Feb. 14, 2011
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Happy Valentine's Day

A dozen "real" Valentine's Day sayings - cheaper than a dozen roses
by ENMU students Kaylee Peterson, Robin Haislett, Robyn Pease and Ashley Williams

“You’re hot…Ummm, I was talking to the girl next to you”

"Do you like to dance?...Well then, could you go dance so I can talk to your friend?"

“You look cute....When I squint”

“Sometimes I need what only you can provide...Your absence”

“I feel so miserable without you..It's almost like having you here”

“Money is no object for our romantic dinner…As long as it's off the dollar menu”

“You must have been a beautiful baby….What happened?”

“I love to watch you sleep…Because I don’t have to hear you talk”

“I'd love you as much as my television…If you had a mute button”

“Sugar and spice and everything nice…With a little bit of psychopath thrown in”

“I would love to grow old with you…Unless you get really ugly”

“I bought you these Valentine chocolates…But treat them like vitamins—you only need one a day” 



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Dr. Jordan I. Kobritz, J.D., CPA assistant professor of sport management and sport law, along with his co-author, Dr. Steven Palmer, J.D. associate professor of business at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, recently had a paper, "Dynamic Ticket Pricing: The Next Frontier in the Evolution of Ticket Pricing in Sports," accepted for publication in the journal Review of Management Innovation & Creativity - RMIC (Volume 4, Issue 9 - February 2011).

Drs. Chris Taylor, Veena Parboteeah and Michael Snipes, all College of Business faculty members, just had an article entitled “Winery Websites: Effectiveness Explored” published in the Journal of Business Administration Online.

Dr. Chris Beaty, associate professor of music, will be on the adjudication panel for the Saxophonia International Saxophone Competition held in Riga, Latvia on Feb. 16-18 and will also perform as a soloist in concert on Feb. 19 in conjunction with the festival competition awards ceremony.  The competition is part of the 10-day Saxophonia festival hosted by the city and features several professional groups from Europe and the US, world premieres of new saxophone compositions, jam sessions and clinics. 

More information can be found at www.saxophonia.lv

Barbara Palantone is presenting at a workshop on dealing with cancer treatments in Clovis on March 12. – [details]

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ENMU Sets Record Spring Enrollment

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has set an all-time enrollment record for a spring semester with 4,864 students.  This is also the second highest enrollment of any semester in school history, trailing only the 5,080 students of the 2010 fall semester.

This spring’s enrollment is an increase of 11.6 percent over the previous record for a spring enrollment, set last year with 4,359 students.

Student credit hours, which higher education institutions funding is based on, increased by 7.9 percent over last spring.

ENMU's record spring enrollment includes 3,831 undergraduate and 1,033 graduate students. These numbers include 1,097 freshmen and sophomores, 1,849 juniors and seniors and 1,033 graduate students. (Undergraduate totals do not match the totals for freshmen through seniors because of non-degree-seeking students.)
Campus housing is also bustling with approximately 820 students living on campus.

“We are extremely satisfied with this year’s spring enrollment. The university enjoyed good retention from the fall semester and a large influx of new students,” said Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president.

“The fact that this enrollment is an all-time record for a spring semester is gratifying. We are also proud that the institution enrolled over 1,000 graduate students for the first time in its history.

"We realize that the economy is playing a role in our continued record enrollments.  When people cannot find employment they do return to school to enhance their job skills.  But we believe that is only a small part of the story.  Eastern has gained a reputation for offering a great education in a number of fields at one of the lowest prices in the Southwest.  That, along with faculty and staff who truly care about the students as individuals and do everything they can to help them, is a winning combination.

"In addition to high quality academics, Eastern offers a robust and self-enhancing social life for its diverse student population.  Between varsity and intramural sports, student organizations, and fine arts, multicultural, entertainment and educational events, Eastern develops students who are as prepared to succeed socially as academically.  Both are integral to success in their professional and personal lives.

"Eastern's beautiful and friendly campus is also located in a small and safe town.  This gives parents the confidence that their students will be in an on- and off-campus environment, free of unhealthy stress, which allows them to stay focused on achieving their goals."

