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Friday, December 19, 2014

Campus briefs

Victim of kissing incident: It may have been cultural

On Friday afternoon, police responded to a call regarding potential misconduct, said UNMPD Public Information Officer Tim Stump. A female student was studying in Mesa Vista Hall, when an East-Indian man came up to her and asked for directions. After she gave them to him, he held out his hand and gave her a kiss on the cheek. After police searched for the man, they did a follow-up interview with the student. She told police she said the man had not acted suspiciously when talking to her or after the kiss. She said she believed the action had been cultural and that she had been encouraged by others to report the incident. This incident had initially been reported in Tuesday’s Daily Lobo.

Career Expo today in SUB features many recruiters

The Career Expo will be held in the Student Union Building today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is intended to facilitate recruitment of able employees and will enable job seekers to network with professionals. It will be the largest career fair on campus, according to a UNM Career Services press release, and will include local and national employers from a variety of fields. Potential fields include accounting, health care, education, engineering, human resources, military and financial services. UNM alumni and the public are welcome. Business attire is recommended, and job seekers should come with copies of their resume. The expo will be held in the Alumni room, Ballroom B and Ballroom C.

Cash Cash to perform at SUB Ballroom Feb. 19

The band Cash Cash will make an appearance in the SUB Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19. The group specializes in dance music and has remixed a variety of songs, including “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities and “Treasure” by Bruno Mars. Admission is free for students with a UNM ID and $10 for everyone else. Tickets can be ordered at unmtickets.com. For more information, contact the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Student Special Events.

Talk covers the history of African-American Greeks

Lawrence C. Ross Jr. will give a lecture on his book, “The Divine Nine – A History of African-American Fraternities and Sororities” on Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the SUB Ballrooms A and B. Ross’ book has appeared on several national best-seller lists, and he has made appearances on a variety of news outlets. According to a press release, Ross has lectured at hundreds on colleges and universities on the subject of African-American fraternities and sororities. The event is free and open to the public.