"Since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, several persons, especially those seeking data for an article or book, have asked me whether I knew in what way I was influencing his life. The answer is an unqualified 'No.' There is no way one can know the degree of influence one has upon another.” ~ Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, in Born to Rebel

Regional Conference

Intersections of Identity: Commonalities and Distinction

Hosted by The University of New Mexico & Heritage University

When: October 27 & 28, 2017
Where: Sandia Resort Hotel in Albuquerque, NM

The hotel reservation will be made by the UNM MMUF coordinators ($199 for single or double). Please send the tentative number of attendees (students and professionals) to Kiyoko Simmons ksimmons@unm.edu by August 15th. The registration will open on August 1st, and the registration deadline is September 25th. We will also need the attendees' flight information for hotel shuttle service and room assignments for your students and coordinators by September 22nd

Friday, October 27 at Sandia Resort Sandia Resort

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast (Eagle Room)

9:30-10:00 am: Welcome (Eagle Room)

10:00 - 12:00 pm Workshop 1 for senior fellows (Roadrunner Room)

  • 10:00-11:00 am - Hands-on workshop on "Letter of Intent" for graduate application
  • 11:10 - 11:50 am - PhD Panel 

10:00-12:00 pm: Workshop 2 for junior fellows (Hummingbird Room)

  • 10:00-11:00 am - Hands-on workshop on "Time Management"
  • 11:10-12:00 pm - Funding after Undergraduate (SSRC)

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch (Eagle Room)

1:00-3:00 pm: Workshop 1 for senior fellows (Roadrunner Room)

  • 1:00-2:00 pm - Faculty Panel "Graduate School Interview and Faculty Expectation in Graduate School"
  • 2:10-3:00 pm - Funding after Undergraduate (SSRC)

1:00-3:00 pm: Workshop 2 for junior fellows (Hummingbird)

  • GRE Preparation Workshop

3:00-3:30 pm: Afternoon Snack (Eagle Room)

3:30-6:30 pm: Break - The hotel swimming pool outside is open.

6:30-9:00 pm: Dinner for fellows (Hummingbird Room) *Coordinator's dinner off-site

Saturday, October 28 at The University of New Mexico

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast at Sandia Resort

9:00-9:30 am: Shuttle to UNM Campus

10:00-11:10 am: Oral Presentation 1 (Dane Smith Hall 318, 331, 332, 333)

11:20-12:20 pm: Poster Presentation (SUB Atrium)

12:20-1:30 pm: Lunch & Spoken Word Performance (SUB Ballroom C)

1:50-3:00 pm: Oral Presentation 2 (Dane Smith Hall 318, 331, 332, 333)

1:50-3:00 pm: Talking Circle (Honors College)

3:30 pm: Shuttle back to Hotel

6:30-9:00 pm: Banquet (Mountain Terrace & Eagle Room)

Fellow's Presentation Options:

  • Oral presentation (6-8  minutes) and panel discussion – In the interest of time we must limit the number of presentations to 5 per institution.
  • Poster presentation
  • Talking Circles – where students in the early stages of their research project can present their research questions and ideas (3-5 minutes) and receive feedback from their peers and faculty participants.