Staff Council News - DOS NM Fires Donation Drive; Staff Appreciation; ACAC Conference

May 3, 2022

Each of Us Protects All of Us, ¡Que Viva el Norte!

Our Lobos come to New Mexico from all parts of the world. This is the place where education opens our eyes, where the Land of Enchantment truly is our happy place, and where friends become family. Our tight-knit group of Lobos stands for each other, protects one another, and ensures that in times of triumph and devastation- we are there to help our fellow Lobos.

Our Northern New Mexico Lobos are facing tragedy and devastation as one of the worst recorded wildfires ravishes the land in which they were born and raised. Many of us trace our history to this land for centuries and call it home. The Hermit's Peak and Calf Canyon Fires have taken homes, displaced families, and threatened the livelihoods of many. We must bring our strength, compassion, and resilience to aid our Lobo families who are struggling through these tough times. 

Whether you have been affected yourself, want to donate, or simply support our Lobo family, please take a few minutes to join us on Friday, May 6th from 12 pm-4 pm in the Dean of Students Office Conference Room ( UAEC Bldg. #85, Rm. 260). Come have some snacks, share a hug, learn more about resources and just be together.

Donation Drive:

Preferred Items: New packs of T-shirts, socks, and chones (underwear). Toiletries and feminine hygiene products.

Other donations of shelf-stable food are welcomed!

If you can’t make it to the event, Donation Boxes are located in the Dean of Students Office, Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), and the Student Union Building.

 Monetary donations: HelpNewMexico :


Nasha Torrez

UNM Dean of Students

Staff Council Staff Appreciation!

The much-anticipated calendar of events for Staff Appreciation is finally here! Check out all the fun stuff we have planned: discounted tickets, movies, music, communal walks, giveaways, Isotopes baseball bucks, food…! Play Bingo for a chance to win amazing prizes from UNM Employee Wellness and, donate to the Lobo Food Pantry at LFP marked events to be entered to win box seat tickets to Isotopes and other great prizes! Check out our website for more details, get your discounted tickets for NM United and Isotopes now, and mark all these events on your calendar.

Volunteers Needed for 2022 ACAC Conference

Sign up to volunteer by submitting your International ACAC Volunteer Interest Form today! Volunteer registration ends June 1.

The University of New Mexico is seeking volunteers for the 2022 International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference, taking place July 12-15. Volunteers are needed to help with the many preparation activities and conference events to ensure an exceptional experience for our visitors.

The 2022 International Association for College Admission Counseling (ACAC) Conference aims to bring professionals together from all over the globe in an effort to support secondary students transitioning into the sphere of higher education.

Paid Leave for UNM Employee Volunteers: Utilizing UAP 3300, 3.2. Community Engagement, UNM is encouraging volunteer participation and has authorized paid leave for community engagement in an amount up to four (4) hours, for eligible regular exempt and nonexempt staff employees, during normal work hours, dependent on business/department needs.

Other Volunteers

Please note that not all volunteers have to be UNM employees. Invite your spouse, friend or child who is over 18 to volunteer. 

Sign up to volunteer by submitting your International ACAC Volunteer Interest Form today! Volunteer registration ends June 1.


The efforts for this important undertaking are a result of the hard work of the Global Education Office, who has assembled a Planning Committee. Contact the ACAC Planning Committee at  For questions about the paid leave policy, contact or your HR consultant.

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