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Arts shindig supports scholarship fund By Jonathan Baca Copy Editor

On Saturday, April 5, the Art department and the CNM Employee’s Union will be putting on the second annual Arts Fandango, where dozens of artworks donated by students, instructors, and alumni will be auctioned off to raise money for the Ernest Garcia Emerging Artist Scholarship, said Union President and SAGE instructor, Andrew Tibble. The event is scheduled to be held at SCA Contemporary gallery at 524 Haines Avenue NW. Doors open at 6 p.m., with tickets at $5 for students and $10 for the general public, which will include free food, drinks and music by instructor Patrick Houlihan’s classic rock band The Great Blue Whales. “We’re really excited to be doing this event again, it’s a lot of fun and it’s for a great cause. You get to see a lot of really cool art. Most of the artists are there for you to talk to and the guys in the band are great,” Tibble said.

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All the art will be sold the night of the event through a silent auction, and Tibble said there will be some great deals on lots of professional quality paintings, prints and ceramics, so he suggested that attendees bring cash or checks and bid on some pieces. The matting, framing and setup is being done by volunteers from the Art department, and the food and music is being provided by the Employee’s Union, so all of the proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund, Tibble said. “If you come to the event, you can be sure that if you bid on some art, your ticket cost, every penny goes into the scholarship fund,” Tibble said. The scholarship, which was created by the Art department and the CNM Foundation, is in its second year, and was named after Ernest Garcia, the school’s very first studio art instructor, and a founding member of the Employee’s Union, who died

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The Anthropology Club and their faculty advisor, Anthropology instructor Dr. Sue Ruth, hosted workshops focusing on ancient technologies used by prehistoric Homo sapiens at the Westside campus on Thursday, March 27. Students gathered at one of the amphitheaters outside of Westside where Ruth demonstrated how to make fire with a technique known as bow and drill. “It gives a chance for people to play with this technology that we have had for thousands of years, and most of the time they find out that it’s a little bit harder than they expected, although we made a lot of fire today,” Ruth said. The first student that was able to produce fire was Jaxon Sorby, Psychology major, but he used flint and steel to ignite the tender. Sorby has had experience making fire from when he worked as a docent for El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum and joined the museum after

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Dr. Sue Ruth instructing students on how to make fire with the bow and drill technique.

attending a fire starting class that was held, he said. The flint and steel kit that he used to start the fire was his own and he practices making fire often in his own backyard, and has even used the fire to cook things like eggs in cast iron cookware Sorby said. “It was really fun, I was glad I could make this one, last year I wasn’t able to,” Sorby said. After the initial fire was made students were given marshmallows to roast which were part of the snacks that

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Students roast marshmallows in a fire made with prehistoric technology.

the Anthropology Club provided for students who attended the event. Chandra Germain, Anthropology major and Vice President of the Anthropology Club helped supply the snacks, she said. Germain said that these events give students the opportunity to see the sort of hands-on work that students who pursue anthropology do in order to better understand what they are studying. “We did it last year and I really enjoyed it. A group of us actually managed to make fire, but that was like the only time. It’s actually exciting to see a lot more people are making fire,” Germain said. Introducing applied anthropology, such as replicating how hunter-gatherers built fire, is the reason that the Anthropology Club organizes events like this one, said Jamie Fowler-Diaz, Anthropology major and Club Treasurer. An event like this gets people involved in what anthropology is as well as

being something that is fun, Fowler-Diaz said. “I think they are awesome, so this is a really cool way to get a lot of people involved— people are having fun, they are chatting, they are talking, they are enjoying themselves, and we have food,” FowlerDiaz said. see ANTHRO on page

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Native American club hosts fun run By Carol Woodland Staff Reporter

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since last November which was Native American Heritage month, but bad weather prevented the event from being held at that time. Nabahe Abeita, Vice President of THEATER and Engineering major, said he is very happy to see the event come to fruition is looking forward to volunteering during the race. PHOTO BY CAROL WOODLAND “I’m excited about the fun run first of all because we AISES member, Jasmine Casquito attends the National

In partnership with the Native American Task Team, CNM’s chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society plans to hold a 5k fun run and one mile walk on Sunday March 6 said Teresa Billy, Academic Advisor and member of the NATT. Billy said the groups have been planning the “Honor Your Heritage” 5k see

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CNM’s Native American Task Team are seeking 20 to 25 volunteers to assist with the “Honor Your Heritage” 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk on Sunday, April 6. The event will take place at CNM Main Campus. Volunteers will assist with registration and post-event assignments. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. If people are interested in volunteering, contact Dee Bluehorse at dbluehorse@cnm.edu, or 224-4000, ext. 51292.

