1. ABQ Journal Business - "Anderson School team wins ethics competition"
A team of UNM Anderson School students take first place in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative New Mexico Case Competition hosted by the Anderson School of Management and New Mexico State University.

2. The Taos News - "Efforts underway to re-open D.H. Lawrence ranch"
UNM President Robert Frank met with members of a Taos community alliance focused on re-opening the D.H. Lawrence ranch, currently operated by the UNM Physical Plant dept.

3. ABQ Journal Business - "Business leaders, educators hone future workforce"
High school students are shown the many ways to work in the health care industry by visiting UNM Health Sciences Center, pharmacies, phlebotomists, members of Doctors Without Borders and more.

4. Santa Fe New Mexican - "UNM-Taos plans classroom space at town’s convention center"
UNM-Taos looking to occupy a portion of Taos convention center.

5. The Taos News - "10 Questions: Taos jewelry artists"
Two artists, one a student at UNM-Taos, share their thoughts on what jewelry means in the southwest.

6. ABQ Journal, Venue - "Writing duo to present latest mystery”
A. Gabriel Meléndez, UNM professor of American Studies reads from and signs his children’s book “The Legend of Ponciano Gutiérrez and the Mountain Thieves” from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.

7. ABQ Journal - "Gas can makes a mighty sound"
Ravenna Osgood, a freshman at UNM majoring in fine arts, makes dresses out of everything from paper coffee cups to wine corks.

8. UNM Media from Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

KASA-2                9:00 PM            News     

THE CALIFORNIA ABORTION PROTESTER YANKED FROM OF A VETERANS DAY EVENT MONDAY IN ALBUQUERQUE HAD ANOTHER OUTBURST TODAY, THIS TIME IN COURT. UNM POLICE ARRESTED RIVES GROGAN YESTERDAY NEAR ZIMMERMAN LIBRARY WHEN HE WOULDN'T STOP SHOUTING ABOUT ABORTION. TODAY AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT ON CHARGEDS OF DISTURBING THE PEACE, HE STARTED SHOUTING AGAIN. THE JUDGE HAD HIM REMOVED AND SET HIS BAIL AT 750-DOLLARS CASH OR SURETY. AT LAST CHECK, HE WAS STILL THERE. ON MONDAY, GROGAN WAS DRAGGED AWAY BY ANGRY VETERANS AFTER HE INTERRUPTED THE GOVERNOR'S VETERANS DAY SPEECH IN ALBUQUERQUE.  (NOTE: this story ran on every station, in every time slot.)

KOAT-7                5:00 AM   and     6:00 PM    News                           

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO ARE MEETING THIS WEEKEND TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT THE FUTURE OF THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. RIGHT NOW, IT'S FACING A 20-MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL... AND IT'S ONLY GETTING WORSE. THE PROBLEM, THOUGH... IS THAT MORE AND MORE KIDS ARE ASKING FOR THIS HELP, AND WITH INCREASING TUITION... THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO GO AROUND. NOW... DIFFERENT STUDENT GROUPS ARE MAKING SUGGESTIONS... LIKE RAISING THE GPA REQUIREMENT FROM A 2.5 TO A 3.0. THEY SAY MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE A STRICT APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP OR THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP SHOULD COVER FEWER SEMESTERS. "THERE ARE 21 INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE I WANT ALL OF 21 OF US TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH THIS. REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE IDEA I WANT US TO COME TO A CONSENSUS AND PUSH IT BECAUSE WE THINK IT'S THE BEST OPTION. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL MEETINGS ABOUT WHAT TO DO. HERE IS ONE THIS SATURDAY AT UNM. IT BEGINS AT 11.
 
