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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

UNM Taos Transfer Fair Spring 2012

Students at the University of New Mexico-Taos:

Are you interested in transferring to the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque or into a Bachelor or Graduate Program through Extended University?  

UNM-Taos will be hosting the Spring 2012 Transfer Fair on Tuesday March 6th, 2012.  The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the snack bar at Klauer Campus, Pueblo Hall East.  Representatives and advisors from a variety of UNM departments from Albuquerque and Taos will be on site to assist you with the transfer process.  This event is for students interested in transferring into one of the UNM Bachelor or Graduate programs or for students just curious about exploring the possibility.  Information about a variety of scholarships and degrees will be available!

The goal of the Spring 2012 Transfer Fair is to demystify the transfer process.  This way when you do venture onto Main Campus, you have a contact and a safe place to ask questions and someone to turn to for information and resources.

Students interested in attending the event are encouraged to bring transcripts from all post-secondary institutions they have attended in order to maximize their experience. If you are not ready to apply at this time, you are welcome to come and talk with an Academic Advisor, and explore how you may be able to build upon the college work you have already completed. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours truly,

Damon Montclare
Academic Advisor
Sr. Student Success Associate
University of New Mexico-Taos
phone: (575) 737-6290
fax: (575) 737-3680

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

HOWL Invites Art or Text Submissions

HOWL - The Voice of UNM Taos
- invites you to make an art or text submission to HOWL for our Spring 12 edition, and to encourage students, colleagues and friends to do the same. (Submission is open to the entire Taos community). Entries will be judged in a blind process by the HOWL editorial team of students.  The theme of our Spring '12 edition is "Invoking Change", but all entries will be considered.  Please include a short 3 to 5 sentence bio with your entry, including how long you've lived in Taos, and how you respond to the Gandhi-inspired question: "How are you living the change you want to see in the world?"  

Submission guidelines are available by clicking through here:   - which will get you to our Spring '12 HOWL site. 
You may submit directly online, or email submissions to Maximum length for text submissions is 2000 words; art should be sent by jpeg, maximum 5 mb.  For those who are unable to submit art digitally, you may bring your art to a photo shoot day on Thursday, March 8th, to Room 203 in the Klauer campus Art Building, from 9:30 to 5:30 pm. 

Text submission deadline is Feb. 29th; art deadline is March 5th.  You may also refer to our ad in this week's Taos News Tempo (p.7).  

Thank you for considering!  

Best regards, 

Laura Lynch
Faculty Advisor
on behalf of the HOWL editorial team

Howl Magazine: the Voice of UNM-Taos

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Benefit Concert for UNM-Taos Art Department

Big Swing Theory 
Big Swing Theory to perform at benefit concert for UNM-Taos Art Department
The UNM-Taos Art Department is holding a benefit concert on to help the popular and ever-growing Performing Arts Program put on their first-ever full theater production. Thursday, February 23rd will be a full night of great music, dance and theater at the KTAO Solar Center, with Voodoo Sky kicking off the event at 7:00pm. The featured act, local favorite, Big Swing Theory will follow with some of the student performing artists showcasing their wonderful talent in between.

Tickets are $20 and are available through KTAO (, at the door or through the UNM-Taos Art Department. For any questions, please call Sabra Sowell at 737-6256.

The Art Department at UNM-Taos serves a broad range of students everywhere from traditional incoming students who desire to stay in Taos, to life-long learners perfecting and expanding their craft. As the department continues to grow, so does the need to purchase new equipment and maintain existing equipment and supplies. The art world has changed in the economic crisis and it has become increasingly important that UNM-Taos continues to function as a place to not only train people to be competitive in the Taos and the larger world, but also to nurture creativity. All of the arts offer learning opportunities that go beyond “how to make something.” They provide skills in perception, communication, critical thinking, researching, cultural history and application. Those are all skills that are needed to compete in the job market of today regardless of the field.

The Art Department includes media arts, visual arts, applied arts and crafts, performing arts, dance and music. The theater program is one of our fastest developing areas. It is also one of the areas that are helping students land work, which is very helpful to them and to Taos as well. Taos has incredible community and reparatory theater groups, and UNM-Taos would like to provide a training ground for those groups and hopefully together an expansion of the performing arts will come about. It is imperative that the acting students have the opportunity to perform a play on stage for an audience. At this time, UNM-Taos does not have a theater, so in order for the group to put on a play they need to rent theater space. They will also need money for costumes and the royalty fees for the right to produce the play. They are planning to put on their first production during the summer session. The proceeds from the February 23rd benefit will go toward their production as well as to the purchase of equipment for the other areas of the art department. What better way to raise money than to come together, see what the theater department can do and dance the night away as a community of people who support the arts in Taos.