CNM changes prerequisites for Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Technician programs As of fall 2014, CNM will change entry requirements for the Phlebotomy (PHLB) Certificate and the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate of Applied Science degree programs. Students should plan accordingly. PHLB questions? Contact Paul Fornell at 224-4128 or pfornell@ cnm.edu MLT questions? 24-4000 ext 52158 or nmendoza7@cnm.edu

All CNM faculty, students, staff and family members are invited to a fine arts celebration, fundraiser, and musical happening on Saturday, April 5th from 6-8pm at SCA Contemporary Art 524 Haines NW, Albuquerque. Rockin’ music courtesy of CNM’s very own Great Blue Whales! Come eat, drink, dance and bid in a silent auction for works of art donated by CNM Faculty, CNM students, CNM student Alumni and local professional artists. Tickets will be sold at the door: students $5, all others $10. All proceeds go to support the Ernest Garcia Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund. Please contact Andrew Tibble at 328-3403 for more information.

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Opinion Column; APD protests went from peaceful to just ridiculous in only one week By Rene Thompson Editor in Chief

The Tuesday, March 25 protest of APD officers’ excessive use of force had a massive turnout of more 1,000 people, and was really a very peaceful event that went as smoothly as it could have when ending at APD headquarters. Unfortunately though, the other protest on Sunday, March 30 seemed to have an eerie and anxious feel in the crowd right from the get go. I got the impression that there were instigators and troublemakers throughout the mass from the beginning; getting people riled up to walk the streets, and not to really show solidarity, but to wreak havoc on central and antagonized police officers, who seemed to have no other choice but to try to shut down the event that lasted from noon to 12 a.m. throughout sections of Downtown and Nob Hill areas. The weird vibes in the crowd seemed to start when organizers tried to speak on behalf of family members who have lost loved ones, and were booed and interrupted by the crowd. From that moment on the protest seemed unorganized and the march stopped sporadically, with people not knowing where they were going next, and eventually ended up circling Central Avenue from Downtown to Nob Hill and back again. While doing so, entire groups stopped completely in the middle of Central, blocking traffic, provoking cops while screaming and yelling at officers on Girard, attempting to tear down the Central street sign at Yale Boulevard, and standing in the middle of the I-25 freeway, as well as attempting to block the I-25 on-ramp at Central. Police were forced to stop protesters with an officer barricade while in riot gear, after demonstrators started

EDITORIAL CARTOON BY NICK STERN getting even more out of hand when reaching Fourth Street and Roma Avenue, and again at Carlisle and Central where police had to finally tear gas protesters to get people to disperse, as well as arresting six people. It seems that activists and protesters were intentionally provoking the police to do something and ruining what great work, effort, and results had been made from the Tuesday protest event. People were aggressive from the beginning of this protest and seemed to intentionally want this event to get out of hand by acting out throughout the city in order to try and make people aware of the city’s issues, but it only takes a few bad apples to ruin a cause; like people prepped with weapons and gas masks, and this is exactly what happened at the protest on Sunday.

This issue has divided the community in our city, including some people who are supporting APD as well and even had a “wave or thank your local officers” event on the same day. Some protesters acted hastily and without regard for others on Sunday, while losing much of the local support for this cause in the process of making citizens on Albuquerque look like fools. This issue of APD violence has gotten to a boiling point that seriously needs to be addressed by city officials before anything worse occurs, because the community of Albuquerque deserves to feel somewhat safe and to have the peace of mind in knowing that ensuing chaos (like hundreds of people blocking city traffic for hours) and poor leadership will not be the city’s eventual downfall.

