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Elementary Education major Kimberly Wagner is hoping for a kidney donor soon.

April is National Organ Donation Month, a time to think about the people across the nation, and on campus, who are in desperate need of a donor. Elementary Education major Kimberly Wagner is in the final stage of Polycystic Kidney Disease and has been on the list for a new kidney since April 2010, she said. The disease has no known cure and causes multiple cysts to form on the kidneys, which can kill a patient who does not receive a transplant. It is passed down from parent to child, she said. “The cysts basically take over the kidney. My mom had it; it’s an inherited disease so my children have a 50 percent chance of having it,” she said. see

More than 114,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the US.

92,000 await kidneys, 16,000 need livers; and 3,000 need hearts. In 2011, 6,669 patients died awaiting an organ transplant. 

18 people die each day because of the shortage of donated organs. A new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. INFORMATION FROM US DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HRSA.GOV

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Former student combats nuclear waste dumping By Jamison Wagner Staff Reporter

Lucille Cordova, Liberal Arts graduate, is working with the Southwest Research and Information Center to raise awareness of the dangers of highly toxic nuclear waste being dumped at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, she said. Cordova is in charge of creating public awareness events for the Center to help the community become better informed of what is going on at the waste plant and, if they choose, get involved, she said. According to wipp.energy.gov, the plant started receiving waste in 1999 and is designed to handle low- to mid-level

radioactive waste, rather than the highlevel waste that is being sent there. Don Hancock, Nuclear Waste Program director at SRIC, said the WIPP is not designed to handle nuclear waste that comes from the developing of materials for atomic bombs or the waste from nuclear power plants. The Department of Energy has been trying to solve the issue of heavy contamination from leaking waste barrels at the Hanford, Washington nuclear waste site, and they are trying to change the law so that DOE can transfer nuclear waste from the Hanford site to WIPP, see

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Dominic Trujillo, a Health Science major and work study employee in the BIT offices, said he is honored to be recognized as Work Study Employee of the Year. The title, which was bestowed upon Trujillo on April 12 at the work study appreciation luncheon, is given to one student employee annually, and Trujillo’s supervisor Elaine Sanchez said the staff could not be more proud. “It is cool to be recognized since I help a lot of people in and out of the office,” Trujillo said. Sanchez said Trujillo was nominated because he goes above and beyond to help students and staff.

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A recent part-time faculty survey appeared to show quite a bit of discontent from part-time instructors. The survey was given to the 727 part-time faculty members to help the CNM Employees Union gain a better understanding of issues faced by part-time instructors, Monie Arfai, part-time CHSS instructor and vice president of part-time faculty for the union, said. “We are going to have a contract negotiation to raise the standards of the contract and we just wanted to know what they want,” Arfai said. A total of 302 part-time instructors responded to the survey, roughly 42 percent of part-time faculty, many of whom had negative things to say about the way part-time faculty is treated by those in power on campus. About 54 percent of respondents said that teaching was their main source of income, but only 23 percent of respondents felt that they had job security. Further, 46 percent said that CNM did not offer competitive pay to parttime faculty, while 29 percent felt that it was competitive. “I am making what I made in 199094 elsewhere,” one respondent wrote. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents also said that additional pay should be added for instructors who are involved on committees and in other campus activities like the graduation ceremonies. “Since full timers are paid more than twice our rate, I think we should see some compensation for extra work,” one respondent commented. About 44 percent of respondents felt that quality performance was not valued or rewarded on campus. Fifty-two percent of respondents have worked here for six or more years. “Hard to answer; I suspect that it is valued, but not rewarded,” one respondent said. Part-time faculty office space was another point of contention. About 36 percent of those surveyed believed the workspace to be good, but exactly 50 percent felt that it was not adequate. Even those who liked their office space agreed that Main campus part-time faculty offices were below standard. “We call the Main campus offices for PT Faculty the ‘North Korean Barracks,’” one respondent said. Another commented that the city kennels would be more suitable than see

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To submit items for Campus Bulletin, please email news item with a maximum of 150 words to jonathan.chronicle@gmail.com or call 224-4755. Feed the Hood Community Meeting

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A t t e n t i o n International District community members. Project Feed the Hood is hosting a community meeting at The Source for Sacredness on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. concerning the International District Community Garden located on the corner of Ross and Wellesley. Attendees will discuss the future of the community garden and how a permanent foundation can be built in the community for the garden. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. The Source for Creating Sacredness is located at 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE. For more information contact Stefany at 918-0376 or solivas11@cnm.edu.

A recruiter for A Nurse in the Family will be on Main Campus in the Jeanette Stromberg Building, room 111 (Student Break Room) to meet CNM students and graduates on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. With up to ten CNA, Home Health Aide, and Caregiver positions to fill, she is eager to talk with those interested in job opportunities with A Nurse in the Family. This employment opportunity is provided by CNM’s Job Connection Services.

