Feb. 7, 2011
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These Announcements were submitted to the Monday Memo by University community members (employees, students and retirees). Announcements must be received by Thursday at noon for publication on the following Monday. To submit an item, use the Submit Announcements form to the right, or e-mail monday.memo@enmu.edu. Announcements can only be accepted from off-campus groups if the group is non-profit. The Web address for the Monday Memo is http://www.enmu.edu/mondaymemo.

The Monday Memo is a weekly electronic newsletter published for the faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University.

ENMU Instructor Takes Free Trip to Paris
by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services

“I saw many things people only dream of."Isaiah Vance

Isaiah Vance, instructor of religion at Eastern, recently took a trip to Paris for an orientation on how to take a group of people on an educational trip overseas.

Isaiah, who also teaches freshmen seminar, took the trip on Jan. 13-17.

“I was the only one from ENMU on this trip, but still enjoyed it and saw many things people only dream of,” explains the noon-time hoopster.

He plans to take a group to Israel this summer, so he took this trip to get hands- on experience. This allowed him to be able to see first-hand how to handle being the leader on an overseas trip.

Isaiah had his trip fully paid for by E.F. College Tours, who hope that he will bring a full-group tour to with them in the future. During the group’s free time, they were able to tour Paris.

“My favorite part of the trip was going to the Norte Dame Cathedral. It was so awesome to see history come alive and experience things I never thought I would ever be able to,” he explains.

Isaiah was not too pleased with the food in Paris. “They seemed to put egg on everything. I like eggs for breakfast but, that’s about it,” he laughs.

Isaiah Vance: Noon-Time Hoopster  

He intends to take what he learned from his trip to Paris and apply it on campus, such as non-credit courses being offered for similar trips.

Isaiah, the chair of religion and advisor in the Advising Center, graduated from Abilene Christian University. He has been married for five years and has two children.

Mona Lisa in Louvre Museum Chair That Moliere Suffered Fatal Stroke On
Versailles Opera House and Church
Versailles Palace Royal Entrance
The Louvre Museum
Eifflel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral
Inside the Louvre Museum
Inverted Pyramid below ground at the Louvre Museum
Statue of Napolean (who met his Waterloo)
Anyone seen the movie?
Sacre Couer (Sacred Heart) Cathedral

ENMU Invades Texas Tech Television Station
story by Robin Haislett
Communicaiton Services
photos courtesy of John Kirby, Paul Hunton and Marcela Garcia

Eastern New Mexico University graduates Marcela Garcia and Paul Hunton, along with John Kirby, former news director at KENW-TV, have traveled east to west Texas. KTXT-TV, the public television station operated through Texas Tech, which has become their new stomping grounds.

Garcia and Hunton both worked with Kirby at KEWN where they took advantage of many opportunities to hone their skills. “They both had a lot of talent and smarts when they entered the program at KENW, but they both worked hard to get a lot of ‘real world’ experience at the station,” says Kirby. He also credits Duane Ryan’s influence in helping the students become professionals.

Hunton, the new documentary producer director at KTXT, credits ENMU with giving him the experience and access to production equipment. “I've always loved film and making movies. I gained a very well-rounded education, learning animation, directing, producing, editing and selling. Eastern allows students a lot of hands-on experience with high-end equipment, rare at most universities.”

Garcia, originally from Albuquerque, dreams of becoming a head anchor or reporter on ESPN   or having her own segment on the Today Show. After having a career in swimming, soccer, wrestling and track and field, Garcia came to ENMU and enrolled in a class which included working at KENW. According to Kirby, she dropped the class then came back two years later with a different attitude “and from that moment on, her talent was obvious.” Students and former interviewees called Kirby encouraging him to hire her. Kirby says, “We’re fortunate to have her here at Channel 5.

Hunton, born and raised in Portales, surprised Kirby when he discussed working at KTXT-TV. Considering that Kirby was told Hunton would never leave New Mexico, Kirby said that it was a shame he couldn’t take Hunton with him. “I was floored to learn he wanted to work here,” says Kirby. Hunton was thrilled to accept the position. “To be able to do what you truly enjoy doing for a living is something that can't be measured in dollars and cents,” says Hunton.

According to Garcia, one of Kirby’s famous sayings was that KENW-TV should be treated as any other news station not run by college students.  “The program that Eastern offers its communication majors in the field of broadcasting really engages each individual and puts them in an environment that almost, if not exactly, resembles the duties of any other  television news station,” says Garcia.

