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Volume 17 | Issue 28

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SEX AND VIOLENCE Issue

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More work, less pay

Part-time faculty speak out against wage disparities By Carrie Ratkevich

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Kori Piatt won the gold medal in Aviation Maintenance, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for CNM in this event.

Going for the gold

SkillsUSA members to represent state in national competition students stepped up. They did great,” said Gordon-Moffett. Managing Editor A total of 67 CNM students comTwenty-three CNM peted in the three-day event, and 52 of students will be rep- those students brought home a total of resenting the state of 56 gold, silver and bronze medals, said New Mexico in the SkillsUSA National Gordon-Moffett. A total of 640 secLeadership and Skills Conference this ondary and post-secondary students summer, said SkillsUSA Director from throughout the state competed Sharon Gordon-Moffett. for the right to go to the national The 23 students brought home event, said Gordon-Moffett. a total of 24 gold medals in various The 23 gold-medalists and an trades and leadership competitions. additional four student delegates will “I’m so happy that so many of our attend the 2012 national competition

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on June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo., said Gordon-Moffett. “All my officers medaled in this year’s competition – it was so nice to see them all on the podium,” said Chapter President John Abeyta, who was awarded the gold medal in job interview skills. Abeyta said he encourages students at the secondary and postsecondary level to get involved in SkillsUSA because he felt it really see

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Staff Reporter

art-time instructors have to work more for less money, said part-time CHSS instructor Robert Anderson. The amount a part-time instructor is paid is set by the Course Compensation Schedule, according to the part-time instructor’s contract. The schedule puts a dollar amount to every class. As an example: English 1101 pays $2201 per term at entry level for an instructor with a bachelor’s degree. To earn the average income of a full-time instructor, a part-time instructor must teach eight English 1101 courses per term. A full-time teacher is required to teach five courses a term, said full-time Anthropology instructor Shepard Jenks. “The Institution needs to be sensitive to part-timers trying to make a living teaching,” said Jenks. When compared to colleges considered by the Chronicle of Higher Education to be “Great Places to Work,” CNM pays competitively, said Marketing and Communications Officer Brad Moore. “Our compensation averages are

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The Executive Council of Students hosts a fundraising raffle at the Main campus cafeteria to raise money for future activities and events.

Student government raises funds for campus unity By Steph Muha Staff Reporter

The Executive Council of Students is selling raffle tickets throughout the month of April to raise money for student events during the 2012-13 school

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year, said ECOS president and possibilities for the 2012 school year. Electrical Engineering major Cesar In the past, ECOS has hosted banSilva. quets and free pizza days, which we The proceeds from the raffle would love to do again. We’ve also will help ECOS to host events talked about possibly offering a small geared toward creating unity among scholarship,” said Martos. students and student organizations, Silva said the $1 raffle tickets said ECOS Vice President Stephen can be purchased in the cafeteria Martos. “We’ve discussed a lot of Monday through Thursday during

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with dinner and a movie for two; a fun pack that includes food, miniature golf and go-kart racing; as well as several more prizes, said Silva. ECOS will also be selling teddy bears at the spring graduation ceremony, said Martos. see

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

EDITORIAL

Speak out against abuse People silently live with abuse every day, because it is not openly discussed. Often, it is treated as a private or even taboo subject. In the Chronicle office, more than a few of the employees have survived some form of abuse, but even during the creation of this edition, we haven’t discussed the specifics of our situations. Abuse is not a private affair. It is not something that can be left to the past. Even when we move beyond it, even after the wounds heal, it still had a hand in shaping who we are. It is still there with us. In many ways, it is difficult to say what is and isn’t abuse. It was earlier this year that the federal government recognized the possibility of male rape. Spousal rape wasn’t a

crime in the U.S. until the late 1990’s and in 30 states it is still considered a lesser crime. It was in 2010 that New Mexico included psychological and emotional abuse under the definition of child abuse. It must come down to what a person is or is not comfortable with, and everyone else must be willing to accept that a person feels abused regardless of the legal definitions. Perhaps it is cliché to say that someone living through abuse should tell someone – anyone, perhaps it is cliché too to say that it is the responsibility of every member of the CNM community to be there for someone in need, but it is the truth nevertheless. When everyone is silent about abuse, abusers win — even after the abuse has stopped.

