Monday, January 23, 2017

Communication procedures for campus delays/closures

As a reminder, UNM-Gallup will follow the decisions of the Gallup-McKinley County School District regarding weather-related delays and/or closures.  Updates can be obtained through the following methods:
- Lobo Alerts – UNM text and email system.  All students and employees are automatically registered for Lobo Alert updates.  If you do not want to receive these messages you must opt out of the system;
- Radio Stations – KTNN, KGAK, Millennium Media, I-Heart Radio, KGLP, KTDB, and KSHI stations will all be provided with announcements;
- TV stations – KASA, KRQE, KOAT, and KOB-TV will run messages;
- Campus switchboard – the campus switchboard (505) 863-7500 will have an updated message;
- Social media – Facebook and Twitter will post delay and closure updates.

Per the University Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 3435: Inclement Weather:
Delays and Closures
For the purposes of this policy, a "delay" means that:
·         employees who do not work in critical areas will not be expected to report to work until the time specified in the delay announcement;
·         classes and labs normally scheduled to begin and end before the time specified in the delay announcement will not be held;
·         classes and labs normally scheduled to be in progress at the time specified in the delay announcement will begin at the delayed start time and end at their normally scheduled time; and
·         classes and labs normally scheduled to begin at or after the time specified in the delay announcement will meet as usual.
A closure means that the University will not be opened for the day or will be closed before the end of the regular work day.

Monday, December 12, 2016

UNM-Gallup received donation for scholarships honoring former Professor

Gwen Wilson, executor of the estate of Dr. Ralph Casebolt, recently presented UNM-Gallup with a
check for $50,000 to be used for student scholarships.  Dr. Casebolt, born in 1933 in New Bremen, Ohio, taught at UNM-Gallup from 1974 until the day before his death on January 16, 2015.  Casebolt received his BA from Heidelberg College and his Bachelor of Divinity degree from the University of Chicago.  He then went to South Vietnam and served several years as a volunteer with Church World Service.  Upon his return to the United States in 1969, he attended Northern Colorado University and received his doctoral degree in Education at which time he began working and teaching for the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico.  Dr. Casebolt started his career at UNM-Gallup as an adjunct faculty member and became a fulltime faculty member in 1984.  Ralph, as he preferred to be called, was always humble, discreet and private about his academic achievements.  He had a passion for teaching, had many academic interests and had a strong affinity for scholarly research in mythology, philosophy and psychology.  When not in the classroom, he enjoyed hiking, canoeing and camping.

Wilson noted, “I feel very strongly that this is something Ralph would have wanted.  He was so committed to UNM-Gallup and the Native American student population.  He understood the challenges of the students including childcare, transportation, cost of books and other barriers to their education.”

The Ralph Casebolt Scholarship Fund will provide five awards per year in the amount of $1,000/semester.  Recipients will apply through the UNM-Gallup Financial Aid Office and meet academic criteria as determined by the donor.  See attached picture of Gwen Wilson presenting a check for $50,000 to Professor Ken Roberts, Dean of Instruction, and Jayme McMahon, Director of Student Affairs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
                     - William Arthur Ward

Before we all dash off to bountiful dinners, family get togethers and more football games than we ever thought possible, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication to UNM-Gallup.  Your excellence drives our success and we would not be where we are today without the contributions of each and every one of you. 

We are grateful to our faculty and staff for your dedication to the success of our institution.  We thank our students for your motivation and for choosing UNM-Gallup for your education.  This Thanksgiving, let us all be especially thankful for the gifts we all share and embrace a spirit of appreciation for our families, friends, and colleagues.  Let us realize the powerful impact education can have on lives and be thankful for the opportunities we have within UNM-Gallup, within our community and within our country.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Christopher Dyer     
Chief Executive Officer
Rick Goshorn                         
Chief Financial Officer

Professor Ken Roberts        
Dean of Instruction

Jayme McMahon 
Director, Student Affairs