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News Link – May 17, 2012

NewsLink-banner.jpg Welcome Students to Summer Term on Monday

The 2012 Summer Term begins Monday, May 21. Please be prepared to help students as they get acclimated to the new term. As of this morning, there were 17,851 students registered. Parking permits are required beginning Monday and parking lot gates will be back in operation.

New CNM Fact Book Now Available

The Institutional Research Department has released the 2011-12 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 to the Fact Book, new CNM Quick Facts that include retention and course success rates are also available.

my CNM Email Being Phased Out — All Employee Email in my CNM Moved to Outlook

The my CNM email system is in the process of being eliminated from use at CNM. Because of the upcoming discontinuance of the my CNM email service, all CNM employee my CNM email has been transferred to the Microsoft Exchange (Outlook) environment, the official email system for CNM employees.

Some employees have used my CNM as their primary email service. If you had been using my CNM email, please note that your email address, username and password are the same in Microsoft Outlook. But you can no longer access your email from the my CNM environment.

Accessing your email in Outlook:

  • From an offsite location, you can access your Microsoft Outlook email account by going to the front page of – click on the “Faculty & Staff Resources” link in the left-hand column of the front page, then click on the “Employee Email” link. You will then use your regular CNM username and password to access your email through Microsoft Outlook.
  • Or, you can bookmark the following Web address for your Microsoft Outlook account -- .
  • If you are on the CNM network on a CNM computer, you can also access Microsoft Outlook by clicking on the Microsoft Outlook icon on your desktop.

If emails are sent to your my CNM account, they will automatically be forwarded to your Microsoft Outlook account. If you had the auto-forward option set in your my CNM account, directing your incoming emails to a non-CNM account, this option does not carry over to the Outlook environment.

CNM is eliminating the my CNM email environment because it is becoming outdated and unreliable. Only the email component of my CNM is being discontinued — the rest of the functions in my CNM will remain the same.

CNM student email accounts will be moved from the my CNM email environment to a Google email service in mid-June.

If you have questions related to this email transfer from my CNM to Microsoft Outlook, please contact the ITS Service Desk at or at 224-4357.

Go Pedal-Powered for National Bike to Work Day on Friday

The League of American Bicyclists is hosting its annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18, as part of National Bike Month. For more information about National Bike Month, click here. For resources for Albuquerque cyclists and to view bike paths throughout the city, visit .

Governing Board Approves Associate Degrees in Chemistry, Nutrition

At the CNM Governing Board meeting on May 9, the Board approved two new discipline-specific associate degrees — an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry and an Associate of Science Degree in Nutrition — that are designed to provide students with a clear pathway for transferring to the University of New Mexico and other four-year universities around the state. The creation of these degrees will also help CNM identify students interested in these fields earlier, which allows the college to provide more support and assistance as students progress through the programs. Last year, CNM created Associate of Arts Degrees in Anthropology, Communication, English, History, Political Science and Sociology that provide smooth transfer pathways to UNM and other state universities.

Some Westside Departments Relocating for Summer, Fall Terms

Due to upcoming renovation projects in the Michael J. Glennon Building at Westside Campus, some departments have relocated for the summer and fall terms. The Westside Library has moved to MJG 108 and the Assistance Centers for Education has moved to MJG 113. Both departments will transition to the new Westside Phase III building upon its opening in January 2013.

For Your Information

Represent CNM as a Quality New Mexico Examiner
Quality New Mexico is now recruiting examiners for the upcoming New Mexico Quality Awards. The Awards provide an opportunity for New Mexico businesses and organizations to receive organizational assessment, feedback and opportunities for improvement, and public recognition. Serving as a Quality New Mexico examiner provides a powerful professional development experience and gives insight into the processes and systems of effective organizations.  For more information, all are welcome to attend an information session on Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m., or Tuesday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m., in the Louis Saavedra Administrative Building (LSA), Room 213, on Main Campus. Please RSVP to Juliane Ziter at 224-4704 or .

TRiO Accepting Summer Applications
TRiO Student Support Services is now accepting student applications for the summer term. Students can access TRiO’s online application by clicking here . TRiO offers resources such as personalized academic guidance, coaching and one-on-one tutoring to students who are income-eligible, first-generation college students and/or have a documented disability. For more information, call 224- 4375.

Gas Service Interruption Affects Some Main Campus Buildings
Gas service continues to be interrupted to a number of buildings on Main Campus in order to perform a test on the underground gas piping. The following buildings will be experiencing a lack of hot water and may experience some cooler temperatures during the outage:
    Student Services Center
    Max Salazar Hall
    Ken Chappy Hall
    Ted Chavez Hall
    Ted Chavez Temporary Buildings
    Science Laboratory Building (L Building)
    Physical Plant
    South Temporary Buildings

Main Campus Art Program Studios Move to North Building
The art studios at Main Campus, previously located in the South Temporary Buildings,  have moved to the North (N) Building.

Check Out This Month’s Issue of Express
Get a front-row view of the sights, sounds and the beaming emotions that lit up the Spring Graduation Ceremony in this month’s Express video, in addition to other news from around the college.

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