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Winter 2004, Volume 22, Number 2 THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: Louis Caldera, President; Judy K. Jones, Vice President-Institutional Advancement; Karen A. Abraham, Director, Alumni Relations; Mary Conrad, Editor;

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Kelly Ketner, Ketner Design, Art Director. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Steve Bacchus, President, Albuquerque;

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Coleman Travelstead, President-Elect, Albuquerque; Michelle Hernandez, Treasurer, Albuquerque; Steve Ciepiela, Past-President, Albuquerque; Lillian Montoya-Rael, Santa Fe; Roberto Ortega, Albuquerque; Angie Vachio, Albuquerque. MIRAGE is published three times a year, in April, August, and December, by the University of New Mexico Alumni Association for the University’s alumni and friends. Address all correspondence to UNM Alumni Relations Office, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC 01-1160, Albuquerque NM 87131-0001. Send all Album information to the attention of Margaret Weinrod. Send all changes of address to the attention of Records. Send all other correspondence to the attention of Mary Conrad. To comply with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, UNM provides this publication in alternative formats. If you have special needs and require an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Mary Conrad. Phone: 800-258-6866 (800-ALUM-UNM) or 505-277-5808. E-mail to Mary Conrad: mconrad@unm.edu or alumni@unm.edu. Web address: www.unmalumni.com

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Six UNM freshmen talk about their hopes and fears of UNM. We’ll meet them again next year and see now they have—or haven’t—changed.


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Strength of Character: Ryanne Hodgins Age: 18 — Hometown: Burbank, California

“It’s a good chance to start fresh…”

Background: Ryanne came to UNM

Fears about UNM: Not knowing

as a softball recruit. She is the oldest of three siblings, as well as the oldest of all her cousins. Once considered the leader of all the children’s doings, good or bad, she now is the leader in going off to college. Both Ryanne’s parents are college-educated professionals. Ryanne had a strong Lutheran upbringing.

anyone and not fitting in. Ryanne thought people might wonder why she was here.

First Week: Being responsible

for her own education was a bit overwhelming, as was college softball, which requires daily practice, weights, and study hall.

Other Hopes for Your Life in General: Ryanne wants a family

while remaining her own person. She’d like to have a career as well. She hopes to instill in her children the same values her parents instilled in her. It’s especially important in this changing, modern, and liberal world. 5 Words to Describe Your Experience to Date: Overwhelming, exciting,

diverse, busy, different. everyone open and more accepting than in high school. People don’t judge others superficially.

5 Words—okay 4—to Describe Yourself: Independent, athletic,

Other Hopes for Your UNM Experience: Being away from home,

Most Important in Your Life: Ryanne

Ryanne hopes to build a new set of people, friendships, and relationships, and to meet people from all different walks of life. It’s a good chance to start fresh, although she sometimes gets lonely. New friends aren’t as comfortable as old, and they don’t share her history. The softball team helps.

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How You Fit into UNM: Ryanne finds

people-pleaser, outgoing.

is adamant about keeping her own identity, no matter what. She is an independent and strong person with the confidence not to conform to everyone else.

A member of the Lobo softball team, Ryanne Hodgins has the confidence to remain true to herself while exploring the options of a college freshman.

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Boundless Tradition: Cherie DeVore Age: 18 — Hometown: Crownpoint, New Mexico Background: A member of the Navajo

nation, Cherie has three sisters and one brother. She lives with her mother who has remarried and is a supervisor for the business office of Indian Health Services. The middle child, Cherie is the first in her family to go to college. She loves animals, especially her horse, Bossman. She goes home every weekend to visit her family and to tend the horses with her uncle. Crownpoint High School valedictorian, Cherie recited at graduation a poem she had written about walking in two worlds, believing in yourself, and having both faith (she’s Christian) and identity. First Week: Cherie was excited by the

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“Whatever people choose, I respect them. I think I deserve people’s respect in turn.”

Proud of her Navajo background, Cherie DeVore hopes to find a venue to share her heritage and enrich the lives of others.

UNM. Accustomed to Native Americans and Hispanics, Cherie hadn’t lived around many Caucasions or African Americans. She is interested in the different religions represented on campus. She wants to get to know all the clubs and organizations, particularly AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society).

Fears about UNM: Cherie worries

that she’ll be late for class and miss something big; that she’ll not put her “all” into everything she does; that she’ll fail her own standards. Other Hopes for Your Life in General:

Career Goal(s): Cherie is considering

Cherie knows that her career endeavors will send her to different places, and that she will probably work in a city. But if she gets too used to city-life, she plans to return home, to live in a hogan for two years, without electricity or water. She wants to raise her family in Crownpoint so they’ll know their culture and language.

a career as a wildlife conservationist, a writer, a lawyer, and/or a teacher.

5 Words to Describe Yourself:

How You Fit into UNM: Cherie has

made a lot of friends, and finds everyone easy to talk to. She gets along well in class discussions. Professors like her.

Other Hopes for Your UNM Experience: Cherie wants to make a

difference. She enjoys Native American Studies, and hopes it might be a medium for doing something great. She likes public speaking, and hopes that some of her words will touch someone. She wants to teach about her culture.