Hunton, a Yankees fan (much to the dismay of Red Sox fan Kirby), has created many projects in the past and even helped ENMU alumnus Lukas Cash create his creative thesis for his master’s in communicative arts and sciences. More of Hunton's work is published online at www.thefilmframe.com where people are allowed to review and critique the uploads.

Both new KTXT-TV employees are athletes with Garcia’s sports career and Hunton’s participation in the Southwest Challenge Series triathalon in New Mexico and West Texas. Garcia’s athletic prowess did not translate easily to skill with hair and make-up. “Mr. Kirby and everyone at the station will vouch that volume with my hair was a huge issue for me,” says Gracia. “Teasing hair is some foreign art I have not been able to learn or tackle at all.” The El Paso-born alumnae has improved her skills because, unfortunately, sweats and hoodies are not commonly accepted  wardrobe choices for news anchors and reporters.

They are taking their combined expertise and helping KTXT-TV become more established  in the market. Hunton says,“With the team I will be working with, I have very high expectations of what we can achieve. I hope to put KTXT 5 in Lubbock on the map with excellent original content and programming.”  Garcia, who has been challenging herself since she can remember, is excited to be part of the fresh start at KTXT-TV. “I hope that I can really be the difference KTXT was looking for and succeed in becoming the best anchor/reporter/producer I can be,” says Garcia.

Kirby is excited to work with the ENMU graduates at the Texas Tech-run station. “Both Paul and Marcela are real, honest pros and that's why they're here.”

ENMU Student Wins Double Language Award

Photo (left  to right) : Nita Howard, instructor for Hebrew; Gene Bundy, Golden Library; Ebony Cooper, Zondervan Award Winner 2010, for both Hebrew and Greek; Melveta Walker, Golden Library; Shirley Rollinson, instructor for Greek.

Ebony Cooper, double majoring in English and religion, won a double award from the Zondervan Publishing Company, for Excellence in Biblical Languages.  The awards were for Hebrew and Greek.  Ebony is majoring in English, with a minor in Greek. She has studied Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Homeric Greek, and Modern Greek, and also Latin and Arabic at ENMU.  The awards will be on display at the Golden Library.

All Greek and Hebrew students at ENMU are eligible to compete for the Zondervan Awards. This is the first time that one student has won both Awards at ENMU.

ENMU now includes the Beginning Greek courses as General Education options, and offers a minor in Greek and a minor in Biblical Languages (Greek and Hebrew).(photo by Robin Haislett)

AEOP Valentine Basket
(photo by Wanda Newberry)

Help support AEOP. For only $1, you have a chance of winning this Valentine’s Day Basket. The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Buy tickets from any AEOP member or come by the Information Desk in the Administration Building.  All Proceeds go to scholarships.

Contents consist of the following:

Valentine Basket contents:
Inflatables (heart and lips)
Long stem silk rose
Chocolate rose
2 vases w/kisses candy
3 candles and candle holders
Dairy Queen Certificate
Tea Light candles
Rose Petal Soap
2 champagne flutes
1 bottle of Sparking Grape Juice
Valentine card w/CD
Gummy Crabby Patties
Valentine socks

[order form]

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Dr. Donald C. Elder III, professor of history, attended a quarterly meeting of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission on January 28 in Santa Fe. Elder represents Roosevelt, Curry, De Baca, Quay, Union, and Harding counties on the commission.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy recently interviewed Dr. Jean Sunde  Peterson of Purdue. The interview is posted at http://www.sengifted.org/articles_social/shaughnessy_interview_jean_sunde_peterson.shtml

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Wellness Wednesday - Importance of Exercise
Time:  Wednesday, February 9 - 3:30-5 p.m.
Location:  CUB Aztec Room
Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services and Health Services

We all know that exercise is important for our bodies, but what about our minds? How much exercise do we need? How can we fit meaningful exercise into our busy lives without breaking our budgets? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

 For more information, contact Leslie Jones at leslie.jones@enmu.edu.

We would love to have you come to this Valentine’s Day Meal, next Monday, but time is running out for you to make your reservation.  Reservations must be made by this afternoon by 5:00 p.m.  There are only 16 slots available.

