Five Governing Board seats up for election

By: Jonathan Baca, Staff Reporter

Five seats on the CNM Governing Board are up for re-election early next year, said Director of Marketing and Communications Brad Moore.

The seats for Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 will be open, and hopeful candidates must file with the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, Dec. 18.

“The Governing Board approves all new programs in the college, and has the final say for eliminating programs. They set the tuition and fees for students and oversee many financial aspects of the school,” said Moore.

Members of the Governing Board are elected officials and are not CNM employees, said Moore. Their deci­sions can have a pro­found effect on the lives of students, and stu­dents should be aware of who is running and what their goals are, he said.

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Home near Main Campus burns to the ground

By: Shaya Rogers, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Photojournalist

Homeowner Bruce Pataky said this was the second time his home on Garfield Street had caught fire.A homeowner living three blocks east of the CNM main campus is left without a home after his home went up in flames.

Bruce Pataky said he was making tea on Nov. 29 around 2:30 p.m. when he noticed a small flame that quickly grew into a large blaze.

“I walked away from making tea and something caught on fire and it just took off,” he said.

In the time it took him to run to the bath­room and turn on the water, the small kitchen fire had grown into a huge blaze, he said.

“At first I thought I could put it out; It was within two minutes that the entire place was engulfed. I ran to the bathroom to get water. I turned around and the whole ceiling was gone,” he said.

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Job Connection Center to host clothing swap

By: Adriana Avila, Staff Reporter | Photo Provided By: Rhonda Ross Job Connection Services

The Third Annual Job Connection Center Clothing Swap gave many students the opportunity to select professional clothing for free.The Job Connection Center will host its fourth annual professional clothing exchange, but with a special twist this time, said data analyst and connec­tion center employee Teresa Valverde.

Students, faculty and staff will be able to take donated cloth­ing for free on Dec. 13, she said.

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Donate to the Box

By: Stefany Olivas, Managing Editor

The Box and Cardboard Playhouse Theater Company will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for productions to play throughout 2013, said Film Technician graduate and President of The Box Board of Directors Carissa Mitchell.

The Dec. 15 fundraiser will be held at Art Bar, formerly Jazzbah on Gold Street, with live performances and food, she said.

“At this time of year we are looking for some charitable donations. We try to really come from a place of strength. It’s an important thing to have theater that’s available for everyone to see,” she said.

The Cardboard Playhouse is important because it is an efficient and affordable alternative outlet for children to be involved, she said.

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Things to do for New Year’s Eve

By: Shaya Rogers, Staff Reporter

Ringing in the New Year with a small group of friends is a classic New Year’s Eve tradition; all that is needed is a friend with a T.V. and a few bottles of champagne. Here are some other options for a night out.

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

  • Red Light Cameras
  • The Breaktone
  • DJ Zenova
  • Never a cover
  • 21+
  • 313 Gold Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Burt’s Tiki Lounge is the local, trusty dive bar.

They will be hosting a fairly mellow night with live bands and dancing.

The best part, there is never a cover and the drinks are reasonably priced.

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Cool Classes: Kung Fu, Samurais, and Warlords

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

“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 jyllian­

Part-time History Instructor Stephen Vann said this class will be only one of a handfull of Asian history classes taught in the nation.Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history of China, Japan and Korea from the begin­ning of recorded history to A.D. 1600, said part-time History Instructor Stephen Vann.

CRN 2196, East Asia to 1600, will be offered in the spring term and will educate students in the culture and lifestyle of histori­cal Asia. It will also give CNM the honor of being one of a handful of higher educational facilities that offers courses on Asian his­tory, he said.

“It is mostly a lecture course since it is a history class, but we will be study­ing plays, doing research projects and learning all kinds of cool stuff from East Asia,” he said.

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Editorial: The Value of a wardrobe

Editorial By: The CNM Chronicle Editorial Board

The clothing drive to be hosted by the Job Connection Center, featured in the arti­cle ”Job Connection Center to host clothing swap” is not only a wonderful resource for the CNM community, but it also provides a glimpse of the income gap among fac­ulty and staff versus mem­bers of the administration.

In the article, President Kathie Winograd is praised for donating her and her hus­band’s old clothing items. The seeming awe that maintenance workers can get their hands on suits that Winograd used to own is insulting.

It is nice that there is a drive and that Winograd donates, but it is insulting to faculty and staff for them to have to rum­mage through the old clothes of Kathie Winograd. Staff and faculty should be able to afford the nice clothing they need.

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