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News Link — February 23, 2012

Student Job Fair Set for Feb. 29 – More Than 45 Employers Expected

Job Connection Services will host its annual Student Job Fair on Wednesday, February 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Workforce Training Center. More than 45 employers are expected to be represented. The job fair will allow students to meet employers and learn about possible career opportunities. Many of the employers will have current job openings. CNM students and graduates are encouraged to visit Job Connection Services prior to the event to polish their résumés, fine-tune their interview skills, and devise strategies for making a favorable impression at this event. For more information, call Job Connection Services at 224-3060.

Make Your Voice Heard on Academic Calendar Proposal Blog

Weigh in with your thoughts about the Academic Calendar proposal through an interactive blog discussing the pros and cons of moving the college from the current three-term schedule to a semester-based schedule. The blog now has a discussion board feature. After logging on to the blog, look for the "Discussion Board" link in the upper left column. The blog is hosted in Blackboard Learn. Attached to this e-mail is a set of instructions to enroll for the blog. Even if you're currently a Blackboard user, you will need to "self-enroll" to access the blog. Use your regular CNM username and password to log in and follow the attached directions. Go to to join in the discussion. If you have questions about how to access the blog or discussion board, call 224-4669.

Nominate a Student for Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards

The CNM Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges is taking nominations for its Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards, which will be presented on March 29. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a female student in a non-traditional, typically male-dominated career field such as construction, welding, aviation maintenance, etc. You can make a nomination by filling out the form attached to this e-mail and returning it to AAWCC President Erica Volkers either by e-mail or by dropping it off in Max Salazar Hall, Room 414 on Main Campus by February 24. If you have questions about nominations please call Julie Fisher, AAWCC member, at 224-4238.

Black History Month Celebrations Continue

The celebration of Black History Month continues with the Brown Bag Lecture series in the Main Campus Library outside of SRC 103 on Wednesday, Feb. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. UNM's Dr. Sonia Rankin will host a community discussion entitled "Where Would Black America Be Without The Help?" At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, the Main Campus Book Club will hold a discussion on Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye." Copies are available for checkout at the Main Campus Library. Contact Olivia Baca at with any questions.

Student E-mail Will Be Inaccessible March 9-14 for Maintenance

Due to necessary maintenance, students' my CNM e-mail accounts will not be functional from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9, through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, which is the week of Spring Break. Distance Learning will not be affected by the outage. For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk at 224-4357 or e-mail .

For Your Information

Farewell Reception Planned for Xeturah Woodley
A farewell reception honoring Xeturah Woodley will be held Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Resource Center, Room 204 on Main Campus. Stop by to wish her well in her next position as vice president of instruction for the Community College of Aurora in Colorado. Woodley, currently associate vice president for Academic Affairs and interim dean of the school of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, will be resigning from CNM in March.

If you are interested in planning upcoming activities with the Cultural Events Committee, contact Monica Monje by e-mail or at 224-3568. The committee's next task will be to plan events for Women's History Month in March.

Faculty Encouraged to Submit Proposals for Faculty Brown Bag Series in April
Planning is under way for the continuation of the Faculty Professional Brown Bag series that began in fall 2011. Two spring 2012 events will occur on yet to be determined dates in April at the Montoya and Westside campuses. The Faculty Professional Brown Bag series provides faculty members with opportunities to share current research efforts or teaching interests with other faculty members, and it provides a great opportunity to meet and network with faculty members from other parts of the college. Organizers are seeking proposals from those interested in being part of a faculty panel. Panel members will be allotted 10 to 15 minutes to discuss topics such as current research, teaching interests, academic approaches or other engaging teaching issues. The events will be open to students, so please consider that there will be a mixed audience when developing potential topics of discussion.