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Dear Editor, It’s almost bookstore season again. This term, I learned the hard way that digital textbooks are not yet ready for prime time. I bought the digital version of the book for Interpersonal Communications because I wanted to save a tree and a buck or two. However, entire sections of the text are “not available due to copyright restrictions.” Most of the missing material is graphics and sidebars, but the professor does quiz us on this material. If the digital textbooks are not identical in content to their paper counterparts, CNM and CafeScribe should not be claiming or implying that they are a reasonable substitute. Jennifer Wheelock, Student

The strength to move forward By Carrie Ratkevich Staff Reporter

Surviving an abusive relationship is hard, and even though it is possible to move on, scars will remain. Perhaps one of the worst parts is living with a victim mentality; always being afraid of facing the same hurt and the stigma that is attached to victims. It is not until these people stop and realize that they are worth more than the one crappy hand they were dealt that they can begin to heal. Many people think leaving an abusive relationship begins with the step out the door, but for me at least, it began before

that. I am not sure people who have never been in that kind of situation can truly understand the isolation and degradation a victim goes through on a regular basis. My abuser shattered my confidence and almost all of my emotional supports. I felt like the only person I had left was my abuser. Once I was free, a whole new set of obstacles arose. I was abused mentally, economically and verbally. My selfesteem did not magically reappear when I left my abuser. I did not believe I was good enough or worth enough to make it on my own. I thought I was going to end up homeless and that I could not survive without a

man. I was very lucky to have people who cared about me. My mom made me get counseling and gave me support. I hadn’t been allowed to really talk to my mom for about 10 years. When I first called to ask for help, I thought she was going to turn me away. Even when I did not feel like moving forward, she pushed me to not give up. It took me five months to get a job because I had not been allowed to work for 10 years. That job was the first thing that really gave me the confidence to believe things could be all right. About eight months after leaving, I began dating and again, I was lucky. I found

someone who was not abusive. That taught me that there are good people out there. He even encouraged me to chase my dreams. To anyone coming from any kind of abuse: There is hope for a future after an abusive relationship. We have to stop seeing ourselves as victims. We are so much more. We are strong because of what we have been through. We will be successful in spite of our abusers. We are not victims — we are survivors. The abuse may always live in the dark recesses of the mind, but it does not have to stop a survivor from achieving a fulfilling life.

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Chicago Dog : Simplicity done right By Steve “Mo” Fye Guest Food Critic

The new downtown hot dog joint, Chicago Dog, has a limited menu and only a handful of seats, but provides authentic hot dogs at a bargain price. The menu is by no means exciting, but quality ingredients and good recipes elevate it above many other Albuquerque hot dog purveyors. The New York New York dog is simple and tasty, topped with spicy mustard and sauerkraut. Chicago Dog uses Vienna products exclusively for their dogs. The Chicago Dog is served authentically, with mustard, onions, a pickle spear and tomatoes and topped with celery salt. The restaurant also offers other regional wiener favorites, such as the Dallas Dog, topped with Texas chili and cheese, and the Albuquerque Style with New Mexico green chile and cheese. Also available are the Polish Sausage

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or the German Bratwurst. Not on the menu, but often available as a special, is the Italian Beef, a classic Chicago sandwich of wet-roasted beef on a bun dipped in the broth and served au jus. The restaurant also offers salads — something not often found at a hot dog place. The Spinach Salad, House Salad and CucumberTomato are on the menu, but there is often a daily special salad available. The Potato Salad was acceptable, but it was disappointing to learn that it came in a tub from a food distributor. Chicago Dog is perfect for a meal after classes or a bite before a movie or hitting the pubs downtown. The restaurant is located at 219 Central Ave. NW, 87102, next to New York Pizza Department, and is open Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-9:00 p.m. Fri - Sat: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. PHOTO BY STEVE “MO” FYE | GUEST

The “New York, New York” hot dog and the “Italian Beef” sandwich are two of the menu options available at Chicago Dog located at 219 Central Ave.