Letter to the editor regarding APD protests What we are seeing is the chickens coming home to roost. In political science we call this a blowback. What we are seeing here is the murder of defenseless and troubled people by the APD and is what we do with our military and economic forces in countries around the world. On the global level, the U.S. needs to step up the extraction of resources from abroad using economic sanctions, outright war and terroristic assassination with drones to bring about regime changes that will allow our corporations freedom to run the economies of the world. Many of the APD it seems have been tools of this policy in our military service and are here carrying out the same shoot to kill methods. Like abroad, here they claim they are the victim and just had to defend themselves. Their killings are always justified in their eyes. This is just what our national leaders have established on the larger level with the policy of pre-emptive war. We don’t see the cops shooting white collar, politicians and corporate CEO criminals up in the heights who have bankrupted the state and global economy do we? No. We are seeing state terrorism being unleaded to intimidate the poor and troubled people in the grassroots because at some point this has the potential to unite with the middle class in a large revolution. New Mexico and Albuquerque are full of military bases and research universities that live off quiet support for the principle that massive violence to support our corporations abroad is legitimate. It is no big jump for it to be accepted for domestic control too. Plus it keeps taxes low for the rich. That is why we don’t see any institutional responses to APD terrorism. All the resistance is coming from people who are just one paycheck away from a job or in need of social services themselves that would require raising taxes on the corporations and wealthy. We are experiencing a real paradigm shift right now too. Domestically civilian policing methods are no longer able to cope with the growing unrest due to cutbacks of jobs, wages, and services. Again, this is just like our corporations and military abroad who have not been able to meet the demands of the Arab Spring movement and the growing Asia countries for justice and equality, a fair economy. As a result there we are now involved in a large series of wars to suppress it. With the government’s recent suppression of our Occupy movement here at home there is a growing class consciousness growing. A war between the haves and the have-nots is brewing everywhere and the rich know it and are preparing with agencies like the APD and the military. We need to be aware and fight for justice and equality even more.

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APD protests spark controversy amongst community By Rene Thompson Editor in Chief

Demonstrators took to the streets on Tuesday, March 25 and Sunday, March 30 to protest against the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force and killing of Albuquerque citizens; specifically James Boyd, who was shot and killed while squatting in the Northeast Heights Foot Hills at Copper Trailhead, on March 16, and protests eventually ended in people being dispersed by tear gas at Girard Blvd and Central Avenue and at APD headquarters twelve hours after protests began on Sunday. Since the first protest on Tuesday that brought more than 1,000 people to the event, there has been a massive media frenzy online and many took to the internet on social media sites to voice their concerns, whether people were in support of APD or against APD’s use of force. Former student and Activist with the ANSWER Coalition, Joel Gallegos said that this whole situation had blown up because it had been a long time coming and that the city should not be surprised by the blowback that occurred in the protest event on Sunday. ANSWER stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, but also helps with organizing many protest events throughout Albuquerque, and Gallegos said that is why the ANSWER coalition is around, to give people the

opportunity to participate in a safe way that is organized. “The police were wrong to escalate the situation with a paramilitary response,” Gallegos said. Gallegos said that whether it is direct action, civil disobedience, or political action, that the coalition wants to encourage folks to get involved. History major, Zachary Case, who was at the Sunday event earlier in the day to observe protesters, said that he never saw protesting as a real way to change anything. Case said that there were many touching stories at the event from people who had lost loved ones to police violence. “I love freedom of speech and freedom of assembly; it’s just not exactly certain what will happen from all this,” he said. Former President of ECOs, Stephen Martos said he believes people should be supporting APD instead of protesting them, because the police force is an essential part of the community. Martos said that APD is necessary to serve and protect, but that there are times when that does not always ring true, as in the recent officer involved shooting. “You cannot improve the situations by creating enemies, but instead by making partners. We are partners with our police force and are responsible for bringing our community together,” Martos said. The Department of Justice has had an ongoing investigation of APD since Nov. 2012, after numerous

