Summer Science Program Directed by ENMU's Bill Andersen
by Lawrence Baker
August 1, 2011
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Summer Science Program Directed by ENMU's Bill Andersen
by Lawrence Baker
From June 18 through July 24, Eastern New Mexico University’s Bill Andersen, associate professor of physics, participated in and was director of the Summer Science Program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) campus. Out of around 670 applicants, 72 students from around the globe were chosen to attend this elite educational function.
The program has a deep history starting back in 1959, and has had its ups and down, but it is currently running strong and growing thanks to financial support and time dedicated by alumni, according to Andersen.
The Summer Science Program is a summer school session that allows high school students that are gifted in these areas, yet may not have much upward mobility, the opportunity to receive college level instruction and exposure to hands-on participation in real life projects.
While only advanced students are accepted into the program, they are chosen not simply by grades or test scores, but on a case by case basis on who would make the most of the opportunity, said Andersen. He adds that there is a culturally and ethnically diverse group with a usually equal representation of the sexes chosen every year. On average, most of the students would not have this type of opportunity without the program, said Andersen, “They learn that they are just as good as anybody else. On the first day the director tells them 'You are not as smart as you think you are, yet you are.' which is true.”
The program is designed to provide students who excel in mathematics and science an introduction into the professional world and help them to develop as scientist. But, Andersen says it is much more than that. “The goal is personal growth, we just use science as a lure. We try to produce conditions where this growth can take place,” said Andersen. “We are there for them if they need us, but we want them to bond with each other, work together, form relationships and learn about themselves.”
During their stay the students attend several lectures given by top experts in fields such as physics and engineering. According to Andersen, NMT not only makes for a good location due to its ample facilities, it's location also allows the students access to several educational field trips in a relatively close range. “This year we had the chance to observe a 1000 lb. Russian warhead, and visit the Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested,” added Andersen.
In addition to being director of the Summer Science Program, Andersen will be traveling to Russia in September to talk about the program at the 11th Annual Conference on Physics in the System of Modern Education.
For more information about the Summer Science Program visit their website at www.summerscience.org or contact Dr. Bill Andersen at 575.562.2355 or email@example.com
Baptist Student Union and ENMU Students and Alumni
Hold School Supply Drives On- and Off-Campus
by Lawrence Baker
There is good news for parents and students in Roosevelt county that may be struggling in their efforts to fit everything into their budgets. Two groups have generously given their time and effort to organize events to collect donated supplies to help and lighten the load.
One of these groups is the Baptist Student Union of ENMU, who will be collecting donations on campus and around the community for the second year now. Two of the students coordinating the effort are Cynthia Varela and Colton Brewer, who both said they felt it was important to give back to the community. “We just want to show them God's love,”said Brewer. “It can cost close to $50 per kid and this can be overwhelming for families that don't have much money, and two or three kids.” Brewer said that last year they were able to assist around 60 families,”Sometimes it's scary, you just hope you have enough for everyone that comes.” Varela added, “This year we are pushing harder than last, so we don't have to turn anyone away.”
The group will have several donation receptacles around campus and the community where supplies can be dropped of, cash donations are also accepted. The event will be in full swing from August 6-12 and the BSU will be open from 10a.m.- 5p.m. for those who want to donate, help or have any questions.
For additional information Pleases contact the Baptist Student Union of ENMU.
The other group is the local motorcycle club, The Iron Sons, who set up a tent and trailer in from of the Portales Wal-Mart this past Saturday to collect school supplies for the Roosevelt schools. Cathy Carmichael, Sons member, said that they will personally collect, organize, and deliver as many supplies as possible to schools in Portales, Dora, and Elida.
“We decided to help the community we are a part of, and this was a good way, this is just the first of a series of such events we have planned for the next few months,” says Carmichael.
Natalie Henderson, ENMU alumna, says that $525 cash donations were collected and an estimated $1,500 in actual supplies was donated.
As shoppers dropped of their donations they were also registered for a drawing for a $100 Cattle Baron gift card. which was won by Lauren Sigwing.
”People normally have a negative view of motorcycle clubs because of show like 'Sons of Anarchy' so we wanted to counter that,” added club member and ENMU student, Shaina Zachary.
This is a prime example of how Portales puts education first.
Human Resource Director Arrives Today - Julie Gawehn will come on board as ENMU's Human Resource Director on Monday, Aug.1. Please welcome Julie to our campus community.
