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Child Development Center and Communicative Disorders Program:
The Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership
photos and copy by Alyssa de la Garza and Dwayne Wilkerson

Thanks to a unique collaboration between the ENMU Child Development Center and the ENMU Communicative Disorders Program, graduate practicum students have started providing speech-language therapy services to pre-school students at the CDC.

ENMU student Andrew Gallegos

The life of the graduate student is never easy.  It is filled with personal and professional perils, and anticipating the challenges of the real-world working environment can be an all-consuming worry.  It is widely accepted that practice makes perfect and experience is often the best teacher. 

For ENMU’s Communicative Disorders Program (CDIS), this is translated into the clinical practicum experience.  This year, the graduate students have a new opportunity to provide clinical services in a real-world, early childhood setting.
 
Thanks to a unique collaboration between the ENMU Child Development Center (CDC) and the ENMU Communicative Disorders Program, graduate practicum students have started providing speech-language therapy services to pre-school students at the CDC.

ENMU student Kat Million

The CDC, under the direction of Dr. Diane Edwards, is a child-care center devoted to individual attention and stimulation in an environment conducive to both learning and recreation for the 3-, 4- and 5-year olds.   The facility is located on campus and provides the perfect conditions in which aspiring speech-language therapists can hone their clinical skills.

On a weekly basis, the CDIS practicum students,along with their clinical supervisor, Dwayne Wilkerson, go to the CDC where they provide integrative speech-language therapy services through a variety of classroom interactions and by working with specific students individually or in small groups.

In addition to providing therapy services, the CDIS practicum students are also able to administer speech-language and hearing screenings as needed.  The opportunity for the CDIS practicum students to work alongside and in conjunction with the facility’s teachers and staff to provide therapy services in a naturalistic learning environment is a perfect segue into the school setting, where a significant portion of these students will find themselves working.

ENMU students Kat Million and Andrew Gallegos

It is anticipated that this new partnership will be beneficial for both the CDC students and CDIS student clinicians by providing unique learning opportunities for both, as well as setting an important precedent for continued collaborative services. 

The Communicative Disorders Program is grateful for the opportunity to expand their services, and hopes that this will be the first of many productive semesters to come.

Alyssa de la Garza is a CDIS first year graduate student and is one of the students currently doing a clinical rotation at the CDC.

Dwayne Wilkerson, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the CDIS Undergraduate Program Director and serves as a clinical supervisor.

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Education Prof Served in Peace Corps

Editor's Note: The Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Dr. Jerry Everhart, professor of elementary education, served in the Peace Corps beginning when he was 28.

Below is his first-hand account about his experiences.

"Since you are a State Department employee as a Peace Corps volunteer, you are exposed to issues in foreign policy that may be overlooked or misunderstood by the general public."  Dr. Jerry Everhart (photo by Kaylee Peterson)

My Peace Corps Service in Malawi, SE Africa, 1982-84:
Mtendere Secondary School in Dedza, Malawi

by Jerry Everhart
Professor of Elementary Education

Every Peace Corps Volunteer remember their first day in the field.  Leaving from Lilongwe (capital of Malawi) in the late afternoon, the country Peace Corps director, a clerical person,and I drove south to a non-descript turn off onto a rough, dirt road.  Its was getting dark and the car moved slowly avoiding deep ruts.

After 45 minutes,  we arrived at a series of brick buildings and stopped beside of a beautiful structure engulfed in bougainvillea.   The door opened and one of six Catholic brothers who turned out to be the headmaster of the secondary school invited us in for dinner.  Everything was new, the food, the surroundings, and the accents (the brothers were French-Canadian Marists). 

After dinner, the Peace Corps folks left and the brothers escorted me to my home for the following two years. Brother John Paul wished me well and reminded me that the generator would be turned off in 15 minutes and to hurry to bed.  I explored as much as I could in the four-room concrete house, but made sure that the linens were on the cot and that the mosquito net fastener was positioned and secured over the bed.

The lights went out suddenly and I finished hanging the net and placing the sheets on the bed by flashlight. I slept in my clothes.  All evening there were “clicks” around the room (geckos) and screams in the trees around the house (bushbabies). 

