Friday, March 30, 2012

Rep. Lundstrom Speaks on Economic Development

Patty Lundstrom, New Mexico State Representative District 9, and executive director of the Gallup Economic Development Corporation, was the final speaker in the college's Women's History Month lecture series. Lundstrom spoke on economic development challenges in Gallup, and said she would use information gleaned from the students who attended the lecture to help bolster Gallup's efforts to bring more jobs to town.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rep. Lundstrom to Speak Today

Applications for Daniels Scholarship Available

FOR RELEASE: March 29, 2012
Seven University of New Mexico-Gallup students will be selected to receive scholarships from the Daniels Opportunity Scholarships this fall. Applications will be accepted starting this spring semester.

Scholarships will be awarded to three students from Health Careers, two from Entrepreneurial Studies and two from Green Building. These students will qualify by being either Adult Learners returning to school later in life, GED recipients, or Returning Military Personnel.  These students cannot be receiving either Pell grants or tribal incentive scholarships.

The scholarships are for $1052 per semester, to be divided as follows:  $852 per semester for tuition; $100 per semester for a book stipend; and $100 per semester for travel stipend.

Scholarships can be awarded for four consecutive semesters. 

Scholarship applications are available in the Financial Aid Office in the Student Services and Technology Center, 505.863.7663.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Student Senate Announces Activities for April

FOR RELEASE: March 27, 2012
The University of New Mexico-Gallup Student Senate is planning a number of activities for April, both for students and the public.

On Thursday, April 5, the Senate will sponsor a talent show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although only UNMG students and employees may participate, the public is invited to view the show in the Commons.

Then during the week of April 9-12, the Senate will feature an activity each day. On Monday, the week kicks off with a fry bread contest; on Tuesday, April 10, students are invited to dress in the native dress of their particular countries or heritage; on Wednesday, April 11, there will be a rock concert on the patio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (public invited); and on Thursday, a lunch for students only.

Then on April 18-19, the Senate will hold elections for next year.  Applications may be picked up in the Student Senate office in Gurley Hall, Room 1101E, or else in the in box beside the door.

For more information call 863-7553.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Heavy Equipment, CDL Students Graduate

All-Around Top Gun Operator Melvin Taylor displays his certificates.
FOR RELEASE: March 23, 2012
Students in the University of New Mexico-Gallup’s Heavy Equipment Operator and Commercial Driver’s License courses participated in graduation exercises on March 16 in Lion’s Hall.

Students completing CDL and HEO training were: Dennison Boone, Vinell James, Kerwin Joe, Tiffany Johnson, Albert Manuelito, Malcolm Roan, Melvin Taylor, Monica Yazzie and Walter Yazzie.

Students recognized in various categories were: Melvin Taylor, All Around Top Gun Operator, Best Gannon Tractor Operator, Best Skid Steer Operator, Best Backhoe Operator, Best Scraper Operator; Dennison Boone, Best Excavator Operation; Vinell James, Best Motor Grader Operator and Best Loader Operator; Kerwin Joe, Best Dump Truck Operator and Best Forklift Operator; and Albert Manuelito, Best Roller Operator.

 Instructors for HEO courses are Gary Fastwolf and Judith Woods; instructors for CDL are Jimmy Gonzales, Joey Ortiz, Miguel Cantu and Natalie Ludwig.

Monday, March 12, 2012

UNMG Campus to Close for Electrical Work

FOR RELEASE: March 12, 2012

The University of New Mexico-Gallup campus will be closed on Thursday, March 15, while the City of Gallup upgrades its main electrical equipment.

Power to the Gallup campus will be off with the exception of Lions Hall. Lions Hall will be open, although there will be no telephone or computer service. The North Campus Adult Basic Education Center and the South Campus at Zuni will not be affected and will be open.

Although UNMG is planning to be open on Friday, March 16, there is a slight possibility the campus could again be closed on that day if the City encounters any problems at the end of Thursday. An announcement will be made to employees and students via LoboAlerts, UNM’s email and text message alert system.

The campus is currently on spring break through Saturday, with no classes being held and faculty taking a break through the week.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Exec to Speak on Domestic Violence

FOR RELEASE: March 6, 2012
GALLUP – Barbara Lambert, the executive director of Gallup’s Battered Families since 2004, will be the kick-off speaker during the University of New Mexico-Gallup’s month-long Women’s History Month. Lambert will speak on domestic abuse in the work place and also, how domestic violence can affect college students on Thursday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Gurley Hall 1124.

