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New Mexico Governor Appoints Two New ENMU Regents
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

"I plan on being the voice of the students." Santana Chavez

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez has announced two new appointments to the Board of Regents at Eastern New Mexico University.

Brett Leach of Roswell will replace Pauline Ponce, also from Roswell.  The new student regent is Santana Chavez of Dora, replacing Robert Wachter from Portales.

Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president, said, "Although we at the University hate to lose Pauline Ponce and Rob Wachter as regents, Brett Leach and Santana Chavez are excellent selections to replace them. Mr. Leach has deep roots at ENMU, and Ms. Chavez will be an able spokesperson and representative for our student body. The students, faculty and staff are happy to welcome both of them to our Board."

Mr. Leach is a Financial Consultant with Southwest Securities Group, Inc., in Roswell. He graduated from Portales High School, and received a 1969 bachelor of science and a 1971 master of arts in psychology from ENMU.

He is a member and past president of the Roswell Sunrise Rotary, on the Board of Directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (a nonprofit agency based in Roswell  that provides a powerful voice for children), and chairman of the Rotary Desert Sun Classic Charity Golf Tournament.

Mr. Leach is a former instructor at ENMU-Roswell and former director of Law Enforcement Education at ENMU-Clovis (before it became Clovis Community College).  His father, Ernest, has been a New York Life agent in Portales for many years.

"I grew up in Portales and have strong ties to eastern New Mexico," said Mr. Leach.  "ENMU is an important part of our communities.  I am honored to be appointed a regent, and look forward to being a part of ENMU's continued growth in serving our region."

Ms. Chavez is majoring in communicative disorders at ENMU.

She is president of the ENMU National Speech-Language and Hearing Association, was a New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention Student Volunteer (Oct 2010), and is Executive Assistant for ENMU Student Government. Ms. Chavez also volunteers at the ENMU Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center.

"I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with the Governor, other regents and ENMU administration," said Ms. Chavez. "I look forward to serving on the Board as Eastern continues implementing new programs.  I plan on being the voice of the students in communicating their concerns to the administration and Board."



Santana Chavez
(photo by Kaylee Peterson)

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Statistics Professor + Futbol = Love
Story and photo by Kaylee Peterson
Communcation Services

mirBe careful when talking about football around Dr. Mir Mortazavi because the football he loves is not the same football we know in the United States. The professor of statistics has been in involved in futbol – more commonly known as soccer in the States - and has been a futbol referee for over 20 years.

Dr. Mortazavi has been involved in the sport for most of his life and attended the World Cup in 1994 when Chicago hosted it.

“More people watch the World Cup than anything else – including the Olympics,” explains Dr. Mortazavi.

Dr. Mortazavi has worked at ENMU for 11 years. Before moving here, he lived in many places including Colo., Okla., Wash., Wyo., S.D., and Neb.

When Dr. Mortazavi started at ENMU, there was not a soccer (football) program. Dr. Gamble felt there was a need to start a team and Dr. Mortazavi was one of the board members on the committee to begin the program.

“About eight years ago we were able to bring in a coach and start the girls’ team and a year later the assistant coach took over the boys’ soccer team,” explains Dr. Mortazavi.

Since that time, Dr. Mortazavi has refereed many ENMU soccer (football) games and rarely misses a match.

Dr. Mortazavi also is the USSF administrator for the district and runs referee clinics in the area to certify officials.

Dr. Mortazavi’s favorite aspect of soccer (futbol) is the progress of the teams in the World Cup.

“I really enjoy keeping up to date on the World Cup. The preparation on the thirty-two teams qualifying is very enjoyable for me.”

With Dr. Mortazavi’s passion for the sport, future students should take care to call soccer “futball” -  just like the majority of the planet.


New Student Group Gets Their Hands Dirty
Story and photos by Robin Haislett
Communicaiton Services

Circle K International – not to be confused with the convenience store "Circle K"– has chartered a new chapter at Eastern New Mexico University. The service-based organization is a branch of Kiwanis International along with the other branches for younger members including Key Club and the Builders Club.

Katie Merrill, president of the ENMU chapter, explains that the members take part in community-involvement projects and leadership roles.

