April 11, 2011
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Rules for Submitting Announcements

Announcements can be submitted to the Monday Memo by University community members (employees, students, retirees and alumni), and must be received by Thursday at noon for publication on the following Monday. To submit an item, use the Submit Announcements form to the lower right, or e-mail monday.memo@enmu.edu. Announcements can only be accepted from off-campus groups that are non-profit. The Web address for the Monday Memo is http://www.enmu.edu/mondaymemo.

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


Next Feature Issue with New Photos Will be on April 25

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Dr. Chris Taylor (College of Business), Dr. Nelson Barber of University of New Hampshire and Dr. Cynthia Deale of East Carolina University have had a peer reviewed paper accepted for presentation and publication in proceedings at this summer’s International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education- Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Deale is the current President of ICHRIE, the primary professional organization for hospitality educators across the world. The paper is entitled “Educating Wine Consumers: Effective Functioning within the Marketplace.”


Dr. Doug Morris has contributed a chapter to a book titled Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul:  Essays on the Songs and Influence of an American Icon. Read an interview with Dr. Morris [here].

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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].

ENMU Hosts Family and Consumer Sciences Conference

On April 7-8, ENMU’s Family and Consumer Sciences department hosted the New Mexico Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NMAFCS) spring conference.  This year’s  theme was “Linking Cultures / Enriching Lives.”

Besides the various association meetings, the conference included practical workshops and presentations led by faculty and guests.

ENMU students comprised a multicultural panel, answering questions and sharing information about their respective cultures. Conference participants experienced hands-on educational and career activities, including mock interviews with feedback from interviewers. A conference highlight was the induction ceremony during which FCS graduates were paired with mentors and recognized for the first time as FCS Professionals.

ENMU offers B.A. degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences. The program prepares students with life skills.

For more information, contact Dr. Cherylann Dozier or Dr. Merlene Olmstead. (photos by Dan Dozier)

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.

Eastern in Action Day on April 16

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.

Sidewalk Chalk Competition on April 30 – The Portales Arts Council is gearing up for the 2nd annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk competition on Saturday, April 30.

The first 50 student artists from 7th grade through college will vie for the top prize of $250, and the deadline to turn in applications has been extended until 50 competitors are signed on. Other prizes include $200 for 2nd place, $150 for 3rd place and two $50 Dick Blick art supplies gift certificates for honorable mentions.

Each competitor will receive a box of Prang brilliant color pastel chalk with which to create their design around the Roosevelt County Courthouse and a sack lunch from Vines, all FREE! Apply by filling out and returning the application here ASAP. [form]

For more information, cntact Dawn Wolf-Taylor at 5753562.2127 or dawn.wolf-taylor@enmu.edu.

Video Alert 2010 Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Watch video of last year's sidewalk chalk competition. – [video]

(video by Jon Barr)

ENMU Announces Award Ceremony for Comm Fest Entries The Department of Communication in the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is accepting entries in “Video,” “Photography,” “Design,” and “Writing” for COMM FEST 2011. 

A list of specific guidelines is available in the Communication Office in the Communication Center or by calling 562.2130.  Students are allowed to enter one item per category/sub-category. 

Entries should be delivered to the Communication Office, or mailed to: COMM FEST - 2011, ENMU—27, Portales, NM 88130.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on April 14.

A panel of judges will evaluate the entries on consistency, continuity, originality and creativity.

An awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 3 p.m.in the Communication Center lobby.  Refreshments will be served.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category and all entrants will receive a gift.     

For more information, contact Melissa C. Montano at 575.693.6372, or email Patricia Dobson at patricia.dobson@enmu.edu.

Endowed Scholarships and Departmental Awards Ceremony on April 26 – On Tuesday, April 26 classes will be dismissed from 3:30-5 p.m. so that students and faculty may attend the  Spring Endowed Scholarship and Department Awards Program.  Early afternoon and evening classes will meet as usual. 

The Scholarships and Department Awards program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom.  Endowed scholarships and department honors will be presented. 

Wellness Wednesday - Importance of Exercise on Wednesday, April 13 - 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
CUB Lobby
Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services and Health Services

More Info:  Free raffle!  Learn how exercise affects your physical and emotional health!  FREE exercise demonstration by certified personal trainer.