Dr. Gamble also said that Eastern offers free tutoring and advising for students, generous financial aid and scholarships, and complimented faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication in showing personal attention to students.      

Message from President Gamble

Campus Community,

I want to thank the students, faculty and staff for their understanding, patience, and hard work during the recent winter storm. The University had to revise its plans several times as the cold weather worsened, more pipes burst and heating was lost to the residence halls and other buildings.

All of this was inconvenient (at best) or traumatic (at worst) to most of us, but few complained and most people tried hard to make the best of the situation. Although the University incurred a lot of damage, thanks to the good work of our people, we were able to open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday in relatively good shape.

Many people deserve to be thanked for their efforts, and the following is an abbreviated list of some of them:

1. Ted Fares and the Physical Plant crew worked many cold hours in preventative maintenance and repair of the damage caused by the storm. When you see a member of the physical plant staff, tell him or her "thanks."
2. Steve Estock, the Residence Assistants, and the Residence Hall staff did all they could to help our on-campus students survive the cold.
3. Ann, Gayle and the Sodexo folks provided food under very difficult circumstances.
4. Chief Brad Mauldin and the ENMU Police Department redoubled their efforts to keep the campus safe and secure.
5. Jamie Laurenz and the faculty shuffled schedules and dealt with the great number of academic problems caused by the weather.
6. The last group to thank is everyone - students, faculty, and staff who lent a helping hand to others during this crisis.

It was a hard time for us, but we worked together to get through it.  I thank everyone for your patience as we worked through the problems caused by the "Storm of '11" - we hope that the storm is over.

Steve Gamble

Job Applicants Can Now Apply Online

Applicants for jobs at ENMU can now apply online.

The new applicant tracking system is called Neogov (www.neogov.com). It’s a third-party system, but will blend seamlessly into ENMU's website.

"With this system, applicants can log-in to the website and apply for jobs electronically. We’ll still accept paper applications from applicants who don’t have access to the Internet, " says Sheryl Holmes, recruiter/trainer for Human Resources. "However, we’ll scan and upload the paper applications so that all our files will be electronic. It will benefit our applicants by allowing them to use one application to apply for multiple positions, and by allowing them to check the status of their applications."

Search committees and hiring supervisors will be able to log-in to the system and review electronic applications almost instantly, according to Ms. Holmes. It will also automate the approval processes for opening new positions and recommending applicants for hire.

"The streamlined processes should allow us to generate larger applicant pools and fill vacancies faster," she says. "After the website goes live, we’ll begin training individual departments on how to use the system. If a department knows that they will have a position opening in the next few months, I’d like them to contact me so I can set them up for an early training session. The new system has so many benefits for our campus, I want them to be able to take advantage of it right away," says Ms. Holmes..

For more information, call Sheryl Holmes at 562.2116.

Sodexo Presents Valentine's Day Steak and Shrimp Dinner Today

February 14
5-7:30 p.m.
Crossroads Cafe

Only one slide per person or pay an additional $10.45 cash, flex, credit.

For more information, call 562.2170.

Flu Shots on February 17
Event: Health Da

Sponsor; African-American Affairs and Health Services. Contact the office at 562.2437 or e-mail enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu<mailto:enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu

Date: February 17

Time 2 p.m.

Location: CUB Laguna Room

Description: Nurse Kuhlmann and Health Services will provide flu shots, sugar and blood pressure test, and other health facts

ENMU Justice, Law and Public Policy Society Meeting on February 16
Wednesday, Feb. 16
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 ScienceFor more information, e-mail or call Dr. Cunha at Tim.cunha@ENMU.edu or 562.2542.

Emergency Alert Sign-Up – Computers will be available in the CUB on Feb. 14, 2011, from 11 am-1 pm.  All you need is your phone number(s), remember you are welcome to enter more than one.  If you are unable to sign up at the CUB on February 14, you can sign up on-line at  the ENMU web site www.enmu.edu<http://www.enmu.edu>  and clicking the School Alert icon on the left of the home page.

