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El Centro Support for DACA Students
January 24, 2018

With the uncertainty of DACA and what that looks like for our UNM community, I sat down to talk with Rosa Cervantes, director, El Centro de la Raza, and Alejandro Mendiaz, El Centro Student Programs…

AASS Celebrates Black History Month in February
January 24, 2018

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February 1 marks the beginning of Black History month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.  T…

February 2018 BeKind UNM Celebration
January 24, 2018

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The Division of Student Affairs is once again partnering with the UNM BeKind Committee, which includes members of UNM staff, students and the community to celebrate and promote random acts of kin…

Ground Breaking Set for Heart of Campus Renovation
January 8, 2018

Smith Plaza Rendering

The University of New Mexico will host a Smith Plaza renovation ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. on Smith Plaza (south of Zimmerman Library, north of the Student Union Bu…


UNM Gets Ready to Suit Up
February 23, 2018

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From college casual to business professional, Career Services and JCPenney host special event for UNM students. 

Congratulations!  You’re graduating from college and ready to take on t…

Lindquist Named Student Activities Director
February 14, 2018

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Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Lindquist as the new director of the UNM Student Activities. Ryan has been serving as the Interim Director since the…

NMASAP to Hold Symposium on UNM Campus
February 14, 2018

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The 2018 New Mexico Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NMASAP) symposium, Unpacking Today’s Student Affairs: Funding for Higher Education, Campus Climate, and Immigration, w…


Nominate a Superhero for a Louie Award
March 23, 2018

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Know a UNM staff member, student employee, or department that ranks on your superhero list when it comes to performing their job?  Why not nominate them for a Student Affairs Louie award! &#…

Honoring Farmworkers
March 22, 2018

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Next time you bite into a juicy apple, enjoy a ripe watermelon, or add spicy green chile to your burger, try to imagine what it takes to get that food from the farm to your table. Farmworkers work lon…

UNM Implements Freshmen Residency Requirement
March 12, 2018

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The University if committed to providing all students with an exceptional educational experience.  As part of this commitment, UNM will require all first-year students to live on campus effective…


BeKind Delivers Bears to APD
April 30, 2018

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Members of the BeKind UNM committee and the Lobo men’s basketball team delivered teddy bears and other toys to Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier and area commanders last week as part of the…

We are Student Affairs Bingo Game
April 30, 2018

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The UNM Division of Student Affairs is once again doing the We Are Student Affairs Bingo game during the summer of 2018 to familiarize students with the programs and services in the Division as well a…

Summer Curanderismo Class Back for 18th Year
April 16, 2018

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For the eighteenth consecutive summer, Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, UNM Vice President for Student Affairs and professor of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, in conjunction with …


Student Affairs Welcomes Students
August 14, 2018

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The Division of Student Affairs hosts a variety of Welcome Back events for our new and returning Lobos.

African American Students Services Welcome Back BBQ

AASS will hold its Welcome Back BBQ on Thu…

Heart of UNM Re-opens
August 9, 2018

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Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Aug. 29

Smith Plaza, the center and heart of main campus at The University of New Mexico, will re-open after undergoing a major renovation completed by Jaynes Corporat…


October is Careers in Student Affairs Month
September 28, 2018

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The Division of Student Affairs encompasses a large and varied group of departments and programs all with one goal: to inspire learning and academic success. 

Every October the UNM Division of …

UNM McNair Scholars Research Conference
September 24, 2018

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The UNM McNair Scholars Program and Research Opportunity Program will host its 2018 UNM McNair Scholars Research Conference, Discover the Power of Networking, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-…


Children's Campus Receives CCAMPIS Funding
October 29, 2018

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When we’re young, many of us dream of growing up, going to college, starting a family, and succeeding in our chosen careers.  For many of us, however, the only certain part of that scenario…

Student Union Building Offers Early Voting
October 9, 2018

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Are you a registered Democrat, Libertarian, or Republican ready to vote in the mid-term election this November but want to skip the long lines at the polls on election day?  Why not early vote at…

October is Careers in Student Affairs Month
October 9, 2018

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“I really love working in Student Affairs because this is a place where people truly want to help other people—and regardless of how you want to help them, you can find a home at Student A…


Donate New Unwrapped Toys for Who I Am Foundation
November 20, 2018

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The holidays can be a rough time for some members of our community—especially those experiencing homelessness.  The UNM Children’s Campus recognizes these families may not be able to …

El Centro Turns 50
November 5, 2018

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2018.  The year that UNM El Centro de la Raza celebrates 50Años de Excelencia y Justicia Social—fifty years of providing support services and academic programs for the largest and fas…

First Generation Students Celebrated
November 5, 2018

“I am first-generation,” those are the words, and these are the students who are first in their family to attend a four-year college and attain a bachelor’s degree.  These are …


Smith Plaza Design Team Wins Award
December 14, 2018

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If you’ve crossed campus in the last several months, you’ve no doubt walked through the completely renovated Smith Plaza—a space considered the ‘heart’ of UNM.  The …

SHAC Achieves AAAHC Accreditation
December 4, 2018

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Story from UNM Newsroom

UNM Student Health & Counseling, SHAC as it is known, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation distinguishes this s…

Torres Offers Four Curanderismo Courses on Coursera
November 30, 2018

 Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres is once again taking his popular two-week in person summer Mexican Traditional Healing or Curanderismo class to the world-wide stage through Coursera online…