Independent, compassionate, intelligent, proud, traditional. Most Important in Your Life: Being a

Native American. Remembering and keeping her heritage alive. “Whatever people choose, I respect them. I think I deserve people’s respect in turn.”

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Investing in Involvement: TJ Hamilton Age: 19 — Hometown: Cañon City, Colorado Other Hopes for Your UNM Experience: TJ has pledged a fraternity,

Background: Both of TJ’s parents

work in the Colorado Department of Corrections. His dad once worked in the Leadville (Colorado) coal mines but eventually finished a university degree in criminology. TJ has one sister who attended junior college. In high school, TJ was selected from his school to attend the Colorado Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference, from which he was chosen to represent the state at the international conference. The experience influenced TJ’s outlook on national and world issues. In the summer, TJ is a raft guide on the Arkansas river.

Phi Gamma Delta, and will move into the Fijis’ dry house second semester. In the Greek community, he’ll have more contacts for the future he hopes to have on campus, especially for involvement in student government.

the world consists of. Already he has seen more politicking, building connections. He wants to see what the limits are he can push himself to. 5 Words to Describe Your Experience to Date: Enlightening, educational,

community, involvement, inspirational.

Fears about UNM: TJ was afraid he

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would be lost in a mass of people and that it would be a lot of work to keep in contact with the friends he makes. UNM is about the size of his hometown.

Outgoing, leader, social, religious, “questful.” Most Important in Your Life: The

Other Hopes for Your Life in General:

bond he builds with people around him at any point in time.

To achieve broader knowledge of what

First Week: TJ seeks activity. Right Whatever he does, TJ Hamilton is fully involved with the moment. TJ looks to a career in international development.

off the bat, TJ met up with several students involved with Student Special Events. He started to help out and wound up working to put on two big concerts in the new SUB ballroom. He finds it exciting to be involved in such big things as a freshman. How You Fit into UNM: TJ was

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surprised that UNM could be as large as it is and still able to focus on individual students. From the start, he found one-on-one immediate attention when he sought it, whether in the bursar’s office, student activities, or elsewhere. Career Goal(s): TJ would like to

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do humanities work overseas in impoverished countries, working with and teaching adults to develop their communities. While he had come to UNM with the thought of moving away from the math and science he had focused on in high school, he is now thinking about pursuing engineering as a means to the work he wants to do. Ultimately, TJ plans to attend law school and have a career in international law.

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Seeking Something Significant: John Branch Age: 18 — Hometown: Coyote, New Mexico Background: John grew up in a ranching

community of about 400 people 20 miles west of Abiquiu. His dad teaches Spanish and P.E. at Coronado High School and his mom manages a general store in Gallina. John has two older half-sisters, but was brought up basically as an only child. From a ranching family, John values hard work and discipline. John is a Regents’ Scholar—one of 12 freshmen each year who receive a highly competitive, all-expenses paid scholarship to UNM. First Week: It was lonely. John had a

feeling of culture-shock. In Albuquerque, he couldn’t go into the outdoors as he would at home in order to get away. He was used to hanging around with jocks; he didn’t have many things in common with the other Regents Scholars. How You Fit into UNM: Well, after

learning the ropes. He has become good friends with some basketball players he’d played against in high school. It’s tough not doing hands-on things in classes: everything is very abstract.

something significant, helping out, preserving natural resources, and plain hard work. With all the opportunities in our technologically advanced world, why do hard labor? “It’s liberating for me,” says John. 5 Words to Describe Your Experience to Date: Shock, exposure, lonely,

eye-opening (in a positive sense), and confidence. 5 Words to Describe Yourself:

Disciplined, generous, understanding, patient, hard-working, and (6) a good listener. Most Important in Your Life: Being

happy and satisfied with yourself and your values. Many people get too caught up in the lucrative. John’s friends used to say he was “so old-fashioned for being so young.” John didn’t mind.

UNM Taos Center has given Santana Torrez a fresh interest in college.

Career Goal(s): John would like to

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teach science back home or in the same general area, and says it “would be an honor” to teach in the same school he graduated from and where his dad teaches. John would like to have more of a social experience on campus. Other Hopes John would like to

discover a way to make his way in life doing something he enjoys, not working solely for the money. If he goes into teaching, he’d like to use his summers to fight forest-fires, which he did this past summer. It was doing A Regents’ Scholar, John Branch maintains modest and noble goals— to teach, to fight forest fires, and to be true to his values.

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Maranda Romero Age: 18 (almost 19) Hometown: Tucumcari, New Mexico Background: Maranda moved to Tucumcari

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Leading the Way:

Commuting from Albuquerque’s west side, Tucumcari native Maranda Romero still seeks to be involved in campus life.

First Week: The first day of class, a

Career Goal(s): Maranda would like to

huge rock chipped her windshield on the interstate. When she got to UNM, she opened her car door into a downpour. The sandal strap broke on her shoe on the way to her first class. She wondered if she was doing the right thing. Fortunately, she has met people and things picked up after Day 1.

be a pediatric dentist.

How You Fit into UNM: Everybody fits

in. Everybody’s so different. You can dress how you want, act how you want. “I see people here that in Tucumcari everybody’s mouth would be hanging open!”

