|ENMU Grad Shot Down in Helicopter|
|courtesy of Albuquerque Journal|
|Courtesy of Carlsbad Current-Argus|
July 16, 2012
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Secretary Makes 'Cool' Neckties
by Jacob Caffrey
Nikki Howard, ENMU’s executive secretary for Academic Affairs, enjoys helping people cool themselves off during the summertime.
|Nikki Howard models one of her cool neckties (photo by Wendel Sloan)|
Nikki makes neckties that help cool people off.
Her ties contain silica, a substance used in for crafts and can be added to potting soil to help retain moisture. Each crystal absorbs water and expands from 20-400 times its original size, depending on the type being used. The substance traps the water, and when used in the neckties, helps cool the wearer off for hours and hours.
|The top necktie is before it is cooled, and the bottom one is after.
(this and photos below by Jacob Caffrey)
The ties may be kept in their hydrated (wet) form in a bag in the refrigerator, ready to go. If a tie will not be used for a long period of time it may be laid out and dried until such time as it is needed again.
Nikki was first introduced to these ties when active in 3-D archery tournaments in the 1990s with her husband. “Summer days are hot and when you are walking all day in the sand hills or down in one of the Caprock canyons if is extra hot,” says Nikki. “We needed something to cool us off.”
Nikki first started making the ties on her 1950’s model Atlas sewing machine in 2008 to put in military boxes sent to soldiers in Afghanistan. “I’m a home-natured person,” says Nikki. “It gives me something to do.”
Employees of the grounds department were given a complimentary cool necktie to beat the heat. (L-R) Chase Tillman, Paul Yonge, Doug Lee, Jorge Ochoa and Freddy Romero. (photo by Nikki Howard)
The ties come in adult, youth and toddler sizes, with thirteen patterns currently being offered. They are sold for $5 a piece or $12 for three ties.
For more information on how to purchase a cooling necktie, contact Nikki at 575-607-6377 or email her at email@example.com.
Approximately 30 employees attended a FERPA (Family Educational Rghts Privacy Act) webinar on Wednesday in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building.
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
|ENMU Grad Shot Down in Helicopter|
|courtesy of Albuquerque Journal|
|Courtesy of Carlsbad Current-Argus|
Crossroads Dining Facility Hours of Operation
Monday July 16 CLOSED
Tuesday July 17 CLOSED
Wednesday July 18 CLOSED
Thursday July 19 CLOSED
Friday July 20 CLOSED
Saturday July 21 CLOSED
Sunday July 22 CLOSED
Volunteers Needed for Research Experiment and Free Health Screening
Health screening will be part of a study in exercise physiology conducted by the ENMU Biology Department
The screening will include:
* Blood Pressure
* Heart Rate Measurement
* Cholesterol Screening (HDL, LDL, Triglycerides)
* Blood Glucose
Individuals interested in participating in the study must be:
* Women between 18-40 years old
* Hispanic or Caucasian
* Sedentary to moderately active
Steve Collins' Campus Construction Schedule for July
Campus Heating Water Upgrades Phase II
New Student Dormitory
G.H. Arena Asbestos Removal
Library Chiller Replacement
Baseball Bleachers and Press box
Greyhound Arena Construction –The lobby of Greyhound Arena will be closed due to construction for three weeks. The lobby will will reopen Monday July 30. Please use the east entrances during this time. The southeast entrance is football, women’s basketball, track and field and classroom 2, Rodeo and Sports Information.
The middle two east entrances are Athletic Office, HPE Offices, Events, Basketball, Volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer, Intramurals and Athletic Training facility. The northeast entrance is classrooms 7 through 11.
For more information, call Steve Collins at 575.562.2511.
Ronny Cox Performing Music Concert at ENMU on August 30 – ENMU graduate, actor and songwriter Ronny Cox will perform a concert at ENMU at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom.
Born in Cloudcroft, N.M., and raised in Portales, Ronny has dedicated his life to the arts. He has acted in several popular films, including ,“Robocop” and also the TV series, “Stargate,” "Desperate Housewives," "Murder She Wrote," etc.
