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SFCC Bond Election Early Voting Starts Today

on January 17, 2018 - 7:59am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Bond Election SFCC seeks $17 million in bond funding to:
  • Build a new automotive technology center
  • Renovate the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center
  • Upgrade technology, improve Wi-Fi
  • Improve arts, fashion design and film classrooms 
  • Make critical facility and infrastructure improvements.
 
The SFCC bond will benefit the entire community without raising tax rates and will enhance learning and career opportunities for good-paying, in-demand jobs. Vote at SFCC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Jan. 17-Feb. 3. Jan. 12-Feb. 2: Absentee Voting. Feb.

Dementia Caregiving Course Offered To Families

on January 17, 2018 - 6:55am
Alzheimer's Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, education course in Pojoaque offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Skills for Dementia Caregiving 101” (aka The Savvy Caregiver Program) is a FREE seven-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.
 
The course will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. once a week, Tuesdays, from Feb.

Hayley Schake Makes Hastings College Dean’s List

on January 16, 2018 - 3:26pm
EDUCATIONAL News:
 
HASTINGS, Neb.  Hastings Collegein Nebraska has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2017 semester including Hayley Schake of Los Alamos.
 
For the semester, 397 students from 24 states and three countries were named to the Dean’s List, with 246 students achieving a 4.0 grade point average.
 
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.

Governor Susana Martinez Proclaims Jan. 21-27 ‘New Mexico School Choice Week’

on January 16, 2018 - 8:04am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  An official proclamation from Gov. Martinez, has named next week School Choice Week in New Mexico. Dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide have issued similar proclamations.
 
New Mexicans have planned 253 events and activities to celebrate school choice and raise awareness of the variety of educational options available in the state. They’re part of the more than 32,000 rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, etc. that have been planned across the country.
 

PEEC: Explore Galaxies And Dark Matter Jan. 19-20

on January 16, 2018 - 7:26am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special show about our local galaxies at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and a full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery scree ning at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC).
 
What do we know about our neighbor galaxies? Paul Arendt will share answers to these and more questions about our Universe within four million light-years at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.
 
The full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery explo res our understanding of dark matter.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 27

on January 16, 2018 - 5:59am
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Saturday, Jan. 27.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

UC Rep Faces Tough Questions From Coalition Chair

on January 15, 2018 - 11:23am

UC Vice President for National Laboratories Kim Budil speaks to RCLC Board members Friday at Okway Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

University of California Vice President for National Laboratories Kim Budil told Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board members during its meeting Friday at Ohkay Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel that circumstances on the ground are much better at Los Alamos National Laboratory since the incident in 2014 that caused the closure of the Waste Isolation

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Melissa Goldman

on January 15, 2018 - 10:59am

NIST: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Registration Underway

on January 15, 2018 - 8:11am
Courtesy photo
 
NIST News:
 
Undergraduate students interested in gaining hands-on research experience at NIST are invited to learn more about NIST, the opportunities at NIST’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, and the SURF application process.
 
The webinar is intended for both university students and staff and will occur at 1:30 p.m. ET, Jan. 17. 
 
The SURF application deadline is Feb. 12. 
 

Governor Announces More New Mexico Students Than Ever Before Are Taking AP Courses

on January 12, 2018 - 7:03am
STATE News:
 
RIO RANCHO — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wedenesday that thousands more New Mexico students than ever before are taking and passing Advanced Placement courses.
 
AP classes are rigorous, university-level courses that give students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.
 
“I’m so proud of our students for stepping up and taking some of the most challenging high school courses possible,” Martinez said. “When our students succeed in Advanced Placement classes, they show that they can succeed in a college classroom.

Alzheimer's Day At The Legislature Jan. 18

on January 12, 2018 - 6:10am

NMSA Orchestra And Choir Featured As Honors Ensembles At Music Educators Association Conference

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
NMMEA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) orchestra and choir are being featured as the 2018 Honor Choir and Honor Orchestra at the New Mexico Music Educators Association annual conference. 
 
The students will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 11, at Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico. The NMSA choir and orchestra will be performing for 1,500 music students and educators from around the state of New Mexico.  
 
Each year NMMEA accepts taped recordings of the groups competing for this prestigious recognition.

Lecture Series: Impact Of Recent Discoveries On Evolutionary Theories Jan. 19 - 20

on January 10, 2018 - 5:20pm

Lecture series speaker John Baumgardner

CALVARY CHAPEL News:

Is neo-Darwinism true? It is according to the National Academy of Sciences and the other professional science societies in our land. Yet the fields of molecular biology and genetics have been demonstrating conclusively for well over 20 years that the framework is untenable.  

The community is invited to a lecture series on origins to hear 10 major technical reasons why neo-Darwinism is counterfeit science. The lecture is free at Calvary Chapel at 580 North Mesa Road in Los Alamos.
 
For more Information, visit

Explore Stars At Nature Center Planetarium Jan. 13

on January 10, 2018 - 12:23pm
 
PEEC News:
 
The full-dome film We are Stars will play at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. We are Stars will connect viewers to the evolution of the Universe and explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry. 
 
