News Link July 12, 2012

Academic Advisement Reduces Waits by Requiring Appointments

Effective this week, students who would like to see an academic advisor must now make an appointment. The new system will help to reduce long lines of walk-in students at the beginning of each term. Walk-in appointments will no longer be taken. Students can make an appointment by calling 224-4321.

Interim Dean for School of Business & Information Technology Named

Paul Quan, who has been serving as an associate dean in the School of Business & Information Technology (BIT) since 2003, has been named interim dean of BIT. Quan joined CNM in 1997 as the director of Computing Technology and has served as a part-time faculty member for a variety of computer information systems courses. Prior to joining CNM, Quan served 21 years in the United States Air Force. Quan will name an interim associate dean soon.

New Pilot for In-person Student Orientation Set for July 19-20

A new pilot program for in-person, new student orientation will take place July 19-20. New students participating in the in-person orientation will have the opportunity to register early for classes and they’ll receive a $50 book allowance for the CNM Bookstore. The sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Main Campus at Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100, on July 19 and July 20. The New Student Orientation Team will evaluate the outcomes from these orientations and make a proposal for future in-person, new student orientation sessions.

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Changes in Administration for School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety
Michael Voss, formerly an interim associate dean in the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS), has accepted the permanent position as associate dean in HWPS, replacing the recently retired Judi Olean. Jessica Medrano has accepted the position of program director for the EMS programs. And Tom Darling has agreed to serve as an interim associate dean for the Fitness, Public Safety and Legal Studies departments.

Enjoy Some Donuts While Raising Funds for Rust Scholarship Today
The Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins on the corner of Central Ave. and Mesa St., just north of Main Campus, will be donating a portion of its sale proceeds to the Rust Opportunity Scholarship today, July 12. The Rust Scholarship provides emergency financial assistance to CNM students who are facing unexpected financial difficulties.  If you present a flyer from the CNM Foundation upon purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the scholarship fund. This donation will only take place at the above Dunkin’ Donuts location and you must present a flyer upon purchase . To access a flyer, click here .

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board Holds Public Meeting
The NMERB Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the ERB Albuquerque Office located at 6201 Uptown Blvd., Suite 204. The Board meeting agenda will be available on Wednesday, July 18, on the NMERB website, , or by calling 505-827-8030.

Fiscal Year ‘13 Budgets Now Available
Budgets for the 2013 fiscal year have been completed and are now available for viewing or download through Banner or Finance Self Service. If you manage your department’s budget, log in to my CNM and click on the Finance tab to view your department’s information. The labor budgets have been adjusted for the FY13 compensation increase as well. If you have any questions please contact the Budget Office: Jan Nixon 224-4441 or Debbie Martinez 224-3462.

Deadline for Submissions to Present at CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning Is July 27
The CNM Cooperative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host the first annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning on Friday, Oct. 19. The location will be determined later this summer. The conference, which will be for CNM faculty and led by CNM faculty, will feature a wide variety of speakers on a range of topics relevant to all CNM faculty members. Are you a faculty member interested in presenting at the conference? Click here to submit a conference proposal – deadline for submissions is July 27. To help make this conference the best that it can be, if you’re a faculty member please click here to complete a short survey about your interest. By completing this survey and providing your email address, you’ll also be entered into a drawing for dinner for two at a local restaurant.

Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields Invited to Check Out UNM
CNM students interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are invited to join a “STEM UP Walk-about” at the University of New Mexico on July 27. Students will visit the UNM Biology Department, Engineering Department, Student Union Building and other student services locations. The tour is part of a CNM-UNM grant-funded partnership called Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Undergraduate Pathways (STEM UP). For more information, or to RSVP to attend the event, email .

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