From rock 'n roll in high school to folk after college. Ronny is sure to have you dancing in your seat. Entertaining and energetic, this is a performance you will not want to miss.
Admission is free.
For more information, call ASAB at 562.2108.
View Online Orientation Video – The online orientation video is on the ENMU website. It’s under Future Students, select any category at the bottom, and then on the left side at the bottom is a link to the videos “Online Orientation." The short link is at: www.enmu.edu/orientation.
Phlebotomy Technique Training Offered This Fall – Distance Education and Outreach will offer Phlebotomy Technique Training this fall beginning Aug. 21 through Nov. 6.
For more information, call 562.2165.
Time for New Parking Decals – The new parking decals for faculty, staff and students are available at the ENMU Police Department. Your current decals expired on Friday, June 1. If you want to get a head start on the fall 2012 semester you can stop by the police department and pick one up. Decals are provided free of charge and you can register as many vehicles as you would like.
The ENMU Police Department will start issuing citations on Monday, Sept. 10 for "Failure to Register" and "Expired Registration." Warning citations for these violations will begin on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. "Community Member" decals are also available at the police department. If you have individuals who frequent facilities on campus and are not students, faculty or staff they can apply for a community member decal at the police department. The decals are free of charge and will be valid for a period of one year until June 1, 2013. After that they will need to apply for a new decal.
All students, faculty and staff are required to register their vehicles to be in compliance with standing University policy and procedures.
For more information, contact the ENMU Police Department at 562.2392.
Are You Ready for Some Greyhound Football?
The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are set to invade Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the 2012 Lone Star Conference Football Festival, presented by Firestone. The Hounds will take on the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Friday, Sept.14 at 3:30 p.m. CDT.
Find event updates at www.facebook.com/goeasternathletics
Year-End processing Deadlines – The following are processing cut-off dates:
Corrections to Accounts: July 16
Journal Vouchers and Budget Transfers are due in the Business Office by July 16. Any expense transfers between budget lines are also due by July 16.
Request for Payment Form Revised – The "Request for Payment" form was revised by Accounts Payable in December 2011 to meet FERPA requirements. Please use the form that is available on the Intranet and dispose of any prior forms you have. Any version, other than the current form, will be returned back to the department for reprocessing effective Monday, March 5.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Accounts Payable at 562.2557.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Publication and Web Request Form
Communication Services has a new Publication and Web Request Form. For every project, big or small or for simple updates, please use the new form system which allows for tracking of the progress of each project by clients.
To ensure the quality of your project, please allow a minimum of:
Please note that complex projects may take longer. For an estimate of your project timeline, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562.2133.
After submitting this form, you should receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to track the progress of your project. If you do not receive a confirmation email after 30 minutes, please check your junk mail inbox or contact Jim Dodson at 562.2133 or email@example.com to ensure your project has been accepted.
For more information, contact Jim Dodson, director of Publications, at 562.2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print Jobs Need to Go Through University Printing Services – This is a friendly reminder that all print jobs must be routed through the University print shop. The University print shop will make the determination as to whether the print job will be done in-house or sent off campus.
This applies to all University departments.
Should you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact Ms. Ronnie Birdsong at extension 4490.
Approved Holidays for 2012-13
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, 2012
Winter Break Close at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
Reopen at normal time, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013
Presidents’ Day Monday, Feb.18, 2013
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2013
Zia Soccer Elite High School Camp
Portales, N.M.- July 22-27, 2012
Contact: Todd Pagett: (575) 562-2275 or Todd.Padgett@enmu.edu
Greyhound Football Individual Camp
July 19, 2012
8-10 a.m. Elementary
1-3 p.m. Junior High
Contact: Kelley Lee: (575) 562-2234 or Kelley.Lee@enmu.edu
The ENMU Foundation, Athletics and Alumni Affairs invite all Alumni and Friends to join us in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, Sept.14 for the Lone Star Conference Football Festival. Your ENMU Greyhounds will be taking on the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals at 3:30pm (CDT) in Cowboys Stadium. For more information about this event or to buy tickets, visit www.enmu.edu/enmu-cowboysstadium
Non-Credit Courses – 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 Becca Gossett at 562.4248 or email@example.com.
