July 5, 2011
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ENMU Alumnus Has Brush with Fame, Emerges Victorious
(Story by Robin Haislett)

“Eastern was the perfect school for me as I loved music and they had a terrific music department." - Jim Slone

Many ENMU alumni have pursued their education, careers and personal goals far beyond their formal education. Jim Slone, a graduate of the class of 1959, is a prime example of how to pursue what one loves while building a solid education, business sense and family network of support.

Through the encouragement of his mother, Slone pursued his education and musical talent. He moved to Portales from Causey for his senior year and his athletic ability in basketball came in handy when Portales beat Clovis three times that year.

“I remember singing when I was around thirteen or fourteen and was asked to sing at various functions. I liked performing and hearing the applause,” says Slone. After being told he sounded like Perry Como, Slone developed an affinity for Como. Jim cut his teeth on such songs as “That Lucky Old Sun” (a Frankie Laine hit) and “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from the Broadway Musical, “Oklahoma”.

He earned his degree in Industrial Management at ENMU while being president of his sophomore class, and was voted Outstanding Man in his junior class. He was also selected by the ENMU faculty for “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities”. Jim sang in musicals, toured with the University Choir, played the part of Lt. Cable in “South Pacific” and sang solos in the popular annual variety show “Swanee”. He joined with two fellow students to create “The Shy Guys”.

Slone met the other members of “The Shy Guys” at ENMU. Gail Poch was in the same year as Slone was and Trinidad Chavez came in the next year. Unlike Slone, Poch and Chavez were music majors. They were all in the University Choir together.

The trio recorded in Clovis at the Norman Petty Studio and had a radio hit called, “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair” which received national radio play. “We never became famous like The Four Seasons, The Lettermen, or the Four Aces, but we gave it our best shot, made enough money to eat on, and had a great time,” says Slone.

“My goal to become a ‘singing star’ was never realized but I did achieve my goal of recording and having my records played on the radio,” says Slone. Jim recorded as a single after he left the Shy Guys and had three records released for national radio play.“ENMU gave me the opportunity to sing a lot which I really enjoyed.”

Slone credits David Scott, the choir director, for providing many opportunities for him to sing. Slone even performed as the vocalist in a quartet of university professors with David Scott on saxophone and clarinet. The group played for dances in different towns on the weekends which earned Slone $5 per performance.

The radio aficionado is happy to have had the opportunity to tour and sing with his fellow performers and is just as happy he was able to getinto radio and out of the clubs. “Radio also gave me the opportunity to stay at home and raise a family. Couldn’t have done that by singing…one has to be on the road all the time, besides that I would never have made nearly the money I made in radio!” says Slone.

The former president of Slone Broadcasting for radio in Tucson,Ariz. went from living on a farm in Causey, New Mexico to selling his five-station radio conglomerate for $63 million in 2001.

The active alumnus has been back to the campus many times since his graduation. “Eastern was the perfect school for me as I loved music and they had a terrific music department. Also I was very social and since Eastern was a small school, I got to know almost everybody.” says Slone “My activities at ENMU gave me confidence which was very important in my professional career.”

Slone has also supported the University with contributions to help ENMU purchase a Steinway Grand Piano, new band instruments, and to establish two endowed scholarships.

Currently, Slone resides in Tucson, Ariz., with his family where he plays racquetball and has won trophies in local tournaments. His social nature has not waned. Through his contacts, he became friends with singers Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens and others. Slone may not have imagined his journey to include such adventures but this ENMU grad is certainly glad it did.


Sodexo Helps with Morning Routine
Story and Photos by Lawrence Baker

This summer, the ENMU campus has the luxury of breakfast delivery thanks to Sodexo.

Monday through Friday from 7-10 a.m., Judy Phillips cruises the campus in a neon green golf cart making the morning a little easier on everybody. The regular stops along her route include the Administration Building, the Physical Plant, the Technology Building construction site, and  both the Lincoln and De Baca Hall demolition sites. The service had been also delivering lunch until this week, but there was, “just not enough business to do it,” added Phillips.

