1. ABQ Business First (story and video) - "Innovate ABQ gets $3M boosts from NMEFCU”
“NMEFCU pledges to give UNM $1 million annually for the next three years to help with the purchase of the 7.5-acre plot currently occupied by the old First Baptist Church at the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Central Ave, and use it as the site of the new InnovateABQ business incubator.”

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Also featured in the Knoxville Times

2. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (Press Release) – “AAPS presents awards to exemplary researchers”
among them Tudor I. Oprea, M.D., Ph.D. UNM School of Medicine

3. BDlive - "Why it is clever to pretend to be stupid"
A few years ago, academics at the University of New Mexico wrote a paper with the charming title, Dissing Oneself Versus Dissing Rivals. It proved that men who crack self-deprecating jokes make themselves irresistible to women.

4. Human rights first - "Congressional Briefing: A New Way Forward for U.S. Government Engagement with Bahrain”
UNM Research Professor, Emile A. Nakhleh will be in attendance. 

5. Popular Mechanics - "Why Is This Rock Worth $400,000?"
Meteorite hunters risk prison and even death to find money from the sky, in the form of rare space rocks that are older than the Earth itself.
Carl Agee, UNM director of the Institute of Meteoritics assists in space rock authenticate.

6. News pos - "How 3 Essential Patient Safety Steps Can Prevent Medical Errors"
The mistake-stopping techniques have been implemented in over 140 healthcare facilities around the world, including UNMH.

7. Yahoo! Health - "A Look Inside the Creative Mind"
Rex Jung, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at UNM, has done extensive research on the creative mind and has called for better scientific tests to use in conjunction with brain imaging scans.

8. AZ Daily Sun - "Flag educators off to find out how microorganisms in Antarctic soil got there"
The research is part of a larger project being done at UNM.

9. Detroit Free Press - "Less social, more sleep: Doctors urge parents to curb kids' texts, tweets and other online activities"
Victor Strasburger, pediatrics professor at UNM, suggests parents enforce a ‘media diet’ for kids.

10. UNM Media Watch from Friday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

KOB-4                            5:00 AM             12:00 PM                NEWS

WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE MAN SEVERELY INJURED DURING BALLOON FIESTA. ACCORDING TO AN EMAIL WE RECEIVED, DANNY LOVATO IS MAKING PROGRESS. HE WAS BADLY BURNED AND HIS LEFT ARM WAS AMPUTATED WHEN HIS BALLOON GOT TANGLED IN SOME WIRES. THE EMAIL MENTIONS THAT HE IS UNABLE TO SPEAK  AND HAS UNDERGONE 11 SKIN GRAFT SURGERIES. WORKERS AT THE UNM LAW SCHOOL ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR DANNY AND HIS WIFE.

THE NEW MEXICO COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IS WORKING TO BRING TOGETHER THE STATES RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES, NATIONAL LABS AND MILITARY BASES. SEVERAL GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITY AND LABORATORY OFFICIALS WILL BE AT THE MEETING. IT KICKS OFF AT 9-30 AT UNM'S STUDENT UNION BUILDING. AFTER ATTENDING THE MEETING IN ALBUQUERQ, SENATOR TOM UDALL WILL HEAD TO VALENCIA COUNTY. THERE HE'LL VISIT THE FIRST CHOICE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC. HE'LL BE ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR A BILL TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND MISUSE... AND WILL HOST A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION. THAT WILL HAPPEN JUST AFTER TWO.. AT THE CENTER OFF DON PASQUAL IN LOS LUNAS.

