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High Plains Film Festival and Jack Williamson Lectureship
Set for Thursday, March 31- Saturday, April 2

by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host its annual High Plains Film Festival in conjunction with the 35th Jack Williamson Lectureship series beginning Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2 on the Portales campus.

Submissions of short science fiction films and readings from A Universe in 1/10 of an Hour are open to students until Friday, March 25. Reservations for the lectureship luncheon for $8 are also open until Friday, March 25.

Laurel Petty, coordinator of the High Plains Film Festival, says the joint efforts of herself and the coordinator of the Jack Williamson Lectureship, Dr. Patrice Caldwell, made sense for this year’s  theme. “With the Williamson and science fiction legacy of ENMU and New Mexico, it seemed fitting to tie it in with an ENMU-sponsored film event,” says Ms. Petty.

Ms. Petty and Dr. Caldwell have been putting together the collaborative effort for over a year. Their efforts have brought in two guests: Michael Cassutt and Melinda Snodgrass.

Mr. Cassutt has been a story editor and producer on 13 primetime television series, including “Twilight Zone,” the Showtime revival of “Outer Limits” and was a freelance writer for episodes of “Stargate SG-1” and “Farscape.”

Ms. Snodgrass has published many books, including the “Wild Card Series” of 19 books about super heroes in the world. She has also written multiple episodes for science fiction series, an adaptation of “Star Blazers” for Disney and six pilot episodes.

More complete biographies are located at

Ms. Petty says the main purpose of this festival and lectureship is “for people to have fun, expand their appreciation for science fiction film and TV, and enjoy all of this for free!”

For more information and lectureship luncheon reservations, call 575.562.2315 or e-mail For information about the film festival, call 575.526.2229 or e-mail

Schedule of Events
Jack Williamson Lectureship
Six Minutes into the Future:  Science Fiction in Film and TV
·         Writers’ Reading
Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m., JWLA 112
·    Luncheon
Friday, April 1, 11:45 a.m., CUB Ballroom
Reservations for lunch by March 25; 575.562.2315 (pay at door)
·         Panels
Friday, April 1, 3:30 – 6 p.m., Golden Library Special Collections
High Plains Film Festival
Universe in 1/10 of an Hour
·         Scriptwriting Workshop
Friday, April 1, 10 – 11:30am, CUB Pecos Room
Call for reservations by March 31; 575.562.2711
·         Screenings of award winners
Saturday, April 2, 1-3 p.m., MUS Buchanan Hall


Eastern Schedules Action Day in Portales on April 16
story and photos by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and staff are finding a more productive way to spend their Saturday morning on April 16.

Eastern In Action is holding its second-annual community service day on the morning of Saturday, April 16. Students, faculty and staff will band together to give back to the Portales community with their time and elbow grease.

Marissa Hyde, a sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii, is the director for this year’s Eastern In Action. ENMU’s Student Senate created the idea because, “The community's businesses and people have been so supportive of everything that we do. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation,” says Hyde.

According to Hyde, last year there were 25 job sites around the community including “anything from cleaning, to painting, to yard work, to washing cars.” Tree trimming, weed pulling and painting were also some of the projects ENMU completed for Portales residents last year.

Community members can sign up for help from Eastern In Action by picking up forms in the ASENMU office, Tres Cowgirls Chic, McCarty’s Café and Trader Horn’s True Value.

Students, faculty and staff can sign-up to donate their time as a group until Monday, March 28 at either the ASENMU office in the basement of the Campus Union Building or from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Campus Union Building.  If one would like to participate but does not have a team, individual sign-ups are available from Monday, March 28 through Tuesday, April 5.

Hyde believes that it is essential to help the community that ENMU resides in. “Portales is our home; if it weren't for Portales, ENMU wouldn't exist,” says Hyde.

For more information, contact Hyde at

To download the form to participate in Eastern In Action as a volunteer, click here.

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Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. Adam Blatner, M.D., have an article appearing in the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children online journal. The paper can be accessed at :


Wendel Sloan won two first-place and one second-place statewide awards for newspaper columns he writes for the Portales News-Tribune in a competition sponsored by New Mexico Press Women (NMPW).

