You are here: Home / Departments / Marketing & Communications Office / News Link / News Link 2014 / 2nd Quarter 2014 / News Link - June 12, 2014

News Link - June 12, 2014


CNM to Welcome Largest Group of New Full-time Faculty in Fall

When the Fall Term begins, CNM will welcome the largest group of new full-time faculty members the college has ever seen in a one-year period. Read more.

Got an Idea About the Topic of Community You’re Passionate About? Submit Your Idea for CNM Talks and Share It at Convocation

The program for CNM’s Convocation on Aug. 22 will include “CNM Talks,” a format that will give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to speak passionately about a community-themed topic. CNM Talks is inspired by the internationally popular “TED” talks, the videotaped talks of inspirational speakers who express “ideas worth spreading,” TED’s motto, in 18 minutes or less. If you’re not familiar with TED talks, visit For more information about submitting an idea that you would like to spread at Convocation, visit

In Compliance with Jeanne Clery Act, CNM Employees Obligated to Report Criminal or Suspected Criminal Activity

In order to maintain compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, CNM employees have an obligation to report any criminal or suspected criminal activity. Read more about your obligations and what kind of activities should be reported.

CNM, APS Partner to Offer CTE Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

CNM and Albuquerque Public Schools are partnering to offer an afternoon Career Technical Summer Camp for 100 kids in sixth through eighth grades who are participating in the Van Buren Middle School Summer Program. The free camp will be held June 17 and 19 and July 8 and 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at CNM’s Main Campus. Read more.

Are You Interested in Getting $4 for Every $1 You Save?

If you’re a CNM employee who took six credit hours of classes in the Spring Term or you’re currently taking six credit hours in the Summer Term, you may be eligible to participate in the Suncat Savings Challenge. CNM Connect is participating in a controlled study that offers half of the participants a matched savings plan called an Individual Development Account (IDA). For every $1 a participant saves, the dollar is matched by $4. An IDA is a restricted savings account that is established to purchase one of three assets: a home, business or education. The Suncat Savings Challenge website has more detailed information about eligibility, how to apply, in-person orientations and online orientations, and contact information if you have questions. Deadline to apply is June 30.

What Kind of Wellness Programs or Classes Would You Like to Participate in at CNM? Wellness Committee Seeks Your Feedback

One of the goals of CNM’s Wellness Committee is to offer various wellness programs to help ensure that all employees have access to opportunities that support a healthy lifestyle. The Wellness Committee needs to know what kind of wellness programs you would be willing to participate in at CNM. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey and help CNM provide employees with more wellness opportunities that can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling future. Click hereto take the survey.

Foundation Seeks Volunteers for ‘Leading the Way’

Each fall, the CNM Foundation begins the “Leading the Way” employee giving campaign through United Way of Central New Mexico. The campaign allows CNM employees to make charitable contributions to the charities of their choice through easy payroll deductions. Volunteers are needed to build awareness of the campaign and to coordinate activities for sign-ups. This year’s campaign will be co-chaired by LouAnne Lundgren, dean of the School of Adult & General Education, and Ann Lyn Hall, executive director of CNM Connect. Volunteer hours may vary depending on the frequency of meetings and activities. This campaign committee will serve as college service hours for full-time faculty. If you’re interested in participating or have questions, contact Marshall Quam, CNM Foundation advancement coordinator, at 224-4686 or by emailing

WTC Hosting Supervisor Academy

The Workforce Training Center is hosting the Supervisor Academy beginning on Friday, July 11. Courses take place on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CNM employees get a 10 percent discount, or you can apply for a discounted tuition payment with your supervisor’s approval. The Supervisor Academy will provide you with the tools to be a successful supervisor. In the past 10 years, the Supervisor Academy served over 2,000 employees representing over 100 companies and government agencies, and has become known as one of the best supervisor training programs in Albuquerque. For more info, call 224-5206 or visit

Medical Mobile Unit Visits CNM Campuses to Provide Free Services

The Medical Mobile Unit “Know Now” will be at Main, Montoya and Westside campuses in June and July. It offers free and confidential STD testing, along with pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. Here’s the schedule.

Presentation on Service Animals Set for June 27

The CNM Disability Resource Center is hosting a presentation on “Service Animals at Central New Mexico Community College.” This event, scheduled for June 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Westside Campus, Westside I Building, Room 304, is open to all faculty, staff and students. The presentation will cover differences between “service” and “comfort support” animals, appropriate locations where service animals can be present, how service animals are trained and the laws and regulations that govern them. For more info, contact the Connect Center at 224-3650.

Retirement Contribution Rates Increasing July 1

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (ERB) contribution rates will be increasing effective July 1. Retirement contributions are increasing by 0.6 percent for employees, from 10.1 percent to 10.7 percent. CNM’s contribution as an institution is increasing from 13.15 percent to 13.9 percent. Employees will see their increase in the retirement deduction on your July 18 paycheck. Note that for employees whose annual wages are $20,000 or less, the employee contribution is not increasing and will remain at 7.9 percent.

Become a CTL Innovation Faculty Developer

Would you like to be recognized for your classroom innovations and best teaching practices? Would you like the opportunity to share them with colleagues across CNM? With the support of course release or extra compensation in the 2014 Fall Term? Apply now to be a Cooperative for Teaching & Learning Innovation Faculty Developer. Read more.

Seeking Faculty Participation on New Action Project Addressing Complaint/Compliment System

A new Action Project team will begin working on an improved and comprehensive approach to processing feedback (compliments and complaints) at the college. The team is seeking faculty participation. If you are interested in serving on this important improvement project, please contact Juliane Ziter at

Check Out the ’10 Habits of Successful Students’ Video for New Student Orientation

As part of the revamped New Student Orientation process, new students will see a “10 Habits of Successful Students” video created by Media Production Services. The concepts in the video provide the framework for New Student Orientation. Check out the video.

