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Spring Hours

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am -5pm

 

1119 Mesa Vista Hall
MSC06 3800
1-University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-6343
Fax: (505) 277-0033
E-mail: aiss@unm.edu

Native News

Important UNM Deadlines
- Friday, April 28, 2017 is the last day to DROP without Dean’s Permission on LoboWEB for Second Half (2nd 8 weeks) term.
-Fall Registration began Monday, April 17th.  Listed below are the dates registration opens for respective credit hours earned:
• Monday, April 24th: 45-54
• Tuesday, April 25th: 35-44
• Wednesday, April 26th: 25-34
• Thursday, April 27th: 15-24
• Friday, April 28th: 0-14
• Monday, May 1st: Open to all levels (new, transfer and re-admit students can begin registering)
-Summer Registration is now open to all levels.

Please visit http://registrar.unm.edu/Registration/index.html for complete schedule. 
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Congratulations 2017-18 Miss Indian UNM Caitlynn Mayhew!
Last Friday, April 21st, Caitlynn Mayhew (Navajo Nation), who was crowned 2017-18 Miss Indian University of New Mexico at the 2017 Miss Indian UNM Pageant. Caitlynn, Paige Augustine (Navajo Nation) and Lakeisha Kee (Navajo Nation) competed for the title.  AISS and the UNM community would like to express their sincere gratitude to these three outstanding women for participating in the pageant. Follow Miss Indian UNM on Facebook.
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Apply to become a 2017 AISB Tutor
The American Indian Summer Bridge (AISB) Program is seeking applicants to fill positions for the summer. Follow the links for details, requirements and qualifications. Current UNM Employees should apply in the Career Center.

The AISB Program is an intensive 5-week residential and academic program for incoming American Indian freshmen. Tutors will attend class with AISB participants, provide academic support during mandatory study halls, and meet regularly with the AISB Program Coordinator. For more information, contact the AISB Program Coordinator at dbegay24@unm.edu or 277-6343.
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Nizhoni Days (April 24th – April 30th)

Nizhoni Days,  a week-long celebration of American Indian culture and education hosted by UNM Native students, Native student organizations, and supporting UNM departments.  The public is welcome to attend and participate in any of the following events:

 Monday, April 24, 2017
1:30PM – 3:30PM: NAS & KIVA Club 13th Annual Viola Cordova Symposium @ Zimmerman Library Willard Reading Room
6:30PM – 8:30PM: NASIRG Knowledge Bowl @ Zimmerman Library (Waters Room, @2nd Floor)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12PM – 1PM: NHI Women Are Scared Lecture @ HSSB Bldg. Room 105 (North Campus).  Meet NHI representative at AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall) at 11:45am to walk over
2PM: iFAIR Open House @ Zimmerman Library (Willard Reading Room)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8AM – 4PM: Indigenous Education Research Conference @ Travelstead Hall/Student Union Building

Thursday, April 27, 2017
8AM  - 12PM: AISS American Indian Junior Day @ Student Union Building Grand Ballroom
11AM – 11:30AM: KIVA Club Pueblo Dances @ Cornell Mall

Friday, April 28, 2017
9AM: Dibe’ Hozho Yitl’o’ Art Performance @ Smith Plaza
12PM – 1PM: APiO Mutton King Contest @ Mesa Vista West Courtyard

Sunday, April 30, 2017
10AM – 7PM: KIVA Club “Honoring Our Alumni” Pow-Wow @ Johnson Field
 Please visit AISS website http://aiss.unm.edu/current_events/nizhoni_days.html for a complete list and detail of the week’s events.    
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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

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Scholarships – April
Visit http://aiss.unm.edu/pages/private_scholarships.html for a listing of scholarships with April 2017 submission deadlines.  For specific application and guideline information, please visit the links provided. 

- Office of Navajo Nation Financial & Scholarship Assistance (ONNSFA) – Summer 2017
Completed application packets for the 2017 summer semester are due April 25, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.onnsfa.org/.

- AISS Summer General Scholarship
Completed application packets for 2017 Summer semester are due April 28, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://aiss.unm.edu/pages/institutional_scholarships.html.

- Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due April 28, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.ntua.com/ntuascholarship.html.

- AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due on May 1, 2017.  Application information and guidelines are available at http://www.aises.org.

 - AISES Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due on May 1, 2017.  Application information and guidelines are available at http://www.aises.org.

 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due on May 1, 2017.  Application information and guidelines are available at http://www.aises.org.

