Feb. 28, 2011
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The Monday Memo is a weekly electronic newsletter published for the faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University.



Features Appear Every Other Week

Video Alert
Hound Handlers Talk About Vic and Tory
Watch video from Friday's Black History Month event with the Hound Handlers and Vic and Tory. – [video] (video by Wendel Sloan; photo supplied by Diana Cordova)

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Dr. Jordan Kobritz, assistant professor of sport management and sport law, along with his co-author, Dr. Steven Palmer, associate professor of business at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, had an article titled "Collegiate Coaches and FERPA" published in the Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning, Vol. 4, Issue 8, in February.


The Office of Communication Services won the "Silver Award of Excellence" (second place) at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV Conference in New Orleans last Tuesday for its "Bond D for Education" campaign in the November 2010 General Election in New Mexico.

The campaign included articles, publications, yard signs, advertisements, specialty items, and speaking engagements and media appearances by ENMU president Steven Gamble.

Although the bond issue was defeated statewide, it passed in Roosevelt County with a 55-percent approval rating – the fourth highest in the state.

Working on the campaign, under the supervision of Ronnie Birdsong, were Janice Morrow, Wendel Sloan, Wanda Newberry, Minh Tran and Robin Haislett.

CASE IV encompasses universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mexico and Texas. Louisiana State University won first in the category and Austin Community College won third.


Barnes and Noble haso announced that Peter George is the new manager for the ENMU Bookstore at ENMU.  He succeeds Cole Johnson, who transferred to Texas Tech.

Peter has been with Barnes and Noble for the last three years and has managed stores in Ann Arbor, Mich., andTucson, Ariz., as well as overseas in Australia and New Zealand. 

He graduated from DePauw University.  Please welcome Peter and his family, Janice and their children, to ENMU.


Five ENMU band members have been selected to perform with the 2011 College Band Directors National Association Small College Intercollegiate Band. Megan Neighoff, Melissa Rice, Blayne Bass, Megan Brunson, and Franklin Piland will travel to Seattle at the end of March. Dr. Lowell Graham, Chair, Department of Music at the University of Texas at El Paso and former conductor of the United States Air Force Band, will lead the ensemble.


ENMU Grad Ronny Cox Featured in Albuquerque Journal


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ENMU's New Website Ready to Launch – I am pleased to announce ENMU's redesigned website.  The website will be a phased launch beginning this week after many months of planning, organizing and receiving input from students, faculty and staff.

The new design is built with current students in mind while also keeping in mind the future students and families interested in attending ENMU.

I hope you enjoy the new look which incorporates more photos, more content and easier navigation through the site.

Steve Gamble

How to Find Monday Memo on New Website – The Monday Memo can now be accessed on the new home-page by looking under "Faculty/Staff," then "News and Events," then clicking on Monday Memo. It can also be accessed by looking under "About."

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought by March 18 – The office of Student Financial Aid seeks nominations for the 2010-2011 Eastern New Mexico University Student Employee of the Year. A review committee will evaluate the nominations.

They are asking each department to nominate at least one student employee for outstanding service. The award will be based on the student’s reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. Multiple nominations and supporting documents are welcomed. Please be very detailed in your description.

The student must meet the following criteria: • Undergraduate student employed on campus • Student must have been employed for a min. of six months part-time during July 1, 2010 – May 15, 2011. • Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

They will select three outstanding students to receive $100 each. In addition, all eligible nominated students will be recognized at the Student Affairs Banquet on the tentative date of April 21.

Please submit the nominations to Kelly Mitchell, Station 20, by Friday, March 18. [nomination form]

Administrators Evaluation Committee Requests Forms Back by March 9

The Administrators Evaluation Committee is requesting your input regarding the performance of at-will administrators at Eastern New Mexico University.  Your input is valuable and necessary for this process to be meaningful.  The data collected in these evaluations will be used in the administrator’s evaluations for 2010-2011.  Please complete the evaluation forms of the administrators you wish to evaluate; return both the completed and the unused forms to the Chair of the Administrators Evaluation Committee in the envelope provided.  Mail or hand-deliver your forms to Dr. David Hemley, Station 49 or COB 219, by March 9.

If you have personal experience dealing with an administrator or his/her area of responsibility, please complete the appropriate form.  If you do not have an adequate basis for a response to a particular question, please mark “Don’t Know.”  Space is available to add narrative comments on the back of the forms.  All written comments will be typed from the evaluation forms before being presented to the appropriate administrators.

Please use the forms that were distributed through your department, not photocopies.  Please do not alter or make stray marks on the front of the forms.  Please fill in the bubbles completely, using a black pen or a #2 pencil. Each form is pre-coded according to college and/or constituent group.  Your responses are completely anonymous; the codes do not identify you personally.

The Planning Services Office will prepare a report including a numerical rating summary of responses to questions and a typed list of the narrative comments for each administrator evaluated.  Copies of the report will be sent to the respective administrator, appropriate vice president, and President Gamble.  The faculty members of the Administrators Evaluation Committee will review the summaries of the evaluations of academic administrators, including the president.

Forms must be returned to the Administrators Evaluation Committee, Dr. David Hemley, Station 49 or COB 219 by Wednesday, March 9.

For more information, contact Dr. David Hemley at 562.2172 or David.Hemley@enmu.edu

Thank you in advance for completing and returning the evaluation forms.

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.

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.

Wellness Wednesday - Alcohol and Drugs on Wednesday, March 2 from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location:  CUB Sandia Room
Sponsored by ENMU Counseling & Career Services and Health Services
Are drugs and alcohol a part of your life?  Are you drinking safely?  Do you fully understand the risks of both legal and illegal mind-altering drugs, including spice and salvia?  Come learn more - with education, you can make the safest choices for yourself!

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.

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.

NM Press Women Organization Offering Scholarships

Application deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 is the deadline for students to apply for three higher education scholarships offered this year by New Mexico Press Women (NMPW). Main criteria for this award are career potential and financial need, although scholastic standing is a consideration.

NMPW is offering a $2,000 Cary Herz scholarship to students studying photojournalism. This scholarship will be awarded to the student whose photojournalism best reflects Herz’s work. Before applying, students should become familiar with her work, especially her final project, New Mexico's Crypto-Jews: Image and Memory.

NMPW will also award two $750 Doris Gregory Memorial scholarships to students, male or female. They must attend a New Mexico college or university and major in print journalism, broadcasting, photojournalism, public relations, or advertising.

Applicants for these scholarships are asked to fill out an application form available online at http://newmexicopresswomen.org/2011/02/11/nmpw-2011-scholarship-applications/. The application packet includes a brief description of career goals, samples of work, a copy of transcripts, and a letter of recommendation from a professor, employer, mentor or other individual familiar with the student’s work.

Scholarships will be awarded to recipients at the New Mexico Press Women State Convention Awards Banquet Friday, April 8, 2011, in Las Cruces. Recipients will receive two tickets to the awards banquet and one-night stay at the conference hotel.

Mail completed applications, postmarked by Friday, March 11, 2011 to:
Laurie Mellas, NMPW Scholarship Chair
3939 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Casita #53
Albuquerque, NM 87107

About Cary Herz and Doris Gregory:

Award-winning photographer Cary Herz made her mark in the early 1970s recording the women’s movement for Ms. Magazine and other publications and covering the “new” phenomenon of women’s sports. Her arresting photographs appeared in the most prestigious newspapers, news organizations and magazines in the country, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, TIME, PC World and People.

Herz’s photos have been published in nearly a dozen books and some have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. In late 2007, her book, New Mexico’s Crypto-Jews: Image and Memory, was published by University of New Mexico Press to wide acclaim and excellent reviews. She was named NMPW’s Communicator of Achievement in 2008 and she died of ovarian cancer that same year.

Doris Gregory was an award-winning member of NMPW and the National Federation of Press Women in the 1950s and ‘60s. She was a correspondent for the El Paso Times for 12 years and was also a public relations professional, a magazine editor, and an association executive. The Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship, established after her death from cancer in 1969, is awarded every year to at least one and often two New Mexico college or university students studying some aspect of communications.

NMPW, the state’s largest inclusive media organization since 1949, is open to men and women. NMPW holds an annual communications contest with more than 90 categories, provides scholarships, and has local chapter activities in Albuquerque, Northern New Mexico, and Las Cruces. Find more information at www.NewMexicoPressWomen.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.
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. 

Watch KENW-TV, Channel 3 for Entertaining Programs During Festival 2011 - Read Programming here]

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.

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

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.



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

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

ZTA 5K Walk/Run Sign Up Sheet

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

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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Five Band Members Chosen to Perform with National Band – Five ENMU band members have been selected to perform with the 2011 College Band Directors National Association Small College Intercollegiate Band. Megan Neighoff, Melissa Rice, Blayne Bass, Megan Brunson, and Franklin Piland will travel to Seattle at the end of March. Dr. Lowell Graham, Chair, Department of Music at the University of Texas at El Paso and former conductor of the United States Air Force Band, will lead the ensemble.

ENMU Hosting Saturday Night Lab
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the “Saturday Night Lab” theatre performance at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 5, in the Studio Theatre of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.

The performance is free and open to the public.

According to Diane Cole, costume designer for the University Theatre Centre and producer of this year's show, Saturday Night Lab provides students with an opportunity to present their own work in an atmosphere that supports the new and experimental and encourages students to have fun with the medium of theatre.

Each selection is no more than 10 minutes long and varies from theatre performance, scenes from a film script, dance choreography and hoop dancing. “Our motto this year might be described as anything goes!” says Cole.

Those involved in writing and creating the acts include Rojun Alexander from Albuquerque; Mandi Hatcher and Jeremy Gardels from Clovis; Brianna Pilon from Los Alamos; Mackenzie Kennedy from Lubbock, Texas; Angee Keen from Sante Fe; Charles Britton and Heather Hagler from Portales and screenwriter Bill Moyers also from Portales who is testing scenes from his film script “Altered Summer.” Along with them are additional actors and dancers Victoria Wright, Marissa Gonzales and Desiree Markham from Albuquerque; Ethan Bilbrey from Milnesand; Robert Garcia from Raton; and Adam Winchell from Farmington.

Brian Benavides from Morton, Texas; Erica Jane from Silver City are the Masters of Ceremonies for the series of productions.

“Our playwrights, choreographers, actors and dancers are functioning like one big troupe by directing and performing for each other throughout the evening,” says Cole.

Cole believes those who attend will be treated to a “great night out with dances, songs, scenes from freshly written plays, and the fastest fairy tales in the West. And if you don't like one thing it's no more than nine minutes until something completely different is on!”

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert on March 6
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.

The performance is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Band will perform: “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe, “Australian Up-Country Tune” by Percy A. Grainger, “Variations on a Korean Folksong” by John Barnes Chance, “Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli, and “Pas Redouble” by Camille Saint-Saens.

The Wind Symphony will perform: “Early Light” by Carolyn Bremer, “Liebestod” by Richard Wagner, “Gazebo Dances” by John Corigliano, and “Invincible Eagle” by John Philip Sousa.

Dustin Seifert, chair of the music department and director of the Symphonic Band, congratulates the effort and dedication of the bands. “The repertoire is quite challenging.  The students have done an excellent job preparing for this concert.”

“Variations of a Korean Folksong” is an Oswalt Award-winning composition and the composer of “Gazebo Dances,” John Corigliano, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.

The diversity of the pieces selected ensures “there is something for everyone,” says Seifert

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 562.2377.


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 


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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'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


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 8 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.

Dr. Vanessa Wong, First-Generation Chinese in the USAF

Date: March 9
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: CUB Sandia

Description: Major Vanessa Wong was born in Flushing, N.Y., after her parents immigrated from Hong Kong.  She graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors.

She competed against over 1,800 other applicants to become one of 167 military officers accepted into the Department of Defense's military medical school, class of 2004, in Bethesda, Maryland. 

After medical school, Major Wong graduated from psychiatry residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 2008 as the Psychiatry Research Chief Resident.  She was also awarded the Commander's First Place Award for a Primary Care Resident in Clinical Research and Outstanding Psychiatric Research Award . 

Major Wong has recently had her research on PTSD in non-combatants published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.  Major Wong has been in the United States Air Force since May 2000 and is currently the second psychiatrist to ever serve the Air Force Special Operations Mission.

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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Open Meeting to Discuss Moving to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at 10 a.m. Monday, February 28.

Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that the feasibility committee on ENMU Athletics joining the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference will be holding an open meeting at Greyhound Arena on Monday, February 28th. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the conference room and is open to all faculty and members of the community.

ENMU faculty members and members of the surrounding community are welcome to attend and express any concerns or issues with the possibility of the Greyhounds and Zias making a move to the RMAC. Eastern has been a member of the Lone Star Conference for 25 years, with the LSC consisting of schools from Texas, Oklahoma and ENMU. The RMAC is a 14-team league with institutions from New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska.

For more information call Dr. Geiser at 562.2153.