Sloan won first for “Humorous Columns” and “General Columns,” and second for “Opinion Columns.”

The awards will be presented at the NMPW state conference in Las Cruces on April 8-9, and will then advance to the national competition, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW). The NFPW Conference will be in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in September.

Sloan’s freelance columns appear on Sundays in the Portales News-Tribune.

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P-Card Statements Due March 30 – March 2011 purchasing card statements are due in the Business Office by noon, Wednesday, March 30.

Please wait until after 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, to print your March p-card ENMU Billing Statement.  Transactions posted on March 25 won’t be reflected on the statement until then.

Please remember the following before sending your statement to the Business Office:

  1. Use the “Receipt” button to indicate whether or not you have a receipt for your transaction and use the comments box provided there to describe your purchase
  2. Wait at least 30 minutes after reconciling your last transaction before printing your statement
  3. Make sure all of your changes and comments are on your statement.  If not, please reprocess and reprint your statement
  4. Attach all itemized receipts and make sure they match the charges on your statement
  5. You and your supervisor must sign your statement

For more information, contact Kenny Prince at 562.2493 or the Business Office at 562.2611.

Spirit of Eastern Awards Due March 31 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 President's Spirit of Eastern Award.  Three support employees and three professional employees will be selected. Nominations should be based upon the nominee's contributions or commitment to:

ENMU's teaching-learning mission, campus community spirit (humane, tolerant, responsive, concern with security and safety), hard work, care about the institution, whole student life commitment, and demonstrated track record in position (that is, nominees must have at least five years of employment with ENMU).

The Spirit of Eastern Awards Ceremony will be held April 13 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre Center.  Award recipients will receive a plaque, a pin and a $500 check.  Years of Service awards will also be presented.

Additional information and nomination forms are available at or by calling Human Resources at 562.2115.

All nominations must be received by March 31, 2011.

Woman's Day Out in Greyhound Arena on April 2 – Don't forget about this year's Portales Woman's Club Woman's Day Out at Greyhound Arena on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The tickets are $20 with lunch and can be obtained at either the Portales Chamber of Commerce or by calling 356.8822. They can also be bought at the door on the day of the event, but these will not include a lunch.

We have a lot of great classes this year, such as Zumba, Yoga, Belly Dancing, Photography, Gardening, Makeup and others. This year we are also having a fashion show with the local merchants showcasing this season's lines.

Assessment Day Workshops Set for April 6 – On Wednesday, April h, in addition to morning and afternoon sessions of the Student Research Conference, the Assessment Office will offer short workshops on assessment topics. 

Beginning with refreshments at 8:45 a.m. in the COB foyer, session one at 9 a.m. in COB 109 will feature opening remarks by Assessment Committee chair Dr. John Luhman, followed by two break-out sessions: one on linking course and program assessment and the other discussing the rubric for reviewing academic departments’ assessment reports.  

 At 10 a.m. an informal Q&A session with Dr. Bob Elliott, coordinator of Student Learning, will take place in COB 109.  The break-out sessions will repeat at 11 a.m. in COB 109 and 110. 

For more information, contact Dr. Bob Elliott at 562.2732 or

ENMU Accepting Communication Entries from College Students Through April 14

The Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting COMM FEST 2011.

College students may submit works in the categories of: Video, Photography, Design, and Writing.

A list of specific guidelines is available in the Communications Office located in the Communication Building or by calling 562.2130.

Awards will be presented following judging.  Students are allowed to enter one item per category.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on April 14.  Entries should be delivered to the Communications Office on the ENMU-Portales campus, are mailed to: Patricia Dobson, ENMU—27, Portales, NM 88130.

For more information, contact Melissa C. Montano at 575.693.6372, or email Patricia Dobson at

Upward Bound Deadline to Order Krispy Kreme is April 15 – It's that time of year to raise money for Upward Bound's summer trip by purchasing Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

In the past, ENMU has been a great supporter to Upward Bound by purchasing Krispy Kreme donuts for staff, students, Physical Plant and other departments across campus.