- Chevron Corporation Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due on May 1, 2017.  Application information and guidelines are available at http://www.aises.org.

- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Strategic Systems Program Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due on May 1, 2017.  Application information and guidelines are available at http://www.aises.org.

-Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship
Completed application packet for 2017-18 academic year due May 1 2017. For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/.

- Cobell Undergraduate/Graduate Summer Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2017 summer semester are due May 5, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://cobellscholar.org/.

- AISS General Scholarship
Completed application packets for 2017-18 academic year are due May 15, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://aiss.unm.edu/pages/institutional_scholarships.html.

-Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund
Completed application packet for 2017-18 academic year due May 31, 2017. For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/.

- American Indian College Fund
Completed application packets for 2017-18 academic year are due May 31, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships.

- American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship (Graduate Students ONLY)
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due June 1, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.aigcs.org/.

- Souder Miller & Associates
Completed application packets for the 2017-18 academic year are due June 16, 2017.  For application and guidelines, please visit http://www.soudermiller.com/company/tss.
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Mock Finals Spring 2017
This event prepares students for Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, & Statistics Finals with real life simulation.  By participating, students have the opportunity to learn their strengths and weaknesses.  Tests will be provided for the following subjects:
- Biology 201 & 202
- Chemistry 121 & 122
- Math 101 thru Math 180 (101, 102, 103, 121, 123, 150, 153 & 180)
- Physics 151, 152 & 160
- University 103 Foundational Math

Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Dane Smith Hall Atrium.  Check in begin at 7:45 AM and tests will begin at 8:00 AM. Be sure to bring your Lobo Id.

Pre-registration is encouraged: http://cep.unm.edu/events/mock-finals.html
For more information call 505.277.5321.
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2017 American Indian Convocation Volunteers

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain some skill to add to your résumé? Want to support your students, colleagues, and community?

Volunteers are needed for the 2017 American Indian Convocation on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the SUB Grand Ballroom. This program honors and recognizes the accomplishments of all American Indian students receiving undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees from UNM within the following semesters:  Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017. 

Volunteers are needed for the following times and duties:
3:00 – 6:00 pm: Set-up & Decoration
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Graduation Procession Assistance
8:00 – 9:30 pm: Breakdown & Clean-up

Considering joining our team for this event! Sign-up sheets are available at AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall).
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AISS Advisement

Need help discussing course options or have other questions about how to have a successful semester?  Stop by AISS Monday through Friday to see an Advisor. Set up an appointment through LoboAchieve.unm.edu (see below for instructions). If you are not a current UNM student, appointments are also available by calling 505.277.6343 or by stopping by the AISS Front Desk. Check out the following link for AISS Advisement resources:  http://aiss.unm.edu/pages/aiss_advisement.html.

HOW TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT
1) Go to loboachieve.unm.edu
2) Under the “My Success Network” window pane, enter the advisor’s name and click “go”
3) Select “Members” tab
4) Once you find the advisor’s profile, select “Schedule Appointment”
5) Available times will have the “Sign Up” link
6) Click “Sign Up” for your chosen time
7) Select Reason, Course (if applicable), Duration, and provide a Detailed Description if necessary
8) Click “Submit”. This will sign you up on your advisor’s schedule
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American Indian Convocation

The 2017 American Indian Convocation will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballrooms to honor and recognize all undergraduate and graduate Native students that graduated in December 2016 or who will be receiving their degrees in May 2017 or Summer 2017.  Graduating students must confirm their attendance (and indicate the total number of anticipated guests) by:

1.  Completing an on-line Confirmation & Biography Form on the AISS website by Friday, May 5, 2017. Click on the Graduation Reception link at http://aiss.unm.edu.

Graduates: This is an opportunity to invite your parents, children, grandchildren, extended family members, faculty members, tribal leaders, and friends to celebrate your accomplishments!!!  Your personal message will be read when you are individually recognized during the program.

IMPORTANT: Due to the limited seating, each Graduate is allotted 10 Guest Tickets, which must be picked up at the AISS Front Desk (1119 Mesa Vista Hall) after completing the on-line registration. If a graduate needs more than 10 tickets, they will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis after April 24th. 2.  Even if you are unable to attend the event, it is important that you indicate your tribal affiliation by calling AISS at 277-6343 or stopping by in person at your convenience.  Tribal leaders have requested a list of graduating students from their respective communities and AISS wants to honor the request.