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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
December 13, 2004
Volume 40, Number 5

In Brief

Information session offered on evening degree

The Evening and Weekend Degree Program’s information session for non-traditional students will take place Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in rooms G and H of the Division of Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd. NE.

Advisors from the arts and sciences, Anderson Schools of Management, Education, Engineering, Continuing Education, Architecture and Planning, Public Administration, Admissions, Student Financial Aid and University Studies will be available for consultation.

Students can fill out and turn in application and registration materials. Refreshments will be provided.

Prospective students should call the EWDP office at 277-0896 to reserve a space.

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UNM to host state's largest debate tournament

The UNM Speech and Debate Society will be hosting the Lobo Howl Speech and Debate Tournament for high school students Friday, Jan. 7, and Saturday, Jan. 8. Hundreds of students from across the country will descend on the campus for the competition.

Students will debate on issues dealing with current events and national policy, as well as performing humorous and dramatic interpretation pieces. This is the fourth year UNM has hosted this large national tournament.

Volunteer college students, faculty, staff, and community members are needed to judge at the tournament.

Contact Trey Smith, Trey3@unm.edu or 277-5706.

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Development Office offers grant writing workshop

The UNM Development Office is sponsoring a grant writing workshop Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28 at UNM’s Continuing Education Conference Center.

The Grantsmanship Center, Inc. (TGCI), the world’s oldest and largest training organization for the nonprofit sector, will conduct the five-day workshop.

“Designed for both novice and experienced grant seekers, the workshop will cover all aspects of searching for grants, writing grant proposals, strategies for securing government and foundation grants, corporate contributions and negotiating with funding sources,” said UNM Development’s Betsy Till, grants specialist.

Registration is limited to 30 participants. The program fee is $825 and includes workshop tuition and one year of TGCI membership benefits and services. Partial scholarships may be available for organizations with annual operating budgets under $300,000.

To register for the workshop, or to apply for a scholarship, contact the Grantsmanship Center at 800- 421-9512. For information, call Betsy Till, Development Office, at 277-1589.

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Lobos to play Navy in Emerald Bowl Dec. 30

For the first time in the 106-year history of UNM football, the Lobos play in their third straight bowl game. The Lobos will play against the United States Naval Academy’s Midshipmen in the Emerald Bowl at SBC Park in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 30 with kick-off at 1:35 p.m. Pacific Time, or 2:35 locally. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.

Tickets are available at The Pit ticket office and online at www.unmtickets.com.

UNM faculty and staff, Lobo Club members and current football season ticket holders may purchase Emerald Bowl tickets for half-price, which is $20 for view level and $25 for field level. A limited number of club level seats are available. Those tickets are $75, but will be available to the above groups for $50.

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Teen suicide prevention focus of TV programs

KNME-TV, Ch. 5, and KOAT-TV, Ch. 7 will present, “Coming Back,” a 30-minute documentary from the perspective of teens who have attempted suicide.

The program will air on KNME-TV Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the station will air a follow-up discussion about youth suicide from the perspective of parents, educators and the community. Among panelists for the discussion is Molly Brack, executive director of the UNM Agora Crisis Center.

Agora was instrumental in the program and will be hand to answer calls at a phone bank.

The hour-long program will be rebroadcast on KOAT-TV on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 8-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 4-5 p.m.

For more information, visit the KNME Web site at www.knmetv.org.

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Faculty offer assistance to small businesses

The Regional Development Corporation, a non-profit economic development organization, has announced that UNM has agreed to become a SATOP Alliance Partner. The Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program is sponsored by NASA and encourages organizations receiving NASA research funds to become Alliance Partners for the purpose of economic development support to the small business community.
The agreement permits UNM faculty members to render technical assistance to small businesses.
Supervision of the SATOP program at UNM will be handled by the Center on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, directed by Professor and PNM Chair in Microsystems, Commercialization and Technology, Dr. Andres C. Salazar.

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Education building to be demolished winter break

December graduates will not be the only things missing from campus when spring term rolls around. During intersession, building 63, a 22,000 sq. ft. facility in the College of Education complex will be demolished.

Constructed in 1963 as a facility for College of Education faculty offices, the building was evacuated approximately six months ago due to persistent structural problems causing window breakage and door binding.

Staff, faculty and programs were moved to Manzanita and Hokona Hall.

“It has been a tight squeeze and we are hopeful that something will be built in its place,” said Breda Bova, College of Education associate dean.

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Correction

In the November issue of Campus News, African American Studies and Native American Studies were noted as ethnic centers in a brief about diversity scholarships. The two entities are academic programs. We apologize for the error.