|Trip Down Memory Lane
(96.77 percent of photos by Wendel Sloan)
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The Monday Memo is a weekly electronic newsletter published for the faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University. The editor is Wendel Sloan.
ENMU Offering Spanish Immmersion Course
by Wendel Sloan
Eastern New Mexico University is offering the Spanish Immersion Institute (SII) from June 9-16. The eight-day course is worth six hours of class.
According to professor Geni Flores, it is designed for bilingual education teachers who need to pass the state competency exam in Spanish, Prueba de español.
"We will carry a little bank ( El Banco) with us everywhere and if any of us speak English, we have to pay a quarter to El Banco," said Ms. Flores.
The day ends at 10 p.m. Residence on campus is required.
Entertainment includes musicians, dancers, and a magician. Clase de cultura includes presentations on different Spanish speaking countries and learning Baile folclórico.
Students can take the state exam on June 17.
For more information, contact Geni Flores at 575.562.2765 or email@example.com.
Charles Reader from Family of 13 Kids
interview and photos by Wendel Sloan
"Having a lot of sisters can be trying at times." – Charles Reader
Editor's Note: Charles Reader, Administrative Office Coordinator for Golden Library, begin working at ENMU in November of 2000. In the following interview, he discusses his job, life growing up, and impressions of the High Plains and ENMU.
Q. What are your main duties of your job?
Managing administrative duties for the Director, meetings, special events, and trips. My accounting duties include overseeing library accounts, annual budget projections and end-of-year reports.
I also interview, train and supervise front-office student employees.
Q. What have you enjoyed most about your job, and what have been the biggest challenges?
I have enjoyed my fellow workers, students and most of the people I have come in contact with while working at ENMU. I feel as though I learn something new every day and I enjoy coming to work.
Q. What were you doing before you came to ENMU, and what other jobs have you held?
Before coming to ENMU, I spent 24 years in the United States Air Force. I went into service after high school and I guess you could say I learned people and supervisor skills from their training classes along with management skills. I got the chance to visit different parts of the world, which made me really like living in the U.S.
Q. Where were you born, raised, and what was your life like growing up.
I was born in Chicago, Ill., I am the 3rd oldest of a family of 13 children. My mother was a nurse and my father a butcher.
Growing up was sometimes hard, seeing that our family was large. But there was a lot of good times, having a lot of sisters can be trying at times, but I would not exchange it for the world. It helps make me the person that I have become, and how I look at different things that happen.
Q. What are your hobbies?
I like to bowl, play golf and play role-playing games. I always enjoy having friends come over and just talk about current events. As long as everyone agrees to disagree, it is a good time.
Q. What is your general impression of Portales, and ENMU?
Portales is really not all that bad. I live in Clovis and I travel here every day. It is a small town with small town values, which can be good or bad; it depends on what you are looking for as far as entertainment. Having served in the military, I am use to small towns and I do not have a problem.
As for ENMU, it is a good place to work, people are great, and leaders are good, work environment excellent. I enjoy being a part of the Golden Library and ENMU.
|ENMU Choirs Tour Europe
(photos provided by Heather Christensen)
The combined ENMU Choir and ENMU Alumni Choir recently took a trip to Europe – including Venice and Rome.
Watch a YouTube video of the ENMU choirs performing in Florence, Italy. – [video] (courtesy of Dan Dozier)
|ENMU Talent Search Chess Training – Tucumcari
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
It was music to the ears of everyone in the Music Building when they saw that extraordinary locksmith Ray Garcia from the Physical Plant was working on the front-door lock. Ray is reputedly such a fine locksmith, blessed with the right combination of skills, that not even a musical note can escape the building. (photo by Wendel Sloan)
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These stylish Polo shirts, available in various sizes, are on sale to everyone – faculty, staff, students and community members.
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