Amiee Constantopoulos' Yoga for Breast Cancer Awareness Sunset Flow class, joined by other students. (photos by Jim Constantopoulos)
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Golden Library Has Original Movie Scripts
by Shantiana White
“One time during the summer, Edmond and Jack rode a boat down the Mississippi river like Huckleberry Finn." – Gene Bundy
As a part of his duties as Special Collections librarian in Golden Library, Gene Bundy oversees a collection of original scripts from old movies.
Most of the movie scripts came from Leigh Brackett when she died. She was good friends with Jack Williamson, ENMU’s late professor emeritus of English and science fiction pioneer. Her husband, Edmond Hamilton, was also good friends with Jack.
“One time during the summer, Edmond and Jack rode a boat down the Mississippi river like Huckleberry Finn.
When they got tired, they would pull over and set up camp for the night,” said Gene.
Leigh was part of writing the script for the first draft of “The Empire Strikes Back.” They also have an interview from the main character and George Lucas’s shooting script.
Leigh was famous for writing western scripts. She wrote movie scripts and novels that starred John Wayne, such as “Rio Bravo” and “Rio Lobo.”
“Robert Merrill, retired from the University of Nevada-Reno, is working on writing a book about Howard Hawk’s movie scripts. A year ago, he spent a day or two at Golden Library. Another year and the book should come out,” said Gene.
Raymond Chandler’s novel “The Long Goodbye” was initially worked on as a screenplay by William Faulkner, but he couldn’t finish it so Leigh did. Special Collections has her original script.
“Making a script into a movie is a pretty involved process,” said Gene. “Six months to write it, three or four months to film, and then they send it to editing.”
Special Collections has a number of other movie scripts.
For more information, call Gene Bundy at 562.2636.
As part of the Graduate School faculty lecture series, Dr. Samuel Duwe, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology and director of the Tewa Basin Archaeological Research Project, spoke last week in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building about the history of Southwestern pueblos.
View his slide presentation [here].
Southwest Cheese Officials Guests in COB International Speaker Series on October 30
The College of Business invites the campus community and public to attend the second presentation of the College of Business International Speaker Series from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building.
|Deepak Shah||Leah Jackson|
Leah Jackson, Human Resources Director, will speak on potential career opportunities at Southwest Cheese for students.
"The College of Business is thrilled to have executives from Southwest Cheese give insight on operations management, as well as career resources here in the Clovis and Portales area," said Crista Wiegel, instructor of business administration.
Southwest Cheese is the leader in the manufacture of premium quality block cheese. Their customers are among the top food processing companies in the world.
Ms. Wigel added that the College of Business "thanks everyone who attended the previous speaker presentation in September."
For more information, contact Crista Wiegel at 562.2549 or email@example.com.
ENMU Hosting Atlatl Throw on October 26
by Wendel Sloan
Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 13th Annual Fall Atlatl Competition on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site on Highway 467 between Clovis and Portales near Oasis State Park.
The gates open and practice begins at 9 a.m., followed by the competition at 10 a.m. Those not wishing to compete are still welcome to make casual throws. Atlatls will be provided.
Sponsored by the Blackwater Draw Historic Landmark and Mu Alpha Nu, admission is free and open to the public.
An atlatl is a primitive device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection as a hook at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until released. This extra length allows the thrower to throw the dart over a longer distance at higher speeds.
A BBQ in Portales will be provided for participants at approximately 5 p.m. The location will be announced during the competition.
For more information, call George Crawford at (office) 575.356.5235 or (cell) 575.607.6700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|FCS Students Bake for Peanut Festival
(photos by Paul Gallegos)
The Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit baked and sold goods at the Peanut Valley Festival. All proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to feed hungry children.
|A Stitch in Time|
Patrice Caldwell was the raffle winner of this beautiful fundraising quilt from Habitat for Humanity. Presenting the quilt were Melveta Walker, vice president of Roosevelt and Curry County Habitat for Humanity, and Joyce Davis, president.
Stitching the quilt were Melveta, Gail Strickler and Elizabeth Lawrence. (photo by Wendel Sloan)
|ENMU Fall Tennis Tournament
(photos by Rick Bresler)
This group held its ENMU Fall Wellness Mixed-Doubles Tennis Tournament on Saturday at the University Courts. In the round-robin format, players rotate partners after every set, and the man and woman with the most victories wins their respective competition.
A special thank you to Jane Blakeley for serving as the scorekeeper and babysitter (with assistance from Sherrye Burleson), Rick Bresler for being the photographer, and Dr. Mary Drabbs for providing tennis balls.
|(L-R) Lottie Duncan, Minnie Bresler, Jane Liu|
|(L-R) Wendel Sloan, Zhiming Liu, Indika Wickramisinghe|
Everyone is welcome to join the ENMU Wellness Tennis Group. For more information, email email@example.com.
Jessie Dodington and Elliott Stollar hosted a beautiful Shabbat dinner at their home. If you are interested in participating in the Jewish group's activities, please contact Kimberly.Gelbwasser@enmu.edu
|Newman Center Utopia Awards|
2013-2014 St. Thomas More Newman Center Utopia Awards: Dr. Richard Walsh, Father James McGowan, Dr. Kathleen Salter
Mr. Justin Houser will present a lecture titled “Electronics and New Music Technology” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Mr. Houser earned his bachelor of science in music from ENMU in 2008, the master of music in composition from Texas Tech University in 2010 and is currently working on a Ph.D. in fine arts with an emphasis in music composition at Texas Tech University.
Mr. Houser is a TTU teaching assistant in music technology. His primary areas of study include contemporary, avant-garde, electro-acoustic music, and music technology.
Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy recently interviewed Dr. Chris Brown of the Institute of Education of the University of London regarding evidence based policy decisions. The link is below:
Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. Kobus Maree of Pretoria South Africa have a paper accepted for publication in the North American Journal of Psychology.
Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Penny A. Garcia as dean for the College of Education and Technology. Dr. Garcia comes to us from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. We invite you help us welcome her to ENMU.
We would like to thank Dr. Mary Kallus who served as interim dean for the past few months. Dr. Kallus provided excellent leadership for the college, and we thank her for her time and on behalf of her college, colleagues and the University.