KOAT-7                5:00 AM            NEWS    

SOME EMPLOYEES AT UNM HOSPITAL ARE FIGHTING BACK AFTER FINDING OUT THEY'LL BE REQUIRED TO GET A FLU VACCINE THIS YEAR. IT'S A GROWING TREND AT HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. A UNION THAT COVERS MANY OF THE UNMHOSPITAL EMPLOYEES IS UPSET IT WAS NOT PART OF THE DECISION TO MAKE THE VACCINATIONS MANDATORY, WHEN THEY USED TO BE JUST "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." BUT THE HOSPITAL SAYS SINCE IT WAS A DECISION MADE BY THE DOCTORS, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO INVOLVE THE UNION. DAVID PITCHER, M.D. "THIS WAS NOT A HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT DECISION, THIS WAS A MEDICAL STAFF DECISION ABOUT MEDICAL CARE AND THE CARE OF OUR PATIENTS HERE. BILL BROWNE-ADMIN DIRECTOR/UNION "THIS ISN'T ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE SHOULD BE TAKING A FLU SHOT,THE QUESTION IS WHY ARE YOU NOT NEGOTIATING WITH US WHY ARE YOU FORCING THIS WITH US WHEN YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT ALL THE DETAILS YOURSELVES." THE UNION HAS NOW HIRED AN ATTORNEY AND FILED A COMPLAINT TO A UNMBOARD IN HOPES OF SLOWING THE PROCESS. STAFF "CAN" OPT OUT OF THE FLU VACCINATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS AND MEDICAL REASONS.TODAY SENATOR TOM UDALL WILL BE MAKING THE ROUNDS IN THE DUKE CITY. HE IS ATTENDING THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF NEW MEXICO'S COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL -- THAT'S AT UNM AT 9. THEN HE WILL TOUR THE FIRST CHOICE COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITY IN LOS LUNAS -- THIS AFTERNOON.

TODAY THE STUDENT VETERANS ASSOCIATION AT UNM IS HONORING OUR STATE'S SOLDIERS. THE VETERAN AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION FAIR IS GOING ON FROM 9 THIS MORNING UNTIL 2, AT THE UNM SMITH PLAZA. THEY WILL ALSO BE HOLDING THE ANNUAL "MILE OF COINS" FUNDRAISER -- TO RAISE MONEY FOR VETERANS WHO NEED SERVICE DOGS.

KOAT-7              6:00 PM             NEWS   

A FORMER UNM PRESIDENT'S WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED...ACCUSED OF RUNNING A PROSTITUTION RING. A VIRTUAL HOUSE OF HOOKERS WITH A CLIENT LIST OF MORE THAN 14 HUNDRED NAMES. THE CASE WAS TOSSED OUT, AND THE CLIENT LIST....NEVER MADE PUBLIC. NOW THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF IT - DR. CHRIS GARCIA IS TALKING. ANNA VELASQUEZ HAS THE TARGET 7 EXCLUSIVE. "I THINK I'M MOST PROUD OF BEING A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO.I'M THE FIRST IN MY FAMILY TO GO TO COLLEGE." 