New Mexico and Town and Country Towing will provide free lock-out, flat tire change and battery jump service following the Lobo Football games in all official stadium parking areas.

Call 1-800-AAA-HELP or request assistance at the command post, located at the north end of University Stadium or the Fan Rescue service vehicle parked in the lot just outside the north stadium entrance gates.

AAA membership is not required and the service is free.

Homeland security conference is Oct. 27-31

Early bird registration for the second annual Homeland Security/Combating Terrorism Conference runs through Monday, Sept. 15.

The conference will be held Oct. 27-31 at the Isleta Conference Center in Albuquerque.

The conference, co-sponsored by UNM, Sandia National Laboratories, and others, honors the role of public service personnel who protect the public from events like 9/11 and looks at New Mexico's efforts to build a public health infrastructure and emergency response capacity; as well as enhance hospital and health systems.

The conference will include national guest speakers, dignitaries and special events.

Call Gilbert Baca, Jr., at Sandia Labs, 844-5964 or visit www.nmhsconference.org/

Grant to boost alcohol danger awareness

UNM’s Campus Office of Substance Abuse and Prevention (COSAP) in conjunction with The Albuquerque Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse prevention, has received a grant from the United States Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.

The $140,000 grant will help fund COSAP’s effort to increase awareness on the dangers of alcohol and underage drinking on the UNM campus and the surrounding community.

UNM was one of 13 schools chosen to receive grant money out of 155 applications.

The grant is extremely meaningful, said COSAP Director Jill Anne Yeagley.

“We lost a lot of teens last year and we’re not going to tolerate it,” Yeagley said. “Our goal is to have an even healthier and safer environment for the campus and community.”