“Circle K International is a great organization to be a part of,” says Merrill. “It gives you a chance to help people and grow as a person through community service and leadership.”

After arriving at ENMU, the former member of Key Club and Builders Club began creating support for a Circle K International chapter. “As soon as I got here, I got a lot of support from Kiwanians,” says Merrill. “It’s taken a long time but we’re glad it’s happening.”

Chase Sturdevant, vice president of the ENMU chapter, became involved through his connection with Merrill. “I wasn’t a member of Key Club, but she would take me to meetings anyway,” says Sturdevant. “I got involved on campus and I wanted to do more.”

(left to right) executive director, Joyce Davis, contractor Danny Griffith, and future homeowner Sonya Dunlap

As of now, there are 19 active members in the ENMU Circle K International chapter. “They’re really active, really supportive and I’m very proud of them,” says Merrill.

Along with highway trash pickup, their current project is helping with the Habitat for Humanity home under construction on Kaywood in Portales. Joyce Davis, executive director for Habitat for Humanity, is grateful for the help the ENMU students are giving. “We really appreciate Circle K coming out; they’re wonderful to have with us,” says Davis.

Davis says the entire block of Kaywood is owned by Habitat for Humanity, who helps families in need who qualify to build new housing at a lower cost. After the family contributes over 500 hours in “sweat equity,” Habitat for Humanity then sells them the house at no interest.


According to Davis, there are over 600,000 homes around the world built by Habitat for Humanity.

In an effort to reduce costs, Habitat for Humanity uses recycled building materials when possible.

Merrill invites all students to the Circle K International meetings every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Room 234 of the SAS Building on the ENMU campus.

For more information about Circle K International, contact Merrill at 575.519.2025 or e-mail katherine.merrill@enmu.edu.

Contact Davis at 575.309.5844 or 575.359.1344 for more information about building material donations and pickup. Visit www.habitatrcc.com for more information about Habitat for Humanity.

Mystery Photo Contest
Win Fabulous Pottery Everyone who correctly identifies this Mystery Employee by 5 p.m. this Friday, March 11, will be entered in a drawing for the fabulous pottery below. Send entries (one per person) to monday.memo@enmu.edu.


Faculty Lectureship with Dr. Dale Streeter
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
March 2 in Buchanan Hall

Sigma Chi Hosts Local Ska Band
'Skasage' to Benefit Hartley House

photos by Robin Haislett

 

Young Love
And they haven't changed a bit – except his golf game has improved.

 

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Dr. Kathleen Donalson and Dr. Robin A. Wells of the College of Education and Technology were co-presenters at the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC) Conference on Saturday, March 5, in Albuquerque.  Their presentation, Creating Learning Opportunities for ALL Children, addressed ways in which parents and teachers might embed learning opportunities throughout the day in typical routines and in the natural environment.

Dr. Donald C. Elder III, professor of history, was a featured reader at Literacy Night at Sandia Elementary in Clovis on March 1. He was also a featured reader at the Portales Public Library as part of its Read Across America Day on March 2.

Dr. Chris Taylor, College of Business, and Dr. Nelson Barber of the University of New Hampshire had a paper titled “Equity Benefits of Smaller Wine Regions and Lifestyles Segmentation” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Brand Management. This is the 15th peer reviewed article that has been accepted or published in academic journals by this writing team.

Janice Cowen has accepted a transfer to the Office of Planning Services effective March 4.  She has been the face of the Alumni Office for approximately 10 years and has worked hard to make the Alumni Association what it is today.  Janice has graciously accepted the position of Coordinator of Special Projects, a position commensurate with her skills and ability.

The University will commence a search for a new Coordinator of Alumni Affairs immediately.  I will work with Alumni Association president Steve Harmon to finalize the membership of the search committee and develop a draft of an advertisement for the position.

We are fortunate that Ms. Tammi Gardner, a 2010 ENMU alumni, has agreed to serve as interim coordinator of Alumni Affairs until our search is completed.  Tammi is currently a student financial aid officer at the University.

I am grateful to Janice for her commitment to Eastern and the Alumni Association and for the many hours she devoted to making the Association stronger.

