Jan. 24, 2011
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Three ENMU Campus Buildings Being Razed;
New Residence Hall to be Constructed

story by Wendel Sloan
photos by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents has approved demolishing three older, unoccupied buildings on the Portales campus, and removing asbestos-containing materials in the ceiling of Greyhound Arena and replacing the ceiling.  The estimated cost for all four projects is $5.9 million.

The projects are subject to the approval of the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

Being razed are Lincoln Hall, a seven-story dormitory built in 1965; DeBaca Hall, a three-story dormitory built in 1962; and Chaves Hall, a three-story dormitory built in 1955.

Lincoln Hall

Razing of Lincoln Hall, 98,289 square feet, will begin in late spring with asbestos abatement.  It will take two to three months to bring down and clear the debris, with an estimated cost of $1.7 million, according to Scott Smart, vice president for Business Affairs.

In its place an approximately $12 million, two- or three-story residence hall will be constructed, with an anticipated opening in August of 2012.  Rooms will have two beds, with each two rooms sharing a bathroom.  It will accommodate approximately 360 students, most of whom will be freshmen formerly housed in Bernalillo Hall.

Bernalillo Hall, a seven-story dormitory, will be closed at the time the new residence hall is opened.

Asbestos removal in DeBaca Hall, 63,030 square feet, will begin in late July or mid-August.  The total estimated cost for demolition and removal is $1.2 million, and will take one-and-half to two-and-a-half months.

DeBaca Hall

Asbestos removal in Chaves Hall, 38,556 square feet, will begin in mid-August or early-September.  The total cost for demolition and removal is estimated to be $500,000, and will take one to one-and-a-half months.

Chaves Hall

According to Ted Fares, director of the ENMU Physical Plant, green spaces will replace DeBaca Hall and Chaves Hall.

The estimated cost of the Greyhound Arena ceiling project is $2.5 million, and will begin in May and take approximately three months.

“We are excited about these projects,” said Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president.  “The new residence hall will be a great boon for our growing enrollment and students who want to enjoy the advantages of living on campus.  It will be a first-class facility.  In addition, the demolition of old, unused buildings and the resulting green spaces will further beautify a campus that is already considered one of the most attractive in New Mexico.   We are eager to get these projects underway.”

Dr. Gamble said that the projects will be financed through funds available from a retiring bond that the University has been paying off at $300,000 per year, and the normal room rates paid by the occupants of the new residence hall.

Video of Friday's Staff Meeting
(photos and video by Wendel Sloan)
[play video]

 

Distance Education Radio Spot Audio Alert
Listen to audio of two versions of the same radio spot that ENMU is running on the Rooney-Moon Stations and KCLV Radio to promote Distance Education. – [radio spots]

 

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Eastern New Mexico University has always been supportive of good causes and volunteerism. In the case of the United Way of El Paso, Texas, ENMU has contributed two of its graduates to its operation.

Shannon Osborne and Larry Patton have both held membership in the Board of Directors of the United Way of El Paso along, with other positions.

Shannon is currently the president of the United Way Young Leaders Society after holding the office of vice president and networking chair in previous years.

The communication major found her calling while being highly involved in campus life, including Associated Students Activities Board. The 2009 recipient of the “Best El Pasoan” cites her experience with ASAB as helping her hone her skills at event planning, budgeting, volunteering, networking and negotiating from serving on so many committees involved with student activities.

Through her mentors, Dr. Will Kayatin, former director of student activities and organizations, and Dr. Janet Roehl, Shannon was encouraged to pursue her passion and dedicate herself to it. “I consider myself a student life specialist and volunteer and committed to making this my life's work” says the coordinator of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Texas at El Paso.

“When I moved to El Paso, I did not know anyone. For me, I believed that volunteering would be the best way to meet people and get connected in the city,” says the ENMU master’s graduate. Her endeavors helped her connect with others and grow the organization to close to 200 members.

The 2001 ENMU Homecoming Queen asserts that, “What you put into the organization is what you are going to get out of it.”  She coordinates many young professionals who join committees and help coordinate leadership, volunteering, networking event and other efforts to bring a positive impact to the El Paso area.

Larry Patton, president of the board of the United Way of El Paso, credits Shannon with fostering volunteerism among young professionals in El Paso. “I am proud to serve with her on the United Way Board as a fellow greyhound,” he says.

 

Shannon with United Way Young Leader Society at the "Grow Your Network" event.

Larry is also linked with many aspects of ENMU. “My wife was active in Chi Omega and her brother, Steve Harmon, the current president of the Alumni Association Board, was a Sigma Nu.”

Larry is the president and CEO of the Bank of the West in El Paso after 39 years in the banking industry. He credits the ENMU career services office for bringing quality companies to ENMU for interviews which lead to the beginning of his career in banking.

 

United Way Young Leader Society Food Drive



After receiving an associate’s degree at New Mexico Junior College and a semester of playing baseball at NMSU, Larry transferred to ENMU and continued playing baseball for a semester. Putting his schooling before his sports, he left the baseball team and spent most of his time in the ENMU library. His finance teacher and dean of the business school at the time, Mr. Branscum, and his conversation with David Stone, a local banker, inspired him to pursue his career in banking.

Through Larry's efforts, employees of the bank are encouraged to donate to the community. “We have found that through conducting an employee campaign which allows for payroll deductions, that this becomes a first time opportunity for our employees to participate in community giving.”

After living in the El Paso community for the past 32 years, Larry has watched how the United Way has benefited other organizations. “Whether it was the Child Crisis Center, Center Against Family Violence, or Early Childhood Education, it is heartwarming to see the benefits El Paso families receive.”