The following morning I work to bright sunshine.  There were two large windows in the bedroom.  Outside both were 15 or 20 children who had been watching me slept.  When they saw me sit up, they ran away laughing and screaming.  The new “mnzungu” (white man) had arrived at the school.

I was one of the oldest Peace Corps volunteers in my cohort (at 28 years old) – only an artist (34 years old) and a retired nurse (70 years old) were my seniors.  Consequently, I was given an isolated position in the bush.

Many volunteers liked visiting my house because it was the “classic” rural Peace Corps placement.  Some of my colleagues lived in cities in apartments nicer than they had in the United States!

I taught chemistry and physics in a Catholic school – a boys' residential school.  It was challenging to teach advanced science theory to students who did not know that ice floated in water because they had not had that experience!

The people of Malawi were kind, compassionate people – and they loved the United States. Many times as I hiked and travelled across the region hitchhiking and by motorcycle, people offered places to stay and meals – though they had very little. Naively, they thought Americans live in mansions and that we all knew celebrities on a first-name basis.

I took students to game reserves and on hikes; most had never seen a lion up close – an American misconception.

I lived in a brick house with concrete floors, and outdoor kitchen with no refrigeration for two years.  I had a nice garden that supplied many vegetables year-round (at 14 degrees south latitude). 

Milk came directly from the neighbors' cows, and meat was scarce. And, for us spoiled Westerners, not very appetizing.

Every day was an adventure with new sounds, smells, and sights.  I was present when the campus received full time electricity. Before, the Catholic brothers maintained electricity for two hours in the evening using an old generator. 

I was also present to see students view television for the first time. Traditionally, we picked up USAID films to show on Friday nights as entertainment.  These were shown in the auditorium of the school.  Someone procured a 25-inch inch TV and a James Bond video to show one evening. It was fun to watch the students watch the small screen in a huge meeting hall.

I gained so much from Peace Corps. It changed my world-view – making me thankful for all I have, helped me understand issues from multiple perspectives and made me a better teacher. 

Peace Corps made me more independent and confident; the experience influenced my social and political views.  I apply what I learned to the current upheavals in northern Africa and the Middle East. 

Since you are a State Department employee as a Peace Corps volunteer, you are exposed to issues in foreign policy that may be overlooked or misunderstood by the general public. 

When applying for jobs post-Peace Corps, my service was what every employer noted in interviews and I am certain Peace Corps helped land jobs for which I might not otherwise have been considered.

"I hope that students interested in Peace Corps service will stop by the Peace Corps information table in the CUB from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12."Dr. Jerry Everhart


ENMU Student Hopes to Join Peace Corps
interview by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

"The Peace Corps is a great opportunity to learn more, see the world, and make a difference in someone’s life."Meredith Basdaras

Editor's Note: Meredith Basdaras, a senior accounting major who expects to graduate in December, is hoping to join the Peace Corps. In this interview, she discusses her aspirations.

What is your hometown, high school and year you graduated?

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and I lived there for most of my life, excluding two and a half years that I spent in Greece and now my time in New Mexico.

In high school from my freshman to sophomore year I went to Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska, and my junior year I homeschooled through BYU while I was still living in Anchorage.

My senior year I moved to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, to live with my aunt. I graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 2007. I was awarded the lottery scholarship and chose ENMU for my higher education. 

  Meredith Basdaras

Why are you interested in the Peace Corps?

Throughout my life I have been through many hard times.

I was able to overcome those hard times with the love and support of others as well as my own personal strength and determination.

It’s now my turn to be that support system for others.

The Peace Corps is a great opportunity to learn more, see the world, and make a difference in someone’s life.

Where would you like to serve and what would you like to do in the Peace Corps?

I will go wherever the Peace Corps needs me. Help is needed all over the world and I am not afraid of where my journey may take me.

I consider myself to be a very hard worker and am willing to do any kind of work that is needed.

I see myself either helping in a school system, bee-keeping, or even helping people learn more about how to utilize their resources to strengthen their economy.

I always enjoy learning new skills or even putting what I already know to good use. I think that any job I have in the Peace Corps will be just as rewarding as the next.  

