Thursday, January 20, 2011

UNMG Nursing Department Awarded NM Board of Nursing Certificate of Approval


FOR RELEASE: January 20, 2010

GALLUP - The University of New Mexico-Gallup's Nursing Education Department has received its certificate of approval from the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

According to the information on the certificate, UNMG "meets the requirement set by law and board rules and is granted the Certificate of Full Approval as evidence that its graduates will be eligible for admission to the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination in the State of New Mexico."

The representatives of the New Mexico Board of Nursing were present on the campus on Oct. 27 for a site visit. They spoke with students, faculty and administration and visited clinical sites. They also examined documentation about curriculum and other aspects of the program. On Dec. 9, the Board of Nursing gave the program five years full approval.

"The Nursing Department faculty, staff, students and clinical sites worked diligently together to prepare for the site visit and we are all pleased with the outcome," said Marji Campbell, chair of the department. "The site visitors noted, as faculty always does, that the students in this program are its greatest strength."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Operating Funds at Stake for UNMG in Feb. 1 Election

FOR RELEASE: January 11, 2010

GALLUP - The University of New Mexico Gallup Community College District Election is set for February 1 and will decide, among other issues, the continuance of a 1 mil tax levy for UNMG that was approved in 2005. Also at stake are three positions on the UNM-Gallup Local Board.
Contrary to some reports, the mil levy is not a new tax, but a request from UNMG that voters continue a pre-existing mil levy that has been providing approximately $700,000 in operating expenses since 2005.
The mil levy, if passed, will continue a tax of approximately $10 per $100,000 of assessed value annually for local property owners. The funds are used for operating expenses that include a variety of functions and equipment.
The college is bracing for $1 million in budget cuts in the coming year, according to Sylvia Andrew, executive director. These cuts include an 8.2 percent reduction of state funds, totaling about $750,000, as well as $315,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds that were used for utilities and will not be renewed.
"Although we have been managing prior cuts without layoffs, or without reduction of services to our students, the prospect of losing a significant percentage of our income is daunting," Andrew said. "Obviously, the outcome of the February 1 election is of great concern to UNM-G as we attempt to plan for the future."
Also to be voted on are three of the five positions for Local Board. Incumbent Max Perez, who currently holds a countywide position, is being challenged by Peter Porcopio and Edwin J. Begay. Incumbents Virginia Chavez, who is currently holding the Zuni position, and Theresa Dowling, who holds a countywide position, are both running unchallenged.

UNMG's Middle College High School Recognized as a 'School on the Rise'

FOR RELEASE: January 11, 2011

GALLUP - The University of New Mexico-Gallup's Middle College High Charter School has been designated as one of 15 "Schools on the Rise" for 2010-2011. An award ceremony will be held to recognize these schools on March 20 in Santa Fe, at 1:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Capitol building. Each school will be recognized and receive a certificate, with a reception following the ceremony in the lobby of the Public Education Department across the street from the Capitol building.
The criteria for attaining this designation was that MCHS met and reached Adequate Yearly Progress and Annual measurable Objectives for reading and math, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department's rules.
"Smaller class size and required tutor time contributed to the success of Middle College High School students," said Connie Torres-Wier, instructor of Spanish and Service Learning.
MCHS was established in 2002 and has a limit of 60 high school students. The high school offers concurrent enrollment which means students attend two educational institutions at the same time provided certain criteria are met. They attend high schools as well as college at UNM-Gallup.

Friday, January 7, 2011

UNMG Community Education Spring 2011 Schedule

FOR RELEASE: January 7, 2011

GALLUP - The University of New Mexico-Gallup has announced its Spring 2011 list of Community Education, non-credit courses. Registration deadline for all classes is two weeks before classes start. All classes must be paid for one week in advance, and no one may register for classes online.
Introduction to Basic Microsoft Office Suite (2007): Word Access, Excel and PowerPoint. Looking to enhance your skills in Microsoft® (2007) Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access? This course will introduce students, working professionals and job seekers to beginner-level and some intermediate hands-on training in the Microsoft® Office Suite (2007) software application.
What you will learn:
Introduction to practical application usage
Creating, in PowerPoint by adding:
Pictures, music and sound and different introduction slide techniques
How to add tables from existing Word documents to Excel, plus:
Using formulas to automatically calculate various scenarios
Using Excel to enhance projects by adding pie, bar, and graph charts
Using Access to formulate a database by using the Wizard templates
Keep track and generate reports based on general search criteria
Learn how to create a customer and inventory database log
When: Tuesday evenings, Time: 6- 8 P.M.
February 1-March 22 Location: Lions Hall computer Lab
Instructor: Bud Tack Fee: $50
8 weeks
Enrollment is limited to 15 students
Basic Beginner Computer Class. Do your friends and relatives consider you ancient history because computers just don't like you? Join us for a peaceful exploration of computers at your own pace! Topics include: computer vocabulary, operation of programs, using email, and internet aid for online research, and creating your own documents.
This class is only for people who have no experience using computers.
When: Wednesday evenings Time: 6 - 8 P.M.
February 2 - March 23 Location: Lions Hall Computer
Lab 114

Instructor: Cynthia Poblano Fee: $50
8 Weeks
Enrollment is limited to 15 students
Computer Class for Parent and Child. Parents â€“ Here is a great opportunity to come learn how to build a PowerPoint and upload pictures with your child. You will also learn how to construct a simple web page for you and your family to enjoy without the hassle of others having access to your personal information. There will also be basic instruction on using your computer.
When: Thursday evenings, Time: 6-8 P.M.
March 3-April 21
Location: Lions Hall Computer Lab
Instructor: Ester Sanchez Fee: $50
8 Weeks
Enrollment is limited to 15 students
Beading. Come learn the art of beading and make your own jewelry. Bring the beads you want to work with, including turquoise, sea, mother of pearls, chip strands, etc. A supply list will be available for you when you register.
When: Monday evenings Time: 6 - 8 P.M.
April 4-April 25 Location: Lions Hall 103

Instructor: Marie Platero Fee: $50
Scrap Booking. Want to scrapbook? All you need is a desire to become the memory keeper of your special occasions and favorite everyday moments. We will be creating pages using acid free paper, stencils, stickers and your creativity. Bring your special pictures and book!
When: Tuesday evenings Time: 6-8 P.M.
April - April 26
Location: Lions Hall 103
Instructor: Ester Sanchez Fee: $50
Basic Crochet. Students will learn the basics of crochet: chain stitch, single crocket and slip stitch. You will have the choice of making kitchen towels, pot holders, scarf or blanket. Please bring a crochet hook G or larger and one rim of yard of your choice.
When: Wednesday evenings Time: 6-8 P.M.
April 6 - May 11
Location: Lions Hall 103
Instructor: Marie Platero Fee: $50
Graduation/Wedding Gift Basket & Bow Making. Learn how to put beautiful gift baskets together for all occasions; learn how to tie big, beautiful bows. A supply list will be available for you when you register.
When: Monday evenings Time: 6-8 P.M.
May 2 & 9 Location: Lions Hall 103
Instructor: Ara Green Fee: $25
For more information on classes and to register, call (505)863-7743 or (505)863-7738, or email or