Shannon asks ENMU alumni who are looking to become involved or try something new, to consider volunteering with the United Way. “There are so many opportunities to lend a hand or a dollar to building a strong community,” says the proud Geyhound.

For more information about the United Way and United Way Young Leader Society, visit www.unitedway.org or www.uwyls.org.

Slide Show Alert

MLK March

Watch a slide show and hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech of the MLK march last Monday in Portales which began on the ENMU campus. – [video]
Speech About MLK Video Alert
Watch video of ENMU history professor Dr. Donald Elder III delivering the keynote address at the MLK program last Monday in the Portales Memorial Building. – [video]

Freshman Moves to Portales
for Girlfriend He'd Never Met

by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services

Wayne Allen, a freshman information systems major at Eastern, moved to Portales because of a young woman he met in a Chronicles of Narnia chat room.

Growing up in New York, he was an only child of two older, retired parents. They lived on a 25-acre farm.

They had cows, chickens and peacocks. Coming from a low-income family, Wayne learned to help as much as possible. He was home-schooled and very involved in computers.

Wayne came to ENMU because of a girlfriend from Clovis he’d never met in person. Rebekah Elswick, the daughter of Clark Elswick, director of Information Technology Services at ENMU, met Wayne on a Chronicles of Narnia website that they were big fans of called the “Lions Call.”

  Wayne Allen with ENMU Greyhound mascot Tory in Communication Services (photo by Kaylee Peterson)


Around this time, Wayne created a Facebook page and a mutual friend of theirs requested they add each other. They began talking through Facebook and six months later they were a couple.

“I asked over Facebook if she would be my girlfriend and she immediately got offline saying she had to go to dinner. I was freaking out thinking I pushed it too far.  An hour later she was online and told me she was getting permission before she said 'yes,' I was so relieved,” says Wayne.

Rebekah’s mom allowed them to start skyping (video chatting), with her chaperoning the conversation.

 
Rebekah Elswick and Wayne Allen  

“It is very rare that someone likes the same type of things as me, such as 40’s music and reading all the time, but Rebekah matched it perfectly,” says Wayne.

This online relationship continued for two years.  Once when his family could not afford to pay their Internet bill that month, Wayne bought a phone card so that he could stay in touch with Rebekah.

Wayne decided to come to ENMU for college with the help of Rebekah and her family’s help.

“Where I come from, going to college is looked down upon,” Wayne explains. “Where I grew up people think you should stay at home and work the farm until you die, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go anyway,” Wayne explains.

Wayne has enjoyed ENMU.  He lives in a dorm and has zero complaints. 

“ENMU has given me a chance of a lifetime; I love all the staff and classes I have taken so far. Everyone is very welcoming and has made me feel at home,” explains Wayne.

Dr. Natividad Macaranas Brown: 1924-2010
by Carey Kiekel
Daughter

Educator Dr. Natividad Macaranas Brown went into the loving arms of Jesus in glory on Dec, 24, 2010.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1924 in Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines to Tranquillino and Maria Macaraeg Macaranas, the second oldest of six children. 

She leaves behind beloved husband and soul mate Charles Edward Brown, daughter Carey Allen Kiekel, son-in-law Paul Kiekel, two grandsons who were a great joy to her – Ben Kiekel, 23, student at Liberty University in  Lynchburg, Virginia (and fiancee Kristen Wargo), and Steven Kiekel, 22, student at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. five stepchildren, including Mary Brown Pawlyshyn of Portales, N.M., sister-in-law and dear friend Janie Allen Cooper, two sisters, Esperanza and Caridad, and several nieces and nephews including nephew and close friend Joe Macaranas of the Philippines.  

She was predeceased by first husband, Niel Carey Allen, who served as a navigator in the Army Air Corps during the Korean War, and second husband, Dr. Dayle Sittler, popular physics professor at ENMU during the 1970’s.  

She taught psychology at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) from 1965-1993, achieved full professorship and became chairman of the psychology department. 

She retired as Distinguished Faculty Emeritus and received numerous awards for teaching including The President’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (1982) and being inducted into the ENMU Educators Hall of Honors during the 2008 Homecoming, when a picture of her was placed in the main entry of the Education Building.

Students were impressed with her ability to lecture without notes. She explained that her photographic memory was actually due to knowing the material well and using good memory and presentation techniques.

Known for her workshops, which enabled teachers and returning students to obtain continuing education credits on weekends and breaks, she was nicknamed “Workshop Allen” by her colleagues.

She was the author of a number of publications. The four books that she authored were Chocolate Island (about her early childhood experiences), Growing Up in the Philippines (a more expanded version of her childhood experiences), Bravely They Fought (a novel loosely based on her older brother’s experiences as a Filipino soldier who was part of the Bataan Death March in Corregidor during WW2), and Up for Tenure (a novel about university life).

Using her talents as a marvelous cook and hostess, she helped to raise funds for the AAUW scholarship program by organizing Philippine dinners which featured the Philippine delicacies adobo, pancit and lumpia.  The Philippine dinners were always well-attended.

Dr. Macaranas enjoyed every minute of her 28 years teaching psychology at Eastern.  She spent more than half of her life in her adopted hometown of Portales where she found the people friendly and helpful.    She also enjoyed meeting people while managing her rental properties during her teaching years and even into retirement.