misconduct lawsuits had cost Albuquerque taxpayers more than 24 million dollars in 2010 alone, according to a justice.gov D.O.J. press release and the Albuquerque Journal. APD has been dealing with threats and personal information of officers being leaked from the activist and hacking group Anonymous, as APD’s website was attacked on Sunday which kept their site down for most of the day, Police Spokesman, PHOTO BY RENE THOMPSON Simon Drobik said in a statement. Protestors gather outside of APD headquatores at 400 Roma Ave. NW. Gallegos said that politicians do not stand with the people It is necessary to alert involved,” he said. our lawmakers and those Case said that police administering training in should not be militarized— order to improve in the ways period, and that the city is we are failing, but Martos just trying to control the said that some of these propopulation instead of pro- testers have lost sight of what tecting them. the real issue is, which is the Case said that he excessive force of APD. believes that if a cop is going “What is sad is they have to assault someone, then that done this in the name of the person should have the James Boyd whom nobody right to defend themselves. worried about before he died. “This has been going on If the community cared so in Albuquerque since I was much, then they would have a little kid, and I remember been out there helping him there being issues of police with food, water, shelter and brutality in our city since healthcare,” Martos said. then,” he said. According to justice.org, PHOTO PROVIDED BY STEPHEN MARTOS Martos said that he the Violent Crime Control This logo has been seen on APD supporters Facebook believes that there are and Law Enforcement Act of pages. two camps of people 1994 prohibits state and local march in the streets protesting, with those governments from engaging start talking about prob- without a specific permit. that are truly interested in a pattern or practice of lems until the people “We can’t control in improving the APD, misconduct by law enforcemake it a problem. what others do, and we and those who are only ment officers that deprives He also said there might not agree with the interested in stirring the individuals of federally-prois a city ordinance that tactics used Sunday night waters, because they are tected rights. allows protesters to but we fully support and only focused on negativity.

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English department offers more classes plus online degree By Carol Woodland Staff Reporter

An exciting change is coming for students pursuing an Associate of Arts in English degree from CNM said Stephen Mathewson, chair of the English department. Starting in fall of 2014 students will be able to pursue an AA in English completely online, he said. “So you can take all of the core requirements within English but also within CHSS (Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences) for the AA in English online,” Mathewson said. Online courses will offer classes that include British, English and World Literature, as well as a class on literature analysis, Mathewson said. The AA degree in English is also undergoing a revision to make transferring to the University of New Mexico a clearer process by synchronizing CNM with UNM requirements, he said. “If students check UNM’s degree requirements online, they will see what ours will be. It’s a much more streamlined process especially at the sophomore level, and in the fall of 2015 our degree

will match UNM’s revisions,” Mathewson said. Currently students can choose from numerous different literatures and writing classes that include special topics course, such as Science Fiction Literature that will be offered at the West Side campus, a script writing class offered through the Theater department, and Film as Literature class which is already offered every semester, Mathewson said. Despite the selection of course offerings, there has been low enrollment for some of the classes, English Professor, Rebecca Aronson said. “This semester we didn’t have a poetry class on the Main campus because there was a dip in enrollment,” she said. Aronson said she thinks that there are many great reasons why students should take Poetry or Creative Writing classes ranging from practical reasons to more expressive purposes. “I think that on the imagination side, it’s a chance for people to express themselves, or sometimes just vent, follow their imaginative paths and do a freer kind of writing than academic writing,” she said.

In addition, students can gain a deeper connection to their lives and ideas when students write down their thoughts and aspirations, Aronson said. Examining literature in English class can be an unexpected way to learn about culture by looking at literature from other countries or from the past, Aronson said. “I think that poetry really is a good reflector of culture, time and place. You’re going to learn things about culture and what’s happening, and what that part of the world is like,” she said. Reading literature from other countries can also help to get students informed about things they might not necessarily be learning from the news, Aronson said.

Mathewson said he thinks the skills students take away from English classes are essential in any professional environment. “Not just writing emails, I think students don’t realize how much writing happens at work: proposals, grants, annual reports, revenue statements, those types of skills are universal,” he said. Good writing skills, critical thinking, and analysis of all types of texts are all valuable skills developed in English classes, Mathewson said. Writing for digital media, creative non-fiction, and professional writing are some of the biggest markets for English majors to start careers in right now Mathewson said, he also said he thinks that

