June 27, 2011
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Posting Your Information
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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 will run next week.

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The Office of Human Resources would like to invite you to a retirement reception honoring Elaine Ennis, Thursday, June 30. It will be held in the HR office, ADM 113, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Please come join us in saying farewell to Elaine and celebrating her retirement.

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Central Stores closed for inventory - Central Stores will be closed for inventory beginning on June 28, 2011and reopening on July 1, 2011. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Purchasing at 2425. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Employment Opportunity in English Department – The English Department is currently seeking internal applicants for a Reading/Writing Specialist.

Interested applicants should visit the ENMU Employment page by going to the ENMU home page: www.enmu.edu<http://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 "Reading/Writing Specialist" 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.

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.

Fiscal End-of-Year Deadlines – June 30 is the end of the fiscal year.

All travel for 2010-2011 must be received by the Business Office by June 30.  No exceptions will be made. If you will be in travel status at this time, please contact the Business Office at 562.2611.

Interfunds for 2020-2011 must be received by the Business Office by July 8th.  Interfunds received after that date will not be processed.

Corrections (Journal Vouchers and/or Budget Transfers) to your departmental accounts must be received in the Business Office by July 15.

Purchasing Card Statements will be due in the Business Office by Wednesday, June 29th at noon.  If you are traveling when the statements are due, please contact Kenny Prince at 562.2493.  Unfortunately, failure to submit your June Purchasing Card Statement by June 29th will result in your Purchasing Card being deactivated.

Please feel free to contact the Business Office at 562.2611 if you have any questions.

Fall SPANs Now Online- The Fall SPAN form is now online. If you have any questions please contact Kelly Mitchell at kelly.mitchell@enmu.edu or 575.562.2197. Please note the Summer SPAN is online until Friday, July 1.

Sodexo Summer Schedule for Food Golf Cart – 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.

Crossroads Cafe Hours

The hours for the Cross Roads Café will be as follows:

Breakfast 7:15- 8:15  Monday Thru Friday
Lunch 11:30-12:30   Monday Thru Friday
Dinner 4:30- 5:15    Monday Thru Thursday

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.

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.

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.

Monkeys, Ducks and Frogs is a British numeracy program written by Pauline Eccles and published by Sherston Publishing Group. The learning objectives of the software include: improving basic counting skills, developing listening skills, developing problem solving skills, and practicing fine motor skills.

The installation is easy. All one has to do is open My Computer, double click the drive that the software is in, double click setup, and follow the on screen instructions. The QuickStart pamphlet which is the only manual that came with the software, does not give any installation instructions, which is rare for a Sherston product. The inexperienced computer user should have no trouble installing the software.

The QuickStart pamphlet is very readable, and indeed helpful in using the software. The pamphlet briefly covers what the program is about, what the activities’ focuses and depths are, how to change levels, and details what the teacher’s options are. It does not offer guidance for using the software in the classroom beyond stating its ability to be used well on whiteboards, and the ability of the software to be used through mouse or switch.

This software accomplishes all goals quite well. There are seven activities for each animal theme, which promotes transferability of the skills across different environments. The subject matter may be simple, but the presentation is very nice, and the method of imparting the information is enjoyable. The software is fully interactive, due to the fact that it is all activities. Even the sing-along is interactive, because it asks its user to sing along. This program does not give any real feedback or guidance in regards to student progress, due to the fact that the content is simple. The age group that this program is aiming toward is PreK through Kindergarten. Overall, this program is very well produced, and is a great beginning counting software, including some subtraction and puzzles.

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]

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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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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"Dear Help Desk Crew,
Thank you for being amazing.
-Robin Haislett"

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"Be obscure clearly." - E. B. White

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Chambers Honored by National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association - [read more here]

Guest Essay by Jim Constantopolous - [cnjonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

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

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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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Watering Restrictions in Effect for Portales [Updated 6/27] – [flyer]


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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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