09 FOR SO MANY YEARSCHRIS GARCIA SPENT HIS TIME IN THE CLASSROOMS AND HALLWAYS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO THE ONCE PROMINENT POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR AND ANALYST WOULD GO ONTO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY -- A DISTINGUISHED MEMBER   OF THE FACLTY. BUT IN 2011THAT IMAGE, THAT CAREER, HIS REPUTATIONIMPLODED. 2:03 "THE PAST TWO YEAR HAVE BEEN VERY STRESSFULL. VERY SAD. FULL OF REGRET AND REMORSE FOR ME." IN JUNE, 2011 GARCIA.. AND NEW JERSEY COLLEGE PROFESSOR DAVID FLORY WERE ARRESTED CHARGED WITH RUNNING A PROSTITUTION WEB SITE. ONLY ON LINE BROTHEL. POLICE SAID THERE WAS A CLIENT LISTA LITTLE BLACK BOOK IF YOU WILL WITH THE NAMES OF HUNDREDS OF MEN SEEKING SEX. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIMECHRIS GARCIA IS TALKING ABOUT IT. 2:48 "IT'S A BIG MISTAKE THAT I MADE AND I REGRET IT VERY MUCH." GARCIA SAYS HE BEGAN ACCESSING SOUTHWEST COMPANIONS AROUND 2008 OR 2009USING THE NICKNAME..BURQUE POPS. HE MAINTAINS..IT WAS ALL OUT OF CHARACTER. HE SAYS AT THAT TIMESTRESS FAMILY ILLNESSES..AND CHILDHOOD DEMONSCOLLIDED. "I MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE. I BELIEVE IT WAS DUE TO MY EARLY CHILDHOOD..WHERE I HAD SOME VERY DISTURBING EXPERIENCES..I THINK THOSE AFFECTED ME DEEPLY." AFTER A MORE THAN 40 YEAR CAREER AT UNM GARCIA WAS KICKED OFF CAMPUS. THE CASE AGAINST HIM WOULD DRAG ON. MAKING IT ALL OFF CAMPUS. THE CASE AGAINST HIM WOULD DRAG ON. MAKING IT ALL THE WAY TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT. LAST FEBRUARYIT WAS TOSSED OUT, WHEN JUSTICES RULED THE INTERNET IS NOT A HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION. THE CASE AGAINST GARCIADONE. RIGHT ALONG WITH HIS REPUTATION. "I'D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE IF I COULD.. TO MY WIFE..TO MY FAMILYTO MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. TO THE UNM COMMUNITY..AND TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW MEXICO." GARCIA ADMITS HE TURNED TO SOUTHWEST COMPANIONS BUT MAINTAINS..HE DIDN'T RUN IT AND SAYS..HE NEVER MET DAVID FLORYTHE NEW JERSEY COLLEGE PROFESSORACCUSED OF BEING THE RING MASTER OF THE BROTHEL.. "I THINK BECAUSE WE HAD THE SAME PROFESSION..PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO TIE US TOGETHER..BUT THERE'S NO TIE THERE." BECAUSE THE CASE DIDN'T GO TO TRIALTHE INTIMATE DETAILS OF THAT ONCE EXCLUSIVE ADULT WEBSITE. REMAIN UNDER WRAPS. . AND THAT CLIENT LIST WITH MORE THAN 14 HUNDRED NAMES WHERE MEN AND PROSTITUES HOOK UP?....IT STAYS PRIVATE TOO. "I'M SURE THEY REALIZED THEY DODGED A BULLET AND HOPEFULLY THEIR CONDUCT IS AS REMORSEFULL AS CHIRS'S" GARCIA'S ATTORNEY BOB GORENCE SAYS HE HAS NEVER SEEN THAT CLIENT LIST, BUT BELIEVES THERE ARE SOME PROMINENT NAMES ON IT. WE HAVE PUT IN MULTIPLE PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS FOR THAT CLIENT LIST. SO FAR A.P.D HAS DENIED THOSE REQUESTS.