Lambert, who has a master’s in social work from New Mexico State University, has been involved with the New Mexico Coalition against Domestic Violence since 2003, working on legislative issues and policy. Prior to working with Battered Families, she served as director of social services for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, where she began the batterer intervention program.

In addition to her master’s degree, she has training as a psychiatric social worker, having received her license in 1997 in California. She is also a trained facilitator of batterer intervention classes as prescribed by the California Penal Code.

Among her professional memberships and organizations she lists National Association of Social Workers, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (served on board and as secretary-elect) and the Navajo Nation Advisory Council Against Domestic Violence.

More speakers, and a movie series, will be announced throughout the month. For more information contact Linda Thornton, senior public affairs representative, 505.863.7565.

Luau Dance Set for March 9

FOR RELEASE: March 6, 2012

GALLUP – The Student Senate of the University of New Mexico-Gallup has moved the date of their spring talent show to Thursday, April 5. The location will still be Gurley Hall Commons. Although participation is limited to those attending UNM-Gallup, the public is invited to attend.

The Spring Rock Show is still scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, on the UNMG patio.

Also planned is a 2012 Spring Dance called Luau Nights, Friday, March 9, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The theme of the dance is “Luau Nights.” The public is invited.

Admission is $3, or free if you or a guest are in luau attire (swimsuit, swimming trunks, hula skirt, etc.) Music will be by DJ Treach. The public is invited.

Call the Student Senate office at 863-7553 for more information.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Student Nurses Plan Health Fair March 23

FOR RELEASE: March 2, 2012
The University of New Mexico-Gallup Student Nurses Association will sponsor a health fair on Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gurley Hall.
Among the exhibitors:  Just Move it, promoting physical education and health; Boys and Girls Clubs, promoting community involvement and youth programs; WIC, promoting maternal and prenatal health and education for new mothers; Health Department, stressing education and health awareness; Be The Match, promoting match-ups for bone marrow donors; Fire Department, education about CPR, fire safety, and other topics; Behavioral Health, stressing community awareness  and education; United Blood Services who will do blood typing; Dental Assisting Department of UNMG; Native Medicine presenting information on alternative medicines.

There will also be a Walk for Wellness on the UNMG track as well as a Zumba dance session, promoting staying fit.

There will also be information on recycling, and promoting community awareness and responsibility.

Student nurses will serve as guides.

Painter's Work Draws from Nature

FOR RELEASE: March 2, 2012
The work of Raymond Yeager is on view at Ingham Chapman Gallery of the University of New Mexico-Gallup. Yeager is a professor of art and the curator of the Frankenberger Gallery at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. He was formerly the chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and Associate Professor of Art at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill..

Yeager’s exhibition at the gallery is a series of abstract paintings of complex images taken from nature, done in charcoal, oil, encaustic on wood and mixed media, and most are from his Janus series.

As the artist explains, “During the last couple of years, the main focus of my work has been concerned with the formal investigation of perception. I am exploring that moment between seeing and comprehending. I want to captivate the viewer with something that may not be understandable or recognizable at first glance but will absorb the viewer’s attention and keep it. In my work, I strive to create an imagery that is at once naturalistic, yet abstract.”

He begins the process for developing the imager with sketches, observations and photographs of a subject. The subject must offer possibilities for visual complexity. Mostly, he focuses on images from the natural world. Once the study of the subject is concluded, Yeager scans the sketches and photographs into Photoshop and manipulates them through different perspectives, contrasts and cropping.

“The result is a dissolution of the subject into abstract forms suggestive of a variety of visual phenomena,” he continues in his artistic statement. “After this process, the image is then printed and used as a guide for my paintings. The overall effect of this technique renders an image that is abstract, yet grounded in reality.”

The exhibition will be on view through March 29, with a reception on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery. For more information contact Interim Gallery Manager Alex Kraft,, 505.863.7774. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Student Senate Sponsoring Talent Show, Spring Rock Show

FOR RELEASE: March 1, 2012
The University of New Mexico-Gallup Student Senate will host a talent show on Wednesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gurley Hall Commons. Anyone who wishes to sign up may do so by coming by the Student Senate office, Gurley Hall 1101, and getting a packet. First through 4th-place prizes will be awarded.

Also on that day there will be a Spring Rock Show, featuring Sleep Taste Pretty, Chuck Todd and Ruction in the UNMG Courtyard at 1 p.m.

Call 863-7553 for more information.