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Most Degree Programs Being Reduced to 120 Hours
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Communication Services
"We’re hoping this will reduce the cost of college for our students." Dr. Jamie Laurenz

Eastern New Mexico University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jamie Laurenz, stated the intention of the university to move to reduce the number of hours required for graduation for the majority of degree programs from 128 to 120 hours starting with the fall 2015 undergraduate catalog.

ENMU president Dr. Steve Gamble noted that the University of New Mexico has already made this move.


Dr. Laurenz said, “There’s been a national movement in terms of the number of hours required for degrees. Many states have moved to 120 hours. Folks in New Mexico have wanted to do the same thing.

“Our faculty and administration have been discussing this since last spring. We’ve had two meetings with the Board of Regents this summer in which we provided them background information on the curriculum changes,” he said. “Every two years we revise our undergraduate catalog, and we frequently look at these types of issues.

“We feel we can move to 120 hours with a majority of our programs, because it’s not the number of hours that makes the degree. It comes back to what we intend, what outcomes we want students to achieve,” the vice president continued. “When a graduate walks across that stage and gets their degree, what does it mean? Our degrees show what they know, what they can do, appreciate and value.

“Our faculty members have been really good at looking at the final product. There are courses that students need to take to reach our defined outcomes, but we’ve been streamlining the curriculum,” he explained. “We’ve been cautious about not creating obstacles for our students,

Dr. Jamie Laurenz  


like unnecessary prerequisites and course rotations.


“The objective for this reduction in required hours is to have students finish their degrees in a timelier manner. We’re hoping this will reduce the cost of college for our students, since they can potentially take away an additional semester of tuition, living costs and travel expenses,” Dr. Laurenz said.

“We’re going to be as focused as we can in implementing this. We’re going to be upfront with students. The fall 2015 catalogs will explicitly state the number of hours,” he explained. “Students who are already enrolled can move to the newer catalog when it is released.

“I haven’t found a student who is against these changes,” observed Dr. Laurenz, who will visit with the Associated Students of ENMU this fall to get their opinions on the shorter degree plans.

“Not all programs will be able to move to 120 hours. For some programs, the need to meet accrediting standards and/or state requirements limit the number of hours that can be cut from the curriculum,” he continued. “For example majors like secondary education, where the need to meet state licensure requirements dictate a higher number of hours.

“We also have to look at institutional requirements. We can’t really touch the general educational requirements, but we are looking at courses like Health and Physical Education 142: Fundamentals of Physical Well-Being, Information Systems 151: Basic Computer Skills, the advisory requirement and the upper-division global diversity credit,” Dr. Laurenz explained. “We have to ask: “Are these courses so valuable to our student’s education that every student should be required to take them?”

“Our faculty is fully committed to the success of students; they’ll look at this objectively,” he said. “If we impact the quality of education, the faculty will be the first to let us know. My hat’s off to them.”

For more information, contact Dr. Laurenz at Jamie.Laurenz@enmu.edu or call 562.2312.

Former ENMU Student Betty Bennett:
A strong voice in Ruidoso

by Dianne Stallings
Ruidoso News

"Sometimes I would be told I couldn't take a class because it was a male course."Betty Bennett

She always was headstrong, determined not to be defined by societal standards.

Fortunately, Betty Bennett was the only child of doting parents who encouraged and appreciated her independence. She spent the morning cooking and doing house chores with her mother. In the afternoon, she changed oil and repaired cars with her father.

Betty Bennett sits on her father's car outside the family store and cabins when the business was east on U.S. 70 in the Hollywood area. The complex burned down and the family eventually built at the west entrance to Ruidoso, where their home still stands as the headquarters of a new recreational vehicle park.


Her throaty vocal cords propelled her into the world of small jazz bands and became one of the most recognized voices in Lincoln County. Bennett manned dispatch consoles in Ruidoso Downs and Ruidoso police departments, the county sheriff's office and the Alamogordo Police Department.

Her baptism at the dispatch microphone was quick and fiery when she arrived at her first post with the Alamogordo department, she said.


In 1996, Betty Bennett still operated the gift shop opened by her parents.


"My training was fun," Bennett said. "I came in that night and a man said, 'This is the telephone, this is the mike. Push your finger down to speak and let it up to hear.' And then he left."

In the 1960s, local police carried radios in their patrol cars, but didn't have mobile hand-held radios. That turned out to be a dangerous situation for Bennett while she was directing a search for a mass killer early in her dispatching career.

After learning he was terminally ill, a civilian employee at Holloman Air Force Base bought several weapons and lots of ammunition, Bennett said.

"He decided he was going to eliminate some problems," she said. "He killed his wife and mother-in-law and then went out on the street and shot a well-known drug dealer and a couple of other people who had gotten off, because they had good attorneys. I got a call that there was a man killing everybody in south Alamogordo."

She dispatched all available units, including the Border Patrol, city and county officers and the state police.

Betty Bennett with her mother and father outside of their store in the 1940s.

While she focused on the radio and the officers left their vehicles to comb a field where the shooter had been spotted, a man carrying a shotgun walked through the door behind Bennett. As she turned around to talk to him, she slipped a typewriter on top of the microphone key to broadcast her predicament to the officers.

"I keyed up the radio, but no one could hear me, because they all were out in the field," Bennett said.

Luckily for Bennett, the man was polite. He explained what happened, said he didn't want to scare her and wanted to give himself up. Bennett told him to put down the gun.

"I grabbed a booking sheet and as we talked, a dispatcher with the state police, who was listening to all of this tried to raise some of the officers," Bennett said. About the time she finished booking the man, state police officers burst through the door.

Betty Bennett in 11th grade.


Bennett stayed strong during the whole ordeal. It wasn't until later when another officer came to console her, that she shed tears of relief.

Some dispatch experiences were more humorous, such as the time she was working on an evening shift and received a call from a teary-voiced child, who said, "Help me. Help me."

Bennett traced the call to a house on Spring Road and dispatched a sergeant.
"What he found when he arrived was a distressed four-year-old being forced by his nine-year-old sister to eat his peas before he could leave the table," she said. "The sergeant quickly explained to the boy that what might seem like an emergency to him may not be to the dispatcher on duty."

A good dispatcher must be slightly schizophrenic, Bennett said.

Betty Bennett at age seven standing by her parents' gas pump, the only one from Alamogordo to Roswell.


"You have to write, type, talk, listen to the radio and the people around you all at the same time," she said.

Bennett tried other pursuits and "retired" in 1993, after 11 years of dispatching for the Ruidoso Police Department, but she kept coming back.

"Once you become a dispatcher and you're good at it, no other job will do," she said. "There's an adrenaline high. You must function and get people help in as short a time as possible."

Bennett continued as a dispatcher until after the White Fire in April 2011.

Youthful pursuits


Clayton and Helen Bennett already operated a store and tourist cabins near Ruidoso when they adopted Betty as a three-day-old child in El Paso in the 1930s.


The Bennetts rebuilt and relocated a curio shop on U.S. 70.


"They had the only gas pump between Roswell and Alamogordo, so the business grew," Bennett said. "As a small girl, I can remember the strong relationship between my parents and the Indians who would bring their goods to trade for a sack of flour. My parents were proud to be known an Indian traders."

Their location on U.S. 70 in the Hollywood area was considered country living.
"I went to the Stetson School through sixth grade and we were proud that we weren't city kids," Bennett said. A new school, formerly Ruidoso Middle School off Service Road and Reese Street and now home to the Sierra Blanca Boys and Girls Club, was built in Ruidoso by the time she reached seventh grade.

Bennett remembered her first-grade teacher, Miss Young, saying she was going to teach the class to read.

"I said I can already read, and she handed me a book and I read it," Bennett said. "I told my folks I didn't have to go to school, because I knew everything."