For more informaton, contact Student Affairs at 562.2221.

Lovers for Learning Event Set for February 26

Please join ENMU Women for their annual Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at The Vines Italian Restaurant in Portales.  Proceeds support scholarships for deserving women students.  Diners select between hearty  Lasagna or Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian), served with salad, bread, tea, water.  A dessert auction and a Silent Auction will complete the evening’s festivities.   Cash bar available at the event.  Tickets are $25 per person, with $10 of that price going directly to scholarships. 

For more information, to donate to the Silent Auction table, or to purchase tickets, contact Patrice Caldwell at 356.6591 or Ronnie Birdsong at 562.4490.

Career Fair on February 17

Sponsor:  Counseling and Career Services

    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Campus Union Ballroom

More information:
Seniors:  Explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers. Please bring multiple copies of your resume. Professional / business attire is required.

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:  Get to know the representatives for local, regional and national employers as well as graduate schools in the region.  Find out what jobs are available and what the company requirements are.  Ask about summer jobs or internships.  Professional / business attire is required.

Visit www.enmu.edu/counseling/events for a complete list of participating employers and graduate schools

For more information, contact Counseling and Career Services in SAS 232, call 562.2211 or find us on Facebook.

Please Use UPS Instead of FedEx – During our extensive budget review exercise, we reviewed the cost of utilizing FedEx for overnight delivery of mail.  Currently the university spends approximately $10,000 per year mailing items with FedEx.  A comparison of the cost of FedEx versus UPS (United Parcel Service) reveals that the average cost to overnight an item is approximately 50 percentless when using UPS.  As such we are contemplating mandating that all university departments that need to overnight mail use UPS rather than FedEx.

For more information, call 562.2611.

Faculty Invited to Submit Nominations for Presidential Awards – Faculty nominations are now being taken for the Faculty Presidential Award for Excellence for 2011.  Faculty chosen to receive the award will be honored at the 2011 spring commencement ceremony on May 14.

Award recipients will receive a plaque and a $2,000 check. The four categories for which full-time faculty members may be nominated are:

Research/Scholarly/Creative Activity

You may nominate full-time faculty for more than one category; and you may nominate more than one person for the same category.
Nominations for full-time faculty who are in or have completed five years at Eastern will be accepted from the following constituents in the designated areas:

Instructions and a nomination form are available at www.enmu.edu/about/presidential-award/index.shtml.

All nominations must be received by March 4.

Staff Invited to Submit Nominations for Presidential Awards – Staff are invited to submit nominations for one or both of the following categories for the Portales Presidential Awards for Excellence for faculty:


You may nominate the same person for both categories; and you may nominate more than one person for the same category.

Your nominations may be submitted via the form on the intranet at www.enmu.edu/about/presidential-award/index.shtml. Please use a separate form for each nomination you wish to make--including separate nominations when you want to nominate one person for both categories of excellence.

For each nomination, state the nominee and the category of excellence for which the person is being nominated.  That should be followed by a statement of the reasons you believe your nominee is deserving of the particular award.  Make sure your explanation addresses all of the criteria listed below.

Minimum Qualification:
Full-time faculty status on the Portales campus for at least five continuous years (including the current year)

Non-intranet nominations may be sent to:
      Presidential Awards Selection Committee
      c/o Office of Academic Affairs
      Station #2

*If nomination submitted via e-mail, send to: academic.affairs@enmu.edu and use as subject heading "Presidential Awards Selection Committee."

Deadline for receipt of nominations:
      March 4, 5 p.m.

Criteria for the four awards


*     knowledge of advising procedures and regulations (e.g., prerequisites, class rotation, repeat policy)
*     accessibility and availability to students
*     ability to mentor and guide students to make good decisions (e.g., major, career development)
*     contribution to university-wide discussions on effective advising
*     other


*     significant committee work
 *     service to department or discipline and/or
*     service to university and/or
*     service to community
*     other

Thank you,

Jamie Laurenz, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Deadline to Submit for Student Research Conference is March 1

Sponsor: ENMU
Event: 37th Annual Student Research Conference
Date:  Wednesday, April 6
* Presentation of Posters:  9-11 a.m.
* Presentation of Papers:  1-3 p.m.
* Conference Banquet:  6:30-8 p.m.
Location: ENMU campus (selected rooms)

Abstracts of Papers and Posters are due March 1, 2011.
Please submit your entries from the link at  www.enmu.edu/SRC.