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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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Student Spotlight

Overcoming stigma Male rape happens

Mark had more than 50 “One of them actually said it knife wounds of varying length must have been my fault. They Managing Editor and depth, many in different didn’t believe I was grabbed. fter being abducted and symbols, on his back, chest, legs They said that I must’ve hired gang-raped, a former and arms, he said. Mark said he a bunch of male prostitutes and Liberal Arts major who was thrown, naked and bleeding, then didn’t want to pay them,” asked only to be identi- out of the vehicle and into the said Mark. fied as “Mark” said that sharing dirt. One of the abductors told Mark said that the officers even his first name scares him him to run and then fired the also misrepresented the facts in because his attackers have not been gun into the air. the police report. apprehended. Mark thinks he ran along The police report filed by Seven years ago, Mark went the bank of the Rio Grande for Officers Friedfertig and Cottrell for a walk in his neighborhood 15 minutes before he saw houses, references forced fellatio, but when a cargo van pulled up said Mark. He banged on the does not include any mention beside him, and two men forced door of the nearest home, yell- of anal penetration. The police him inside. Mark was forced to ing for help. report also states that they were strip naked and stay on all fours, The door was answered by unable to locate the place where Mark said the driver parked the Clarence Vigil, according to the Mark had been thrown from the van after driving for some time, statement Vigil gave to APD. vehicle. Mark said that informaand then joined the three other In his statement, Vigil said tion in the police report leads abductors in the back. that he brought Mark inside, him to believe that the police “The one holding the gun gave him a towel, and called 911. were searching in the wrong sticks it to the side of my head and Paramedics arrived at area. The report also mentions says that if I bite down, he’s going Vigil’s home and transported “Mark’s” recent break up and to pull the trigger,” said Mark. Mark to UNMH for treatment. signs of possible self-mutilation Mark was orally and anally While a doctor gave Mark 223 on his arm. raped multiple times by his stitches for cuts and tears on his Friedfertig and Cottrell abductors, he said. The gun body, two APD officers arrived could not be reached for comment. stayed at his temple the entire to take his statement which is Mark said he was transtime, he said. when things went from bad to ported in the back of a police “When they finished, they worse, said Mark. car, wrapped only in a blanket, pulled out their knives,” said Mark. to the Sexual Assault Nurse

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Examiner’s office to complete a rape kit. The nurses there were the first people who were gentle and compassionate toward him, said Mark. It was 16 days later that detective Judy Chavez of the sex crimes unit spoke to Mark, according to Chavez’s report. Chavez’s report acknowledges the anal penetration. The report also references Mark’s break up. Chavez also interviewed Mark’s ex-girlfriend, who said that Mark was depressed and a “cutter.” Mark does not deny being depressed after the break up, nor that he had cut shapes into his arm weeks before the attack. Four months later, Chavez closed the case pending further leads, according to the report. Chavez could not be reached for comment. “I think the way the police handled it made it so much worse,” he said. It was a few months later that Mark learned he would never get justice. The batch of evidence in the rape kit, including semen samples, was among many compromised after the officers in charge of the evidence unit were found to have covered up theft and mismanagement of the area. Mark said that he is angry with the police, and still has nightmares about his attackers, but that he’s also glad he reported his abduction and rape to the police. “Even though the officers were a bunch of dicks, I have no regrets about going to the hospital; no regrets about the S.A.N.E. units; no regrets about filing the police report; no regrets about filing complaints against the police department with the D.A.’s office — that all needed to be done,” he said.