--Steve Gamble

Emily Barck Perry, who received her master's degree in English from ENMU in 1991, has been promoted to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army. She was pinned in a special ceremony on Feb. 25 in Kaiserslaten, Germany, by BG Wells, Commanding General of the 7th CSC.

Col. Perry will be the Adjutant for the 7th CSC (senior personnel officer), working for the Deputy Commanding Officer who works for BG Wells. She is presently stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.

Emily's Army career began at ENMU in the ROTC program, where she was pinned 2nd Lieutenant in 1988. She served as a graduate assistant in the Department of Languages and Literature, and at one time she and her mother, Miriam Deen, both taught English classes at ENMU. (Mrs. Deen is still serviing as an adjunct English instructor at Eastern.)

Col. Perry attributes a large part of her success to the strong educational foundation given to her by ENMU faculty members, especially Dr. Patrice Caldwell and Dr. Paul Lockman, who were of invaluable support to her during her years at Eastern.

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Administrators' Evaluations Due March 7 – The Administrators Evaluation Committee requests campus 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.

Evaluation packets should be returned by March 7 in the envelope enclosed in the packet or to Dr. Hemley, committee chair, at Station 49 or COB 219.

If you have not received a packet, have misplaced it, or have any questions, please contact the Office of Planning Services at 562.2467.

Board of Regents Meeting in Ruidoso on March 11
ENMU-Ruidoso Campus
March 11, 2011 – 1 p.m.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda

ROUTINE MATTERS

  1. Report from the president of the Board
  2. Report from the president of the ENMU System
  3. Report from the ENMU-Roswell president
  4. Report from the ENMU-Ruidoso president
  1. Approval of the minutes of January 19, 2011, and January 28, 2011

BUSINESS MATTERS

  1. New Board of Regents Members (Dr. Steven Gamble, Information Only)
  2. Emeritus Status for Dr. Michael Elrod (Dr. Clayton Alred, Action)
  3. Emeritus Status for Dr. Ray Fleischmann (Dr. Clayton Alred, Action)
  4. ENMU-Ruidoso Operating Agreement Renewal (Dr. Clayton Alred, Action)
  5. Increase in Introduction to Geology of New Mexico Fee, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  6. Increase in Rocky Mountain Life Zones Fee, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  7. Introduction of UNIV Diagnostic and Testing Fees, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  8. Introduction of Student Accident Coverage Fee, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  9. Removal of EMS Uniform Fee, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  10. 2011-2013 University Calendar, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  11. New Student Residence Hall, Portales (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  12. New Mexico Finance Authority Resolution, Portales (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  13. Reimbursement Resolution, Portales (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  14. Audited Financial Statements for 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, Portales (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Discussion of 4 limited personnel matters pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)

ADJOURNMENT

ZTA 5K Walk/Run Set for Saturday, March 12 –The Zeta Tau Alpha chapter at Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its Fourth Annual 5K Walk/Run supporting breast cancer awareness on Saturday, March 12 at 8 a.m. at the north side of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Arena.

Check in begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m.

Registration fees are $20 for ENMU students and $25 for non-students until the day of the race.

Runners will be timed and walkers may complete the race at their own pace.

ZetaTau Alpha members and Tres Cowgirls Chic has registration forms for the race.Click here for an online version.

 For more information, contact Alicia Briggs at 575.921.2201or Demesia Medina at 575.315.7153.

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.

Blood Drive on March 15

Event: Blood Drive

Date:March 15

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: in front of the ENMU CUB

Description: 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<http://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 recommended 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 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sponsor: HIspanic Affairs at 562.2451 or enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Heating and Cooling Down on March 21-22 – The University will be without heating/hot water and without cooling for two days starting Monday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 22.  This will allow the Technology Building to be tied into the system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Physical Plant at 562.2511.

Williamson Lectureship on April 1 – The 35th Annual Williamson Lectureship, honoring acclaimed science fiction writer and ENMU professor emeritus Dr. Jack Williamson, is Friday, April 1.