"Very interesting that an organization in New England is interested in our MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)—that’s how the word spreads, I guess! Thanks for getting the news out there." – ENMU employee
Feel free to submit a compliment about someone to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In the eighteenth century such greats as Mozart, Bach, Richardson, Roccoco, and Baroque cultured the nobles of Europe. Art was required to show harmony and trajectory. The modern piano replaced the clavicle as instrument of choice. Don Giovanni was Mozart's opera about Don Won." – from a student essay in "Non Campus Mentis," a book compiled by professor Anders Henriksson
ENMU nursing education master's begins in spring. – [online colleges]
Student Presentations, These Defenses, Comprehensive Exams, etc.
You may have noticed financial aid in the national headlines as legislation was recently passed to prevent an interest rate increase on Subsidized Stafford loans for the 2012/13 aid year. There are other new laws which may affect your financial aid future - such as those limiting the duration of eligibility for Pell Grants and Subsidized Stafford loans. Please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov<http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/recentChangesSA.jsp> for details on changes to the student aid programs.
The fall semester is just around the corner so it's time to make sure all your financial aid is in order:
1. If you haven't filed your FAFSA, please do so at www.fafsa.gov<http://www.fafsa.gov>
2. Use My ENMU to check your "Overall Financial Aid Status" and make sure you don't have any unsatisfied requirements which need to be completed.
You'll also find your Fall, 2012 Satisfactory Academic Progress status here after summer grades are posted. Make sure you're only enrolled in courses which apply to your degree plan.
3. Portales students who have been offered loans may now accept the amount they wish to borrow through My ENMU. Remember, when you reach repayment, you'll be glad you only borrowed the minimum you needed.
Ruidoso students who have been offered loans will have a new system to accept the amount they wish to borrow. You will receive further instructions by August 1st.
If you are accepting a student loan, annual Entrance Counseling is required and may be completed at www.studentloans.gov<http://www.studentloans.gov>. If this is your first time borrowing at ENMU, you will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note at this website.
If you have any questions, please contact the ENMU Financial Aid Office - Here to Help YOU! Email email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Phone 575-562-2194 Fax 575-562-2198
July issue of ENMU-Roswell's The Grapevine – [grapevine]
July/August ENMU-Roswell Eastern Clips – [easternclips]
Runners, jumpers, and throwers of all ages are invited to TNT – Thursday Nite Track to be held every Thursday through Aug. 9, at the RHS Track from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join for a FREE opportunity to RUN, JUMP and THROW in the cool of the evening where novice athletes can be instructed by experienced coaches and elite athletes can hone their skills. Each event will be timed and scored with ribbons awarded during the last two weeks of the program. Parents/Guardians must sign a one-time permission/waiver form for participants under age 18.
The Planning Committee including Perry Toles, Chair, Jack Batson, Brent Clay, Vernon Dyer, and Tim Fuller have created this opportunity for the community as part of the ENMU-Roswell Community Transformation Grant programming to address increased physical activity and healthy life styles.
For information, call Tim Fuller at 575-624-7044 or Jack Batson at 575.626.7238.
|Gilbert Available for Adoption|
Looking for someone to chat with about sports? Gilbert may be the boy of your dreams. Playing basketball is his favorite activity. Learning football is next on this young athlete's to-do list. This friendly boy loves playing outside! In the fifth grade, Gilbert enjoys reading and interacting with his peers. Friendly and talkative are two personality traits this fellow has. Gilbert currently benefits from counseling, which may need to continue after placement. Gilbert has family members he would like to stay in contact with after placement. His caseworker prefers a two-parent family for him; however, all family types will be considered.
For more information about adopting or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please visit www.CYFD.org or call 1.800.432.2075.