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.

Wait-List for Closed Courses – Students have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list for closed courses. Once a spot opens, the student receives an email informing them that the course has opened and they have 24 hours to register.
Wait listing is available for the following sessions:
Fall Semester                                  1st 8 week session and 16 week session
Summer Semester                          1st 4 week session and 8 week session

Due to a Banner defect this option is not available for second semester sessions.  Once Banner fixes the defect, wait-list will be available for all sessions.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 575.562.2175 or registrar.office@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.

Iraq and Afghanistan Military Care Package Campaign

Do you have a parent or sibling serving in a military branch and stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan? Eastern New Mexico University students and employees are reaching out to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with a "care package" campaign to let the troops know they haven't been forgotten. It is our sincere hope that our efforts will demonstrate how much we appreciate our military's efforts as well as honoring loved ones that are serving our country. This project started during the summer of 2008, and nineteen of our military members have been honored with a package from ENMU.

To include your loved one in this care package campaign, please reply to this message with the information noted below or send the information to Academic Affairs, ENMU Station 2:

 1.  Your name and relationship to the package recipient  2.  Full name, unit, and mailing address of the package recipient  3.  Photo of recipient, if possible.

Photos will be posted on our "Honoring Those Who Serve" bulletin board which is located in the administration building, room 204. You may email your photo or drop it by AD 204.

If you do not have a parent or sibling serving in the military but would like to help with the project, you are welcome to donate items for the packages. The types of items needed are:

Batteries (especially AAA and AA), magazines and books, toiletries (shaving cream, disposable razors, lotion, body and foot powder, toothbrushes, and manicure items), individual packaged facial wipes, hard candy, gum, trail mix, cards or other games.

Items may be dropped off in Academic Affairs (AD 204)

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:


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.

El Portal Accepting Submissions until April 30 - Read full details [here]

Summer Spanish Immersion Program in July - View location and information here
For more information, contact Jose Contreras at 575.562.2149

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.

Construction Schedule for April - [Read here]

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 on April 23

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.



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

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 




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

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

Writing Center Open for Spring 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
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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Santa Fe Opera Singers to Perform at ENMU on April 12

Eastern New Mexico University will host the Santa Fe Opera as they perform "Words and Music" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Santa Fe Opera singers are touring 12 cities in New Mexico and Texas this spring, offering 22 performances for school children along with nine free public concerts. An average of 18,000 audience members enjoy the Spring Opera Tour each year.
This year's performances include "Words and Music" which explores the relationship of words and music in creating an opera. Recent Santa Fe Opera apprentices, soprano Ashley Logan and bass-baritone Alan Dunbar, are the featured singers in this year's concerts.

For more information, contact Anne Beck at 562.2476 or email anne.beck@enmu.edu or Fel Macias at 562.2712 or email felipe.macias@enmu.edu.

Student Art Shows Set for April and May
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will display the artwork of students graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in four separate shows. The first show will be on Sunday, April 17- Friday, April 22 with a closing reception on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and the second show will be on Sunday, April 24 – Friday, April 29 with a closing reception on that Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Two more student shows will be in May.

The students displaying their work in the first show are Dominique Corsey, majoring in animation, media arts and design, and Juan Duran and Dallas Ellsworth, majoring in graphic design.

The students in the second showing from Sunday, April 24 – Friday, April 29 are Stephanie Defranco, Chelsea Marrujo and Rhonda Headley, majoring in graphic design, and Ian Howe and Ethan Lewis, majoring in animation, media arts and design.

According to Bryan Hahn, secretary for the Department of Art, a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree prepares students in a more highly specialized and directed way to enter professional fields in the arts.  As a candidate for the BFA degree, individuals must complete a senior exhibition that features a current body of work that best represents the candidate’s skills and talent in their discipline.

There has been an increase in the number of people attending receptions and viewing the gallery shows as of late. Hahn attributes this to the variety of galleries and the hard work of the students who manage the gallery.

