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ENMU-Roswell Names New Dean of Instruction
Dr. Dwight (Dee) Rogersby Donna Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

Dr. Dwight (Dee) Rogers, Acting Dean of Instruction at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the past eight months, has been appointed to the position of Dean of Instruction. Dr. Judy Armstrong, Provost at ENMU-Roswell, made the appointment effective March 11.

"Dee has done an outstanding job as Acting Dean of Instruction for the past eight months," said Armstrong. "We have developed an excellent rapport and work well together as a team. Dee has established the same rapport and working relationships with the faculty, staff, and division chairs in the instructional area. Based on their recommendations and my own observations and experience, I believe that Dee is the best choice for the position. Appointing him now allows us to move at full-speed ahead on many projects without the delay and expense of a costly search," Armstrong said. [more]


ENMU Receives Funding for Various Projects from Legislature
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services


If the voters approve a General Obligation Bond on Nov. 2, the Portales campus of Eastern New Mexico University will receive over $5 million dollars for capital outlay projects.

In the budget approved by the state legislature and signed by Governor Gary Johnson, the largest budgeted item for Eastern, pending voter approval, would be $4 million for a Communications Center to house Eastern’s public broadcasting television and radio stations (KENW-TV and KENW-FM), as well as classrooms. [more]

ENMU Sets ‘A Celebration of Excellence in Black History’
Dr. Paul Lockmanby Shane Brown
Communication Services

African-American Student Services at Eastern New Mexico University will hold a banquet called “A Celebration of Excellence in Black History” on March 28 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom.

The banquet will feature keynote speaker Frank Jackson, a distinguished historian who will address the story of mankind and diversity. [more]

Sedillo Named Acting Dean at ENMU-Roswell
by Donna Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

Joe Sedillo, formerly the director of the ENMU-Roswell Business Office, has been appointed the Acting Dean of Administrative Services. Dr. Judy Armstrong, Provost, made the appointment following the resignation of Richard Cervantes, who accepted a position with New Mexico Tech. Sedillo will serve as Acting Dean of Administrative Services while the position is advertised and a permanent dean is hired.

As Dean of Administrative Services, Sedillo is responsible for the administration of the business affairs of the Roswell campus, which includes the Business Office, Payroll, Physical Plant, Food Services, Bookstore and Police Department. "Joe is more than capable of serving in this very important position until a permanent dean is hired," said Armstrong. "We are fortunate to have someone with his financial background, solid experience, and good judgment. Joe has done an outstanding job as director of the Business Office, and he will serve our campus well as the Acting Dean," she said. [more]

ENMU SHRM Team Competes in Human Resource Games
Eastern New Mexico University’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently competed for the first time in the New Mexico SHRM HR (human resource) Games at the University of New Mexico. Using a “Jeopardy style” format, SHRM student chapters from across New Mexico tested their knowledge of human resource management issues.

The friendly competition allows students to prepare for the Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification exam. Additionally, students have the opportunity to network with HR practitioners from across the state. [more]

Cedric Palmer Named First Team All-Conference
by Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Cedric Palmer (6’6, 200 lbs., Houston, TX/McLennan C.C./Yates H.S.) has been named First Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division for the 2001-02 season as selected by the LSC South head coaches. Palmer was one of just five players from the seven LSC South member universities named to the First Team.

Palmer led the Greyhounds with 15.1 points per game, with a total of 408 points in 27 games. He also led the team with 150 rebounds, an average of 5.6 rebounds per game. Palmer shot 56.2% from the field, as he connected on 145 of 258 shots. He converted 71.4% at the line (118 of 165). [more]

Jill Stout Named Honorable Mention All-Conference

by Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Sophomore guard Jill Stout (5’7", Sudan, TX/Sudan H.S.) of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been named Honorable Mention All-Lone Star Conference South Division as selected by the LSC South head coaches.

Stout was one of seven Honorable Mention selections and 17 players overall chosen for the All-LSC South Team for the 2001-02 season. [more]

New Mexico Public School Textbooks Available for Public Review at ENMU
Teachers, parents, and other community members are invited to review and comment on the proposed textbooks that have been approved for adoption
by the State of New Mexico's Department of Education Instructional Material Bureau.

The new Adult Basic Education, Career/Technical Education and Driver Education textbooks are currently available for examination at the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) located at Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library. The IRC is located on the second floor of Golden Library and is open on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. [more]

New Mexico Press Women Offering Scholarships

by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services


New Mexico Press Women is offering two $500 scholarships to male and female students majoring in journalism, broadcasting, photography, graphic art, writing, communications, public relations or advertising. The scholarships will be presented in May at the state convention.

The main criteria for the award is career potential and financial need, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The competition is open to all students in the above majors. [more]

Candid Camera
ENMU employees at workshop

SOME WERE MORE STUDIOUS THAN OTHERS at the recent FranklinCovey time-management workshop in the Campus Union Building.

Dr Mary Drabbs and Floyd White train Clovis Firemen in physical fitness excercises.

DR. MARY DRABBS and graduate student Floyd White train Clovis firemen in physical fitness exercises.


Personnel Briefs

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 Journal Articles."