Feb. 22, 2011
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The Odd Couple
Fine Arts and Agriculture Team Up
Story and photos by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

The two blowtorch aficionados share common ground in their dislike for desk jobs and love of fishing.

Fine arts and agriculture machining seem to be polar opposites to the average person. A closer look reveals that they may not be as distant as once believed. In fact, Room 106 in the University Annex (next to the old KENW-TV) building proves it.

Greg Senn (left), professor of art, and Mike O’Connor, instructor of agriculture, have been working in the same workshop space with many of the same tools for over five years. “There are a lot of similarities,” says O’Connor. “Welding is used for different things but the theory is the same.”

O’Connor teaches larger-scale skills with agriculture machinery and rural building, while Senn focuses on the more intricate aspects with jewelry making and 3D design. “Sharing the lab space lets us both have a better facility because of the economy right now,” says O’Connor.

Usually only one class occupies the lab space, but there are instances when both instructors teach a class concurrently. “Some of the ag students are looking at what the jewelry-making students are doing and the jewelry-making students are looking at what the ag students are doing,” says O’Connor. “By having the same work space, I hope students can appreciate each other’s discipline.

Senn’s classes are populated by a variety of students. Some are art majors, some are agriculture majors, and some are from a variety of other interest areas. “I’ve seen such a range in projects from students from diamond-set rings to swords,” says the scuba-diving enthusiast. He recalls creations from classes including a pair of chainmail boxers for a student’s husband and a bed-frame made from one-inch-round steel. “She weighed 98 pounds and it was hilarious watching her lug the steel stock around, but she did it!” laughs the former Wisconsin resident.

A former student--Stewart Williamson, Jack Williamson’s nephew--from Senn’s class has gone on to make intricate belt buckles, horse bits and other high-end cowboy jewelry. His collection can be seen at http://www.custombitsandspurs.com/

O’Connor (left) discovered his calling after he decided that the wildlife and fisheries major he chose would leave him in an overpopulated job market. He began his career teaching in high school when he was sought out by Charles Chambers at the county fair after an instructor in the agriculture program left Eastern. “It was supposed to be just for a year and it turned into five,” says the former assistant rodeo coach. He returned to teaching high school for three years before returning to ENMU for another 11 years and plans to retire this May.

Senn, an avid sculptor and jewelry maker, has been at ENMU for over 25 years. The award-winning jewelry creator began his college career as a biology major and changed to a much different path. “You know those ‘gen ed’s’ you have to take? Well, it took me one semester of ceramics and I decided, ‘Yep, I’m changing my major, this is too much fun!’”

Senn also summons his inner homebuilder with his work with Habitat for Humanity for the Portales and Clovis area. Being involved from the ground level of the organization from writing the paperwork to becoming an official Habitat organization,

Senn has helped people whose means do not allow them to go through the normal channels to home ownership. “Families need to contribute 500 hours in the building process in any way they can,” says Senn. The houses are then sold to the families at a zero interest rate which essentially cuts the cost of the home in half over 20 years, according to Senn. “Seeing the excitement for the families is so rewarding.”

In addition to their love of creation, both instructors have children who are either current students or graduates of Eastern.  Senn has two children, Jacob, 22, and Jennifer, 26, who have graduated from Eastern. O’Connor also has two children, Casey, 22, and Tearney, 20, who are current students.

Senn’s children have contributed into turning them into a “gamer family” as Senn puts it. World of Warcraft, Runesape and Lord of the Rings are just a few of the online games they are skilled in. In fact, Jacob and Jennifer have created their own costumes from various Anime (Japanese) shows, such as the popular series “Trigun,” shown at the science fiction convention Bubonicon. The Senn family has a tendency of “getting a little carried away” with an idea and recalls spending hours “steampunking” Nerf guns.

The two blowtorch aficionados share common ground in their dislike for desk jobs and love fishing. O’Connor adds, “Right now, I get to talk about it more than I get to do it, but I’m hoping that changes once I retire.”

To view more of Senn’s work and for more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit www.gregsenn.com and www.habitatrcc.com.

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Video Alert Wandering Violinist and Guitarists
on a Sunny Afternoon
[watch video]
(photos by Scott Kendall; video by Wendel Sloan)

Math Instructor Active in ENMU Women
by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services

“I love my job! I  get to teach my favorite subject and enjoy seeing the students succeed in my classroom." Ann Varela

Ann Varela, instructor of mathematics at ENMU for 12 years, is active in ENMU Women.

The organization that has been around since 1940. They were first called “Faculty Dames” and then were known as the “University Wives and Women.

“The purpose of the organization is fellowship, service and understanding,” says Mrs. Varela.

During the fall semester ENMU Women coordinate a fall breakfast, assist Altrusa with the Holiday Happening, and delivering Meals on Wheels one month of the year.

During the spring semester they coordinate Lovers for Learning, a scholarship fundraiser silent auction and dinner where they raise money for scholarships for students at ENMU, and a spring tea where they elect new officers for the year.

“I was vice president of ENMU Women from 2006-spring 2008 and president from fall 2008-spring 2010,” says Mrs. Varela.

Her favorite part of ENMU Women is reading

Ann Varela in her office
(photo by Kaylee Peterson)

all the thank you notes that the scholarship recipients send. 

ENMU Women has around 30-40 members.

When not teaching or helping with ENMU Women, she enjoys gardening, quilting, sewing, and is also a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization in the Portales community.

Manny Varela in the second grade; Ann in Kindergarten

Mrs. Varela graduated from the University of New Mexico with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She is married to Dr. Manuel Varela, ENMU professor of biology, and has two sons.

“I love my job! I  get to teach my favorite subject and enjoy seeing the students succeed in my classroom, “says Mrs. Varela.

She and her family like to participate in ENMU and community activities. They especially like music performances and interacting with the new students at Dawg Days.

Sunset taken by Mrs. Varela from her back-yard in Portales.

AEOP Valentine's Day Basket
Rosamond and Betsy draw the winner of the AEOP Valentine's Day Basket. (photos by Wendel Sloan)
And the winner was our very own safety cop – Ginger Creighton.


Who Knows Where This Door Is?
We thought about making it a contest, but are out of prizes. So, we'll just tell you that it is Dr. Scott Johnson's in COB 164. (photo by Kaylee Peterson)

Clayhounds Dog-Tired by Day's End

(photos by Wendel Sloan and Kaylee Peterson)
Roberta Herrell, a gradute education student, shows a customer some of the Clayhounds' offerings on Friday afternoon near the old Broadcast Center. The ceramic creations were made by ENMU students.

Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture on Chaco Canyon on April 21

Mu Alpha Nu and the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology present The 11th Annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Chaco Chocolate: The Recovery of Cacao at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon with Patricia L. Crown, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico will be at 7 p.m. on April 21 in JWLA 112.

It is free and open to the public.

Recent research shows that some inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon consumed a chocolate beverage, probably from the ceramic cylinder jars found there. This talk discusses how this discovery was made, the connection to the Chacoan cylinder jars, and

Patricia L. Crown received her A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1981. She held teaching positions at Southern Methodist University and Arizona State University, and has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1993, where she is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology.

Dr. Crown has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest; she is currently directing the analysis of artifacts from the trash mounds at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. Most of her research has concerned the manufacture and exchange of ceramics in the Southwest. She is particularly interested in pan-Southwestern processes of change, including the origins of pottery production.

In the last decade, she has been concerned with humanizing archaeology, by exploring

the status of women in the past and how children learned the tasks they needed to know to become competent adults. The Society for American Archaeology awarded her the Excellence in Ceramic Research Award in 1994, and the American Anthropological Association gave her (jointly with Suzanne K. Fish) the Gordon Willey Award in 1998.

Her books have included three co-edited volumes, Chaco and Hohokam: Prehistoric Regional Systems in the American Southwest, (SAR Press), Social Violence in the Prehispanic Southwest (University of Arizona Press) and Ceramic Production in the American Southwest (University of Arizona Press), the single-authored, Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery (University of New Mexico Press), and an edited volume Women and Men in the Prehispanic Southwest: Labor, Power, and Prestige (School of American Research Press). She recently identified the first prehispanic cacao north of the Mexican border in ceramics from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Born April 14, 1936, in Denver, Colorado, Cynthia Irwin-Williams developed an early interest in archaeology along with her brother, Henry. When she was only 12 and her brother 14, both began working part-time at the Department of Archaeology in the Denver Museum of Natural History and formed an association with the curator, Dr. H. Marie Wormington. These youthful pursuits led to Cynthia's interest in the Archaic period and to professional publications on the Magic Mountain, LoDaiska, and Agate Bluff sites around Denver.

Cynthia attended college at a time when women were still expected to be homemakers. If they did decide to pursue higher education, they definitely were not expected to become archaeologists. Yet, Cynthia did enroll and graduated from Radcliffe College with B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology in 1957 and 1958, respectively. In 1963 she received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. Cynthia once remarked about how she was forced to sit in the hallway during courses at Harvard as one of her professors did not believe
that women should be enrolled in archaeology courses.

Cynthia persevered and quickly made her mark as a professional, having a towering grasp over specialties that ranged from archaeology to related aspects of geology, paleontology, climatology, remote sensing, desertification, and desert reclamation. From 1963-1964 Cynthia lectured at Hunter College in New York.

From 1964-1982 she taught at Eastern New Mexico University and in 1978 she was awarded the Llano Estacado Center for Advanced Professional Studies and Research Distinguished Research Professorship. Cynthia served as president of the Society for American Archaeology from 1977-1979, only the second woman to hold this position. In 1982 Cynthia became executive director of the Social
Science Center, Desert Research Institute of Reno, Nevada. From 1988 until her death in 1990, she held the title of Research Professor, Quaternary Science Center, DRI.

A truly remarkable woman, multilingual (English, Spanish, French, Russian), with over 60 publications and 30 years of professional experience, Cynthia is considered to be a role model for women who aspire to scientific careers. This is why the students of the Anthropology and Applied Archaeology Department have named a lectureship series in honor of Dr. Cynthia Irwin-Williams.

Dr. Crown will be introduced by Dr. Kathy Rolder Durand, chair of the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology. Sponsors and contributors include the Office of the ENMU President, Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, and the Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club.

Special thanks to Dr. David Batten, assistant professor of anthropology advisor for Mu Alpha Nu; Barbara Senn, secretary for the anthropology department; Charlie Chaparro and Heather Davis, 2011 Irwin-Williams Lecture Series Committee; and the Office of Communication Services

High Plains Film Festival Teaming
Up with Williamson Lectureship

A Universe in 1/10 Hour

Science fiction/ Fantasy genre; five to six minutes total running time.
Selected submissions will be screened as part of the 2011 Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University, March 31-April 2.  Additionally, each filmmaker selected will be invited to participate in a screenwriting workshop with the Williamson lectureship guests: Melinda Snodgrass and Michael Cassutt.

Submissions will consist of :

  1. Two copies - NTSC standard DVD (Region 1, playable in consumer DVD equipment)
  2. A screenplay of the submitted DVD.

Must be postmarked by March 11.
Submit entries to:
High Plains Film Festival
Fantasy Genre Competition
Eastern New Mexico University
Station 37
Portales, NM 88130

This competition is open to all residents and university/college students of New Mexico and West Texas.
Entries will only be returned if accompanied by a pre-paid, self-addressed mailer.

Check the website for more info:  www.enmu.edu/filmfest


For more information, contact Laurel  A. Petty at 562.2229 or Laurel.Petty@enmu.edu.

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Dr. Sue Stockly and co-authors Alberto Davila and Marie Mora, UT-Pan American, had an article selected for publication in the May, 2011 issues of the American Economic Review. The AER is the top academic journal in the economics profession. The May issue is the Papers and Proceedings for the annual meetings. This year the meetings were in Denver and had 10,000 registered participants. There were hundreds of sessions and literally thousands of papers presented. The article is "Does Mestizaje Matter in the U.S.? Economic Stratification of Mexican Immigrants." It was part of the session, “Stratification Economics—An Emerging Subfield.”

Trae T. Cotton has been appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Winston-Salem State University.

Cotton comes to WSSU from Radford University, where he has served as associate vice president and dean of students since October 2007. Before Radford, he was involved in the start-up of California State University Channel Islands beginning in 2002, and served in a variety of positions there, including interim dean and associate dean of student life. He also served as associate director for the Office of Student Enrollment at Walden University and was involved in the start-up of Florida Gulf Coast University from 1997 until 2000.

Cotton earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas, his master's from Eastern New Mexico University and his doctorate in education from Walden University.

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Science Fair on Saturday – Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to host the 53rd Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair in the Campus Union Building Ballroom at 2 p.m. Saturday. More than 120 middle and high school students are expected to present science and engineering projects.

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.

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.

Peace Corps Here on March 8 – Peace Corps Celebrates 50 Years-- The United States Peace Corps is turning 50 years old. In 1961, fifty-one volunteers went to Ghana and since that time more than 200,000 have served in 77 countries. Join the celebration. On March 8 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, a video retrospective will be presented in the CUB’s Sandia Room. Videos include short interviews with volunteers, tours of volunteers’ in-country homes and workplaces, informational clips, and public service announcements from the last 50 years. Bring your lunch tray and find out more about the United States premiere international volunteer organization.

For more information, call Dr. Jerry Everhart at 562.4311.

Mandatory Frontline Staff Meetings Begin March 9 –Mark your calendars!  A new initiative will begin March 9 that involves all secretaries and frontline staff.  Meetings, scheduled every other month, will inform office staff of issues that directly affect ENMU students and employees.  These meetings are designed to educate and equip office staff to better assist students and staff who have questions or require assistance.

The meeting scheduled for March 9 will be hosted by Business Affairs and will include information on the new on-line applicant tracking process.  Other meetings scheduled for this year include a tour of several of the residence halls, information regarding financial aid, and the admissions process. 

These meetings are mandatory, and staff will be offered a choice of attending at 10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. on the appointed day.  The meetings will be approximately two hours in length, and the location will vary based on the subject matter.  Supervisors will be informed of this new initiative so coverage will be provided for offices and staff will be able to attend.  Each secretary will be notified by email in advance of the meetings.

March 9 – Business Affairs
May 18 – University Relations and Enrollment Services
July 13 – Academic Affairs

Staff are encouraged to send questions or issues that they wish discussed at these meetings to the President’s Office (Station 1, 562-2121, or deborah.bentley@enmu.edu) at anytime.  

Please note that these meetings are not the same as the secretaries luncheons that take place in the Sandia Room. 

For more information, please contact Deborah Bentley at 562-2091.

Please Use UPS Instead of FedEx – ENMU has made the decision to use UPS (United Parcel Service) in lieu of Federal Express.

The savings in using UPS are advantageous, especially while we are all watching our budgets.  UPS also offers international services.

If you are currently using FedEx, please contact Dorothy Bulls at 562.2611 so she can set you up to utilize UPS.  Once this is done, you can print your own shipping labels and order your supplies (which are free).

There is a central drop off location at the University Post Office and delivery deadline is 2:30 pm . There is also a drop off location at the KENW Broadcast Center with a deadline of 3:30 pm.  If you don't make those deadlines, there is a UPS drop off located by the local newspaper office or you can call a toll free number to schedule a pickup.  UPS will continue to make their normal deliveries to ENMU.

As University Postal Employees are making their daily mail runs, they will pick up any packages that need to be sent UPS to the drop off location at the University Post Office.

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.

Update on Up 'til Dawn Funds Raised – Up 'til Dawn is a student-led, student-run, philanthropic program hosted by colleges and universities nationwide to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A group of students educate the student body on St. Jude and recruit teams of five or more to participate in Up 'til Dawn. Teams fundraise through various side events and then come together to celebrate their accomplishments at the Up 'til Dawn celebration event. Students sacrifice a night of sleep at this event in honor of the patients and their families that have many sleepless nights at the hospital

ENMU took part last semester on Oct. 22. It was a success, according to xstudent organizer kaylee Peterson, and "as an event that every one talked about weeks after."

This event raised a total of $8,327. All the money raised will go straight to St. Jude Children’s research. "his was an outstanding amount raised for the first-year event at ENMU," said Ms. Peterson.

Ms. Peterson is the new Up’Til Dawn director and has many plans to keep this event up and running.

" Good work ENMU for making the first event of Up ‘Til Dawn a success!" said Ms. Peterson.

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, an e-mail message was 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.

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.
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 5-20.  This is a 16-day drive, so there are plenty of shifts to volunteer for.  If you are interested in helping, call Rena Garrett at 562.2112 or e-mail rena.garrett@enmu.edu. Thank you.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

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 10 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 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.

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.




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 SemesterThe 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 2011-12

Memorial Day                       Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day             Monday, July 4, 2011

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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The Mikado featured in The Ticket in Clovis and Portales Newspapers – [cnjonline.com]

"35 Years: Parsons to Portales" Art Exhibit on Display Through February 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 through Feb. 26 in Runnels Gallery in Golden Library on the Portales campus.

A reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 25, from 5-7 p.m. in the Runnels Gallery in Golden Library. It is free and open to the public.