KRQE-13              12:00 PM           NEWS    

VETERANS DAY IS MONDAY...A DAY TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH FOR OUR COUNTRY. UNM WILL ALSO HOLD SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND. DURING SATURDAY'S BASKETBALL GAME THE LOBOS WILL BE SPORTING SPECIAL UNIFORMS TO HONOR VETERANS DAY. THEN UNIFORMS WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF WITH THE PROCEEDS GOING TO "THE VETERAN RESOURCES SERVICES" ON CAMPUS AND TO "THE WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT. ON MONDAY THERE WILL BE A VETERENS DAY PARADE. IT STARTS AT NINE AM AT BULLHEAD PARK AND GOES TO VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARK ON LOUISIANA.

KRQE-13              10:00 PM           NEWS    

WE'VE LEARNED SOMETHING ELSE IS COOKING BETWEEN URLACHER AND UNM -- A RESTAURANT OR A SPORTS BAR ... ON CAMPUS, NEWS 13'S ALEX GOLDSMITH IS LIVE AT UNIVERSITY STADIUM TO DISH OUT THE DETAILS -- ALEX.. DICK -- BRIAN URLACHER WAS A BONE-CRUSHING LINEBACKER. NOW THAT HIS ONFIELD CAREER IS DONE, THE UNM LEGEND IS BRANCHING OUT.... HE'S A TV ANALYST ALREADY... NOW THERE MAY BE SOMETHING TASTIER ON THE HORIZON LAST YEAR... U NM ANNOUNCED IT WANTS TO PUT RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS ON ITS LAND NEAR ALBUQUERQUE'S BIGGEST THREE SPORTS SITES... ISOTOPES PARK, UNIVERSITY STADIUM AND THE PIT. UNMPRESIDENT BOB FRANK 2:17 IN A COUPLE YEARS IF IT GOES AS WE ENVISION IT'S GOING TO GO IT'S GOING TO REALLY CHANGE THAT WHOLE AREA OF ALBUQUERQUE. THE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT WENT TO URLACHER TO ASK ABOUT PUTTING HIS NAME ON A RESTAURANT OR SPORTS BAR IN THE NEW DEVELOPMENT. WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED AND WAS INTERESTED, IT WAS IMMEDIATELY SEEN AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY 1:50 37:17 IT SHOULD BE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW AND WE'LL JUST SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT 37:21 URLACHER WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST FOOTBALL STAR TO OPEN HIS OWN RESTAURANT. THERE'S A VINCE YOUNG STEAKHOUSE IN AUSTIN... A BRETT FAVRE STEAKHOUSE IN GREEN BAY... AND FOUR ELWAY'S LOCATIONS AROUND COLORADO. ALTHOUGH A FINAL DEAL IS MONTHS AWAY AND A SPECIFIC SITE HASN'T BEEN PICKED OUT .... PLANS SHOW RESTAURANTS IN TWO SITES JUST WEST OF THE PIT NEXT TO THE NEWLY BUILT LOBO VILLAGE.WE THINK IT'S AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP A THRIVING COMMUNITY THAT SERVES THE SOUTH CAMPUS, SERVES THA DEAL IS STRUCK IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, IT COULD OPEN AS EARLY AS 20-15. BACK TO YOU. OKAY ALEX. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME URLACHER'S DABBLED IN A NEW MEXICO BUSINESS. THERE'S A BRIAN URLACHER CAR DEALERSHIP IN TUCUMCARI AND HE HELPED BRING A FITNESS CHAIN TO ABQ A FEW YEARS BACK.

41 KLUZ                         5:00 PM  NEWS   

RECIBIR LA VACUNA CONTRA LA GRIPE MUY PRONTO SERA REQUISITO PARA AQUELLOS QUE DECEN MANTENER SU EMPLEO EN EL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO DE NUEVO MEXICO... POR LO QUE AHORA ALGUNOS DE LOS TRABAJADORES SE OPONEN A LA NUEVA MEDIDA Y DICEN QUE ESTA TAN SOLO VIOLA SUS NEGOCIACIONES CONTRACTUALES... Y ES QUE ESTA IDEA TAMBIEN HA SIDO IMPLEMENTADA POR VARIOS HOSPTIALES A NIVEL NACIONAL, SEGUN ELLOS, PARA PROTEGER A LOS MISMOS PACIENTES... PERO EL SINDICATO DE TRABAJADORES DE UNMH DICE ESTAR EN DESACUERDO PORQUE NUNCA SE LES PIDIO SU OPINION... LA FECHA LIMITE PARA QUE TODOS LOS EMPLEADOS SE PONGAN SU VACUNA ES DICIEMBRE PRIMERO.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

KOAT-7                6:00 AM           

HAPPENING TODAY, LOCAL FAMILIES WILL GATHER TO HONOR LOVED ONES WHO GAVE THE GIFT OF LIFE, THROUGH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATIONS. THE "GIFT OF A LIFETIME" EVENT IS TODAY AT 2 IN THE UNM SUB BALLROOMS.