ENMU Wants Freshmen and Seniors to Take Online Survey

Freshmen and seniors will have their say in an online survey later this month.  The  National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a nation-wide survey of college students’ engagement in their learning. ENMU’s results will be compared to other campuses in the Southwest, other public universities like ENMU, and the entire NSSE cohort.

ENMU last administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in spring, 2008, to a random sample of freshmen and seniors. This year, most freshmen and seniors will be invited to participate.  In mid-February, a-n email message will be sent to students providing a link to the NSSE website and a log-in code for students to complete the 15-minute survey.

 NSSE examines students’ engagement with their education in five categories: Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Student-Faculty Interaction, Enriching Educational Experiences, and Supportive Campus Environment.  It also compares how freshmen engage in campus life and academics compared to seniors.  In Summer 2011, ENMU will receive data on ENMU student responses, which will be shared with the campus community.

For more information, contact the office of Planning and Analysis at 562.2315.

How to Perform CPR – When an adult suddenly collapses, call 9-1-1 and immediately begin chest compressions.  Do so by placing both hands in the center of the chest, on on top of the other, and push hard and fast until help arrives. Learn more at http://www.handsonlycpr.org.

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 1 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. 

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 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.

KENW-TV’s Festival 2011 Membership Drive Volunteers Needed – KENW-TV’s Festival 2011 Membership Drive is coming in March.  Support KENW-TV by volunteering your time to answer telephones for a few hours during March 5th – March 20th.  This is a 16 day drive, so there are plenty of shifts to volunteer for.  If you are interested in helping with the membership drive, please call Rena Garrett at 562.2112 or email at rena.garrett@enmu.edu. Thank you.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Career Fair on Thursday, February 17

Sponsor:  Counseling & Career Services

    February 17, 2011
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Campus Union Ballroom

More information:
Seniors:  Explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers. Please bring multiple copies of your resume. Professional / business attire is required.

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:  Get to know the representatives for local, regional and national employers as well as graduate schools in the region.  Find out what jobs are available and what the company requirements are.  Ask about summer jobs or internships.  Professional / business attire is required.

Visit www.enmu.edu/counseling/events for a complete list of participating employers and graduate schools

For more information, please contact Counseling and Career Services in SAS 232, call 562-2211 or find us on Facebook.

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).

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

Wellness Wednesday - Importance of Exercise

Sponsor:  Counseling & Career Services and Health Services, Contact 562-2211 or leslie.jones@enmu.edu

Date, time, location:  Wednesday, 4/6/2011, 3:30pm, CUB Sandia Room

More info:  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!




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. http://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.

Name: Kenwyn Cradock
E-mail: Kenwyn.Cradock@enmu.edu
Departmnent: Biology
Science 113 and 113L Challenge Exams Students need to secure a ‘Challenge Memo’ (forms are available in Roosevelt Hall, Rm 111) from the instructor (Biology: Dr. Cradock; Chemistry: Dr. Yan; Physics: Dr. Andersen). This form has to be signed by the course instructor, department chair (Biology: Dr. Lutnesky; Physical Science Dr. Constantopoulos), and college dean (Dr. Ayala). Students then need to pay the challenge fee ($15 per credit hour; 113 = 3 credit hours; 113L = 1 credit hour) at the Cashier’s Office. Examinees will be required to produce their receipts and memos at the exams – NO RECEIPT and MEMO, NO EXAM! Students will be examined on the full spectrum of biology/chemistry/geology/physics and should be prepared to answer questions addressing all topics under the respective disciplines. Students should be able to exhibit basic lab skills, including basic data analysis. Study resources for biology are available on closed reserve in the library. THESE EXAMS ARE OFFERED ONCE PER SEMESTER (FALL AND SPRING), NO EXCEPTIONS. NOTE: Once the exams have started no late arrivals will be permitted to enter the exam room – BE ON TIME! Biology 113 and Biology 113L: Saturday, March 19 in S 101. The lecture exam (113) will be from 9am – noon. The lab exam (113L) will be from 2pm – 5pm. The Physics 113 challenge will be held on Saturday, March 12, in S 112 at 9am. The Chemistry 113 challenge will be held on Saturday, March 26. The lecture exam (113) will be from 9 a.m. to noon in PS 217. The theoretical part of the lab exam (113L) will be from 2 pm - 2:50 p.m. in PS 217, and the practical part of the lab exam (113L) will be from 3 pm - 5 p.m. in PS 102.