The guests of honor are authors, script-and screenwriters, Michael Cassutt and Melinda Snodgrass.   The Lectureship luncheon, MC’d by author Connie Willis,  is Friday, April 1, at 11:45 AM in the Campus Union Ballroom. Lunch is $8 payable at the door (reservations required by March 25). Panel presentations by many visiting writers from around New Mexico will follow at 3:30 in Special Collections of ENMU’s Golden Library.

For more information and luncheon reservations, please call 562.2315 or email Patrice.caldwell@enmu.edu.

New Mexico Educational Software Clearinghouse Review

Charlie Chimp’s Big Modeling Party Review

Charlie Chimp’s Big Modeling Party is a British educational game published by Sherston Publishing Group. It is written by Simon and Adam Hosler. The learning objectives include: developing modeling, problem solving, decision making, ordering, and classification skills. It  introduces simple Logo; helps improve mouse skills and dexterity; develops spatial awareness; enabling students to develop, review, and refine a multimedia piece; and develops an awareness of changing variables to see ‘what if.’

Installation is extremely easy-- just put the disc into the CD-ROM drive, and either install the program by clicking the setup icon or run it from the disc itself. If any problems are encountered, check the User Guide and Educational Notes booklet.

Unlike most manuals put out by Sherston this one does not discuss other uses for the classroom beyond the learning objectives listed above. Other than that, the manual is extremely readable, straightforward, and useable. The software accomplishes its learning objectives through seven activities that relate to modeling and problem solving.

The software is extremely interactive due to its game quality. Each activity has the user doing something in regards to the game’s main character, Charlie Chimp. The only area this program is lacking in is the lack of progress reports or feedback regarding how well the user is progressing. However, the need may not be there for such feedback since completing the tasks moves the game forward. The age group for this software is ages five through seven. It is really of no use for older students due to its non-challenging nature. Overall, this program is a great decision making, problem solving game for younger students who do not yet crave competitive  educational games.

Contact: tyson.brown@enmu.edu

37th Annual Student Research Conference on April 6

Sponsor: ENMU
Event: 37th Annual Student Research Conference
Date:  Wednesday, April 6
Time:
*       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

Please submit your entries from the link at  www.enmu.edu/SRC<http://www.enmu.edu/SRC>.

For more information, contact Suzanne Swift (Suzanne.Swift@enmu.edu or 562.2724.

Policy Changes for Repeating Courses to Improve Grade – ENMU has approved changes to the policy for repeating a course to improve a grade.  The proposal was approved by the Admissions and Standards Committee, Deans Council, and President’s Core Staff.  The new policy replaces “Repeat of Course” located on page 27 of the 2009-2011 undergraduate catalog.   For the benefit ofstudents, the policy goes into effect this semester.  Key effects of this policy change are: 

The complete policy is presented below.

Repeat of Course
A course may be repeated to replace a grade earned in it. The following regulations will apply:
1.  The original and any repeat courses must be from an ENMU campus.
2.  A repeat course must correspond in number, title and description to the original course taken. For courses with number or title changes, approval must be secured in advance from the department, the college dean and the registrar. A course of one type may never be repeated by a course of another type, e.g., a directed study for a regularly scheduled classroom course, etc.
3.  All course enrollments and grades will appear on the transcript but only the highest grade earned will be used to calculate the grade point average. Where there is a difference of hours of credit or of course number level, the value of the repeat course with the highest grade will be used for the purpose of calculating the grade point average and in determining the satisfaction of degree requirements.
4. A grade of “I” for a repeat course will not replace a previous grade.
5. Withdrawal from a repeat course shall cause the repeat to be canceled and the previous academic record shall remain valid. The student may choose to repeat the course again after the withdrawal.

The Office of the Registrar is in the process of converting academic transcripts, including past courses,  to reflect the policy.  This review will take a few more days.  Questions about policy or individual’s transcripts may be directed to the Office of the Registrar, registrar.office@enmu.edu  or 575.562.2175.

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 a.m. or 3 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 e-mail 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.

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.

New Mexico Educational Software Clearinghouse

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.