  Meredith and her mom, Lizbeth

What are your long-range personal and professional goals?

 After the Peace Corps I hope to join the Coast Guard where I would work on my MBA or Master of Accountancy. The Coast Guard is something that will not only help me financially, but will also be another great learning experience.

After the Guard I hope to get a job in an accounting department working for a hospital or some other kind of non-profit accounting agency. One day when I am financially stable I hope to raise a family. I hope that one day my kids will also join the Peace Corps when they have finished college and continue to lend a helping hand to make our world a better place.

What have you thought about your ENMU experience?

It took me some time to get used to Portales and the size of the school. Now that I am a senior, I look back on the last few years and am very glad that I have chosen Eastern New Mexico University for my bachelor's.

I am far away from home and while, sometimes, I still get homesick, I have been lucky enough to build my own family in this small community. I know that I have a great support system here at ENMU and I know if something is to ever go wrong I have the teachers, faculty and other students who are always willing to lend a helping hand.

I hope that when I have kids they will go to a college similar to ENMU.  

Other thoughts?

I believe that everyone should join the Peace Corps or other services such as AmeriCorps. If every person was willing to give up their time to help another person, our world would be a much more peaceful place.

Math Instructor Gets Everyone on Same Syllabus

story and photo by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services

Shelly Best, instructor of mathematics at ENMU, is working with the Roswell and Ruidoso campuses and Hobbs site to ensure that ENMU  mathematics education  classes are  presenting the same material necessary to ensure that our future teachers know and understand the concepts that they will teach.  .

Last summer Mrs. Best suggested that Roswell, Ruidoso and Hobbs instructors come to ENMU-Portales for two full days to discuss how to make mathematics education  classes consistent.

“We wanted all the syllabuses to look the same, in order to assure a smooth transition among the various campuses,” explains Mrs. Best . 
 
The meeting last summer was a success by getting all the sites on one page.

“I hope  we  can  meet again this summer  and   continue to   improve  communication  and cooperation between the instructors,” explains Mrs. Best.

“Students change, and needs change; so it is vital that we  as faculty  adapt to the changing needs,” says Mrs. Best.

 She also hopes to get  more participation from faculty at all three sites to increase the pool of ideas. 

Mrs. Best received both her BS and MA degrees from ENMU, and continues to enjoy being a part of the ENMU community. 

Shelley Best  

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Relay for Life and ENMU
story by Robin Haislett, courtesy photos

Relay for Life in Portales has found its event chairperson and many volunteers all housed in the same venue it will use for its event for the evening of Friday, April 8 into the following day. Eastern New Mexico University has had many of its faculty, staff and students involved in volunteering over the years and this year is no different. Many volunteers have been working to raise money, organize teams and preparing for the all-night trek around Greyhound Arena.

Along with other dedicated community members and organizations who contribute their time, effort and money to the fight for cancer research and awareness, many of the volunteers at Eastern have stories compelling them to join the cause.

Greyhound arena will be filled with walkers and supporters on Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

Cathy Hess, Relay for Life event chairperson and department secretary for health and physical education at ENMU, found herself involved in Relay for Life after seeing some friends participating in the event years ago. “I lost my mother to cancer when I was eight years old, so becoming involved with ACS was a good fit for me,” says Hess.

Moving from a participant, to a co-chair, to an event chair evolved from Hess’ observation of one year’s event being less enjoyable than the last. “We couldn’t just sit and complain, we had to be willing to be part of the solution,” says Hess.

This year's contribution to the “solution” also includes entertainment for those who attend. Rooney and Moon will announce the event, which includes Jeff Lynn of Jocks on Wheels DJ.  Games and the music of Andy Mason will entertain the younger attendees.  Performances by the “Dancing Queens”, a young people’s dance school and the Fusion Funk Collective belly dancers along with local bands and artists as well as both a vocal ensemble and brass group from the ENMU music department will occur throughout the night. “We will, of course, have a Ms. Relay contest, which is a stag beauty contest, at midnight,” adds Hess.

Nettie Amthor and Natalie Henderson at Natalie's graduation in December 2009.