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

Save the Date for All-You-Can-Eat Crabfest on April 1 - Event hosted by the ENMU Bench Club. More details to come soon.

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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ENMU Has Impressive Presence at 67th New Mexico Music Educators All State Festival
by Tracy Carr
Department of Music

ENMU students, faculty, and alumni made an impressive presence at the 67th New Mexico Music Educators All State Festival and In-Service Conference, Jan. 5-8, at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. The New Mexico Music Educators Association annually sponsors this festival to highlight the state’s most outstanding high school musicians.  ENMU faculty annually judge the auditions, assist with seating placement, present clinics, accompany, and lead sectionals and rehearsals. This year, music professors Beaty, Carr, Dal Porto, Ellzey, Ornellas, K. Paulk, J. Paulk, Seifert, Vest, and Wade attended and assisted with the festival’s success.

ENMU Chair and NMMEA President, Mr. Dustin Seifert, was a constant presence at the festival. In addition to chairing several meetings, in service clinics, and conducting symposiums, he also was coordinator for the Intercollegiate Band and presided over the final day of concerts as master of ceremonies. 

Mrs. Kayla Paulk was again accompanist for the Mixed Choir, Dr. Jason Paulk led a sectional for the newly-formed Intercollegiate Choir, and Drs. Carr and Laubenthal led sectionals for the Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, all of the ENMU faculty present assisted with the publicity booth, attended rehearsals, and interacted with students.

This year marked the premier of the Intercollegiate Choir along with the Intercollegiate Band.  These two prestigious ensembles feature the most talented students from ENMU and other New Mexico institutions of higher education.  ENMU participating students in the Choir included: Cody Duff, Emery Edwards, Gerardo Gomez, Nick Jones, Nicole Keeling, Janice Pacheco, Steven Rendon, Orlando Shelly, and Emily Vickers. Participating students in the Band included:  Felicia Apodaca, Ashley Runquist,  Megan Neighoff,  Brian Campbell, Michael Munoz, Melissa Rice, Daniel Perez, Delbert Anderson, Blaine Bass, Spencer O’Keefe, Chris Riggins, Tim Wegner, Adam Penland, Tyler Albracht, Franklin Piland, Daniel Caballero, Phil Meda, Tim Needham, and Zach Waller.

ENMU music alumni were also vital in assisting their students in successfully auditioning for the festival, and were also present in force at the festival to lend their support and knowledge.  Many of our recent graduates, currently employed statewide as band directors, choir directors and general music specialists attended the festival. They include: Sara Sena (Fort Sumner), Melissa Peretti (Onate, Albuquerque), Adam Bryant and Josh Shankles (Lovington), Natalie Rainey (Clovis), Cheyenne Keith (Lovington), Ben Rainey (Portales), Sam Villarreal (NM Reservation), Ricardo Monreal (Hobbs), Leslieanne Brown  (Lovington), Laurel Webb and Kevin Everett (Roswell), and Roxie and Manual Sanchez (Artesia).

Congrats to ENMU students, faculty, and alumni for making the 67th All-State Music Festival and In-Service Conference a great success!