 Valentine’s Day Meal on February 14

The new Culinary Arts class is serving its first sit-down meal on Monday, Feb. 14, and is inviting the first 30 people who respond to a noon-hour lunch (you will be able to be back in your offices by 1 p.m.).  The meal will be held in the FCS Building, Room 99—at the back of the Food Lab.

Seating will begin at 11:50 a.m.

The price is $10 per person. Reservations must be made by calling or emailing Merlene Olmsted, 562.2075, before Monday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. 


Tossed Salad with House Dressing
Baked Chicken with Mushrooms, Fontina Cheese, and Red Pepper
Herbed Rice Pilaf
Green Beans with Toasted Almonds Gremolata
Warm Herb Rolls

Double Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce
Tea or Water

Go to Boot Camp without Joining the Army – Distance Education and Outreach would like to invite ENMU faculty, staff, and students to participate in the new non-credit course, BOOT CAMP 2, starting March 1st through May 5 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-6:45 a.m. in Greyhound Arena, Room 11.  The course is taught by Jane Hamann and will cost $40.00.
Come by Education 102 to register for the class or call 562.2166 for more information.

Scholarship Applications for 2011-2012 – 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 three or four scholarships that have different deadlines).  Scholarships are listed online at http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/index.shtml

For more information, call 562.2412. 

Text Box: ANNOUNCING A NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION    The ENMU Justice, Law,         and Public Policy Society

Wednesday, Feb. 9
6-7:30 p.m., COB 138

As a joint initiative of Business, Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Political Science faculty,we INVITE ALL STUDENTS to attend a meeting to form a new campus organization for students with particular interest in the study of and careers in Business, Criminal Justice, Government, Law (law school, paralegal, business law), Social Work, and Political Science.

Students of Communications, Education, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion may also find a common interest, as well as any student concerned about becoming a more informed and involved citizen.

We have some ideas about possible activities, including discussions, guest speakers, trips, films, even preparation for law school and other graduate education for those interested. But, we need you—the students—to set the agenda and decide just what you would like this organization to be—even the name is subject to change.

Please Join Us on Wednesday FEB. 9th
Timothy Cunha, JD, Asst. Prof. of Business Law and Management
Michael Ryan, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. of Criminal Justice
Patricia Saylor, LMSW, Director, Social Work Program
Sue Strickler, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science

For more information, e-mail or call Dr. Cunha at Tim.cunha@ENMU.edu or 562.2542.

Wednesdays Are Ground Zero Discount Days for Employees – Sodexho Presents: Staff and Administration Discount Day in Ground Zero all day on Wednesdays.

Come to Ground Zero and get 10 percent off your order. This offer is only valid in Ground Zero with ENMU Faculty/Staff ID.

For more information, call 562.2809.

Junior Preview Day on March 12 – It's time to Kick Back with the Greyhound Pack at this year's Junior Preview Day on March 12. This day will be an informational and fun opportunity for high school juniors and their parents to visit campus, learn about academic programs and student services.

For more information visit www.enmu.edu/jrpreviewday<http://www.enmu.edu/jrpreviewday or contact Stephanie McClary at stephanie.mcclary@enmu.edu or 562.2985.

Emergency Alert Sign Up - If you have not already done so, sign up for the emergency alert system so you can receive weather alerts and closure notifications on your phone and email.  Go to the home page for ENMU and click the icon that says "School Alert System" and follow the instructions.  After you receive your confirmation call, be sure to finish your registration on the sign up page.

W-2 Forms Now Available – W-2's are now available online for employees who have consented for electronic delivery of their W-2's.

To access your electronic W-2 please follow the instructions below.

1.             Go to www.enmu.edu<http://www.enmu.edu%3chttp:/www.enmu.edu

2.             Click on "Current Students, then "MyENMU"

3.             Enter your user id (this will be your id#) and password (should be your birthday in 6-digit format unless you have changed it)

4.             Click on "Employee"

5.             Click on "Tax Forms"

6.             Click on "W-2 Year End Earnings Statement"

7.             Select the tax year (2010) and click "Display"

To Print your W-2:

8.             Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Print"

For those employees who did not consent for electronic W-2's a paper copy were mailed on January 28.

If you have any questions or problems printing your W-2, please contact Human Resources at 562.2115.

2011-2012 Spirit Squad Tryouts - 2011-2012 Spirit Squad tryouts will be held on Sunday, April 10th in Greyhound Arena. Registration will begin at 9am. Please visit the Spirit Squad page on goeasternathletics.com for important information regarding tryouts.