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

Construction Schedule for Eastern New Mexico University March 2011 

Technology

  1. Continue Metal Stud Framing
  2. Continue Roofing
  3. Continue Door Frame Installation
  4. Continue Above Ceiling Mechanical Rough-In
  5. Continue above Ceiling Electrical Rough-In
  6. Continue above Ceiling Plumbing Rough-In
  7. Begin Drywall Installation
  8. Begin Brick Veneer
  9. Begin Thermal Insulation
  10. Begin Window Installation at Existing Building

Asbestos Abatement at Lincoln

  1. Scheduled Completion End of May 2011 

Demolition Lincoln

  1. Scheduled Completion Mid October 2011 

Ag / Annex

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 through March 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.

Open Mic Night on March 11- (by Chase Taylor) - Open Mic Night will be held at 7 p.m. on March 11 at Ground Zero in the Campus Union Building on the Portales campus. Open Mic Night is one of ASAB’s traditional events that students really enjoy. This is a night where students can show their talents on the Ground Zero stage! It is open to any student with talent. There are only three microphones with stands so be aware of the resources available. Signups will begin at 6:30 p.m.the night of the event in Ground Zero.

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact the Campus Life Office at 575.562.2108.

Fundraiser for "Invisible Children" on March 14-18 – ASAB will present a fundraiser for the invisible children organization in the CUB Lobby from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on March 14-18,

Invisible Children is an organization that has been helping children in Uganda and the surrounding areas to reach their full potential by raising funds and awareness about the conditions and what people can do to help. Such programs include: Schools for Schools, scholarship programs, teacher exchange program, and even clothing available for purchase on their website. We will be collecting monetary donations and raising awareness for them. 

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student-run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact Barbara James or Angela Ayers at 575-562-2108 or student.activities@enmu.edu.

Acrobats Performing March 14 – Kenya Safari Acrobats will perform in the Campus Union Ballroom at 8 pm. The event is free to all students with a valid ENMU student ID.

The Kenya Safari Acrobats are a group from the heart of Africa that performs intense dance and acrobatic routines taking your breath away with every flip! They are international performers, artistically representing Kenya, and they do a wonderful job with their adrenaline-pumping show of fire, dances, flips, pyramids, and contorting. Come out and enjoy this exciting show with free drinks!    

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact Barbara James or Angela Ayers at 575-562-2108 or student.activities@enmu.edu.

Comedians T. J. Miller and Nick Vatterott to Perform on March 17 – Comedian T. J. Miller and opening act Nick Vatterott will performin the Campus Union Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. The event is free to all students with a valid ENMU Student ID.

T.J. Miller is a comedian who is originally from Denver, Colorado, he was named one of the top 10 comics to watch in 2008. He has also done several movies such as, “Yogi Bear,” “She’s Out of My League,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” He does improvisation, sketch, and stand-up comedy along with voice- over’s and many other talents. Nick Vatterott has toured in places like Mexico, Canada, and the Mediterranean. Also, some of his jokes and writings have been seen in Chicago Magazine.   

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact Barbara James or Angela Ayers at 575-562-2108 or student.activities@enmu.edu.

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.

HUMAN RIGHTS FILM SERIES Spring ‘11
 

movie 

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

Thursday, March 10, 7:30

 

movie

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


 Thursday, March 31.  

     

 


movie

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

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 





movie 

 

 

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

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

Writing Center Open for Spring 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
NCATE
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.

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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ENMU Graduate Wins Opera Award – ENMU graduate Guo Ying was recently awarded the “Joan Sutherland Award for Extraordinary Potential in Opera” at the 2010 International Bellini Vocal Competition in Italy. 

Soprano Guo Ying was personally selected for the award by Joan Sutherland’s widower, famous Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge, who served as one of the 12 judges for the competition.  This accomplishment is particularly noteworthy, as the Joan Sutherland Award had not been won for the past five years.  Guo Ying qualified for the prestigious Bellini competition in July 2010 by winning first place in the preliminary competition in China.  Performing in the finals in December, she was one of only two non-professional singers, competing against approximately 70 other singers. 

Guo Ying, known to her fellow students at ENMU as Vivian, is from Northern China.  She studied in China before coming to ENMU, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.  She studied voice with Dr. Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas, and worked with vocal coach/accompanist Mrs. Kayla Paulk. 