ENMU Students Redesign Portales News-Tribune – [pntonline.com]


"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 “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

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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Event: Shaadi, Matrimonial Indian Presentation

Sponsor: International Affairs. Contact 562.4915 or enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu

Date: Feb. 15

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Sandia Room

Description:  Indian students will walk us through the meaning of Shaadi. Indian marriages are known for their opulent and vibrant look but in real there is much more than just the gloss and glamour. Indian wedding is a perfect blend of serious rituals and customs along with other fun filled rituals and frothy moments, all having deep meanings behind them. Traditional Hindu wedding ceremonies mostly last for four to five days. Each day has its own significance and meaning. Every caste and community has its own tradition and culture. Indian weddings speak volumes of the rich culture, heritage and ethnicity of the country.

“Chinese New Year of the Rabbit” Banquet Set for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in CUB Ballroom

The Chinese student population would like to thank you for your support and desire to celebrate “Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.”

 This celebration was originally a banquet for the Chinese New Year Festival, however, due to the inclement weather the banquet was canceled. Considering the popularity of the show and mainly the efforts Chinese students have put forth, ENMU International Affairs decided to change the banquet to a well-prepared performance as a way of expressing their appreciation to the school and community. 

Admission is free for everyone and refreshments will be provided.

A modern and traditional fashion show, energetic dancing, graceful instrument play and many other wonderful programs will be performed in the show. A Silent Auction with unique items brought from different parts of the world. All proceeds of the Silent Auction will go towards scholarships.

Keep wishing Chinese students a “Happy New Year” until Feb. 18.

For more information, contact International Affairs at 562.4915 or enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu.


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

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.

Biography – [click here]



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Ranch Horse Team Yard Sale on February 21 – Come check out the ENMU Ranch Horse Team yard sale fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 19. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. on the West Campus Apartment 19 lawn.  All proceeds will benefit the ENMU Ranch Horse Team.  Some items to be sold include books, clothes, DVDs, household objects and more.

Also, if you have anything you would like to donate, contact Brittany Chrisman at brittany.chrisman@enmu.edu or at 830.446.6421. 

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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Editor's Note; The following letter was sent by Dr. Manny Varela to the Calton family to thank the for their generous donation of scientific equipment to ENMU.

Dear Calton Family,

We thought you might appreciate knowing about our three latest publications in which we acknowledged Mr. and Mrs. George and Clytie Calton for the generous equipment contribution a few years ago by Dr. and Mrs. Gary and Sandra Calton.  Thanks to you, we’ve been able to continue our research programs.  Attached are three of our newest publications, and below is a more-complete list of our scientific articles that were made possible due to your family’s generosity.  We are all very grateful. 

  1. Kumar, S., Smith, K.P., Floyd, J.L, and M.F. Varela (2011) Cloning and Molecular Analysis of a Mannitol Operon of Phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent Phosphotransferase (PTS) type from Vibrio cholerae O395. Archives of Microbiology, In Press. [article]
  2. Jones, S.E., Burgos, J.M., Lutnesky, M.F., Sena, J.A., Kumar, S., Jones, L.M., and M.F. Varela (2011) Dairy Farm Age and Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents in Escherichia coli Isolated from Dairy Topsoil. Current Microbiology, In Press. [article]
  3. Floyd, J.L., Smith, K.P., Kumar, S., J.T. Floyd and M.F. Varela (2010) LmrS is a Multidrug Efflux Pump of the Major Facilitator Superfamily from Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, In Press.  [article]
  1. Smith, K.P., George, J., Cadle, K.M., Kumar, S., Aragon, S.J., Hernandez, R.L., Jones, S.E., Floyd, J.L., and M.F. Varela (2010) Elucidation of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles and Genotyping of Salmonella enterica Isolates from Clinical Cases of Salmonellosis in New Mexico in 2008.  World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.  26:1025–1031. NIHMSID: NIHMS161985
  2. Smith, K.P., Kumar, S. and M.F. Varela. 2009. Identification, cloning, and functional characterization of EmrD-3, a putative multidrug efflux pump of the major facilitator superfamily from Vibrio cholerae O395.  Archives of Microbiology 191:903–911. NIHMSID: NIHMS160916
  3. Kumar, S., A. Parvathi, R.L. Hernandez, K.M. Cadle, and M.F. Varela. 2009. Identification of a novel UDP-N-acetylglucosamine enolpyruvyl transferase (MurA) from Vibrio fischeri that confers high fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli. Archives of Microbiology 191:425-429. PMCID: PMC2673340
  4. Peng, Y., R. L. Hernandez, R. R. Crow, S. E. Jones, S. A. Mathews, A. M. Arnold, E. F. Castillo, J. M. Moseley, and M. F. Varela. 2008. Pasteurized whole milk confers reduced susceptibilities to the antimicrobial agents trimethoprim, gatifloxacin, cefotaxime and tetracycline via the marRAB locus in Escherichia coli. Journal of Dairy Research 75:491-496. PMCID: PMC2671009