According to Hess, the money raised at each Relay for Life event benefits every community in the United States.  “The American Cancer Society has sponsored research grants to forty-four Nobel Prize winning scientists in cancer research.  We also have a branch, ACS Cancer Action Network, which lobbies with our state and federal governments to make healthier laws - like no smoking in public places - and to convince our legislators to give government funds to research. “

Fundraising events such as Relay for Life are vital for advancing research, treatments and prevention. “In just the years I have been involved, I have seen new treatments, early detection methods and strides towards isolating and fighting cancer cells.  All that only happens one way, and that is with money,” says Hess.

Hess states that she does not know one adult, including herself, who has not been impacted by cancer. Kacy Cash and Natalie Henderson, both ENMU alumnae who are participating in this year’s event, are no exception.

Nettie Amthor and Natalie Henderson on graduation cruise.

Henderson’s mother, Nettie Amthor, former ENMU employee, lost her battle to lung cancer six months ago. Other members of Henderson’s family have succumbed to cancer and this year, she is doing her part to assure that cancer will become a thing of the past. “This year I wasn't sure if I was ready to participate in this event due to some personal struggles, but I'm taking a leap of faith that it's the right thing for me to do. I'll walk until my feet are blistered ifthat will help bring awareness, support and funding to the fight against cancer,” says Henderson.

Kacy Cash, ENMU alumnae and adjunct instuctor for Zumba.

Cash’s grandmother had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Her other grandmother already lost the fight to cancer, so when her school asked her to join their team, she saw an opportunity to help. “I felt this was a way I could at least honor my grandmothers and try to help others in the future,” says Cash.

One does not have to join a team in order to participate in the fight against cancer. Hess explains that even those on the track are not required to walk for their time. “They are there and on the track and that’s what matters,” says Hess. “If they are unable to personally participate, a donation to a friend or relative who is participating is the best way to display their willingness to join us in the fight against cancer.”

Cash reiterates the importance of even the smallest effort for the cause. “Whether you choose to walk, donate money or volunteer goods, you're still helping to give hope and inspiration to people who have been affected by cancer.”

For more information on Relay for Life for Portales, contact Hess at cathy.hess@enmu.edu.

For more information on how to contribute to the effort, resources for cancer patients, survivors and family members, visit the ACS website, www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

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ENMU Student Presents 'Magnetic Levitation' at Emerging Researchers National Conference
ENMU student (2nd from left) Lourdes Gutierrez with Caesar Jackson, Claudia
Rankins and Shirley Malcolm, officers with the National Science Foundation

Lourdes Gutierrez , an ENMU senior electronic engineering student, recently attended and won first place in Poster Presentations in the Technology and Engineering category at the 2011 Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Gutierrez also presented ENMU's magnetic levitation project.

The research project, under the direction of Dr. Hamid Allamehzadeh, has been funded by the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities for seven semesters. 

Other project participants are ENMU students Jorge Luna, Kenny Lee and Robert Jimenez.

Mr. Jimenez was the first EET student who worked on the project and designed and assembled the magnetic levitation system structures that ENMU has been using to collect the data and implement the designed controllers. Since then several EET students have worked on the project and the majority of them have received $1,000 research scholarship every semester.

Last semester three EET students, Kenny Lee, Lourdes Gutierrez and Jorge Luna, worked on the Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control of the magnetic levitation system using Hall-Effect sensors. They collected data using the magnetic assembly structure and developed a mathematical model for the magnetic coil and ball system using MATLAB software.

They designed a PID controller that can levitate the ball at a desired point. The designed controller was implemented and, after a few trials, the overall system performed satisfactorily and the ball levitated at the desired position.

This semester Mr. Jimenez is trying to design a new robust PID controller that will have superior performance and levitate the ball at a certain distance from the coil indefinitely. He plans to present the project at the student research conference at ENMU in April.

There were more than 400 participants in different categories at the conference.

The magnetic levitation project won first prize and was considered the best project in the Engineering and Technology category at the conference.

"Although ENMU is a small school, our students are able to compete with other engineering students in the nation. This is a great achievement for our school and EET program," said Dr. Allamehzadeh.