Mathematical Sciences Collecting Textbooks for Africa –

The Mathematical Sciences Department is collecting textbooks for Africa. This non-profit endeavor is in conjunction with Godwin Ubo from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Textbooks from any academic area that are less than 10 years old would be greatly appreciated. Mr. Ubo will drive to Portales later this semester to collect the textbooks and then send the textbooks to Africa using financial donations that he has collected.

Please contact the department if you need pick up services on or before Thursday, March 31. You can also bring your donated books to JWLA 129. The office is open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Please contact Dr. Tom Brown, tom.brown@enmu.edu or 575.562.2330 for further information. Thanks for your participation.

Mandatory Student Teaching Application Meetings

Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled the dates for the next mandatory student teacher application meetings. All students who plan to student teach during the fall 2011 semester must attend one pre-application meeting to receive the required information concerning application procedures.

Mandatory student teacher application meetings:

Portales Tuesday, Feb. 22
12 p.m.– 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the CUB/Pecos Room

Portales Wednesday, Feb. 23
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the CUB/Pecos Room

Roswell Thursday, Feb. 24
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the CUB Multipurpose Room #110

The student teacher application deadline is March 18.

For more information, call the College of Education and Technology, Teacher Education Office at 575.562.2895.

Red Green’s Wit and Wisdom Tour

Red Green is coming to Portales. Red Green’s One Man Show, the Wit & Wisdom Tour featuring Red’s stories and opinions on just about everything, will be in Portales on Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Center.

Tickets are $25 each or $200 for two VIP Tickets that include the best seats in the house and a VIP Private Reception after the show.  VIP Tickets are limited so if you want to attend the Private Reception be sure and get your tickets soon.

Tickets may be ordered on-line at www.kenw.org or by calling 1.888.367.5369 (562-2112 locally).

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 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.

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), Marco Gutierrez, Ashley Moore, and Meredith Basdaras  as well as  Dr. Mercedes Agogino, the AARP representative, and reviewer and Ira Kaye Frashier, ENMU liason, passed the required 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 575.356.8709.

Lottery Scholarship Videos Solicited 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.

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
§  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




Wobblies: One Big Union: The struggle for worker’s rights and dignity.                              

 Thursday, Feb 24, 7:30


Weather Underground: a riveting    story  of explosive  US youth revolutionaries.

Thursday, March 10, 7:30



WHY WE FIGHT - Permanent War and the Collapse of the US Empire.  

 Thursday, March 31.  




TAPPED: Is water a human right or a commodity to be exploited for corporate profits?

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 






 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 is open for the Spring 2011 semester.

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
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 - February 2011
Courtesy of Steve Collins 


  1. Continue Structural Steel
  2. Continue Metal Stud Framing
  3. Continue Roof at Existing Structure
  4. Continue Door Frame Installation
  5. Continue above Ceiling Mechanical Rough-In
  6. Continue above Ceiling Electrical Rough-In
  7. Continue above Ceiling Plumbing Rough-In
  8. Complete Roof Joist Installation
  9. Complete Roof Decking

Asbestos Abatement at Lincoln

  1. Scheduled Completion End of May 2011

Demolition Lincoln

  1. Scheduled Completion Mid October 2011

Ag / Annex

  1. Install Exhaust System at Welding Booth Area
  2. Architect Punch list

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. 

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 for 2011

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011

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


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"35 Years: Parsons to Portales" Art Exhibit on Display Sunday, February 6-26

by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the art exhibit “35 Years - Parsons to Portales” with art from Brad Hamann and Jean Tuttle from Sunday. Feb.6 through Saturday, Feb. 26 in Runnels Gallery in Golden Library on the Portales campus.

Hamann, instructor of art, is showing 10 pieces of his art along with 10 from his colleague, Jean Tuttle, whom he met in his first year at Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1974 – 35 years ago.

Tuttle, who has worked freelance since graduating from Parsons, has relied primarily on the Adobe Illustrator software throughout her career and notes how the technology available influences her design. “During this early digital period my work had a more static, ‘masculine’ quality to it, and I was hired to do a great deal more technology- and business-related themes,” says Tuttle. “Over time, the program has evolved to offer additional features and greater control over line quality, transparency, pattern, gradation, color and texture, so my work has evolved to include a lighter, more lyrical look to it, which has resulted in my being hired to also do softer themes, more feminine subject matter.”

Tuttle’s style has variation to it to appeal to her various clients but still has a constant sense of design, color and the medium she chooses.  “I had a tendency to go for the ‘POW!’ approach in my art, I think a bit more heavy-handed in contrast. Jean's work has always had a more refined, but fun, feel to it,” says Hamann, who is more influenced by the style of comic books.

Both Hamann and Tuttle have worked with such clients as American Booksellers Association, American Express, Boston Globe, Business Week, Children's Television Workshop, Hartford Courant, New York Times, Newsweek Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Scholastic, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Time for Kids, Young Miss and many others.

Students and artists viewing the show will be able to see the differences and similarities between the pieces as they are grouped together by theme or assignment.

Hamann sees this exhibit as a way to show his students the things he has done well – and not so well – so they can learn from them. “My students are encouraged to take risks and fail gloriously. They're too close to the beginning of their careers to play it safe,” says Hamann.
Tuttle notes the change in their work over the years and believes future artists will understand that their work will evolve over time. “It may also take some pressure off students who are not sure where there interests lie, and are worried that they may head down the wrong path. I don't believe there really are any wrong paths when you're an artist, as long as you follow your passions, and do so fully,” says Tuttle.

View more artwork at their respective websites; http://jeantuttle.com and http://bradhamann.com.

For more information about the gallery display, contact Bryan Hahn at bryan.hahn@enmu.edu or call 575-562-2778.


K-ENMU 2nd Annual Juried Youth Art Exhibit Runs March 2-22

Are you looking for a way to reach out to the community of Portales through your art? We have a wonderful opportunity for you.

The Portales Arts Council is hosting the 2nd Annual K-ENMU Juried Exhibit at ENMU Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery.  This art show is open to any ENMU student and does not have an entry fee. 

Please fill out the [form] and deliver your work between 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 to the Holiday Inn Express in Portales, 1901 West 2nd Street.
The artists and everyone on campus are invited to the reception for the K-ENMU Juried Youth Art Exhibit on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.  Please join us in the celebration of the announcement of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Art works that will be on display in the Runnels Gallery will feature esteemed artists from Portales schools' kindergarten through high school, alongside ENMU’s student artists.

Spend some time with the artists and try out the appetizers made and served by ENMU’s Hospitality Club. 

For more information, e-mail caitlin.lindsey@enmu.edu.

ENMU Presenting 'Rabbit Hole' on February 10-12
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the production of “Rabbit Hole” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 through Saturday, Feb. 12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13 on the mainstage of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.

Ticket prices are $5 for everyone.

The cast consists of Mandi Hatcher, Victoria Wright, Jeremy Gardels, Sherry Carpenter, Brittany Hoover, Charlotte Quintana, Rose Kelly and Robert Garcia with Danielle McCollum as stage manager.

Rabbit Hole is about a family coping with the sudden loss of their young son to a car accident. Director Janeice Scarbrough chose the Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony award winning play to bring to the theatre department because of the style and tone of the play. Departing from the raucous comedy or Shakespearian drama, this mainstage production focuses on “real people speaking the way we do, dealing with real pain,” according to Scarbrough.  Hatcher, a transfer student making her ENMU debut in the production, says, “I’m not a fan of the overdramatic; this is very to-the-heart, gritty and real.”

The film adaptation, now nominated for an Oscar, remains unwatched by the cast and crew as required by Scarbrough. Her intent is to not let the performance become too much like the movie and allow the audience to appreciate this interpretation of the material.

With the first rehearsal only three weeks away from opening night, the cast and crew have worked tirelessly to do the script justice. Contrary to the time constraints, Gardels, a Clovis native, is not feeling the pressure. “Everyone works well off each other,” says Gardels. 

Scarbrough supports this statement with her insight that 90 percent of directing is casting and the other 10 percent is the love of the material. The cast working on their lines together outside of rehearsal is one of the testaments that Scarbrough cast this play well.

Another unique feature of Rabbit Hole is that freshmen are included. Not only are freshmen present in the performance with Wright and Hoover, but behind the scenes as stage manager. McCollum has learned quickly in her role as stage manager and  is “enjoying every minute of it.”

Scarbrough believes that high school audiences will be impacted by this play. The accident which the play revolves around involves a seventeen-year-old which may resonate deeper with audiences of that age. “Community members and teachers will enjoy this but it may ring truer with high school audiences,” says Scarbrough.