Thank you once again; we appreciate the difference you’ve made. 

With kindest regards always,

Dr. Manny Varela


International Affairs would like to thank all the supporters who have donated towards the International Scholarship Fund.

Diana Cordova

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"Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament." – George Santayana

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ENMU sets spring enrollment record – [cnjonline.com]

Communicative Arts and Sciences student saves toddler's life – [cnjonline.com]

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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.

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 8-14 Time: 11 A.M. TO 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.

Computers will be available in the CUB on Feb.14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  All you need is your phone number(s), remember you are welcome to enter more than one.

If you are unable to sign up at the CUB on Feb. 14, you can sign up on-line at  the ENMU web site www.enmu.edu  and clicking the School Alert icon on the left of the home page.

For more information, call Student Affairs at 562.2221.

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Plan on Attending ENMU-Portales

Two ENMU-Roswell students have been named to the 2011 New Mexico All-State Academic Team sponsored by the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges (NMACC) and the New Mexico Independent Community Colleges (NMICC) in recognition of their top academic achievements. Christine Aragon and Crystil Rosas are among a group of outstanding New Mexico community college students to be honored Wednesday, Feb. 16 during All-State Academic Team Day at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. The program for the day includes a tour of the Capitol, recognition of team members in the House of Representatives and State Senate, and a formal awards ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. 
Aragon, 24, is enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program and will graduate with an associate of science degree in December. She plans to continue her education at ENMU and pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Aragon is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and serves as the secretary of the Respiratory Therapy Student Association on campus. The organization does volunteer work with the Roswell Refuge. Aragon said she is excited about being named to the All-State Academic  Team. “It’s nice to know my accomplishments are being recognized and that I will be able to further my education in the medical field.”

Rosas, 19, plans on a career in social work and will pursue a bachelor of social work at ENMU in Portales in the fall. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Rosas plans to pursue a Master of Social Work through New Mexico Highlands University. Rosas is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and recently helped to organize a New Year’s party at the Assurance Home. Rosas said her dream is to open a safety shelter for abused and neglected children and teens. She is also honored to be an All-State Academic Team member. “I’m overwhelmed, excited and thankful to be chosen for this award,” she said.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, annually conducts a national community college student achievement competition: the All-USA Academic Team for Community Colleges. New Mexico’s community colleges have actively participated in this program for many years and annually recognize the students who have been nominated by their institutions as members of the New Mexico All-State Academic Team. These students are recognized for outstanding achievement with certificates, medallions, and academic scholarships offered by New Mexico public universities.

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

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Experience the future of classical music with Brooklyn Rider, the genre-defying string quartet illuminating classical music in fresh ways, on Saturday, Feb. 19. Presented by Clovis Community College and THE CITIZENS BANK OF CLOVIS as part of the 2010-2011 Cultural Arts Series, the 7 p.m. performance features the adventurous and engaging string quartet that is attracting legions of fans, drawing critical claim from classical, world and rock critics and exploring the world of Haydn and Debussy while also experimenting with the music of our time.

Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors/Military/Students, and are available at the CCC Cashier Windows (769.4035), Chamber of Commerce, CAFB ITT Office, or at the door the evening of the performance (pending availability). Call 769.4956 for more information. www.clovis.edu/culturalarts

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.

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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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