Grace Tafoya: 1941 Graduate
TAFOYA, GRACE P.
95 years old, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Littleton, Colo.
Grace is survived by her son, Chet (Tafoya) Blue-Sky, his wife, Gayle, and granddaughter, Megan Blue-Sky, all of Littleton, Colo., and many other loving family members.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Teofilo Tafoya. They were married 57 years. Mr. Tafoya was art director and/or teacher at the Albuquerque, Phoenix, Pine Ridge, S.D., and Jemez Pueblo Indian Schools.
Grace received her B.A. degree in 1941 in elementary education from Eastern New Mexico University, and was the only American Indian to attend that college at the time.
Grace was a teacher at Bureau of Indian Affair schools in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Pine Ridge, S.D., and worked in day schools in Jemez, San Juan, and Isleta Pueblos.
Her last assignment with the Bureau of Indian Affairs was at the Albuquerque Indian School with United Pueblos Agency and in a special Navajo program. She also taught at the Santo Domingo Public School. Grace was a member of Ken Caryl Baptist Church in Littleton, Colo., and also a past member of First Baptist Church of Albuquerque.
Services were held on Friday, July 29, at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, with Pastor Jerry
Evans officiating. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd. NE.
Please visit our online guestbook for Grace at www.RememberTheirStory.com
(courtesy of the Albuquerque Journal)
Road Closure This Week - On Monday, Aug. 1, an underground pipeline will be run from Curry Hall across the roadway to the Administration Building east parking lot. This project will cause road closure across West University Drive from Curry Hall to the Administration Building east parking lot. This project is scheduled to be completed on Monday, Aug. 8.
Those individuals who may be effected by this closure will have to use access routes to the Administration Building and Student Academic Services Building off of U.S. Highway 70 to avoid any unnecessary delays.
Another road closure is expected to take place in the next two weeks at the intersection of West 17th Street and South Avenue J. Details of this closure and access routes will be disseminated to the campus community in advance.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of this issue. Please contact the ENMU Police Department at (575) 562-2392 concerning this or any related matters.
Staff Back-to-School Meetings This Week - Sessions for the back-to-campus meetings for staff members will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 a.m. in Buchanan Hall (Music Building). Sessions will be approximately two hours in length.
Staff members must attend one of these sessions. Attendance is mandatory as several items required by the federal government will be reviewed, and signed forms are required. Staff members are encouraged to RSVP to Ms. Candy Baros at 2134 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Faculty sessions will be held August 17 after the back-to-campus breakfast. Details will be sent to faculty by separate email.)
Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of each session.
Please be sure staff in your area are aware of these sessions.
Part-Time Jobs for Students – Looking for a temporary part-time job? See Chef Gayle in the Cub. We are looking for four fun and energetic students to help sell voluntary board meal plans. You will get an hourly wage and commission.
For more information, email Gayle at warner@Sodexo.com.
Jobs for Students
Sponsor: Campus Life
Event: Student Job
Date/Time/Place: Apply immediately in the Office of Campus Life, CUB #104
Custodial Assistant - Campus Union Building Job Type: Work Study/Student Hire
Department: Campus Life
Summary: The Custodial Assistants will assist the Campus Union Building Support Service Technicians in performing cleaning of the Campus Union Building as well as assist with set-ups for events.
Qualifications: ENMU student (minimum half time.)
Duties: Assist full-time staff in performance of cleaning in all areas of the building, such as vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and buffing. Collect trash from receptacles and empty into designated areas. Clean porches, entrances and windows of buildings. Perform other duties as assigned.
I would like to hire two to three students. I am interested in students who would like to start now (during the summer) and continue through the academic year.
Campus Union and Student Activities
Sodexo Seeks Six Students – Sodexo Campus Services is Looking for six students for our Food Service Committee. The Committee will voice the opinions of the students to help Sodexo move forward with a great dining plan.
See Chef Gayle Witzke in the Dining Hall if you are interested or email her at Gayle.Warner@Sodexo.com.
Upcoming Campus Events – It’s 100 degrees, and the summer semester isn’t over yet, but preparation for the fall semester has begun. Here are some dates to keep in mind.