Gardels says audiences will be treated to a play with “subtle depth. It can be cathartic and affirming but it will certainly make you think.”

For more information, call 575.562.2711.


ENMU Presenting “The Mikado” on February 17-19
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the production of “The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.

Tickets are available Thursday, Feb. 3, at the ENMU Music Building box office. Ticket prices are: $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for high school students and under, and $4 for ENMU students with ID. The show is appropriate for all ages.

According to Jean Ornellas, professor of music, the ENMU production tells the story of Japanese exchange students on spring break at Matagorda Texas.  Yum-Yum, daughter of a Japanese oil magnate and Mikado, has been betrothed by her parents to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.  However, Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son (who ran away from home and is travelling through Texas incognito), and Yum-Yum met and fell in love when he was a visiting professor of music theory at her school.  All of the students are looking forward to actually meeting the Mikado, who will be coming to view his oil holdings and to oversee a scheduled execution by Ko-Ko who, sadly, has difficulty even killing a fly. 

The cast of The Mikado are: Jared Aragon of Bosque Farms, Jessica Flores of Hobbs, Dr. Elizabeth Wade of Portales, Orlando Shelly of Portales, Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, Nicole Keeling of Levelland, Texas, Brian L. Benavides of Morton, Texas, Nick Jones of Albuquerque, Susan Hargreaves of Los Alamos, Lauren J. Cook of Ruisodo, Robelin T. Guajardo Jr. of Levelland, Texas, Brian Chavez of Clovis, Gerardo Gomez of Muleshoe, Texas, Shirley and John Rollinson of Clovis, Meghan Pearce of Clovis, Joseph Ulibarri of Farmington, Randee Beyhan of Farmington, Kyleigh Faucett of Edgewood, Emery Edwards of Carlsbad, Emily Vickers of Ruidoso, Jhordan Granger of Carlsbad, Zackary Hinds of Mountainair and Margaret Hibbard of Gallup.

Ornellas says the audience will be treated to fun and laughter with the comic roles and modified performances. “As is common with Gilbert and Sullivan, we have updated many of the references, especially in Ko-Ko’s song listing irritating people whom he would ‘put upon a list.’”

Ornellas says the cast played a strong role in contributing ideas to the production with the collaboration of the theatre department in creating the costumes. Along with the updated style of the show, some of the new features include country-line dancing and rap.

The cast returned to campus before winter break ended to rehearses and bring the show to Portales. Ornellas says, “Their professionalism is a wonderful example of the quality of students at ENMU.”

For more information and reservations, call 575-562-2377.

Spring Fine Arts Calendar 


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
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
$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
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
$8 General admission
$7 Senior citizens
$6 Pre-college
$5 ENMU students
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


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
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
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

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

Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11
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
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778


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

Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas Faculty Voice Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, April 7
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
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
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Brass Choir Concert
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
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


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
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
3 p.m., Sunday, May 1
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
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
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


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Heart-Shaped Fry Bread

Sponsor: Native-American Affairs. Contact 562.2470 or enmu.nativeamericanaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: Heart-Shaped Fry Bread Fundraiser for $3

Date: Delivery on Feb. 14 on campus only from 4-5 p.m. Deadline to order Feb. 11 by 4 p.m.

Description: Native-Affairs is fundraising for Miss Native ENMU and scholarships. Thank you for your support.

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

Sandal Fundraiser

Sponsor: African-American Affairs. Contact 562.2437 or enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu<mailto:enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu>

Date: Now until Feb. 11 at African- American Affairs Office in "the Alley" (lower level CU)

Location: Table in CUB Lobby

Description: The unique and custom made sandals will be ready for pick up in perfect time for Valentine's Day. Different designs and colors.  One pair $7, 2 pairs $10, 3 pairs $15. Taking orders on at a table in the CUB.  You can also order at anytime at the African American Affairs Office. All proceeds will go towards scholarships.

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

Virtuoso song-and-piano team Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne will present “I Want to Be Bad: The Flapper and Her Song” in the Campus Union Building Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 8th at 2 p.m.  This free Women’s History Month concert-lecture is presented by the ENMU Office of Multicultural Affairs, and it is part of the Chautauqua Series of the New Mexico Humanities Council.