She was seen in the leading role of the Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”  She is currently a graduate student at New Mexico State University, where she will perform the leading role of the Countess in Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” in March.

ENMU Annual Jazzfest Thursday, March 10 and Friday March 11

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual Jazzfest at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11.

The festivities begin with a performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building featuring the ENMU Student Jazz Combo, ENMU faculty member Travis Erwin and the South Plains College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bruce Keeling.

Another performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11 by the ENMU faculty, guest artist William Peterson and the ENMU Big Band will end the two-day long Jazzfest.

 Peterson, associate professor of jazz studies and music theory at Florida State University, was a finalist in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 1992 and 1999. He teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging and film scoring. He is also the supervisor of student composers who are scoring films for the Florida State University School of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts.

Peterson will also teach two master classes to the jazz programs of Gallup and Clovis High School.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377.

Children's Theatre Workshop Offered – Children's Theatre Workshop, taught by students of professor Janeice Scarbrough, will be offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 15-May 5 (excluding Spring Break) in the University Theatre Center dance studio.

Kids of all ages are welcome and admission is free.

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

The Portales Arts Council is hosting the 2nd Annual K-ENMU Juried Exhibit at ENMU Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery through March 22. 

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.

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

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Spring Fine Arts Calendar 

March

K through ENMU: Community Art Event
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Display March 2-22
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

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

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

April

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

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

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

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

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

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

May

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

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

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

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


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Photos and Video from Friday's Chinese Banquet in Ballroom

(photos and video by Wendel Sloan)

Video Alert – Watch video from Friday's Chinese New Year of the Rabbit Banquet in the Ballroom. – [video]


Recent Multicultural Affairs Events

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 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.

Women's History Month Events

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy formed the President's Commission on the Status of Women http://newsletter.tolerance.org/cgi-bin4/DM/t/nBe4B0Gxwv30Ekk0CpBP0EN. Its goals were to set forth "the story of women's progress in a free, democratic society, to review recent accomplishments, and to acknowledge frankly the further steps that must be taken."

The commission's report came out just as the feminist movement was taking off. This is a great month to renew the commission's work. Multicultural Affairs has programmed an array of events for the entire community.

For more information, contact the office presenting the program or Multicultural Affairs at 562.4914.

'I Want to be Bad: The Flapper & Her Song'

Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs. Contact 562.2451
Event: "I Want to Be Bad": The Flapper & Her Song
Date: March 8
Time:  2 p.m.
Location: Ballroom
Description: 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.

Dr. Vanessa Wong: Major, Chinese Descendant in U.S. Military

Sponsor: International Affairs. Contact 562.4915 or enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu
Event: Dr. Vanessa Wong: Major, Chinese Descendant in U.S. Military
Date: March 9
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: CUB Sandia
 Description: As one of the celebration events for Women's History Month, Major Vanessa Wong, a Chinese descendant in the U.S. military, will bring to ENMU her life experiences, success and struggles as a strong woman. Some of her great achievements include:

 *   Graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors.
 *   Accepted into the Department of Defense's military medical school, class of 2004, in Bethesda, Maryland.
 *   Graduated from psychiatry residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 2008 as the Psychiatry Research Chief Resident.
 *   Recently had her research on PTSD in non-combatants published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
 *   Awarded the Commander's First Place Award for a Primary Care Resident in Clinical Research and Outstanding Psychiatric Research Award
 *   Currently the second psychiatrist to ever serve the Air Force Special Operations Mission.

'From the Military to Owning Your Own Business'

Sponsor: African-American Affairs. Contact 562.2437 or e-mail enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu
Event: "From the Military to Owning your own Business"
Date: March 10
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Mrs. Kris Bolden is going to talk about her life in the military , as an African American woman, then leaving the military to start her own business, and the end result, how it is to work for yourself.

'How Women are Treated in Their Culture'

Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs. Contact 562.2470
Event: ENMU's Multicultural Women: How women are treated in their culture.
Date: March 16
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Meet ENMU's Multicultural female students. Reina Hispana: Gaby Galvan, Miss Native: Terra Becenti, Miss Black: LaQuethia Patterson, and International Affairs Director: Danni Luo will discuss their culture and how women are treated from their own experience. Refreshments will be served.