More information on the conference can be found at: http://www.emerging-researchers.org.

Magnetic Levitation Project Video Alert
Watch a short video of the magnetic levitation project. – [video]


A Tail of Restoration
Greg Senn, professor of art, has restored the tail to the Greyhound statue near the CUB. Some immature criminal(s) had broken the tail off. (photo provided by Dr. Patrice Caldwell)

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 eastern.inaction@enmu.edu.

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Not Exactly a Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road
But this raccoon was trapped at Golden Library by game warden Brady Griffith. It turns out that it was Rocky Raccoon, made famous by the Beatles.

"Rocky Raccoon"

Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
And one day his woman ran off with another guy
Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that
He said I'm gonna get that boy
So one day he walked into town
Booked himself a room in the local saloon

Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival
His rival it seems had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy
Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy
Now she and her man who called himself Dan
Were in the next room at the hoe down
Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
He said Danny boy this is a showdown
But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot
And Rocky collapsed in the corner, ah

D'da d'da d'da da da da
D'da d'da d'da da da da
D'da d'da d'da da d'da d'da d'da d'da
Do do do do do do

D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
Do do do do do do

Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said Rocky you met your match
And Rocky said, doc it's only a scratch
And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able

And now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
To help with good Rocky's revival, ah
Oh yeah, yeah

D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
Do do do do do do

D'do d'do d'do do do do, come on, Rocky boy
D'do d'do d'do do do do, come on, Rocky boy
D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
The story of Rocky there

Watch YouTube video of "Rocky Raccoon" – [video]


Blood Drive Drives People to Donate


Happy Birthday, Judith!
Video Alert – Watch Judith conduct out-of-control partiers singing "Happy Birthday" to her. – [video]


CPR/AED Training with Ginger
(photos and video by Wendel Sloan)
CPR/AED Training Video Alert
Watch video of CPR/AED training with Ginger – [video]

April Fool!

Mystery Hula-Hooper Revealed

Six Guessed Correctly – Six people correctly guessed the identity of the Mystery Hula-Hooper in the video from the March 21 issue. Those guessing correctly were: Minnie Bresler, Jane Blakeley, Bobby Trujillo, Trish Maguire, Terri Doerr and Candace Baros. One person incorrectly guessed that it was Adam Pitterman.

To Watch Mystery Hula-Hooper Video – [click here]

And It Was...
Either Wendel Sloan, or one of his cousins: Chef Juandel or The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy (photo by Kaylee Peterson)
And the Winner Was...
Trish Maguire – "Mere words cannot describe how excited I was when I received word that I had won this fabulous piece of jewelry recently unearthed under some newspapers in the Monday Memo editor's cubicle," said Trish. "I just hope that I can find a purse and shoes in Curry or Roosevelt County that will do it justice when I walk the red carpet at this summer's Alumni Shrimp Boil."(photo by Robin Haislett)

 

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Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy recently served as Guest Editor of Gifted Education International, Vol. 27, no 2, published in late 2010.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy will speak to the State Chapter of the American Association of Certified Medical Assistants on Saturday, April 9, from 1:30-5:30 p.m.on  personality disorders.  The conference will be in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. 

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General Staff Meeting Tomorrow, April 5, at 11 a.m. – There will be an information meeting for ENMU staff employees on Tuesday, April 5, about the 2011 legislative session and budget.  Sessions will be held in Buchanan Hall (Music Building) at 11:00 a.m. and another at 5:00 p.m., for those working a later shift or who wish to attend later in the day.

These meetings will repeat information from the MIE and General Faculty meetings held Monday.  Please attend one of these sessions, if you can.  This is not mandatory, but I want all University employees to know where the University stands in terms of our budget and how we plan to address the coming budget year.

Thanks,

Steve Gamble
President

General Faculty Meeting Today at 3:30 p.m. - A general faculty meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Building. Refreshments will be served.

No Classes Before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 –Classes will be cancelled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for:

Assessment Day testing—8 a.m. – 12 noon

Student Research Conference—9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Note—classes beginning at 4 p.m. and later will be held.

Details for Assessment Day on April 6 – On Wednesday, April 6, 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 Robert.Elliott@enmu.edu.