To keep their precocious child mentally occupied, the Bennetts drove to Roswell once a week for her piano and voice lessons, followed by a visit to the bookstore.

During Ruidoso's World War II years, parents filled in as teachers, everyone picked up bits and pieces of scrap metal and Victory Gardens grew in most backyards.

The favorite past time was going to the movies at the Pueblo Theater or to the Apache Theater, where Bennett saw her first movie, "Sleeping Beauty."
Her family's log cabin rentals burned in March 1941.

"I remember the volunteer firefighters trying to fight this huge blaze from three pickups with 55-gallon drums of water in back," she said.

Her parents rebuilt the business and stayed until 1959, when they retired and moved to Alamogordo. The retirement lasted one year before they moved back to the mountains and built what became the landmark Bennett's Indian Shop on U.S. 70 at the western entrance to Ruidoso. Clayton Bennett died on Aug. 11, 1995, and Helen Bennett died soon after.

During Bennett's teen years, her father sold cars and she had the best of two worlds, a horse to ride and her pick of cars to drive.

"I was involved in nearly everything in high school," she said. That's where she first tasted the excitement of performing in a play.

Little theater dream

Her best friend in high school, Joan Marie Poteet Griffith, shared Bennett's dream of creating a local "live" theater. But Bennett's course in life involved a few more bends, before she returned to Ruidoso and the two women realized their ambition.

"In those days, a woman had three choices," Bennett said. "She could become a teacher, a nurse or a secretary, but the ultimate goal was to marry and have children."

Bennett left for Texas Tech's nursing program, but it didn't take long for the crush of students on the campus to drive her back to the uncluttered air of Ruidoso. After staying out a semester and working at Ruidoso-Hondo Valley Hospital, now the Lincoln County Medical Center, she tried college again, this time at the smaller Portales campus of Eastern New Mexico University.

"That's where I really found drama, but I always was in trouble," she said. "I spent more time in the academic dean's office trying to convince him to let me take the courses I wanted to take. Sometimes I would be told I couldn't take a class because it was a male course.

"I told him I thought learning had to do with the brain and not other parts of the anatomy."

Despite her strong convictions, Bennett never became part of the women's liberation movement.

"I never wanted to come down to being equal," she said.

Instead of completing college, on a whim Bennett spent a year in Milwaukee where she sang in a strip club and acted as master of ceremonies.

"It never occurred to me at the time that the girls had another sideline," she said.
Eventually, she became pals with the drummer and saxophone player, and during an era when Milwaukee still operated on a philosophy of segregation, she ended up singing in a black nightclub.

When she came back to New Mexico, she was hired as a dispatcher for the Alamogordo police department and worked there for four years. She was married three years to a police officer.

Over the decade of the 1960s, she moved back and forth from El Paso, worked at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, at the Juarez Race Track and spent time in Florida with her second husband.

A hurricane chased her out of that state and she settled in Arizona, where she became a trader of Native American goods and worked for a jewelry dealer until 1974.

"On my 40th birthday, I gave myself a divorce and started life over," Bennett said.

She worked at K-Bobs Restaurant and as a dispatcher in Ruidoso Downs. One day at K-Bobs, her boss was complaining about the lack of customers on Monday night.

Bennett suggested a dinner theater and he greed.

"I put an ad in the paper for anyone interested in starting a theater and much to my surprise, a lot of people showed up," Bennett said.

She quickly slid into the role of director for a melodrama and Joan Marie took on a one-act play. The group still is performing, most recently, "The Odd Couple," and Bennett remains an enthusiastic booster.

Dawg Days Move-In
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.
BBQ and Pep Rally
Video Alert

ENMU Greyhound Sound Marching Band, 2014: http://youtu.be/KanbJEclRoM


Freshmen Singing Fight Song to President in Administration Building This Morning
(photo by Wendel Sloan)



Flashback to 1979
Clyde Powell and Don Criss on the cover of the May 1979 Q2-3 magazine. ENMU is 80 this year and KENW-TV is 40.

Upward Bound Takes Summer Trip to Boston

There's Brick in Them Thar Walls!
During asbestos abatement in the Administration Building, it was discovered there is a brick wall behind the plaster in the University Switchboard area.
(photo by Wendel Sloan)

 


Clovis/Portales Radio Audio Alert
Listen to a radio spot running on Clovis/Portales stations promoting ENMU's fall registration. – [audio]


Audio Alert Hobbs Radio
Listen to a radio spot running on Hobbs' stations promoting ENMU's online courses – [audio]

 

             Back to School Breakfast
                                                                          (photo by Wendel Sloan)

 

Photoshopped Pic of the Week


briefs


Deb Stone's paper titled “Cost Accounting Systems- A Holistic View from the Top” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing.

Dr. Jim Constantopoulos published a guest editorial in the Aug. 13 Albuquerque Journal titled "Clean-coal technology can be a climate saver.

To read a Word document of the article, contact the Monday Memo.

 


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New 2014 Fall Faculty

College of Business

 

Corey Cole
Instructor of Information Systems

Education:                            M.B.A. in Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM;
                                                B.B.A. in Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Lecturer of Information Systems, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM;
                                                Graduate Assistant, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM;
                                                Business Representative, Accountant, and Machinist, Excel Precision, Inc., Tempe, AZ

 

Michael Lacy
Assistant Professor of Management

Education:                            Ph.D. in Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN;
                                                M.B.A. in International Business, Assumption College, Worcester, MA;
                                                B.B.A. in Marketing, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Instructor of Business, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA;
                                                Instructor of Management and Marketing, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
                                                Online Instructor of Marketing, Johnson and Wales College, North Miami, FL;
                                                Instructor of Business and Management, Northwestern Ohio University, Lima, OH

                                               
Wlamir Xavier
Assistant Professor of Management

Education:                            Ph.D. in Business Administration and Tourism, University of Vale do Itajaí, Centro, SC, Brazil;
                                                M.S. in Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil;
                                                M.B.A. in International Marketing, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
                                                B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Assistant Professor of Management, A Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil;
                                                Visiting Researcher, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark;
                                                Lecturer of Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

College of Education and Technology

Dean Culpepper
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education

Education:                            Ph.D. in Kinesiology-Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX;
                                                M.Ed. in Physical Education, University of Houston, Houston, TX;
                                                B.S. in Health and Physical Education, Berry College, Rome, GA

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX;
                                                Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI;
                                                Instructor of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Ashley Ivins
Assistant Professor of Career Technical Education

Education:                            Ph.D. (in progress) in Agriculture Education, Leadership, and Communications, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX;
                                                M.A. in Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM;
                                                B.A. in Agriculture Education, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Teacher, Special Education, Capitan Municipal Schools, Capitan, NM;
                                                Teacher, Biomedical Science and Engineering Project Manager, ASK Academy, Rio Rancho, NM;
                                                Teacher, MESA Advisor/Program Director, Carrizozo Municipal Schools, Carrizozo, NM

ShinHwa Lee (Spring 2015)
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Education:                            Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi TX;
                                                M.S. in Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX;
                                                B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, South Korea

Experiences:                         Adjunct, Counseling and Special Population, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX;
                                                Teaching Assistant, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi TX;
                                                Tutor, Hansam Institute, Suwon, South Korea

Mark Viner (Hired January 2014)
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology

Education:                            Ph.D. in Educational Computing, Design and Online Learning, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
M.S. in Educational Computing, Design and Telecommunications, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
B.S. in Biology, Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, WI;
A.A. in Visual Communications, Western Wisconsin Technical College, La Crosse, WI

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Manager, Professional Development in Educational Technology, The Center/The Office of Catholic Schools, Chicago, IL;
                                                Multi-Media Developer, Media Design Associates, Boulder, CO;
                                                Director, Audio Visual Services, Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, WI

