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Current Issue: November 17, 2003
Volume 39, Number 9

In Brief

Crafts fair returns to SUB

After a two-year hiatus due to reconstruction of the Student Union Building, the 40th Annual ASUNM Crafts Fair returns to the SUB Ballroom Dec. 2-4.

The fair will be open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.  
More than 80 vendors will sell items such as jewelry, pottery, ceramics, clothing, paintings and much more. 

For more information, call the ASUNM Crafts studio at 277-6544.

United Way campaign at midpoint

UNM’s annual United Way campaign has reached mid-point and is nearly half way to its goal of $221,000. To date, 444 faculty and staff have raised more than $100,000.

Consider a gift to the United Way and return completed pledge cards to the Controllers Office, Scholes Hall rm. 251, by Nov. 21.

For more information, and to see a list of faculty and staff who won early return incentives, visit http://unitedway.unm.edu, or contact Patrick Vigil at 277-1593, prvigil@unm.edu.

Spring schedule available online

The UNM spring schedule of classes is now available on the Web through the Office of the Registrar.

Visit http://www.unm.edu/~unmreg/schedule.htm.

Public service careers showcased Nov. 20 at SUB

Employment recruiters from more than 62 public service agencies will be on hand for a Public Service Career Showcase in the Student Union Building (SUB) ballroom Thursday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Co-hosted by the New Mexico Consortium of Career Educators and Employers and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the showcase is on a two-day “circuit” and begins at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The career fair is in response to President Bush’s Call To Serve Initiative, said Mary Montaño, placement manager for the UNM Office of Career Services.

“OPM is serious about recruiting the best and the brightest paying close attention to diversity,” Montaño said.

In addition, several workshops will be offered on topics such as “Working For America,” “Resume Writing” and “Interview Skills.”

The showcase is open to anyone interested in service careers.

Kwanzaa celebration set for Dec. 6

Celebrating traditional African thoughts and ideals, UNM’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Isotopes Park VIP Lounge.

The event is sponsored by UNM African American Student Services. Activities scheduled from 7-10 p.m. include dinner, Kathy McGill and her jazz band, poetry and the full Kwanzaa candlelight ceremony.

Tickets will be sold in advance with a limited number available at the door. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for educational institution faculty/staff, and $10 for students with ID. Suites are still available for $300 (each accommodates a maximum of 20).

Kwanzaa is a traditional holiday supporting the seven principles of responsibility for self, family, community and the future of the culture and nation.

“African American Student Services is committed to recognizing the differences within the African American culture, appreciating other cultures and promoting programs within the university and surrounding community that provide a cross-cultural perspective,” said Jocelyn Gamble Mims, AASS senior student program advisor.

For more information, call 277-5645.