Category Archives: Campus Life

UNM News, Dec. 9, 2012

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In this edition of UNM News Briana Morfin reports on how decreasing New Mexico Lottery revenues spell trouble for the state’s Lottery Scholarship. Bridget Chavez describes how two ASUNM senators hope that student organization gets another $20 in fees from students next year. On campus protests over Israeli-Hamas fighting got heated, as Nicole Perez reports. And Chelsea Erven profiles UNM’s award-winning photojournalist, Junfu Han.

Anchors:  Jordan Unverzagt and Samantha Aumack

UNM News is produced by broadcast students at the University of New Mexico.

Runs: 14:45

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UNM News, Nov. 26, 2012

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In this edition of UNM News. . .  Briana Morfin, Bridget Chavez, Louis Etemadi, and Alyson Alford report that some students voted early and others waited in long lines on Election Day.  Reporters Chelsea Erven and Ryan McGinnis profile local tatoo artist “Spider Loco,” and Jordan Unverzagt and Samantha Aumack Albuquerque’s home-grown “Dia de los Muertos” parade.

Anchors:  Ashley Martinez and Briana Morfin

Runs 9:26

Produced as part of the Communication and Journalism Broadcast News I class at the University of New Mexico

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UNM News, Dec. 7, 2011

In this newscast, UNM has chosen five finalists for the job of university president.

UNM journalism student Stephanie Hoover describes the latest UNM research findings on breast cancer treatment.

Paul Nikulin and Lindsay Douglass report on the precarious state of the aquifer that has historically met Albuquerque’s water needs.

Reporter Anthony Roibal presents the latest figures that rank New Mexico as the number one state for deaths from drug overdoses.

Barron Jones has a video pictorial from New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache bird sanctuary.

Megan Eichhorn and Lindsay Douglas covered the UNM Queer-Straight Alliance’s third annual Drag Show.

And Katie Fosterling filed a report on Mexican mask maker Felipe Horta and his trip to UNM’s Latin American and Iberian Institute.

Newscast runs 15:34. Anchors: Adam Camp and Miriam Belin. Producer: Miriam Belin.

UNM News is a web-based news site produced primarily by students in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico to serve students, faculty and staff.

Progressive Gardens Give UNM Community Something to Howl About

Real estate development or "RED" garden

By Erin Zimmerer and Jamie Garcia

The Lobo Gardens effort saw its beginnings in December of 2009, when then freshman, Alex Borowski, took it upon himself to plant the first ever on-campus vegetable garden near the Hokona residence hall.

Shortly thereafter, Borowski was forced to uproot his garden by the University of New Mexico Physical Plant Department due to lack of permission, however, since then, Lobo Gardens have blossomed in four locations on and off campus, including the location of Borowski’s original garden.

Read Erin Zimmerer and Jamie Garcia’s full story.

UNM News, Nov. 8, 2011

In this newscast, we update the status of the Un-Occupy Wall Street movement on the UNM campus.

Jamie Garcia reports on the Society of Professional Journalists war of words over the use of “illegal” or “undocumented” to describe people in the United States without permission.

Adam Camp covers the high expectations for UNM basketball’s Drew Gordon.  Camp also reports on the senior night ceremonies acknowledging seniors Lance Rozeboom and Michael Green of UNM’s NCAA-bound men’s soccer team, and the Lobo Beat Kicks fans who support them.

Katie Fosterling describes ROTC’s latest honor, and reporter Miriam Belin provides a preview of COSMIAC and UNM’s role in next year’s satellite launch that will take supplies to the International Space Station.

Newscast runs 12:35.   Anchors:  Katie Fosterling and Adam Camp.  Producer:  Barron Jones.

“Occupy Burque” . . . a pictorial history

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by Barron Jones, Oct. 28, 2011

UNM journalism student Barron Jones followed the “Un-Occupy Wall Street” movement from its inception at UNM until its on-again off-again status at the end of October 2011.  (Click on the picture above to watch the 2:11  slideshow.)

UNM News, Oct. 26, 2011

In this newscast, Reporters Josh Huggins, Sofia Sanchez and Barron Jones look at the Occupy Wall Street movement on the UNM campus.

Adriana Sanchez describes why New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was in the spotlight at the GOP Hispanic Leadership Conference held in Albuquerque.

Pol Nikulin and Adam Ornelas report that local mixed martial arts fighter Matt Leyva scored big for himself and his sport in Albuquerque.

And Adam Camp covers ROTC’s marathon run to bring the game ball to the UNM — NMSU football game.

Newscast runs 16:30;   Anchors:  Adam Camp and Sofia Sanchez;  Producer:  Josh Huggins.

Progressive Gardens Give UNM Community Something to Howl About

Real estate development or "RED" garden

By Erin Zimmerer and Jamie Garcia

The Lobo Gardens effort saw its beginnings in December of 2009, when then freshman, Alex Borowski, took it upon himself to plant the first ever on-campus vegetable garden near the Hokona residence hall.

Shortly thereafter, Borowski was forced to uproot his garden by the University of New Mexico Physical Plant Department due to lack of permission, however, since then, Lobo Gardens have blossomed in four locations on and off campus, including the location of Borowski’s original garden.

The gardens operate as a part of the UNM Office of Sustainability and are run by Coordinator, Mona Angel, a graduate student at UNM. Angel is enthusiastic about spreading the word about the gardens even further through the university community, but as the gardens currently stand, they are active and thriving.

“The Lobo Gardens are open to everyone, and we hope that as time goes on more and more UNM departments will use them as an outdoor classroom.  We have five departments using them currently,” said Angel. “At any given time there are a variety of projects and students working in the gardens.  We are also working on outreach to let UNM students know more about them, and we have some great Lobo Gardens classes, which can be found on our website.

Lobo Gardens class at Spruce Park Community Garden

Courses dealing directly with the gardens for the 2012 spring semester will include: Growers’ Market Practicum (SUST 364), Sustainable Foodsheds (CRP 470), Anthropology & Local Small Farming 
(ANTH 340) and Permaculture Design I/II (SUST 402).

Angel said that all students are eligible to register for these classes, and encouraged to participate in sustainability and garden projects on campus and in the community regardless of their major.

“Over the course of the fall and spring semesters we have a series of Lobo Gardens Mini-Workshops where students can learn more about growing their own food in sustainable ways,” said Angel.

According to the group’s Facebook page, as the projects and gardens continue to expand, they hope to serve as “a learning site for younger school students (K-12) as an opportunity to participate in mentoring and pipeline experiences with university students.” They also want to expand local food production in Albuquerque and the greater New Mexico area.

Lobo Gardens mobile garden installation vehicle

“To make this happen,” said Dan Young, Director of the Research Service Learning Program, “we will be assembling a mobile garden installation vehicle with funding provided by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, which will travel to potential garden sites to help community partners with the heavy initial working of putting in a new garden.”

Students can work with the mobile garden installation vehicle as a part of a three-credit course called “Lobo Gardens,” which was first offered in the summer of 2010, and has gained momentum ever since.

To learn more about Lobo Gardens and view past and current projects, check out their Youtube video and websites.