College of Fine Arts

Anna Hersey
Assistant Professor of Music

Education:                            D.M.A. in Vocal Performance, University of Miami, Coral Cables, FL;
M.A. in Musicology/Ethnomusicology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN;
M.M. in Vocal Performance, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN;
B.A. in Music, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Instructor of Music, University of Miami, Coral Cables, FL;
                                                Instructor of Music, Broward College, Davie, FL;
                                                Adjunct Instructor of Music, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL;
                                                Instructor of Music, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Colt Owens
Instructor of Communication

Education:                            B.S. in Anthropology, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM;
                                                M.A. in Communication, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Most Recent Professional Experiences:

                                                Lecturer of Communication, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM;   Graduate Assistant in                                                 Communication, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM;Master Control Operator, KENW TV,                                                 Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

  Travis Sherwood
  Assistant Professor of Music

Education:                            D.M.A. in Music, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA;
                                                M.M. in Vocal Arts and Opera, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA;
                                                B.M. in Voice Performance, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Instructor of Music/Chair of Classical Voice, Mahidol University, College of Music, Bangkok, Thailand;
                                                Adjunct Professor of Music, Fullerton Junior College, Fullerton, CA;
                                                Instructor/Head Vocal Arts Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, Los                                                 Angeles, CA

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Gary Bond
Associate Professor of Psychology

Education:                            Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM;
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM;
                                                B.A. in Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Associate Professor of Psychology, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC;
                                                Assistant Professor of Psychology, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC;
                                                Instructor of Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM;
                                                Research Assistant, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

Stéphanie Borios
Assistant Professor of Anthropology-Cultural

Education:                            Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL;
                                                M.S. in Ethnobotany, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, UK;
                                                M.S. in Biology, University of Montpellier 2, Montpellier, FR

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Graduate Teaching Assistant in Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL;
                                                Environmental Education and Communicator, Instituto del Bien Común,Oxapampa, PE;
                                                Consultant, Capra International Inc., Cumberland, Ontario, CA

 

Steven Brust
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Education:                            Ph.D. in Political Theory, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC;
                                                M.A. in Political Theory, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC;
                                                M.A. in Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH;
                                                B.S. in Business Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
                                               
Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA;
                                                Visiting Lecturer of Government, Georgetown University, Washington, DC;
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

 

Lucy Carrillo
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Education:                            M.S. in Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, United States Air Force;
                                                J.D. McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA;
                                                B.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
                                               
Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH;
Appellate Defense Counsel, United States Air Force Reserves, JAG Corps, Andrews Joint AB, MD;
Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Undisclosed Location, Southwest Asia;
Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Unit, New Hampshire Attorney General Office, Concord, NH

Theresa Worthington
Assistant Professor of Communicative Disorders

Education:                            Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX;
M.S. in Speech Language Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX;
B.B.A. in Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Most Recent Professional
Experiences:                         Speech Language Pathologist/Temporary Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX;
                                                Speech Language Pathologist/Adjunct Instructor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX;
                                                Speech Language Pathologist/Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

 Starbucks Open – Starbucks is now open in the Campus Union Building lobby.

Wriitng Center Hours

The ENMU Writing Center, in Golden Library room 228, will open Tuesday, Aug. 19. The Writing Center will be closed weekends and school holidays.

Fall 2014 Hours:

Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 6-9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Weekly Tech Tips

If you are new to ENMU don’t forget to activate your account. If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to contact us at 562.help(4357) or helpdesk@enmu.edu

ENMU is now Offering Microsoft office to all Students, Faculty, and staff for more information on how to get your copy please contact Josh McCarty at Joshua.mccarty@enmu.edu.

Phishing emails are those in which an illegitimate source attempts to obtain personal information, such as usernames or passwords, by misrepresenting themselves. One of the most common attacks affecting ENMU staff and faculty are emails claiming to be from an ENMU System Administrator or Helpdesk warning that your email inbox has exceeded its limits and must be re-validated.  In order to protect yourself from such an intrusion please remember the following:

Beware of Phishing Emails

1)      ENMU Information Technology Services will never ask for your username or password by email nor will ITS call you for this information.  However, if you call ITS for help, IT staff may ask for your password to test your account.  You may choose not to provide the information.

2)      The email that ITS sends out if your staff or faculty email account is approaching its limits does not have any attachments or links to web pages, it merely  ask you to reduce your mailbox size and empty your deleted folder.

3)      If you are unsure if an email is legitimate or not, you can call the Helpdesk or forward the email to the Helpdesk and we will let you know.
Other common attacks claim to be from Amazon.com, PayPal, Facebook, a bank asking for personal information, or even a request to update your email profile.  If you are unsure of the email's validity; rather that providing account information by email or clicking on a web site link embedded in the email (which may lead to a fake site set up to look like the real site):

1)      If you are unsure of the validity of the email, do not click on email web site link.

2)      Open a web browser and log into the site directly (rather than clicking on an email link) to see if any action needs to be taken.
Please contact the Helpdesk if you have any questions.

Thanks,
ITS Helpdesk

Alumni Affairs Looking for Fair Volunteers

Roosevelt—August 19 & 20, Tuesday & Wednesday 5-10pm
                         August 21, Thursday 6-10pm
                         August 22, Friday 3-10pm
                        August 23, Saturday 12-10pm

We appreciate any time that you can volunteer.

Ariana Ramos
Alumni Affairs
Student Assistant
575.562.2125
ENMU.AlumniAffairsWorkStudy@enmu.edu

ENMU Women Welcome Back Breakfat at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 23

ENMU Women is a university and community  organization open to all women faculty, staff and graduate students. It supports ENMU and raises funds for scholarships. Please join new and returning members for our annual breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.

A continental breakfast will be served, followed by brief updates on last year’s activities and plans for 2014-2015. 

Annual dues are $10 (new members) $20 (continuing members).   No obligation to join—just come and meet some people you will like. 

We meet in President Gamble’s backyard, 1600 W. Cherry Street in Portales.  Enter by the side gate on North Ave O. (Look for the balloons!) Hope to see you there.  

For more information, contact Patrice Caldwell (562.2315) or Betsy Chavez (562.4490)  

Portal Training Offered for Faculty/Staff

ENMU Portal Communities training will be offered on campus for faculty/staff. For more information about getting help or setting up your portal community please contact me at

Joshua.mccarty@enmu.edu
ENMU now has an online library filled with tutorials and guides to ENMU’s systems, networks, and software located online.
http://www.enmu.edu/technicaltrainer

If you would like to see specific training materials produced please tell us at helpdesk@enmu.edu

Purchasing Card Dates

Cardholders,
Here are the 2014-2015 deadlines for the Purchasing Card Statement:

Cycle Ending Date-Midnight                         Statement Due Date                                      Posting Deadline

Monday, August 25, 2014                             Noon, Thursday, August 28, 2014                              09/04/14

Thursday, September 25, 2014                    Noon, Tuesday, September 30, 2014                        10/07/14

Friday, October 24, 2014                              Noon, Wednesday, October 29, 2014                      11/06/14

Tuesday, November 25, 2014                      Noon, Monday December 1, 2014                            12/08/14

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Noon, Monday, January 5, 2015                                01/09/15

Friday, January 23, 2015                Noon, Wednesday, January 28, 2015                       02/04/15

Wednesday, February 25, 2015                   Noon, Monday, March 2, 2015                                  03/09/15

Wednesday, March 25, 2015                       Noon, Monday, March 30, 2015                 04/06/15

Friday, April, 24, 2015                                    Noon, Wednesday, April 29, 2015                             05/06/15

Friday, May 22, 2015                                     Noon, Thursday, May 28, 2015                                  06/04/15

Thursday, June 25, 2015                5:00pm, Monday, June 29, 2015                 07/06/15


On-Campus Job Fair for part–time student employees (work study or student hire)

ENMU Counseling and Career Services will host an on-campus job fair on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m-1 p.m in the CUB Sandia Room

Faculty & Staff seeking a part time student employee (either work-study or student hire) are encouraged to join the fair for the opportunity to interview students. 

