The Executive Council of Students, along with Campus Safety Services, the Student Allocation Board and a number of community volunteers, found many problems during the second Campus Safety Walk, said ECOS President Stephen Martos.
Teams of three walked through Main Campus on Friday, Oct. 26, making notes of safety hazards — including broken or dim lights, damaged electrical fixtures, tripping hazards and numerous emergency poles that have been out of order for some time, said Martos.
“The Safety Walk is essentially an event to review the facilities and make sure that we are being proactive against potential safety risks to students,” said Martos.
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The owners of O’Niell’s Irish Pub are buying reusable water bottles for Communications major Dana Chandler’s Public Speaking class, she said.
Chandler, who is an employee at O’Niell’s, is raising awareness about the Great Pacific Trash Heap for her persuasion speech and offering her classmates free reusable drinking vessels and homemade reusable grocery bags in exchange for their pledge to use the items, she said.
A week-long event will be hosted by the Event Planning Class and the non-profit organization Project Heart Start to raise awareness about the importance of hands-only CPR, said Part-time BIT instructor Laura Hines.
The event runs from Nov. 5 to Nov. 9 and will take place on a different campus each day, finishing on Friday on Main Campus with the dedication of the newly renovated Jeanette Stromberg Hall, said Hines.
Throughout the week, the Event Planning students will visit classrooms on all of CNM’s campuses where certified officials will give a 30-minute hands-only CPR training session, said Hines.
“The Deal with Drugs” is a special series that looks at various aspects and issues of drugs and drug addiction.
Psychedelics are a classification of drugs that have mind-altering effects because they affect the brain chemistry easily, said Director of Nursing Programs Diane Evans-Prior.
Psychedelics can alter neural transmission and cause visual or auditory hallucinations, she said.
“It’s that they change the perceptions. Visually, the colors seem brighter, your sensations feel intense. Some people will report that the experience is like synesthesia, where people will smell music or hear color,” she said.
An experience can be positive or negative. Taking peyote is almost always associated with heavy vomiting, she said. If someone takes the drug on a whim and has depression or anxiety, the psychedelic trip can make the effects of the disorder worse, she said.
“A lot of people who are pursuing this are looking for something to stop the pain, something to make them forget their bad lives. Often times it is considered a bad trip when the hallucinations end up being very terrifying,” she said.
Students from CNM’s SkillsUSA members were the team leaders in the Save Little Bear restoration project at Bonita Park, where more than 150 students from colleges and high schools around the state helped restore Bonita Park staff housing, said Construction Technology major and SkillsUSA member Cheryl Douglass.
The projects included putting up strip-pine fencing, re-wiring and skirting mobile homes, digging ditches and repairing vehicles — including two trucks and a backhoe damaged in the June Ruidoso fire, she said.
“We united and conquered the burn area here in Bonita Park. I think it was rather successful,” said Douglass.
Watching people from different schools come together to rebuild was an incredible experience, she said.
By: Adriana Avila, Staff Reporter | Photos By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist
Graduate Achieves Dream of Producing Makeup Line
Medical Health graduate, current UNM student and cosmetics designer Danielle Bridges said that while the medical field is more stable; her passion is helping women feel beautiful and making it affordable.
When launching her makeup line, Passion, Beauty, Eternal Cosmetics, one of the most important things was to make it accessible to all women and make it match their personalities, she said.
“I always thought medical was more stable but I’ve always been a makeup girl,” Bridges said, “I still have my little safety net but I figure I’ll still do makeup while I’m still at school because that is my heart.”
Her makeup line was launched in August and her aim was to make quality makeup without the label price, she said.
By: Christopher Pope, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist
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Part-time Math instructor Kevin Goodrich said he wanted to become an astronaut when he was growing up, but bad eyesight led him to a promising career teaching math.
He was about 8 years old when NASA first started launching people into space which really got him interested, he said.
He thought majoring in Engineering would be a good way to get started but found out that bad eyesight would hinder this dream, Goodrich said. Little did he know a work-study job at TVI would lead to a teaching career, he said.
“It was not until I got a job at TVI that I discovered I had the skill to teach,” said Goodrich.
By: Jonathan Baca, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, in conjunction with CNM’s Culinary Arts and Art programs, will be hosting Dia de los Muertos, a charity event to benefit the CNM Culinary Arts Scholarship Endowment, said Culinary Arts Program Coordinator, Chef Scott Clapp.
The event will take place on Nov. 1 at the Downtown Hyatt, and will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, music and dancing, tequila tasting, sidewalk chalk art and free face painting, said Hyatt’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Geoff Armerding.
“We’re really excited. It’s going to be a really great time, and it’s great for CNM,” said Clapp.
This is the event’s fifth year, and each year the Hyatt selects a different charity to benefit, choosing CNM for 2012, said Clapp. He said that Hyatt is one of CNM’s industry partners, and has been very supportive of the culinary program.