|Bond C Thank You from President Gamble|
The counties of Roosevelt (ENMU), Curry (Clovis Community College), Chaves (ENMU-Roswell) and Lincoln (ENMU-Ruidoso) passed Bond C by substantial margins and our colleagues at these campuses worked hard to accomplish this.
Bond B, which will benefit Golden Library, also passed.
|ENMU Will Store Your Yard Sign|
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Professor Has 'Longest Title Ever'
“My goal in life is to be happy. Surround yourself with things that make you feel good.” – Amy Grau
Amy Grau, assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology, has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, most of her life and decided to move to Portales.
The warm weather and low traffic appealed to the professor “with the longest title ever.”
Ms. Grau said, “It felt like home away from home because I could tell I would fit in at Eastern New Mexico University.”
She had never been away from Cincinnati before, so this was the start of a new adventure.
“I took a leap of faith and it worked out,” said the pet owner.
The challenge of coming her was the drive she had to take with her adopted dog, Diamond, and two cats, Lily and Emma.
Diamond was given away by a family at the age of two to her. She assumes the name was because there is a white diamond-shaped mark on her chest. Lily and Emma got their names because she liked the sound of them.
Ms. Grau received her B.A. at Xavier University and a M.A. in sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She is currently working on her Ph.D. at Cincinnati and should be finished by summer.
“Professor Weissbuch influenced me to get a doctorate by telling me about his experiences with grad school and encouraging me to attend. I went because I love learning and getting an education,” said the instructor.
She was interested in sociology because she found it intriguing to try to understand people. Criminal justice “fascinated me because I enjoy studying crimes.
“My goal in life is to be happy. Surround yourself with things that make you feel good,” said Ms. Grau.
She enjoys teaching because she gets to share information with others, hopefully, captivating their passion for learning.
“Someday I hope to teach someone something worthwhile,” she said self-deprecatingly.
“I talk about myself in class because I know that personal experience is important when studying sociology,” said she.
This sociologist is in progress of writing her dissertation about parents who commit filicide (parents who kill their children).
“People who commit crimes aren’t different from the rest of us and the image of crime is influenced by the media. I found out it is hard to distinguish between a good and bad parent,” said the aunt of two.
Ms. Grau makes Monday phone calls with her older sister to find out what her five-year-old niece and three-year-old nephew are up to in Cincinnati. In the future, she would like to have children of her own, but at the moment enjoys her extended family.
For leisure time, she enjoys watching television with her husband and reading.
The pop culture enthusiast enjoys reading Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged and The Fountain Head).
Ms. Grau is fulfilled and happy with her career because “where else do you get paid to read and write, which is what I love, all day.”
|Sunday's Veterans' Day Ceremony on Campus
(photos provided by Esthela Banuelos)
ENMU's Student Veterans Organization sponsored a Veterans' Day ceremony on Sunday at the Veterans' Monument on campus.
As individuals gather throughout our nation, here at ENMU, fellow students, faculty, members of the community and veterans gathered to honor and celebrate the men and women who have underwritten our freedom by honor and selfless service.
|ENMU Students Document Billy the Kid Museum
photos and copy by Shantiana White
Shantiana White and Naomi Oliver, senior communication majors from Santa Rosa and Las Cruces, respectively, recently documented the Billy the Kid Museum in Ft. Sumer as a class assignment for Comm. 402 (magazine writing), taught by Chad Painter.
The students are documenting that Billy the Kid is actually buried in Ft. Sumner and not somewhere else as claimed by some.
|Picture of Billy the Kid|
|A timeline of the musuem|
|Marriage Cerificate of the Founders|
|The Founders of Museum (Mr. and Mrs. Sweet)|
|Billy the Kid's friend, Jesus Silva's pots|
|A door with bullet holes in a saloon where Billy the Kid hung out|
|Billy the Kid's chaps he wore on special occasions|
|A rock Billy the Kid wrote his name on|
Paintings of Billy the Kid being captured before his girlfriend, Pualita Maxwell, could finish cooking him a meal
|Billy the Kid being taken to Las Vegas, N.M.|
|Pat Garrett, the sheriff who killed Billy the Kid|
|Back when Dr. Pepper cost a dime|
|Painting of Billy the Kid's funeral|
|1930 picture of Billy the Kid's grave|
|Newspaper about how Billy the Kid cannot be taken from his grave|
The people that helped bury Billy the Kid (Charley Eoor, Jesus Silva, Vicente Otereo and Paco Anaya)
|"The Trial of Billy the Kid" by Bobby E. Hefner|
|Replica of Billy the Kid's grave|