Management Information Exchange meeting – Aug. 1, 3 p.m., Zia Room, CUB (for departmental managers)
Back-to-campus staff meetings – Aug. 4 at 1:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m., Buchanan Hall, Music Building (staff attend one of these sessions)
Back-to-campus breakfast – Aug.17, early birds at 7:30 a.m. and program begins at 8 a.m., Ballroom, CUB
Back-to-campus faculty meeting – Aug. 17 at 9 a.m., various locations, COB
General faculty meeting – Aug. 18 at 9 a.m., Becky Sharp, COB
Dawg Days begins – Aug. 20
Instruction begins – Aug. 24
Email reminders will be sent as these events approach.
Cross Roads Cafe Closed – The Cross Roads Café will be closed from Monday, July 25, until Wednesday, Aug.10.
KENW Fall Festival Schedule
Watch KENW-TV, Channel 3 for entertaining programs during Fall Festival 2011
August 6 – August 14
KENW-TV’s Fall Membership Drive
KENW-TV invites our viewers to join us for Fall Festival 2011. Here’s a listing of some of the entertaining programs we will be broadcasting:
Program Name Day – Date – Time
ENMU Alumni Shrimp Boil Set for August 13 at 6 p.m. at the Yam Theatre
The Eastern New Mexico University Portales Alumni Chapter and the ENMU Alumni Affairs Office is hosting their annual Shrimp Boil fundraiser to benefit ENMU scholarships on Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Yam Theatre in downtown Portales.
Entertainment will be provided by the Good Ole Boys, a local group of musicians that includes ENMU athletic director Dr. Jeff Geiser, A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $30 each and are limited to a total of 150. They can be purchased by contacting ENMU Alumni secretary Melissa Sena at 575.562.2125 or email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Alumni Affairs Office in the ENMU administration building, Room 101, or through any member of the local ENMU Alumni Chapter.
All proceeds from the Shrimp Boil will benefit the funding of scholarships for local high schools seniors planning to attend ENMU.
For more information, call Dawn Wolf-Taylor, coordinator of Alumni Affairs, at 575.562.2125.
Graduate Assistant or Mature Undergraduate Sought by Communication Services – Communication Services is seeking a graduate assistant or mature undergraduate for the fall semester. Duties include promoting the College of Fine Arts, coordinating paid advertising, writing news and feature releases, taking photos and shooting videos, and other duties as assigned. For more information, call Wendel Sloan at 562.2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 email@example.com.
Fall Orientation BSW Social Work Program - Fall Orientation for the BSW Social Work Program will be held on Aug. 23 from 1 - 4 p.m. in Room 110 of the College of Business at the Portales campus for all current students and our new incoming juniors for Fall 2011. The orientation is mandatory for all BSW students.
Child Development Center Announcement - Click here to view document.
Fall SPANs Now Online- The Fall SPAN form is now online. If you have any questions please contact Kelly Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
Sigwing Signs Ramsay for 2012 Season
(Courtesy of Adam Pitterman, Director of Athletic Communications)
Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing has announced the signing of Katie Ramsay (P/1B, Keller, Texas/Keller HS) to a National Letter of Intent, to play for the Zias in the upcoming season. Ramsay should help solidify the pitching rotation and defense at first base.
“Katie solidifies our pitching staff for next year and will provide power in the batting lineup,” said Sigwing. “She had an impressive senior season and high school career at Keller High School, which has one of the strongest softball traditions in Texas. We look forward to her adding her winning mindset to our program.”
As a senior, she posted a 20-4 record and was the District 7-5A Most Valuable Player. Ramsay also made the All-State 5A, Texas All-Star and Dallas-Fort Worth All-Star teams. In 2010, she won 18 of her 20 decisions and was the 5-5A District Pitcher of the Year. Also strong in the classroom, Ramsay earned district academic honors in each of her four seasons.
Hound and Zia Cross Country Teams Picked High in LSC Preseason Polls
(Courtesy of Adam Pitterman, Director of Athletic Communications)
Eastern New Mexico University interim cross country coach Mike Harney has high expectations after the Greyhounds and Zias turned in the best performances in team history at the Lone Star Conference championship meet. Apparently, his fellow LSC coaches agree, as the Greyhounds were selected second in the conference preseason poll, while the Zias came in fourth.
“I am very excited for these young men and women for this upcoming cross country season and the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Harney. “Going into my fourth year, here at Eastern, this is the most talented group of student-athletes we will have up to this date. With that said, there are two key elements that we need to be successful this fall: health and focus. If we have these two key components, success in inevitable for this group of women.”
