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ENMU to Compete in Track and Field
by Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Eastern New Mexico University will return to intercollegiate competition in outdoor track and field during the 2002-03 academic year, ENMU President Dr. Steven Gamble announced today, bringing the Greyhounds and the Zias back into action in a sport that has been historically strong at ENMU. The men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference.

“Within the New Mexico and West Texas area, there are some talented track and field
athletes who right now do not have the opportunity of a Division II program,” Dr. Gamble said.

“Track was a strength at our institution in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and we want to reach those heights again.” [more]

Eastern Graduate Student Receives International Award

Laurie Johannsen of Clovis, a graduate student in special education at Eastern New Mexico University, has been chosen as the recipient for the Council for Exceptional Children 2002 Graduate Student Graduation Award. The award will be presented to her in April during the International CEC Conference in New York City.

The 2002 award is based on a packet that includes an essay, recommendations, evidence of high scholarship, participation in CEC and service to the field of special education.
This is not the first time that Johannsen has received an international award; last year she won the international Graduate Student of the Year award in Kansas City, Kan.

ENMU Student Teachers Need to Attend Application Meetings
All Eastern New Mexico University-Portales students who plan to student teach during the Fall 2002 semester must attend a mandatory pre-application meeting to receive the required information concerning application procedures. Three sessions have been scheduled and students may choose the session that is most convenient.

Sessions are scheduled for 12-1 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Becky Sharp Auditorium, College of Business.

The Feb. 5 session is from 6-7 p.m. in the Sandia Room, Campus Union Building.
During the sessions students will complete a pre-application packet indicating intent to student teach during the Fall 2002 semester.

For more information, call Jane Thompson, coordinator of Teacher Education, at 505.562.2972.


Personnel Briefs

Dr. Ellen Bral, Dr. Michael Shaughnessy and Dr. Russell Eisenman (of the University of Texas, Pan American) have had a paper published in The International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The title of the paper is Intimacy in People with Chronic Pain.

Orlando Ortega, director of operations at KENW-TV, has won the Crystal Award of Excellence in the Communicator Awards 2001 Video Competition, an international competition that recognizes outstanding work in the communication field. Olando’s entry was for a news report on “Terry Clark’s Day of Execution.” Orlando was assisted by student Adam Williams.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has been informed that a paper titled " Delivery of the Knowledge Curriculum versus the Skill and Competency Curriculum " has been abstracted and indexed for citation in ERIC monthly bibliography journal Resources in Education and has been added to the ERIC microfiche collection.

Dr. Ollie Oviedo, associate professor of English, will present the paper "Texts and Technology: Pedagogy, Ethics--Where Are We Going?" at the annual convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication/Research Network Forum in Chicago, March 20-23. Dr. Oviedo will also chair the table Computers and Writing: Digital Technology Literacy at the same conference.