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ENMU Ranch Horse Team Celebrates First Anniversary
by Mickie Stowe

Eastern New Mexico University Ranch Horse Team celebrated their first anniversary with a dinner on Jan. 24. The dinner was an opportunity to show appreciation to their supporters that enabled the team to have a successful year. The Ranch Horse Team is part of the American Stock Horse Association Collegiate Team with 18 university teams that compete. The teams are from all over the United States with more teams joining each year.

 In the fall semester the team attended competitions at Texas A&M at College Station, Texas, and Tarleton State University at Stephenville, Texas, also an open show at Belen, N.M. The team members tried out for the Texas A&M show as well at the Tarleton show while the whole membership was encouraged to attend the Belen, NM show. At Texas A&M show ENMU Ranch Horse team placed 6th  while at Tarleton State University the team placed 8th.
Each of the team members have been very active in attending practices and meetings as well as volunteering for community service. The team is looking forward to the spring semester when they will be going to Austin, Texas,X, Texas Tech in Lubbock and the Collegiate Championship show in Abilene, Texas.

The Ranch Horse Team will be have try-outs on Feb. 11.  If any students are interested in joining the team, they can contact Mickie Stowe  505.697.8389.

Attending the first anniversary dinner were from left to right
Mickie Stowe (coach), Dr. Ervin (Advisor), James Patton, Janelle Onsurez, Jesse
Hines, Brittany Chrisman, Kristin Watts, In the second row is Dee Ann Shafer,
Jana Onsurez , sitting is Doyle (Coach) and Victoria Stone

Greyhounds beat #16 Incarnate Word in basketball – [enmu athletics]

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.

Racquetball Open to All Employees – All employees are invited to play racquetball at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Greyhound Arena. For more information, e-mail Brian Pasko at brian.pasko@enmu.edu, or call him at 562.2367.

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

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

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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Special thanks is due to Ted Fares and the Physical Plant staff for their heroic late-night and early-morning efforts to restore the campus facilities after this unprecedented weather emergency.


Thank you from International Affairs to Bettye Gollehon for being "The Printer Angel."

Diana Cordova


Thank you to the weather for giving us a few hours off last week.

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"There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it." – George Bernard Shaw

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Eastern Magazine article by Erin Griffith about her grandma and Buddy Holly referenced in Newbraska newspaper.
[York News-Times]

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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

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.

CET scholarship applications for fall 2011 and spring 2012 are due at the dean's office, ED156, no 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.

Sponsoring Organization: ASAB

Event: To Write Love On Her Arms

Date: February 7-11, 2011

Time: 11 A.M-1 P.M.

Location: Campus Union Building

Highlights: To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement to present hope and help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. ASAB will have a table in the CUB Lobby Monday through Friday asking for donations and raising awareness by showing videos, statistics, and just talking. TWLOHA affects so many people in so many ways and most of us don't even realize. Please stop by for the cause.

Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

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ENMU-Roswell accounting students will be providing free tax preparation assistance to low income and elderly individuals. The students are IRS certified for 2010 income taxes. Students will be available at the campus TaxHelp New Mexico site in the Instructional Center, room 112 B. The site will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from  4 p.m. until 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 15 through Thursday, April 14.

Students will be preparing both federal and New Mexico tax returns for anyone with income under $50,000 per household or who are over the age of 65 with reasonable income limits. Taxpayers must bring social security cards for themselves, spouses and all dependents; picture IDs for all those listed on the return; W-2s from all employers; W-2G, SSA-1099 IN, 1099 DIV, and all other taxable income; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit. A limited number of appointments will be made and walk-ins will also be served on a first come, first served basis.  For questions, contact Carol Dutchover, Accounting instructor at 624-7329. More information can be found at www.cnm.edu/taxhelp

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

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Matthew Available for Adoption

Age: 14

Grade level: 9th

Meet Matt! This young man is very interested in finding a forever family. The workers on his case are committed to locating just the right home for him, as they see both his desire for an adoptive family, and all of the great things Matt has to offer.

Matt is outgoing and spunky, always ready with a joke, or something to make you smile. When asked about adoption, he is excited at the prospect of a family. He would love a home with a mom and a dad, and looks forward to one on one time with a father, building things, talking, and "just hanging out". When he talks about a mother, he hopes for one with love, compassion and understanding.

When looking at not only the wants, but the needs of Matt, an ideal family would be one with the time and energy needed to provide ongoing, consistent structure, compassion and boundaries. He would do well with other children in the home, although it is preferred that he be an only child initially. Matt benefits from one-on-one educational tools in the school setting. He has really taken to school,  and has made friends in both the school and home settings.
Matt has a brother with whom he wants to stay in contact, and his adoptive family should support sibling visits between them.

