1. ABQ Journal - "Our view: Program gives students valuable look at how state laws are made"
Due to a program started at UNM School of Law nearly 20 years ago, students get the chance to be part of the legislative sessions and “lobby” local lawmakers to adopt a measure they feel strongly about, i.e. toughening the state’s laws on poaching, the illegal catching or killing of animals.

             Story featured in numerous publications.

2. Rio Ranch Observer - "Hospital reps set to explain plans to county commission"
Jamie Silva-Steele, interim president and CEO at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, and Richard Larson, vice-chancellor for research at UNM Health Sciences Center, discuss “workforce development” at UNM SRMC.

3. Mountain View Telegraph - "NM man pushes ice climbing for Olympics"
Marc Beverly, a doctoral student in exercise physiology at UNM, is in Sochi, Russia to take ice climbing from a demonstration event to an official Olympic sport for the next Winter Games, scheduled in 2018 in South Korea. He's the captain of the U.S. delegation for this endeavor.

4. Media monitoring from Wednesday, Feb. 19

The following is provided by a media monitoring service, verbatim and unedited

KOB-4            5:00 AM, 5:35 AM

THE SEARCH FOR UNM'S NEXT POLICE CHIEF STARTS FROM SCRATCH. A SPOKESPERSON TELLS US THEY HAD TO CANCEL THE EXISITING JOB POSTING LAST FRIDAY. WE'RE TOLD THE NEW POSTING HAS BEEN REFINED AND WILL BE REPOSTED THIS WEEK. ANYONE WHO APPLIED UNDER THE FIRST POSTING WILL HAVE TO RE-SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION. WE'LL HAVE A LINK AT KOB.

KOB-4            5:00 PM, 18:08 PM

SOON UNM STUDENTS WON'T HAVE TO TAKE AS MANY CREDITS TO GRADUATE. UNM OFFICIALS HAVE CUT THE MINIMUM CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM 128 CREDITS TO 120. UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY MADE THE MOVE TO HELP MORE STUDENTS GRADUATE. UNM IS NOT ALONE. SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ALSO REQUIRE 120 CREDIT HOURS. THE NEW REQUIREMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN MAY 2015.

KOB-4             6:00 PM

IT IS THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE LEGISLATURE'S THIRTY DAY SESSION - AND A FIGHT COULD BE LOOMING AHEAD OVER THE BEST WAY TO END THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THREATENING TO STRANGLE THE STATE'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS - STUART DYSON IS LIVE AT THE CAPITOL WHERE THE SHOWDOWN COULD COME TONIGHT OR IN THE SESSION'S FINAL HOURS TOMORROW. THE SENATE PASSED A BILL TO FIX THE PROBLEM LATE LAST NIGHT - BUT TONIGHT THERE ARE PLENTY OF LAWMAKERS ON THE HOUSE SIDE WHO JUST DON'T HAVE ANY APPETITE FOR THAT BILL AT ALL. AND THEY'VE GOT COMPANY - A LOT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS TELL US THEY DON'T LIKE THE BILL EITHER - IN FACT THEY FEEL LEFT OUT OF THE MIX ENTIRELY ON THIS ONE. DAVID MAESTAS IS PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT BODY AT NEW MEXICO STATE WHERE KIDS ARE INVOLVED ON THIS ISSUE. " THEY'VE BEEN MEETING - THEY'VE BEEN HOLDING SUMMITS - THEY'VE BEEN MEETING WITH STUDENTS - I"VE BEEN MEETING WITH STUDENTS - WE'VE BEEN GATHERING INPUT ALL FOR THIS SESSION RIGHT HERE AND TO SEE OUR INPUT IS IGNORED AND THE PROCESS NOT INCLUDING US IS VERY FRUSTRATING." THE BILL WOULD BOOST SLUMPING LOTTERY TICKET SALES WITH MONEY FROM THE STATE'S GENERAL FUND - AND THEN A COUPLE OF YEARS DOWN THE ROAD IT WOULD RELY ON MONEY FROM THE EXCISE TAX ON LIQUOR - SOME SAY IT WON'T WORK IN THE LONG RUN. "I CAME TO NMSU BECAUSE OF THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP - IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT OF SCHOOL DEBT FREE - THAT WAS MY WHOLE GOAL - NOW IF I HAVE TO GO INTO DEBT I'M STARTING TO LOOK AT MYSELF AND SAY IS NMSU WORTH GOING INTO DEBT FOR - OR U OF A OR UCLA." SOME LAWMAKERS TELL US THERE'S TOO MUCH UNCERTAINTY IN THE BILL ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS - RIGHT NOW THEY COVER THE COST OF TUITION AT NEW MEXICO'S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES - A COST THAT KEEPS GOING UP.