Prices are:

Original Glazed $7
Chocolate Iced Glazed  $9
Doughnut Hole Cup  $3

Please hand-deliver your order form(s) to the Upward Bound office (ENMU Quay Hall) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Deliveries will be on Friday, April 22, beginning at 8:45 a.m.

I-Pod Found – An I-Pod has been turned in to the Information Desk in the Administration Building. If it is yours and you can describe it, please call 562.2134, or go by the Information Desk.

Human Resources Has Opening – Eastern New Mexico University is conducting a search for a Human Resources Recruiter/Trainer. The complete job announcement and online application for this position can be found at

Please note that this position is open to the public. The position is open until filled with a review of applications beginning April 1.

Questions regarding this search can be addressed to the Office of Human Resources at 562.2116.

CPR/AED Training – If you are interested in CPR/AED (Cardio Pulmonary Respiration/Automated External Defibrillator) training, the Safety Office is conducting training sessions.  To receive Red Cross certification, employees need participate in only one of the following class dates: March 30 or 31.  These are all Wednesday and Thursday classes and are from 1:05-3:05 p.m. 

Classes are limited to 12 people.The Physical Plant will let you know where the classes will be when you call and register. 

To register, call the Physical Plant at #2511. 

Deadline for Spirit of Eastern Nominations is March 31 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 President's Spirit of Eastern Awards. Three support and three professional employees will be selected. Nominations should be based upon the nominee's contributions or commitment to:

ENMU's teaching-learning mission, campus community spirit (humane, tolerant, responsive, concern with security and safety), hard work, care about the institution, whole student life commitment, and demonstrated track record in position (that is, nominees must have at least five years of employment with ENMU).

The Spirit of Eastern Awards Ceremony will be held April 13 in the University Theatre Center.  Award recipients will receive a plaque, a pin and a $500 check.  Years of Service awards will also be presented.

Additional information and nomination forms are available at or by calling Human Resources at 562.2115.

All nominations must be received by March 31.

Internal Faculty Research Grant Applications Being Accepted – Internal Faculty Research and Instructional Development Grant Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 fiscal year(open to all eligible tenure-track faculty (see the application packet for eligibility criteria and application format requirements).

Please make sure you are using the application packet with a revision date of 4/13/10.  You can access it on the web at:

Submit the original signed application and eight copies to Nikki Howard in the Academic Affairs office (Ad 204). 

The deadline for receiving applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8. No exceptions or extensions.

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari Review – The New Mexico Educational Software Clearinghouse is located in room 145 at the back of the Golden Library behind periodicals. It provides the ability for in-service and out-service educators to preview software designed for the K-12 student prior to purchase. Since the Clearinghouse is inside of the Golden Library items are checked out through the library.

For more information, contact Tyson Brown at 562.2646 or come to Room 146 in Golden Library.

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari Review

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari is a simulation game developed by Igenuity Works. Its stated learning objectives include: understanding animal habitats, describing the appearance and behavior of animals, discovering what animals need to survive, understanding animal adaptations to different environments, learning about the human impact on animals, developing map-reading skills, developing geographic skills, relating consequences to actions, developing decision-making skills, building problem-solving skills, developing direction and survival math skills, and lastly to relating temperature to real life situations.

The program installs simply, depending on how your autorun is set up. Most likely your autorun options will pop up and the option to double click setup will occur, and then one can just follow the options. The Quick Start Guide should guide you if any real problems do come up. One issue to remember is that the activation code is in the inside of the software container.

The Quick Start Guide is the only paper guide that comes with the game, it is an installation guide only. The real manual is in game and is accessed by clicking the question mark. There is also a show me button which provides an audio visual introduction to the game. The in game guide is very helpful and informational, but it does not provide suggestions for using the game in the classroom.