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.

Clovis Community College President To Retire
by Lisa Spenser
Clovis Community College

Dr. John Neibling, president of Clovis Community College since 2006, has announced his retirement as of August 1, 2011.  Dr. Neibling previously served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions prior to becoming President at CCC, including 10 years as Vice President for Learning at San Juan College in Farmington, NM from 1991 to 2001.  He came to CCC from Scottsdale Community College, where he had served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2001 to 2006.  Upon his retirement, Dr. Neibling and his wife Karen plan to return to the Phoenix area to be near family members.

“The past four and a half years at CCC have been the most rewarding of my 38 years in higher education,” said Neibling.  “CCC is a wonderful institution, and the faculty and staff are extraordinary.”  Neibling also has extremely positive feelings about the community.  “Clovis is the friendliest place we have ever lived.  From Day 1, Karen and I have felt welcome.  It will be difficult to leave.”

During Neibling’s time as President, the College has seen wide fluctuations in enrollment and a major decline in State funding support.  “When I began as President, the College had just experienced the largest decline in enrollment in its history.  That was June, 2006, and, a year earlier, the announcement to close Cannon Air Force Base had been made,” recalls Neibling.  “Fortunately, by the time I arrived, the Air Force had made the decision to keep Cannon open.”

While the College has recovered almost all of the enrollment that it had lost before Neibling came to CCC, a declining economy has not allowed the State to restore that funding that the College lost when its enrollment was down.  “While my experience at CCC has been very positive, the one negative has been the loss of State funding, first because of the enrollment decline and, later, because of declining State revenues,” said Neibling, reflecting on his time at the College.  “While we have gained almost all of our enrollment back, the State just doesn’t have the money to fund our recent growth.”

In looking back on the past four and a half years, Neibling cites the construction of the Don and Gustenia Bonner Nursing Education Building and generous gifts from various community members as the highlights of his tenure as President at CCC.  “People outside of Clovis don’t always realize what a special place Clovis really is,” remarked Neibling.  “There is a spirit here that you don’t often find elsewhere.”

Leaving Clovis will be difficult for Neibling and his wife Karen, but they are looking forward to spending more time with family members, including their first grandchild, due in April.  “Although we are looking forward to a new phase in our lives, Clovis will always be very special to us,” said Neibling.

Kite Program Slated for Library Friends
If springtime winds ever put you in the mood for kite flying, you’ll want to be sure to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at 12 noon on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the meeting room of the library at 218 South Avenue B.

Thom Moore, a pressman at the Print Shop and active leader at Third & Kilgore Church of Christ, will bring his collection of kites and talk about this perfect-for-New-Mexico-springtime hobby.  According to Cozetta, Thom’s wife for the past 37 years, his interest was sparked by a garage sale purchase of a small kite a few years ago.  Since then it has become a full-blown hobby, one that takes him outside on many breezy spring and summer evenings.

The meeting will also include a report on the 2010 book sale, as well as election of 2011 officers.  Friends of the Library meetings are brown-bag lunches, and the public is always warmly invited.

Kiwanis, a civic organization dedicated to helping children, is hosting its annual Chili Supper Friday, Feb. 18 from 5- 7p.m. at the Methodist Church in Portales.  Tickets for adults are $6, and tickets for children are $4.

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.

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives. 

The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms.  Breast cancers that are found because they are causing symptoms tend to be larger and are more likely to have already spread beyond the breast. In contrast, breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast.  The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are some of the most important factors in predicting the prognosis of a woman with this disease.

Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Society's guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated.

Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Service is happy to inform you that we once again will be offering a Breast Cancer Screening Clinic.  Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center will do the screenings.

The screening will be held in Portales Roosevelt County Extension Office, 705 E. Lime on Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m..  You should call 1-800-377-4673, as soon as possible to ensure an appointment.  At the time you make your appointment you will give them your insurance information.  You will be expected to pay your co-pay at the time of the mammogram.  Financial aid is also available.

If you have further questions, please contact Connie Moyers or Sherri Best at 356.4417.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, serve or assistance in order to participate in this educational activity are encouraged to contact us to determine how reasonable accommodations may be made.  Educational programs of the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. 

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 through Feb. 25 offering the


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/.


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