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ENMU Schedules Native American Awareness Week
Three Native American Studentsby Colleen Wright
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Native American Awareness Week will be held on Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 12, with an additional activity on Friday, April 19.

Pictured to the right are ENMU students (red top) Yolanda Martinez, (green top) Dwan Martinez and (black top) Utahna Livingston modeling outfits which will be for sale. (photo courtesy of John Pritchett) [more]

Novel Methods in Cancer Diagnostics Lecture Set
Eastern New Mexico University's Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, ENMU Chapter, and the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Program present Dr. Josef Alfons Käs, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, The University of Texas, who will speak on Novel Methods in Cancer Diagnostics on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium of the College of Business. The lecture is free and the public is invited.

Josef Käs is an assistant professor of physics at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the Technische Universität München. His research involves the next big challenge for physics: studies of soft condensed matter physics on the scale of nanometers to tens of microns, i.e., on the scale of proteins and cells, in complex biological matter – often far from equilibrium and frequently behaving in a highly nonlinear manner. [more]

Bond Issue to Benefit ENMU-Roswell
by Donna Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

When voters go to the polls November 5, they will decide the fate of a multi-million dollar bond issue proposed for education projects throughout the state, including $450,000 for infrastructure improvements at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell.

The 2002 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act to authorize the issuance and sale of public educational capital improvements and acquisitions bonds was authorized by the 2002 State Legislature. If Question B, or the education question of the act is approved by a majority of voters on November 5, the money will become available for public schools, colleges and universities in New Mexico. [more]

Maegan Rhoten Named LSC South Pitcher-of-the-Week for Second Time This Season
by Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore pitcher Maegan Rhoten (RHP/OF, 5’9”, Albuquerque, NM/St. Pius X H.S.) has been named Lone Star Conference South Division Pitcher-of-the-Week for the second time this season. The most recent award was achieved as a result of her efforts in games played March 25-31.

ENMU went 5-1 during the week with a double-header sweep of the University of Texas-Permian Basin and three wins in four Lone Star Conference games against Angelo State University. The Zias improved to 22-15 overall, including 4-4 in the LSC South. [more]

Rachel Mohler Named LSC South Hitter-of-the-Week
by Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Eastern New Mexico University senior third baseman Rachel Mohler (5’8”, Las Vegas, NV/Green Valley H.S.) has been named Lone Star Conference South Division Hitter-of-the-Week for the week ending Sunday, March 31. Mohler recorded 11 hits in 22 at bats, as the Zias earned a 5-1 record during the week.

Mohler, an NFCA Second Team All-America selection in 2001, not only hit .500 in six games during the week, but scored nine runs and achieved five RBIs. She smacked three doubles, giving her 10 doubles on the season and 55 doubles in her ENMU career. [more]

Candid Camera

Albuquerque Journal

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ENMU FEATURED IN ALBUQUERQUE JOURNALEastern was featured on the front page of the Youth Express section of the Tuesday, April 2, issue of the Albuquerque Journal. The feature was written by Rick Nathanson of the Journal, and photos were furnished by Communication Services.


Personnel Briefs

Cheryl Pachak-Brooks was recently elected as President-Elect of the Southwest Division of Music Teachers National Association. She was installed into office during the MTNA National Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 16-20.

Dr. Stephen R. Durand and Dr. Kathy Roler Durand presented the paper "Cynthia's Puerco Legacy: Recent Research at the Guadalupe Community" at a symposium in honor of Dr. Cynthia Irwin-Williams. This symposium was part of the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 20-24, in Denver.

Dr. Kathy Roler Durand and Dr. Stephen R. Durand presented a poster titled "A Closer Look at the Guadalupe Ruin Great House Community" on Friday, March 22, at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Denver.

Luke Erickson, Master's candidate in Anthropology, presented a poster on the results of his thesis research titled "Differentiating Prehistoric Cooking of Faunal Remains from other Taphonomic Agents" on March 22 at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for
American Archaeology in Denver.

Dr. Alan W. Garrett has been appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Curriculum and Supervision.

Dr. David W. Duke recently performed two lecture-recitals on "The Songs of Peter Cornelius 1824-1874." One was presented at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and the second was at Pennsylvania State University. Both were well received.

Dr. John Humphreys, assistant professor of management, has authored a paper titled, "The Anabasis and Lessons in Leadership: Xenophon as a Prototypical Transformational Leader," that has been accepted for presentation at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Denver (August, 2002).

Dr. John Humphreys, assistant professor of management, and Chenghan Liu and Ivan Lapuka, MBA students and graduate assistants, will be presenting a paper titled, "Guanxi and Mianzi: Culturally Specific Work Motivation Catalysts," at the Southwest Business Symposium to be held at the University of Central Oklahoma (April, 2002).