Jan 10, 2011
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Distance Education Expanding
Options to Students and Faculty

photo and story by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

“Since no one is place-bound by classes, you don’t have to sit in a room every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can make your own hours and have class Saturday morning, sipping coffee." - Trish Maguire

For its New Year's resolution, Distance Education and Outreach at Eastern New Mexico University is expecting a new and improved way to deliver courses. Trish Maguire, director of Distance Education and Outreach, has watched the technology of distance courses evolve over the five years she has overseen the distance education operation.

Distance education options attracted over 3,000 students this past fall.  “Five years ago, I would say 95 percent of our students were in the residence halls,” says Maguire .”Now, we literally have an international presence.”

Maguire credits the faculty for the growth. According to her, their push for more access to online learning was one of the driving forces of the program’s current growth. “We were just offering courses and now we are offering entire programs online,” says Maguire.

Maguire says that the new version of BlackBoard, the current learning software used by ENMU, has worked to acquire other software providers and combined “the best elements of each program.” Also, Maguire notes the software’s ability to make the students feel a connection to other students and faculty through journaling, blogs and wiki features. “We need to form a community,” says Maguire. “If you don’t get them right away, they feel disconnected.”

The major benefit of distance education, according to Maguire, is the liberation from a specific place and time for class. “Since no one is place-bound by classes, you don’t have to sit in a room every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can make your own hours and have class Saturday morning sipping coffee,” says Maguire.

Distance Education has programs offered on other campuses such has Hobbs, Roswell and Ruidoso.  A current grant program is allowing the video conferencing classes to be shifted into a more fluid option for students and faculty and promoting the idea of not being place-bound. The campuses rotate class schedules for online courses to allow students to complete degrees wholly online.

One of the new capabilities of distance education is recorded replay of the professor’s lecture and discussion of the class. Not only can students review a point if they feel they don’t understand, but instructors can use the software and edit the lecture footage with little effort.

The major shift to the newest software, BlackBoard 9.1, will commence this summer with training for faculty. Maguire is confident that the new software will be more user-friendly and easier to use for both faculty and students. “It’s a huge difference in the architecture of the program, "says Maguire.

Distance education has given ENMU a competitive advantage as “students are very selective and are shopping for the degrees they want,” says Maguire. With the growing presence and improving technology offered by distance learning, ENMU is able to remain strong within the educational landscape.

For more information about distance education, call 575.562.2165 or e-mail distance.education@enmu.edu.

Welcome Back from Winter Break
photos by Scott Kendall
Communication Services

Mother Nature welcomes everyone back to campus last Monday, Jan. 3, with a celebratory ice sculpture from the fountain.


Vic and Tory Visit Teacher Education Office
photo courtesy of Vickie Aranda

Vic and Tory visited with Monica and Jonathan Corralez and the staff at ENMU’s College of Education and Technology during the break.  Vic and Tory are the most popular co-eds on campus.  They even have their own scheduling request form.  If you’d like Vic and Tory to visit your office make your request here.

No Rest for the Weary
photo by Robin Haislett


A scene from the ongoing construction effort on campus. And you thought your office was chilly.


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No notices submitted this week.

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Board of Regents Agenda for January 19 at Hotel Santa Fe

Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
January 19, 2011 – 3:00 p.m.



  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda


  1. Report from the president of the Board
  2. Report from the president of the ENMU System
  3. Report from the ENMU-Roswell president
  4. Report from the ENMU-Ruidoso president
  1. Approval of the minutes of December 9, 2010, and December 17, 2010


  1. Election of Officers (Regent Marshall Stinnett, Action)
  2. Annual Authorization of Offices Authorizing Signature Authority (Dr. Steven Gamble, Action)


  1. Presidential Goals for 2011 (Dr. Steven Gamble, Information Only)
  1. Holiday Schedule for 2011-12 (Dr. Steven Gamble, Action)
  2. Property Disposition (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  3. Facilities Planning (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  4. New Policy (Dr. Patrice Caldwell, Action)
  5. Addendum to 2010 Fall Graduation List (Ms. Ronnie Birdsong, Action)
  6. Division of Health Background Check Fee, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  7. Emergency Medical Services Field Internship Student Date Acquisition Project Clinical Fees, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)


  1. Discussion of 2 limited personnel matters pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)


ENMU Foundation Scholarship for Support Employees – The ENMU Foundation would like to announce the establishment of a new scholarship available to full-time or part-time permanent support staff employees.  This scholarship will provide $125 for the purchase of books.

