June 13, 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.

Features and new photos run every other week.

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The Monday Memo has won first place in the nation in the category of "Electronic Newsletters" in a competition sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

The national competition featured first-place winners from state competitions. The award will be presented at the NFPW Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Sept. 8-10.

The Monday Memo editor is Wendel Sloan, director of media relations, and assistant editor is Robin Haislett, graduate assistant.


Robin Haislett, graduate assistant in Communication Services, has won second place in the nation in the category of "Photography on the Web" in a competition sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

The photos were of a Haiti relief rally on the ENMU campus, and appeared in the Feb. 15, 2010, Monday Memo.

The national competition featured first-place winners from state competitions. The award will be presented at the NFPW Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Sept. 8-10.


Dr. Robert Long, Physical Sciences has been appointed a Visiting Instructor at Texas Tech University for the summer session.  Dr. Long is teaching the Organic Chemistry I lecture at Texas Tech in the 1st summer session for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry there.  Dr. Long has been an active member for the past 11 years and is a former officer of the American Chemical Society (ACS) South Plains local section based in Lubbock. 

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ENMU Holding Auction on Saturday, June 18 – [flyer]

Do You Have Surplus Items for University Auction? – ENMU is having an auction on June 18 to dispose of surplus equipment collected over the years. If you have any equipment (chairs, desks, file cabinets, etc) that you would like to dispose of, now is the time.

All you need to do is the following:

1)      Label the item "For Auction"

2)      Call Physical Plant at 2511 to tell them where the item is and they will pick it up

The deadline for removal of items from your department is June 15.

Human Resources Candidates on Tuesday and Wednesday – Please join us on Tuesday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 15, at the SAS Atrium to "Meet and Greet" the two candidates for Human Resources Director.

Teresa Villanueva will be the first candidate on Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m., and Julie Gawehn on Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. 
You will have a chance to ask them questions.

Job Opportunity – Academic Services in Academic Affairs is currently seeking internal applicants for a Senior Secretary position. Interested applicants should visit the ENMU Employment page by going to the ENMU home page: www.enmu.edu.  Then, click "Employment" on the left side of the page under "TOP LINKS."  Click "Employment" again on the left side of the page. Then click "Transfer Opportunities."  A pop-up will notify you that "Transfer Opportunities are only available for current ENMU employees..." Select "OK."  Then click "Senior Secretary" under "Position" in the middle of the page.  To apply, click the "Apply" link on the right side of the page.

For more information, contact Brittany Chrisman, HR Recruiter/Trainer, at 575.562.2116 or by email at brittany.chrisman@enmu.edu.

Retirement Reception for Rhonda Payne on June 17 – Please join ITS in wishing Rhonda Payne an amazing retirement after 27 years of dedicated service to ENMU to embark on a new journey.  A  come-and-go retirement reception will be held in the UCC 117 Conference Room from 3-4 p.m. on Friday, June 17.  We hope you will join us for this celebration. (submitted by Bonnie Sink)

ENMU Hosting ‘Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico’ on June 25-26

The Blackwater Draw National Landmark, operated by eastern New Mexico University in Portales, is hosting “Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico” on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26 at Blackwater Draw, six miles north of Portales on Highway 467 (one mile north of Oasis State Park).  The public is invited free of charge.

Activities include pottery demonstrations, cooking, hide-working, flint-knapping, Yucca sandal-making, atlatl throwing and many other traditional skills.

The site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the demonstrations running from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call George Crawford at 356.5235, or email george.crawford@enmu.edu.

Evaluation Period Ends June 30 – The annual evaluation period for non-faculty employees ends June 30. All performance evaluations for these employees are due in the Office of Human Resources by July 15.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources at 562-2115.

Sodexo Summer Schedule – Ground Zero Trial Summer Opening - Monday, June 13 - Thursday June 16, from 1-5 p.m.

Starting Monday, June 13, as well, from our Sodexo golf cart, we will be selling:

Breakfast Burritos, Jumbo Cream Cheese Frosted Cinnamon Rolls, Juice, Coffee and Assorted Cold Beverages.

Route Schedule

Bernalillo Hall 7 - 7:20 a.m.
Chavez Hall 7:20 - 7:40 a.m.
DeBaca Hall 7:40 - 8 a.m.
Between Administration and Student Academic Services 8 - 8:20 a.m.
Technology Building 8:20 - 8:40 a.m.
Physical Plant 8:40 - 9 a.m.

For more information, call Mandi Park at 562.2190.

ENMU Alumni Shrimp Boil Rescheduled for August 13 - Alumni Affairs has rescheduled the annual Alumni Shrimp Boil for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. at the Yam Theatre in Portales.

The cost is $30 per person, and proceeds go toward scholarships for high school seniors planning to attend ENMU.

The ticket cost includes the meal, beverages and live entertainment from The Good Ole Boys.

Tickets can be purchased at the Alumni Affairs office in the Administration Building Room 101 or by contacting a Portales Alumni Chapter member.

To reserve tickets, call 562.2125, or email tammi.gardner@enmu.edu.