This game is complex and some of the learning objectives are only completely achieved if the student reads every single thing and understands the game. The temptation to just play the game just to complete the objectives can be tempting, but it is more fruitful to allow the game to be what it is, a long Canadian adventure where you actually have to sleep, eat, and put gas in the truck.

The learning objectives are accomplished however. The software is immensely interactive. It is so interactive that the user has to buckle up before starting the hybrid. The game does keep track of progress by checking off for the student animals photographed. The game is appropriate for students ages six and up. Overall, this a complex game that centers on knowledge of all places Canadian, and many other relevant things.

I would hope that Ingenuity would do some Photo Safari programs for more exotic and international places in addition to Canada.

--Tyson Brown

37th Annual Student Research Conference on April 6

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

Please submit your entries from the link at<>.

Relay for Life in Greyhound Arena Set for April 8-9 – The annual Relay for Life will be held in Greyhound Arena on April 8-9.

The American Cancer Society’s motto is Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.  Every Relay for Life event contains those three components. 

We Remember those we have lost to this horrible disease, we Fight Back by raising money to find a cure.  The greatest honor is to celebrate those who are survivors of cancer.  

At the Portales Relay for Life, organizers would like you to be one of the peoplethey Celebrate. 

If you are a cancer survivor, please submit your name and mailing address via e-mail to , event chairperson. She would like to mail you an invitation to a reception in your honor, just prior to the kick-off of the 2011 event. 

As the event begins, survivors will walk the first lap as a reminder of their victory over cancer. 

Sidewalk Chalk Competition Deadline is April 1 for April 30 Event
by Caitlin Lindsey
special to the Monday Memo

The Portales Arts Council invites you to the 2nd Annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk Competition, which will be in full swing by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30.

This will be an artistic day when the Portales-area students will be let loose with their imaginations and a box of brilliantly colored Prang chalk to create their original artwork on the sidewalks of the Roosevelt County Courthouse.

Forty-five competitors from 7th grade through Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) students are anticipated to participate, which celebrates artistic endeavor and the student artists in our community.

K-ENMU co-chair Dawn Wolf-Taylor is excited that the event, in its second year, “gives students an opportunity to show the community their tremendous creative talent and come together as artists to beautify our downtown square, if only for a short time.” Works will be on display "while they last," which depends on the weather and other factors, but is usually around 1-2 weeks.

The deadline to apply for one of the 45 available competition slots is April 1, and applications are available by contacting K-ENMU co-chair Dawn Wolf-Taylor at or 575.562.2127.

“Applicants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the date applications are received,” according to Wolf-Taylor.

Seventh grade through college-aged Portales students are eligible to apply for acceptance into the competition. Applications are also available on the ENMU campus in JWLA Room 105B through Department of Art administrative assistant Bryan Hahn and through Jon Birdsong, Portales Junior High art teacher and K-ENMU co-chair.

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st place ($250), 2nd place ($200) and 3rd place ($150).

Students younger than 7th grade, or older students who want to participate but not compete, can take part in the ‘free draw’ event that will take place at the same time as the sidewalk chalk competition.

A section of the courthouse square will be reserved for these students to doodle or create large scale works alongside one another, and these works will not be part of the judging process. Parents and families can join in the fun.

Everyone is invited to watch or participate in the activities.

Entry form at

or [entry form]

Upward Bound Summer Positions

ENMU TRiO Upward Bound is accepting applications for summer positions for the following:

Art Instructor
Science Instructor
Computers Instructor
Video/Photography Instructor
Foreign Language Instructor
New Mexico History Instructor
English Instructor
Math Instructor

Summer applications are also being accepted for the following positions:

1 Summer Hall Director

3 male Resident Advisors
4 female Resident Advisors

Please come by Quay Hall 214 to pick up an application or contact Rodrick Chambers at 562.2452.

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

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

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

1.             Go to<

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 9 a.m. Please visit the Spirit Squad page on 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 ( 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 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.




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

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.

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:

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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West Texas A&M Profs Exhibiting at ENMU – Eastern New Mexico University will host artwork created by West Texas A&M professors in the West Texas A&M Art Show in Runnels Gallery at Golden Library on the Portales campus from Saturday, March 26 through Friday, April 15. A closing reception will be held for the artists from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 15.