Faculty and staff should RSVP to Nikie.Bonner@enmu.edu or call the Counseling and Career Services office at 562.2211 to reserve a table for your department.

We also encourage departments to notify Counseling and Career Services any time you have a position available so that we may effectively serve our student population.  We will post all available student positions on the online job board and refer students directly to you.  Send your job description or questions to Career.Services@enmu.edu

Students do not need to register to attend.

Hound Waves Accepting Applications for DJs and Staff Positions Until August 29

Hound Waves, the non-commercial, free format, student-run radio station at ENMU, is now accepting applications for DJs and Staff positions for the Fall 2014 semester. Staff positions are open to all current ENMU students, and students, faculty, alumni, and staff are all welcome to be a DJ. No previous radio experience is required -- we'll train you!

To access the application, visit www.houndwaves.org. The deadline to receive priority consideration is August 29. Our Fall program schedule begins on September 8.

For more information please contact the faculty advisor Dr. Roger Davis Gatchet at 562.2841 or Roger.Gatchet@enmu.edu.

Date Change for Illusionist

The date for the Illusionist Reza has changed to August 22. His performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. We would like for you to encourage all of your students to attend the event and possibly even putting an incentive program in place for attendance to the event.

If you have any questions regarding the event itself or our request please do not hesitate to contact my coordinator Diane Resendez and I via email at edwin.lee@enmu.edu or diane.resendez@enmu.edu or via phone at 562.2108.

New Personnel Action Notice Forms

There is a new look to the PAN (Personnel Action Notice) form. You will find the new form inside the ENMU Portal.

The revised PAN is to be used for Graduate Assistant jobs, index changes, additional assignments, job title changes, salary increases and any other personnel change that you used the PAN for in the past.

Since new and internal hires are completed thru Neo-Gov, the revised PAN is not necessary. You should find this new form to be much easier to read and fill out. There will be a training on the new form during the next Frontline staff meeting.

If you have questions or concerns about this form, contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

New Faculty/Staff and Student Parking Decals are Available

The current ENMU Faculty/Staff & Student parking decals from last school year expired on June 1.  The new ENMU Faculty/Staff and Student parking decals have arrived and are available for distribution. 

The new Faculty/Staff & Student parking decals are scheduled to expire on June 1, 2015. 

If you will be attending ENMU in the fall and want to get a step ahead of the game, you can register your vehicle immediately. 

Parking enforcement at the University for violations associated with failure to register or improper display of registration will begin on Sept. 22.  This will give students a reprieve through the summer and a one-month grace period to get their vehicles registered after the first day of classes for the fall 2014 semester. 

We also want to remind the campus community to notify the University Police Department, in advance, if you are expecting visitors to campus so they may brief staff on such activity.  In the event a visitor is issued a citation for  "Failure to Register" they can fill out the brief visitor form on the back side of their citation and mail it in or drop it by the University Police Department. 

These citations are automatically voided for visitors and this applies only for "Failure to Register" violations.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact the University Police Department at 562.2392.

Retirement Contribution Rates and Premiums for Medical Insurance
Please click (some users may need to Ctrl + Click) on the following links to see the rate changes to the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board retirement plans and New Mexico Public School Insurance Authority medical plans. If you are unable to open the links, ITS suggests that you use a different browser. If you still can’t open the link, contact the office of Human Resources, and we will send you a copy of the rate changes. Please remember that the NMERB retirement changes went into effect on this Friday’s payroll and the NMPSIA changes will go into effect the first payroll in September.

NMERB
http://www.nmerb.org/pdf/contribrates.pdf   
NMPSIA
https://nmpsia.com/PDFs/10-2014%20Rates.pdf             

Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop – Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursdays during the summer. It will be closed Friday-Sunday and holidays.

Offering fresh bakery and limited  soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch.

Employees Can Download Microsoft Office

ENMU is proud to announce Microsoft Office is being offered for free to faculty, and staff while they are employees of ENMU. All faculty and staff members will now be able to install Microsoft Office on five devices for free. For detailed instructions on how to obtain your copy click here
http://itsnv404.enmu.edu/Members/McCarty-2C-20Joshua/office-365/
or follow the following instructions to install on a PC or Mac.

1.            Open your Internet browser and go to https://login.microsoftonline.com‎
2.            In the first box enter your ENMU e-mail address and press the tab key. This will redirect you to an ENMU specific page the campus uses to log on.
3.            If you’re a faculty or staff member type ad\ then your ENMU user name and password to log on
               *since I’m faculty/staff my logon is mccartyj and I would type ad\mccartyj
4.            Once you have logged in click on the cog in the upper right hand corner
5.            Select office 365 settings from the drop down menu
6.            Click on the word software on the left side of the page
7.            Choose your language and click install
8.            After you install office 365 some versions require you to log on by typing your user name followed by @ad.enet.enmu.edu and your ENMU password.
               *Since my ENMU user name is mccartyj I would enter mccartyj@ad.enet.enmu.edu

* If you would like to use an older version of Office you can select office 2010 from the bottom of the page.
You will be able to install Office 365 on up to five personal devices. It will remain operational as long as you are a faculty, or staff member at ENMU.

For additional instructions or assistance on office 365 please submit a request to 562.4357(help) or helpdesk@enmu.edu.

To download Office 365 for the Ipad

  1.   Go to the app store on your Ipad and search for Microsoft Corporation
  2.  In your search results you should see Microsoft Word for Ipad, Excel for Ipad, Microsoft OneNote for Ipad, OneDrive, Microsoft PowerPoint for Ipad.
  3.  You can now download what parts of office you feel are most relevant to you and they will automatically install
  4.  After the download is finished office 365 will require you to log on by typing your user name followed by @ad.enet.enmu.edu and by entering your ENMU password.
*Since my ENMU user name is mccartyj I would enter mccartyj@ad.enet.enmu.edu.

ITS Helpdesk
4357

Class Schedules Online

Rather than wait for a printed class schedule from Eastern New Mexico University, students and the public can find the updated schedule online at www.enmu.edu/classes

The 2014 fall semester schedules is currently online.

The online link also includes class details such as course fees, prerequisites and co-requisites, etc.

For more information, contact 562.2314 or email belinda.wall@enmu.edu.

New Technical Training Page – Check out the new new technical training page. This is a resource offered by ENMU to better educate ENMU faculty, staff, and students on how to better use the systems and programs utilized by ENMU. You can check this page to learn more about when technical training classes will be offered on campus. If you can't make it to any of the class's, videos and documents will be posted on this page covering the same subject and material. To keep up with all the classes offered, you can check here or read the Monday Memo to find out what classes are currently being offered on a weekly basis.

My name is Joshua McCarty and I'm the technical trainer at ENMU.  I can be reached at Joshua.mccarty@enmu.edu or 562.2906.  If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns about the training offered or what training should be offered, you can submit a request for training to helpdesk@enmu.edu.

The link to the training page is at: http://itsnv404.enmu.edu/Members/McCarty-2C-20Joshua/technical-trainer-page/.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

ITS Helpdesk
X4357

Insurance Marketplace Available on Campus – Need help navigating the Insurance Marketplace?  La Casa Family Health Center will staff a help desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Campus Union Building. 

This assistance is by appointment only and you need to make sure that you provide yourself with enough time to complete the application process (one to two hours) and that you have the documents needed.  To make an appointment, please go by the ENMU Student Health Center and fill out a contact card and pick up a letter that outlines the documents needed to complete the process. 

You can also call Sonia at 359.3826 or Iris at 359.3857 and make an appointment.