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from the family ranch about 60 miles away when she was 5. Her dad commuted to the ranch until last spring when he was killed in a head-on collision. Maranda is the oldest of six children, ages 5 and up. While at UNM, Maranda is living with her cousin on Albuquerque’s west side, and commuting to campus.

5 Words to Describe Your Experience to Date: Exciting, challenging, pushing me

to do something else, opportunity, friends. Other Hopes for Your UNM Experience: To meet a lot of people be

5 Words to Describe Yourself:

very involved with campus activities, and have the “whole college experience.” She’d like to be part of the track team; she threw the shot-put all the way through high school.

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Fears about UNM: Used to a small high

school, Maranda was worried that she didn’t know lots of people at UNM. She was scared she would go to the wrong class, the wrong building.

Outgoing, respectful, friendly, happy, creative. Maranda wants to be successful. As the first in her family to go to college, she hopes to lead the way for her little sisters and brothers. She wants to make a difference in someone’s life.

Meant to Be Here: Santana Torrez Age: 18 — Hometown: Taos, New Mexico Background: A student at UNM Taos

Center, Santana comes from a large extended family, with two brothers of her own. Her dad serves on the Taos School Board after having been a teacher or a principal for 26 years. Her mom worked until Santana was born. Santana is the first on her mother’s side of the family to go to college. First Week: Santana was excited to

start college. She was “never really good in high school but wanted to be here this time.” It was difficult for her in high school because everyone knew her dad, but in college, no one does. Santana can be herself and not have to

live up to other people’s expectations of what she should be like.

Other Hopes for Your UNM Experience: To do well in school and

How You Fit into UNM: It’s a very

graduate. Santana and her cousin, will attend UNM-Albuquerque next fall.

inviting environment, open to anyone interested in taking a class. People are helpful. Everyone fits in. The teachers are positive and make you want to come to class.

5—or so—Words to Describe Your Experience to Date: Freeing, eye-opening.

Career Goal(s): Santana has wanted to

5—okay 3—Words to Describe Yourself: Positive, kind, hopeful.

be a teacher since she was in second grade and observed her dad and his colleagues. She’d like to get a degree in administration as well as teaching so that she can work in both areas of education. Santana plans to pursue photography as a minor.

“I was meant to be here. I really like it.”

Most Important in Your Life: Her

family—25 on her mother’s side alone. “They’re my world. I don’t know if I’d be here without them. They make me want to be here. I’ll do this for me, but they’ll be there backing me up.”

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for UNM Louis Caldera

President, University of New Mexico

I hope to make UNM a place of inspiration and excellence. I hope our students — through exposure to myriad cultures, ideas, creations, discoveries, and possibilities — will be inspired to think and act outside the limits of their own experiences and to work for the betterment of our world.

Steve Bacchus

President, UNM Alumni Association, 2003-2004

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Travel Adventures 2004 Take a look at our new line-up of educational travel opportunities for 2004. We hope you will join us on an adventure in the near future! January 26-February 3 March 23-31 June 5-13 August 11-19 December 1-9

Treasures of Costa Rica Prague/Budapest Escapade Italian Riviera Alumni College Alumni College in Ireland—Kilkenny Austrian Holiday Markets

Trips and dates are subject to change. For additional information, contact Charlene Chavez at the UNM Alumni Relations Office, 505-277-5808 or 800-258-6866. Find details at www.unmalumni.com/travel.

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Anticipate!

Alumni chapters nationwide look forward to a year of fun. 2003 December 6

Austin Chapter Holiday Pot Luck Chicago Chapter “Chile Nights” Holiday Pot Luck December 7 New York Area Chapter Holiday Chile Supper San Diego Chapter Holiday Event December 14 Los Angeles Chapter San Antonio Winery Tour & Dinner

2004 I hope the university will not only benefit from the support of a strong alumni association but that it will respect and appreciate the Association’s unique perspective.

Karen Abraham Executive Director, UNM Alumni Association

I hope the university will achieve a balance between the new and the old, that it will consider its 115-year-old inheritance a strong foundation for the future.

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Los Angeles Chapter Lobo Basketball vs. Wake Forest TV Viewing Party January 24 Los Angeles Chapter Lobo Basketball vs. Utah TV Viewing Party February 2 San Diego and LA Chapters Men’s Basketball at SDSU February 4 Chicago Chapter—Lobos/Utes Basketball Bash and Game February 22 Austin Chapter Lobo Day Event February 28 Norcal Lobo Day March 11-14 Mountain West Basketball Tournament—Denver March (tba) Engineering Chapter Distinguished Engineering Alumni Banquet April 17 Los Angeles Chapter Lobo Day Dinner May 22 Los Angeles Chapter Welcome Home Dinner for Area Scholars June (tba) Los Angeles Chapter Day of Golf July (tba) Los Angeles Chapter Dinner at Beach House Bistro—Morro Bay August (tba) Los Angeles Chapter Hollywood Bowl and Tailgate September 12 Washington DC Green Chile Roast and Taco Picnic Los Angeles Chapter 2004 Chile Fest: Green Chile Eu-’04-ia October (tba) Las Vegas—Lobo Football vs. UNLV All dates are subject to change. For additional information, visit our website at www.unmalumni.com/calendar, call our office at 800-258-6866 r 505-277-5808, or refer to fliers sent to chapter areas before the events.