For more information, contact Bryan Hahn at 562.2778 or e-mail

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 through May 5 (excluding Spring Break) in the University Theatre Center dance studio.

Kids of all ages are welcome and admission is free.


Spring Fine Arts Calendar 


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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Do You Want to Help Japan? – Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs, Station 38. Contact 562.4915 or
Event: Help Japan!!!
Date: Now through April 1
Location: International Affairs Office in The Student Success Center “The Alley” (lower level of the CUB)
Time: 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

Description: Japan’s devastating disaster happened on March 11.  The entire country and its citizens are on a highly critical situation. People in Japan have often offered a helping hand when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States and when Wenchuan earthquake of China happened in 2008.

At times like this, the beautiful side of humanity can empower our ability to rebuild a school, a town, a broken heart and lost faith. Multicultural Affairs at ENMU is taking the initiative to offer a helping hand through the Embassy of Japan and the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The office is  accepting checks or money orders ONLY (no cash please) from individuals until April 1. If you wish to donate, please write your check to the Embassy of Japan for Earthquake Aid and bring it to the Office of International Affairs or mail it to International Affairs, Station 38. After all checks are collected, the department  will mail them to the Embassy of Japan from the ENMU community.

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 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. Ned O Malia: Asian Religion in the Land of Enchantment
Date: April 5
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Campus Union Building Sandia Room

Description: In the late 1960s, new and non-traditional religious groups followed an influx of Flower Children, Hippies and spiritual commune builders to northern New Mexico. The Lama Foundation, Sikh Dharma in Espanola, Tibetan Stupas along the Rio Grande and other sites remain. This illustrated lecture examines these late arriving Eastern religions in New Mexico: their introduction, evolution and present status and the unusual tales of how they chose northern New Mexico.

Ned O'Malia is a Ph.D. in Asian religions earned from Temple University. He has traveled the world widely, studying religions; but his favorite spiritual space is northern New Mexico. He is also a chef, New Mexico Fair food judge, travel writer, photographer and tour director.

Frybread Sale Deadline April 1

Event: Frybread Sale

Date to order: Now through April 1.

Delivery Date and Time: April 4 from 4-5 p.m.

Description: Native American Affairs will have a Frybread Sale on April 4, with delivery between 4-5 p.m. on campus, or pick up at the Native-American Affairs office in the CUB.

Proceeds will go to help Japan in their recent disaster.  All orders must be in by April 1  by sending an email to enmu.nativeamericanaffairs@enmu or calling 2470.

Frybread is $3, with powdered sugar an extra 50 cents.

Women's History Month Events

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy formed the President's Commission on the Status of Women 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.

'Fun and Fitness Class'

Sponsor: African-American Affairs. Contact 562.2437 or email
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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ENMU hope to fill women's hoop coach slot by mid-April – []

Greyhounds add Northwest Missouri State in football – []

Athletic Promotions Interns Sought – The Athletics Marketing and Events office is looking for interns for Fall 2011. Qualifications include:
*Must be an HPE, Marketing or Hospitality Major
*Must be Junior or Senior status
*Must be able to complete at least 20 hours per week in office hours and event hours
*Must have at least intermediate sports knowledge

For more information or to apply, please contact Sara Hill @ 562.2236 or by e-mail at

Athletic Results in All Sports – [details]

Employee Tennis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – All employees are invited to play tennis at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the University Courts. For more information, contact tennis commissioner Minnie Bresler at

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

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, or call him at 562.2367.

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

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

The course descriptions can be viewed by clicking on this link:

Contact Rebbecca Gossett at 562.4248 or

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Congratulations to Gail Crozier who also correctly guessed the identity of Deborah Bentley as the Mystery Employee. Gail said it was Deborah's eyes that gave her away.