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technology has been a catalyst to this growth. “There’s sort of this misconception that texting is going to destroy writing, where actually the opposite is true,” he said. Professional writing, which most people think of as technical writing, is not necessarily writing technical manuals and medical or government documents, Mathewson said. From writing grants and proposals to critical analysis of nontraditional nonfiction, there are many interesting niches within professional writing, he said. Though the field may be growing quickly writers still need to develop strong English skills in order to succeed in any field, Mathewson said. “Digital media sort of exploded in a lot of ways, but within that explosion you still need to punctuate correctly and make sure subjects and verbs agree,” Mathewson said. One way students can dig a little deeper into English is by taking 2240, a class in traditional English grammar, Mathewson said. “In the last year or so Erin Lebacqz has revived 2240, which is a class that a lot of folks in education

curriculums take but a lot of English majors take as well. It’s not really a writing improvement class, but sort of the theories behind grammar,” Mathewson said. The track that students are taking to earn an English degree is evolving and changing to meet the needs of today’s workforce, Mathewson said. “I think that it’s certainly changed from when I was a student. It’s become much more expansive and the traditional arrangements of English departments are no longer what they were,” Mathewson said. For students still unsure of whether or not to pursue English as a degree, the English department has put together a video at the CNM YouTube website (youtube.com/users/ CNMonline) called “Why is Writing Important?,” and shows people from all different walks of life talking about how to use the skills students have developed in English classes, Mathewson said. Aronson said that students sometimes avoid or fear taking English classes and should not have to feel that way because learning English is just like any other subject and that with practice people can learn to be great writers.

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Thomas Richardson, Engineering major

“In grade school my mom switched our alarm clocks to say it was the time for the bus and woke us up at 2 o’clock in the morning, and we got up frantically to catch the bus. And we stood there waiting for it until she said ‘April Fools’ Day!’”

Chris Barrios, Nursing Major and Desiree Garcia, GED certificate

Michelle Abbott, Veterinary Tech major

“My aunt Cathie’s doctors April Fooled her and made her think that she had two baby girls, and wrapped her newborn son into a pink blanket, and didn’t tell her until she changed him. It was a good joke.”

“We’re going to tell everybody that my girlfriend here is two months pregnant. We’ll tell everyone the truth at the end of the day.”

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“To my friend Josh, I unscrewed the cap on the shower head and then I put blue hair dye in it, and then when he took a shower in the morning it dyed his skin blue. I turned him into a smurf.”

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“He was just instrumental in starting the studio side of the department. He really suddenly of prostate cancer started a legacy, and I feel in 2012, only a few years after like without him we wouldn’t have the Art department. retiring, Tibble said. We really miss him dearly,” Full-time Art instrucJohnson said. tor Lynn Johnson, who was Garcia, Johnson, and the school’s second studio several others in the Art instructor and helped to department had been trying create the scholarship, said to create a scholarship for that the Art department as art students for years, and it is today was created by Garcia, who started as an when Garcia passed away, the Art History instructor and school, with the help of the went on to create nearly Employee’s Union, saw fit all the curriculum for the to name the new scholarship after him, Johnson said. studio art program.

The scholarship has awarded around $400 a year to an art major, and with another successful fundraising event, they hope to increase that amount significantly and possibly begin giving out scholarships to several different students a year, Tibble said. Full-time Art instructor Harley McDaniel said that in addition to raising money for the scholarship, the event is also the largest group showcase for the Art department, and helps to shine a bright spotlight on the work of the students and instructors.

“It allows people in the community to come and see the work that we make, that our students and faculty are making, and also to see the synergy between faculty, students and community. Everybody is coming together, and it just brings a great amount of exposure to the department,” McDaniel said. Johnson agreed that the event was an important opportunity for the Art department to show off the quality of work that is being produced, and hopefully will lead to increasing the

respect, profile, and eventually the funding of the Art department. Johnson said that several pieces have been donated by alumni who have gone on to have successful art careers after graduating, and that last year collectors came out to the event, knowing that they could get some great deals on high quality works from up-andcoming artists. “We really have incredible students coming out of the program. There is kind of a new respect that CNM is benefitting from based on the quality

of the students’ art, and I really appreciate that,” Johnson said. In addition to all the good that it does in raising money for the scholarship and showcasing the Art department, Johnson said the most important thing is that the event is a chance for everyone to get together and have a lot of fun. “It was so much work, but it was also so much fun. We were all dancing and doing things we shouldn’t, I’m sure, but it was just a really great time. Everybody was really excited to be there, it was a blast,” Johnson said.

which use a stick to propel a dart with greater force than if it had just been thrown by hand, which is Fire making was not a technique that has been the only event planned around for tens of thouby the Anthropology sands of years, Ruth said. Club this spring, and on The club will also have an Monday, March 24 the event on April 9 that will show club had an atlatl throwstudents how to make pinch ing event, that are devices pots, Ruth said.

