News Link - January 24, 2013


President Winograd Wants to Hear from You – Share Ideas and Join a Conversation on New CNM Blog

President Kathie Winograd wants you to join her in the blogosphere! A new blog has been launched to generate more interactive discussion around topics that are important to CNM. Go to now and get the conversation going!

CNM ‘Private Eye’ Helps You Solve the Mysteries of Purchasing

Click the image below to find out if you’ve unsuspectingly fallen into the trap of becoming a “Pay On Invoice Violator” or the dreaded “P-Card Player.”


Grand Opening Ceremony for Westside Campus Building Set for Jan. 31

The CNM Governing Board and President Kathie Winograd cordially invite you to the grand opening of the new Westside I building and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Westside Campus on Jan. 31 from 3-4:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., followed by an open house and self-guided tours. For more information about the new building, including photos, go to

CNM Connect Gains National Attention from Community College Times

The Community College Times, one of the leading national voices on community colleges, spreads the word about CNM Connect. Click here to access a story that was published last week about CNM Connect, the innovative model with a holistic approach to serving students that is starting to be emulated at colleges around the country.

New Faculty & Staff Newsroom Replaces Express Newsletter

First a new website content management system for… Then a New Year… And now a new employee news environment. The new Faculty and Staff Newsroom has taken the place of the monthly Express newsletter, which had been hosted external to And rather than once-a-month delivery of employee-related news stories, the new environment will be updated regularly. Employees are encouraged to submit faculty and staff news ideas for inclusion on the site through a “Submit News” link. Go to to check it out.

Early Voting Under Way for Governing Board Election

An election to decide five seats on the CNM Governing Board will be held on Feb. 5. Four of the seats that are up for election – District 1, 3, 5 and 7 – will be for four-year terms. The fifth seat – District 2 – will be for a two-year term to complete the remainder of an unfinished term that began in 2011. The candidates for the CNM Governing Board, which include three current members, are:
District 1 -- Pauline J. Garcia, Marjorie T. Germain, and Dan Serrano
District 2 -- Robert P. Matteucci Jr. and Ernest W. Sturdevant
District 3 -- Deborah L. Moore (incumbent running unopposed)
District 5 -- Blair L. Kaufman (incumbent running unopposed)
District 7 -- Michael D. DeWitte (incumbent running unopposed)
Registered voters in the five CNM districts can vote at any of the early voting or Election Day voting locations. Election Day voting locations for the CNM Governing Board Election are available on the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office website by clicking here. Absentee voting by mail and early voting is under way and ends on Friday, Feb. 1. Early voting locations for the CNM Governing Board Election are available by clicking here. There is an early voting location on Main Campus (1401 Basehart Rd. SE, Portable 1).

CNM Celebrating National CTE Month With CTE Open House Feb. 22

In conjunction with National Career Technical Education Month, CNM will be rolling up its sleeves as it prepares to host its first CTE Open House on Feb. 22. More than 1,700 middle and high school students from across the state have already signed up to get hands-on with CTE programs. For more information, click here.

For Your Information

Students Build Pre-Fabricated Cottage That’s Now Up for Bid
Students in the Applied Technologies Manufactured Housing Program have put their skills to work by building a 2-bedroom cottage with an emphasis on green construction. The cottage is move-in ready with energy efficient appliances, carpet in the living room and bedrooms, ceramic tile in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry rooms, and all rough-in inspections have been completed. Each year, these student-built cottages go on sale through a bidding process with all proceeds going to pay for construction materials. Construction materials for the cottages run about $30,000 without labor costs. Bidding for the homes begins at $20,000. Bidding is open to anyone and more information can be obtained at under the request for bids section, bid number T-2824.