Many friends shunned Mark after the rape, he said, which was just as traumatic. “When someone basically says to you ‘I don’t believe you were assaulted because I don’t want to believe it’ it’s just as much an assault,” he said. He said he’s very careful about with whom he shares the story because so many people reacted poorly when the rape first occured. “We live in a society in which people honestly believe that it is impossible for these things to happen to men,” said Mark. Mark said his grades at UNM, where he was enrolled at the time, declined quickly. “I was showing up, but I wasn’t doing anything. I was keeping up with the routine,” he said. While Mark hadn’t confided in anyone at UNM about the rape, a campus psychiatrist did notice that something was wrong and had him dropped from all of his classes, he said. Without classes to attend, Mark said he began sleeping constantly and drinking excessively. He said he racked up nearly $12,000 in credit card debt just from alcohol purchases. When things were at their very worst, his pastor let him move into the church. For Mark, spirituality is what helped him get back to reality, he said. Mark does not know what he wants to do with himself and has lost his passion for life, but he has considered life in a monastery or at least doing something that will help others. He also said that he has only recently been able to leave the house without some sort of weapon for protection. “Until more people start coming forward to police and hospitals, and those statistics start getting reported, the social stigma will not change at all,” said Mark.

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Graduates create support group for homicide victims’ families one person, but the whole surrounding community. Staff reporter Calkin and Christian encourage Graduates Lori Calkin and Nick people to tell their story or listen to Christian said they founded Remembering others. They want to build a community Victims of Homicide in November of of people who can be there for and sup2011, after Calkin’s fiancé, former student port one another, said Christian. Andrae Davis, was killed by a stray bullet “That loss is going to be a tangible part one evening. of their lives for a very long time. It’s hard to Calkin said that she could find no local get better, but it will get easier. We try and support groups for herself and her son, Casey, help make that transition,” said Christian. after losing Davis, so she and Christian creThe group has considered forming a ated the facebook group to provide an outlet face-to-face support group over the summer, for the families and friends of victims. but the main focus will continue to be the “There aren’t very many resources here online network, said Christian. to help the families of homicide victims deal “The drawback to face-to-face groups is with their situations. It’s nice hearing other that because the meeting times are set, they people’s stories because it takes the focus off do not allow people to vent after a really bad your own grief,” said Calkin. Being aware day, which is a reason I think having a page that there are people out there who do care like ours is special. You don’t have to find a and may be going through the same thing babysitter so you can go to a group, you don’t has been an important part of healing, said have to get off work. All you have to do is Calkin. Encouraging others not to give up log on at the end of the night,” said Christian. has helped her to do the same, she said. Remembering Victims of Homicide “A lot of people don’t want to talk will host an event at Tiguex Park on July about it until they hear someone else’s 28 at 5:00 p.m. in order to raise awarestory. There are people on there who ness of safety in the community and to haven’t lost someone and they are still remember those who have been lost to there to listen,” said Calkin. violence, said Christian. Christian, who is also a former For more information visit facebook. Chronicle employee, said it is important to com/rememberinghomicidevictims. remember that homicide does not only affect

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Lori Calkin, co-founder of Remembering Victims of Homocide, and her son, Casey sit next to the grave of Andrae Davis who died after being struck by a stray bullet.