Homecoming Date for 2014 Set – The date for the 2014 Homecoming football game is Saturday, Sept. 27. The opponent is Texas A&M University Commerce.

Physical Plant Emphasizes Rules About Rental Vehicles – Just a reminder that when employees pick up their rental cars for travel, they will need to bring their driver's license and their defensive driving card. They WILL NOT be allowed to pick up the keys and packet to the car until these items can be produced to Physical Plant staff. These need to be shown every time a vehicle is picked up. If you have lost your certificate please contact Sara Fares, 562.2796, for information on how to attain a new certificate. This is a state law.

Also as a reminder, when returning the rental vehicle, please double check for all items and clean out your vehicle.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Physical Plant at 2511.

Approved Holidays for 2014-2015

Labor Day                                          Monday, September 1, 2014

Thanksgiving                                     Thursday & Friday, November 27-28, 2014

Winter Break                                    Close at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
                                                            Reopen at normal time, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Presidents’ Day                                Monday, February 16, 2015

Memorial Day                                  Monday, May 25, 2015

Independence Day                          Friday, July 3, 2015

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ENMU Wind Symphony Performs


Mark Dal Porto's "Fantasy on Scarborough Fair" was performed by the Eastern New Mexico University Wind Symphony under the direction of ENMU's new assistant director of bands Dr. Benjamin Fairfield. A YouTube video of it can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WkUjbqscWk

Me, Myself & I
National Juried Self-Portrait Show
June 1-Aug. 29
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library
Open Mon.-Thurs, 7:30-Midnight, Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sun. 12-10 p.m.
For more information contact:
Bryan Hahn 575.562.2778

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International Early Arrival Program  Fall 2014

Monday, August 18th: Dawg Days End

-         ALC Testing (For ALC students only. Times and location will be announced)

-         MANDATORY International Advisor’s Orientation 2pm* (meet at CUB ZIA Room)
* The ZIA Room is located upstairs the CUB in the second floor in the opposite way to the restrooms.

Tuesday, August 19th: Classes Start

-         Post Office 10am and 4pm (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)
Wednesday, August 20th

-         Trip to Wal-Mart 6pm-9pm* (meet at CUB Front door)
* Last trip to Wal-Mart with transportation provided by International Affairs.
Thursday, August 21st

-         Bookstore 5pm (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)

Friday, August 22nd

-         1st International Social 2pm (meet at CUB Sandia Room)

Wednesday, August 27th

-         President’s Picnic Pick Up*  (meet at CUB front door)

-         President’s Picnic Starts 6pm

* In case of rain, President’s Picnic will take place at CUB Ballroom located upstairs in the second floor.

Upcoming Events!!
Thursday, September 4th: Multicultural Affairs Ice-cream Social 6pm (CUB Sandia Room) September 15th – Oct. 15th: Hispanic Heritage Month (attend events during the entire month)

* Some changes (time, date, location) may occur with short notice. Always check with Maria Garcia at enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu or call 575.562.4915

* For all ALC students the ALC written test and oral examinations times will be updated as soon as possible. Always check with Dr. Carol Erwin at Carol.Erwin@enmu.edu.

Upcoming Events

Title: Multicultural Affairs Car Wash
Date: August 23r
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Valero Gas Station (Next to Wels Fargo)
Description:
Get your car nice and clean and at the same time support Multicultural Affairs at our Car Wash! All proceeds will go towards our events and scholarships that raise cultural awareness to our ENMU community!


Event: Multicultural Affairs Ice-Cream Social
Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs Department
Contact: Hispanic Affairs: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu  or 575.562.2451
Date: Sept. 4
Time:6 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Meet and greet the members of the Multicultural department and build your own Sundae! Learn about what our offices do, events planned for the semester, job opportunities, scholarships, music, and lots of prizes.

Hispanic Heritage Month-Detailed Schedule

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) is the period when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and celebrate Hispanic culture to create awareness. Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 31-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Title: Kick-off
Date: Sept. 15
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lobby (Campus Union Building)
Description: Celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting our table full of information on upcoming events. There will be food, music, dancing, prizes and a special guest Steven Michael Quezada, also known as Gómez from hit TV series “Breaking Bad.”

Title: Comedian, Steven Michael Quezada
Date: Sept. 15
Time: 7p.m.
Location: ENMU Theater
Description: Quezada attended ENMU, actor from “Breaking Bad,” also a comedian, humanitarian, and voted Best Local Actor in 2012 by Albuquerque The Magazine! Quezada is one of the most noted comedians out of the southwest, touring comedy clubs across the United States since 1987. He is a five-time recipient of the New Mexico Hispanic Entertainers Association Comedian of the Year Award, and he has been appeared on HBO, Showtime, Arsenio Hall Show, and the Latino comedy featuring Que Locos.

Title: Independence Day Buffet
Date: Sept. 16
Time: 11a.m.-1p.m.
Location: Cafeteria
Description: Enjoy the delicious menu that Sodexo has prepared featuring a variety of Hispanic food to commemorate the Independence of several Spanish- speaking countries.

Title: Mexican Identity
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: ENMU International Affairs Director, Maria García, will give an in-depth discussion about both the past and present aspects of Mexico such as regions, history, and stereotypes, and the characteristics by which an ethnic background is recognizable.

Title: Argentina’s History through Tango
Date: Sept. 22
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Dr. Celia López-Chávez, Associate Professor of the Honors College at UNM and original from Argentina, will present about the main historical events and geographical characteristics that have shaped the past and present of Argentina, and a special analysis will be done about its music, El Tango. Learn a few steps of this Ballroom dance. 


Name: ENMU Hispanic Rey y Reina Competition

Date: Sept. 23
Time: 11a.m. (Voting Starts from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)
Crowning: 1pm
Location: Lobby (Campus Union Building)

Description: Contestants will compete for the title of ENMU Hispanic Rey y Reina by votes of faculty, staff, and students. Contestants will be voted by their poster board and photo collage depicting their Hispanic heritage.  Applications can be picked up and submitted no later than Sept. 17.th at 4pm in the Hispanic Affairs office. Each winner will receive a $100 scholarship, sash, title and crown donated by Woody’s Jewelry for the queen! 

Title: History of the Piñata
Date: Sept. 29
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Pecos
Description: This presentation will explain the origin and significance of the Piñata! Following the presentation the audience will get a chance to bring the presentation to life by breaking a Piñata in Dallan Sanders Patio!

Title: Máscaras, Trenzas, y Greñas
Date: Oct.1
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Prof.  Margaret Montoya, Senior Adviser to Executive Vice President for UNM Health Sciences Center, Juris Doctor in 1978 from Harvard Law School, and member of the Massachusetts, New Mexico and New York Bars, will explore the ethnic and racial differences that characterize New Mexico. Montoya explores stories in poetry and prose about assimilation and cultural differences in families and at work. The talk is an optimistic call for greater cultural pluralism.


Title: The History of Soccer
Date: Oct. 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Head Soccer Coach Harold Muñoz, will be accompanied by the ENMU soccer team to give a presentation explaining the importance and significance of the famous sport of Soccer.

Title: Don Quijote de la Mancha
Date: Oct.7
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Gloria Jurado, instructor of Spanish, and Dr. José Contreras, Associate professor in Spanish, will give a presentation about one of the most influential books “Don Quijote de la Mancha” in Spanish literature. The story of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote.

Title: Hot, Sweet, and Spicy Churro Eating Contest
Date: Oct.8
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Cafeteria
Description: Contestants will have to try and survive this tasty yet sizzling contest! Each contestant must eat as many churros as possible in 2 minutes. The twist is that each churro will be covered in cinnamon, sugar, and extremely spicy hot sauce! The winner will receive a cash prize and a certificate of their spicy accomplishment!