Charles Brown and Natividad Macaranas  

Donations may be made to the Psychology Honor Society (Psi Chi) Scholarship which Dr. Macaranas set up upon her retirement.  Checks may be made out to ENMU Foundation designated to Dr. Natividad Macaranas Psi Chi Scholarship Endowment.   The address is ENMU Station 8, 1500 S. Ave. K, Portales, NM 88130.


Interview with Carey Kiekel:
Daughter of Dr. Natividad Macaranas

Carey Kiekel and Natividad Macaranas

Q.  Where were you born and raised, and did you experience living in the Philippines yourself?

My parents got married while students at Stanford University in California.  I was born a year before my mother completed her doctorate in psychology.  We moved to the Philippines when I was 14 months old. 

While my parents taught at the University of the Philippines, I was surrounded by my mother’s relatives and immersed in the Filipino culture until I was 7. We moved back to San Francisco for a year, then my mother accepted the teaching position at ENMU and we moved to Portales in 1965.

Q.  How would you describe your mom as a mom?  Was she strict, etc.?  What did she encourage you to do and experience?  How did she inspire you and her extended family? 

My mom left me to make my own choices and come to my own conclusions in many ways.  However, in other ways, she was very firm.   She stressed not taking advantage of people, always pay what you owe, not being prejudiced,
always being grateful and sending thank you notes for gifts, integrity, considering the welfare and feelings of other people, accepting the individual differences of other people, and being respectful.

 


She encouraged me to further my education and develop my strengths and talents.  To my mom, money was no object for books, lessons, classes, all types of educational and personal development.  Fearless and bold, she set goals without thought to pitfalls, cons, or potential setbacks.

One of her favorite quotes was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “hitch your wagon to a star.”  My older son, Ben, wrote in his application for law school that his Grandma was his greatest influence and that she impressed upon him to shoot for the stars and reach his highest potential.  My younger son, Steven, a physics major, was also inspired by Grandma to pursue intellectual endeavors.

Dr. Macaranas with grandchildren: Steven, 22 and physics major, Ben (with glasses), 23 and aspiring law student, and Ben's fiancee Kristen, 21 and music major.

She set goals with no limits to what a person could accomplish – not age, sex, race, pain, etc.
She was careful not to waste time or money.  She always had in mind “investment” when she spent money.

Q.  Outside of teaching and writing, what were your mom’s passions?

Travel, sightseeing, cooking, sewing beautiful clothes, shoes, living frugally, being practical-minded, being active and productive,  and she was fiercely competitive in family games.

Dr. Natividad Macaranas, Carey Kiekel, 7, and her aunt Janie in San Franciso

Q.  How did s he feel about teaching her courses in general, and how did she feel about Portales and ENMU in particular?

She loved teaching and interacting with students. 

She felt comfortable in Portales.  The slow pace, simple lifestyle, friendly, helpful people matched her perennial peace of mind and sense of well-being and allowed her to focus on intellectual pursuits.  Portales became her hometown.

ENMU was her life.  The university became part of her and she gave it her all. 

Q.  How passionate was she about writing and her novels in particular?

Writing was a hobby to her, a way of documenting her experiences and expressing her thoughts and feelings.  Once she got inspired on a particular topic to write, she would give the project her complete focus and attention to completion.

Q.  What do you consider her most lasting legacy to her family, friends and colleagues?

Even under trials, most recently her struggle with severe chronic neck pain, she held her head up high, maintaining her strength, dignity, and sense of humor.  She made the best of any situation, not allowing bitterness or discouragement to get in the way.

Q.  Other thoughts?

At the memorial celebration that we held at the COPE building on January 5, there were people from all walks of life in attendance to pay their respects. This attests that she influenced people from all different ages and stages of life.

The following was read at Dr. Macaranas' funeral:

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

The following was also read at Dr. Macaranas' funeral:

Influence
Poet: Joseph Norris

Drop a pebble in the water,
And its ripples reach out far;
And the sunbeams dancing on them
May reflect them to a star.
Give a smile to someone passing,
Thereby making his morning glad;
It may greet you in the evening
When your own heart may be sad.
Do a deed of simple kindness;
Though its end you may not see,
It may reach, like widening ripples,
Down a long eternity.

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Dr. Donald C. Elder III, professor of history, was the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program at the Portales Memorial Building on Monday, Jan. 17.

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Dr. Zhiming Liu, professor of biology, and his research team (J.K. Dhillon, J.A. Sena, X.R. Su, T.W. Li, and D.D. Pan) have recently published two papers in two peer-reviewed international journals: (1) Effects of RU 486 on cyclooxygenase-2 gene expression, prostaglandin F2a synthesis and ovulation in Xenopus laevis. Journal of General and Comparative Endocrinology, 165(2010) :78-82; (2) Molecular cloning and expression of prostaglandin F2a receptor isoforms during ovulation in the ovarian follicles of Xenopus laevis.  Journal of Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators,  93(2010):93-99.  The research project was supported by the grants from the National Institutes of Health and Eastern New Mexico University.

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Antony Oldknow, professor of English, won second prize in the 2010 Dr. Zylpha Mapp Robinson International Poetry Award Competition for his poem "Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future," which was also published in MOBIUS: The Poetry Magazine, #28, "Poetry is the Music of the Soul"--Science and Nature. Flushing, New York, December, 2010, p.15. 

DAN DARE, PILOT OF THE FUTURE

Polar bears in handcuffs frog march to zoos,
To languish walled-up in sunshine and rain—
Those not yet dead, and many are, awkwardly
Sliding, then drowning.