Legally Puzzled

Cultural differences lead to legal troubles “Alcohol does weird stuff, and I and gets out of control the police will was being impatient which led to the take them away to sober up, and then fight,” said Dan. return them home, said Tina. The photojournalist The argument escalated and Dan offending party can also be fined 10 A networking hit the fridge. Tina tried to prevent dinars – one U.S. cent, said Tina. major, who asked him from breaking it, so he pushed her After the altercation, Dan to be known as “Tina” said she does not aside, which caused her to fall, said decided to go to bed and sleep off the feel that her husband, Radiology major, Tina. She said that that was when she alcohol, only to be woken up by the who asked to be known as “Dan”, bat- called the police. police, who arrested him, he said. tered her, but that APD and the district “I just wanted them to take him to Dan also said that when the police attorney’s office charged him anyway. sober up, not to arrest him,” said Tina. were taking him away, Tina was pleadOn March 12, Dan was drinking and Tina is from Iraq and has been ing with them to not arrest him. playing video games when he and Tina in the U.S. for 18 months, she said. Even though Tina was insistent began to argue, he said. In Iraq, if someone drinks too much on not pressing charges and denied

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signing a statement, the police said it was now up to the district attorney’s office, who charged him with battery and placed a restraining order on him. During his arraignment, both his attorney and the district attorney tried to lift the no contact order which was denied by the judge, since neither he nor Tina were in counseling. The district attorney and her husband’s lawyer asked if she felt threatened by Dan and she said no, she wanted him back home, but the judge didn’t care, said Tina.

Dan’s friends have been supportive giving helpful advice that would help his case, he said. He has not been given a court date for the case but is now in counseling and is taking the steps to get past the incident and looking forward to it all being over. Dan said he and his lawyer are trying to have an emergency court date to lift the no-contact order so he can start getting his life back together.

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Dealing with sex crimes on campus By Stefany Olivas Staff Reporter

CNM has a strong foundation to help students build stability in their relationships and provide mentorship for those who have suffered from violent and sexual assaults, said Dean of Students Dr. Rudy Garcia. CNM has strong relationships with APD, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, achievement coaches, counselors, and other liaisons to work with victims. Garcia recommends that students and administration report a situation if they think they or someone else is in danger, emphasizing that victims confidentiality is a priority. It is difficult for people to go to school and be successful if they live in an environment where they are fearful for their safety, said Garcia. “Not just physical abuse and

threats but emotional, too. Fear is during their college career and less than tough and it takes strength to report one percent are reported,” said Conklin. it and break the cycle of violence, What happens on the streets hapespecially if they’ve been broken pens on campus and it is important that down mentally,” said Garcia. a student or teacher who feels someone Investigative Lieutenant Thomas is acting inappropriately lets security Conklin said when a complaint is know, said Conklin. brought to security the responding He said it will be dealt with inofficer initiates a report, then he and house with the Dean of Students office, Ernie Chavez, head of security, go APD or other civilian agencies. to the scene where they evaluate the “There is complacency among stusituation to gather victim and suspect dents on campus. At a presentation for information to determine if a crime safety awareness hosted with Executive was committed. Counsel of Students earlier in the spring Student’s rights are protected semester, only one student showed up,” by the Family Educational Rights said Conklin. and Privacy Act, so if something As the weather has gotten warmer, happens, the victim has control over security is handling an average of one the prosecution and how far it will domestic violence case per day on main proceed, said Conklin. campus alone, said Conklin. Security will take the victim The best way for students to stay through a step-by-step course of action. protected is to be aware of their surHe said CNM works with many liaisons roundings and take advantage of the to ensure the victims are helped. services that security offers, such as “Sex crimes are an issue. One in escorts to their cars, said Conklin. five college students will be assaulted “We’re tasked with providing

a safe learning environment. I wish students would come forward. Sexual assault is a very personal and violent crime. It’s all about control. The first thing a victim wants to do is get clean, but that destroys evidence we could use. I understand why, but it really hinders the prosecution. It tends to give power back to the perpetrator,” said Conklin. Garcia has worked as a crisis counselor with the YWCA Battered Women’s association in New Orleans and said it is a two way street to help victims. Counselors can only go as far as the victim is willing to go. “It’s not just women anymore, it’s men as well. We always try and impress upon the students that until they step up and realize the strength they have to be able to combat these types of situations,” said Garcia. Garcia advises students not to give phone numbers to others, and if students do give out any information they should give out their CNM email because it can be tracked by the school

