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Today's Features

  • Staff, faculty and students have come together to insure the success of the electrical engineering program at UNM-LA. Pre-engineering program director Oksana Gerlits and Bachelor and Graduate Program Manager Cindy Leyba are working together to ensure a smooth transition to upper division classes for students pursuing a career in electrical engineering.

    “Despite the ending of our contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the loss of those funds, we have plans to not only continue, but add to the engineering program,” Leyba said.

  • The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will be at Del Norte Credit Union at 7 p.m. Friday with rocker Nick Curran and the Lowlifes. Los Alamos favorites, the Nomads, will open the show with their ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music.

    Good golly, Miss Molly, let me tell you about it.

  • On Thursday, school staff headed back to work to get ready for some 3,405 students that will follow in their footsteps this week.

    The staff was entertained by Nathan Eklund, a lead educational consultant for the Search Institute, home of the 40 Developmental Assets.

    The wisdom Eklund imparted was a nugget of knowledge that should be gleaned by everyone in the community. The visual was to punch the shark.

  • Jin Park, Taylor Engleman and Nadine Sanchez attended the New Mexico HOBY Site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar.  Park, Engleman and Sanchez joined 48 other young leaders representing as many high schools from throughout New Mexico. The three students represented Los Alamos High School.

    HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores from public and private high schools to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues.  

  • The Tools for Schools project got underway Aug. 6 and 7 when members from the Unitarian and Bethlehem Lutheran churches unloaded a truckload of school supplies.

    Each year the Tools for Schools project donates thousands of dollars in school supplies to at-risk students in poverty, to ensure that all students start the year with the tools they need to accomplish their academic work.

    The project’s vision is to help students identify positively with school by minimizing the embarrassment of not having

    adequate supplies.

  • The Coffeehouse at Fuller Lodge served up slices of cake and helpings of Chamber music for years before shutting down. Now, the music coffeehouse is back open for business and will open its doors to the public at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Fuller Lodge.  The event, which the Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring, will kick off the music at 8:15 p.m.  The program will feature compositions for solos, duos and trios.

  • UNM-LA has yoga classes to suit everyone this fall

    Who needs yoga? According to UNM-Los Alamos yoga instructor, Siri Deva Khalsa, the answer is “everyone.”

    “The more civilization progresses, the more we need yoga,” he said.

    For the young, yoga provides mental discipline and good techniques to discipline the mind.

    “Yoga is the perfect antidote to electronic media,” Khalsa said. “While modern media scatters your attention, yoga has the opposite effect.” It helps you focus and relax at the same time.”

  • LAHS 2010 graduates William Finn, Joey Farish and Christian Perea will give their senior recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

    Sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, the program will consist of jazz, reggae, funk and other styles of music.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society (LAGS) will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.  Joyce A. Guzik, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory  will give a talk entitled, “Journey to the Center of the Sun.”

    Although we know more about the sun than any other star, only the surface is directly visible. How

    do we know what is going on inside? This talk will discuss how scientists use a variety of tools, including acoustic waves, to see beneath the sun’s exterior, a subject known as helioseismology.

  •    This is a big weekend for music fans in Los Alamos. At Ashley Pond on Friday night we have the high-energy, theatrical and eclectic European folk music of the Fishtank Ensemble. Starting around 11 a.m. Saturday, right after the County Fair and Rodeo Parade, we’ll have some rock ‘n roll with Taos favorite, the Jimmy Stadler Band.