Pinch pots are another way to demonstrate how experiential archeology and applied anthropology work, Ruth said. “So basically we are going to be playing with clay and look at a very simple way to make a pot. It’s essentially the kindergarten ashtray, but again people find out is not

quite as easy as they remembered it back in kindergarten,” Ruth said. These events on the Westside are not the only things that the Anthropology club does; they also go on field trips to places like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology,

and the Petroglyph National Monument, Ruth said. In the fall, the club will also host a meet and greet for club members, anthropology majors, and faculty to showcase the program and to discuss what they will do in the future; this upcoming fall term will be the third year that they will have this event, Ruth said.

“We have just a great group of people and we’re really active,” Ruth said. More information about the Anthropology Club and their events can be found on their Facebook page CNM Anthropology, which is a closed group, but the club does accept requests to join.

and there will be training for volunteers on Friday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center, room 205, she said. Students who are interested can contact Academic Advisor and AISES Advisor Dee Bluehorse (dbluehorse@ cnm.edu) if interested in volunteering, she said. The race will be held on Sunday, April 6, and those interested in running or walking should arrive in front of the Student Services Building at 8 a.m. to register, as the event will kick off shortly thereafter, Billy said. During spring break, five students from the AISES attended the third national THEATER Leadership Conference at Santa Ana Pueblo said Dee Bluehorse, AISES advisor and academic advisor. In addition to all of the AISES chapters present there

were professional speakers from local New Mexico businesses, as well as some from out of state companies who gave presentations and workshops, Bluehorse said. Jasmine Casiquito, Liberal Arts major, said she had not been to the conference before, but found it to be deeply enriching. Students could attend sessions; in financial planning, social media, resume building, public speaking and interviewing, among other leadership development activities, Bluehorse said. “One of the things I learned at the leadership is that there are so many obstacles, but you just have to find a way to get through them, there’s always a way, no matter how difficult it may be,” Casiquito said. The club’s advisors took part in professional training sessions in which they were able to share some of the things

they do to help students be successful, Bluehorse said. She had expected to receive a lot of input from other group advisors, but in fact it was CNM’s AISES chapter that was giving out much of the input, and Bluehorse said “We were on top, I found myself giving ideas out to them.” Bluehorse said that the CNM students were also very influential communicators and a dignified group who made quite an impression on the other attendees during the conference. “One thing that was mentioned to me by other chapter advisors, is that CNM is really shining at this conference,” Bluehorse said. Bluehorse said she attributes some of that positive attention to the efforts of Jana Dunow who is incredibly dedicated to the AISES students’ success. “She was a very influential person regarding this, she even

held a previous workshop for our AISES officers to attend,” Bluehorse said. Jana Dunow, academic advisor and AISES co-advisor said that though the group is rooted in promoting Science and Technology fields, their view on what falls under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math umbrella is much more diverse than other groups on campus such as STEM Up. Dunow said THEATER covers everything from health sciences to psychology to heating and refrigeration technology, and Bluehorse added that even business could be included. “Business is included as well too because we’re finding out that a lot of the programs that deal with STEM need those other disciplines in those areas too,” Bluehorse said. Dunow said that the group provides valuable backing to students to help

them become successful in their careers. “They have great resources, they have internships during the summer, and they also have peer mentors which can be huge for students figuring out where they want to go,” Dunow said. AISES is also involved in a variety of volunteer projects in the greater community including the New Mexico Mesa STEM conference in February where Jasmine Casiquito volunteered Bluehorse said. Other AISES students have volunteered in the community through partnerships with Habitat for Humanity and Project Feed the Hood, Bluehorse said. “All students can experience the same things that Jasmine (Casiquito) was able to because it’s going to help them as they go through their college career,” Dunow said.

