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Campus News
     
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
January 18, 2005
Volume 40, Number 6

In Brief

Disability champions to be honored with new HR manager award

Managers and supervisors committed to hiring and advocating for people with disabilities on campus are eligible for the new “UNM Disability Advisory Group Award,” sponsored by the Department of Human Resources.

Nominations are due no later than Friday, Feb. 11, to the HR Service Center, 1730 Lomas NE, attn: Kim Singleton.
The honoree will receive a $500 award and plaque during a ceremony in March.

Nomination forms with complete criteria will be sent to employees via campus mail the end of January or visit the HR Web site at http://www.unm.edu/~hr/ and click on What’s New?

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Black POW to speak at history month brunch

Iraq veteran Shoshanna Johnson, the first U.S. black female prisoner of war, will be the guest speaker at the Black History Month kickoff brunch Saturday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at UNM in the Student Union ballroom.

The event is sponsored by the UNM African American Studies Department.

On March 31, 2003, during the United States military operation Iraqi Freedom, Johnson was in a convoy ambushed in the city of an-Nasiriyah. She and five other members of the 507th Maintenance Company were captured and taken prisoner.
The ambush and its aftermath made world headlines. On April 16, the U.S. Marines rescued Johnson’s company.

Tickets are $25. Call Letha Allen for reservations at
277-5644 by Jan. 26.

UNM will also honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Friday, Jan. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in the UNM Alumni Chapel.

A reception will follow at the African American Studies Department, Mesa Vista Hall, 4th floor.

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Management Academy hosts info sessions

Learn more about the Management Academy during information sessions Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 1-2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 4-5 at the Science & Technology Park, MTTC Auditorium, 800 Bradbury SE. 

Visit the academy Web site at http://www.unm.edu/~academy for more information and to confirm attendance or call Leah Boetger at 272-7742.

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High Tech High Charter School to open at UNM

Representatives from several UNM departments met in December to discuss plans for a new charter high school to be located at UNM.

High Tech High Albuquerque is expected to open in fall 2005 with a class of up to 90 high school freshmen. The curriculum will emphasize math, science and technology. A site for the school is under consideration. The school is modeled after a successful charter school in San Diego, Calif.

President Louis Caldera and Provost Brian Foster have stated their support of the charter school. Foster said in a memo that the charter school was “consistent with our emphasis on attracting New Mexico’s most gifted students to UNM, increasing support to UNM from the high tech community and providing UNM a lab school type environment that expands our ability to help improve New Mexico’s schools.”

Charles Fleddermann, School of Engineering associate dean, is a member of the High Tech High governance council.

Information about the school can be found at www.hthabq.org.

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ASM seeks nominations for Hall of Fame

The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management seeks nominations for outstanding alumni to be inducted into the Anderson Hall of Fame.

In its 16th year, the hall of fame honors alumni whose distinguished careers serve as a model to the next generation of business leaders.

More than 14,000 students have graduated from the Anderson Schools of Management and 45 of those graduates have been inducted.

Nomination deadlines for both the hall of fame and young alumni award are Friday, Jan. 28. Awards will be presented at the 16th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner, Thursday, April 28 at the Hyatt Regency. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. to be followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

To nominate an outstanding Anderson alum, send their name, title, affiliation and address to: The Anderson Schools of Management Development Office, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC05 3090, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

To make reservations for the dinner, contact Lisa McHale, 277-0880.

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UNM-Gallup automotive program earns certification

UNM-Gallup’s Automotive Program has received certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
The program was reviewed in the areas of brakes, electrical electronic systems, engine performance and suspension and steering.

The certification comes after an intensive push by Program Coordinator John Gonzalez and help from the local community, including experts from Gurley and Amigo Motors who helped evaluate the program.

With certification, UNM-Gallup can solicit manufacturers’ support in terms of donations of up-to-date automobiles and systems so students can gain hands-on experience. Manufacturers will only support certified programs.

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