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News Link - May 9, 2013

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CNM, APS Partnering to Open New Early College High School on Main Campus

On Friday, CNM and APS will officially announce initial plans to open a new high school focused on dual credit curriculum that will operate on CNM’s Main Campus. The first school year will begin with the fall term – the school will be open to high school sophomores during the inaugural year and the classes will be held in the S Building. The goal is to have 100 sophomores registered in the school for the fall term. More information for students and families interested in the school will be available soon. CNM and APS are still finalizing the program pathways that will be offered, but selected programs will provide students a fast-track to careers in the region. A news conference will be held on Friday in the Student Resource Center at 1:30.

President Winograd Honored With Spirit of Bipartisanship Award for Excellence in Education Policy

CNM President Kathie Winograd will receive the New Mexico First Spirit of Bipartisanship Award for Excellence in Education Policy at the annual First Forum Lecture Series on June 21 in Albuquerque. New Mexico First is a non-partisan public policy organization. Read more here.

New Employee Memorial Celebrated at Rededication Event

CNM President Kathie Winograd talked about the legacy of CNM employees during a rededication ceremony of the new employee memorial on Wednesday, when colleagues and family members of late CNM employees joined on the north lawn of the Main Campus Student Resource Center. Go to http://cnm.edu/facultystaffnews to read more and see pictures of the new memorial.

Level of Banner Access for Employees To Be Determined by Position Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, the level of access to CNM’s Banner system for individual employees will be based upon the classification that is assigned to each employee’s position. The level of Banner access assigned to each position will not affect an employee’s ability to perform the duties of their job. The new system will go into effect for most employees on July 1. This initiative has been led by CNM’s Role-Based Security Team and is designed to increase the security of information in Banner. If you have questions about this effort, call the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at 224-3450 (ext. 4-3450).

2012-13 CNM Fact Book Now Available

The Institutional Research department has released the 2012-13 CNM Fact Book, your guide to a wide variety of CNM facts and figures related to enrollment, degrees and certificates, student demographics, the organizational chart, and much more. In addition, CNM Quick Facts for 2013 that include retention and course success rates are also available.

English Instructor’s Heart Strung to Banjo

Fascinated by the banjo since he was 14, CNM English instructor Wayne Shrubsall will share his extraordinary passion and talent for pickin’ and strummin’ at “Yet Another Really Big Banjo Show” on Saturday, May 11. Go to faculty staff news to read more.

New Technology Prepares cnm.edu for Any Device

Beginning on May 20, no matter what kind of tablet or smartphone somebody uses to access cnm.edu, a new state-of-the-art technology called “responsive design” will provide visitors with a consistently sharp and proper presentation of cnm.edu that will improve accessibility. This new technology for cnm.edu will also bring some other refinements to the look and feel of cnm.edu.

For Your Information

ITS Service Desk Has Abbreviated Hours During Break
The ITS Service Desk will have abbreviated hours during the break between terms. The schedule will be 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 17.

Blackboard Unavailable Through Saturday Morning During Technology Upgrade
All Blackboard Learn services will be unavailable from midnight on May 8 through 6 a,m, on May 11 for an upgrade to the newest service pack software. The new upgrade will add user functionalities and a new dashboard feature. To view the latest upgrade features, go to Distance Learning website. If you have any questions, please contact the Distance Learning department at 224-4400.

Parking Permits for Summer Term Now on Sale
Obtaining parking permits for the summer term will be done through an online process in myCNM. Paid parking permits will cost $43. After going through the online process, you can pay for the permit online or pay at the Cashier’s Office. The permits must be picked up at the Cashier’s Office whether you pay online or at the Cashier’s Office. Individuals picking up permits at the Cashier’s Office must show their driver’s license and CNM ID. Those who have the cost of a paid parking permit automatically deducted from your paycheck do not have to go through the online process. Please click here for directions on how to complete the online process for obtaining a parking permit for the summer term.

Student-Built Pre-Fabricated Cottage Is Up for Bid
Students in CNM’s Applied Technologies Manufactured Housing Program have put their impressive skills to work by building a two-bedroom cottage with an emphasis on green construction. It’s now up for bid to the public. The cottage is equipped for energy efficient appliances, with carpet in the living room and bedrooms, ceramic tile in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry rooms, and all rough-in inspections have been completed. Construction materials are worth approximately $30,000 without labor costs. CNM desires that the minimum bid amount be $20,000. Bidding is open to anyone and more information can be obtained at http://www.cnm.edu/depts/purchasing/request-for-bids, bid number T-2872. Call 224-4550 for more info.

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