ENMU Staff Scholarship for Books

(does not include work-study or student-hire)

Submit Application #5 located at:   http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/forms/5
(Please include a copy of your transcript and a list of courses you plan to complete spring 2011.)

For more information, contact the ENMU Foundation Office at 562.2412.

ShoreTel Upgrade – The ShoreTel telephone system software was upgraded on Saturday . If you are using the ShoreTel Call Manager software, you will see a box on your computer screen asking if you want to download an update to the Call Manager software. When you click on 'Yes' to upgrade, it loads the install program but doesn't go any farther. If you choose ' No' that you do not want to upgrade, it will close down Call Manager and you are not able to use it. 

ITS has a solution that will be automatically pushed to the campus computers but it may take several hours to reach everyone. If Call Manager is used heavily in your office, please call the Helpdesk and they can give you instructions on manually downloading the software. When the solution is pushed to your computer, you will be able to download the software through the upgrade message box. The upgrade will require that Outlook be closed and it will reboot your computer after the upgrade. We apologize for the inconvenience.

ITS Helpdesk

How to Download Electronic W2 Forms [instructions]

New Mexico Crafts First State Master Plan for Higher Education [Read plan here]

Stretch of Roadway Closed – The stretch of roadway on South Avenue N in front of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Building which spans from the southeast corner of the J.W.L.A. Parking Lot to the northeast exit of the Communications Building will be closed for construction through Sunday, Jan. 17.

In the event the project is completed before the anticipated dates, the roadway will be opened.  We appreciate your patience and understanding with this matter.  Please feel free to contact the University Police at 575.562.2392 concerning this event or with any special circumstances concerning parking in the area.

Crossroads Dining Hall Closed Through January 16 – Crossroads Dining Hall will be closed through Sunday, January 16, 5 p.m.

Sheving Units and Book Ends Available Through Golden Library – Golden Library is releasing quality book shelving units and book ends.  If your department is interested, please call Lee Quick at 2956.  Lee has photos available if you would like to see the items being released by Golden Library.

ENMU Selling Gateway 4100 Computers – ENMU is selling Gateway 4100 computers.

These computers come preloaded with UBUNTU OS super 10.10 operating system, ready to go. You can buy the CPU only for $30 plus tax or a complete system for $39 plus tax.

Some computers have been set up and ready for inspection.

For details, call Lee Quick in Inventory at 575.562.2956, go by Purchasing at 1500 Sesame Street Drive, or e-mail him at Lee.Quick@enmu.edu.

NCATE Reaccreditation Letters of Comment Being Accepted
ENMU’s College of Education and Technology is hosting a joint reaccreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and New Mexico Public Education Department in April 2011.

We invite third-party comments for review by the visiting team. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional teacher education/licensure programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the institution.
We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: callforcomments@ncate.org

Construction Schedule for Eastern New Mexico University January 2011

 Electrical Distribution Phase II

  1. Complete except for Final Engineer Inspection


  1. Repair Street where HVAC Piping was installed
  2. Begin Courtyard Prep
  3. Begin Cistern System
  4. Continue Structural Steel
  5. Continue Metal Stud Framing
  6. Continue Selective Skylight Remodel
  7. Begin Roof at Existing Structure
  8. Begin Door Frame Installation

Ag / Annex

  1. Install Exhaust System at Welding Booth Area
  2. Move University Equipment into Shop (10 January 11)
  3. Complete Construction

Re-Roof President’s Residence
        1.   Complete Items on Architect’s Punch-List

Eastern Alumni Association Scholarship

The Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association established the Eastern Alumni Association Scholarship award to provide encouragement and financial support for students enrolled at ENMU. It is designated for children and grandchildren of ENMU alumni.

Each scholarship awarded is $1,000, and the number of scholarship recipients is at the committee’s discretion, based on the amount of income received from the Bank of America affinity fund.  The recipient must reapply each year.

Selection Criteria

This award is for the academic year and becomes effective in the fall semester following the student’s completion of 30 college credit hours (i.e. sophomore status)

The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 1, 2011. 