And I thought by now
We’d all be exiled with them to moon or Mars.
Instead, brains and backbones waste, trees
Fade and frazzle, we have few sea walls,
Though the Dutch build them—Manhattan will get round
To them after the profits have been shared
And the bagmen scuttle west to Santa Fe
Thousands of feet above the millennial flood—
Only they’ll need to have barbed wire and walls
To keep the frenzied mobs from overrun,
Able to escape their compounds only by air.

When I was a boy, there was the Eagle comic,
Where Dan Dare was on Venus fighting wars
Against green men whose gang boss ruled
From a small hovering boat balanced on air.
He had a large green balloon-like head
And was separated from his native foes
By the great central belt of exploding fire
Around the midway of the second planet,
Whose heat we did not then exactly know—

But Dan Dare was unafraid and always won.

Now Earth is threatened with such a fiery belt
That might change the whole ball till it looks like
A small sun like Venus really looks and did.
And where to I wonder will we all escape?—
Since, of course, we will always win
Survive for the next grand cosmic cliff hang?

I know.

I want to be the next Dan Dare,
The secular cosmic savior,
Come in from outside penetrating the atmosphere
Through my head and all the secrets it’s hiding.
They must be there,
I am Dan Dare,
And I will call the young folk up to take their spades
To build the next high dike against the rising sea,
The Great Wall of China being nothing like it,
To create our great American-dream defense,
Brighter and stronger than Star Wars. 

I am Dan Dare,
And my space ship the Eagle,
The secret of constantly renewable fuels
And perpetual-motion machines—
Even now, I can feel it—
Residing untapped inside my head.

Antony Oldknow

In Memoriam

 

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Defensive Driving Classes – In order to drive a University vehicle or an Enterprise vehicle for the university, the State of New Mexico requires you to have completed the six-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Certificate program.

The six-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered Saturday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. in the College of Business Room 128, and Friday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. in Education Room 125.   

If you have taken the six-hour Defensive Driving Course, you are required to renew your six-hour certificate every four years. The four-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered on Monday, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. in Education Room 125, and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. in COB 128.

*** NEW STATE RULE:  You must have a New Mexico drivers license.  ***     

Please call Physical Plant at 562.2511 or the Safety Office at 562.2796 to register for the class.

Student Job Fair on Wednesday

Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011   11 a.mm to 1 p.m.

CUB Sandia Room

If you are looking for an on-campus job (work study or student hire), this is a great opportunity to interview for jobs with multiple departments.  Students should dress appropriately for a job interview and bring a list of previous work experience and references in order to fill out job applications.

Find student job opportunities online at www.enmu.edu/studentemployment<http://www.enmu.edu/studentemployment>

For more information, contact Counseling and Career Services at 575.562.2211, stop by SAS 232 or visit ENMU Counseling and Career Services on Facebook.

Regents to Meet January 28

1 p.m., Jan. 28
Admin. Bldg. Regents Room--Portales Campus

CALL TO ORDER

  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda
  3. Overview of process by vice president for Academic Affairs

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. First faculty appeal and deliberation held in closed session pursuant to

      Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)

  1. Return to open session for vote on the record and delivery of Board of Regents’ decision

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Second faculty appeal and deliberation held in closed session pursuant to

Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)

  1. Return to open session for vote on the record and delivery of Board of Regents’ decision

OPEN SESSION

  1. Third faculty appeal held in open session (per faculty member’s request)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Discussion of third faculty appeal held in closed session pursuant to

Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)

  1. Return to open session for vote on the record and delivery of Board of Regents’ decision

ADJOURNMENT

ENMU Students and Faculty Member Volunteering for AARP Tax Aide – AARP Tax-Aide is a free program run by the AARP Foundation to guide people with low to moderate incomes through their taxes, making sure they receive all the deductions and credits they’re entitled to. It is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service.

The program has grown tremendously since it started in 1968 with four volunteers. Approximately 34,600 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, now help more than 2.6 million taxpayers file their federal, state and local tax returns each year. The AARP Tax-Aide program is offered at approximately 6,500 locations nationwide in senior centers, libraries, community centers and other convenient locations.

In Portales:

Accounting majors Kristin Watts, Tingting Chen (Christy), and Shenqi Cao (Catherine) as well as  Dr. Mercedes Agogino, the AARP representative, and reviewer and Ira Kaye Frashier, ENMU liason, attended training during during the 2nd week of January, 2011.  They were required to pass a proficiency test in order to take part in the tax preparation process.

Tax preparation this Spring is expected to begin Monday, February 7th and continue through Wednesday, April 6th . During the week of Spring Break March 21-28th.

The days open will be Monday and Wednesday only from 1:30-4 p.m., first come/first served.  No appointments will be taken.

Participants are asked to bring the following:
Social security cards
Photo identification (such as drivers’ license)
W-2’s, 1099’s, and any other tax documents received regarding 2010.

If you would like to volunteer to be a greeter or help in some other way, please call 575.8709.

Still Time to Sign-Up for Lifelong Wellness – If you received an e-mail with the calendar template, you are already enrolled.

To enroll for spring, simply reply to cathy.hess@enmu.edu<mailto:cathy.hess@enmu.edu and tell her which option you would like.
      1-credit (You need to accumulate 30 half-hour activity sessions.)
      2-credits (You need to accumulate 57 half-hour activity sessions.)

If you would like to participate in an existing physical activity class, please tell us the class and meeting days/times, and I'll save a spot for you.

People new to the program will need to attend a short orientation session. We will schedule these at your convenience.