Are you looking for decent affordable housing? Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for a Portales home to be built early next year. Call 359.1344 to learn how to become the next Habitat Homeowner in Portales. Brochures are also available at the Information Desk in the Administration Building.
Community Services Center’s Food Pantry – The Community Services Center has a Food Pantry available. Each household can receive two bags of canned food from the food pantry, regardless of income, twice per year. In order to receive food from the food pantry, individuals need to bring in a valid, current picture id (issued by the DMV), and a bill that has been mailed to their address with their name on it. No photocopies will be accepted!
For more information, call 575.356.8576 ext. 10, or come by 1100 Community Way in Portales.
Notice To Public from Constructors, Inc.
US 70/1st and 2nd Street Portales, NM Pavement Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Project
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has begun pavement rehabilitation work on a 2.64 mile section of US 70 and 1st and 2nd Street between miler marker 421 to 423, approximately.
The scope of the project will include but is not limited to: Earthwork, mill and inlay, roadway reconstruction, ADA, curb and gutter, concrete drivepads, erosion control, lighting, signals, signing, striping, traffic control, landscaping, and misc. construction as needed.
Constructors, Inc. is the contractor for the project and will begin work in the vicinity of University Drive and work will proceed mainly east on US 70/2nd Street towards downtown Portales.
Work is scheduled to be completed late summer 2013. During that time, a single-lane closure will be in place on 1st and 2nd Street Monday - Friday. Motorists are asked to watch for construction personnel working in the area, observe temporary lane closures, and reduce speed while work is taking place.
For up-to-date information on construction projects in New Mexico, go to the NMDOT road advisory website at, www.nmroads.com<http://www.nmroads.com> or dial 511. The departments asks that motorists please use caution and obey posted speed limits in construction zones.
Anyone with questions or comments regarding this project may contact Richard Gonzales, Portales Project Manager for the NMDOT at 356-0047.
Click here<http://cloud.chambermaster.com/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1197/File/PSA-Portales.pdf> to view public announcment.
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/.
ENMU Establishes Fraud Hotline – If you have knowledge or suspicion of fraud committed by an employee of the University, call 1.866.788.7016 or 562.4150 and the Office of Internal Audits will investigate and report it to the proper authorities if necessary.
Please provide the following: S
Any other information you believe may assist in the investigation.
You may remain anonymous, however, please feel free to contact the auditor, directly at 562.2105 or leave your name and number at the end of the message and she will contact you.
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 top of the other, and push hard and fast until help arrives. Learn more at http://www.handsonlycpr.org.
Friendly Tips About Monday Memo Style – For anyone who thinks that we arbitrarily change the way that they submit items to the Monday Memo, we are simply using (mostly) Associated Press style.
We do try to make items friendlier by using Dr. for professors (which the AP does not) and first names or Mr. or Ms. with last names for others on second reference – versus AP style of using last names without Dr., Mr., Ms. or Mrs.
We always capitalize and spell out days of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
We spell out March, April, May, June and July. We abbreviate Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. (We do spell out all months in headlines.)
We write times as 6:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. – not as 6:30 am or 7:00pm.
We write dates as March 3, 2011, or Sept. 10, 2011, – not as Mar. 3rd, 2011 or September 10th 2011.
We do not capitalize majors: anthropology – not Anthropology (unless the word would normally be capitalized: English, Spanish).
We use professor of music – not Professor of Music.
We do not capitalize fall semester or spring semester.
We use "and" instead of "&" – spring and fall, not Spring & Fall.
We do capitalize formal names of departments or colleges – Counseling and Career Services, College of Business, Department of Communication (but not communication department).
We also go easy on exclamation points – if you win the lottery, it might be worth three !!!
We never capitalize every letter in a word – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY NIGHT!!! (unless it's the correct spelling for a company, restaurant, etc. – ECEL, TGIF).
We are not trying to offend anyone by editing their copy – just following guidelines.
This is just a friendly explanation.
For questions, email email@example.com. Thank you.