The menu available includes: chips, sodas coffee, water, cookies, cinnamon rolls, bear claws, and the ever-popular breakfast burrito. According to Phillips the big sellers are the drinks, which she attributes to the high temperatures experienced this summer. Phillips also says reasonable requests are considered and they will, “do the best with what they have available in the summer.”

While last year this service was not made available, it had been in previous years, and was re-instituted by the new general manager of Sodexo here on campus, Wayne Doney. Phillips also eluded to there being talks of the service being extended into the regular school term, in order for them to provide a better range of service campus wide.





Gatchets Arrive in Communicative Arts and Sciences
Story and photos by Lawrence Baker



Roger Gatchet

Amanda Gatchet



Assistant Professor
Communicative Arts & Sciences

Assistant Professor
Communicative Arts & Sciences /Graduate Coordinator

Schools Attended

B.A., Speech Communication, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.A., Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin

B.A., English, , Vanderbilt University, 2002. M.A., Applied Linguistics: Sociocultural Approaches, Goldsmiths College: University of London, 2003.,Ph.D. in Communication Studies with emphasis in Rhetoric and Language from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008

Short bio:

member of the National Communication Association, gardening, fishing, and cooking, blues fan and harmonica player, writer for Living Blues magazine, member of the Oral History Association

member of the National Communication Association, manuscript reviewer for the Western Journal of Communication and Communication, Culture, and Critique. Likes to cook, garden, and travel.

Courses taught at ENMU

COMM 331: Intercultural Communication COMM 310: Popular Culture. Fall:
 COMM 202: Dynamics of Group Behavior and COMM 300: Introduction to Communication Theory, both at the undergraduate level.COMM 513: Media Criticism, and COMM 545: Communication Theory.

COMM 380 Nonverbal Communication (first 4 weeks) and Power Games: Politics and Media (second 4 weeks).  Fall:
COMM 204 Foundational Writing for the Communication Discipline,
COMM 475/575 Gender Communication, COMM 501 Introduction to Communication Research.


“I am interested in coming to Portales because one of my first loves is teaching, and ENMU has fostered a campus culture that emphasizes the importance of establishing close interpersonal relationships between faculty and students. I also love New Mexico; the culture of this state is unique from any other in the country, and it's a great place to live.”

“I love to teach and enjoy smaller class sizes. This position also gives me the opportunity to work with graduate students,
 and everyone on campus has been helpful and friendly.”

(Photos by former ENMU president, Everett Frost)



Xcel Energy Awards KENW and ENMU Foundation with Grants

Photos by Robin Haislett

David Essex (center left), of Xcel Energy presented KENW with a $1,500 grant for program distribution for the local PBS station. The members of KENW accepting the funds are Dwayne Ryan (left), Rena Garrett (center right) and Orlando Ortega (right).

David Essex of Xcel Energy (center) recently presented Noelle Bartl (left), executive director of the Eastern New Mexico University Foundation, and Steve Doerr (right), president of ENMU Foundation, with a $5,000 check for the ENMU Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) program. The AMP program enables individuals from minority groups to finance higher education through scholarships and undergraduate research assistantships specifically focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  This is the eighth year that Xcel Energy has funded the ENMU program.

Happy Fourth of July!
Photos by Robin Haislett


Elaine Ennis Retirement Reception
Photos by Robin Haislett


Foundation Picnic
(photos courtesy of Joseph Kline)

(Photos by Robin Haislett)


Recruiting made simple - Carlos Serratos, a student at the Charles F. Blackstock Junior High in Oxnard, Calif., created a presentation for his language arts class. He requested information and materials to create his report and display. His oral presentation was then published on YouTube, along with the rest of his classmates. View the video [here].

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Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dan Greathouse have had a presentation accepted for the  2011 Southwest Conference on Disability, The title of their presentation is "Caring For The Caregivers- Emphasis On Open and Closed Head Injury," The conference will be held at the Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Mike Shaughnessy's book, Critical Thinking and Higher Order Thinking: A Current Perspective Editors: Michael F. Shaughnessy (Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico), has been announced on the Nova Science Publishers website:
https://www.novapublishers.com/admin/adambook.php?action=new_product&cPath=52&pID=28202. Dr. Don Elder contributed a chapter to the book as well.