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The Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Collaborative provides immediate medical treatment and forensic evaluations for sexual assault and domestic violence victims in a calm, quiet, one-on-one environment, said Program Director Teresa D’Anza. Upon intake, the patient chooses which services to receive, and can opt for a head to toe medical examination, sexual assault evidence kit, forensic photography, pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infection prevention, referrals, followup services, and a testimony given by the nurse examiner in court if the patient chooses to take legal action, said D’Anza. “The nurse examiners will always talk to the patient about what expectations they should have,” D’Anza said. “The fact of the matter is the judicial system doesn’t make it easy for the victim. There is a lot of bias about sex crimes and they expect incredible amounts of evidence that does not always exist.” In some cases, the victim will not have any visible injuries, said D’Anza. Seventy-five to 80 percent of assaults are perpetrated by someone the victim knows, she said. “The idea of stranger rape is not something we typically see,” said D’Anza. In most cases, reporting to law enforcement is voluntary, said D’Anza. Sexual assault and domestic violence are both definitely a problem, said D’Anza. She said that the most recent statics published by law enforcement agencies noted a slight decrease in the number of sexual assaults reported to authorities. “There is a high percent of individuals who will never report to law enforcement,” she said. “It’s hard to get a handle on the numbers, but data suggests that one in five New Mexican females will be raped in their lifetime and one in 18 New Mexicans over the age of 18 have been raped.” D’Anza said that the center treats about 35 patients a month and serves Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. The center also treats patients who live on reservations and rural areas, she said. Thirty nurse examiners actively serve

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the state of New Mexico, but the Albuquerque SANE Collaborative is the largest program in the state and currently has a staff of 13 nurse examiners said D’Anza. The most important support that SANE offers is assuring patients that they are medically okay, said D’Anza. “Exams are really important,” she said. “We talk them through what they experienced and just want them to feel okay about themselves.” Blame should never be placed on a person who has been sexually assaulted or domestically abused, said D’Anza, but because both are so prevalent it is very important for people to watch out for themselves and friends and to pay attention to their surroundings. The Albuquerque SANE Collaborative is located at 625 Silver Ave SW - 2nd Floor. For emergency SANE response or to schedule a sexual assault examination, call 505884-7263. F o r more in formation about SANE, visit abqsane. org. GR

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and used if any assault occurs. “If we take initiative and combat fear, we get stronger. If we get stronger as a society, we can overcome those who want to cause harm,” said Garcia. “A lot of times the victims will not come forward. If you know someone in any situation, report it and you can save their life. It used to be women more than men but it’s both now.” Teachers are cooperative in helping students and often report to the dean of students if they think something is happening in a student’s life, said Garcia. “If someone thinks something is wrong, we’ll do a welfare check and a lot of the times we can offer resources and guidance. Sometimes a student will deny it and not want anything to do with us, but at least they still know we’re here and we have the resources for them,” said Garcia.

The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico provides emotional support to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and advocates prevention and awareness in the community, according to rapecrisiscnm.org. Crisis intervention services and resources are available 24 hours a day to anyone who has been affected by sexual violence. The counseling department serves clients through individual therapy and group therapy sessions. Free counseling is available for survivors and their loved ones over the age of 13. Counselors are all specially trained in the field of sexual assault and trauma, according to the Rape C r i s i s C e n t e r ’s website. T h e counseling department treats about 275 new clients per year in addition to ongoing and group therapy participants.

The center serves Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties, but anyone can talk to a trained volunteer advocate through the 24-hour crisis hotline, no matter where they live. The hotline receives about 2,000 calls per year. The centers mission statement says that “In order to serve the diverse needs of Albuquerque and surrounding communities, we will: take action against sexual violence by challenging all forms of oppression and promoting social justice. Create a work culture that is supporting, caring, honest, safe, accessible, and which promotes trust and open communication. Promote self-renewal and healing for anyone affected by sexual assault,” according to the website. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Rape Crisis Center at 505-2667712 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer advocates who provide support, advocacy and crisis intervention can be reached at 266-7711 and toll-free at 888-811-8282. For more information go to rapecrisiscnm.org or email an advocate at ask@rapecrisiscnm.org.


