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News Link - February 6, 2014


A Reminder About Delays or Closures Due to Weather

If the CNM District is affected by snow or icy conditions like this morning, please remember the most timely ways to receive information on whether CNM has been closed or is on an abbreviated schedule is the “AttentionCNM” emergency text messaging system, the CNM website and the CNM weather line at 224-4SNO (4766). Emails will also be sent to all CNM email accounts. Announcements of closures or abbreviated schedules that occur during regular hours will also be announced on local television and radio stations. For information on how an abbreviated schedule due to weather – such as today’s two-hour delay – affects classes or employees, go to

To sign up or to ensure your contact information is correct for AttentionCNM text alerts, login to myCNM and click on the AttentionCNM icon in the left column or go to

Show Your Green Spirit -- Adopt a Recycle Bin During RecycleMania

Help increase awareness and build recycling spirit by adopting a recycle bin during RecycleMania. CNM departments, chartered student organizations or teams of students conducting a class project can adopt a bin and decorate it to encourage recycling. Click here for more info.

Art Students Get Hands Dirty to Make Sculptures and Support RecycleMania

Students in Lynn Johnson’s 3-D design class have proven that they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty when it comes to creating cool art in support of CNM’s participation in RecycleMania. Go to to read more.

Nominate a Colleague for an Excellence Award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Employee Excellence Awards. The awards recognize employees for exceptional contributions to the CNM community. The deadline to nominate is March 4. Click here for more information or to nominate a faculty or staff member.

CNM Welcomes New Hires

Go to to see who’s new at CNM.

New Mobile App Guide for Distance Learning Faculty and Students Available

Click here to access a list of favorite apps for teaching, learning and communicating from CNM’s Distance Learning faculty and students.

Annual Job Fair for Students and Grads Set for March 5

CNM’s Job Connection Services will host its annual job fair on Wednesday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Workforce Training Center.  A wide range of organizations with positions to fill will be represented. The job fair also allows students to meet employers, build networks and learn about career opportunities. CNM students and graduates are encouraged to visit Job Connection Services prior to the event for help polishing their résumés, fine-tuning their interview skills, and developing strategies for making a favorable impression with potential employers.

Lost and Found Items Should Be Turned in to Security Quickly

If you are in possession of lost and found items, please turn them into the Security department as soon as possible. You can call Security at 224-4632 or 224-3002 to have items picked up or you can drop them off at any Security office. Click here for Security locations. There have been many occasions in which people with lost and found items wait too long to turn them in, resulting in the owner of the items giving up on checking for them.

Outbreak of Norovirus Around New Mexico – Protect Yourself

The CNM Safety department wants to warn you about the spread of Norovirus around New Mexico. The virus is very contagious and can be spread by people, food, water or surfaces. Click here for more information about how to protect yourself from the Centers for Disease Control.

Pharmacy Tech Faculty Member Named to National Accreditation Commission

Douglas Scribner, head of CNM’s Pharmacy Technician program, has been selected to serve on the recently-created Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC), which is tasked with advancing the quality of pharmacy technician education and training programs around the country. Read more.

Food Truck Provides Students Real-world Experience and Patrons Delectable Dishes

The public’s appetite for high-quality food trucks continues to grow around the country and CNM has responded by letting Culinary Arts students get in on the craze, thanks to a partnership with the Street Food Institute. There was an incorrect discount reported in last week’s News Link – the correct discount is a 25 percent discount for employees and students at the food truck. Click here to read more.

STEM Event Set for Feb. 21 for Students Interested in or Pursuing STEM Degrees

The CNM STEM-UP Program (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Undergraduate Pathways) is hosting a STEM Orientation for all students currently pursuing or interested in pursuing a STEM degree (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Nutrition or Engineering).
This event will provide information about requirements to obtain a STEM degree and resources available to support the success of STEM students. Additionally, a panel of STEM professionals will discuss internship and career opportunities available in the STEM fields. Student peer mentors currently pursuing STEM degrees will also be on hand. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Smith Brasher Hall auditorium (Room 100) on Main Campus. Call 224-4333 for more information about the event or click here to learn more about the STEM-UP Program.