Approved Holidays for 2011-12

Labor Day                             Monday, September 5, 2011

Thanksgiving                       Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2011

Winter Break                       Close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011
                                                Reopen at normal time, Monday, January 2, 2012

Presidents’ Day                   Monday, February 20, 2012
 
Memorial Day                       Monday, May 28, 2012

Independence Day              Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The New Mexico Lottery is seeking video entries asking Lottery Scholarship students to share with them how the Lottery Scholarship has impacted their lives. 

Lottery Scholarship Videos Soilicited from ENMU Students – Could your Legislative Lottery Scholarship make you a star?

Share a video of how the scholarship has impacted or will impact your life and you could be featured a TV commercial. The most creative and compelling stories will be featured on the New Mexico Lottery’s website, and may even be used in their next television advertising campaign.

Videos are due by Feb. 18.

For more information, visit NMLottery.com.

Copy to use for FACEBOOK POST or EMAIL BLAST or NEWSLETTER BLURB or any other medium available to you:
Could your Legislative Lottery Scholarship make you a star?
Are you a Legislative Lottery Scholarship recipient? Share a video of how the scholarship has impacted or will impact your life and you could be featured in our next TV commercial! The most creative and compelling stories will be featured on the New Mexico Lottery’s website, and may even be used in our next television advertising campaign. Videos are due by February 18, 2011. Visit NMLottery.com for more details.

ENMU FoundationScholarship Application Deadline is March 1 – We would like to invite all students to apply for ENMU Foundation scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Applications must be received by March 1 at 5 p.m.  (with the exception of a few scholarships that have different deadlines).   

These scholarships are listed online at http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/index.shtml.  If you have any questions, please call 562.2412.

Welcome to Early Alert Spring 2011 – If you have students whose attendance is spotty or who may be experiencing other problems, please note that there are two ways to access an early alert form.

·   www.enmu.edu/earlyalert<http://www.enmu.edu/earlyalert> OR

·  Follow these links from the ENMU home page:
§  Inside ENMU
§  FORMS
§  Advising-- Early Alert

Forms completed online come directly to the Advising Center.  If you choose to complete the PDF version of the form, please remember to either print the template and enter information by hand or complete the template online (it will not be saved, however) and print immediately.  Either way, once the Advising Center receives the alert, the student will be contacted or referred to appropriate areas for intervention.

We greatly appreciate your help in identifying these students who may need some additional assistance in their courses.

Susan Cramp
Director, Academic Advising

Minute to Fin It – In an effort to continue the morale boosters that were started by the Merry Mariners last summer in the form of Water Wars, the newly formed FISH group, formally known as STARFISH, would like to present “Minute to Fin it!”  MTFI is a spin-off of the TV game show “Minute To Win It” where contestants have 60 seconds to accomplish a specific task involving common household items.  The team winning the most challenges out of five will be declared the winner.  Days and times for challenges will be determined between the two teams competing. Once the first round of challenges have been completed, teams will be invited to participate in a tournament that will eventually crown one of the teams as the champion.

MTFI will be a challenge between teams on campus.  The team will comprised of 5 members and the team will face 5 challenges, so that each individual will be responsible for a single challenge.  Each member of the STARFISH has created their own team, and now we are seeking teams from throughout campus to challenge. If you would be interested in forming or joining a team, please contact James Chacon or Martie Watson.  The following rules apply to teams.

  1. Teams consist of a combination of five employees, either faculty, staff, or students, however, no more than 2 students are allowed per team and they must be student employees.
  2. Team captains can recruit from outside their department; however, once an employee plays for a team, they will not be allowed to play for a different team at a later time.
  3. Teams need to come up with a name and submit it to Juan Rivas to get their team placed on the bracket.
  4. Teams need to arrive to competition on time.  Challenges will begin promptly at the determined time.  Any teams members not in attendance when the competition begins will automatically forfeit their round in the challenge.
  5. Activities are not necessarily physically challenging, but they may require the individual to step out of their comfort zone for 60 seconds in order to perform a task that may be considered silly, embarrassing, or just plain ridiculous.  (So chose your members wisely).

STARFISH members include James Chacon, Martie Watson, Carol Erwin, Juan Rivas, Kris Kuhlmann,  Kenny Prince, Cathy Hess and Ted Fares.

NOTE: The deadline to submit a team is Friday, Jan. 28 by 5 p.m.

HUMAN RIGHTS FILM SERIES Spring ‘11
movie 



               NOT JUST A GAME: Sports in US culture is a powerful cultural, economic and political force-                                               Thursday, February 3, 7:30
movieWobblies: One Big Union: The struggle for worker’s rights and dignity.                               Thursday, Feb 24, 7:30
movie 
   Weather Underground: a riveting    story  of explosive  US youth revolutionaries.
                                    Thursday, March 10, 7:30

movie          
     WHY WE FIGHT - Permanent War and the Collapse of the US Empire.  
 Thursday, March 31.       
movie 
            TAPPED: Is water a human right or a commodity to be exploited for corporate profits?
?                                                 Thursday, April 14, 7:30 

movie 


              EVERYTHING’S COOL: A Toxic Comedy about Global Climate Change.  Thursday, April 28                                                         

All films FREE, shown in College of Education, Rm. 120
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  doug.morris@enmu.edu

Writing Center Open for Spring Semester – The ENMU Writing Center will open for the Spring 2011 semester on Jan. 24. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or call for an appointment 562.2793.