KRQE-13              7:00 AM           

IT WAS A BIG NIGHT FOR LOBO LEGEND AND NFL STAR BRIAN URLACHER. UNM RETIRED HIS NUMBER 44 DURING A CEREMONY AT HALF TIME OF THE GAME AGAINST AIR FORCE. AND WE LEARNED SOMETHING ELSE IS COOKING BETWEEN URLACHER AND UNM ... A RESTAURANT OR A SPORTS BAR ON CAMPUS. AS NEWS 13'S ALEX GOLDSMITH REPORTS, YOU MIGHT BE SEEING URLACHER AROUND THESE PARTS A LOT FOR YEARS TO COME. NAT OF URLACHER HITTING SOMEONE ON THE FIELD AT UNM AND IN THE N-F-L ... BRIAN URLACHER WAS A BONE-CRUSHING LINEBACKER. NOW THAT HIS ON-FIELD CAREER IS DONE, THE U-NM LEGEND IS BRANCHING OUT.... HE'S A T-V ANALYST ALREADY... NOW THERE MAY BE SOMETHING TASTIER ON THE HORIZON. LAST YEAR... U -M ANNOUNCED IT WANTS TO PUT RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS ON ITS LAND NEAR ALBUQUERQUE'S BIGGEST THREE SPORTS SITES... ISOTOPES PARK, UNIVERSITY STADIUM AND THE PIT. UNM PRESIDENT BOB FRANK SAID IN A COUPLE YEARS IF IT GOES AS WE ENVISION IT'S GOING TO REALLY CHANGE THAT WHOLE AREA OF ALBUQUERQUE THE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT WENT TO URLACHER TO ASK ABOUT PUTTING HIS NAME ON A RESTAURANT OR SPORTS BAR IN THE NEW DEVELOPMENT. WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED AND WAS INTERESTED, IT WAS SEEN AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. IT SHOULD BE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW AND WE'LL JUST SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT URLACHER WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST FOOTBALL STAR TO OPEN HIS OWN RESTAURANT. THE'S A VINCE YOUNG STEAKHOUSE IN AUSTIN... A BRETT FAVRE STEAKHOUSE IN GREEN BAY... AND FOUR ELWAY'S LOCATIONS AROUND COLORADO. ALTHOUGH A FINAL DEAL IS MONTHS AWAY AND A SPECIFIC SITE HASN'T BEEN PICKED OUT . PLANS SHOW RESTAURANTS IN TWO SITES JUST WEST OF THE PIT NEXT TO THE NEWLY BUILT LOBO VILLAGE. WE THINK IT'S AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP A THRIVING COMMUNITY THAT SERVES THE SOUTH CAMPUS, SERVES THAT WHOLE ATHLETIC DISTRICT FOR US. IT'S UNCLEAR HOW INVOLVED URLACHER WILL BE IN THE RESTAURANT. PRESIDENT FRANK SAYS IF A DEAL IS STRUCK IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, IT COULD OPEN AS EARLY AS 20-15. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME URLACHER'S DABBLED IN A NEW MEXICO BUSINESS. THERE'S A BRIAN URLACHER CAR DEALERSHIP IN TUCUMCARI AND HE HELPED BRING A FITNESS CHAIN TO ALBUQUERQUE A FEW YEARS BACK.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

KOB-4                 4:30 PM           

THE US GOVERNMENT AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF OFFERING MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. BUT EXPERTS SAY MORE VETERANS NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. DAN BAZILE HAS MORE ON THIS STORY. IT'S NO SECRET THAT ALBANY COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAN MCCOY IS A VETERAN. HE SERVED IN IRAQ BACK IN 2005. BUT WHILE THERE, HE WAS ACTUALLY WORKING ON HIS COLLEGE DEGREE. "THOUGH WE WERE WORKING 18 HOUR DAYS, SOMETIMES 20, SOMETIMES 10. I FOUND TIME TO DO IT, TO CONTINUE ON WITH MY DEGREE." HE SAID WHILE HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIS FAMILY BACK HOME AND THE TOP PRIORITY WAS HIS MISSION, THE MORALE AND SAFETY OF THE TROOPS, TAKING THE TIME TO STUDY ALSO KEPT HIM FOCUSED. "FOR ME TO TAKE THESE CLASSES MADE ME FEEL A LITTLE MORE AT PEACE." IT'S MUCH THE SAME FOR MICHAEL STURGESS OF ROTTERDAM. HE SPENT 22 YEARS IN THE MARINE CORP AND HE'S BEEN WORKING ON HIS DEGREE FOR YEARS. "AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. I SAID OH BOY, HERE WE GO. THE FIRST CLASS WENT BY LIKE THAT. I WAS LIKE OH WOW." BUT ACCORDING TO THE U-S CENSUS BUREAU, THERE ARE MORE THAN 21 MILLION VETERANS IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT LESS THAN A MILLION ARE USING THEIR EDUCATION BENEFITS. STURGESS SAYS AFTER ALL THAT STRUCTURE IN THE MILITARY, SOME FIND IT DIFFICULT TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION. "IT'S A LOT EASIER THAN PEOPLE THINK. IT'S NOT HARD AT ALL. TO FINISH YOUR DEGREE IS EASIER THAN BOOT CAMP, I'LL PUT IT THAT WAY." STURGESS NOW WORKS FOR THE ARSENAL IN WATERVLIET. HE GOT HIS DEGREE AT EXCELSIOR COLLEGE IN ALBANY -- SO DID MCCOY. IT'S BEEN CALLED THE TOP MILITARY FRIENDLY COLLEGE BY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS. PART OF THE REASON, ACCORDING TO AN EXCELSIOR SPOKESMAN, IS THEY OFFER A CERTAIN LEVEL OF SERVICES TO VETERANS AND EVERYTHING THEY NEED FOR SUCCESS. "TOP THINGS THEY ARE LOOKING FOR -- A MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AND JOB SEARCH SERVICES. IT'S ON US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN HELP THEM TRANSITION BACK HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO CIVILIAN LIFE."

