SUB, ASUNM sponsor Giving Tree
Student Union Building staff and the ASUNM Community Experience have teamed up to co-sponsor the UNM Giving Tree for the second year in a row.
The annual event benefits the Friends of Foster Children and is open to students, staff, faculty and the community. Participants can pick up a gift tag from the Giving Tree located in the SUB Atrium as of Monday, Nov. 29; all gifts are due back Friday, Dec. 17. Gift tags will provide information about the child, such as age, gender, where they live and what they would like for the holidays. Gifts must be unwrapped and returned to the ASUNM office (SUB Plaza level, room 1016) with the gift tag attached.
Call Samantha McNulty at 277-7885.
Caldera extends UNM Winter Break by one day
President Louis Caldera announced at the Board of Regents meeting Nov. 9 that he is extending Winter Break for staff to include Thursday, Dec. 23. This does not include staff in critical areas that remain open due to the nature of their work. “Granting this additional day off for staff to spend with their family and friends is one way to express our appreciation for all their hard work during the year,” he said.
Golden Key to induct UNM staff, Mayor Chavez
Golden Key International Honour Society will hold an Induction Ceremony Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in the SUB ballroom.
New undergraduate members, along with five honorary members, will be inducted, including UNM alumnus Mayor Martin Chavez, Walt Miller, UNM Student Union Building director, Shirlee James-Johnson, UNM Health Education Manager, Jill Anne Yeagley, program manager of the UNM Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, and Grady Petty of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
Kwanzaa celebration features feast ceremony
UNM’s Kwanzaa Celebration, sponsored by African American Student Services, is Saturday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the SUB.
Kwanzaa is an African American celebration of Afrocentric thoughts and ideals. UNM’s event features a feast ceremony, which includes dinner, music, poetry and the full traditional candle lighting. Kwanzaa’s seven principles support responsibility for self, family, community and the future of the culture and nation.
Tickets are available in advance. A limited number will be sold at the door. Cost is $20 general public, $15 for education faculty/staff statewide and $10 for students of all ages with student ID or registration. Tables available.
For more information and tickets, contact Jocelyn Gamble-Mims, 277-5645.
Lodestar announces UNM 25 percent discount
The LodeStar Astronomy Center has announced a UNM discount, effective Nov. 15. UNM faculty, staff and students will receive 25 percent off with a Lobo Card when purchasing tickets.
The discount applies to planetarium shows, motion simulator shows, LodeStar lectures in the Voices in Science lecture series, special evening events and Starry Nights – the ultimate urban star party – Saturday evenings November through February.
LodeStar is located in the Museum of Natural History, Old Town. Call 841-5955, or visit www.lodestar.unm.edu.
Enterprise car rentals offer match grant funds
Enterprise Car Rentals has given UNM $5,000 for diversity scholarships. UNM will provide matching funds.
Vice President for Student Affairs Eliseo Torres said the scholarships will be awarded in the next few weeks and may go to as many as six undergraduate minority students majoring in business, or in a related area such as communications.
Students interested in applying may contact the scholarship office or one of the three ethnic centers on campus – African American Student Services, American Indian Student Services or El Centro de la Raza. Enterprise Car Rentals plans to make the scholarship a yearly activity, Torres said.
KUNM celebrates trio of Southwest storytellers
Listeners will hear from a trio of New Mexico writers in the third installment of "A Celebration of Southwest Storytellers" on KUNM 89.9 FM Sunday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m.
Demetria Martínez, John Nichols and Rina Swentzell recently participated in the third in a series of panel discussions featuring authors who represent the three major literary traditions of New Mexico - the Chicano, the Native American and the Anglo. The events have all benefited the Friends of Jemez Springs Public Library.
Demetria Martínez, Rina Swentzell and John Nichols share a common interest in social justice, political issues and struggles over collective memory.
Ellingboe's 20th year at UNM celebrated in concert
On Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., the UNM University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will perform a special concert in Popejoy Hall.
Bradley Ellingboe, UNM professor of music and chorus director, celebrates his 20th year at UNM by revisiting the Mozart Requiem performed his first year as director.
Composed in 1791 as Mozart was dying of typhus, it is undoubtedly the most famous of his sacred compositions. Requiem will be conducted by Professor of Orchestral Studies Jorge Pérez-Gómez.
Ellingboe recently completed a three-movement composition, Revelations. Ellingboe will conduct the premier of his new work, written for choir, organ, brass quintet and timpani,
Tickets are $7, $5, and $3, and available at the UNM Bookstore ticket office or through tickets.com.
Bring children's books to Hanging of the Greens
President and Mrs. Louis Caldera and the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society invite faculty and staff to begin the holiday season with the Hanging of the Greens Open House at University House Friday, Dec.3, from 5 -8 p.m.
At 6 p.m. carolers meet at Popejoy Hall to tour campus luminarias. The presentation of a wreath to President and Mrs. Caldera is set for 7:15 p.m.
Guests are asked to please bring an unwrapped children’s book to place under the University House tree.
Hanging of the Greens has opened the holiday season at UNM since students in the 1930s traveled to the Sandia Mountains to cut greenery used to decorate the Student Union ballroom.