Alexis's Blog – January 2008 Archive (5)

UNM C&J Accreditation Update - CONGRATS

After an enormous amount of work including a huge, cool building construction, the UNM Department of Journalism and Mass Communications has been recommended for Accreditation by the visiting Accreditation Site Team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass…


Added by Alexis on January 30, 2008 at 6:52pm — 5 Comments

Albuquerque Breaks Into Forbes' Top 20 Best Cities For Jobs

Forbes Magazine has just released its annual list of Best Cities for Jobs. Albuquerque is Number 14 13 this year, a huge jump from its Number 24 showing in 2007. Forbes' criteria for this list include:

  • Median Income …


Added by Alexis on January 17, 2008 at 11:16am — 6 Comments

Have You Heard of This Thing Called a Library?!

I often listen to audiobooks to shorten some of those long New Mexico drives. While I was complaining about the excessive expense of an audiobook vs. a book-book, someone mentioned to me that I should check out the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library System where they RENT AUDIOBOOKS. FOR FREE.

What is this library you speak of with FREE BOOKS? There are…

Added by Alexis on January 8, 2008 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Bam! Alien Float Wins Big at Rose Parade

The New Mexico float entry in the 2008 Tournament of Roses parade has won the coveted Grand Marshal's trophy for excellence in creative concept and design, one of the top three float awards given every year. This year's Grand Marshal was Emeril Lagasse, but it's unclear if he had anything to do with the… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 4, 2008 at 2:50pm — 10 Comments

Why Albuquerque Doesn't Suck

I love my Maryland hometown and am always excited to visit. And as I begin my trip to any of this country's fabulous eastern cities, I always am struck by a slight sense of envy that those places have so many things that Albuquerque lacks.

- widespread public transportation

- big, wide glorious rivers

- tons of people

- tons of food

- rockin' new years eve parties at the Museum of… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 3, 2008 at 4:35pm — 4 Comments

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