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CHSS Student Success Newsletter October 2019

Welcome to the October issue of the REACH Student Success newsletter!

This month, CHSS is hosting our annual Major Mixer. Come meet our faculty and learn about CHSS majors, as well as career and educational opportunities in the humanities: Tuesday, 10/8, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Smith Brasher Hall. Come get to know your school – we’ll have free drinks and tacos too!


#15toFinish: The Quickest Way to Graduation

Earning 15 credit hours a semester or 30 a year helps you get closer to graduation and your goals. Can you add one more class to your spring schedule?

Registration for spring classes and winter intersession starts on 10/21, and the spring schedule of classes is already up! How will you get your #15toFinish this spring?


Successful students REACH: they are Resilient, Empowered, Accountable, Curious and Hopeful.

Empowered students are confident and advocate for themselves. Your instructor’s office hours are a great place to start asking questions and building relationships. Office hours can be face-to-face or online, and you don’t need an appointment. Check your syllabus or with your instructor for the times and locations of their office hours. Consider checking in by midterm.


Connect to Careers and Education in the Humanities: Workplace 2020

The World Economic Forum’s most recent “Top 10 Skills” list for the most desirable qualities in the employees of the future moved creativity up from #10 to #3. Creativity is a cornerstone of classes in the humanities. Come learn more about educational and career opportunities in the humanities at CHSS’s annual Major Mixer on Tuesday, October 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Smith Brasher Hall.

Give Yourself a Boost for Midterms!

Midterms are this month! CNM’s Assistance Centers for Education (ACE) offers free tutoring to students and community members on all six campuses and also online. Drop in or check in for a midterm tune-up! You can find information about ACE’s hours, locations and subjects tutored here. Check the “Courses” tab in Blackboard for information about connecting to online tutoring via Brainfuse and Skype.


Join Us For An Information Session on CNM’s Art Program

CNM’s Fine Arts program offers classes in Art History, jewelry making, ceramics, photography, painting, drawing and printmaking. Come learn more about CNM’s Fine Arts faculty, classes and degrees at our annual Fine Arts Advisement event on Wednesday, October 16, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in N 223 on Main Campus. RSVP if you would like advisement. No RSVP needed to attend the information session that starts at 2:30.

Student Editors Wanted for CNM’s Leonardo: Apply by October 11!

CNM’s student-run literary magazine, Leonardo, is looking for student editors! You can view previous issues of Leonardo here or check out Leonardo’s Instagram here. The deadline to apply for the student editor position is October 11. Contact Leonardo at leonardo@cnm.edu.

Save the Date: CHSS Events, Dates and Deadlines

Main Campus Writing Group

Want to be a writer? Want to meet other writers? Join the Main Campus Writing Group and share poetry, fiction, flash fiction, essays and more. Meets Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in SRC 201A through December 9. Contact Rebecca Aronson at raronson@cnm.edu with questions. Everyone welcome!

Inspirational Students

Do you have an inspirational story of perseverance in achieving your educational goals at CNM? Are you pursuing a liberal art (and related) degree? If you might be willing to share your story, please contact the CNM CHSS Outreach Manager, Amanda Glennon.

Save the Date: CHSS Events, Dates and Deadlines

CNM Foundation Scholarships for CHSS Students

The CNM Foundation offers a number of scholarships for CHSS students, including the Boye Foundation Success Award, the Lockwood Memorial Scholarship, the Ann and Peter Ziegler Scholarship, the Pauline Armijo Excellence in Education Scholarship and the Ernest Garcia Emerging Artist Scholarship. Check the CNM Foundation Scholarship page for eligibility guidelines and deadlines.

Are you a Teacher Education or Early Childhood Multicultural Education student? CNM is offering generous scholarships through the Teacher Preparation and Grow Your Own Teacher scholarships. Check out the Scholarships page for more information and on how to apply!

CNM Vocabulary

Course Repeat Limit: CNM limits the number of times students can register on their own for classes they’ve already taken. If you’ll be attempting a course for a third time this spring, be sure to submit a course repeat request online as soon as they open.

Full-Time Status: Students are considered full-time when they have a schedule of 12 credit hours or more, and part-time when they take fewer than 12 credit hours. Studies show that students who take 15 or more credits per semester, or 30 a year, graduate and move toward their goals more quickly. Even going full-time for just one semester makes a difference.

Save the Date: CHSS Events, Dates and Deadlines

Save the Date: CHSS and CNM Events, Dates and Deadlines

October 8th - CHSS/MSE Major Mixer and Humanities Open House; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Smith Brasher Hall
October 21st - Continuing student registration for Spring 2020 opens
October 16th - Art Advisement Day, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., N 223
November 15th - Last day to drop a 15-week class with a W or change grade mode
November 28th - December 1st - Thanksgiving holiday
December 15th - Last day of fall term
December 23rd - First day of spring intersession

Ruby Encinas

From Your School Achievement Coach

Hi my name is Ruby Enciñias. I am the Achievement Coach for the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences. I work with students on setting and completing goals, repairing their academic standing, course repeat requests, and helping students face an academic or life challenge that is impeding their academic success. To schedule an appointment please email me at rubye@cnm.edu.

Ruby Encinias
Achievement Coach
SSC 204, Main Campus

Erin Radcliffe

From Your School Advisor

My name is Erin Radcliffe. I help students plan their programs of study and transfer to four-year institutions. Please set up an appointment to meet with me to talk about your degree and transfer. Have a great term!

Erin Radcliffe
School Advisor
SSC 204, Main Campus,
To set up an appointment, call 224-3588

Central New Mexico Community College

Central New Mexico Community College

900 University Blvd. SE


Call us: 505-224-3000

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