For more information, contact Janice Cowen in the Alumni Affairs office at 575.562.2125 or e-mail janice.cowen@enmu.edu.

Student Job Fair Wednesday, January 26 – The office of Counseling and Career Services will host a student Job Fair for part time student employees on Wednesday, Jan. 26 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the CUB Sandia Room.  If you plan to hire additional student employees (either work study or student hire) we encourage you to join us for the opportunity to interview students. 

If your department would like to participate, just send an email to Nikie.Bonner@enmu.edu to reserve your table.  Students do not need to register to attend.

Recruiters with National Oilwell Varco Wednesday, February 16 – Recruiters with National Oilwell Varco will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 16, conducting interviews for Supply Chain Management Intern.  They are recruiting for May 2011 or earlier graduates to start the program rotation in July 2011. 

Targeted majors – Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Systems, Marketing and Management (Bachelor and/or MBA). 

The complete description is can be found here.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Danette.McGuire@enmu.edu

Call for Entries and Judges for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair at ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. 

The science fair is open to students in grades six through twelve attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt, and the cities of Logan, San Jon, and Tucumcari in Quay County. 

Students competing at all levels and in all categories will be eligible to win certificates of recognition, cash, and a variety of prizes from local, regional and national sponsors. Senior division students will be eligible to win a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair, May 8-13, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Entries must be received no later than Dec. 21, 2010.

Judges are also needed.  Please contact Leslie Schroeder at sciencefair@enmu.edu if interested and experienced in science and engineering

For more information, please send an e-mail to sciencefair@enmu.edu or contact Leslie Schroeder, Department of Mathematical Sciences at 575.562.2309.

Information About Future KENW Auctions from Sheryl Borden – It’s hard to believe that 2010 is over; I guess that’s why I’m already starting to make plans for the upcoming KENW Online Auction for June 1-10.  We are going to make some changes that I think will be a welcome addition – changes which will allow viewers/bidders to see the items on TV and then use operator assistants to place their online bids for them.

I hope to get our Auction Coordinators in each town hired so we can do the training in January (instead of February as in the past) and I am hoping you will consider helping me with this important job.  We pay our Auction Coordinators 10% of the retail value of all of the items and sponsorships they solicit so it can be a great way to make some extra money.  We welcome persons who are working part-time, stay-at-home moms and dads, or retirees to serve as our Auction Coordinator for the Clovis area.  The work can be done on your own time schedule and at your own pace.  If you are interested, please either e-mail me back or call me at 562.2112.

If you don’t feel you are interested or in a position to help in this way, can you recommend someone for me to contact?  Or, you can contact them and ask them to call me.

We have also worked with civic clubs in the past, and this makes a great fundraiser for them.  If you belong to a club or group, or know of a group who needs to make a little extra money, please let me know.  We also welcome youth organizations or booster clubs to help us.

The Auction is a very important fundraiser for KENW, and this year will mark our 35th annual event.  I hope you will help us.

Sheryl  Borden
1500 S. Ave. K - St. #52
Portales, NM  88130

Medical Coverage for Dependent Children Extended to Age 26
The NMPSIA Board voted this month to extend medical coverage to eligible dependent children up the age of 26, effective Jan. 1.

 This applies to medical coverage only.  Dental, vision and dependent life coverage will end at age 25.  The child may be married or unmarried.

Coverage will  not be offered to the spouse or children of the eligible child.

If you are interested, a  change card with proof of birth must be completed and submitted to the  Office of Human Resources by Dec. 20..

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

Medical Premium Tax-Shelter Plan
All employees who currently have medical, dental, or vision insurance coverage have the option to change their tax-shelter status.  Tax-shelter forms are available in the Office of Human Resources or on the Intranet under Human Resource Forms.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

Approved Holidays

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011


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Local Artist Displaying Work at Runnels Gallery
story and photos by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

“I like to believe that if it’s a good conceptual idea behind the painting, than it deserves the right amount of space for the idea, or at least in proportion,”- Andrew Merritt

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the art exhibit “Snow on the Window Pane” by Andrew Merritt at Runnels Gallery through Wednesday, Feb. 2 during the regular hours of Golden Library on the Portales campus. Merritt is an independent artist creating and selling his work from his gallery space, The Underground Embassy, in Clovis.