18:37:27               

THE WORK CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THREATENING THE STATE'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. MANY COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE PROPOSED BILL .. IT WOULD SUPPLEMENT SLUMPING LOTTERY TICKET SALES WITH MONEY FROM THE STATE'S GENERAL FUND. IN A FEW YEARS.. IT WOULD RELY ON MONEY FROM THE EXCISE TAX ON LIQUOR.. LAWMAKERS SAY THERE'S TOO MUCH UNCERTAINTY IN THE BILL. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO RELEASED INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT STUDENTS WHO USE THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. UNM SAID STUDENTS HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF GRADUATING IF THEY HAVE THE SCHOLARSHIP REGARDLESS OF INCOME LEVEL. ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF STUDENTS WHO GET LOTTERY MONEY GRADUATED IN SIX YEARS. THAT'S COMPARED TO FEWER THAN 10 PERCENT WHO GRADUATED IN 6 YEARS WHO DIDN'T RECEIVE LOTTERY MONEY.

KOAT-7                     10:00 PM

CHECKING TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TONIGHT... AS A BILL TO SAVE THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP MAKES ITS WAY THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE, THERE'S A NEW LOOK TONIGHT AT HOW EFFECTIVE THOSE FUNDS ARE. OUR PARTNERS AT THE JOURNAL REPORT, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO THE DIFFERENCE IS HUGE. OF THE STUDENTS WHO STARTED AS FRESHMAN IN 2007 WITH THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP - 62 PERCENT HAVE GRADUATED. IN COMPARISON, ONLY 10 PERCENT OF STUDENTS WITHOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP HAVE GRADUATED. TO READ MORE, PICK UP A COPY OF TOMORROW'S JOURNAL.

22:36:42

HUNGRY BASKETBALL FANS WON'T HAVE TO GO WITHOUT GREEN CHILE AFTER ALL. U.N.M. IS GETTING ANOTHER SHIPMENT OF THE SPICY STAPLE, NOT AFFECTED BY THE RECENT RECALL. BUENO FOODS RECALLED ITS FROZEN GREEN CHILE PRODUCTS, AFTER DETECTING POSSIBLE LEVELS OF LISTERIA. BECAUSE OF THAT, THE PIT WAS READY TO PULL GREEN CHILE FROM THE MENU, FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON. BUT THE CRISIS HAS NOW BEEN AVERTED.

KRQE-13            5:00 AM, 6:06 AM

UNM IS MOVING FULL STEAM AHEAD TO BUY NEW LAND FOR ITS ATHLETIC FACILITIES AFTER SETTLING A COURT CASE. THE SCHOOL WILL PAY ONE- POINT-TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO BUY ACREAGE ALONG "SUNSHINE TERRACE" JUST SOUTH OF THE SOFTBALL FIELD ALONG UNIVERSITY. WITH THE SETTLEMENT.. UNM NOW OWNS 50 OF THE 59 LOTS ON THAT ROAD. THE LAND WAS ORIGINALLY MEANT FOR HOMES.. BUT HAS BEEN VACANT FOR DECADES. UNM SAYS IT'S STILL WORKING ON BUYING-OUT THE LAST PRIVATELY OWNED LOTS. THE UNIVERSITY EVENTUALLY WANTS TO PAVE THE DIRT LOT FOR PARKING.

KRQE-13                   4:00 PM

THE ROADRUNNER FOOD BANK IS STEPPING IN TO HELP A GROUP YOU MIGHT NOT THINK OF, UNM STUDENTS. THE NON-PROFIT SAYS IT RECENTLY LEARNED OF A GREAT NEED IN THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY. SO TOMORROW THEY ARE SETTING UP A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY TO HELP ABOUT 100 FAMILIES THEY'VE IDENTIFIED AS NEEDING HELP. ROADRUNNER FOOD BANK PLANS TO HAND OUT ABOUT 5- THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD. MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT STUDENTS ARE EXPERIENCING HUNGER I THINK THAT IS UNIQUE AS FAR AS NOT ONLY UNM RECOGNIZING IT BUT THAT WE'RE ABLE TO BUILD THIS PARTNERSHIP SO WE CAN HELP HUNGRY STUDENTS GET GE STUDENT. 3.19. UNM WORKED ALONG WITH ROADRUNNER FOOD BANK TO IDENTIFY THE FAMILIES IN NEED. THERE COULD BE MORE PROGRAMS LIKE THIS IN THE FUTURE IF THERE IS A CONTINUING NEED.

41 KLUZ                    5:00 PM, 10:00 PM

ARENA DEPORTIVA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO HAN CONFIRMADO QUE NO SERVIRAN CHILE VERDE EN NINGUNO DE LOS PUESTOS DE COMIDA UBICADOS EN ESTAS INSTALACIONES EN UN COMUNICADO A TRAVES DE LAS REDES SOCIALES, LAS AUTORIDADES  ANUNCIARON ESTA DESICION DEBIDO AL RETIRO DE CHILE VERDE ANUNCIADO DIAS ATRAS POR LA COMPA}IA BUENO FOODS DE NUEVO MEXICO...- EN ESTE COMUNICADO, SE DIO A CONOCER QUE NO SABEN HASTA CUANDO SERA PROHIBIDO EL CONSUMO DE CHILE VERDE EN ESTAS INSTALACIONES DEPORTIVAS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO.