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ENMU Names Dean of College
of Fine Arts
Eastern New Mexico University president Dr. Steven Gamble
has appointed Dr. David Gerig to be dean of the College of Fine Arts.
Gerig, who came to Eastern in 1984 to teach in the School of Music,
had been serving as interim dean since the summer of 2000.
Eastern is very fortunate to have an administrator and leader
such as David Gerig, said Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president. He
has done an excellent job as the interim dean, and I am sure the College
of Fine Arts will continue to thrive under his leadership. [more]
Maguire Named Athletic Director
Sports Information Director
Mike Maguire has been named athletic director at Eastern New Mexico
University, effective immediately, Dr. Steve Gamble, president of ENMU,
Maguire, in his 15th season on the ENMU coaching staff, has been interim
athletic director since June 8, 2001. Maguire will continue to be the
head coach of Easterns volleyball team, which he has coached since
ENMU Regents Approve Applied
Arts and Sciences Degree:
ENMU Becomes First New Mexico School to Offer Degree
by Wendel Sloan
The Board of Regents for Eastern New Mexico University
has approved a new Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree with
a major in applied arts and sciences for the Portales campus. Eastern
becomes the first New Mexico school to offer the degree, which becomes
effective this fall.
The degree is designed for students who have an associate of applied
science (AAS), associate of science (AS), or associate of arts (AA)
degree (or equivalent) with a technical or vocational major earned at
an institution accredited by a Council for Higher Education Accreditation-recognized
organization. The purpose of the degree is to provide community college
graduates with the opportunity to complete a course of study leading
to a well-rounded education and a bachelors degree. [more]
ENMU-Roswell Hosts Unique
by Donna Gutierrez
The ENMU-Roswell Art Department will host a To Your Credit
major juried exhibition on campus March 21 to April 20. Professional,
amateur and student artists from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oklahoma,
Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Chihuahua, Mexico will be displaying
their credit card sized work in the lobby of the Student Services Center.
The exhibit will be open to the public.
Two-dimensional works on display will be the size of a standard credit
card. Three dimensional works will have a base exactly the size of a
standard credit card, extending up from the base no more than two inches.
ENMU Students Lose Everything
by Shane Brown
Eastern students Robert Bean, Mark Winnett and Garet Ervin
have lost everything they own in a fire that burned down their house
Sunday morning, March 3.
Being full-time students and working more than one job is tough enough,
but imagine your house being burned down and losing everything you own.
These students lived that nightmare. [more]
ENMU Announces Two Job Changes
Dr. Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, has
announced changes in two job positions at Eastern.
Janice Cowen, interim director of Alumni Affairs since March of 2001,
has been named coordinator of Alumni Affairs and will report to Dr.
Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs.
Chris Mullins, director of Human Relations and Affirmative
Action officer since July of 1997, has been named associate director
of Personnel. She will report directly to Oscar Robinson, director of
ENMU Presents An Evening
of Music for Clarinet
by Britt Hochhausler
The School of Music presents a faculty recital by Tamara Raatz on Tuesday,
March 12 at 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. The performance
is titled An Evening of Music for Clarinet.
Raatz was recently appointed assistant professor of clarinet and director
of orchestral studies at ENMU. She has performed as a soloist and has
traveled as a guest artist in concerts across the United States. Her
performances are available on the Vienna Modern Masters and Capstone
MEETING OF THE MINDS A combination of world-renowned
science fiction writers and their guests, along with great Eastern
minds, recently got together in the Jack Williamson Science Fiction
Library in the Golden Library following the Williamson Luncheon.
Pictured are: (L-R) (front): Jonathan Smith; (seated) Walter
Jon Williams, Jack Williamson, Michael Swanwick; (standing) Patrice
Caldwell, Sage Walker, Melinda Snodgrass, George R. R. Martin,
Fred Saberhagen, Connie Willis and Charles N. Brown.
TUESDAY TROUBLEMAKERS? Rumor had it that only campus
troublemakers (including the Monday Memo editor) were invited
to the Tuesday morning session of "Who Moved My Cheese?"
It may have been true since all these "Haws" seemed
to turn their back to the camera so they wouldn't be recognized.
Dr. Caryl Johnson,
assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences,
presented an assessment instrument at the New Mexico Higher Education
Assessment and Retention Conference March 1 in Albuquerque. The title
of the presentation was "Assessing Students' Evaluation of Research
Wendel Sloan, director
of Media Relations, News and Advertising, has been notified that he
has won an award from New Mexico Press Women in the category of "Radio
Spots." The award, judged by Ohio Press Women, was for a spot written
by Sloan promoting "An Evening With Eastern" in Albuquerque
and was voiced by ENMU graduate Janice Friend. The specific award will
be announced at the New Mexico Press Women's State Convention in Albuquerque