Bryan Hahn, secretary in the ENMU art department, notes that Runnels Gallery is not solely for those affiliated with Eastern. “The Runnels Gallery supports more than just the campus community.  It also supports the surrounding area of Clovis and Portales.  It is vital that we take every opportunity possible to connect people with art,” he says.

Hahn notes the uniqueness of this show in the size of the work. Many of Merritt’s creations will cover a wall in a home. “I like to believe that if it’s a good conceptual idea behind the painting, than it deserves the right amount of space for the idea, or at least in proportion,” says Merritt. “If the painting is a message that I would like to convey, then I try to make it a size which the message deserves and that people will take note of.”

According to Merritt, the length of creation of some of the artwork is like “an endurance race against my brain.” Some paintings are the result of three months of continuous work and “living on a couch a few feet from the work itself.”

The Clovis artisan uses various unorthodox techniques such as taking his art to the firing range to create his finished pieces.  Other media he uses to create his pieces include black paint “because an art teacher once told me not to,” and pieces of hymnals. Merritt also uses elements which will make the painting feel more “organic” and natural to the audience. “Using a lot of texture is an important part of my work, too. It makes the viewer want to touch the painting, and therefore bringing their subconscious closer to the message at hand,” although touching the paintings is not allowed for the showing.

Merritt uses his art to talk about common themes in non-literal forms “It sounds a bit cliché, but love is a common message. I think people have forgotten what a powerful thing this little spark of an emotion can be, and what a flame it can ignite,” says Merritt. Faith, steadfastness and freedom in its many forms are also evident in his work.

Merritt hopes people will view his art and “take the positive messages from my work and apply it to how it would best serve them.”

To view more of his work and “making of” videos, visit www.drewmerritt.com.

For more information, contact Hahn at 575-562-2778 or bryan.hahn@enmu.edu.


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Martin Luther King Day Celebration Monday, January 17 at Memorial Building -
Read schedule of events here. The march to the Memorial Building will begin at ENMU across from the Roosevelt County Museum at 10 a.m.


Chinese New Year's Banquet on February 4

“It’s going to be one of the most amazing show that has ever happened on campus,” Chris Yang, President of the International Club said.

Eastern New Mexico University is celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit on Feb 4, 2011.

As the most celebrated festival in China, the Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) is the gateway to the well-rooted and vibrant Chinese culture. The banquet, “Wild Elegance,” will be at 6 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom.

Chinese students at Eastern have been preparing a grand performance, including traditional clothing show, dance, skit, games, etc.. The menu will include delicious Chinese dishes from appetizer to dessert.

A new addition to this event will be a Silent Auction with items from around the world

The banquet will be open to the university and the community. The ticket price is $15/person.

Please RSVP with International Affairs before Feb. 1 with payment (no exceptions).

E-mail: enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu
Phone: 575.562.4915


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2011 ENMU Football Schedule

Date                Opponent                                                       Site                  Time 

Sept. 3             New Mexico Highlands University              Home              7:00 PM MST

Sept. 10           University of Incarnate Word                      Away              TBA   

Sept. 17           Oklahoma Panhandle State University       Away              7:00 PM CST

Sept. 24           Tarleton State University                             Home              TBA

Oct. 1              Angelo State University                                Away              TBA
Oct. 8              Abilene Christian University                        Home              TBA

Oct. 15            Open                                                                                      

Oct. 22            West Texas A&M University                       Away              TBA

Oct. 29            Midwestern State University                        Home              TBA

Nov. 5             Texas A&M Commerce University             Away              TBA

Nov. 12           Texas A&M Kingsville University               Home              2:00 PM MST

Athletic Results in All Sports – [details]

Noon-Time Wellness Basketball Open to All Employees – Noon-time pickup basketball games in a practice gym in Greyhound Arena each day at noon are open to everyone. For more information, e-mail commissioner Wendel Sloan at wendel.sloan@enmu.edu.

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Distance Education

Contact Rebbecca Gossett at 562.4248 or rebbecca.gossett@enmu.edu.

For general information about Distance Education and Outreach courses, call 562.2165.