ENMU Auction on Ave. O on June 18 - ENMU will holdi an auction on Saturday, June 18. If departments have items to turn in for auction, please contact Lee Quick in Inventory at  562.2956 or email lee.quick@enmu.edu<mailto:lee.quick@enmu.edu.

The auction will be held at 520 N. Ave O (the bone yard).

Spring Break Set for March 12-16 – Next year's spring break will be from March 12-16. The same date has been coordinated for all schools in Curry and Roosevelt Counties.

ENMU Portales Alumni Chapter Expanding to Clovis – The Portales Alumni Chapter of Eastern New Mexico University is expanding to Clovis and surrounding areas.

For more information, call Tammi Gardner, interim alumni coordinator, at 562.2125, or email tammi.gardner@enmu.edu.

Summer Employment – Students who have had a work-study award for the 2010-2011 award year will be coded as Summer Employment for May 21-July 1. This will not affect your student employment line items in your department budgets.

Student Hire – Student Hire will function as normal, except that students who already have a student hire SPAN will continue on that SPAN through July 1, and will require a new SPAN to work from July 2 forward.

At the end of June new SPANs will be submitted for all students for the new year and Fall 2011 semester. These SPANs will begin July 2, and will function the same as other years. SPANs will show work-study if the student is eligible and awarded or student hire. New Student Hire SPANs will be good through the end of the new fiscal year, and work-study SPANs will end around the same time as the spring 2012 semester in May.

This information will be presented at the Frontline meeting on May 18 in the Sandia Room of the CUB. This process will be demonstrated and questions will be answered.

If you are unable to attend the Frontline meeting, you can contact Brent Small or Kelly Mitchell at brent.small@enmu.edu or kelly.mitchell@enmu.edu.

Sign Up for Summer Lifelong Wellness – Summer is almost here, and we encourage you to join our Lifelong Wellness program.  Remember, you may use your tuition waiver for this program even if you are enrolled in another class.

To enroll for summer, simply send an e-mail to cathy.hess@enmu.ed. and tell us which option you would like.

     1-credit (You need to accumulate 16 half-hour activity sessions.)

     2-credits (You need to accumulate 32 half-hour activity sessions.)

If you would like to participate in an existing physical activity class, please tell Ms. Hess the class and meeting days/times, and she will save a spot for you.

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

CompuThera 3.2 is a reading program designed to not only be educational, but also to be therapeutic for children with Autism, and visual learners. It is meant to be part of an applied behavior analysis program. The software is published by Equidel. Its main learning objective is to assist children with Autism, and visual learners, to read gradually in seven steps.

The program installs quite easily. Either Autoplay will popup or the user can pick to install from there, or from the Start menu choose the Run command, and enter d:\setup. If one runs into problems with installation, the actual manual does not help. There is a specific installation sheet that is available that does guide the use through installation.  The computer novice may have issues with installation if autoplay does not come up.

The manual is not a quick read. It is somewhat technical, calls itself a Therapist’s Manual, is filled with theory, and even has a Selected References page. Regardless of the manual’s perceived flaws, it is helpful in running the software. One just has to dig a bit more to use the manual properly. The manual provides a lot of guidance for using the software in the classroom, including how to customize the program, and different ways to reinforce a child with differing needs.

This program is definitely for visual learners. It accomplishes its educational goals through all of the activities that it has. The software is not only interactive for the students, but is also interactive for educators or therapists. For students, it is totally interactive via the activities that are available. For teachers and therapists, it is interactive due to the amount of customizing and manipulating that can be done to fit the individual child that is being worked with. The software keeps records of each child’s progress, and rewards through music and visual games student success. The age group for this software is Kindergarten and up. This program is a complex therapeutic reading program, that visual learners should love.   

For assistance, contact Tyson Brown at 562.2646 or visit him at Room 146 in Golden Library.    

Business Office Deadlines

June 30 is the fiscal year-end.  The following are processing cut-off dates;

Purchasing Card:
The Business Office suggests that purchases end June 17 to ensure the charges will reflect on the June statement. Statements will be ready to review on Monday, June 27.  If you are traveling when the statements are due, please contact the Business Office.  Completed statements must be in the Business Office by noon on Wednesday, June 29th.   Ruidoso statements will also be due the morning of June 29.

Travel Vouchers:  June 30, 2011
All travel for 2010-2011 must be submitted to the Business Office by June 30, 2011.  Reimbursement for prior months travel should be submitted for payment before June 1.

Interfunds:  July 8
Interfunds for 2010-2011 must be received by the Business Office before July 8.  Interfunds received after the 8th will not be processed.

Corrections to Accounts:  July 15
Journal Vouchers and Budget Transfers are due in the Business Office by July 15.  Any expense transfers between budget lines are also due by July 15.

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.

Approved Holidays for 2011-12

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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Video Alert ENMU Choir Camp 2011
Watch one number from the ENMU Choir Camp 2011 performance on Friday in Buchanan Hall. – [video] (video by Wendel Sloan)

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Bizcochitos Fundraiser – The Office of Hispanic Affairs is having a summer fundraiser: Bizcochitos.