For more information about this and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature.org/pl anetarium or call 505.662.0460.
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month (including Martin Luther King Day): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as well as 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Anderson School Of Management: New Career And Professional Development Director, Spring Programs

on January 10, 2018 - 7:25am
Michelle Albro
 
Anderson School of Management News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management has announced Michelle Albro is the new director of Career and Professional Development (CPD) Programs, , as well as the schedule for Spring 2018 CPD programs, which are designed to help working professionals strengthen skills and create new professional opportunities. 
 
As a successful manager for more than 20 years, Albro joins the EPEC team with a solid background of collaborative teambuilding, comprehensive and professional program development, as well as

NNMC Spring Semester Begins Jan. 16

on January 9, 2018 - 10:26am
NNMC News:
 
Spring semester at Northern New Mexico College is set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.
 
Registration for the Spring Semester is still open. New and returning students can register by calling Northern’s Admissions Office at 505.747.2111, or visiting the office at Northern’s Española campus to speak to an advisor.
 
New Student Orientation is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Center for the Arts. Check in at 8:30 a.m. Register here for New Student Orientation.
 
A full schedule of classes offered during the Spring Semester can be found at https://nnmc.edu/home/

AFTNM Reacts To Legislative Budget Priorities

on January 9, 2018 - 10:08am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez released the following statement: 
 
“Today, New Mexico Legislative leaders released their draft budget priorities which championed a renewed commitment and prioritization for New Mexico’s public education system and educators at every level.
 
“The Legislature’s draft budget correctly directs significant, new State revenue to areas which target our youngest learners by increasing funding for CYFD early learning and pre-K, and K3+, increases funding for

Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Los Alamos Jan. 25

on January 9, 2018 - 10:03am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival to Los Alamos for the seventh year in a row.
 
Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal will be the only one in New Mexico and tickets are available starting Jan. 10.
 
The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at

Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department Trip To Greece

on January 9, 2018 - 8:31am
SFCC News:
 
Greece with a Difference! Sign Up for this Continuing Education Adventure. Have you always wanted to see the Acropolis? Learn about the oracle of Delphi? Spend a few days on a Greek island?
 
You can do these and lots more through a Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education trip. This budget-friendly tour May 5 through 19 includes breakfast and either lunch or dinner each day, entrance fees, all ground and ferry transportation and lodging.
 
Information Sessions
  • 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, Room 408, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue
  • 5:30-7 p.m.,

SBDC Los Alamos Launches Workshop Series

on January 8, 2018 - 3:27pm

SBDC Los Alamos News:

The Small Business Development Center in Los Alamos is presenting a new workshop series, “Be Your Own Boss” for 2018.

The first workshop is “Bring On Your Legal Questions!, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22 at Project Y Cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Register at: http://www.nmsbdc.org/los-alamos.aspx or for more information, call 505.661.4691 or 505.662.0337.

Project Y Cowork also is hosting Kim Sherwood from LANL’s Feynman Center for Innovation. She will present a talk about NMSBA Leveraged Projects at 4:30 p.m., Jan.

Crowd Gathers For Nature On Tap At UnQuarked

on January 8, 2018 - 3:10pm

A crowd turned out Thursday evening for Nature on Tap  at UnQuarked in Central Park Square to hear local astronomers and astrophysicists Dr. Galen Gisler, Dr. Steve Becker and Dr. Paul Arendt provide an engaging discussion about gravitational waves, the creation of precious metals, black holes, neutron stars, the night sky and upcoming planetarium shows. Nature on Tap is part of a series of conversations about art, history, nature and science.

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Denise Fort

on January 8, 2018 - 11:49am

Denise Fort

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters community Lunch with a Leader will feature Denise Fort is 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Mesa Public Library.

Fort is an adviser to the Wallace Genetic Foundation and Emerita Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She resigned her position as a professor of law and director of the school’s Utton Center to focus on climate change and environmental advocacy, as a citizen (chair of the energy committee for the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club; convener of activists, issue advocacy) and lawyer.

Family Night At Nature Center Is Tuesday

on January 8, 2018 - 8:36am
Melissa Mackey designs creative, hands-on activities for PEEC's Family Nights program on the second Tuesday of each month. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:

Family Night is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and features an evening of games and hands-on activities with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.

The second Tuesday of every month is Family Night and offers activities crafted by Mackey.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all.

Fall Prevention Talk: ‘Stay On Your Feet’ Jan. 23

on January 8, 2018 - 6:38am

New Mexicans With Disabilities Able To Take Advantage Of Investment Program Jan. 18

on January 7, 2018 - 6:48am
ABLENM News:
 
An opportunity for New Mexicans with disabilities to save is coming Jan. 18.
 
ABLE New Mexico will allow people with disabilities to contribute to an investment account without jeopardizing other benefits such as Social Security or Medicare. The program – administered by the State Treasurer’s Office – is launching Jan. 18.
 
ABLE New Mexico gives people with disabilities a path to financial independence by increasing their ability to save. All the earnings through the program are tax free.
 
Participants will be able to contribute up to $15,000 per year into their

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