BBQ Specials on Wednesdays Outside SSC Food Court

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays through the Summer Term, you can take advantage of specials from the grill outside of the Student Services Center food court patio on Main Campus. A hamburger made from fresh ground beef, corn on the cob and a bottled beverage is $6.49 (50 cents extra for a cheeseburger).

For Your Information

Protecting Students with Disabilities from Sexual Assault Training
The Disability Resource Center in partnership with the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs is offering Protecting Students with Disabilities from Sexual Assault training. The session is scheduled on Friday, June 27 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in SRC 204. Participants will gain an understanding of the prevalence, prevention and response strategies for issues of violence against students with disabilities. To register, contact Katie Bridgewater at 412-1872 or email See flyer for more details.

New Purchase Requisition Forms Updated
The Purchasing Department has updated the Excel version of the Purchase Requisition (PR) form and has created a new Purchase Requisition form for CNM Ingenuity, Inc. Both PR forms can be downloaded from the Purchasing forms website. The Excel version of the Purchase Requisition Form is used for requests over $100,000, Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Bids (RFBs), and for revisions to existing purchase orders. All other PRs should be entered online using Banner Web for Finance and Onbase. The Ingenuity Purchase Requisition Form is used for all CNM Ingenuity, Inc. requests. Please delete all previous Excel/PDF versions and use the new PR forms moving forward.

WTC Providing Fast-Track IT Academy for Those Seeking Career Change
Twelve former employees from Intel, Emcore, and Cardinal Health are getting an opportunity to retrain for a new occupation. The Workforce Training Center, in collaboration with the School of Business & Information Technology, the Skill Up Network, and the Department of Workforce Solutions, is offering a fast-track Information Technology Academy, focusing on training participants to gain IT certifications. The nine-course, eight-month program will prepare participants for 13 industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+, Linux+, and VMware Certified Professional. Participants will also participate in a Customer Relations course. Training began at the WTC on June 3, and will end Feb. 13, 2015.

Beware of E-Mail ‘Phishing’ Scams
Please be aware of fraudulent e-mail “phishing” scams that try to gain access to your personal information. A common form of “phishing” is e-mails that claim to be from a legitimate organization, or college-related department, asking for personal information such as passwords, birthdates, social security numbers, etc. Please remember that CNM will never ask for your personal information through e-mail, so do not respond to any suspicious e-mails or open any attachments associated with them. If you receive suspicious e-mails, do not reply; just delete them from your mailbox.

Library Events

Summer Book Group Discussions
Join the Montoya Campus Book Group at 5:30 p.m. on June 12 in the J Building, Room 124 for a discussion of Sherman Alexie’s Ten Little Indians. Contact Daniel Hay ( at 224-5721 for more information.

Join the Westside Campus Book Group at 5 p.m. on June 17 in the WS I Building, Room 200, for a discussion on Kate Horsley’s “X and O: short works.” The award-winning, southwestern author’s work includes a play, a work in progress and stories based on personal life events. Contact Mary Bates-Ulibarri at or 224-5423 for more information.

Traveling Library Summer 2014 Schedule
The Traveling Library is a door-to-door service that allows faculty and staff to access a selection of the CNM Libraries’ print collection from their offices. This summer, the Traveling Library will be on the fourth and fifth floors of Max Salazar Hall on Monday, June 30 and Monday, July 21, starting at 12:30 p.m. Email for more information.

Employee Training Opportunities

Learn How to Help Somebody in Need – Learn Mental Health First Aid
Similar to the way knowing CPR can help you save somebody from a heart attack, knowing the basics of “Mental Health First Aid” can help you assist somebody having a mental health crisis. Through an eight-hour training, you can become certified in Mental Health First Aid by attending an upcoming training at Main or Montoya campuses. Attendees will learn about depression and mood disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma; psychosis and substance abuse disorders. The trainings will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. according to this schedule:
Main Campus, JS Building, Room 208 – June 27 and July 25
Montoya Campus, J Building, Room 124 – June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8

To enroll, email with your name, phone number, your first choice for a training date and your second choice for a training date. This is a grant-funded training only available to students and a few faculty.

Second Level Diversity Training to be Offered in June
International Diversity Trainer Susana Rinderle is offering the second level diversity training in June. Sessions will be offered at Westside, Montoya and Main campuses. Those who attended the first level training will gain the most from these sessions. However, anyone interested in the topic is invited. Go to the Employee Training website for more info.

Want to Learn More About Using Office 2013?
If you’re interested in learning more about Office 2013, Employee Training has just posted the Office 2013 Series 1 Training videos on the Technical Training website. Training videos are approximately four minutes long with topics ranging from creating an Excel Gradebook to Outlook Delegates.

Learn How to Better Serve Military Service Members and Veterans
The Dean of Students Office is partnering with Samaritan Counseling Center and the Center for Deployment Psychology to offer “Would You Recognize Me If I Weren’t In Uniform,” a one-day training to increase competency in addressing concerns, challenges, culture and experience of service members and veterans. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Workforce Training Center, Room 101. CNM employees will not be charged for the conference. Register at by June 19.

About News Link

Student Success AwardNews Link is a weekly e-newsletter provided by the Marketing and Communications Office for CNM faculty and staff. To submit an item for inclusion, please email the Marketing and Communications Office. Please include “News Link” in the subject line of the e-mail. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Wednesdays.