If you're interested in submitting a proposal for the Westside Campus event, please send a short abstract of your proposal (no more than 250 words) to faculty members Brandon Morgan ( ) and Sue Ruth ( ). If you're interested in the Montoya Campus event, please send proposals to faculty member Colin Olson ( ). If you're interested in participating as a panelist or an attendee, please respond to one of the faculty members above with the days and times that would work best for you. Your input will help the committee accommodate as many faculty members as possible. If you have any other questions, please contact the faculty members above.

Financial Aid to Host Informational Events During Financial Aid Awareness Week
Today (Feb. 23), CNM's Financial Aid office will host a financial aid presentation from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Student Resource Center Room 205 on Main Campus, and a FAFSA presentation and workshop from 6-8 p.m. in Smith Brasher Hall Room 100 on Main Campus. The events are part of the national Financial Aid Awareness Week. For more info, call 224-3090.

Beware of Phishing Emails
Many CNM e-mail accounts have received fraudulent phishing e-mails recently. A common form of "phishing" are 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 respond to them; just delete them out of your mailbox.

CNM Annual Reports/2012 Calendars Available
If you would like a copy of the CNM Annual Report/2012 Calendar please stop by the CNM Marketing and Communications Office on Main Campus in the A Building, Room 105, or call 224-4667 for more information.

TRiO Offering Workshops to All Students
TRiO Student Support Services is hosting a series of workshops during the spring term that are open to all students. Help make students aware of the following workshops:

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Budgeting Workshop Thursday, Feb. 23 Main Campus SRC 204 1-2:30 p.m.
University Transfer Workshop Tuesday, March 20 Main Campus SSC Cafeteria 9-10:30 a.m.
University Transfer Workshop Wednesday, March 21 Montoya Campus J-124 9-10:30 a.m.
Student Advocacy and Disability Wednesday, Apr. 18 Main CampusSRC 204 1:30-3 p.m.

Read to Me Program Seeking Book Donations
The CNM Foundation is currently accepting donated books for children until March 31. Books will go to benefit children in the community through the Albuquerque Business & Education Compact. Contact the CNM Foundation at 224-4686 if you would like to donate books. They can be picked up, you can put them in interoffice mail or drop them off at the Foundation Office on Main Campus, A Building, Room 130.

New Maintenance and Operations Supervisor Appointed at Montoya Campus
The Physical Plan Department has appointed Wayne Kibler to the position of Maintenance and Operations Supervisor at the Montoya Campus.

Spring ITS Computer Lab Imaging Schedule Available
ITS will soon be preparing the CNM computer labs for the upcoming Summer 2012 term by completing computer lab imaging. ITS staff would like to encourage faculty to review the schedule and provide feedback if there are issues or concerns by contacting the ITS Service Desk at , or calling 224-4495.

April 6:
  • Review of computer classroom/lab schedules for Summer 2012 term
  • Need documentation of academic software changes & updates for all computer classrooms/labs (Updated test plans due)
April 7? Build and deployment of 2012 Summer "test image" for faculty/lab staff review
  • "System Under Construction" signs up on test systems in academic computer labs/classrooms
April 12 ? Deployment of 2012 Summer test image is complete
  • Post "Ready for testing" signs on select computer systems in academic computer labs/classrooms
  • ITS portion of "Image Management Test Plans" are due to Academic Affairs
April 13 ? Chair, faculty and lab staff begin review of 2012 Summer test image ? lab staff go through test plans
  • Feedback corrections to ITS for 2012 Summer test images
April 25 ? Chair, faculty and lab staff conclude review of test image
  • Corrections made to test image ? retest images as necessary
April 27 ? Image for next semester is finalized ? "Frozen"
  • Post signs that "Official 2012 Summer image for Room: __________"
  • Begin image deployment in select computer labs/classrooms
  • Academic Affairs portion of "Image Management Test Plans" are due back to ITS
April 28 ? Deployment of final images begins
  • Begin image deployment in ALL computer labs/classrooms
May 4 ? Second Stage Deployment of final images begins
  • Spring Term ends
  • Continue image deployment in all computer labs/classrooms
May 11 ? Deployment of final images complete
May 21 ? 2012 Summer Term starts

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