Bizcochitos, also known as bizcochos are the state cookie of New Mexico. First introduced by Spanish explorers, the delicious cookie is a blend of sugar, anise seed, cinnamon, and flour. The cost is $10 per dozen. The deadline to order is June 24 by noon. The bizcochitos will be delivered on campus on June 27.

To place an order contact: Hispanic Affairs at 562.2451 or email enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu.

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Baseball coach search narrowed to three. – [pntonline.com]

Dodgers draft Greyhound baseball player. – [cnjonline.com]

Zias add pair of prep teammates for basketball. – [pntonline.com]

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 a.m. on Saturdays at the University Courts. For more information, contact tennis commissioner Minnie Bresler at minnie.bresler@enmu.edu.

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Distance Education and Outreach invites staff and students to sign up for Non-credit courses:

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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"We can all become LA Dodger fans now because of Kevin Thompson.  Portales is officially on the US baseball map! – Gail Crozier


"God bless the Monday Memo!

"Thanks so much for the wonderful article! You suprised me, and brought me to tears realizing all that Maggie (Gardels) and I have done together, and it is still going on at ENMU!

I used to ask her in Pol Sci class to go out, and she would not! I was a hippie, she was cheerleader....we had nothing in common. Why she married me I will never know...but thanks for reminding me of some great times and how much we love each other and how special ENMU is to us.

"Robin and Wendel, God bless you richly in bringing them a bit of happiness and smiles.. everyone likes to be recognized for an accomplishment. It is a beautiful blessing God has you all doing, and I pray in Jesus name you receive His blessings in your lives." – Kevin Gardels

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"Forget yourself by becoming more interested in others." – Richard Budzik

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In tribute: Former ENMU art professor loved learning. – [pntonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

The current ENMU student parking decals are scheduled to expire on Wednesday, June 1.  The new ENMU student parking decals have arrived and are available for distribution.  These new student parking decals are scheduled to expire on June 1, 2012.

If you will be attending ENMU in the Fall and want to get a step ahead of the game you can register your vehicle immediately.  The current student parking decals scheduled to expire on June 1 will still be honored until that date has passed.  Parking enforcement at the university for violations associated with failure to register or improper display of registration will cease on Monday, May 9 and will not resume until Friday, September 23. 

This will give students a reprieve through the summer and a one month grace period to get their vehicles registered after the first day of classes for the Fall 2011 semester.  The current faculty and staff parking decals are not scheduled to expire until June 1, 2012. 

We also wanted to remind the campus community to notify the University Police Department in advance if you are expecting visitors to campus so they may brief staff on such activity.  In the event a visitor is issued a citation for "Failure to Register" they can fill out the brief visitor form on the back side of their citation and mail it in or drop it by the University Police Department.  These citations are automatically voided for visitors and this applies only for "Failure to Register" violations.

For more information, call the University Police Department at 562.2392.

Students Able to Rent Textbooks from Bookstore - Read full details here.

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This summer, the ENMU-Roswell Center for Workforce and Community Development will once again be offering Kids Kollege--a variety of free, fun, and educational classes for area youth. Classes are offered June 6-23.

Classes are designed for students ages 8 to 14. There is also a limit of two classes per student. Parents are required to register in advance, as class sizes are limited. Registration begins May 23. Kids Kollege is funded by a grant from Xcel Energy Foundation.

Examples of classes available include Rocket Building, Sewing, Science Fun, Wearable Art, Music and Dance, Aviation, Table Tennis, and Solar Hot Dogs.            

A Career Day is also scheduled for Thursday, June 9 on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will participate in fun activities and be introduced to various ENMU-Roswell programs for career exploration. Snacks and lunch will also be provided that day. 

For a complete schedule, click the Kids Kollege link on the ENMU-Roswell web site at www.roswell.enmu.edu  or call 624.7049 or 624.7041.

News Clips from ENMU-R -View here

News from the ENMU-R Grapevine

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

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Puppies in Need of a Mother Dog or Helpful Human - Six pupppies were dropped off at the Clovis Humane Society. They are too young to be away from thieir mother and are in need of another mother dog or a kind-hearted person willing to bottlefeed them. For more information, contact the Clovis Pet Rescue at 575.693.3856.

From June 1-15, when you buy a Green Chile Cheese Burger at Taco Box (Clovis and Portales) the owner will donate $1 to United Way of of Eastern New Mexico.

It's official, Taco Box has made the New Mexico Department of Tourism's Green Chile Cheese Burger Trail once again.

Central Christian Church and The Lighthouse Mission are teaming up again this year to host a Bike Repair Clinic. Last year they helped over 100 children get their bikes ready for summertime fun by fixing flats, doing tune-ups and some minor repairs. There will be some tools available, but if you have your own please bring them with you. You are not obligated to volunteer for the entire event, an hour or two will do. Let's do our best to help our local children have fun this summer and be safe.
 Thanks guys for being the BEST volunteers.

What:  Bike Repair Clinic
Where: Central Christian Church 300 West 14th Street (Across from McDonald's)
Who: Central Christian, Lighthouse Mission and You
Date: Saturday June 11
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Contact: Bill Brewer at 763.3517

Annual Main Street Fun Run Set for June 18 – For more information, call 356.5786.

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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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