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Announcements for the Week of October 11, 2010
October 12, 2010
Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) Workshops/Webinars: The Public Education Department, Department of Health, and the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center are presenting an analysis of the 2009 YRRS from1–3 p.m., Oct. 13 at the State Records & Archives Building, Pinon Room, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey in Santa Fe and at the CNM Workforce Training Center, Room 101, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave, N.E. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m., Nov. 18; and 3 p.m., Dec. 1. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.youthrisk.org.
Assistive Technology Holds Special Needs Workshop Feb. 25: Assistive technologies, evaluation tips, and more are featured in a workshop with RJ Cooper on Feb. 25, 2011 in the 1st floor conference center at APS Service Center. Mr. Cooper is an assistive technology entrepreneur with 18 years of experience working for the special needs population. Visit http://www.rjcooper.com, call Thor Spangler at 298-6752, ext. 3461 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Teacher Dossier Open Lab Sessions set for Nov. 13: The Albuquerque Teachers Federation and APS are hosting two open lab sessions for teachers submitting their dossiers from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sept. 11 and Nov. 13 at the Montgomery Complex. Trainers will help with questions, scanning and uploading dossiers. Labs are free and no registration is necessary. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Nov. 1 Deadline for Prudential Award Nominations: Nov. 1 is the deadline to nominate students in grades 5-12 the 16th Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Details of the program can be found at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.principals.org/spirit. For more information, call John Strangfeld or Gerald Tirozzi at 1-973-802-4568 or e-mail email@example.com.
7th Annual JDRF Halloween Carnival set for Oct. 23: The UNM College of Pharmacy, APhA-ASP Chapter, and Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity are hosting a Halloween event for children with diabetes from 4 – 7 p.m., Oct. 23 at the UNM College of Pharmacy, 2502 Marble Ave. N.E. Please RSVP to Jennifer Vu at JVu@salud.unm.edu.
Congressional Seminar Nat’l Essay Contest: The National Patriotic Service Committee of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is sponsoring a Congressional Seminar National Essay Contest for students in grades 10-12. The topic is “In his farewell address in Philadelphia in 1796, George Washington warned against the advent of political parties in nations with populace-elected governments. Do you believe our Nation’s history supports his views? Explain.” For more information, visit www.nscda.org or e-mail Marcia Congdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico Young Actors Present Disney’s “Aladdin”: New Mexico Young Actors presents Disney’s Aladdin at 10 a.m., Nov. 10 and 15 and at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the KiMo Theater. Admission is $5. and seats can be reserved by calling 821-8055. There is limited bus funding for schools.
Assistance League of Albuquerque Seeks Volunteers: Assistance League of Albuquerque is seeking volunteers to join the organization in support of a variety of programs that enrich lives for a better community. Learn how to be involved from 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Oct. 13, at the Assistance League headquarters, 5211 Lomas N.E. Admission is free, but space is limited; please RSVP to email@example.com. For more information, call Judy at 328-3424.
Art Museum Hosts “Evening for Educators” Oct. 14: Enjoy a small-group gallery experience at UNM Art Museum’s “Evening for Educators” from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Oct. 14 at the UNM Art Museum, inside the Center for the Arts (near Popejoy Hall). Cost is free, but registration is suggested. E-mail Sara Otto-Diniz at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to register.
Spanish Resource Center Offers Workshops: Two workshops are offered in October – “History and Traditions of Dia de Muertos” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Oct. 16 and “Pre-Hispanic Poetry,” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Oct. 23, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Learning Room 125, in the Education Building. All workshops are in Spanish. Visit http://dce.unm.edu/src-events.htm for more information.
Fall Pledge Drive for KANW set for Oct.: The 2010 Fall Pledge Drive for KANW, the public radio station owned and operated by APS, is Oct. 16–Oct. 24. Contributors support educational radio, raise standards for civil discourse, help people discover diverse views, explore cultures, and expose others to new music. To make a pledge, call 246-0891 or visit www.KANW.com. For more information, call Larry Gonzales Smith at 242-7163.
Public Education Commission Meeting Set for Oct. 22: The New Mexico Public Education Commission (PEC) will meet at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 22 in Mabry Hall in the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe. On the agenda are strategic planning, career-technical education, and charter schools. To view the agenda, visit www.ped.state.nm.us or call Bernadette Tennyson at 505-827-6519.
Spider Cannibalism Subject of October Science Café: Come celebrate Halloween with KNME and guest speaker Dr. Ralph Charlton from 10 a.m. – noon, Oct. 23, at the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden Education Building, 2601 Central Ave., N.W. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call Rose Poston at 277-2396 or e-mail email@example.com.
Inaugural J. Patrick Garcia 5K Run and Walk set for Nov. 6: The Inaugural J. Patrick Garcia “Breathe Easy” 5K Run and Walk is set for 7:30 a.m., Nov. 6, at Albuquerque Academy. There is also a 1 mile run/walk. Participants receive free admission to a benefit luncheon from 12:30 – 3 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Albuquerque Embassy Suites on Lomas Blvd. For more information, visit http://PHAssociation.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=441894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poison Prevention Education for Parents/Children: The National Family Partnership is launching a national campaign on Oct. 27 entitled, “Lock Your Meds” about prescription drug misuse by children/teenagers. For more information, visit http://cmnfp.neworg.com/default.asp?pagenum=757, email@example.com, or call Jacqueline Kakos at 272-1364.
APS City Center Blood Drive set for Oct. 19: As part of “Wellness Works” APS Employee Health Fair, APS is sponsoring a blood drive through the United Blood Services from 10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Bloodmobile at APS City Centre. Make an appointment online at www.unitedbloodservices.org to participate.
UNM Golf Tournament Provides Scholarships: Support the 2010 UNM Parent Association Golf Tournament scholarship fund as a player or sponsor beginning at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 5, at the UNM Championship Golf Course, 3601 University Blvd. SE. Pre-register online at http://familyweekend.unm.edu by Nov. 2. For more information, call 277-3569 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Technology Student Scholarship: The New Mexico Technology Council will award scholarships to female high school seniors in the state of New Mexico pursuing a degree in an information technology field such as computer science, management information systems, computer and systems engineering, and web and digital media design. Deadline for nominations is Oct. 15. For more information, visit http://www.nmtechcouncil.org, click on “Women in Technology”, and “Scholarship Nominations”.