|How to Attach Bond C Graphic as Your Email Signature|
You can use the "Bond C" graphic above as your email signature by right-clicking on it, copying it, pasting it in to Photoshop or other photo program, then saving it on your computer.
After that, follow the instructions in the box below.
For assistance, call Wanda Newberry at 562.2123.
|Video Alert||All Things ENMU|
Click on the following link to watch President Gamble discuss Bond C with Dr. Patricia Dobson on "All Things ENMU." – [video]
"All Things Eastern" is a weekly video webcast produced and hosted by ENMU communication department chair Dr. Patti Dobson. The program focuses on issues that affect the ENMU community and the public. Students serve as the production crew.
|P.R. Class Helping Promote Bond C:
Photograph Damage in JWLA
(photos by Comm. 260 Students)
COMM 260: Introduction to Public Relations, under the direction of Dr. Patricia Dobson, is helping promote the passage of Bond C on campus. As part of their effort, they recently photographed the damage in the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. The $9 million that ENMU would receive from Bond C would renovate the building.
Dr. Dobson vetoed a flyer produced by one group which shows a giant crack in the floor and a mouth that says, "Vote for Bond C or freshmen will be eaten up."
|Art Students Encouraging Students to Vote
(photos by Jim Dodson)
|Bond C on Back of Ballot|
|Bond C is the last item on the back of the ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election.|
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61 Staff and Students Donate Blood for Girl with Leukemia
story and photos by Wendel Sloan
“It made me feel good.” – Jaelyn Jimenez
Sixty-one ENMU employees and students recently donated blood to nine-year-old Jaelyn Jimenez, a Portales fourth grader battling leukemia.
“It made me feel good,” the shy Jaelyn said about having the blood donated in her name.
The daughter of Jeremy and Amanda Jimenez and granddaughter of Melissa Sena, secretary for Alumni Affairs, travels to Lubbock for weekly chemotherapy treatments at University Medical Center.
Once a month, she has to undergo a 24-hour procedure in which a huge bag of chemo is dripped into her body – then cleansed out. During these procedures, her mom spends the night in her hospital room.
The Valencia Elementary student has O+ blood, but anyone can donate in her name. If donors have a different type, it is exchanged for her type.
“When I found out about Eastern’s staff and students donating blood, I was so excited I started crying,” says Melissa. “I was scared to donate myself, but then I reminded myself what Jaelyn goes through every day, and I told myself, ‘You can do this.’”
Ashley Wolfe, a senior sociology/psychology/early education major who works in Alumni Affairs, urged everyone in the office to donate.
This also included department coordinator Robert Graham, who has a history of donating as often as is permitted – every three months. “It’s been an eye-opening experience,” Robert says about getting to know Jaelyn.
Draco Miller, director of Student Life, and the Associated Students Activities Board, coordinated the overall blood donations from ENMU.
“The chemo treatments, especially the overnight ones, make her very sick,” says Amanda. “She will throw up and sometimes run a fever as high as 106. The overnight treatments lower her immune system for up to two weeks, so we have to be very careful to avoid exposing her to anything contagious.”
Jaelyn also undergoes spinal tap tests to determine the progress of the treatments.
“Most of the time she doesn’t feel very good,” says Melissa, “so she is not very active.”
Amanda adds, “She is artistic and likes to draw, so that gives her an outlet.”
Jaelyn, who is somewhat bald from the treatments, has not been up to attending Valencia Elementary the last year – and also because of concerns about catching something – so the school sends her assignments home.
Her six-year-old sister took a photo of her bald-headed and took it to school so that other students could better understand what she is going through.
Jaelyn does exchange letters and drawings with one of her classmates.
The family does not receive home health-care for her, and has to pay for expensive private insurance, with supplementary Medicaid.
|(L-R) Grandma Melissa Sena, Jaelyn, Mom Amanda Jimenez|
Jaelyn was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of five. Until about a year ago, she was in remission for two years, but then the disease returned.