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 cathy.hess@enmu.edu , 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. 

Family and Consumer Sciences Students Raising Funds – The Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit of ENMU has an opportunity to attend the national AAFCS conference in Phoenix, Ariz., in June and are selling homemade “gifts from our kitchen.”

All proceeds will go toward the travel fund for students wishing to attend the conference.

 If you are interested in placing an order [click here].

Spirit of Eastern Ceremony on April 13 – 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.

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 patricia.dobson@enmu.edu.

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.

Corrections to Fall 2011 Schedule–As you prepare for the fall semester, please note the following corrections to the calendar:

Last day of instruction                    December 9, 2011
Last day of semester                      December 16, 2011

The dates for final exams and commencement are correct as presented.

Please contact Academic Services, Ext. 2314, or email Renee Neely at renee.neely@enmu.edu<mailto:renee.neely@enmu.edu> if you have any questions.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 http://agency.governmentjobs.com/enmu/default.cfm.

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.

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:

http://inside.enmu.edu/forms/grant-contract/internal-grant-application.pdf.

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.

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.

Entry form at http://www.enmu.edu/alumni

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.

Telephone Books
Date/Time/Place: Now...while supplies last, in the Campus Union Building.
Additional Information: The new Dex Clovis/Portales telephone books are available in the Campus Union Lobby. Please take what you need for your dorm room, home, and/or office.

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 9 a.m. Please visit the Spirit Squad page on goeasternathletics.com for important information regarding tryouts.

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

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 Semester – The ENMU Writing Center is open for the Spring 2011 semester.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or call for an appointment 562.2793.

Online Writing Lab Offers Tutoring for Distance Education Students – The Online Writing Lab offers tutoring services for distance education students. http://www.enmu.edu/services/tutoring/online-writing.shtml

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

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 Music Majors Perform in Small
College Intercollegiate Band in Seattle
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ENMU music students with Conductor Dr. Lowell Graham at the 2011 Small College Intercollegiate Band in Seattle, WA. Pictured left to right: Franklin Piland, Melissa Rice, Dr. Lowell Graham, Megan Brunson, Blayne Bass, and Megan Neighoff (photo credit: Megan Neighoff)

On March 26, 2011, five ENMU music majors performed in the highly selective Small College Intercollegiate Band at Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.  Megan Neighoff, oboe; Melissa Rice, clarinet; Megan Brunson, euphonium; Blayne Bass, trumpet; and Franklin Piland, tuba performed Festival by Clifton Williams; Duke of Cambridge by Malcolm Arnold; Overture in Five Flat by Julie Giroux; Fiesta Del Pacifico by Roger Nixon; They Hung Their Harps by Francis McBeth, and Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Niccolo Paganini by James Barnes. Dr. Lowell Graham was the conductor.

Faculty Voice Recital at ENMU on April 4
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Jason Vest, voice faculty at Eastern New Mexico University, will perform his voice recital at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus. ENMU music professor John Olsen will accompanying him on piano. Translations for songs in Italian, German and French will be given to audience members.

Vest will perform arias composed by Handel, Cilea and Bizet, including “Flower” from the famous opera “Carmen.” Other songs include difficult compositions from Hugo Wolf and Henri Duparc, which, according to the voice and French instructor, are filled with “comedy, anger, and sublime and peaceful love.”

Vest, who has performed on stages in Austria, Madagascar, New York and other venues in the United States, chose the works despite their difficulty because of the way they are written. “Because the text and the poetry are so important to these composers, I don’t have to work so hard to emphasize poetic meaning,” says Vest. “I am able to just sing what the composer wrote and I have been surprised at the emotional depth and honesty of some of these songs.”

The former resident of the islands od Madagascar and La Reunion hopes the audience feels connected to the songs chosen. “I hope that the audience leaves feeling we have communicated something to them, that in listening they remember moments and meaning in their life that these songs bring to the surface.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377.

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 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 Bryan.Hahn@enmu.edu.

