UNM-LA to launch mil levy campaign

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On June 19, The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will kick off the campaign seeking voter support of the mil levy special election on Sept. 17.
A successful election will afford financial stability and sustainability of programs and services in light of diminishing state funding.
The two-part event will take place on the UNM-LA campus and will consist of a roundtable discussion with elected officials at 11 a.m. in room 505, Wallace Hall, followed by a public luncheon in the Student Center Café at noon.
The luncheon, provided by Our Community, Our College, will include video testimonials of students discussing their UNM-LA experiences, followed by a presentation given by Dean of Instruction, Dr. Kate Massengale, who will discuss the reasons why approving the mil levy is important to the community of Los Alamos and surrounding areas.
Luncheon guests will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. Seating for the luncheon is limited so RSVP by Monday, to Lisa Wismer, 469-1465, lclough@unm.edu.
For more information about Our Community, Our College, visit ourcommunityourcollege.com.
Also, UNM-LA and Los Alamos and Los Alamos Public Schools will be working together June 18–20, to properly dispose of hazardous waste generated in their science and art classes.
The two schools have contracted with PSC, a Texas-based company who specializes in the packaging, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials.
Disposal of this waste is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is done in accordance with appropriate laws, which varies depending on the kind of waste. In an effort to reduce cost to the taxpayer, UNM-LA and LAPS consult with Los Alamos County to identify disposal methods that meet environmental standards and prevent adverse impact on local treatment systems.
For more information, contact Dawn Venhaus, UNM-LA Department Chair of Science and Engineering, at 662-5919; dvenhaus@unm.edu, or John Wolfe, CFO of LAPS, at 663-2240; j.wolfe@laschools.net.