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like what an instructor has to say, they will say there are not any classes for that instructor to teach the next term, said Benay. “Failure to re-hire or renew a contract for any faculty (both veteran and nonveteran) for a subsequent term(s) does not constitute termination, does not require any reason be given to a non-veteran faculty member and cannot be grieved or challenged,” according to the part-time instructors contract. A veteran part-time instructor may ask for a reason for not being offered classes but cannot challenge the decision. If an instructor does not teach for three consecutive terms, they may be removed from the hiring pool. The instructor would then have to reapply to the college, according to the contract.

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very similar to other large 2-year colleges considered to be great places to work,” said Moore. The number of part-time instructors outnumbers full-time instructors by more than 3 to 1 at CNM. CNM currently employs 321 full time instructors and 771 part-time instructors, according to the 2011 CNM Facebook page. “The school administrators say the use of part-time faculty is a creative and value-added feature, but this is not true,” said part-time CHSS instructor Blend Benay. Part-time positions are intended as supplemental income, not for making a living, said Jenks. When full-time positions are vacated, the administration drags it feet on replacing the

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Continued from Page 2 helps to enrich lives. “It teaches students to be positive and productive and to make difference in their community,” said Abeyta. As the biggest institution in the state, CNM also hosted the competition, said Gordon-Moffett. Thirtythree of the events took place in classrooms on Main campus and the Advanced Technology Center. Two others were hosted by Car Crafters on Montano and Lowe’s Home Improvement on Paseo Del Norte. Both companies had partnered with SkillsUSA for this event, said Gordon-Moffett. “All of these skills are part of the curriculum, so this is a real educational, experiential learning opportunity,” said Godron-Moffett. President Kathie Winograd, who attended this year’s state competition, said it is one of her favorite events to attend each year and she finds it rewarding to watch

students apply what they have learned in the classroom. “Our students excel every year at SkillsUSA events, which is a testament to our students’ commitment to their education and the outstanding quality of instruction they receive from our faculty members,” said Winograd. SkillsUSA is a national organization that promotes excellence in fields and gives students networking and scholarship opportunities through various competitions, said Jane DeShong Short, director of media and government relations for SkillsUSA. For more information on the the CNM chapter of SkillsUSA email Sharon Gordon-Moffett at sgordon@ cnm.edu or Tomomi Miller at tmiller31@cnm.edu. “Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the state SkillsUSA event this year. They make all of us at CNM very proud,” said Winograd.

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The school is always willing to spend a little bit of money to help students,” said Sodexo employee and General Manager of CNM Food Services Greg Fullmer . He trains the supervisors to be responsive to students and take their concerns seriously, but still allows them some flexibility and the opportunity to put on their own specials, although all final prices are decided by CNM, said Fullmer. He said that when he read a story in the CNM Chronicle about a supervisor charging for utensils at Westside campus, he put an end to the extra cost. Providing services such as free utensils costs up to $25 a month, but that is not worth making the service unavailable to students, said Fullmer. Vice President of Student Services Phillip Bustos said he oversees the Sodexo contract and makes sure that all conditions are met, relationships are in good standing, and all equipment is running properly. When Sodexo receives a complaint about anything related to food services the problem is reported directly to him, he said.

