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News Link – June 7, 2012


New Student Email Launching June 18 Training Video for Students Also Available to Faculty and Support Staff

On June 18, CNM will introduce all students to a new and more dynamic CNM email service called “Google for Education.” The service, which is a version of Gmail that’s geared for higher education students, will provide students with more features and 25 gigabytes of email storage space. That’s about 500 times the amount of storage space students currently have in their my CNM email system. Students will still access their new Google email account through my CNM when the new email service launches. Faculty and staff who might field questions from students about the new email system can access a video tutorial, tip sheet, frequently asked questions and more information at . Students’ email addresses will remain the same and they will still use their same CNM username and password to access their new email account. All of their email in their my CNM account will be automatically transferred to their new Google account by ITS.

New Web Content Management System Secured for Redesign of

After a thorough request for proposals process, CNM has signed contracts to implement a new content management system for A redesigned website is anticipated to launch near the end of the fall term. Find out more about the CMS selection and other website redesign news on the CNM Web Redesign blog.

Join the Conversation about Campus Diversity

Faculty and staff members are invited to join in the latest Campus Diversity conversation, “Inclusive Excellence: Conversations about Campus Diversity,” on June 12 from 12-1 p.m. in the Student Resource Center, Room 202D.Faculty and staff can also join the meeting remotely from other campus locations (contact your campus teleconference media coordinator for more information on remote meeting spaces).The discussion will focus on current practices related to integrating diversity, excellence and inclusion efforts into our institutional operations. Come share your thoughts on how CNM can expand these efforts.

Reply to Faculty Letters of Appointment by June 22

Letters of Appointment for faculty members are scheduled to be issued during the week of June 4-8. They will be distributed to CNM instructors’ email addresses from the Faculty Contracts Administrator ( ).The subject line will read “Summer 2012 Contracts.” To avoid any interruptions in receiving pay, instructors should expedite review and acceptance of the Letters of Appointment and respond to the email with an “I accept” reply no later than 5 p.m. on June 22 . Faculty members who teach for more than one school will receive separate LOAs for each respective school.

Part-time faculty members’ first paycheck for full-term courses is scheduled for Friday, June 22. Payfor short-term courses is scheduled to begin on June 22 or later depending on the start date of the class. Pay for late-start classes will begin the pay period of when courses are taught. There are seven pay periods in the summer term.

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 224-4600.

For Your Information

Be Prepared for Year-End Purchases
With the end of the fiscal year quickly approaching, be sure to prepare for end-of-year purchases. The Business Office has released its 2012 Year-End Memo, outlining all due dates and requirements for year-end purchases. Please review the memo to ensure that your purchases are paid out of the current fiscal year. Control Agents should have already received a hard copy along with a list of open purchase orders. You can also access the memo at the Business Office website . If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 224-4457.

CNMOnline Competes in Social Media Madness — If You Like CNMOnline, Vote!
CNM’s social media efforts are going head-to-head in a contest hosted by the New Mexico Business Weekly in the “Large Companies” category against competitors such as New Mexico State University and PNM. If you like CNM’s social media presence, you can vote for CNM here. Remember to check in with CNM online on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn .

Cliff’s Amusement Park Offers Discount to CNM Community
Cliff's Amusement Park welcomes CNM employees, students and their families with a 20 percent discount on ticket prices. To take advantage of the CNM discount, follow this link . Complete the purchase process, print out the tickets and take them with you to Cliff's.

Visit the park website at or call 505-881-9373 for more information. The Promo Code is "CNMFUN.”

Massages Offered at Student Health Center
The Main Campus Student Health Center is now offering massage therapy services on Wednesdays from 3-5:30 p.m. The student price is $45 for an hour, $25 for 30 minutes. The employee price is $55 for an hour, $30 for 30 minutes. Make an appointment by calling 224-3080.

Max Salazar Hall Receiving New Carpet
New carpet will be installed in Max Salazar Hall throughout June. The odor emitted from the new carpet is not harmful and will only remain for a short time.

ITS Maintenance May Cause Outages this Summer
Due to some upgrades and maintenance that ITS will be performing this summer, the following outages are scheduled:

  • Saturday, June 30 , 8 a.m.-midnight — There will be no access to Banner, email, the front page of, the K and I Drives, Sharepoint, my CNM and voicemail. Anyone on campus will still have phone service and access to Blackboard.
  • Saturday, July 21 , 8 a.m.-midnight — Possible intermittent internet outages may occur.

Make a Nomination for Distinguished Alumni Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the CNM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. This prestigious award serves to recognize CNM alumni who have attained distinction in his or her professional field or life which reflects the mission and values of CNM. If you know an outstanding alumnus, visit this page , fill out the form and return it either by email, campus mail, or in person to the CNM Foundation, on Main Campus, room A-130.

Students and Grads Invited to Rev Up Résumés and Interview Skills
Job Connection Services (JCS) is hosting workshops throughout the summer to help students and recent graduates learn more about résumé writing and job interview strategies. Encourage students to take advantage of these valuable workshops. The schedule is available at . Additionally, students and graduates are also invited to attend the JCS “Tuesday at Two” job club from 2-3 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Services on Main Campus, where students meet regularly to fine-tune their skills, practice a one-minute introductory speech, and network with others who are seeking employment. For more information about “Tuesday at Two,” click here .

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