Newsletter

September Newsletter – We’re Recruiting Board Members!

As a parent or family member of a current UNM student you’re already a member of the UNM Parent & Family Association (UNMPFA)! However, if you’re interested in getting more involved with the organization, we do have a board of directors. We’re recruiting up to 12 folks to serve as board members who will assist us with monthly business items and will lend their voice to our parent and family initiatives. We’d love for you to join us at a board meeting to see if you’re interested in what we do! We meet every third Thursday of the month via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. MST. Please email us for the Zoom information if you’re interested in attending. Our next meeting is September 16th.

Additionally, if you know you want to serve on our board, please fill out the interest form here. You can select “board member” from the positions listed on the second line.

After filling out the form, please email it back to us at parenta@unm.edu and we’ll get in touch with you!

See what a new Lobo parent has to day about us:

“Just because my child has graduated high school and is now in college, I still want to be engaged in and support his education. In the short amount of time I have been involved with the UNM Parent and Family Association (2 meetings), I have learned quite a bit. The tips and guidance I have received and the connections I have already made are extremely valuable as we make this transition as a family.” – Sarah Charai

Bringing Back the Pack

As you may have heard from your student, effective August 5, UNM will require full COVID-19 vaccination for all faculty, staff, and students, no later than September 30, 2021. Please visit Bringing Back the Pack for more information. The UNMPFA will also be sending more information as we have it. Please look out for more information in the coming week.

Deadline Dates

September 3 – For those enrolled in full term courses (those that run the entirety of the semester), today is the last day to add sections and change credit hours on LoboWeb and to change grade mode on LoboWeb. For those enrolled in first-half term courses (those that run from August 23-October 16) today is the last day to drop without “W” grade and receive 100% tuition refund on LoboWeb and add sections and/or change credit hours with form and $10 per transaction. After this date, the fee goes up to $75. Today is also the last day to petition for In-State Tuition classification (continuing students only).

September 10 - For those enrolled in full term courses (those that run the entirety of the semester), today is the last day to drop without “W” grade and receive 100% tuition refund on LoboWeb and add sections and/or change credit hours with form and $10 per transaction. After this date, the fee goes up to $75.

October 1 - For those enrolled in first-half term courses (those that run from August 23-October 16) today is the last day to drop without Dean’s permission on LoboWeb.

 

Save the Date!

Fall Family Tailgate – November 6

Visit here as we approach the event for more information.

Student Events

September 9 – Red Rally – 8-9 p.m.
Red Rally was rated #55 in Sports Illustrated's "102 Things You Have To Do Before You Graduate" article. Join over 3,000 students burning a 25' tall Aggie at the stake to get pumped up for the game vs NMSU! The football team, spirit squads and Spirit Marching Band will be on hand for the pep rally! Check out a video about Red Rally and what it takes to get it going here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25WhzJg1Krw . Help ASUNM Lobo Spirit build the Aggie by calling 277-0372.

September 10 - Coffee & Code – 9-11 a.m.
This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to working in the UNIX-based command line that is available in the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. With basic knowledge of the command line you can efficiently interact with hundreds or thousands of files, automate processes that you otherwise perform manually, and overall increase the efficiency and reproducibility of your work. Register at goto.unm.edu/coffee-and-code

September 10 -  STEM Mixer – 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Come network with others interested in STEM. This event is open to all UNM students, as well as UNM Staff and faculty, along with NM STEM Professionals. RSVP at success.unm.edu or ess.unm.edu/events > September.

September 10 – Tamarind Gallery Walkthrough – 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Tour includes information about current programs and the history of Tamarind, a video on the collaborative process, a printing demonstration, and walk-through of our facility. Tamarind is a division within the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico. Reserve a spot at tamarind.unm.edu.

September 11 – Open House: Mechanical Engineering – 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Capacity is limited due to COVID-19 protocols. Register at goto.unm.edu/openhouse21

September 13 - Values-Based Actions Workshop – 3:30-5:00 p.m.
SHAC will offer a two-part “Values-Based Actions” Workshop for UNM Students via Zoom. No Charge! RSVP via e-mail to: studentcounseling@unm.edu Deadline to Register: 24 hours (1 business day) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.

September 13 - Auditions for UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble – 5:30-8:00 p.m.
This course focuses on learning to perform country music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, also known as “honky tonk,” music. Artists and material covered include songs by Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Johnny Rodriguez and Charley Pride. Taught by performing country artists, the class focuses on country singing style, harmony, rhythm and lead instrumentation, song arrangement, and performance techniques for successful performance. The class is designed to be taught as a group, with students learning to perform as a band in the process. Contact instructors for audition information: Alex McMahon: amcmaho1@gmail.com, Dr. Kristina Jacobsen: kmj23@unm.edu.

September 13 – SHAC Workshop – 2:30-3:30 p.m.
SHAC will offer a “Dang... I'm Stuck in a Rut Again!” Workshop for UNM Students via Zoom. No Charge! RSVP via e-mail to: studentcounseling@unm.edu. Deadline to Register: 24 hours (1 business day) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.

September 18 – Open House: Computer Science – 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Capacity is limited due to COVID-19 protocols. Register at goto.unm.edu/openhouse21

September 30 – SHAC Workshop – 3:00-4:30 p.m.
SHAC will offer a “Catching Some Zzzs” Workshop for UNM Students via Zoom. No Charge! RSVP via e-mail to: studentcounseling@unm.edu. Deadline to Register: 24 hours (1 business day) before workshop. For more information, visit the SHAC Workshop Webpage.

October 1 – Tamarind Gallery Walkthrough – 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Tour includes information about current programs and the history of Tamarind, a video on the collaborative process, a printing demonstration, and walk-through of our facility. Tamarind is a division within the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico. Reserve a spot at tamarind.unm.edu.

 

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