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Dona MaePhoto Essay:
Printed Monday Memo Makes History (Bin)
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

This issue of the Monday Memo is the first completely paper-less one in the long history of the campus newsletter (except for printed copies being mailed to 25 retirees).

While a few employees have expressed concern about the demise of the printed version (arrangements have been made for those without access to email), the mood of those involved with actually producing and distributing the old version seems to be one of exhilaration (and the willows don’t have to weep for their fellow trees).

Dona Mae Skinner, reproduction operator II, spent 18 long, hot years in a back office of University Printing duplicating 1,200 copies of the Monday Memo each week-a total of about one million copies. When asked how she felt about the change, her response? “Wa-hoo!” [more]

Armstrong Named ENMU-Roswell Provost
by Donna Gutierrez
ENMU Roswell


Dr. Judy Armstrong, Interim Provost at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the past eight months, has been appointed to the position of Provost. Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU President, made the announcement Thursday before a gathering of
ENMU-Roswell staff and faculty. Armstrong’s new title takes effect immediately.

“We are fortunate to have someone of the quality of Judy Armstrong to become the next Provost. Provost is a very important position because that person determines much of the direction of the institution,” said Gamble. [more]

Science Fiction Authors Visiting ENMU
The twenty-sixth annual Williamson Lectureship, hosted by the Jack Williamson Lectureship Committee, will be at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on March 7. There will be a luncheon at noon in the Campus Union Ballroom and a panel presentation by the authors at 7 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium of the College of Business. The luncheon is $7 per person and the evening presentation is free. Both are open to the public.

Science fiction author and Emeritus Professor of English Dr. Jack Williamson will be there to welcome the attendees and address this year's Lectureship theme, "Dragons, Dinosaurs, and Darwin." Guests George R. R. Martin and Michael Swanwick will speak at both the luncheon and evening panel, moderated by ENMU professor and fantasy author Dr. Christopher Stasheff. [more]

Wayne Moore Announces Retirement as Head Coach of Zia Basketball Team
by Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director


Wayne MooreWayne Moore, after 22 years as head coach of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team and 37 years in the coaching profession, announced his retirement today, effective at the end of the current academic year. Moore earned a 315-261 (.547) record at ENMU, including 16 seasons with a .500 or better record. ENMU will seek to fill the coaching vacancy in the near future.

“It will be very difficult to replace Coach Moore,” ENMU President Steve Gamble said. “Wayne Moore is the type of coach you’d want your daughter to play for. He’s had an exceptional career and he will be greatly missed.” [more]

Eastern Agriculture Faculty Member
Receives USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Fellowship

Dann  BrownDr. Dann Brown, assistant professor of agriculture in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture at Eastern New Mexico University, has been selected to receive a United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic-Serving Institutions Fellowship during summer 2002.

The HSI Fellowship Program, initiated in 1998, provides opportunities for faculty and staff from eligible institutions to work and interact with USDA staff in Washington, D.C., over a period of 3-4 weeks in the summer. Goals of this program include: (1) strengthening the HSI partnership of the University with USDA, (2) providing opportunities for professional development and thereby improving the quality of teaching, scholarship, and service at the institution, and (3) the promotion of diversity within the workforce. [more]

ENMU Choirs Schedule Spring Concert
Eastern New Mexico University’s School of Music presents its annual Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The university’s two choirs, the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, under Dr. David Gerig, conductor, and assisted by faculty and student instrumentalists, will perform. The 45-member University Singers, a non-auditioned ensemble open to all ENMU students, will sing the first half of the program. The auditioned 22-member Chamber Singers will conclude the program. Both choirs will perform a variety of sacred and secular works, some of which are thematically related to the season. [more]

Candid Camera
enmu payroll employees wear red, white and blue
PATRIOTIC PAYROLL EMPLOYEES--(L-R) Payroll employees Sharon Johnson, Elaine King Ennis and Crystal Payne accidentally wore the coordinated patriotic colors of red, white and blue recently. Sharp-eyed Oscar Robinson spotted the coincidence.



Personnel Briefs

Dr. Julia Rosa Lopez-Emslie, professor of education and director of bilingual/multicultural education, has been appointed to the New Mexico Bilingual Education Advisory Committee. She will be involved in analyzing the status of bilingual/multicultural education programs in the state and rendering advice on the policies and procedures to be implemented.

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy will speak at the International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired at the Leewwenhorst Congress Center in Noorrdwijkerhout, the Netherlands this summer.

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, Paul Pintrich of the University of Michigan and Erkki Olkinora of the University of Turku in Finland will be guest editors for a Special Issue of Educational Psychology Review on College Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Karen Vocke, assistant professor in the College of Education, recently presented a paper titled Cuba's Commitment to Literacy: Lessons for All at an international education conference, the IX Seminario Cientifico Sobre La Calidad de La Educacion: Intercambio de Profesionales Cubanos y Norteamericanos in Matanzas Cuba. Dr. Vocke and Dr. Patrick McGuire of the University of Toledo, Ohio, have also published a chapter on Cuban education in the new World Education Encyclopedia.

Dr. Dann Brown, assistant professor of agriculture in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, has been selected to receive a United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic-Serving Institutions Fellowship during summer 2002.