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"Why does it take the worst experiences to make us the best people?" – Wendel Sloan

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Blog, and photos of President Obama, from ENMU student Rachel Whitt in Washington, D.C. – [blog]

ENMU grad Lynne Newberry named Teacher of the Week in Las Cruces – [Las Cruces Sun-News]

ENMU offering helping hands with Eastern in Action – []

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Eastern in Action Meeting

March 28, 2011

5 p.m.

ASENMU office, in the CUB basement

Additional information:
Eastern in Action is one day for ENMU to say "Thank You" to the community of Portales, NM through selfless acts of service!

The Purpose
The purpose of Eastern in Action is for ENMU students to express their gratitude to the Portales community. Unique from other service projects, Eastern in Action is not just for those in need, but for the entire community of Portales. Eastern in Action jobs include raking, painting, lawn-mowing. Cleaning, washing windows and much more.
 Our Goal
*       Increase participation from 2010 Eastern in Action day
*       Create a sustainable program
*       Make program readily aware to the Portales community and the university well in advance
*       Create a tradition
*       Publicize accomplishments in local newspapers
*       Document even for a template for next year

All students, faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University are encouraged to participate. Participate as a campus organization, a group of friends, or as an individual. (Individuals will be comprised into a team the day of the event.) Fill out a Volunteer Participation Form and return to the Student Government office located in the CUB. Deadline 5pm March 28, 2011.

For more information, please email the director of Eastern in Action, Marissa Hyde, at

Vic and Tory are looking for a few good Hound Handlers!

Hound Handler Applications are due Tuesday, March 29 at 3 p.m.
Pick up applications in ADM108, University Relations

More information:

The Hound Handlers are an important part of the University community and are especially important to the wellbeing of our live mascots, Vic and Tory.  Hound Handlers are responsible for Vic and Tory's care during school hours.  Each Handler spends at least one hour a day with Vic and Tory and attends University and community events on a regular basis.   Visit<> for more detailed information.

Selection criteria include:
Dedication to animal well-being
Dedication to group and time commitment
Sincere desire to represent ENMU
Effective animal handling skills
Full-time student with 30+ total hours
GPA of 2.5 or higher
Ability to work well with others, as well as serve as leaders Attend weekly meeting at Noon one day a week

Hound Handlers will receive a stipend of $500/year for participating.

Application must be received by Tuesday, March 29 at 3 p.m. along with a letter of reference.

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The ENMU-Roswell Theatre Department will present the spring musical production of Grease in the Performing Arts Center on campus April 14-17.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 14-16 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. A large, diverse cast will sing and dance the popular love story of Sandy and Danny, who fell in love during a summer vacation in 1959 and meet again as a new school year begins at Rydell High School. The musical is being directed by Dallas Jeffers-Pollei, Humanities and Theatre instructor.

Tickets are $8 for general admission; $6 for seniors and students with ID; $4 for children 12 and under; and $1 for ENMU-Roswell students with ID. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 575-624-7398 or 575-624-7017. Cash or checks will be accepted for tickets purchased at the door.

News from ENMU-Ruidoso – []

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Named after the liveliest and most exciting of the tune rhythms from the South of Ireland, Slide Ireland will be performing at the Clovis Civic Center on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

From Irish Music Magazine’s “Best Newcomers Award” in 2001 to the “Young Musicwide Award” in 2005, Slide consists of five acclaimed musicians who have played with some of the most notable Celtic bands of our generation. This powerhouse band continues to capture and develop the ever growing, living tradition of Irish music…mixing rollicking good fun with contagiously energetic songs and delighting audiences all over the world.

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

The Senior Companion Program of Clovis and Portales has positions available for Senior Companion Volunteers.  Senior Companion Volunteers receive a stipend of $2.65 per hour, mileage reimbursement, and recognition.  Applicants must be 55 years of age or older. 

For more information, contact Nancy Harper, Senior Companion Program Director, at Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales, or call 356.8576 ext. 18. 

The City of Portales Recreation Center has released the new six (6) week class 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 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.

Great American Clean-Up in Portales on April 23 – For more information, call Veda Urioste at 356.6662, ext. 1018.

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

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

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