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Spring Fine Arts Calendar 

April

Jason Vest Faculty Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Monday, April 4
Free
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

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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Black Greek Letter Organizations Presentation: "The Divine 9" on Monday, April 4

African-American Affairs. Contact 562.2437 or email enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu
2 p.m.
Aztec Room

If you are interested in learning about traditionally Black Greek Letter Organizations, the Office of African-American Affairs will be hosting a presentation called "The Divine 9." The presentation  will  discuss the origins of all 9 National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternity and sorority members as well their history, stereotypes, and membership processes. Everybody welcome. Please join us in this open forum presentation and bring any questions you may have about Black Greek life.

 


Empanada Sale Through April 14

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

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

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

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

Everyone must RSVP by April 29.

Dr. 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.

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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Friday Night Athletic Crab Fest at Yam Theatre
(photos by Wendel Sloan)

Soccer Players Coming to ENMU
(courtesy of the Valencia County Bulletin)

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 sara.shuler@enmu.edu.

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 minnie.bresler@enmu.edu.

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.

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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.

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"I rode my unicycle all over Portales. One morning I ran into Ronnie Cox; he was home visiting family and was jogging, so I turned around and rode with him. I'll never forget that ride though, it was a short one, I couldn't keep up with his jogging.

"If they haven't replaced the main sidewalk on campus where all sidewalks meet between Dallan Sanders Patio and the fountain, there is one square with a single tire mark in it; they must have just finished removing the barrier for wet cement I rode through it and it left a small track." – Bobby Trujillo


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"I think you used too much club." – Mike Maguire to Wendel Sloan after Sloan teed off with a putter on a par-3 at Clovis Municipal and the ball rolled off the far side of the green. Sloan did manage to three-putt from the tee to par the hole.

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Feasibility report on ENMU's possible conference switch near completion – [cnjonline.com]

ENMU instructor teaches parenting class to inmates – [pntonline.com]

Film festival, lectureship audience doubles – [pntonline.com]

ENMU regent inducted into Clovis Municipal Schools Hall of Fame – [cnjonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

None this Week

Movie Night: Dreamkeeper - Free Popcorn

Date: April 6
Location: Ground Zero
Time: 6 p.m.

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.

Sponsor: Native Affairs at 562.2470 or enmu.nativeamericanaffairs@enmu.edu

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The Advising and Retention Center at ENMU-Roswell is hosting a Transfer Night on Wednesday, April 13 in the Instructional Technology Center lobby from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event is designed for currently enrolled students who plan to transfer to other colleges and universities.

A number of colleges and universities from New Mexico and West Texas will be represented: Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Tech, New Mexico Highlands University, Texas Tech University, University of Texas at El Paso, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University, and the University of Phoenix.

At Transfer Night, students can get information on the application/admission process, majors, financial aid, and housing. Representatives will also answer general academic and student services questions. For information, call the ENMU-Roswell Advising and Retention Center at 624.7163.

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 – [http://www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/news/news.html]

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Michael and Alwood Available for Adoption

Michael  C

Age 14, Grade 8


Though he may seem shy at first, this articulate young man will talk your ear off once he gets to know you. Michael loves to dance and really shines when onstage.  He also loves to draw and is fluent in Spanish. Michael likes to attend church and to be active in his religion. He receives specialized educational help to meet his education needs and address his learning disabilities.  Overall Michael would do well with a forever family that can establish positive boundaries, limitations, and stability, and can offer him the love and support he needs.

 

Alwood

Age 15, Grade 8


Friends compare this kind Navajo teen to a big teddy bear. He is most outgoing around adults and animals. Mexican food and Native American food are the best in his book. Drawing is one way Alwood enjoys spending his time, along with collecting sports cards, particularly those of football heroes. Family is a huge part of his outlook on life and he is eager to find a place to call home!  Alwood tries to do well in things and one of his greatest strengths is a desire to improve himself. He would appreciate some encouragement to transfer this trait to schoolwork. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and participates in counseling, which will need to continue after placement. A two-parent Native American family willing to engage in a transitional plan prior to placement is preferred by Alwood's caseworker; however, all family types will be considered. Alwood has siblings with whom he remains in contact.

 

For more information about adopting or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please visit www.CYFD.org or call 1.800.432.2075.

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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 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.

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 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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