Online Writing Lab Offers Tutoring for Distance Education Students – The Online Writing Lab offers tutoring services for distance education students. www.enmu.edu/services/tutoring/online-writing/shtml

ENMU Women Hosting Lovers for Learning on February 26 – ENMU Women have scheduled their annual scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction, "Lovers for Learning," from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at The Vines Italian Restaurant in Portales.

A full Italian dinner will be served, including a choice from two entrees, salad, bread sticks, iced tea and coffee.  A cash bar will be available or those who wish to purchase wine or beer.  Diners may supplement their meal with a treat from the “dessert” auction table.

Auction items include fine jewelry, quilted pieces, gourmet food baskets and many more. A special “just for fun” dessert auction will also be part of the auction items.

Proceeds support scholarships for women at Eastern New Mexico University.  Last year, two $700 scholarships were awarded.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($25 per person), contact Patrice Caldwell at 356.6591 or Ronnie Birdsong at 562.4490.

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
NCATE
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

Technology

  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 Here on 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.

Approved Holidays

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011

Meetings

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Fine Arts events featured in The Ticket page in area newspapers. [cnjonline.com]

Local Artist Displaying at Runnels Gallery
story by Robin Haislett; photos by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services


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.

ENMU Spring 2011 Fine Arts Calendar of Events

January

Snow on the Window Pane,
Featured Artist: D. Merritt
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28
Display Dec. 21-Feb. 2
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778          

February

35 Years: Parsons to Portales
Featured Artists: J. Tuttle and B. Hamann
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25
Display Feb. 6-26
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Rabbit Hole
Main Stage, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10- Saturday, Feb. 12
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
Tickets:
$5 General admission
Advanced sales and reserved seating available
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

Liz Wade Faculty Voice Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17- Saturday, Feb. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20
Tickets:
$8 General admission
$7 Senior citizens
$6 Pre-college
$5 ENMU students
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

March

K through ENMU: Community Art Event
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 4
Display March 2-22
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Saturday Night Lab
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m., Saturday, March 5
Free
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
3 p.m., Sunday, March 6
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Jazzfest
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

West Texas A&M Art Show
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 15
Display March 26 – April 15
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

April

High Plains Film Festival Screening
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
1 p.m., Saturday, April 2
Free
Contact: Laurel Petty (575) 562-2229

Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas Faculty Voice Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, April 7
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Mass in Time of War, Joseph Haydn
ENMU Choirs and Orchestra
Main Stage, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
8 p.m., Friday, April 22
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Student B.F.A. Art Exhibitions
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Sunday, April 17 – 22
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 22
Sunday, April 24 – 29
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 29
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Brass Choir Concert
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

An Evening of Sam Shepard
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 – 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
$4 General admission
No advanced sales or reserved seating available
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

May

Student B.F.A. Art Exhibitions
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Sunday, May 1 – 6
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 6
Sunday, May 8 – 13
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 12
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
3 p.m., Sunday, May 1
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Spring Dance Recital
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 3
Free
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

Student Directed Scenes
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m., Thursday, May 5- Saturday, May 7
Free
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


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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


Americans have recognized Black history annually since 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week first. Later "Black History Month" was implemented as an initiative to bring national attention to the contribution of Black people throughout American history. The month of February was chosen by Woodson because the birthdays of two great influential men, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

In an effort to raise campus wide awareness, the Office of African-American Affairs celebrates the month of February with a variety of events. If you have any questions, contact the office at 575.562.2437 or email enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu

 African American Affairs Detail information On BHM Calendar

Kick Off-Agalu
February 1
7 p.m.
Ballroom
Agalu which means, ‘Spirit of the Drums’, is a famous African drummer group that combines transformational dances, music, and storytelling with history of the African culture.

Edward Wallace: “Slave to American Hero”
February 2
2 p.m.
Pecos Room
Celebrate Black History Month on a tour through the life of Jim Beckwourth’s “He was a trapper, trader, soldier, scout, explorer, and chief of the Crow Nation.” Co-sponsored by New Mexico Humanities Council. (NMHC)

Craft Day: Create an African Mask
February 3
6 p.m.
Sandia Room
Come learn and create an African Mask with African American Affairs. There will be different types of art materials (such as markers, glitter, etc) to make your mask unique as well as resemble the culture of Africa. Must RSVP by February 1, and you can also bring your own supplies.

Black History Month Display
February 4
All Month
Library
The display is a window display in Special Collections for Black History Month that honors the African American culture, provided by Gene Bundy.

Rod’s Fitness Lounge
February 7
2 p.m.
Pecos Room
Mr. Rodrick Chambers, Director of Upward Bound and Health Group, will educate and demonstrate the correct techniques of proper stretching and exercising as well as, healthy habits.

Stop the Hunger Cake Walk Fundraiser
February 8
12 a.m.
Cafeteria
Support the “Stop the Hunger Campaign” to help homeless people and low income families to get food. The office would like your participation in this campaign by doing the cake walk and donating pocket change. All donations will go to buy food and give it to the Lighthouse Mission.

 Hip Hop with Sharesse
February 9
6 p.m.
Sandia Room
So come and learn a fun Hip Hop routine, with a little edge, with Sharesse Sawyer.
Sharesse is a certified fitness trainer who specializes in doing dance classes mixed with working out. She is a contemporary hip hop dancer who is ready to show you her moves.

Soul Food Stations
February 10
11 a.m.
Cafeteria
Come and enjoy some good soul food in the cafeteria.

Black Music Day
February 11
CUB Lobby
Enjoy the sounds of old school and new school genres in a musical atmosphere.

