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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
- Spring 2018 Registration starts TODAY, Monday, November 13th.  Registration dates correspond with the number of your earned credit hours:

  • Monday, November 13th: Graduate, Law, Medicine, and Non-Degree with a Degree (Continuing Students)
  • Tuesday, November 14th: 120 hours earned and above
  • Wednesday, November 15th: 100-119
  • Thursday, November 16th: 80-99
  • Friday, November 17th: 55-79
  • Monday, November 20th: 45-54
  • Tuesday, November 21st: 35-44
  • Wednesday, November 22nd: 25-34
  • Monday, November 27th: 15-24
  • Tuesday, November 28th: 0-14
  • Wednesday, November 29th: Open to all levels (new, transfer, and re-admit students can begin registering.)

For more information, please visit http://registrar.unm.edu/Registration/index.html.
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Fall 2017 Late-Starting Courses
Registration for Late-Starting courses is now open. This is a great way to make up hours or get ahead for graduation. Courses are offered between the last Friday of the Fall 2017 term and the Sunday prior to the start of the Spring 2018 term. Check individual section meeting times for details. Register via LoboWeb.
You MUST be registered for these classes by December 15 - 5:00 pm. Registration, add or change, after this will require completion of an Enrollment Authorization - During the Term form (if prior to the start of the next term) and Late Transaction fee of $75. Any student registering for a late-starting course will be charged a program fee of $150.00.
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FAFSA-FOR-U
The 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now OPEN! Drop in for FREE assistance completing your 2018-2019 FAFSA application. FILE EARLY before UNM’s January 5th Priority Filing Date! By completing your FAFSA EARLY you can set the foundation to apply for tribal funding and the opportunity to receive additional scholarships for the next academic year.

Please stop by AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall) on Friday, November 17, 2017 anytime between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For more information about FAFSA-For-U, visit http://aiss.unm.edu
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Upcoming Student Organization Meetings
- KIVA Club: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Indigenous Nations Library Program (Zimmerman Library, Room 230, 2nd Floor).
- Native InterVarsity: Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 PM at AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall).
- Native Health Initiative (NHI): Thursday, November 16th at 10:00 AM at AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall).
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American Indian Heritage Month
UNM’s American Indian Student Services, Native American Studies, Center for Native American Health, and several chartered student organizations have collaborated to engage the university community in learning and discovering more about the Indigenous experience and perspective. The entire campus community is invited to attend and participate in a variety of public and cost-free educational, social, cultural, and artistic programming initiatives throughout the month of November.

Week of Monday, Nov13th – Friday, Nov. 17th (For specific information, please visit on-line calendar)
- Wednesday (Nov. 15): AIBA Native American Business Day at 8AM – 11AM at SUB Ballroom A.
- Wednesday (Nov. 15): CNAH American Indians Into Nursing Lecture at 10AM – 12PM at SIPI Hogan
- Wednesday (Nov. 15): CNAH Pharmacy Meet & Greet at 11AM – 1PM in Dr. Ervin Lewis Student Center (UNM North Campus).
- Wednesday (Nov. 15): NHI/RAICES Traditional Healing 101 at 12PM – 1PM in Dane Smith Hall Room 329.
- Thursday (Nov. 16): - NASIRG/NALSA Indigenous Students Preparing for Law School at 1:30PM – 5:00PM at UNM Law Library (North Campus).
- Friday (Nov. 17): AISS FAFSA-FOR-U Workshop at 9AM – 3PM at AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall).

For specific event information and a complete list of American Indian Heritage Month events, please visit http://aiss.unm.edu and click on AI Heritage Month link. For more information, contact American Indian Student Services at (505) 277-6343. 
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Satellite Outreach Services (SOS)
Stop by the Mesa Vista Hall Foyer near El Centro, AISS, and AASS on Tuesdays – Thursdays from 11am to 3pm to get personalized research help from librarians.
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Need A Tutor?

CAPS Tutors are available at the Ethnic Center Foyer (Mesa Vista Hall, 1st Floor) from 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday to support students in the following subject areas:
- Math
- Biology
- Physics
- Chemistry
- Spanish
- Writing
- Astronomy
- Learning Strategies
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American Indians Into Nursing Fall Lecture Series
Please join the Center for Native American Health (CNAH) and the Success in Nursing for Native Americans through Collaboration (SNNAC) program for a lecture series featuring renowned American Indian nurses. Guest speakers share their academic and professional experience to help prepare students for success in nursing. All students, faculty, staff, and community guests are welcome. Current and prospective American Indian nursing students strongly encouraged to attend!