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Continued from Page 1 had to postpone it before and now we actually get to have the event occur, I’m excited to have the event to have other Native American members volunteer to help make it successful,” Abeita said. Billy said that the groups wanted to host the run to promote unity, health and wellness for the CNM community. Members of the NATT and THEATER met with the Dean of Students, Student Activities, Security, and the Communications office as part of the event planning, Billy said. “This was something that students really wanted to have here on campus. It’s the first time ever a 5k and 1 mile fun run will be held on campus,” Billy said. Volunteers will be needed to help the event run smoothly

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April 1-7, 2014

Draw donuts and eat them too Donut themed art benefits UNM Children’s Hospital

so for a minimum of $5, and does not have to be a part of the CNM comSenior Reporter munity, she said. “It is awesome! They make really During the month of March, a good donut art and the minimum bid student art silent auction at Rebel for each piece is $5, so if someone Donut on 2435 Wyoming Blvd NE needs art for their kitchen or their was all for a great cause, and Art house it is really cool,” Popowcer said. The auction did not consist of any Instructor, Rachel Popowcer said that students had noble and selfless opening premiere so there was no reasons for donating all proceeds to big event held at Rebel Donut with crowds of people walking around children in need. The auction was meant to serve and looking at art, but every cusas a fundraiser in which every penny tomer who has gone for donuts since earned is donated to the University the hanging has gotten a chance to of New Mexico Children’s Hospital, shop for donut art to go with their which is a charity that was chosen by donut food, she said. Popowcer said that there were the students in Popowcer’s Drawing II class, who also produced all the between 12 and 15 students from her class who contributed to the auction pieces on sale, she said. “All the money goes to the UNM gallery and between 20 and 25 difChildren’s Hospital. I just asked them ferent pieces of art that were done in who they wanted to benefit and that a variety of different mediums like is what they decided. The Children’s graphic pencil, colored pencil, paint, Hospital is always a good thing to and chalk pastel, she said. Even though the auction was give money to, I think,” she said. The auction is at the Rebel put on to benefit the Children’s Donut’s Wyoming location, and Hospital, Popowcer said the experishould last until the end of the first ence itself benefitted the artists and the community. or second week of April, she said. The students benefitted greatly For more information, people can call 293-0553 or go facebook. from the experience because they got a chance to show their work in com/RebelDonut. Every piece of art that was hung public which is a large part of being at the auction was strictly depicting an artist and they were also given a donuts, and all the donuts that were chance to engage in the community modeled for the student artists were with their art and this made the aucdonated by Rebel Donut and eaten by tion an all-around beneficial experience, she said. the students afterwards, she said. “Part of being an artist can be Anyone who is interested in bidding on any of the donut art can do interacting with the community and this fulfills a lot of things. They get

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to show their work themselves and they get to feel pride in their work but they are engaging with their community, and then they are also giving back to the community by having this be a fundraiser, so there is a lot of good things about it,” she said. Previous auctions Popowcer has put on with her University of New Mexico class and her CNM Drawing I class have been charitable events held at either Rebel Donuts or Cake Fetish and have gone towards the Children’s Hospital and also towards the Animal Humane Society, she said. Any art students PHOTO PROVIDED BY RACHEL POPOWCER who may be interested Cheryl Padilla draws her donuts before eating them. in becoming great artists and possibly being a part of future auctions should con- yourself and to challenge yourself you sider taking Popowcer’s art studio have to be open to failure,” she said. Popowcer also said that anyone classes and always work hard at their who decides to stop by Rebel Donut art, show some pride, and most importo bid on one of the pieces should tantly be willing to learn, she said. also consider getting an apple fritLearning and working is what ter because they are her favorite, but Popowcer considers to be the most if she ate bacon she would get the important part of being an artist, she bacon bars all the time. said, and she believes that without Rebel Donut has won the 2013 the challenge that goes with the two, Golden Fork Award, The Alibi’s Best there is no progress within an artist, of Burque 2012 and 2013, and also she said. obtained the Albuquerque Magazine’s “The more you work, the better you get. As an artist I am constantly learn- 2012 Best of the City Award. ing and working because I can only get better that way. You have to challenge

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RACHEL POPOWCER

Student art displayed at Rebel Donut.

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