Title: Remember Who You Are: Celebrate Your Herencia
Date: Oct. 9
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia
Description: Alumna, Nancy Varelas MD, will give a presentation about the importance of embracing ones culture and celebrating their roots.

Title: From Controversy to Cultural Pride: Our Complex Relationship with “Día de la Hispanidad
Date: Oct.13
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Pecos
Description: Dean Mary Ayala, will explore the complex and nuanced relationship dealing with the names people identify with this day and celebratingel Día de la Hispanidad day as part of cultural heritage.

Title: Ballet Folklórico Finale
Date: Oct. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Buchanan Hall
Description: This experienced Ballet Folklórico group, under the direction of Frank Herrera, will showcase traditional Folklore music and dances from various regions in Mexico. The upbeat and cultural music is brought to life by the dancers and their stunning traditional dresses in this spectacular dance performance!

Title: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): Meanings and Symbolism in the Altars by David Morales
Date: Oct 30
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Sandia room
Description: El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Hispanic celebration to commemorate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. David Morales will be giving a presentation explaining more on the meanings and symbolism the altars which are created for “el Día de los Muertos” and why it is important in the Hispanic culture. Everyone can get the chance to try traditional Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead), drink hot chocolate, and a chance to win door prizes!

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Fall Sports Schedules

Football

9/6/2014

at New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, N.M.

6 PM

9/13/2014

vs Adams State University

Blackwater Draw

7 PM

9/20/2014

vs Midwestern State University

Arlington, Texas

7 PM

9/27/2014

vs Texas A&M University - Commerce

Blackwater Draw

3 PM

10/4/2014

at Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, Texas

6 PM

10/11/2014

at McMurry University

Abilene, Texas

1 PM

10/18/2014

vs Tarleton State University

Blackwater Draw

6 PM

10/25/2014

at Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

6 PM

11/1/2014

vs West Texas A&M University

Blackwater Draw

6 PM

11/8/2014

(LSC Post-Season Tournament)

TBA

TBA

11/15/2014

(LSC Post-Season Tournament)

TBA

TBA

Volleyball

9/5/2014

vs University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Canyon, Texas

8:30 AM

9/5/2014

vs Colorado Mesa University

Canyon, Texas

1:30 PM

9/6/2014

vs Adams State University

Canyon, Texas

1:30 PM

9/6/2014

vs New Mexico Highlands University

Canyon, Texas

6:30 PM

9/12/2014

vs Texas A&M International University

Kingsville, Texas

7:00 AM

9/12/2014

at Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, Texas

5:00 PM

9/13/2014

vs Fort Lewis College

Kingsville, Texas

12 PM

9/13/2014

vs Adelphi University

Kingsville, Texas

7:30 PM

9/16/2014

at West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

6 PM

9/23/2014

vs Midwestern State University

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

9/26/2014

vs Angelo State University

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

9/27/2014

vs Tarleton State University

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

9/30/2014

vs University of the Southwest

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

10/3/2014

at Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas

7 PM

10/4/2014

at Texas A&M University - Commerce

Commerce, Texas

1 PM

10/7/2014

vs New Mexico Highlands University

Portales, N.M.

6 PM

10/10/2014

at Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Texas

6 PM

10/11/2014

at Cameron University

Lawton, Okla.

1 PM

10/14/2014

vs West Texas A&M University

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

10/15/2014

vs Texas – Permian Basin

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

10/17/2014

vs Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

10/21/2014

vs Cameron University

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

10/25/2014

vs Dallas Baptist University

Odessa, Texas

1 PM

10/25/2014

at Texas – Permian Basin

Odessa, Texas

3 PM

10/27/2014

at University of the Southwest

Hobbs, N.M.

7 PM

10/31/2014

at Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

7 PM

11/1/2014

at Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

6 PM

11/4/2014

at New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, N.M.

6 PM

11/7/2014

vs Texas A&M University - Commerce

Portales, N.M.

7 PM

11/8/2014

vs Texas Woman's University

Portales, N.M.

1 PM

11/13-15/2014

vs TBA

TBA

TBA

11/20-22/2014

vs TBA

TBA

Men’s Soccer

9/4/2014

at Adams State University

Alamosa, Colo.

5 p.m.

9/7/2014

vs University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Portales, N.M.

11 a.m.

9/9/2014

vs Wayland Baptist University (Texas)

Portales, N.M.

4 p.m.

9/12/2014

at Texas A&M International University

Laredo, Texas

5 p.m.

9/14/2014

vs St. Mary's University (TX)

Laredo, Texas

10 a.m.

9/18/2014

vs Texas – Permian Basin

Portales, N.M.

4:30 p.m.

9/22/2014

vs St. Edward's University

Portales, N.M.

1 p.m.

9/25/2014

vs Newman University

Portales, N.M.

4 p.m.

9/27/2014

vs Oklahoma Christian University

Portales, N.M.

1 p.m.

9/30/2014

at University of the Southwest

Hobbs, N.M.

3 p.m.

10/2/2014

at Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

Lubbock, Texas

3 p.m.

10/8/2014

at West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

6 p.m.

10/11/2014

at Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas

12 p.m.

10/19/2014

vs West Texas A&M University

Portales, N.M.

3 p.m.

10/27/2014

at Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Texas

4 p.m.

11/1/2014

vs Midwestern State University

Portales, N.M.

1 p.m.

11/9/2014

vs Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

Portales, N.M.

2 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

8/30/14

vs University of the Southwest (Exhibition)

Portales, N.M.

TBA

9/4/2014

vs Western State Colorado University

Denver, Colo.

2 PM

9/7/2014

at Regis University

Denver, Colo.

1 PM

9/10/2014

vs Adams State University

Portales, N.M.

2:30 PM

9/14/2014

at New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, N.M.

1 PM

9/16/2014

vs Southern Nazarene University

Portales, N.M.

2 PM

9/18/2014

vs Texas – Permian Basin

Portales, N.M.

2 PM

9/20/2014

vs Texas A&M International University

Portales, N.M.

12 PM

9/26/2014

at Texas A&M University - Commerce

Commerce, Texas

7 PM

9/28/2014

at Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas

1 PM

10/3/2014

at West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

7 PM

10/10/2014

vs Midwestern State University

Portales, N.M.

3 PM

10/12/2014

vs Angelo State University

Portales, N.M.

1 PM


High Goals for 2014 Greyhound Soccer
8/7/2014 | Men's Soccer
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tweet #GoEastern

PORTALES, N.M. - Interim head coach Tyler Hart has high expectation for the Eastern New Mexico men's soccer team on the pitch this season. Coming off their third straight winning season, Hart wants the squad to not only extend it to four consecutive years but also win at least 12 games, which would set a school record, and qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

To achieve those goals, the Greyhounds will have to navigate a 17-game schedule with 10 of the contests occurring in September. The good news is that six of September's games will be at home while October sees ENMU hitting the road for four of five games. Eastern will close out the regular season with three of their last four games in Portales against Lubbock Christian, Midwestern State and West Texas A&M.

On the field, the style of play of the Greyhounds will not change very much from previous seasons under former head coach Harold Muñoz. Hart played his final two seasons at ENMU under Muñoz and also served as a student assistant in 2010 and graduate assistant last year. The Greyhounds though will have to replace their top three scorers and leading assister from the 2013 squad.

Eastern will be looking for sophomore forward Ryan McManus (St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland/Abertay University), who is the squad's top returning scorer with four goals last year, to pace the team offensively. He also paced the team with a 66.7 percent (10-for-15) shot-on goal percentage.

In the midfield, senior Jehmaine Brooks (Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Notre Dame Secondary School) is back after redshirting last year. Junior Carlos Viveros (Houston, Texas/Morton Ranch HS) and sophomore Jose Hernandez (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque HS) have the edge on the wings as they both were credited with three assists while Hernandez found the back of the net three times. Also providing depth in the midfield will be senior Abayneh Crosby (Houston, Texas/Atascocita HS).