KOB-4                 10:00 PM          

IT APPEARS NEARLY HALF OF NEW MEXICO HIGH SCHOOLERS NEED TO TAKE REMEDIAL CLASSES WHEN THEY START COLLEGE. ACCORDING TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS AT THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN-- THE MOST RECENT NUMBER FROM THE STATE HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SHOWS JUST OVER 46-PERCENT OF STUDENTS NEED SOME SORT OF REFRESHER COURSE. THE UNM SAYS OF ITS INCOMING STUDENTS-- 25 TO 30 PERCENT NEED A REMEDIAL COURSE. UNM STARTED A SUMMER PROGRAM TO HELP REDUCE THAT NUMBER. STUDENTS CAN TAKE THE REMEDIAL COURSES IN THE SUMMER TO BE READY BY THE FALL SEMESTER.

 

NEW MEXICANS GO INTO THE MILITARY FOR ALL KINDS OF REASONS. FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR COUNTRY. TO GET TRAINED IN SOMETHING. OR MAYBE TO SEE THE WORLD. TONIGHT....WE HAVE THE INSPIRING STORY OF A YOUNG WOMAN FROM THE EAST SAN JOSE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO JOINED FOR ALL THOSE REASONS...AND TO GET HER LIFE ON TRACK. BITE---- YOU CAN'T HELP PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES. SADLY, MARA MARTINEZ KNOWS THAT'S TRUE BY WATCHING HER PARENTS. -MY MOTHER IS ADDICTED AND MY FATHER USES ALCOHOL. THAT WAS A LITTLE ROUGH GROWING UP. SO ROUGH....I WAS ESSENTIALLY ON MY OWN WHEN I WAS 14. THAT'S WHEN SHE REACHED A DECISION. I DIDN'T WANT THE SAME KIND OF LIFE GROWING UP OR IF I HAVE KIDS, I DON'T WANT THEM TO GROW UP LIKE THAT. BREAKING THE CYCLE AS WE CALL IT. SHE ENROLLED IN A CHARTER SCHOOL. GRADUATED A YEAR EARLY....AND MOVED IN WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SO SHE COULD GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE... THEN ANOTHER LIGHT WENT OFF. THEN I REALIZED I WANTED TO GET BACHELOR'S DEGREE SO I JOINED THE MILITARY SHE TRANSFERRED TO UNM, JOINED THE NATIONAL GUARD.... JOINED ROTC. BITE "IT HAS HELPED BUILD MY CONFIDENCE" DOING THIS....OR THAT.....OR THIS.... WILL DO THAT. BITE---- WENT TO AIRBORNE SCHOOL. I'M ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED OF HEIGHTS SO I GOT TO JUMP OUT OF PLANES AND THAT WAS CRAZY. NOW A SENIOR AT UNM* MARTINEZ IS MAJORING IN FAMILY STUDIES. BITE----" I WANT TO BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE OUT, HELP THEM REALIZE THEY CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU'RE WILLING TO WORK FOR IT. LIKE MANY PEOPLE, MARTINEZ NEEDED AN OPPORTUNITY. AND WHILE THE MILITARY IS NOT RIGHT FOR EVERYONE, SHE SAYS IT GOT HER GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND PROVIDED HER WITH A FAMILY.

