For the third year, the Division of Student Affairs celebrates "National Random Acts of Kindness" week Monday-Friday, Feb. 13-17.

The UNM Student Affairs kindness committee is hosting several events throughout the week including a food drive for the Roadrunner Food Bank, a kindness picket, daylight safety walk, flash mob, free hugs, compliments, apples and more. 

On Thursday, Feb. 16, information tables will be set up at the SUB to provide information on cyberbullying, campus safety and bike safety and Gary Beene, author of "The Seeds We Sow, Kindness that Fed a Hungry World," will be in attendance. 

For a complete list of events, visit Student Affairs.

"In light of the incidents of violence and cyber-bullying we hear about in the news, it is important, especially at a University to keep kindness in the forefront of our minds I would especially like to thank the Dean of Students office and the UNM kindness committee for organizing this important weeklong event to allow us to pause and reflect on being considerate of others," said Vice President for Student Affairs, Eliseo "Cheo" Torres.

In addition, Student Affairs directors and staff will be at the SUB during the week, opening doors for students and handing out some encouraging quotes and goodies along the way. 

A comprehensive Random Acts of Kindness link is available at Student Affairs with more information on all of these initiatives, a link for kindness story submissions, thank you notes and simple ideas for small acts of kindness that can make a big impact in someone's life.

Collections for the Roadrunner Food Bank drive will run the entire week with donation bins at the following locations:

·  Centennial Engineering (Bldg. 112)
·  Children's Campus (Bldg. 277)
·  Dean of Students Office (Bldg. 85)
·  Health Sciences Library (Bldg. 234)
·  Law School Library (Bldg. 218)
·  Student Affairs Office (Bldg. 10)
·  Student Health & Counseling (Bldg. 73)
·  Student Union Building on the Mall and Plaza levels (Bldg. 60)
·  Zimmerman library (Bldg. 53)

For a list of Road Runner Food Bank needs, visit Student Affairs.