The defensive line will be anchored by sophomore Ryan Sinclair (Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, Scotland/Cumbernauld College) who started all 18 games and played a team-high 1,531 minutes in 2013. Senior Eanna O'Gorman (Tipperary, Ireland/Dodge City CC) appeared in 14 games, starting seven, last season while redshirt freshman Edgar Davila (Santa Fe, N.M./Santa Fe Waldorf HS) is going to be looked to help out as well.

For the seventh straight season, the Greyhounds see a new goalkeeper starting between the posts as redshirt freshman James Gutierrez (Albuquerque, N.M./La Cueva HS) will be putting on the gloves this season.

Eastern open their season on September 4 at Adams State with kickoff set for 5 p.m. Three days later the Greyhounds play their first home match on ENMU Soccer Field against the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at 11 a.m.

For the latest information on Greyhound soccer, follow @ENMUSports on Twitter and visit the official site of Eastern New Mexico athletics at GoEasternAthletics.com.

Segelke and Medlin Chosen as Greatest Greyhound and Greatest Zia for 2013-14
8/7/2014 | General
Thursday, August 07, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. - Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that Logan Medlin (Sr., Tatum, N.M./Tatum HS) and Hayden Segelke (Jr., Snyder, Colo.) have been selected as the recipients of the Greatest Greyhound and Greatest Zia awards for the 2013-14 season. Both were standout performers and national champions for the ENMU rodeo team, last year.

"As a coach I feel blessed to have been able to recruit rodeo athletes like Logan Medlin and Hayden Segelke," said ENMU Rodeo Coach Albert Flinn. "They have the athletic ability to win national championships. Logan has been the national champion team roping heeler back-to-back, in 2013 and 2014. Hayden has won three national championships. In 2012 and 2013 she was the women's national champion all-around. This year she is the national goat tying champion. It is an honor to have both the Greatest Greyhound and Greatest Zia in the same year."

"I believe our coaches and staff did a great job in their selections," said Geiser. "How can you debate two time national champion Logan Medlin and national champion Hayden Segelke? They are definitely deserving. Having rodeo sweep the most prestigious awards in our athletic department makes a strong statement demonstrating the hard work, dedication and leadership of our head coach, Albert Flinn. Congratulations to him as well."

At the conclusion of athletic seasons, coaches nominate athletes from their own squad for the Greatest Greyhound and Greatest Zia awards. Coaches and athletic staff members then vote for the athletes they feel are most worthy of the prestigious awards, although a coach is not allowed to vote for their own athlete.

Segelke led the women's rodeo team its best finish in decades. ENMU won eight of their 10 rodeos and never finished lower than third. She turned in a championship effort in the goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo, edging the event's all-around champion in the process. Segelke's performance helped Eastern claim its first regional crown since the 1992 season. Including the national finals and Eastern's College "Daze" Rodeo, she won the goat-tying event at three rodeos.

Medlin concluded his career at ENMU with his second consecutive national championship in team roping. Their average of 26 seconds on four steers, was the only sub-30 second time in the competition. Medlin also claimed the team roping title at the Ranger College Rodeo.


Zia Volleyball Ready for 2014 Season
8/8/2014 | Women's Volleyball
August 8, 2014

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PORTALES, N.M. - The Eastern New Mexico volleyball team heads into the 2014 season looking to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament for the second straight year under the director of head coach Sia Poyer.

Nine players return for the Zias who have seen significant action on the court including senior outside hitter Lindsey Barron (Mandeville, La./Central Arkansas), who missed last season because of an injury. In 2012, Barron led Eastern with 324 kills and 3.56 kills per set.

Also back are at outside hitter are sophomores Lauren Frye (Amissville, Va./Highland School) and Courtney Lawson (Rio Rancho, N.M./V. Sue Cleveland HS). Frye was named the LSC Freshman of the Year as she posted 328 kills, 3.25 k/s and a .165 attack percentage. An all-conference honorable mention selection, Lawson played all six positions and was second on the squad with 282 kills, 2.79 k/s and 315 digs.

Senior middle blockers Agatha Gibbons (Suva, Fiji/New Mexico Military Institute) and Bree Anna Lucero (Fort Sumner, N.M./Fort Sumner HS) had 97 and 94 total blocks, respectively, last year.

The Zias will be using two setters this season in seniors Kennedi Catano (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa HS) and Karra Day (Escondido, Calif./New Mexico Military Institute). Catano, entering her fourth year with the program, had a team-best 7.09 assists per set and is fifth on the school's all-time career assists list with 1,981. Pacing the team with 494 assists was Day as she played in 75 sets spanning 22 matches.

Eastern does have to find a new libero this season following the graduation of Hayley Couch. Getting the first crack at the position is sophomore Lindsay Bost (Rio Rancho, N.M./V. Sue Cleveland HS) who had 218 digs in 2012.

The season begins on September 5 at the Lady Buff Classic hosted by West Texas A&M. The Zias will face four Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents in Adams State, Colorado Mea, New Mexico Highlands and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

A trip to Kingsville, Texas for another four-match tournament will also see ENMU play their first conference contest against Texas A&M-Kingsville on the 12th. The other three matches will see the Zias take on Adelphi University out of Garden City, New York, Fort Lewis and Texas A&M-International.

For the second time in less than two weeks, Eastern will make a trip up to Canyon, Texas where they will take on the defending LSC regular season and tournament champion Lady Buffs on the 16th.

The first home contest takes place on the 23rd against Midwestern State that will also start a four-match homestand to conclude the month of September. Opponents for the rest of the month are Angelo State (26th), Tarleton State (27th) and the University of the Southwest (30th).

Over the first two weekends of October, the Zias will be on the road versus Cameron, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas Woman's and the Mustangs. The weekend award contests will be broken up with a non-conference home tilt against the in-state rival NMHU.

For a week from the 14th thru the 21st, ENMU will host another four-match homestand with three being LSC contests against CU, TAMUK and WT. The non-conference contest during the week will be against Texas-Permian Basin on the 15th.

Six straight matches away from Greyhound Arena begins on the 25th with a doubleheader in Odessa, Texas versus Dallas Baptist and UTPB. A trip to Hobbs and Las Vegas, New Mexico bookend games at ASU and TSU.

The regular season concludes with home matches against A&M-C on November 7th and the next day versus TWU.

The LSC Tournament takes place the 13th thru the 15th at the regular season champion.

For the latest information on Zia volleyball, follow @ENMUSports on Twitter and visit the official website of ENMU athletics at GoEasternAthletics.com.

Jones-Kcholi Named ENMU Track & Field Coach
8/12/2014 | Track and Field
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. - Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that Danielle Jones-Kcholi is the new track & field coach for the Greyhounds and Zias. She will take over for Melinda Bendik, who has resigned for personal reasons.

"I couldn't be more excited and humbled by the opportunity, and I am ready to hit the ground running," said Jones-Kcholi.

"The number one criteria that Danielle brings to ENMU: She is Eastern!" said Geiser. "The element that our cross country/track & field programs need is continuity in the coaching staff. Danielle is going to give us that."

Jones-Kcholi is no stranger to the current athletes or the program, as she is ENMU's cross country coach and competed for both teams from 2007-11. Under her guidance, the Zia cross country team registered its best finish in program history, placing eighth at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Championships. The squad also turned in a fifth-place performance at the LSC Championships. She was a top student-athlete at ENMU, during her time on the cross country and track & field teams from 2007-2011. As a junior, she finished sixth in the 10,000-meter run at the Lone Star Conference championships. Jones-Kcholi also made the Athletic Director's and LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, numerous times during her four years as a Zia. Jones-Kcholi competed in both cross country and track & field at nearby Cibola High School, in Albuquerque, N.M.