KOAT-7                          10:00 PM                            News    

A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER IT OPENED, THE HOSPITAL IS NOT TURNING A PROFIT. ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER LAUREN ZAKALIK EXPLAINS WHAT'S GOING ON. THE UNM SANDOVAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN RIO RANCHO... EMPLOYS 375 PEOPLE FULL-TIME, HAS 475 CREDENTIALED DOCTORS AND 55 BEDS. ITS AN EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS STORY. IT'S A STARTUP OPERATION, ITS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR A YEAR NOW BUT EVEN AFTER BEING FULLY-OPERATIONAL FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, TARGET 7 HAS LEARNED THE HOSPITAL ISN'T TURNING A PROFIT. THIS MOST RECENT QUARTER, IT WAS IN THE RED BY MORE THAN 5 MILLION DOLLARS. LAST MONTH, THE HOSPITAL REPORTS IT TURNED A 600-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROFIT, BRINGING ITS SHORTFALL TO FOUR-POINT-FOUR MILLION. BUT SPOKESMAN BILLY SPARKS SAYS THAT'S NO REASON TO PANIC. AS A STARTUP WE PLANNED ON NOT MAKING IT A PROFITABLE OPERATION FOR THE FIRST 2 YEARS EVEN THOUGH THE HOSPITAL WAS OPERATING WITH A FIVE MILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS, THIS SAME TIME LAST YEAR. BUT SPARKS SAYS DESPITE THE CURRENT FINANCIAL SHORTFALL, THIS HOSPITAL IS STILL ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND THE NEED IS STILL THERE YOU STILL THINK THERES ENOUGH DEMAND TO SUPPORT THAT NEW BUILDING? ABSOLUTELY SPARKS TELLS US INSURANCE COMPANIES CURRENTLY OWE THE HOSPITAL TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AND THOSE PAYMENTS WILL HELP CATAPULT THEM BACK INTO THE BLACK. AND WITH 50 OF THEIR 55 BEDS FULL THIS WEEK, HE SAYS THAT'S A SIGN THE AREA WANTS, AND BEDS, THIS HOSPITAL. SPARKS SAYS THE HOSPITAL CURRENTLY HAS A 95 PERCENT PATIENT SATISFACTION RATE, BASED ON AN OUTSIDE SURVEY.

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE TO COME UP WITH 20 MILLION DOLLARS, BECAUSE THE STATE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS STRAPPED FOR CASH. MORE STUDENTS ARE ENROLLING FOR COLLEGE, AND WHILE TUITION KEEPS RISING, FEWER PEOPLE ARE BUYING POWERBALL TICKETS. STUDENTS AT U.N.M HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT OPTIONS THAT INCLUDE RAISING THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS FROM 2.5 TO 3-POINT-O HOLDING STUDENTS MORE ACCOUNTABLE...SO THEY HAVE TO KEEP UP THEIR GRADES...OR ALTERING THE SCHOLARSHIP, SO IT ONLY COVERS "SEVEN" INSTEAD OF 8 SEMESTERS.

41 KLUZ                         10:00 PM                            News    

HAS SIDO ARRESTADO, EL HOMBRE CONOCIDO COMO, EL MANIFESTADOR QUE INTERRUMPIO A LA GOBERNADORA SUSANA MARTINEZ DURANTE UN DISCURSO EN LA CEREMONIA DEL DIA DE LOS VETERANOS DE GUERRA, SE TRATA DE RIVES GROGAN, QUIEN FUE DETENIDO EL JUEVES POR LA POLICIA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NUEVO MEXICO, DE ACUERDO AL REPORTE CRIMINAL, GROGAN, ESTABA GRITANDO ENCONTRA  DEL ABORTO Y SOBRE LA RELIGION EN UNA DE LAS AREAS MAS TRANSITADAS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD, EL SOSPECHOSO FUE INTERRUMPIDO Y ARRESTADO POR LAS AUTORIDADES DE UNM..EL ACUSADO  ENFRENTA CARGOS DE CONDUCTA DE DESOBEDENCIA Y MOLESTIA PUBLICA... ESTE LUNES, EL SOSPOCHESO HIZO LO MISMO DURANTE LA CEREMONIA DE LOS VETERANOS Y TAMBIEN FUE ARRASTRADO HASTA QUE LO SACARON DEL LUGAR...GROGAN, ENFRENTA UNA FIANZA DE 750 DOLARES..

Saturday, November 16, 2013

KOAT-7                       6:00 AM                        News

A MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS MORNING, TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. WITH MORE PEOPLE ENROLLING IN COLLEGE, AND FEWER PEOPLE BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS, THE FUND IS NEARLY 20-MILLION DOLLARS SHORT. STUDENTS AT U.N.M ARE CONSIDERING OPTIONS TO FIX THAT, THINGS LIKE RAISING THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS FROM 2.5 TO 3-POINT-O, OR ALTERING THE SCHOLARSHIP, SO IT ONLY COVERS "SEVEN" INSTEAD OF 8 SEMESTERS. TODAY'S MEETING IS AT 11 AT UNM.