“We rely on Sodexo to tell us what is good for the students,” said Bustos. “We have a really good relationship with Sodexo. They are very responsive.” CNM and Sodexo try to and keep food costs down for students and whenever there is a price increase on food items they survey the eateries within a two mile radius of each campus to keep prices competitive, said Bustos. “Price point is really important to us. We’re not about making money. We want to meet the needs of the students,” said Bustos. Fullmer knows that the other campuses sometimes feel neglected and admits that he spends the majority of his time at the main campus cafeteria, but 85 percent of revenue comes from main campus, he said. “Space and equipment available tells us what we can and can’t do from a menu standpoint. We try to offer as much as we can at each campus,” said Fullmer. There are many obstacles to providing better food services like student population, location, and space available because it is very expensive to add a kitchen to a preexisting building, said Fullmer. He knows that some of the supplies at Montoya campus are

old, but he said that once they start buying supplies they will look for smaller equipment which will leave more room for a wider variety of services, he said. Whenever a new space opens up, CNM and Sodexo try to put in at least a coffee cart for students so they can get to a food service more quickly, Fullmer said. Bustos said, “When there isn’t a service we try to subsidize it with other vendors. For example, Abuelita’s sells burritos at the South Valley campus. We’re trying to get the same thing at the Rio Rancho campus.” Sodexo is also trying to provide healthier food options for students and next year Sodexo plans on offering specials based on the

selection of seasonal vegetables, said Fullmer. Fullmer said Sodexo is valuable to the school because the company has a lot of buying power with larger contractors for equipment and food such as Sysco, who provides 90 percent of their food services. Sodexo will try to buy local products as much as possible and has relationships with local producers, mostly in other states, he said. “New Mexico is not the best place for produce, and we require a five million dollar liability policy from our providers, but Sodexo has still managed to have Sysco contract with La Montañita,” he said. He said they have looked into organic, vegan and gluten free

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Student art show opens at local gallery By Carrie Ratkevich Staff Reporter

Art majors enrolled in the Art Career Concerns class are showing off their work this month in the gallery exhibition, “Progressence.” John G. Snee presented “8-Ball, Silver Cup” which was white charcoal on black paper. The piece was striking, with an interesting use of white on black. He is currently working on more pieces that have an element of reflection, he said. Robert Thomas IV presented two works, entitled “Eve” and “Tigris.” Both pieces are ink and watercolor on paper. Thomas is inspired by Japanese art styles, he said. “Eve” is an intricate

explosion of color depicting a female entwined by a snake. “At the end, it just kind of looked like the Adam and Eve thing. Kind of the taking of the fruit, so it is titled ‘Eve’,” said Thomas. The idea of “Tigris” is a canvas within a canvas that depicts a woman with a tiger tattoo, said Thomas. Created by Fabian Pedroza, “Frame of Mind” is like looking into a painting within a painting. It was created with India ink on paper, while he was dealing with some personal issues, he said. The design is intricate and seems alive. “Choices” and “Let Us Prey” are both mixed media collages created by Crystal Perea. She created them for her Print Making 2 class, she said. “Let Us Prey” offers a sharp contrast of black, gray and white with

bright orange shapes that make the piece pop. “Choices” though just as striking, is a bit softer in the use of color. The piece was created as a final project for her Print Making 2 class, she said. “The inspiration here is freedom with artwork and the ability to do anything with pieces and putting them together,” said Perea. “Red Tower” was created during the winter break when artist Baadford Erikson had nothing to do. He had no art supplies, so he picked up his tablet and started making digital paintings, he said. A lot of his art is in digital format and he uses a digital photograph as reference while he creates the paintings in another program, he said. “Until I get them printed they don’t really exist,” said Erikson.

Once he prints a piece he destroys the digital file to maintain the integrity of his work, he said. He likes to use muted colors which pull in the viewer. “Red Tower” returned from the printer with the color slightly off, but Erikson liked the way the colors had changed and kept it that way, he said. “Progressence” will be open through April 27 at the Downtown Contemporary Gallery at 105 Fourth Street. The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturdays from noon – 4 p.m.

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(left to right) Works by Art majors Bradford Erickson, Fabian Perdoza, John Snee, Crystal Perea and Robert Thomas IV are on display at the Downtown Contemporary Gallery.

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