KOAT-7                5:00 PM           

THE RECENT CONTROVERSY OVER A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER LEAVING HIS TEAM, CLAIMING HE WAS BULLIED, IS BRING MORE ATTENTION TO THE ISSUE. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER TODD KURTZ HAS MORE ON THE STAGGERING NUMBERS OF MEN AND WOMEN BEING BULLIED AT WORK. WHEN YOU HEAR THE TERM BULLY -- MOST PEOPLE PICTURE THE PLAYGROUND. BUT MORE AND MORE, STUDIES SHOW BULLYING IS POPPING UP IN THE WORKPLACE, WITH DAMAGING EFFECTS. JACKIE HOOD-DEPT CHAIR, ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES-- "THAT'S THE MAIN THING WITH BULLYING IT CAUSES PEOPLE HARM." WORK PLACE BULLYING IS DEFINED AS "REPEATED, HEALTH-HARMING MISTREATMENT OF ONE OR MORE PERSONS." ACCORDING TO THAT DEFINITION, STUDIES SHOW MORE THAN 1 IN 4 WORKERS IN THE U.S. HAVE BEEN BULLIED. AND AS MANY AS 8 OUT OF 10 WORKERS HAVE WITNESSED SOMEONE BEING BULLIED. JACKIE HOOD-DEPT CHAIR, ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES -THEY ALSO FEEL THE GUILT THING, LIKE I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING SO DOES THAT MAKE ME A BAD PERSON? SO THEY CAN GO THROUGH A LOT OF TRAUMA JUST WITNESSING IT. TODD KURTZ-STANDUP -- "THE NUMBERS ARE RISING SO RAPIDLY, PROFESSORS AT UNM ARE NOW TEACHING STUDENTS WHAT TO LOOK FOR -- AND HOW IT CAN DRASTICALLY EFFECT A BUSINESS -- THINGS LIKE POOR PRODUCTION FROM STRESSED WORKERS, PEOPLE MISSING WORK OR GOOD EMPLOYEES LEAVING THE JOB." JACKIE HOOD-DEPT CHAIR, ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES--WE HAVE TO SHOW PEOPLE WE HAVE TO EDUCATE THEM THAT THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO INTERACT IN THE WORKPLACE AND THAT BEING DISRESPECTFUL OR HARMFUL TO OTHERS IS JUST NOT THE WAY IT'S GOING TO BE WE HAVE TO CREATE A CULTURE THAT SAYS WE'RE JUST NOT GOING TO DO THAT. EXPERTS COMPARE WORKPLACE BULLIES TO ABUSIVE SPOUSES...IN BOTH CASES IT RARELY STOPS. AND JUST LIKE A CHILD IS TOLD TO TELL ON A BULLY, ADULTS SHOULD REALIZE THEY CAN BE BULLIED, TOO, AND NOT HESITATE TO REPORT IT. TODD KURTZ KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE DEVELOPING LAWS AGAINST BULLYING. EXPERTS SAY THEY TREAT IT ALMOST LIKE HOW OUR COUNTRY HANDLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.

KOAT-7                10:00 PM          

TOMORROW IS VETERANS DAY - A FEDERAL HOLIDAY WHICH HONORS THOSE WHO'VE SERVED IN THE U.S. MILITARY. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF EVENTS AROUND NEW MEXICO. UNM WILL HAVE A POSTING AND RAISING OF THE COLORS CEREMOMY, AT 9 A.M. NAMES WILL BE READ, OF NEW MEXICANS WHO DIED DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

ALL 2 AND 4 YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN NEW MEXICO, NOW SHARE A COMMON NURSING CURRICULUM. THE MOVE MEANS NURSING STUDENTS CAN HAVE A SEAMLESS TRANSFER BETWEEN ANY SCHOOLS, AT ANY TIME. OFFICIALS FROM THE U.N.M COLLEGE OF NURSING, HOPE THIS WILL ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO ENTER THE PROGRAM. PARTNERING MAKES IT MORE EFFICIENT AND IT ALLOWS US TO TEACH A WHOLE LOT MORE NURSES THAN WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAD WE NOT JOINED IN THIS PARTNERSHIP. OFFICIALS SAY GETTING MORE TRAINED NURSES IN NEW MEXICO IS A PRIORITY, AS 170-THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE, ARE ABOUT TO JOIN MEDICAID.