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Do ‘They’ Exist?

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14th Annual UFO Film Festival entertains Gallup

It must be aliens. Well, there’s a belief shared by many that life outside of our solar system exists.

Folks that believe in UFOs, aliens, or just otherworldly-curious attended the 14th Annual UFO Film Festival at the El Morro Theatre, Oct. 21-22.

The event consisted...

Plot lines compete against each other in ‘Suburbicon’

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Running Time: 104 min.

Manicured, planned communities aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. The facade of these neighborhoods being a happy and contented place fall apart in Suburbicon. In this film, it’s pretty clear from the onset that beneath the glossy surface are desperate, opportunistic, and even racist individuals.

It’s an intriguing starting point and there are plenty of important issues raised in the feature, but it doesn’t all fit together as effectively as one might hope.

Perhaps some of these issues may have to do with the screenplay itself. The film is based on material written in the mid 80s by Joel and Ethan Cohen (who at the time...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 27, 2017

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Hello, it’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. We have a varied mix this time out with some big Hollywood efforts as well as intriguing independent fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Annabelle: Creation - This horror flick is a prequel the 2014 hit Annabelle, which was a spin-off from the 2013 blockbuster, The Conjuring. Still with me? The film introduces the world to the very creepy and demonically possessed title character. Set on a farm, a group of orphans find themselves under threat from the creation. It earned decent notices during its...

Candidates for UNM-G CEO visit Gallup Campus

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Five candidates for the chief executive officer role are visiting the UNM-Gallup branch starting this week, the UNM search committee has announced.

The open forums are opportunities faculty, staff, and students to interact with the candidates.

“During our search for a CEO we had a 12 percent variation on our survey forms,” UNM-G search committee chair Ralph Richards said. “That is very good. It means we are singing from the same music sheet. In the past we have had variations as high as 45 percent.”

The five finalists are:

Dr. Andrew Nwanne

Dr. Glenda Balas

Dr. Richard Fleming

Dr. James Malm

Dr. Carlos Ayala

Two candidates appeared this week. Doctors Andrew Nwanne and...

UNM-Gallup campus interviews third CEO candidate of five

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The University of New Mexico continues its search for a Chief Executive Officer to head the Gallup campus.

On Oct. 17, candidate Richard Fleming, Ed.D., who serves as the vice president/dean at College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick near the Chesapeake Bay, asked search committee members to consider his near 30 year academic experience.

Born in Memphis, TN, Dr. Fleming holds an MBA and an MS in Industrial Administration, and a BS in Zoology.  He is a 2009 recipient of the Phi Theta Internationals Administrator Award of Distinction.

“Feel free to call me Rich,” said Fleming, who spoke on his academic life and teaching.

After obtaining his doctorate at University of...

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