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.


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 Through Feb. 26
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778


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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Recent Multicultural Affairs Events

'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

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

Revealing of Ms. Black ENMU
February 23
12:30 p.m.
CUB Lobby

African-American Affairs will reveal the winner of Ms. Black ENMU. Please come and enjoy the fun of crowning. The contestants will provide cookies.

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

I      Vic and Tory
February 25
3 p.m.
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. Anne Barnwell-Grayson
February 28
2 p.m.
CUB Sandia Room
Dr. Anne Barnwell-Grayson, surgeon at Roosevelt General Hospital, will describe her life, challenges and rewards of becoming a successful black female surgeon.

The Flapper and Her Song – 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]

March 8 at 2 p.m. in the ENMU- Ballroom “I Want to Be Bad.” Flapper & Her Song. Singer Jane Voss and pianist Hoyle Osborne give vivid, historically authentic readings of the songs of the women of the 1920s, the New Women – popularly known as “flappers.”  These fascinating and witty songs are remarkable artifacts of one of the greatest cultural shifts in American history, when women were establishing new roles for themselves and challenging conventions about costume, behavior, employment, sexuality, and expression.  Quotations from journalists, poets, and the singers themselves complement the songs. Co-Sponsored with New Mexico Humanities Council.

March 15 from 9-3 p.m. in front of the ENMU CUB, the National César E. Chávez Blood Drive Challenge.    The National César E. Chávez Blood Drive Challenge celebrates the Legacy César E. Chávez as an American civic leader by engaging students in health education, health professions, and saving lives. ENMU has accepted the invitation and challenge once again. Last year, went great and I think this year will be even better. 

If you would like to schedule your appoint online, click on this link www.bloodhero.com , choose New Mexico, then click “donate blood” on the right side. Then enter the code enmu and it will pull up your blood drive information. Follow the prompts from that point. It is not recommend that you search by zip code as it will pull up other blood drives in the Portales area.

If you like to sign up in person, Hispanic Affairs will have a table in Campus Union Building on March 9 from 11-1 p.m.

March 16 Women’s History Month Presentation 2 p.m. Sandia Room

The four Multicultural ENMU female students will get together and give a presentation over “how women are being treated in their culture in today’s society.”

March 30 César E. Chávez Presentation at 2 p.m. Sandia Room

A short movie will be presented over the life of César E. Chávez, a Mexican-American labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers. During the 20th century, he was the leading voice for migrant farm workers (people who move from place to place in order to find work). His tireless leadership focused national attention on these laborers' terrible working conditions, which eventually led to improvements.

April 1 Empanada Sale Begins

The semi- annual empanada sale is to raise money for scholarships for Hispanic students given during Hispanic Heritage Month. Orders will be taken in the office of Hispanic Affairs. If you would like to order do not hesitate to come down to the office or e-mail the office at enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu to place your order or call 562-2451
            Cost: $15 per dozen
                     $10 per ½ dozen
            Flavors: Cherry, lemon, apple, pineapple, apricot and raspberry
April 14 End of Empanada Sale

The last day to take empanada orders.
April 18 Deliver Empanadas
Deliver empanadas to people who ordered on campus only.

May 5 Cinco de Mayo Honor Banquet at 6 p.m. in the CUB- Ballroom

The Cinco de Mayo Graduation Honor Banquet is dedicated to honoring the spring graduates for their great achievement. Entertainment will be “Las Aguilas de Oro” a ballet folklorico group out of Hobbs, NM and Hispanic Rey, Rodolfo Arceo, performing rope tricks. The theme for this year’s banquet will be Charro a traditional horseman from Mexico, originating in the central-western regions primarily in the state of Jalisco including: Zacatecas, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Puebla. During the banquet there will be a special moment where an official will sash the graduating senior with a sash from their country of origin.
- Dress code will be semi formal or Western attire.
- Cost will be $15

Everyone must RSVP by April 29.

Native-American Affairs Month

Native Movie Night
April 6
6 p.m.
Ground Zero
Relax with Native American Affairs, and enjoy a free movie night to relieve stress and learn some culture.
 On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, an old storyteller asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to gang members, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the Gathering of Nations Pow wow. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.