ECOS Accepting New Members The Executive Council of Students is accepting new members. ECOS meets every Friday at 3:30 p.m. in ST12-A. For more information email smartos@cnm.edu.

Job Club Accepting New Members CNM’s job club is open to students and graduates and is hosted by Job Connection Services, Tuesday at Two on Main Campus, SSC Room 207. Job Club provides weekly discussion, opportunities to network and advisement from employment specialists. For more information, go to cnm. edu/depts/advisement/ job-connection/ employment-workshops.

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AYX will be holding meetings and events throughout the term. Unless otherwise noted, events will be held in portable building ST-12A, portables east of Ken Chappy hall and south of the Student Resource Center on Main campus. • April 16-18 Book Exchange, outside Main campus Cafeteria, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • April 20 – New member induction, Smith Brasher Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Student Film Club Looking for New Members DAT, a student film group, is looking for new members. The group creates studentled films. Students interested in making films are welcome. Students do not have to be in the film program to participate. Email Madison Coss at 11mcoss@gmail.com for more information.

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Be the fit...be Honeylicious! CNM’s Film Program is trying to raise $1,000 for a short film “Honeylicious,” about two unlikely friends who end up fighting for their lives in a road trip/bromance/ dramedy adventure. It’s Pineapple Express meets Collateral meets Fargo. Please check out our kickstarter video to help us create our film. Visit www. k i c k s t a r t e r. c o m / projects/421290 428/ honeylicious-a-short-film0?ref=live.

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Something is very wrong. A sort of decay is spreading throughout our society, rotting good people from the inside. On Monday, an unknown assailant placed four explosive devices near the finish line of a marathon in Boston, killing two people at the time this editorial went to print. On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary. On Aug. 5, 2012, a gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple, killing 10 people in Oak Creek, Wisc. On July 20, 2012, a gunman walked into a theater and killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo. Why? Why do people kill people? EDITORIAL CARTOON BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS These events have driven a conversation about gun violence. One side claims more guns are needed to protect ourselves. The E d i t o r i a l other is certain that we need to ban guns. We have to face the fact: the genie is out of the bottle. We can no more ban guns than we could ban alcohol in the 1920s. However, violence begets violence. More guns will not cure violence any more than bloodletting cured disease more than Editorial was a comment from been here for more 200 years ago. one of the respondents: than six years. by the cnm chronicle Our society has an undiagnosed illness “I do this for the students, Thank you for editorial board that goes far beyond a single individual. not the pay.” caring. Thank you for Part-time faculty We are a sad, angry, powerless bunch. After reading putting up with what We hurt the people around us because we members seem to be through the results of seem to be deplorable getting a raw deal here the 29-question survey, working conditions to need to feel better than someone, anyone. Punishment is not the answer. Of the on campus. we can only assume that continue teaching those As mentioned in most part-time instruc- who want to learn. seven mass shootings documented by the mass media in 2012, five of the shooters this week’s front page tors feel the same. We hope that all of story “Suvery say! Partcommitted suicide. Instructors have you receive the respect, time instructors dissat- little say in changes pay and working condiThese are acts of desperate defiance. We need to stop talking about gun laws, isfied with work condi- to their job, almost tions you deserve in the about mental illness, about religious extrem- tions,” many of those no job security and next contract. community members feel that they get no ism, about terrorists. Until then, We need to listen to each other. We need feel undervalued and respect. remember that the to stop worrying about being right, and start poorly treated. And yet, most of students appreciate all What was not those who responded of the things you do worrying about rebuilding what is left. included in the story to the survey have on their behalf.

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In response to Volume 18, Issue 28 “Shooting Club: Allow students to carry” After reading “Shooting Club: Allow students to carry,” I felt compelled to write. I honestly cannot fathom why students think they should be allowed to have weapons on campus. The rule is not a violation of anyone’s rights. Colleges also have rights, and the school is perfectly within their rights to not allow

weapons on campus. Or alcohol, or unruly behavior, or people who haven’t signed in with the visitors center. This is a place of learning. Furthermore, what possible benefit could students gain from bringing their guns to school? If you start to answer that with “they might be able to shoot someone”

please just stop there. “I might have to shoot someone someday” is the worst argument I’ve heard for gun rights in general. That argument makes it sound like the students who want to carry see themselves as distributors of vigilante justice and are fine with shooting someone they view as a “bad guy” without compunction. Does having a legal right

to carry in public automatically make you trustworthy of making life and death decisions for the rest of us? From a personal standpoint, it would not make me feel safer to have more guns on campus. I would feel much, much less safe. So please, keep your holsters empty in class.  Jess Evans Notetaker


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Digital design students host expo By Shaya Rogers Features Reporter