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Thank you to Robin Haislett for produicing this issue o0f the Monday Memo. – Wendel Sloan

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"Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted." - Author Unknown

Please send us your original or favorite quote (with proper credit given) to monday.memo@enmu.edu.

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Zias Earn Sportmanship Award - [cnjonline.com]

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Students to Sing Karaoke January 21 in Ground Zero
By Chase Taylor

The Associated Student Activities Board  of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its traditional Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 Ground Zero of the Campus Union Building. The event is free to all students with a valid ID. Participants will be entered in drawings and contests for gift cards from the campus bookstore.

Karaoke Night is one of the most popular ASAB events where students can show their talents on the Ground Zero stage with 100s of songs available to participants. For those wanting to perform in large groups, it is important to note only three microphones with stands are available to performers.

ASAB is a student-run board that programs and hosts free events to the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information, please contact the Campus Life Office at 575-562-2108.

"Music Madness" Back to School Dance on January 28 in Ballroom
By Chase Taylor

The Associated Student Activities Board of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its inagural back to school dance, “Music Madness” dance at 8-11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28  in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building.

The dance is free to all students with a valid student ID.

Music Madness is a dance that features a different genre of music every fifteen minutes. Students will be treated to a variety of different genres from the past few decades.

ASAB is a student-run board that programs and hosts free events to the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact the Campus Life Office at 575-562-2108.

Housing Accepting Applications for Resident Assistant

The office of Housing and Residence Life is accepting aplications for resident assistants for the spring 2011 academic semester.  Anyone interested can pick up information and an application at the Housing Office located in the Campus Union Building, room 108.

Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Education Comprehensive Workshop and Exam – The Comprehensive Workshop for Spring 2011 will be on Feb. 5 (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. to noon in ED 120. The Compreshensive Exam on March 5 (Saturday) from: 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. in COB 132.

Contact: Dr. Romelia Hurtado de Vivas at romelia.hurtadodevivas@enmu.edu.

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Click Here to View the ENMU-Roswell Eastern Clips Newsletter for January and February

News from ENMU-Ruidoso – [http://www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/news/news.html]

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Age  12

Grade 6

Meet Dillon, a special young man who enjoys creating artwork, playing football and video games, and listening to music. Like many children, at mealtime Dillon prefers pizza, hamburgers, and spaghetti. In school, where Dillon receives special education services, his favorite subjects are math and English. Dillon’s wish is to have a mom and dad that love him and will be there for him. Although Dillon interacts better with adults than children, he can be placed with children older than he is. He would like to stay in touch with his siblings in Utah. We are looking for patient parents who are willing to be part of a team. Potential adoptive parents will need to be familiar with attachment issues and be willing to participate in family counseling.


Age: 15

Grade: 9
Shala will win you over with her warm smile once she gets to know you. She thrives on routines and does not mind helping out around the house. Shala loves pets and would love to be part of a family which has at least one. In the past, Shala has enjoyed going to her church youth group, where she  made several friends. She enjoys some of the subjects at her school, and the social connections she established there. Shala is of Navajo background and a Navajo family would be preferable, but at the very least her adoptive family must be willing to help her maintain her cultural ties. Her adoptive family must also be willing to work on transitioning Shala into their home  and continuing  the therapy which has been helping her make progress with working through the loss and grief she has experienced.


Age: 8

Grade: 3
Juan is a bright child who is able to learn in a regular classroom environment.  He is a loving boy who seeks out and enjoys individual attention, and he tries to please those he bonds with.  He enjoys sports, including swimming and outside activities, and is a very good offensive basketball player.   He also likes to draw and color and make art projects for his friends.  Juan does require some medical attention for his vision- he is legally blind in one eye.  At school he is usually given a tour of the area, and a map of safe places is provided to him.  This helps with his visual issues.

For more information about adopting or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please visit www.CYFD.org or call 1.800.432.2075.


Recreation Center Class Schedule for 2011 - [Read schedule here]

Quality of Life Focus Groups - [Read information here]


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Non-Emergency Number for University Police is 562.2392 – The non-emergency number to reach University Police is 562.2392. The 311 number is no longer used.

Open Staff Positions —The Office of Human Resources has job listings at http://www.enmu.edu/services/hr/.

Approved Holidays for 2010-2011

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011


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