Along with the variety of the shows, there is also a variety of work within the shows. “Each of the candidates truly has a unique artistic voice and vision as young artists. Their aesthetics and how they use their preferred media also differ greatly,” says Hahn. “The work exhibited in BFA exhibitions are the academic and creative journey that each of our candidates have gone through during their time at ENMU.”

Those who attend will be treated to the evolution of artistic work, which is Hahn’s favorite aspect of the showings. “I most enjoy seeing the end product of our students’ time at ENMU. To see what work they are now producing is very humbling; the final product being on display in the gallery is exciting to experience.” 

For more information, contact Hahn at 575-562-2778.

ENMU Choir to Perform Carnegie Hall Piece on Friday, April 22
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the ENMU choir and orchestra in their performance of Joseph Hadyn’s “Mass in Time of War” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22 on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.

For the second half of the performance, Michael Ellzey will perform the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. Also, the choir will be joined by Caprock Pro Musica, a professional orchestra from Lubbock, and student soloists Audra Methvin, Jessica Flores,Robert Garza and Derek Gilmour.

This is the second rendition of the choir’s recent performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Forty-four students visited the famous hall and performed for a festival organized by MidAmerica Productions.

According to Jason Paulk, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, the opportunity to take the ENMU choir to a world-famous performance hall is a great honor for himself, his students and ENMU as a whole. “When you have the opportunity to make music with great musicians in a world-class performance venue, it can be life-changing. I had students share with me after our rehearsals in New York that they had decided to make music one of their life's ambitions. It really puts ENMU in the national spotlight to have our singers performing a high visibility concert in Carnegie Hall.”

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377 or kathi.fraze@enmu.edu.

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.


Spring Fine Arts Calendar 


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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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.


Native-American Affairs Month

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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On Feb.10 Eastern New Mexico University received an invitation from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) to apply for consideration for membership.  I appointed the University's Athletic Committee to study the feasibility of changing conference affiliation.  Joining the committee to study the feasibility of changing conference affiliation  were head coaches, student-athletes and members of the ENMU Bench Club.  Athletic Director Jeff Geiser was appointed ex-officio.  The committee invited input for alumni and other supporters of ENMU athletics.  They held forums with the community, faculty/staff, members of the Athletic Department and student-athletes.  In addition, the committee analyzed large quantities of comparative data.

Upon completion of the study, the Feasibility Committee recommended to me that Eastern New Mexico University should continue its membership in the Lone Star Conference, a relationship that has spanned 25 years.  Although the RMAC is very strong conference and has much to offer, the Athletic Committee felt that the future of ENMU athletics would be better served by membership in the LSC.  I agreed with the committee's  recommendation. I thank the members of the Athletic Committee for their good work on this important issue.

We at Eastern look forward to continuing our positive relationship with the LSC.  Please contact me or Dr. Geiser if you have questions or comments.

Steve Gamble

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

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

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

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International Affairs would like to send our most sincere gratitude to those who have helped with our “Help Japan Fundraiser.” From March 21 to April 1, we received checks  from students, faculty and staff totaling $539.

All checks will be mailed out this week to the Embassy of Japan, who will help use the funds exclusively for the Earthquake Relief.

This  is beyond exciting-this is ENMU spirit!


Thank you to Kristin Kuhlmann for coming to the rescue of an anonymous person on Friday who couldn't get a doctor's appointment on short notice after suffering a sports injury.

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"There is a difference between being a simpleton and saying something simplistic. We're all sometimes guilty of the latter, but at least it is curable." – Wendel Sloan

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University Singers perform at Carnegie Hall – [pntonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

MATH 199 Exam - A MATH119 College Algebra exam will be offered on Monday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. in JWLA 117. Contact Dr. Brian Pasko, JWLA118L, brian.pasko@enmu.edu for details. Requirements may be found on page 29 of the current Undergraduate Catalog.

The Delta Pi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha wants to congratulate their new members: Shelby McCready, Renee Gantert, Noelle Sigala, Heather Kite and Bobbi Touchin. – Love your ZTA Sister

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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]

ENMU-Roswell Registering for Summer/Fall Classes

                Registration is now open online and on campus for summer and fall classes at ENMU-Roswell. Students can register on campus any time during regular business hours or online at www.roswell.enmu.edu   Students can also apply for admission online. Summer classes begin June 6. The fall semester begins August 22.

Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. The ENMU-Roswell campus is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. To make an appointment to meet with an advisor, call 575-624-7163. For registration information, call 575-624-7308.

ENMU-Roswell Hosts “Explore Eastern/Evening with Eastern"

Local high school seniors are invited to tour the campus of ENMU-Roswell on Wednesday, April 27 from noon to 2 p.m. to “Explore Eastern.” Students will meet with staff and faculty, learn about degree programs, and win prizes, including a $750 scholarship provided by the ENMU-Roswell Foundation. Lunch and bus transportation will be provided. Seniors can sign up for the event through their high school counselor.

Also on April 27, ENMU-Roswell will host an“Evening with Eastern” Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Potential students, parents, and anyone interested in ENMU-Roswell are invited to visit the campus.

Visitors will learn about the different programs offered and see the technology and equipment used on campus. Academic advisors will also be available to discuss class schedules and degree planning. A number of special prizes will be given away, including a notebook computer and a $750 scholarship provided by the ENMU-Roswell Foundation. Free refreshments will also be served. For more information, call 624-7403.


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Dr. Becky Rowley To Be Next Clovis Community College President
Courtesy of Lisa Spencer of Clovis Community College

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees named Dr. Becky Rowley as the next president of Clovis Community College at the April 6 Board meeting. She will be the fourth president of the College since 1980. Dr. John Neibling announced his retirement from education in February, at which time the Board was tasked with deciding whether to conduct a national search for a new president for the College.  Following a short, closed executive session, it was a unanimous decision to offer a contract to Dr. Rowley.

Contract negotiations are pending and a date has not been announced when Rowley will begin her presidential duties.

Dr. Rowley said after this morning’s decision, “I am really honored in the trust that the Board has placed in me. I am excited to work with all my colleagues as we continue to improve the quality of education provided to Clovis and the surrounding communities at CCC.”

On Sunday, April 3, a wildfire destroyed several homes in the Ruidoso community.  Kip Defoor has been in contact with the fire chief in Ruidoso to help the families who lost homes.  The immediate need is for good used clothes, toiletry items such as soap, shampoo or deodorant.  FCFC will collect any items you would like to donate.  You may also contribute cash, which will be used to purchase gift cards for these families.  Please make checks payable to Faith Christian Family Church.

All items may be brought to the church office between 9 a.m and and 4 p.m., or at any service time prior to Tuesday, April 12.

Contact: kdfoor@portalesschools.com

Always a Cultural Arts Series favorite, the Santa Fe Opera will return to Clovis Community College’s Town Hall on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. The Santa Fe Opera performers present joyous music, heart wrenching melodies, show stopping arias and favorite show tunes during their spring tour throughout New Mexico and West Texas. The tour is a project of The Santa Fe Opera’s Education and Community Programs Department. Tickets are free but seating is limited in Town Hall and because this performance is part of the SFO outreach, seating is “first come, first serve.”

An exciting evening array of art, music and skill unite for a one night only dazzling performance of Cirque Montage on Sunday, April 17, 2011, 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Featuring former members of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, O, Saltimbanco, Alegria and Quidam, Montage is a 90-minute collage of traditional cutting edge circus acts and comic relief hosted by a wisecracking Ringmaster who demonstrates his passion to become a movie director, and Raven, a red featherless acro-dancing bird who shadows the Ringmaster in her search for fame. Perfect for audiences of all ages, journey with Cirque Montage into the creative power of imagination and an awe-inspiring experience. 

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 or visit www.clovis.edu/culturalarts.

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The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling flowers again this spring to beautify our local community.  The flower sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 8:00 to 12:00 on the C&S parking lot on the corner of First and Avenue C.  The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling Geraniums and Petunias.  All plants are locally sprouted and grown for the Portales climate.

Red Geraniums are selling for $4 each and a dozen Petunias for $6.  Petunias come in red, pink, purple and white.
If you are interested in ordering flowers please respond to this email and I will take the order.  Please indicate if you want the flowers delivered to your home.  We will begin delivering plants at 7:30.  Please be home.

Tony Schroeder

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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