Her mom gave up working for a couple of years to take care of her, but has returned to working part-time at La Casa Health Family Health Center in Portales.
Amanda is cautiously optimistic that someday her daughter will make a complete recovery.
“We have a couple of hard months of treatments left, which will make a solid year of weekly treatments, then she will have maintenance treatments once or twice month,” Amanda says.
“I am optimistic that she will be able to lead a normal life. During her remission, one of the doctors told me, ‘I think that we got it all,’ but then it came back. So, I am praying that she makes a full recovery.”
Because of the weekly transfusions, there is an ongoing need for blood donors. Those interested can contact Stephanie Pointer at United Blood Services at 806.797.6804 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Request that your donation be reserved for Jaelyn Jimenez.
When asked to pose for photos, Jaelyn, who is extremely quiet and introverted around strange reporters balder than she is, did manage a big smile.
Billingual/ESL Professor Enjoys Music
by Shantiana White
“Relationships with people and places and following my dreams are what give my life meaning.” – Dr. Eva Yerendé
Dr. Eva Yerendé, instructor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), has had work experience in West Africa, South Africa, and Central America.
The Athens, Greece native has lived in the United States since 1988.
“Summer-time in Greece is a lot of fun,” she said. “There are many things to do like listening to music in an ancient Greek theatre, on a hot summer night. It can have a magical effect on you, especially on a full moon night.”
According to the Huffington Post, Greece is going through an economic crisis. The country struggles with a $407 billion in debt and a 25 percent unemployment.
“The economic crisis is really hard,” she said.
|Dr. Eva Yerendé|
Before Dr. Yerendé came to ENMU, she worked at Rhodes University in Grahamstown--a mountainous city in the Eastern Cape Providence of the Republic of South Africa.
|Rhodes University World Cup Celebrations|
“I tried to learn Xhosa, and I found out that it was hard for me to pronounce words because it is a click language,” said the multilingual speaker.
|Mt Ayliff School|
Dr. Yerendé also taught at the University of Kankan in Guinea-Conakry, West Africa and before that at the University of Texas in Arlington, TX.
She is multilingual in French, Spanish, Greek, and English, and has studied a variety of additional languages.
|Mt Ayliff School Language Policy|
“Relationships with people and places and following my dreams are what give my life meaning,” said Dr. Yerendé.
She received her B.A. in English at the American College of Greece in Athens, Greece, her M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, and her Ph.D. in Language, Reading, and Culture, at the University of Arizona, too.
“I come from a family of immigrants,” said Dr. Yerendé.
|Rhodes University World Cup Celebrations|
She decided to come to the U.S. to study because she had some family she could stay with in Chicago.
Her extended family in the U.S. is diversely spread in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Los Angeles.
“I don’t have kids, I have books,” said the aunt of four.
Her older brother lives in Chicago, IL, with his wife, their two daughters, ages 20 and 8, and their 17-year-old son.
Her younger brother and sister live in Greece with their families. It has been two years since she has visited her family there.
|Mt Ayliff Classroom|
“I love Portales because of the small town effect and recognizing students around the campus,” said Dr. Yerendé.
She teaches correspondence classes, on Blackboard, and face-to-face, as well as.
This semester, she traveled to Las Cruces and nearby Gadsden to meet with students enrolled in the ENMU’s TESOL Endorsement Program.
“The challenge I have faced with correspondence classes is not being able to interact with students as often as I like,” said Dr. Yerendé.
|Mt Ayliff School|
“I want to publish my research conducted in Guinea, West Africa and continue working in higher education,” said the world traveler.
Dr. Yerendé enjoys cooking Greek and West African food during her leisure time. One of her favorites is Baklava, a desert made with philo dough, chopped nuts, butter, and sweetened with honey.
“I like to swim, read, and cook food,” said the avid walker.
|Who Do You Think You Are – Einstein?
(photos by Jim Dodson)
A quote by Albert Einstein was recently installed in the Art and Anthropology Building.