  • Colleen S. Lee, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPON – November 15, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) Hogan
  • More dates to be announced!


For more information, please contact the CNAH at (505) 272-4100.
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Sidekicks Cosmic Bowling
Students with some SPARE time are invited to Cosmic Bowling on Saturday, November 18 from 6:00-8:00PM. This is your chance to STRIKE bowling off your to-do list. Consider it A DOUBLE point opportunity if you & your Sidekick play some FRAMES. Sign-up at AISS Front Desk by Wednesday, November 15 by 5:00PM to confirm your attendance.
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Peace Corps Information Session
Talk to the local Peace Corps Recruiter on Thursday, November 16, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in AISS about an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world. Learn more about Peace Corps opportunities around the world, benefits of service, and the application process. For questions or assistance, please contact recruiter Eduard Verhulst at everhlust@peacecorps.gov or 505-340-4244.
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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines
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Scholarships – November
Visit http://aiss.unm.edu/pages/private_scholarships.html for a listing of scholarships with November 2017 submission deadlines.  For specific application and guideline information, please visit the links provided. 

- Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Completed application packets for the Morris K. Udall Scholarships are due for the UNM preliminary deadline on November 20, 2017. For application and details, please visit https://nisf.unm.edu/prestigious-scholarships/udall-scholarship/index.html.

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

- James H. Gibson for Navajo Undergraduate Students
Completed application packets for the Fall 2017 James H. Gibson Scholarship are due on November 27, 2017. For application and guidelines, please visit http://aiss.unm.edu/pages/institutional_scholarships.html.
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UNM Leadership and Involvement Award
Students that have displayed excellent academic record, participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities, citizenship, service to the community or University, and potential for future achievement are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Requirements:
1. Must be currently enrolled at the University of New Mexico
2. Must be a junior or senior (at least 60 credit hours earned) or a graduate student in good academic standing with their college.
3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5

Please visit http://sac.unm.edu/ to download an application. For more information, please call 505.277.4706.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received at:
Student Activities Center
Student Union Building 1018
MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Miss Indian UNM Interest Meeting
Interested in being the next Miss Indian UNM? Spend time with the reigning Miss Indian UNM and the MIUNM Coordinator to learn more about the application process and expectations on Monday, November 27 from 3:30-4:30 at the Ethnic Center Conference Room located at 1151 Mesa Vista Hall (El Centro). If you have questions, please reach out via email at msndnunm@unm.edu or stop by AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall)  anytime.
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AISS Holiday Social
Are you ready for food, fun, movies, games, and a gift exchange??? American Indian Student Services is hosting a White Elephant Gift Exchange as part of our Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3 PM – 7PM. A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular game where the goal is to walk away with the best present. All participants will bring one wrapped gift to contribute and all participants will receive a gift by the end of the game. Please join us for the holiday cheer and share your favorite holiday treat as well! 
Participation in the White Elephant Gift Exchange is voluntary - individuals interested in participating in the White Elephant Gift Exchange or sharing their favorite holiday treat must sign up at the AISS Front Desk by Monday, December 4th.
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AISS Advisement
Do you 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. Log into LoboAcheive.unm.edu using your UNM NetID and Password – current undergraduate students ONLY.

    • You should see a UNM sign in screen. (If you see the Starfish screen, please clear the web browser’s cache/cookies and try again.)

2. Once you have successfully logged in you will see a Services tab at the left side of the screen.

    • Please click “SEARCH SERVICES
    • Type in “American Indian Student Services
    • Click “Schedule Appointment
    • Use the “Show Advisors” to view either Jeannette Stahn or Ashley Tso advising hours

3. If the advisor appearing on your screen is the advisor you wish to schedule with, select the appointment time that fits your schedule.
4. Click the time you wish to schedule.
5. Enter the reason for your appointment and select “Schedule”. After this you are done. You will receive an appointment confirmation email that will be sent to your UNM email address.