Last year, the men’s team was the runner up, after being picked third in the preseason poll. All South Central Region honoree Mohamed Noor (Sr., Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston HS/Garden City CC) leads a talented group of returnees and newcomers for the Hounds. Topping their preseason pick for a second year will be a daunting task, as the Abilene Christian men’s team has won the last 20 LSC Championships.
The Zias were the surprise team in the conference last season, with a fourth-place finish after being picked ninth in the preseason poll. All-LSC honoree Nicole Reid (Sr., Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo East HS) will lead a strong group of returnees and newcomers in an attempt to improve on last year’s finish.
Noor, Reid and the rest of the ENMU cross country teams will travel to Wichita Falls to open the season in 36 days, when they open the season at Midwestern State.
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 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the University Courts. For more information, contact tennis commissioner Minnie Bresler at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To everyone I pestered with a camera, question and deadlines, I'm nowhere near sorry! I have had an amazing time prodding you for information and knowledge and I'm sure I'll be at it again.
Thank you all,
Robin Haislett (former graduate assistant in Communication Services)
"When in doubt, delegate it to someone else." – Robin Haislett (Thank you Lawrence Baker for all the work you've done!)
Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge
Master's in English Comprenhensive Exams - Comprehensive Exams, Masters Degree in English, will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Prof. Linda Sumption with any questions.
Students Able to Rent Textbooks from Bookstore - Read full details here.
ENMU-Roswell Foundation Golf Tournament for October 1
Our annual ENMU-ROSWELL Foundation Golf Tournament is approaching and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider taking part in our tournament with either playing or donating to continue to make our University a great higher education institution. For further details please [click here.]
SPECIAL SERVICES STUDENTS CELEBRATE GRADUATION
More than 70 graduates of the ENMU-Roswell Special Services Occupational Training Program received Certificates of Completion during the program’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Graduation Ceremony July 28 in the Performing Arts Center. Students received certificates in a variety of program areas, such as Food Service, Stocking and Merchandising, Auto Mechanics, and Veterinary Technician Assistant.
Three graduates were featured speakers during the ceremony. Cassandra Davis received a certificate in Child Care Attendant. Davis thanked the instructors and staff for helping her to succeed and she urged her fellow graduates to never let their disabilities limit their reach. Hannah Beller received a certificate in Office Skills. She said the program has helped her gain self-confidence and independence. “This school has literally made my hopes and dreams a reality,” she said. Jeanell Nuvamsa, a graduate of the Child Care Attendant program, is a member of the Hopi Tribe. She said she also enjoyed her experience at ENMU-Roswell.
Roswell Mayor, Del Jurney was the guest speaker. He congratulated graduates on their hard work and told them to take that dedication and make it part of who they are, so that “every day is a graduation day.” Jurney also urged parents to be true to their sons and daughters and keep them encouraged as they set new goals and move into the next stage of their lives.
Following the ceremony, graduates, family members, and friends attended a reception in the Campus Union Building.
News from ENMU-Ruidoso – [http://www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/news/news.html]
Fresh air, space, and a family with other kids is Adam's wish, and maybe even a farm or ranch! This teen loves being outside and enjoying all the outdoors he can handle. Taking his bicycle out for the day, eating tasty treats (especially sweets), or playing with animals occupies his time. In school, Adam benefits from being part of a self-contained classroom. enjoys the relationships he has with his friends and adults. He benefits from speech therapy, as well as counseling, which will need to continue after placement. There are siblings with whom he remains in contact. His caseworker prefers a two-parent family who is willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For New Mexico children, both homestudied and non-homestudied New Mexico families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.
Coloring, playing on the play ground, creating wonderful pictures, and reading books are some of Antonieta’s favorite things to do with her day. She enjoys wearing clothes with bright colors and glitter to show off her taste and fashion. Sometimes a picky eater, she lets you know that anything with cheese is not on her menu. She also strongly dislikes peas! Working closely with the teacher in her classroom, she benefits from a setting that is tailored to her needs. Antonieta will do best in a family that can spend lots of time with her and give her lots of one on one attention, while engaging her in activities that will appropriately meet her high energy level and desire to move quickly on to the next thing. This family will benefit from the therapeutic team that works with Antonieta to support her in building ongoing skills she needs to learn, which will help her form trusting and appropriate relationships with family members.
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.