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Education

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  • Students of the Month
  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Frank named new UNM president

    ALBUQUERQUE — The provost for Ohio’s Kent State University was named Wednesday as the University of New Mexico’s new president.

    The UNM Board of Regents voted unanimously to select UNM graduate Robert G. Frank as the school’s 21st president over four other finalists after a brief special meeting. The selection comes after a six-month search and concerns over rising salaries for New Mexico college presidents.

  • Conservation club busy with community projects

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    One of New Mexico Highlands’ newest and fastest-growing student clubs is making a positive impact on the university’s campus and the surrounding community.

    The new Conservation Club, formed this fall, is turning environmental concerns into action on projects, working with groups like the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance.

  • Students of the Month
  • HU professor showing work in Colorado exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University media arts professor Megan Jacobs’ photography is featured in the international juried exhibit, Dreams, at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colo.

    Dreams continues through Jan. 7, 2012, and is a diverse collection of photographs that evoke the dream world, from the otherworldly and surreal to everyday moments of daily routine.

  • Going for the Gold
  • High Achiever
  • Elks Students of the Month

    Submitted to the Optic

    Brittany Gutierrez was named Elks Student of the Month for October. The West Las Vegas High School senior maintains a 4.1 GPA. She is the daughter of Frank and Isabel Gutierrez of Ribera, N.M.

    Some of her hobbies and extracurricular activities include choir, mariachi, fishing, ranching, spending time with her family and riding horses.

    She is a four-time all stater for choir, has been on the “A” honor roll throughout high school, two-time state champion for choir and a National Honor Society secretary.

  • State proposing new standards

    By Becky Bohrer
    The Associated Press

    JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska officials are proposing new standards for K-12 education, including an emphasis on speaking and listening skills, as they seek to boost rigor and create more well-rounded students.

    Education department spokesman Eric Fry said the proposal would overhaul the existing system. Under the current system, standards stop at the 10th grade, aligning with testing requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind law.