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hope that the university will endure as a beacon of truth in less than truthful times

hope in reviving one’s own youthful hopes

hope in the succession of generations, in the commonality of all ages

hope in discovery

hope in youth—its eagerness, its unabashed joys, its transparent frustrations, its resilience

hope of creating beauty, of perpetuating art

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a friend, a colleague, a mate working for an enlightened employer

hope of finding an accepting place, an accepting person,

hope that one’s life can change—either through personal enrichment or professional growth

for understanding what makes us and our world be and act as we do

hope in the power of knowledge —

Even the least hopeful must find hope at a university.

days here not so long ago.

and in the memories it evokes of your

all this in our calendar, in its photographs

we hope you will find a sense of

it is everywhere. But it remains strong.

no Eden. Hope is threatened here as

dorms. It’s not alone. The university is

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after an administrative ban on alcohol at rush parties.

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(yearbook) Beauty Ball queen, Condict Freeman of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

1945: Cecil B. DeMille 26 chooses 27 the Mirage

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1985: Fraternities 20 plan for a “dry rush”

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sponsors PC (Posture Conscious) Week. 1966: Suzy Salazar is chosen “Miss Stretch Pants.”

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1946: The Lobos beat Denver University at the Sun Bowl, 34-24. 1947: Thomas J. Mabry is sworn in as New Mexico governor, the first alumnus to hold the position.

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1959: Carleen Crisp is named “Lobo Lovely of the Week.”

1988: Lobos beat No. 1 Arizona in the Pit.

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1944: Stan Kenton 24 and his band play for

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1948: The Lobo 10 announces that Tom

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1968: Lobo guard 29 Ron Nelson is asked

The Juggler, is placed on probation by the Publications Board.

1967: UNM’s new 23 humor magazine,

1948: Gretchen Sammis emerges from a large Easter egg to be presented as UNM’s Popularity Queen at the annual Mirage Popularity Ball.

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1970: Kevin Kelly, Joe Gallagher, Bill Zrucha, and Taylor Floyd haul off the 1910 Olive Rush murals from the Alvarado Hotel bar before the wrecking crew demolishes the artwork.

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sunday 1938: Regents approve purchase of Chaco Canyon ruins from the School of American Research. 1980: Men’s hockey clinches the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Hockey Championship.

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to Georgia O’Keeffe at the convocation opening UNM’s 75th anniversary celebrations. 1972: Ray Schowers heads the Graduate Student Association.

1964: An honorary 25 doctorate is awarded

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1958: the first 11 conference meet is

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of an ASUNM Senate bill to forbid “summary dismissal” of a UNM student.

1970: Sandra Heide 26 argues for passage

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Bill Pickens is 12 1970: elected to head the

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editor Mark Acuff is signed by 1,250 students, supporting professors’ rights to criticize the House Un-American Activities Committee.

A petition 21 1961: prepared by Lobo

Communist and former head of the campus WEB DuBoise Club, participates in an SDS demonstration; the crowd threatens the demonstrators.

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Union and United Mexican-American Students walk out of the Lobo-BYU basketball game to protest “the racist practices of Brigham Young University.”

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Sam Johnson’s reinstatement on the cheerleading squad.

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“Slide Rule Queen.” 1967: Mel Daniels captains the WAC All-Conference Team.

statement that “extreme petting and necking” in the dorm has to stop. 2003: Lady Lobos play in the NCAA Elite 8 in the Pit.

1962: Hokona House 29 Council 30 issues a

Cutie of the Week.” 1970: Student representatives to the UNM Chapter of the Women’s Liberation Movement explain their stances to the Lobo.

Harge and Skip Kruzich, take second in the NIT.

1963: The Lobos, Virginia Casados 22 1949: 23 co-captained by Ira is named “Campus

Douglas speaks at the College of Law.

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Diane Blair, 24 1961: Charles Wellborn,

beats the Arts & Sciences team (again) in the annual tug of war.

The College 17 of1923: Engineering team

so Navy ROTC’s and V-12’s can study for Saturday classes—and 1 a.m. Saturday for the whole campus.

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1949: Inauguration 25 exercises are held

Mesa volcanoes and an explosion is heard; later, engineering students take credit.

1946: 805 vets enroll in two days. 1970: Students demand immediate responses to their questions from campus speaker Strom Thurmond, causing his speech to be canceled before he begins.

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Danforth Scholarship recipient.

1961: Richard K. 27 Miller is UNM’s first

win president and vice-president of student government, as their new party, Voice of the Students, comes to prominence.

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1958: Thunderbird editor Tim Weeks announces that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Horgan will judge the writing contest.

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1986: ASUNM President Marty Esquivel and Film Committee Chairman Noah Golden file suit against the UNM Board of Regents for banning the film “Hail Mary” from campus.

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more than 50 percent of UNM coeds believe in kissing on a first date, compared to 12.5 percent in 1938. 1964: Carol Caigle is named Lobo editor.

goes on the air for the first time.