B u s i n e s s Information Technology instructor Sonia Crawford said her Digital Design Studio students will be hosting their first ever Digital Design Expo to promote digital artwork completed throughout the course. The April 19 event is open to anyone and is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. in Smith Brasher Hall, room 110, she said. “It’s really just to highlight their work and all their expertise and their amazing creativity because the stuff that they’ve done this term has just blown me away,” she said. The class has been working hard on many

different projects in advanced Photoshop and illustration, and this would be a great way to wrap up the semester, she said. “I’m course owner of the course; it’s never been taught before, and I was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if they could just do kind of an exhibition of all of their stuff, you know, some of their projects?’” she said. The event is a poster expo and students from the Culinary Arts program will be providing tasty treats, she said. “They were given posters, kind of like those science fair posters, and they’re just going to display their artwork and then we’re going to have some food from Culinary and we’re just going to have an open space,” she said. The students recently worked

on a project where they created a comic book cover and a three-page layout, she said. “I have parameters and rubrics set up, but in terms of the content, they have a lot of leeway,” she said. She hopes others can help encourage the students and let them know how talented they are, she said. “I just hope that other people outside of our little community can come in and say, ‘Wow, look at that! That’s fantastic, how did you do that?’” she said. Her students are excited to show the projects they have worked so hard on, especially since many of them are graduating this term and starting careers, she said. “I just keep pushing them and I think the excitement is

building because it’s so close now and they got their posters and they’re going to turn them into me on Wednesday, so I think it’s becoming more and more real for them,” she said. Crawford hopes the expo is successful so she can start doing it every year, perhaps even expanding to other digital media classes, she said. “I hope to encourage other digital students to come who are in digital media or who are interested or possibly interested,” she said. She is proud of her students and is glad they have a foundation to share their work, she said. “I really want to take the back seat, I want it just to be about them, they’re the focus,” she said.

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Student Health Center offers STD testing, other services By Rene Thompson Staff Reporter

April is National STD awareness month, and according to plannedparenthood.com at least one in two people will get a sexually transmitted disease by the age of 25. The Health Services Center at Main campus, located in room SSC-206 in the Student Services Center, does everything from STD testing, regular office visits, to full physicals and pelvic exams, Marti Brittenham, Nurse Practitioner and Director of the Student Health Center, said. “Students are very lucky to be here at CNM, because the school is very supportive of student health,” Brittenham said. The clinic does test for most STDs and is capable of some treatments, but if the clinic needs to refer students elsewhere, they are sent to the Public Health Department or to Planned Parenthood which also provide STD testing and women’s healthcare free or at a lower cost, she said. “It’s certainly not unheard of for students to come to the health center for STD testing, and when I first came to CNM, the clinic didn’t even offer STD testing, which I felt was unheard of to

have a college student health center without those services,” she said. A regular office visit is only $15 and a gynecology visit is $65, she said. “For women’s health checkups, we try to teach every student during a pelvic exam how to do self-breast examinations as well,” she said. The clinic runs just as a primary care facility would, but with cheaper prices so students are provided with healthcare at a lower cost, including only minimum lab and prescription fees. she said. “If someone needs antibiotics, antidepressants, or birth control, they can be prescribed,” she said. According to mayoclinic.com, woman should not assume that they are receiving STD testing every time they have a gynecologic exam or Pap test, and regardless of gender or age, everyone needs to have STD testing, which must be requested from a doctor for each visit. The health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and everyone in the office enjoys working with the students where it is their goal to provide quality healthcare at a very reasonable price, she said. For more information about services available on campus, visit cnm.edu/ depts/health-center.

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Wagner, who is related to CNM Chronicle staff reporter Jamison Wagner, was diagnosed with PKD when she was 32, she said. “Mine are twice the size of a normal person’s kidneys, just because of the cysts,” she said. Her family has been supportive through the years and have even offered their kidneys for donation, she said. “My daughter and my husband have both tried

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When students are lost or need assistance, Dominic is willing to walk them to other buildings to find what it is they are looking for, she said. “He has a unique way of staying calm and cool in any type of

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but this will not resolve the problem, he said. Nearly two dozen nuclear facilities have unloaded waste at WIPP, but Hanford waste is not authorized there, according to hanfordwatch.org.