Greyhounds make LSC post-season tournament – [cnjonline.com]

ENMU Football and Cheerleaders Work with Recreation Center After School Program on "Good Choices"
Courtesy of Nicole Thornton

Eastern New Mexico football players and cheerleaders will be speaking to the youth at the Recreation Center on Wednesday, March 2, regarding making good choices. The football players will speak with the youth boy members and the cheerleaders with the youth girl members. Topics include staying in school, working hard in school, getting involved in school activities, saying no to drugs, staying out of gangs, respecting teachers and parents, believing in yourself, and respecting your body. Following this presentation, the players and cheerleaders will be organizing an activity for the kids. This is a great community partnership highlighting positive behavior and good choices for success.

“This is a great opportunity for these kids to hear a positive message from local role models” said Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Thornton. Recreation Center Director Jodi Kibbe agreed and added that she believes this is a “fun way for the youth of our community to interact and learn from our college athletes”.

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

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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Congratulations to the Greyhound basketball team for making the LSC post-season tournament.


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"Life is short if you enjoy it. You can make it seem longer by being miserable." – Wendel Sloan

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Alonzo Lassiter featured in newspaper – [cnjonline.com]

ENMU hosted Science Fair Saturday – [pntonline.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.

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 9 a.m. – noon. The lab exam (113L) will be from 2-5 p.m. The Physics 113 challenge will be held on Saturday, March 12, in S 112 at 9 a.m. 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 2-2:50 p.m. in PS 217, and the practical part of the lab exam (113L) will be from 3-5 p.m. in PS 102.

Contact: Kenwyn Cradock. Kenwyn.Cradock@enmu.edu

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'Eastern Clips' from ENMU-Roswell – [Eastern Clips]

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

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Portales Recreation Center “Meet & Greet” on Friday, March 4, from 5-7 p.m.

The Portales Recreation Center will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at the Portales Recreation Center, 1001 W. 18th Street inviting current members and citizens to meet new Recreation Center Director Jodi Kibbe, Recreation Specialist staff, Athletic Director Michael Doerr, Recreation Department Supervisor/Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Thornton, Recreational Advisory Board members, and volunteer class instructors.

In addition, staff will be happy to showcase the Recreation Center along with activities and projects created by the After School Program. We invite you to stop by, ask questions, and get to know us and our programs! We can’t wait to meet you!

“Jodi Kibbe has been doing a fantastic job and we want everyone to get to know her and our talented staff including our volunteer instructors. Once you do, I guarantee that you will want to come back,” said Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Thornton.

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

The City of Portales Recreation Center has released the new six (6) week class schedule beginning March 7 through April 15 for Recreation Center youth and adult members. The new schedule offers the following classes and activities
(those marked by an asterisk are new):
 Open Walking (Monday‐Friday, 10am‐12pm)‐All Ages
 Boot Camp* (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:30am‐6:15am)‐Adult
 Power Training (Monday/Wednesday, 5:30pm‐6:30pm)‐Adult
 Cardio* (Monday/Wednesday, 11am‐12pm)‐Adults
 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
 Body Sculpting* (Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00am‐12:00pm)‐Adult
 Cake Decorating* (Wednesdays, 10am‐11am)‐Adult
 Youth Fusion Funk (Wednesday, 4pm‐5pm)‐Youth
 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.

New Fitness Mirrors at Potales Recreation Center- The Portales Recreation Center has purchased two large 60” x 120”mirrors as the second phase in renovations of the Recreation Center’s fitness studio. The mirrors were installed by local Portales business All Glass, Inc. The renovation of the fitness studio is just one of the many facility plans in mind by the City of Portales Recreation Department. Other future improvements include wall paint completion, upgrade of rock/climbing wall, weight room improvements, mini‐library/reading area, new computers, and much more. The first phase of the fitness studio included new wall paint and additional step and dumbbell equipment. The current phase includes the mirrors and additional yoga mats. The final phase will include new stability balls and the installation of new fitness wood floors to absorb high impact exercises.

“The upgrades to the facility are in response to the expansion of classes and services offered at the Recreation Center to our members. Quality services require appropriate facilities and equipment for all programming,” said Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Thornton. Recreation Center Director Jodi Kibbe stated that “The mirrors are a great improvement to our facility and classes. We are happy to have support from locally owned businesses, such as All Glass”.

For more information, please contact the Portales Recreation Center at 575‐356‐ 8598.

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. 

This year we will be hosting the Easter Egg Hunt at the Softball Complex. Each softball field will be a different age group with the Hunt starting at 3 p.m. on the dot.

We are asking for help from the community in donating plastic Easter Eggs/filled, if possible. 

For more information, call Veda Urioste at 356.6662, ext. 1018.

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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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