Diversity Speaker Series Welcomes Folk Medicine Expert

By: Adriana Avila, Staff Reporter

UNM Vice President for Student Affairs and Education Dr. Eliseo Torres will discuss curanderismo — Mexican folk medicine — at this year’s kickoff event for the Second Annual CNM Diversity Speakers Series, said Reference Librarian Olivia Baca.

The series gathers a group of speakers to dis­cuss topics to benefit the community, said Baca. Torres is an expert in the field of Mexican folk medicine and teaches a class on the subject annu­ally at UNM

“It’ll be quite the experi­ence,” said Baca.

Torres said he has studied and practiced curanderismo for about 30 years and has been teach­ing it for about 12 years.

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Security Launches Pilot Bicycle Registration Program

By: Christopher Pope, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist

The Security office now allows students to register their bikes to improve the chances of recovery if it is stolen, said CNM Security Lieutenant Bernard Rogers.

The program is cur­rently only available on Main campus, but will be available on other campuses as the pro­gram is refined, said Rogers

“I really think the pro­gram will be well received by students,” said Rogers

Students interested in registering a bicycle can log onto the CNM website and print out a form which can be submitted to the Security office, said Rogers.

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Disbursement Discrepancies

By: Daniel Johnson, Staff Reporter

Financial aid check disburse­ment takes place three weeks into each term, which is a problem for stu­dents enrolled in programs such as Welding, Paramedic, Art, or Culinary Arts, said Culinary Arts major Josh Davilla.

The classes for these pro­grams require equipment which is unavailable at the bookstore and must be purchased in time for the second week of classes, said Davilla. Often, students must produce this money out of pocket, said Davilla. Other students in Davilla’s class also said that they were unhappy with the disburse­ment process, but did not want to be included in the article by name.

“I think that it is wrong for disbursement to be done four weeks into the semester when we need our equipment by week two,” he said. “I think some­thing needs to change.”

Senior Director of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veteran Services Lee Carrillo said that while students do not receive finan­cial aid checks until the fourth week of the term, all textbooks and equipment for courses can be ordered through the bookstore.

“A student can always order whatever they need. All they have to do is go in and say ‘I need this, charge it to my finan­cial aid,’” said Carrillo.

However, Bookstore Manager Ann Heaton said that only equip­ment and textbooks are normally stocked, but currently sold out, can be ordered through the book­store and that not all required for purchase through the campus bookstore. equipment is available

Davilla said that another problem is that disburse­ment checks are used for more than just equipment. Financial aid checks are often used for rent, trans­portation, food and other survival needs in addition to school supplies, he said.

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Special Series: The Deal with Drugs

By: Shaya Rogers, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Stefany Olivas, Managing Editor

Part One of a Series

“The Deal with Drugs” is a special fall term series that looks at various aspects and issues of drugs and drug addiction. Look for “Marijuana” in issue nine.

Drugs, both illicit and prescribed, and drug addiction are hot discussion topics for a variety of reasons. This CNM Chronicle special series will look at the social, legal, medicinal, economic and health arguments and issues for and against drugs of all types.

Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to express their thoughts on subjects sur­rounding drugs, and their ben­efits or drawbacks.

Part-time CHSS instruc­tor Monie Arfai said drug addictions are not limited to any certain group of people and everyone knows some­one who has had some type of drug problem, he said.

“You will see people from all walks of life. It’s not only poor people, or one race. Every race, this is a commonality we have. Every ethnicity, every age, you will see them,” said Arfai.

There needs to be more social awareness and proper support systems for individuals who may have a drug dependency. Increased awareness will also help individuals learn to say no to drugs if they are confronted with that situation, he said.

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Cool Classes: Global Cuisine: A World of Flavors

By: Jonathan Baca, Senior Reporter | Photos By: Scott M. Roberts

“Cool Classes” is a feature which focuses on an interesting program or class at CNM. To nominate a class or program, send an email to jyllianchronicle@gmail.com.

Global Cuisine teaches students vital skills they will need to work in the culinary industry, said Chef Mark Patel.

Students spend the first half of CULN 2212 learning important skills like making hors d’oeuvres, setting up buffets and cus­tomer service, followed by three weeks of menu preparation and finally four weeks of operating the fully functional Global Café, where students serve meals to friends, family and faculty, he said.

Patel said he is excited to give his students a realistic look at what it will be like to cook in a fine dining estab­lishment, and give them a chance to use the skills they have been learning in all their other classes.

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Column: Coaches’ Corner: Dealing With Test Anxiety

By: Nikki Purkeypile, HWPS Achievement Coach

Coaches Corner is a monthly column written by the CNM Acheivement coaches. Look for the next installment of Coaches Corner in issue 12.

Do you have a tendency to freak out before or during a test? Does your mind go blank even though you have studied the material? Does your heart rate go up, and do your hands get sweaty? If so, you may have test anxiety.

At the monthly Achievement Coach meet­ing, clinical therapist Merry Guild provided some train­ing on reducing test anxiety.

Now, if you are anx­ious because you have not studied, then that is normal! However, if you have studied a little each day and taken good notes, your reaction is not healthy.

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First Amendment Rights: Use Them or Lose Them

By: Stefany Olivas, Managing Editor | Photos By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist

Education major Misty Lesiak said the First Amendment Awareness event presented by the Chronicle was an interesting approach, and that it defi­nitely changed the point of view for some students.

The event offered stu­dents, faculty and staff free pizza in exchange for the loss of their First Amendment rights while eating in the Republic of Chroniclelandia.

“It definitely changed the game on a lot of people. Most people are used to meeting in social groups, being able to actually talk about things,” said Lesiak. “There are a lot of countries out there where there aren’t any rights like that. They can’t meet in groups, and can’t talk about what they want.”

The rules included no using devices that can access news or other information, no religious paraphernalia, no sit­ting with friends, no complain­ing and discussing only topics from a pre-approved list.

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How to: Getting on the Dean’s List

By: Daniel Johnson, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist

Business Administration major Angelica Manzanares said she is interested in being on the dean’s list, but does not know where to look for the requirements.

The dean’s list, a nationally recog­nized honor for high-achieving students, is achieved by main­taining 3.5 gpa while completing 12 or more college-level credit hours in a single term, said Vice President of Academic Affairs Sydney Gunthorpe.

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