Monday, April 17, 2017

Fan Fiction Writing Contest

Write a short story, flash story, micro story, or whatever kind of story you want that is between 500 and 2,000 words. Stories must also be based on materials available in the library such as the Harry Potter series or The Lord of the Rings.

This story must be complete. Judges will not be reading additional content in order to gain context to your story so make sure the story has a beginning and an end. Your story must be able to stand on its own.

Stories must be original, unpublished, and your own work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Authors retain all rights to their work.

Judges will be looking for unique, creative, complete and compelling stories that are fanfiction, within the word limit, (have been edited for grammar and syntax), and are engaging to people who are familiar with the original work as well as those who are not.

Judges will award Gift Certificates of $75.00 (first place), $50.00 (second place) and $25.00 (third place) from the campus Bookstore.

Submissions (In MS Word Format) must be received either by email to ( or delivered in person to a library staff member by noon on May 1st 2017.

Contest and Rules based on a similar activity of the HJF Learning Center of Morningside College.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Traffic Update

Please note that DePauli Engineering and Dallago Plumbing have provided us with a revised traffic plan for today and tomorrow.  Due to some changes in their work plan, Gurley Avenue will not have any lanes open from the double driveway into Gurley Hall to the entrance to the ECFC and Physical Plant beginning mid-day today and continuing through all of Thursday.  Access to other parts of the campus beyond the double driveway will have to be from the detour that goes south and through the residential areas.  The paving will be finished by tomorrow night and everything should be back to normal on Friday, 4/14.  As always, thank you for your patience, understanding and attention to detour signs and construction areas.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

UNM-Gallup Students Attend The Yuma Symposium

By Marilee Petranovich
(505) 863-7770

Gallup, New Mexico – UNM-Gallup Instructor Kristi Wilson and Associate Professor John Zimmerman recently accompanied six of their students to the 2017 Yuma Art Symposium in Yuma, Arizona.  The Symposium is an annual event that recognizes both internationally known and emerging artists through a series of lectures, demonstrations and slide presentations.  The UNM-Gallup students attending were also able to exhibit personal art pieces during the Student Show.

Mary Roan, a student in Wilson’s Small Metals Construction class found the field trip to be a positive addition to her academic coursework.  “This was a very educational experience.  The Yuma Art Symposium has further opened my mind’s eye to endless possibilities in the world of art and how it is therapeutic and necessary in our everyday lives whether we are creators of art or not.”

The students were able to choose from a variety of workshops and presentations including photos, metals, wood and mixed media.  Students were actively involved in the Symposium and many had the opportunity to assist presenters, help in the catering of meals, and act as guides for other students. 

Sharmayne Arviso was inspired by exposure to different artists.  “It is basically about giving other artists a brighter understanding to be more creative with their own ideas.  To see my work and my fellow classmates’ work displayed at the Symposium was one of the best things.  At the end of the day, hearing people give feedback about your work is something that can help you with your work.”

Monty Thompson was grateful for the opportunity to attend the Symposium. “From the small scale metal art, ceramics, drawings, paintings, wood art, and the printmaking to the beautiful photography.  They were all amazing.  A trip like none other.”  The ability to showcase their artwork was an added benefit noted by all the students.  Cobin Bo Willie was happy to have the chance to publicly display one of his designs. “Even now to feel that my art is on the same caliber as many there was assurance for my confidence in my own art.  This was the first time a piece of my art was ever shown in any gallery.”