THE NEW UNM HOSPITAL IN RIO RANCHO IS POPULAR WITH PATIENTS, BUT NOT TURNING A PROFIT YET. A SPOKESMAN TELLS US LAST QUARTER, THEY WERE OPERATING WITH A MORE THAN FIVE MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL. LAST MONTH, THINGS IMPROVED A BIT-TO A 4-POINT-4 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE. BUT THE SPOKESMAN SAYS.THE HOSPITAL PLANNED TO BE IN THE RED FOR ITS FIRST TWO YEARS. ALL THINGS TAKEN AS A WHOLE, WERE VERY HAPPY. WOULD WE LIKE TO BE IN THE BLACK NOW? THE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE MAJORITY OF THE HOSPITAL'S BEDS HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED RECENTLY AND INSURANCE PAYMENTS OWED TO THE HOSPITAL SHOULD HELP EVEN OUT ITS COSTS.

KOAT-7                          10:00 PM                                News    

ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER MIKE SPRINGER SPOKE TO ONE GROUP OF STUDENT LEADERS WORKING TO SAVE THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. DEVONT'E WATSON IS A DUAL MAJOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. STUDYING ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES. HE'S ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS ACROSS NEW MEXICO WHO DEPEND ON THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP AND HOPES IT'S STILL THERE FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHER AND SISTER. WITHOUT THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP I DON'T THINK MY SIBLINGS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND COLLEGE AT LEAST WITHOUT PLACING A HEAVY BURDEN ON MY FAMILY WATSON AND OTHER STUDENT BODY LEADERS ARE WORKING ON WAYS TO KEEP NEW MEXICO'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP AROUND. UNM STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT ISAAC ROMERO SAYS LAST YEAR, THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP BROUGHT IN ROUGHLY $40 MILLION IN FUNDING. BUT IT DISHED OUT $60 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS. A MODEL THAT'S HARDLY SUSTAINABLE THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY THE GROUP IS LOOKING AT SEVERAL OPTIONS TO KEEP THE LOTTERY UP AND RUNNING INCLUDING RAISING THE G-P-A REQUIREMENT OR BACK-LOADING IT SO STUDENTS PAY LESS AS THEY GO. THE GROUP SAY THEY WILL BE CONTINUING TO TALK TO EACH OTHER OVER THE WINTER BREAK, DISCUSSING THEIR IDEAS HOPING TO COME UP WITH A RESOLUTION BEFORE DECEMBER 16TH THAT'S THE DATE WHEN LEGISLATION CAN BE PRE-FILED FOR THE 20-14 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. IT COULD THEN BE BROUGHT UP ONCE SESSION RETURNS IN JANUARY. THE GROUP SAYS IT'S TALKING TO SEVERAL STATE LEGISLATORS ABOUT SPONSORING ITS RESOLUTION... ONCE IT HAS ONE.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

KOAT-7                          6:00 AM                  News

UNM STUDENT BODY LEADERS MET YESTERDAY TO WORK ON A PLAN TO SAVE NEW MEXICO'S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP. THE SCHOLARSHIP HELPS SEND THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO COLLEGE EVERY YEAR. LAST YEAR THE LOTTERY BROUGHT IN 40-MILLION DOLLARS BUT PAID OUT 60-MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS. THE GROUP IS CONSIDERING SEVERAL IDEAS INCLUDING RAISING THE G-P-A OR BACK LOADING THE SCHOLARSHIP SO STUDENTS PAY LESS AS THEY GO. THEY SAY THEY WANT TO FIND WAYS TO KEEP THE PROGRAM SUSTAINABLE SO OTHERS CAN USE IT WITHOUT THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP I DON'T THINK MY SIBLINGS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND COLLEGE AT LEAST WITHOUT PLACING A HEAVY BURDEN ON MY FAMILY THE GROUP HOPES TO DRAFT A RESOLUTION BY DECEMBER 16 AND SUBMIT IT TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN TIME FOR THE 20-14 SESSION.

KRQE-13                      10:00 PM                News

THERE'S BEEN SOME CHANGES AT THE "THE PIT" THIS YEAR INCLUDING THE ARENA'S NEW FLOOR, BUT ONE CHANGE IN PARTICULAR IS PUTTING A DENT IN THE WALLETS OF LOBO FANS. SOME PRIME PARKING IS NOW DOUBLE IN PRICE LEAVING SOME WITH A SOUR TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH.