Monday Memo

item Meeting Minutes

General News
ENMU Profs Work with Other Profs Grant Buys New Science Equipment
by Sharon King
coordinator of Grant Activities
(and Special Assistant to the President)

Four science faculty members from Eastern New Mexico University have received research funding from a special grant.

The purpose of New Mexico Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (NM-BRIN) is to build capacity of New Mexican universities so that faculty and students can fully participate in research programs of the National Institutes of Health. The program constitutes a partnership among all six of the eligible institutions in the state led by New Mexico State University, with Eastern New Mexico University, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Tech, New Mexico Highlands University, and the University of New Mexico. [more]

Students and Staffers Battle in Noon-Time Hoop Wars
by Shane Brown
Communication Services
Raise Your Hand If You're SureEvery noon, Monday through Friday, a group of students, faculty and staff hoop it up in Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena.

Although the facility is reserved for faculty and staff at noon, ENMU employees have welcomed with open arms – and, occasionally, elbows – a group of students who play with them in pick-up basketball games. The tradition has gone on steadily for about five years, with some of the employees actually reducing clothing sizes during that time. [more]

Another Nebula Discovered in Williamson Galaxy Nebula Award at 94 Proves He's Not Just Another Jumping Jack Flash in the Pan
by Patrice Caldwell
Executive Director of Planning and Analysis/Institutional Renewal; Associate Professor of English

Dr. Jack Williamson, science fiction author and Eastern New Mexico University emeritus professor of English, has a new Nebula in his galaxy. Williamson's "The Ultimate Earth," published in Analog Magazine, was selected as Best Novella for 2001 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.

Albuquerque writers Sage Walker and Walter Jon Williams recently drove to Portales to deliver the award, and their congratulations. [more]

Nursing Gets High Marks, Re-Accredited
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

The nursing program at Eastern New Mexico University has received a five-year continuing accreditation through the spring of 2007 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Eastern’s BSN-Completion Program, established in 1992, offers a bachelor’s degree in nursing for registered nurses who have already completed two-year programs. [more]

ENMU Paying Tuition for Nurses
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University is paying tuition and fees for all nurses in its BSN-Completion Program. This includes all nursing and general education courses taken at Eastern during the fall semester, which begins Aug. 26.

All nursing courses can also be taken at Eastern’s instructional television sites at Clovis Community College, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, ENMU-Roswell and ENMU-Ruidoso. Many of the general education courses can also be taken at these sites. [more]

ENMU-Roswell to Present '5,000 Flowers' Memorial Art Exhibit
by Donna Gutierrez

The Art Department of ENMU-Roswell will present "5,000 Flowers Roswell-A Memorial Art Exhibit' on Sept. 4-27 at the Roswell Convention Center and Civic Center lobby. The show will feature artworks by ENMU-Roswell and ENMU-Ruidoso faculty members in memory of the losses of September 11.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, Sept. 6, from 3-5 p.m. The show will be open for public viewing during the Civic Center's normal business hours. [more]

Faculty Promotions, Tenures, Changes, Leaves Announced
compiled by Sigrid Jonsson
Executive Secretary, Academic Affairs

A listing of faculty promotions, tenures, changes in status, and leaves of absence can be seen by clicking to the right. [more]

ENMU Welcomes New Faculty to Campus
compiled by Sigrid Jonsson
Executive Secretary, Academic Affairs

Eastern New Mexico University welcomes a number of new faculty to campus for the 2002 fall semester. If curiosity gets the best of you and you can't wait until the Aug. 23 welcome back breakfast, click here to see more about the new faculty. [more]

Get Ready – Dawg Days 2002!
"Dawg Days" is the new name for the annual freshman orientation camp held Aug. 22-25. Over 40 returning students have been involved in re-designing the camp itinerary to maximize the benefit for attendees. Dawg Days begins on Thursday, Aug. 22, where returning Eastern students will be on-hand to help new freshmen move in and get acquainted with the ENMU community.

Dawg Days festivities will kick off with a BBQ from 5-7 p.m. on the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza behind the Campus Union Building on the Portales campus. Dawg Days includes: [more]

Candid Camera

Lifehouse Coming to ENMULifehouse, whose big hit is "Hanging By a Moment," will be in concert at ENMU's Greyhound Arena at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8

Tickets on Sale: Aug. 21
ENMU Bookstore during normal working hours, and at the Campus Union after 5 p.m. and weekends

One ticket for $5 with ENMU ID (limit one per ID)
Additional tickets and public tickets: $10 each

Floor Tickets (STUDENTS ONLY)
Cash only for all tickets. Unsold tickets will be available at the door

Presented by ASAB
Office of Student Activities and Organizations
Co-sponsored by Student Government, ASENMU

(courtesy photo)

Students making Phone Calls

Students Use Latest Technology – Students working in the Admissions Office have been using the latest in phone technology to contact potential students. As one anonymous student put it, "Using these new phones is as easy as opening a can of corn!"
(photo by Wendel Sloan)

Personnel Briefs

Former student Effie Laman, who received her master's degree from ENMU and is now pursuing her doctorate at Texas Tech, has been invited to lecture in Vietnam.