WTC Offers Supervisor Academy, Starting Feb. 1
CNM managers and supervisors are eligible to participate in the Supervisor Academy, which takes place at the Workforce Training Center on Fridays (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) from Feb. 1 through April 26. Employees interested in participating must have their supervisor’s approval. Cost to the employee’s department is $415. For more information about the Supervisor Academy and the topics covered each Friday, click here, or call 224-5206 or email

Changes Coming for CNM Printing Services, Starting Monday
Beginning Monday, Jan 28, printing services at Main Campus will be moving to a new print server. This migration should have no adverse effect on how or where users currently print, and it will not affect Banner printers. The migration to the new print server is expected to take approximately two months. ITS will begin a methodical migration - building by building - until all Main Campus computer printing has been rerouted. See the ‘Main Campus Printer Migration to Print02 Schedule’ under the ITS\Desktop Support public folder in Outlook for the tentative schedule. See the image below. After your area has been switched to the new print server, you will need to select your default printer one time.  Follow these steps to do so:


  • select ‘Devices and Printers’ from the Start Menu
  • right-click the printer you wish to set as your default printer
  • select ‘Set as Default Printer’ from the drop-down menu

Please do not do this before your area has been moved to the new printer server as your default printer may not remain set that way the next time you login.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please contact the ITS Service Desk at, or call 224-HELP (4357).

Adult Literacy Movement Seeks Volunteers – Gene Grant to Speak at Event
The Adult Literacy Movement of Albuquerque (ALMA), which has several CNM employees on its board, is seeking literacy volunteers. A Literacy Volunteer Event will take place on Feb. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Main Campus in the Student Resource Center, Richard Barr Board Room. Gene Grant, host of KNME In Focus, will speak at the event. To RSVP, or for more information about ALMA, call 224-4306, 224-3966 or email You can also visit the ALMA web page.

Law Expert to Speak at CNM Society of Law and Psychology Event
The CNM Society of Law and Psychology will host keynote speaker Kevin Dougherty, JD, on Jan. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Jeannette Stromberg Hall, Room 303. CNM students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome to attend. Mr. Dougherty served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. He has also served as a military district attorney and former judge. Mr. Dougherty currently offers instruction in Criminal Justice. Mr. Dougherty's talk will focus on current topics in which psychology and the law intersect. There will be a question-and-answer session and refreshments will be available. For more information, email

Get a Seat at the Table for “Coffee and Conversations with the President”
Faculty and staff members are invited to join President Winograd for conversations in small, informal gatherings to discuss your topics of interest. There will be no preset topics for discussion, so please have some topics in mind if you plan to participate. To participate, RSVP to one of the sessions below by emailing Diana Chavez. Coffee will be provided. The schedule for “Coffee and Conversations with the President” follows:

  • South Valley Campus: March 22 from 1:30-3 p.m. in SV-10
  • Rio Rancho Campus: March 29 from 2:30-4 p.m. in RR-101
  • Montoya Campus: April 12 from 10:30 a.m.-noon in H Building, Room 126
  • Westside Campus: April 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Westside I, Room 313

Paid Parking Lots to Have Gate Arms Removed Beginning Feb. 11
Starting Feb. 11, all paid parking lots will have the gate arms at the entrances removed permanently. Vehicles, however, must still display the proper paid parking permit to park in the designate lot or they will be cited. Parking permit rules are enforced in paid parking lots Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Paid parking lots are open for general parking Monday through Thursday after 4:30 and all day Friday through Sunday. For more information, call 224-4636.

Retirement Celebration

Celebrate Arlene Odenwald’s Retirement on Friday
After 23 years of service to CNM, Arlene Odenwald, assistant director of Financial Aid, is retiring. You’re invited to stop by and wish her a happy retirement during her retirement celebration on Friday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Services Cafeteria on Main Campus. Refreshments will be served.

Discounts for CNM Community

Harlem Globetrotters Offer CNM Community $7 Discount for World Tour Stop at The Pit
The Harlem Globetrotters are offering the CNM community a $7 discount per ticket for their World Tour stop at The Pit on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Regular-priced tickets start at $22, which are $15 with the discount. For instructions on how to take advantage of the discount, view the attachment to this email.
CNM Employees Offered Discount for Monster Truck Event at Tingley Coliseum
CNM employees are being offered $5 off the regular adult ticket price of $20 for the Monster Jam monster truck event that takes place Feb. 15-17 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets for kids are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 866-248-8740 or email


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