White looking on, Navajos deliver a blessing during the dedication of the new Law School building.

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Robert Bacolski, Mary Rowan, and Robert Morris are introduced at the Honors Assembly. Gary Ness and Cheryl Cunningham receive Citizenship awards.

1958: A New Mexico Karen Abraham With Supreme Woodrow Wilson 21 is1966: 22 Lobo 23 1964: 24 1971: survey shows that elected student Court Justice Byron Scholars Charlie Steen,

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1960: The paving of Redondo Drive is approved by the State Highway Commission.

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a letter supporting the Freedom Riders, an integrated group that rode on buses through the South, and was attacked by white citizens in Alabama.

1970: Students take over the union building. Three are stabbed in an effort to keep the American flag flying outside.

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that popular coffeehouses, such as the Grave, the Bongo, and the Purple Turk, attract the beatnik crowd.

The New 1945: The “Slide-Rule 29 Jockeys” 30 1960: Mexico Lobo reports and the

and Jim Dupree’s athletic scholarships because of the athletes’ remarks about him.

1960: Coach Hacket 22 cancels 23 Dick Howard’s

a ringing defense of academic freedom before the American Legion in Carlsbad.

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Wheelock for a three-story (and basement) building that will house the entire University.

1921: Out-of-state tuition doubles due to high demand.

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1952: The UNM 19 School of Law is

unanimously to end the Homecoming Parade, calling it “too much work and not worth the effort.”

1960: The Student 22 Council votes

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are represented in the student body.

UNM, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona State— begins its first season.

would elect Dewey over Truman.

1929: Courses in architectural history and design are taught for the first time by Professor I. B. Parsons.

1964: Twenty-four medical students begin class at the new medical school.

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Cutie of the Week. 1961: Halfback Bobby Santiago accounts for 137 of the 401 yards accrued against New Mexico State in a 41-7 Lobo victory.

Homecoming Queen, receiving the review of the UNM Navy unit and returning the salutes of six companies.

1901: President William G. Tight writes to Territorial Gov. Miguel Otero that the UNM library “contains over 5,000 volumes.”

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Ground is Caren Christenson 23 1960: 24 1984: broken for the new is named Campus

Enrollment 16 1965: exceeds 12,000.

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students burn an effigy of an NMSU Aggie on Johnson Field the evening before the Lobo-Aggie football game.

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contract for the University building (now Hodgin Hall). 1957: The new Johnson Gymnasium is opened.

1943: The annual Mortar Board marriage lecture is held in the SUB basement lounge.

opens for business.

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1890: Regents 15 authorize a $26,196

1955: Jo Haines is named “Campus Cutie of the Week.”

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university enrollment of 25,000 in the 1970s. 1975: Dedication ceremonies are held for the nursing/ pharmacy building.

1963: President 18 Popejoy predicts a

first football team to fly to a game; they are soundly beaten by Occidental College. 1962: Joan Baez sings in the Union Ballroom.

1929: Roy Johnson’s 11 Lobos become the

1952: The School of Law’s new building is dedicated. 1976: Brian Sanderoff serves as ASUNM Attorney General.

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into a “panty raid” and a “riot.” Later, four participants are suspended and three placed on probation.

1958: A football 19 victory bonfire turns

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1944: James 20 Zimmerman dies.

named WAC Player of the Week.

1966: Roy Swanson is 1970: Quarterback 12 president 13 Rocky of the new Long is

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dedicated by UNM President Ferrel Heady, Regent Arturo Ortega, and the president of Ecuador.

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1967: Up to 1,000 participants take part in UNM’s first Love-In held on Zimmerman Field from dawn to dusk. 1968: Nearly 170 women at a “Bitch-In” oppose the women’s dorm curfew.

1966: The Utah Symphony plays the inaugural performance in the new concert hall, later named Popejoy Hall.

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“Bach-a-thon” organ marathon in Keller Hall.

Students hold 23 1982: a fund-raising

UNM’s first black Homecoming Queen. 1970: Sam Taggard, a male, is named 1970 Homecoming Queen.

Homecoming Queen. 1963: Susan Felt appears as Major Barbara in a production of the George Bernard Shaw play.

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to the public for the first time. 1976: The Alumni Association launches a $200,000 fund drive to renovate Hodgin Hall.

Ione Zimmerman The UNM 29 1955: 30 1959: is crowned observatory is opened

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Classes are Mary Sue 15 1969: 16 1968: canceled for Moratorium Gaines is crowned

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named for the late President Zimmerman during a Homecoming game.

announces that Don Perkins’ jersey #42 will be retired as the start of a UNM Hall of Fame.

1959: Lobo Football 23 coach Marv Levy

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Chester Travelstead’s appointment as dean of education. 1957: Turner Branch is named chairman of the 1958 Fiesta.

1955: President 22 Popejoy announces

“Black Power isn’t anti-white, it’s just pro-black,” during the weekly free-speech session at the Free-Speech Area on the Union Mall.

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tie for Homecoming Queen, each receiving 623 votes.

1947: Duff Whitman 21 and Virginia Strike

dedicated.

1951: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Dick Ransom sets a record 11:00 time in the intramural 2.5 mile cross-country run.

1946: The athletic 1967: Graduate art 15 student 16 field is formally Joe Long says

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1955: Campus police hold suspects in a “pig-dropping” incident—two pigs, one greased, were left in second story bedrooms of Bandelier and Marron Halls.

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1976: The Daily Lobo writes that “cohabitation, living together or shacking up” is a common occurrence on the UNM campus.

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1964: Jo Bachand, 25 Billie Thompson, and

Queen—is the theme of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity’s annual Sweetheart Dance.

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Kappa Omicron Phi members bake 450 pounds of fruitcake to sell to campus and townspeople.

Home economics 20 1955: honorary fraternity

and elect Mariano Otero board president. 1963: Eddie Stokes, football center, is named national Lineman of the Week by the Associated Press.

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named Lobo Player of the Week after finishing the 4-mile race barefoot and with his leg torn by the spikes of runners who trampled him at the race’s start.

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1978: UNM 20 announces that

1948: Richard Lloyd-Jones and Bob Gramick win UNM’s first debate cup at Southwestern College Invitational Tournament.

establish an Air Force ROTC unit on campus.

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1950: Bobby Dean 12 Pugh receives a

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1961: The Student Council passes a resolution supporting editorial freedom for the Lobo, whose editor had been accused of using the paper as a pro-integration sounding board.

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1966: The Lobos beat Abilene Christian College in the first game in University Arena, soon nicknamed “The Pit.”

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Orcilia Zúñiga 11 1958: receives “This Week

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March: A win in the Pit means the Lady Lobos head to the Elite Eight in the 2003 NCAA Championship Tournament.

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September: Lobos Lucy and Louie share in the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

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December: In front of the UNM Alumni Chapel, students light luminarias for the traditional Hanging of the Greens.

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November: Student members of Guerreros de Chicomostoc perform Aztec dances for El DĂ­a de los Muertos.

June: A passion for flamenco has grown into a degree-granting program and an annual festival in June.

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May: A new graduate takes a well-deserved stretch by the Duckpond.

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NM celebrated its 78th homecoming, “Carnival on the Rio,” in Mardi Gras style, September 29-October 4. After Fall Frenzy, a campus-wide cleanup the previous Friday, Homecoming fun began on Monday with a student mask-decorating contest. In the days and nights to follow, Young Alumni celebrated at a local pub, student organizations created chalk murals at the UNM Bookstore, and UNM Recreation Services took the grand prize for department decorations. Alumni Association President Steve Bacchus welcomed more than 250 to the annual appreciation lunch for alumni faculty and staff, and King and Queen candidates campaigned throughout the day. The Class of 1953 was inducted into the Heritage Club at the traditional dinner honoring alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. The next morning, the Class of 1953—including members of the 1953 Mortar Board Class and the 1953 baseball team—met for brunch at the Hibben Archeological Center. The students kicked into high gear with the Campus Carnival and the Cherry/Silver Games. The Homecoming Court was announced at an all-sport pep rally at the Duck Pond. Later, over 20 alumni reunions—including the Reunion Revelry held at the Southwest Carnival (a.k.a. University Stadium)— kicked off. Alumni and students then convened for a Masquerade Ball. At the traditional All University Breakfast, more than 180 alumni honored recipients of the Alumni Association Zia Awards and the Mortar Board’s Lobo Award. This year’s Zia Award recipients included Gary Golden, Yolanda King, James B. Lewis, Petra Jimenez Maes, Mary T. Torres, and Robert Wertheim. Past University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia received the Lobo Award. (Go to unmalumni.com/awards.) Fans showed their Lobo spirit by at the Southwest Carnival and Auction (which raised over $10,000 for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and programs) before the UNM vs. Utah State football game. Homecoming Queen Rosemary Lester and King Rico Jeantete, were crowned at halftime in front of 35,000 fans. The Lobos demolished Utah State, 34-7. The UNM Alumni Association would like to thank the following individuals and sponsors for making this year’s “Carnival on the Rio” a great success.

See more about Homecoming 2003 at unmalumni.com/ homecoming

Sponsors: MBNA UNM Division of Student Affairs– Eliseo Torres, Walter Miller

Gifts in Kind: Albuquerque City Transit Bright Ideas–Lesley Ann Kinney, Harold Kinney, June Wilhelm Citadel Southwest Radio– Wende Schwingendorf 106.1–The Sports Animal 770 KOBAM Garcia’s Tents–Steve Garcia KOBTV 4–Susan Bradley Lithexcel–Waleed Ashoo, Danny Vigil National Distributing–Meir Zatoune Pepsi of New Mexico– Robert Maestas Southwest Airlines

Homecoming 100 Club All Sports Trophies, Inc. Barraclough & Associates, P.C. Stephen Bass & Laura Hueter Bass John & Suzette Brooks William L. Burns & Ronald L. Peters Majorie Bell Chambers Tom Cherones Frontier Restaurant Gail and Mark Meiering Bob and Betsy Murphy Peggy & Jim Ritchie Chuck and Susan (Deese) Roberts Gary McCabe Ross, DDS Leonard R. Sanchez – BBA Florrie and Bob Stamm Coleman Travelstead Robert & Elizabeth H. Wertheim

P A R T Y H A R D Y : Lobos Lucy and Louie party with the crowd at UNM Homecoming, “Carnival on the Rio.”

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Other Acknowledgements Airport Inn University Albuquerque Petroleum Club ANTS (Association of Non-Traditional Students): Ernest, Andrew, and Erin Seiger Aramark Services Arroyo del Oso Golf Course Scott Dotson, Athletics Graphic Connection, Scott Creagan Patrick Conroy O.J. Hart Ketner Design, Kelly Ketner

UNM Dean of Students Office UNM Human Resources UNM Marching Band UNM Navy ROTC UNM Air Force ROTC UNM Office of Institutional Advancement UNM Parking and Transportation: Rick Baca Josh Cavanaugh Cheryl Powell UNM Physical Plant UNM Police Department

A W A R D - W I N N I N G S M I L E S : UNM President Louis Caldera (center) met some of New Mexico’s and UNM’s finest at the All-University Breakfast Zia Awards presentation. The recipients, left to right, are James B. Lewis, who has dedicated his career to public service in local, state, and national government; Yolanda Jones King, a physical chemist leading the nation in defense research; Mary T. Torres, the first Hispanic woman president of the New Mexico Bar Association; Petra Jimenez Maes, Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court; Robert Wertheim, philanthropist and owner of Charter Bank; and Gary Golden, Alumni Association volunteer and expert student affairs administrator.

KNME, Skitch Ferguson Peggy Mae The March Company Amanda Martinez Maxwell Museum Donese Mayfield Chris Nolan, Carousel of Music Popejoy Ovation Series Printworks, Kathi Bowler Jennifer Riordan The Rev. Ned Ross Betty Sabo, Artist Bobby Tamayo Photography Towne Place by Marriott Turn it Up Entertainment UNM Athletics, Rudy Davalos UNM Lobo Club, Darrin Dunn UNM Bookstore UNM Daily Lobo

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Auction Donors Albuquerque Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Karen Abraham Albuquerque Hilton Hotel Albuquerque Little Theater Albuquerque Marriott Hotel

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel Albuquerque Petroleum Club All Sports Trophies, Inc. Karen & Gary Bednorz Bien Mur Indian Market Center Blockbuster Video The Body Smith Bow Wow Blues Bueno Brand Food Products Butterfield Jewelers The Candy Lady Casa de Avila Chez D’Or Chick’s Harley Davidson Citadel Broadcasting Corporation Coaches Sport Grill Comcast Cable Patrick Conroy Cooperage/Scarpas Creamland Dairies Dee’s Cheesecake Factory Defined Fitness Dion’s Pizza Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR & Museum El Rancho De Las Golondrinas Leslie Elgood Frank Frost George Graphic Connection Hinkle Family Fun Center Hotel Blue Hyatt Tamaya Hotel Il Vicino Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Jane Butel Cooking School Mel Jenkins Kelly’s Brew Pub Kim Jew Photography Studio KNME-TV 5 Laffs Comedy Cafe Liberty Gym Inc Lobo Sports Magazine Lobo Store/Uptown Lobo Store Manning Florist Maria Teresa Restauraut & 1840’s Bar Maxwell Museum Store MBNA America Bank, N.A. Melba Floral Studio Meson de Mesilla New Mexico Heritage Hotel– Radisson Santa Fe New Mexico Look New Mexico Symphony Orchestra New Mexico Zoological Society, Inc, Now We’re Cooking Premier Motor Company Rainbow Ryders, Inc.


Regis Hair Salon at Cottonwood Mall Romano’s Macaroni Grill Sadie’s Sagebrush Inn Sandia Peak Ski Area/Sandia Peak Tramway/Santa Fe Ski Area Sandia Properties Ltd. Co. The Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe Southern Railway Sauce - OPM Scalo Northern Italian Grill Silverado Southwest Airlines Stone Age Climbing Gym Taos Ski Valley, Inc. A Taste of Italy Restaurant Ten Thousand Waves TGI Friday’s T.J.P., Inc. dba Gin Mill Restaurant & Tavern Tux and Tails UNM Alumni Association UNM Bookstore UNM Communications and Marketing UNM Foundation UNM General Library UNM Lobo Athletic Department UNM Men’s Basketball UNM Men’s Tennis UNM Ski Team UNM Spirit Marching Band UNM Theatre & Dance/ Center for the ArtsCenter for the Arts UNM Track & Field UNM Women’s Volleyball Team Weems Galleries Wells Fargo Bank Wrights Indian Art

Wyndham Hotel Airport Yannie’s Mediterrean Restaurant Zia Graphics

Homecoming Committee Jennifer Riordan, Chair Steve Archibeque, Southwest Fiesta Miller Asbill, Halftime/Band Chamiza P. Atencio, Student Activities Liason John Benavidez, Masquerade Ball Campus Involvement Committee:

Tim Backes Loyola Chastain Lisa Delgado Peggy Esquivel Lawrence Roybal Edith Shelton Carole Vollbrecht Ryan Lindquist, Student Activities Amanda Martinez, Student Chair Danny Milo, Young Alumni Diane Montoya, Publicity Debbie Morris, Student Activities, PSL Yvonne Pena, Young Alumni Publicity Committee:

Steve Carr Lynn Melton Margaret Montoya Wende Schwingendorf Eleanor Sanchez, Campus Involvement Danny Vigil, Silent Auction Danell Weber, Silent Auction Joe Weiss, Athletics Susan Wilson, Publicity

Volunteers Bea Aragon Joe, Florence, and Andrea Archibeque Sandra Armijo Kermit Broman Shelly Broman Summer Brown Steve Campbell Wayne Chew Merlinda Gallegos Liz Garcia Ashley Griego Pam Highum Eric Lujan Mark Maes Hughie Mahedy Leo Moya Dave Polansky

Mike Riordan Bernadette, Amanda, and Alyssa Robinson Chris Schueler Monica Sena Ben Smith Patrick Stewart Kristina Trujillo Tom Tunney Dominic Vigil

Reunion Coordinators Tim Davis–School of Engineering Kim Feldman–UNM Alumni Lettermen Judith Stauber–Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus Margaret Duran–College of Education Debbie Morris–Past Student Leaders Rosemary Gregory–College of Nursing Rosalie Otero, Karen Rand– University Honors Program John Miller–School of Architecture and Planning Frieda Stewart–Class of ’53 Lisa McHale–Anderson School of Management and School of Public Administration Bruck Huckell–Anthropology Julie Moss–College of Pharmacy Eric Rombach-Kendall, Susan Brake– Alumni Marching Band

Alumni Relations Staff Karen Abraham Donna Balduini María Castañeda-Moya Charlene Chavez Elaine Chew Mary Conrad Miranda Eastham Kim Feldman Rita Fristoe Merlyn Liberty Sue MacEachen Gina Maes Chris Polansky Frieda Stewart Students: Shelly Hammock Tony Hanlon Sarah Kieltyka Isaac Nanez Tara Edwards Patsy Maes (former staff) Margaret Weinrod (former staff)

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Isabel’s hope B Y I S A B B E A R M B U C H E ’ 6 0 B S , ’ 6 8

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Throughout the summer, I went looking for hope. I looked around North Carolina's Outer Banks among friends I'd met over 40 years ago when we were all young teachers in Germany. I turned over stones in the remote and unbearably beautiful British Columbia glacial wilderness I shared with mountain women pals. I asked my husband, my two daughters. I hit up perfect strangers who happened to wander onto my path.

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Matthew Dunn

Mostly people said that family and faith give them hope.


Like peeling layers of an onion,

“Mornings we put American flags

Then I heard it—the answering song of

I turned hope into a somebody who

on our front yard drifts and took them

the plain little gray Hermit Thrush—a

throws you a lifeline, who keeps love

in at night signaling we were all right,”

trilling down the scale—a repeated

going, renews faith, creates enduring

my close Denver friend e-mailed,

cadence of five reedy notes that always

friendship, doggedly hangs onto

relating the events following a surprise

reaches out, carries away my soul and

idealism, or wonder. To wit: Hope

snowfall that paralyzed the city for a

presses it smack up against the heavens.

gives a reason to be and to go on.

week. “When the snowplow finally

I paused, then sang again. We continued

Albeit heady stuff, I was still far

came, the driver got down, approached

our conversation down the mountain

short of being zapped by the celestial

each and every flag, stepped back for a

until I crossed our stream to the cabin.

lightening bolt labeled “HOPE AHA!”

quiet moment, then saluted before he

Time flew away on the wings of

I scratched through the sayings of the

moved them out of harm’s way.”

world's great sages. Great reads but still no lightbulb.

Hope winnowed memories of when

that bird because I knew surely then that I am a child of this universe who

our huge American heart cracked wide

loves, is loved, and was embraced by a

open after 911, but through it all, we

tiny bird who twined its heart to mine

unobtrusively in very ordinary places—

were able to do the right things with

in a beautiful place, on a beautiful

at the grocery when people's smiles

love. For my friend Lloyd, an octogenarian

New Mexico mountain summer day.

touched mine, when young parents

and lung cancer survivor, hope dwells

I reached out to touch hope, but

took time to gently explain values to

gratefully now on each breath and

realized suddenly, I… we are all utterly

Hope began revealing itself quite

a child. Hope came in the form of a tiny backyard turtle my husband placed

Hope began revealing itself quite unobtrusively in very

in my hand. No bigger than a quarter,

ordinary places—at the grocery when people's smiles

desperate for life and survival, its legs were going like frenzied windmills.

touched mine, when young parents took time to

Hope appeared when window washers

gently explain values to a child.

cleaned carefully around the exquisitely woven web of an Orb spider who'd

each moment he's got in life. But, it

and wholly immersed in hope, we are

made her home in an upper corner

was at our little place in the Taos Ski

hope, and because of that, we're a

of our bedroom door.

Valley where I found my personal hope

part of everything infinite, forever.

Hope's spirit floated through cyberspace:

at last. Hiking off-trail from Williams Lake, I began to sing to the wilderness.

A walk in the wilderness reveals hope steadfast to Isabel Bearman Bucher.

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