 Sandal Delivery
February 14
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
CUB Lobby
The unique and custom made sandals will be ready for pick up in perfect time for Valentine’s Day. We will be taking orders for these sandals on January 20th and 28th on a table at the CUB and you must pay up front in order for you to be able to order your sandals on those days. You can also order at anytime at the African American Affairs Office.

Mr. & Ms. Black ENMU
February 15
11a.m.-1p.m.
CUB Lobby
Come by and vote for the best poster of a young man and young woman who are competing for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Black ENMU 2011. Candidates can pick up applications at the office. Deadline to apply is February 7th.

“Black Success” 2011
February 16
2 p.m.
Laguna Room
Coach Draco Miller, Greyhound offensive football line coach, will give an inspirational discussion on how to be successful in 2011 and beyond.

Health Day
February 17
2 p.m.
Laguna Room
Nurse Kuhlmann and Health Services will provide Flu shots, sugar and blood pressure test.

Quiz Day
February 18
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
CUB Lobby
Come and test your knowledge on the African American culture, and famous names and
dates in history. Receive a gift.

The Wonders of African American Hair
February 22
2p.m.
Sandia Room
Learn about the different styles of African American hair, how we manage our hair, and also inexpensive ways to maintain your hair. This will be presented by Sharesse Sawyer, a licensed beautician.

“Rip the Shoe Game” Fashion Show
February 23
6p.m.
Ground Zero
We will have a fun filled fashion show that is directed towards shoes. Apply in the office by February 18 in order to be a model. Model your most jazzy shoes to the campus. Also crowning our 2011 Mr. & Ms. Black ENMU at the end of this.  

“It was news only because . . . .” (Powerful Black Women in History)
February 24
2p.m.
Sandia Room
Dr. Hardman, Assistant Professor of History, will quote from Charlyne O. Farris, first black female judge appointed in Texas. Judge Farris and others like her helped open professional paths to African American women across the US. Dr. Hardman states “Charlye O was one of my heroes; I think her story makes for good foundation for the talk on black women”. 

I      Vic and Tory
February 25
3pm
Sandia Room
One student’s relationship with our own mascots!  LaQuethia Patterson and the other Hound Handlers and volunteers will describe their experience and connection with Vic and Tory. Learn fun facts about how are mascots come to ENMU.

Surgeon, Dr. Grayson
February 28
2p.m.
Sandia Room
Dr. Grayson, Surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital, will describe her life, challenges and rewards of becoming a successful black female surgeon.

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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 and Outreach invites staff and students to sign up for the following upcoming Non-Credit courses:

Aqua Fitness
Ballet
Boot Camp for Real People
The Cake Series
ENM Children's Choir
Jazz
Open Water Scuba
Personal Training 101
Phlebotomy
Swim Lessons
Zumba

The course descriptions can be viewed by clicking on this link:  http://www.enmu.edu/academics/distance-ed/non-credit/index.shtml

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

For general information about Distance Education and Outreach

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A great big thanks to all ENMU’s professors, students, and staff who participate and support Tutoring and the Supplemental Instruction.  With their support, participation and hard work, the past semester has been one of our greatest.  Thank you so very much. – Esthela Banuelos

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Thank you to the ENMU administration for putting people first in these tough economic times.

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"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."– Robert Frost

"To die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture." – Anatole France

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ENMU expects record spring enrollment – [cnjonline.com]

Albuquerque Journal article about ENMU razing three buildings – [albuquerquejournal.com]

Since graduating from Eastern New Mexico University, Producer/Director Jeffrey Worthington has dedicated the last four years to creating media that will help personalize World War II for high school students. – [militarymom]

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Comprehensive exams for the Master's Degree in English will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at JWLA 111. Times: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please contact Prof. Sumption if you wish to reserve a seat for the exams. linda.sumption@enmu.edu

CET scholarship applications for fall 2011 and spring 2012 are due at the dean's office, ED156, not later than March 1. Find CET scholarships at www.enmu.edu, click on current students, scholarships, College of Education and Technology Scholarships, and find a complete list of CET scholarships, eligibility criteria, application instructions, and forms.

An average of 20 percent of applications are rejected because of incomplete information. Check your application(s) for complete information.

KENW-TV, Eastern New Mexico University’s PBS station, is announcing News 3 New Mexico Auditions for this semester. 

These auditions are open to all ENMU students for News, Sports, & Weather Anchor Positions.  In order to fully participate, you would need to have a least one afternoon from 2 -5 p.m. available. Prior experience is not required, as training will be provided.

Technical positions are also available for Producers, Directors, Technical Directors, Reporters, Videographers, Camera, Audio, and Graphic Design. Technical Positions do not require auditions or prior experience, as training will be provided.

The auditions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. The auditions will be held in Studio B of the KENW-TV Broadcast Center. The Sign-up for technical positions will be held in the KENW-TV News Room. 

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please sign up during one of these dates or contact the KENW-TV News Staff at (575) 562-2112.

Audition scripts can be picked up at the front desk of the Broadcast Center beginning Thursday January 20, 2011 at 8:00 a.m.

Thank you for your interest in helping produce News 3 New Mexico

To audition, call 562.2112.

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

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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Rehabilitation Center Opens
on ENMU-Roswell Campus
President Gambe Speaking at ENMU-Roswell
(article and photos by Donna Oracion)


Governor Susana Martinez was among the numerous dignitaries who attended the opening ceremony for the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center on the ENMU-Roswell campus January 13.  The $12.8 million, 52,000 square foot Rehabilitation Center, 72 Gail Harris, is located on campus property adjacent to the Health Science Center. Operated by the New Mexico Department of Health, the new facility will replace the existing rehabilitation center, which has been in operation since 1968. The current building is about 55 years old and is expected to close its doors in February.

