Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Grand Opening! UNM-G Veterans Resource Center

Event: Grand Opening! UNM-G Veterans Resource Center

When: May 1, 2013   11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: SSTC 200

For more information:
Contact Student Services
Anthony Billy
(505) 863-7503
Wyatt Stiger, Advisement
(505) 863-7607

Friday, April 19, 2013

UNM Outstanding Teacher of the Year

The University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus is pleased to announce that Kenneth Roberts, Professor of Art, has been selected to receive one of three 2012-2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards from the University of New Mexico.  With this award, Professor Roberts is honored and recognized for his valuable contributions as a classroom instructor and a leader within the university.

In his award letter to Professor Roberts, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chaouki Abdallah states “Students and colleagues provided strong evidence that you have made a significant positive impact on student learning.  Your commitment to the enhancement of teaching and learning has led to direct student benefit.  The pool of applicants was very strong this year; you were clearly an outstanding applicant within that pool.”

Professor Roberts has a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester Polytechnic UK, a Master’s of Art from Birmingham Polytechnic UK and a Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico.   He has been an instructor at UNM-Gallup since 1993 and has had other teaching positions including Lecturer at Southport College of Art and Design UK, Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Dakota, Visiting Professor and guest lecturer at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and artist-in-residence and director of Stone Lithography and Plate Lithography workshops for Albuquerque Public Schools.

He has had numerous one-person and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.  His work is included in many collections including the University of Liverpool, and the private collections of Emmi Whitehorse and Dirk De Bruycker.

Professor Roberts will be honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year in a ceremony on May 2, 2013 on the main UNM campus in Albuquerque. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gallup Branch Executive Director Finalists Named

After an extensive nationwide search, University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Chaouki Abdallah, on behalf of President Bob Frank, announced there will be three finalists for the UNM Gallup Branch Executive Director position.

The candidates and their visits are as follows:

·      April 22-23, 2013 for Dr. Gaither Loewenstein. Dr. Loewenstein earned his PhD in Urban Affairs from the University of Delaware.  He currently serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Long Beach City College.  Dr. Loewenstein previously served as President of Modesto Junior College.

·      April 25-26, 2013 for Dr. John Garmon.  Dr. Garmon has been a teacher and administrator at colleges and universities in the U.S. for more than 30 years.  He is a past president of Berkeley City College in California and served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at New Mexico State University in Carlsbad.  He earned his Ph.D. at Ball State University in Indiana.  He also served as Director of Community Services at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs.

·      April 29-30 for Dr. Christopher Dyer.  Dr. Dyer earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University.  He has over 10 years of experience as an academic administrator and dean, having also served at Our Lady of the Lake University, Mount Olive College, and School for Field Studies.  He currently serves as Dean of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Anthropology at Missouri State University-West Plains.

The three finalists will each speak at open forums where members of the faculty, staff, students, and Gallup community members will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

The community forums are scheduled as follows:

Dr. Gaither Loewenstein – Monday, April 22, 2013; 6:00 PM; Gurley Hall 1124
                                             Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:00 AM; UNM-Gallup Zuni Campus

Dr. John Garmon – Thursday, April 25, 2013; 6:30 PM; Gurley Hall 1124
                                 Friday, April 26, 2013; 10:00 AM; UNM-Gallup Zuni Campus

Dr. Christopher Dyer-   Monday, April 29, 2013; 6:00 PM; Gurley Hall 1124
                                        Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 10:00 AM; UNM-Gallup Zuni Campus