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to be live donors, because you only need one kidney, but they can’t because of health issues of their own,” she said. National Organ Donation Month is a great opportunity for the CNM community to become educated on the need for donors, she said. There are many parts of the body that can be donated, through both live and posthumous donations, she said. “I’m a donor. They

can’t take my kidneys, obviously, but if I died tomorrow they could take my corneas, my heart, my lungs, my skin, so all of these things can help someone,” Wagner said. This month honors donators and creates a national platform to help others understand the specifics and to clarify any misconceptions about donating, she said. “Sometimes there’s this little urban myth that if you’re a donor,

paramedics won’t do everything and it’s not true. That would be silly,” she said. According to organdonor.gov, 117,972 people are waiting for an organ. Eighteen people per day will die waiting for an organ. One donor can save up to eight lives. Although it does require a visit to the hospital and some time off work, the members of the donation community try to make it as easy as

possible, she said. “If there’s a live donor, it doesn’t cost them anything, it’s all covered by the patient who needs the transplant,” she said. Many people who are able to donate do not because they may not know anyone close to them who needs a donation, she said. “I know a lot of times, we are so busy with our own lives we don’t think about it, but it gives you the opportunity to find

out how this affects somebody,” she said. The easiest way to help those in need today is to become an organ donor, she said. “Check that box when you get your driver’s license, or if you already have a driver’s license, you just go online and fill out their little form and print it off and keep it with your license,” she said. For more information about organ donation, visit nmdonor.org.

quality of work or type of degrees did not seem to matter when a full-time position became available. “I have applied every time there is an opening, but I never get an

interview. I feel there is some bias against moving part timers to full time at CNM. I have talked to other part timers and the same thing happens to them,”

one respondent wrote. Another respondent said that hiring practices in their school seemed to border on illegal, but did not specify as to how. Arfai said that the

survey was still being in September, 2013. reviewed by the union Only 28 percent and that no determination of respondents were would be made yet about union members. which of these issues would be raised during the contract negotiations

situation,” she said. He is always trustworthy, reliable and extremely dependable in the office, she said. Trujillo said the workload can vary from difficult to easy, but everything he does has to be on time and done accurately, he said.

Trujillo said that his co-workers deserve credit for their support. He feels all of the women he works with are like office moms who help him to be his best, he said. “They all make sure that I am doing my homework, going to class and that I’m pushing and

working hard to get out of being a work-study so that I can move on to bigger and better things in my life,” he said. He plans to continue to be a work-study until he completes his degree and then move on to the Nursing program so he can continue to help

people, he said. “I figure I’ll be working at CNM for at least another two years, unless they try to keep me longer,” he said. When he does leave, Trujillo will be missed, Sanchez said. “We keep threatening to tape him to the

chair and kidnap him so he can stick around for longer and we have be trying to convince him to pick out a couple more degrees he could try to go for, so we could have him work for us a few more years,” she said.

From the time of the Manhattan project, New Mexico has been heavily involved in the development of nuclear weapons and dumping of waste, Cordova said. The WIPP site is not suited for this kind of waste because not only

is there drilling for oil nearby, but WIPP is less than seven miles from the Pecos River. If there is any mistake in storing the waste, the consequences could be severe for the local environment, he said. “This is potentially

dangerous to the workers handling the waste as well as the environment, said Hancock. When workers were handling this waste in the past at Rocky Flats in Colorado, it was not secured properly, and they inhaled the

chemicals which led to a few thousand workers getting severe lung disease, he said. Since the 1940s, the government has used New Mexico as a place to do things out of the national eye, she said. “I personally feel that

this is a bit of an environmental racism issue. Even now, people don’t hesitate to say, ‘well let’s send our waste to New Mexico,’” said Cordova. For more information, visit no2wipp.org, sric.org and wipp.energy.gov


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FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

April 16, 2013

CHSS and MSE Final exam schedule spring 2013 Monday & Wednesday Classes: Mon. April 29 & Wed. May 1 Final Exam Class Time

Tuesday and Thursday Classes: Tues. April 30 & Thurs. May 2 Final Exam Class Time

7:30 or 8:00 a.m.

Mon. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

7:30 or 8:00 a.m.

Tues. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

8:30 or 9:00 a.m.

Wed. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

8:30 or 9:00 a.m.

Thurs. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

9:30 or 10:00 a.m.

Mon. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 or 10:00 a.m.

Tues. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

10:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Wed. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

10:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Mon. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Tues. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

12:30 or 1:00 p.m.

Wed. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

12:30 or 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 or 2:00 p.m.

Mon. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

1:30 or 2:00 p.m.

Tues. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

Wed. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

Thurs. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

Mon. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

3:30 or 4:00 p.m.

Tues. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

4:30 or 5:00 p.m.

Mon. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

4:30 or 5:00 p.m.

Thurs. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

Mon. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

Tues. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Wed. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Thurs. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

7:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Mon. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

7:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Tues. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Once-A-Week day or night classes: Finals occur on the following dates as regularly scheduled: Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday April 26, 2013

April 27, 2013

April 28, 2013

April 29, 2013

April 30, 2013

May 1, 2013

May 2, 2013

Classes that meet for 12 weeks or fewer: Finals occur during the last regularly scheduled class period and day. Science labs: Finals occur as announced by intructors during the week of April 22-27, 2013.


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