'Fun and Fitness Class'

Sponsor: African-American Affairs. Contact 562-2437 or email enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu
Event: Sharesse: Fun and Fit Class
Date: March 29
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Sharesse: Fun and Fit class: Join us as we do aerobics, with a twist, with Sharesse Sawyer. Sharesse is a certified fitness trainer who specializes in doing dance classes, mixed with working out. She is a contemporary hip hop dancer who is ready to show you some moves.

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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Linden Weese Resigns as Zia Basketball Coach
by Adam Pitterman
Director of Athletic Communications


Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese has announced his resignation as Zia basketball coach, effective May 31. He has served as the ENMU women’s basketball coach since the 2006-07 season.

Coach Weese and his wife, Gay, plan on returning to Lubbock, Texas, to enjoy their children and grandchildren.

“I want to thank  former ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire for giving me this opportunity,” said Weese. “I wish Eastern athletics the very best in the future.”

Steven Gamble, ENMU president, said, “We are very grateful to Coach Weese for his service to Eastern New Mexico University.  The student/athletes he has recruited have been great representatives for our university.  They have always shown good sportsmanship on the court and a dedication to academics and community service.  We wish Coach Weese the best in his future endeavors. “

Under Weese’s guidance, the team earned seven All-Lone Star Conference South Division selections in five years and six LSC South academic honors. Cat Clay (Sr., F, Deming, N.M./Deming HS) developed into one of the top three-point shooters in team history, finishing ninth in all-time scoring, while Tori Northcutt (Sr., G, Clovis, N.M./Clovis HS) became one of the top passers in Zia history, with the team record for assists in a game and season.

A nationwide search will be conducted for his replacement.

 

 

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

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

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

For general information about Distance Education and Outreach

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To Minh Tran,

I just saw the banner for the Chinese Celebration on the ENMU homepage. It’s beautiful. Thank you so much for doing this for us. We’ve always appreciated your work!

Danni Luo
International Affairs Director

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"I don't like growing up and having to take care of myself." – Kaylee Peterson

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ENMU coach Weese announces resignation - [amarillo.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

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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Hilda Pacheco-Peeples, assistant director of Adult Basic Education (ABE) at ENMU-Roswell, has been selected for the Award of Excellence by the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA). This award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of adult education at the state or local level. Only one award is given per state. Pacheco-Peeples will receive her award at the MPAEA/Commission on Adult Basic Education Conference in April. She has worked in the ABE department since 1994 and has been involved with the New Mexico Adult Educational Association since 2002.

March issue of ENMU'Roswell's The Grapevine – [grapevine]

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

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

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Cassidy
Age 11
Grade 5

Cassidy is a delightful young lady who is very outgoing and social and likes to engage others in conversation. Although she is the only child in her biological family she does well with her foster siblings and likes to play sports with them. Cassidy is receiving special education services to help her catch up in reading and writing so she can have the tools to excel academically.  Cassidy does not have any food allergies and like most kids she likes pizza, chicken nuggets and pasta. She is very creative and likes art, dancing music and riding her bike. Cassidy is looking for a two parent family who can keep up with her high energy level and be active with her. New parents will become the biggest support members of her therapeutic team to learn how to work through behavioral challenges and provide the best care.  Cassidy will do best if placed with a family who will continue the therapy needed for their own support, while they work to develop a healthy relationship and level of trust with this special young lady.

For more information about adopting or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please visit www.CYFD.orgor call 1-800-432-2075.

 

 

 

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.

Westminster Presbyterian Church will hosts its annual “Papa Lou’s Spaghetti Dinner” Thursday, March 10 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the church, 3112 N. Thornton in Clovis.  The menu includes spaghetti and sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverage, and the church’s famous dessert buffet.  Tickets are $8 donation for adults, $4 donation for children ages 5-12, and under 5, no cost.  Take-out orders are available. 

For tickets, call Lou Donofrio at 693.7208.  Tickets also will be available at the door and take-outs are available.

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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