Paint your own pottery
April 20 R.S.V.P by April 15
6 p.m.
Sandia Room
Come and enjoy a night of creativity, fellowship, and knowledge of Native American customs.  You will be painting your own pottery bowl made out of paper maché, while you learn about how pottery became essential to Native Americans throughout there daily life, as well as how pottery is still important to this day.



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The Zias and Greyhounds will host West Texas A&M in basketball this Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The first 250 fans will receive T-Shirts. Everyone is encouraged to wear green. There will be special halftime entertainment by Jordan Craig and Bradley West.

Greyhounds defeat Incarnate Word, 96-91, last night – [goeasternathletics]

Greyhounds Rally from Seven-Point Deficit in Final Minute to beat ACU – [pntonline.com]

Greyhounds beat Angelo State in four overtimes – [pntonline.com]

ENMU mulling offer to join Rocky Mountain Conference – [cnjonline.com]

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.

Faculty/Staff Golfing Group Being Formed – Any faculty or staff who would like to golf on weekends at the Clovis Municipal Course are encouraged to contact Jay Kline or Wendel Sloan.

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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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The eleven art panels were installed this weekend by the artist Rob Smart in the Science Building.  They are all wired with LED lights that are programmed for slowly changing light patterns.  I saw the run-through last night, and it’s incredibly neat.  The lights are visible from the street and the interior of campus at dusk.  In the building, the color is subtle and not distracting. I think you will like it.  And they are up in time for the Science Fair!

This morning, Rob and his electrician Jaysha will do one more run-through and then set the final programming.  Then, the lights will be on for all to see.

Many thanks to Sharon, Huie, the electricians Rocky and Heath,  Mike and his painting crew, Rick Bresler, Mike Nuckols and Steve Collins who assisted with or advised me regarding this installation.  Special thanks to Dr. Andersen who allowed the artist to use SCI 112; the installation would have been impossible without that accommodation. 

A big thanks to the Campus Police officers who were gracious and helpful and to Wendel Sloan who loaned some tripods at a critical moment.  Thanks are due, too, to the people who walked by and appreciated the work.   It was four solid days of work, but it’s really a striking installation!


Patrice Caldwell


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"I would be arrogant, but I don't have anything to be arrogant about." – Wendel Sloan

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Lottery Scholarship Discussed - [cnjonline.com]


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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Education Comprehensive Workshop and Exam – The Compreshensive Exam is 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.

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ENMU-Ruidoso Students Named All-State Academic
Clayton Alred (ENMU-Ruidoso president), Samantha Yetley, Sharon Wilson, and Holly Braden (PTK Advisor)

photo and story by Coda Omness

On Feb.16, New Mexico community college students were recognized for being named to the 2011 New Mexico All-State Academic Team at a ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda. Two students enrolled at ENMU-Ruidoso, Samantha Yetley and Sharon Wilson, were among the students honored.

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.

During the ceremony, each student received a certificate and a medallion as well as an award letter offering them a tuition scholarship to complete a baccalaureate degree at one of the state’s public four-year institutions. Students on the New Mexico All-State Academic Team also compete for high honors as the New Mexico Century Scholar and for a place on the All-USA Academic Team.

The event was sponsored by the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges (NMACC) and the New Mexico Independent Community Colleges (NMICC) in recognition of top academic achievements. New Mexico’s eight independent and 10 branch community colleges serve approximately 74,000 students in credit courses and many thousands more in non-credit and community service programs.


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

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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.

Age: 13
Grade level: 8th
Eathan is proud of his ability to do well in school and that he is reading at a much higher grade level than his own.  He is a quiet respectful young boy who responds well to patience, support and close side-by-side parenting techniques.  He has a sensitive side, which is seen in the manner that he cares for younger children.  He enjoys computer games jumping on a trampoline, and going on outings to the library to read his favorite books. 
Eathan attends a public school where he responds well to supportive teaching, which provides one-on-one attention and direction.  He has made good progress through therapy to appropriately express his feelings.  Eathan has thought a lot about the family he would like to adopt him, and is able to express some of his wishes.  He would like to have a mom and dad who will treat him as part of their family, and would like to be the oldest in the family.   Adults who work with Eathan believe this is a special boy and have grown to care for him a great deal.  Eathan is cautious and takes time to develop strong relationships, and he needs parents who will understand that although he wants to be part of a family, they will have to be patient with him since his sense of caution sometimes causes him to push people away.             

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.

Great American Clean-Up in Portales on April 23 – [details]

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. 

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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/.

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.


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