CNM Hosting UNM Transfer Workshops in February

CNM students interested in transferring to UNM are invited to attend transfer workshops where they will learn how courses transfer to UNM and how to be successful at the university.
The workshops will be hosted by CNM Academic Advisement and Sarah Kieltyka, UNM advisor.  The days and times of the workshops are:

  • Feb. 10 – CNM Montoya Campus, TW 105, Career Resource Center (CRC), 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 11-- CNM Westside Campus, WS 1 Bldg., Room 313, 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 12 – CNM Main Campus, SSC 203, Career Resource Center, 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 13 -- CNM Main Campus, SSC 203, Career Resource Center, 1 p.m.

For Your Information

W-2s Have Been Mailed and Available in myCNM
Employee W-2 tax forms have been mailed out and for those who have signed up to receive them electronically, they’re available in myCNM.

Traveling CNM Library Announces Spring Term Schedule
The Traveling CNM Library provides door-to-door service that allows faculty and staff to access a selection of the CNM Libraries’ print collection from their offices. This spring the Traveling Library will be on the fourth and fifth floors of Max Salazar Hall on the following Mondays starting at 9 a.m.: Feb. 3, Feb. 24, March 24, April 14 and April 28. Email for more information.

Media Production Services Employee Has Film Premier on Feb. 7
You’re invited to view the premier screening of CNM Multimedia Specialist Justin Golightly’s independent film “Void” on Feb. 7 at the South Broadway Cultural Center – the event is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque. There will be two 25 minute showings – 6:15 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. The film is about an astronaut escaping a catastrophic accident in deep space. He uses the memories of his wife on earth to try to guide his crippled spaceship home. Admission is free – the film’s not rated, but is considered PG. 

Discuss ‘City of Bones’ at Montoya Campus Book Group Conversation on March 6
Join the Montoya Campus Book Group at 5:30 p.m. on March 6 in the J Building, Room 124 for a discussion on Cassandra Clare’s “City of Bones.” Heather Campbell wrote in her School Library Journal review: “When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either.” Contact Daniel Hay for more information at or 224-5721.

Volunteers Needed for CTE Open House
The Make Your Mark CTE Open House will be held Friday, Feb. 28. High school students from a number of Albuquerque area schools will visit CNM to get an in-depth look at career and technical fields. Students will participate in tours of the college and participate in hands-on activities in several labs. Many volunteers are needed to help give tours, answer questions and help the event run smoothly. Please volunteer today to help with this exciting event!

Student Community Assistant Resource Fairs Scheduled at Montoya, Westside Campuses
The Student Activities Office invites all students to attend Student Community Assistance Resource Fairs that will take place in February. On hand will be CNM departments and external community partners which will promote their services and programs that are available to assist students meet their academic goals. Dates and locations of the resource fairs are:

  • Montoya Campus, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., H Building Commons Area
  • Westside Campus, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michael J. Glennon Building Commons Area

Discount Offered to CNM Employees for Monster Truck Event at Tingley Feb. 14-16
CNM employees are being offered tickets for $5 off regular pricing for the “Monster Jam” event taking place at Tingley Coliseum Feb. 14-16. Tickets are available for $25 (regularly $30) and $15 (regularly $20). Kids ages 2-12 get in for $5. To purchase tickets, call 866-248-8740 ext. 31438 or choose “Option 1.” You can also email for more info.

Nominations Being Accepted for Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate female students for the Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards (WIN) sponsored by the CNM Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. The WIN program is designed to celebrate, acknowledge and validate the success of CNM female students working and studying in non-traditional program areas. This is also an opportunity to celebrate instructors, administration and organizations that support CNM students. The awards include Non-Traditional Career Student of the Year, Future Leader, Student of Promise, Student Community Leader/Advocate, CNM Employee Advocate and Outstanding Students. Nominations are due no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 15. The Women in Non-Traditional Careers recognition event will be April 1 in the Student Resource Center, Room 204, from 3:30-5 p.m. Anyone with questions about nominations should contact AAWCC President Magda Martinez-Baca at or Theresa Torrez, AAWCC vice president, at Click here to access the nomination form.

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