The new state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to treating patients recovering from traumatic injuries, as well as people with chemical dependency problems. Through partnerships with ENMU-Roswell and other universities, like UNM, the hospital will also provide resources to train and retain future health care workers in New Mexico. ENMU-Roswell students pursuing health care careers, like nursing and occupational therapy assisting, will be able to take advantage of enhanced opportunities for hands-on clinical experiences. Students will learn valuable skills they need for certification without having to travel to distant practicum sites. ENMU-Roswell is now one of the few educational institutions in the nation to have a working hospital on its campus.

Dr. Steve Gamble, ENMU president, spoke during the ceremony and thanked local legislators, and especially State Senator Tim Jennings, for their work in obtaining funding for the construction of a new center. Jennings said it is gratifying to be closing the old building, which is rapidly deteriorating. He also thanked Martinez for her support of the new facility. He said the hospital was built with a purpose and efficiently designed to provide improved services to patients and their families. The new hospital features private and semi-private rooms, a therapeutic indoor heated pool, a large gym, a pharmacy, and an outdoor meditation area. Walls throughout the building are curved. Services include rehabilitation therapy, medical detoxification, counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, social services, and nutritional services.

Governor Martinez joined Jennings, current Secretary of Health, Dr. Catherine Torres, former Secretary of Health, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and members of the Roswell Redcoats for a ribbon cutting following the ceremony. Martinez thanked legislators and the community for coming together to see the facility constructed. She said it was a great pleasure to be part of the new hospital finally opening its doors.

January issue of ENMU-Roswell's The Grapevine – [Grapevine]

Continuing the 53nd year of instruction, ENMU-Roswell welcomed a number of new employees and recognized several employees for their dedication and years of service.

Four faculty members were nominated for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award. They are Dawn Boston, Nursing instructor; Mike Jimenez, University Studies instructor, Darlene Klassen, Mathematics instructor; and Caleb Cain, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning-Refrigeration Technology instructor. Boston and Klassen were selected to represent ENMU-Roswell at the 2011 NISOD conference May 29 to June 1 in Austin, Texas.
               
Bob Cates, president of the ENMU-Roswell Foundation, presented Foundation Staff Merit Awards for Excellence to Vada Fry, administrative assistant, Business and Science Division, and Jacob Puckett, webmaster.  Each received a plaque and a check for $300.

Several employees were also recognized with certificates and pins for their years of service.

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

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Juan G and Gabriella Available for Adoption

Juan
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. 

Gabriella

Age: 13

Grade: 7

Charming Gabriella   loves to learn new things. She is a perfectionist who works on tasks until they are done correctly.  Gabriella loves to dance and in her spare time  can also be found playing computer games.    She likes being around animals, especially dogs.  When Gabriella is hungry, she enjoys Mexican food…… preferably homemade beans and chili.  Gabriella would do best in a two-parent family with children that are not in her immediate age range. 

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.

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The City of Portales Recreation Center will conduct new six-week class schedules available for Recreation Center youth and adult members.

The classes run through Feb. 25.

 Open Walking (Monday‐Friday, 10am‐12pm)‐All Ages
 Boot Camp for Real People (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:15pm‐6:00pm)‐Adult
 Power Training (Monday/Wednesday, 5:30pm‐6:30pm)‐Adult
 Mat Toning Exercise Group (Tuesday/Thursday, 10am‐11am)‐Adult
 Belly Dance (Tuesday, 5pm‐6pm)‐Adult
 Zumba (Tuesday/Thursday, 5pm‐6pm)‐Adult
 Cardio Combo (Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30pm‐6:15pm)‐Adult
 Guitar Group Lesson (Tuesday, 6pm‐7pm)‐All Ages
 Youth Fusion Funk (Wednesday, 4pm‐5pm)‐Youth
 Scrapbooking Group (Thursday, 6pm‐8pm)‐All Ages
 Learn to Knit (Thursday, 6:30pm‐7:30pm)‐Adult (Additional Fee Required)
 Family Yoga (Thursday, 7pm‐8pm)‐All Ages

For descriptions on each of the class/group activities, visit the Recreation Center web pages on www.portalesnm.org. Membership is required to participate in classes and activities; however, daily and weekly passes are available.

For more information, please contact the City of Portales Recreation Center at 575.356.8598.

The Portales Recreation Department philosophy on recreation includes all leisure activities toward a healthy lifestyle. The newest schedule is now available with both fitness and non‐fitness classes beginning Jan. 18 through Feb. 25 offering the

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The City of Portales and the Portales MainStreet Program have partnered to institute a designated bicycle route from Eastern New Mexico University to the downtown district. In association with grant monies from the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the City of Portales installed eight (8) signs this week from Ave K to Avenue I along University and from Avenue I to Avenue B along 3rd Street as the designated bicycle route with sign images including directional arrows and distance. In addition, bicycle sharrows will be painted on the street route in Spring 2011. This project is identified in the recently adopted Downtown Master Plan for implementation.

"By designating this route, the City of Portales and Portales MainStreet Program believe this is a good beginning effort to encourage pedestrian use of bicycles for both safe transportation and recreational purposes connecting Eastern New Mexico University to the downtown district for shopping, dining, and events," said City of Portales Community Affairs Coordinator and Portales MainStreet Manager Nicole Thornton.

For more information, please contact the City of Portales at 575.356.6662 ext. 1024.

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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