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Hires New Dean of Education
by Wendel Sloan
Eastern New Mexico University has hired Dr. Steven C. Russell from
Central Michigan University to be the new dean of the College of Education
and Technology. He begins on Aug. 19.
Russell is currently a dean over five departmSents and seven centers
at Central Michigan University, as well as being a professor of special
ENMU Names Coordinator of Multicultural
by Wendel Sloan
Diana Cordova has been named coordinator of Multicultural
Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University, according to Dr. Gary Musgrave,
vice president for Student Affairs. Ms. Cordova, who has a degree from
Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, had served as interim coordinator
Ms. Cordova, who speaks English, German and Spanish, and loves Italian
food, will supervise the directors of ENMUs offices of Hispanic
Affairs, African-American Affairs, and Native-American Affairs. [more]
Coca-Cola Is Now the Real Thing on ENMU-Portales Campus
by Danny Earp
Vice President for Business Affairs
Board of Regents recently approved the selection of Coca-Cola of Clovis
as the new vendor for soft drinks on the Portales campus of Eastern
New Mexico University.
The transition from the current vendor to Coca-Cola was effective on
Monday, July 29. New vending machines have been installed throughout
the campus and existing equipment has been removed. [more]
ENMU-Roswell Graduates Special
group of 33 students enrolled in the Special Services Occupational Training
Program at ENMU-Roswell received completion certificates and words of
encouragement during the 15th annual graduation ceremony on campus July
The Special Services program, under the direction of Linda Green, provides
educational training and adaptive equipment for students with disabilities.
After graduation, most students are able to find employment and live
Coming to ENMU Lifehouse, whose "No
Name Face" CD has gone double-platinum on the strength of the
number one single "Hanging by a Moment," will be in concert
at Eastern New Mexico University's Greyhound Arena in Portales at
7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Tickets are only $5 for students and
$10 for the general public. For more information, contact the Associated
Students Activities Board at 505.562.2631.
Science Becomes Ruth-Less
Ruth Evans, long-time departmental secretary for the
biology and physical science departments, was recently honored
with a retirement reception. Ms. Evans began working at Eastern
on Sept. 8, 1980.
(photos by Robert Long)
You're in Good Hands at Our
All-State School These were a few of the Upward
Bound students who got a head start on their future by taking
college classes at Eastern this summer. The students from area
high schools also participated in social and craft activities.
Just in case the old adage is true that "idle hands are the
devil's workshop," it was felt that having the students make
plaster casts of their hands would at least confuse the old rascal.
In the top left photo is is Linda Reyes of Clovis High School
and David Silva of Ruidoso High School. The top right photo is
Celestina (Tina) Martinez, Upward Bound resident assistant and
full-time ENMU master's student. The bottom photo is (L-R) DaLinda
Black, summer resident assistant, Upward Bound director Doris
Anaya, Flor Saenz and Isabel Guerrero from Ruidoso High School,
and Monique Lucero from Clovis High School.
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
The Career and Technical Education Division at ENMU-Roswell
is pleased to welcome Gretchen Flanary
as the Career & Technical Education Grants Project Director. Gretchen
was formerly the assistant director of Admissions and Records. She also
worked in the Liberal Arts Division on campus. She holds a BA in anthropology
from Colorado State University.
Dr. Antony Oldknow, Languages and
Literature, presented a paper, "The Popular and the Elite in The
Reader Over Your Shoulder" on Saturday, July13, at the Fifth
International Robert Graves Conference: Robert Graves and the Uses
of History, held at The British School, Rome, Italy, July 9-13.
Lela G. Goar, director for the New
Mexico Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, was notified
of a $25,000 grant award from the Environmental Protection Agency to
further family and consumer sciences teachers' efforts in the state
on the "Read the Label First" project. This grant will allow
curriculum developed in New Mexico to be launched nationwide.
My personal special thanks to Dr. Thurman Elder,
Dr. Contreras, Dr.
Young and Dr. Cordova
for the excused absences of July 5-8. I attended a training in Newark,
N.J., and was elected at the National Level as a Parent Leader. I am
now a member of the National Parent Leadership Team with Parents Anonymous,
Inc. Sheila Pettingill.