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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.    

Preliminary 2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Available for Review - The preliminary 2011-2013 undergraduate catalog is available for faculty and staff to review prior to making it available for us.  A copy of the catalog and a summary of major changes is available at InsideENMU.  Click on Faculty Resources.  The first two links under university information will be 2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Proof and 2011-2013 Catalog Changes.

Please review the catalog portions that relate to your areas to assure accuracy of the catalog.  If an error is found, please notify Academic Services at station 2 or via email (renee.neely@enmu.edu<mailto:renee.neely@enmu.edu> or Belinda.wall@enmu.edu<mailto:Belinda.wall@enmu.edu>) Please provide enough information about the nature of the error and the location that it can easily be found and corrected.

Some editing will continue during this process.  For example, bold will be added to headings.  Any internal page references will be changed after all other corrections are made.

The deadline for submission of errors is Monday, July 11, 2011.  Thank you for reviewing the catalog.

Academic Affairs

Business Office Deadlines

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

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

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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"Congratulations to Doc Elder on his hole-in-one on the third hole at the Portales Country Club!" - Wendel Sloan

"I am coming in the fall. Have my room ready, warn the professors and keep my "A's" warm. I'll be right there to get 'em." - Post on Eastern New Mexico University's Facebook page by Erich Davis Blue. ["Like" ENMU here]

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"The road to success is always under construction." - Anonymous

"This looks like 3D!" - Boy at Portales fireworks show

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Jennifer Goble-Poyer Inducted into LSC Hall of Fame - [Read more]

LSC looks to move on, fill voids left from SOSU, ECU - [Read more]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

name: Dileep Reddy Janagam

title_of_thesis: Developing a Generic Synthesis of Asymmetrically-Substituted Viologen Alkanethiols with Linkers for Application in Self-Assembled Monolayers for Electrochemical Biosensing Purposes

building: Roosevelt Hall

room: 130

day: Wednesday

date: 07/06/2011

time: 11 a.m.


name: laxman bathini

title_of_thesis: Optimizing the Synthesis of a Triethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Terminated Alkanethiol and a More General Route to Functionalized Alkanethiols for Biosensing Applications

building: Roosevelt Hall

room: 130

day: Wednesday

date: 07/06/2011

time: 9:30 a.m.


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

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

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Age: 16

Grade: 10th in the Fall

Meet Miranda, an intelligent young lady with a great sense of humor. She enjoys going to school, gets A’s and B’s in her regular education classes, and is on target academically. Miranda is a Navajo African American. She is somewhat shy when you first meet her, but she will warm up with encouragement. She enjoys shopping, reading, and listening to music. Miranda has an eclectic taste in music. She is into sports and has a great sense of humor. It takes Miranda some time to trust adults. She gets along with younger children and likes animals.

Miranda will need ongoing therapy and medication management to be successful in an adoptive placement. She wants to be adopted, but would like to keep in contact with her brothers and sisters. She will need a consistent and structured family that has training to manage special needs children. ICWA applies, but we will consider all approved adoptive families.








Age 13

Grade: 8th in the Fall
Thomas is a fun-loving, artistic teen who likes to learn new things and to use his hands to build, draw or fix things. Although he can be self-sufficient, Thomas also enjoys helping with chores and doing activities or projects that his foster parents plan.  Although he does not engage in team sports, Thomas is an active young man and he is always willing to join adults in outdoor activities like hiking and swimming.   Thomas  is known to have a good sense of humor, but he is not very outgoing and socially he does better with small groups of people. Thomas loves animals and is very kind to them.

Since school is not his favorite thing, Thomas will need support and encouragement to study and to  complete assignments.

Thomas would benefit from a strong male role model and a gentle mother figure.   He has a sister with whom he will need to stay in touch.

Thomas has a lot to offer a family with the patience and understanding he requires to be and do his best.


Watering Restrictions in Effect for Portales [Updated 7/5][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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