She will be assisted by former Greyhound track & field standout, Colton Coleman. He competed for Eastern in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.



Rodney Blackman Signs Pro Deal to Play in Poland
8/11/2014 | Men's Basketball
August 11, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. - Former Eastern New Mexico men's basketball player Rodney Blackman (Los Angeles, Calif./West Los Angeles College) will be taking his talents overseas to play professionally in Poland this coming season. He recently signed a deal with Polpharma Starogard Gdnaski of the Tauron Basket Liga, the top league in the country.

Blackmon averaged a team-high 15.8 points per game while dishing out 3.5 assists and grabbing 3.2 rebounds per contests as well. The two-time All-Lone Star Conference selection also paced the Greyhounds with 46 steals and 33.7 minutes per games.

Polpharma is located Gdanski which is in the northern portion of the country. They play their games in the 2,500-seat Argo-Kociewie Stadium and are coached by Tomasz Jankowski.

Last season, the team finished tied for 10th in the 12-team league at 5-17 in the regular season but went 5-5 in the second phase of league play.

According to EuroBasket.com, Blackmon is listed as the starting point guard on the team's depth chart. He will be one of three Americans on the squad, being joined by Tony Meier and Jessie Sapp who played collegiately at Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Georgetown, respectively.

The TBL begins play in October and extends through early June.

For the latest information on Greyhound basketball, follow @ENMUSports on Twitter and visit the official athletic website GoEasternAthletics.com.



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Open Staff Positions —The Office of Human Resources has job listings at http://www.enmu.edu/services/hr/.

[Summer Employment Opportunity]

ENMU Offering Non-Credit Classes For Children and Adults

Distance Education offers non-credit classes for children and adults.

For a complete listing of classes, visit http://www.enmu.edu/academics/distance-ed/non-credit/index.shtml.

For more information, call Kim Lutnesky at 562.2165 or email k im.lutnesky@enmu.edu.

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Thank you to everyone who helped with Dawg Days.

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"In the 1400 hundres most Englishmen were perpendicular." – from a student essay in Non Campus mentis, compiled by professor Anders Henriksson

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University professors by day, musicians by night – [pntonline.com]

The Coop Scoop

The Coop Scoop is written by Desiree M. Cooper, a student writer and assistant editor for the Monday Memo.

In her weekly column, the junior communication major from Roswell gives her generation's perspective of whatever is on her mind.

Contact Desiree M. Cooper at: desiree.m.cooper@enmu.edu

 

 

Gone Too Soon

I was devastated when I heard the news about actor Robin Williams’ death. It was a peculiar feeling; how could I feel connected to someone I had never met? I realized that, while I may not have known the “Mrs. Doubtfire” star personally, his work resonated with me. The comedian was in the unique position of being able to connect with millions of people through a variety of unforgettable characters, including spunky Genie in “Aladdin” and quirky Fender in “Robots.” He is one of many lost entertainers whose work will continue to impact people for years to come.

Bob Marley: While I have enjoyed Marley’s music for years, it wasn’t until I visited Jamaica that I realized how important of a person he was in his home country. It was astounding to see how strong the reggae singer’s legacy remains. His image was everywhere--from sidewalk paintings to engraved bamboo mugs.

Marilyn Monroe: Look at any Pinterest board and you’ll see a multitude of pictures featuring the blonde beauty. Despite having several meaningful quotes attributed to her that she didn’t actually say, she remains a role model (for better or for worse) around the world.

Heath Ledger: The actor’s untimely death was amplified by the Joker, a dark character he masterfully portrayed in “The Dark Knight,” one of his final films. The performance earned him a posthumous Oscar for best supporting actor in 2009.

Princess Diana of Wales: We’ll never be royals, but we can still appreciate the humanitarian contributions the princess made in her short lifetime. Her support of the National AIDS trust led to worldwide education about an often-ignored epidemic. Diana’s daring foray into a landmine field helped push the implementation of landmine bans forward.

 

Qualifying Exams for the M.A. in English will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location and details can be obtained from Dr. Linda Sumption, Graduate Coordinator, English M.A.

Student Volunteers Needed for High Plains History


This Fall marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of High Plains History, an interdisciplinary oral history project on ENMU's campus. High Plains History is a grant-funded initiative that is co-directed by Department of Communication professors Roger Davis Gatchet, Chad Painter, and Amanda Davis Gatchet, and works in collaboration with the oral history collection at the Golden Library.

We are currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in conducting local oral history interviews to add to the collection, as well as transcribe existing interviews.

Opportunities may exist for qualified students to earn course credit for their work. No prior experience or training in oral history is required, and High Plains History provides digital audio recording equipment to record the interviews.

This is a great opportunity to build your resume and contribute to the documentation and preservation of the history of our community. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Dr. Roger Davis Gatchet at 562.2841 or Roger.Gatchet@enmu.edu.



Graduate Student Commons Opens Facebook page

The Graduate Student Commons has a Facebook page with information about free student services offered on campus.

Visit www.facebook.com/graduatestudentcommons.

You may now order your textbooks for the FallOrdering early will give you the best chance at receiving used books whether you purchase or rent. You may order your books on your portal page under the registration tab or at the ENMU Bookstore page (enmu.bncollege.com). When ordering please be aware of the following:

Credit card orders for both terms will be processed as soon as your textbooks become available.

Student Account orders for the Fall will be processed in the order they are received beginning on or around 8/1/2014.

Bookstore Buyback Policy Change – Due to the growing popularity of the rental program, the bookstore will be adjusting their buyback policy. The bookstore will now buy back books during the last week and finals week of classes each semester including the summer.

This change will allow Barnes and Noble to better judge their buyback needs and offer better prices during these times each semester. The next buyback period will run from July 14 - 25.

The Bookstore is open normal business hours throughout the summer. Books for the summer and fall may also be ordered at enmu.bncollege.com.

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       August/September Eastern Clips from ENMU-Roswell – [open]

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFERS BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP

The Roswell Small Business Development Center is offering a Business Tax Workshop on August 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ENMU-Roswell Lawrence C. Harris Occupational Technology Center (OTC) room 124, 20 W. Mathis. The workshop is free, but seating is limited.

The presenter will be Pat Jenkins, EA, ABA, RTRP, from the New Mexico Society of Enrolled Agents. Topics to be addressed include: Gross receipts tax and how to file, depreciation, taxable and non-taxable transactions, basic forms, selecting your business legal structure, record keeping, general and home office expenses, other state/federal regulations, and much more.  To sign up email sbdc@roswell.enmu.edu or call Carolyn Arias at 575.624.7133.

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Kevin Available for Adoption

Name:  Kevin
Age: 17
Story: Kevin is a special child who has a lot of energy! He is quiet but at times can become easily agitated.  Kevin would benefit with a strong supportive family that is patient and can provide calm redirection.  

He does well with one-on-one interaction and is overall a happy young man. He takes pleasure in tying and untying shoes and playing with strings.

Kevin enjoys drawing and putting puzzles together. For fun, Kevin likes listening to music, swinging in his cuddle swing, and jumping. 

Kevin will need ongoing assistance in the school setting and help with school work. He will also need ongoing occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Kevin needs a forever family that can provide a safe, stable, and loving home.

 

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org


Due to program expansion, the Community Services Center is accepting applications for the following positions: full-time Office Assistant and Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director.  Applicants should have experience in working with computers, and the elderly population.  An application and job description may be picked up at 1100 Community Way in Portales.  The Community Services Center is an EOE.  The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 25.

Vonnie Banther
Administrative Assistant
Community Services Center
1100 Community Way
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 356-8576 ext. 19
(575) 356-8031 Fax
vbanther@yucca.net


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Fingerprinting at the ENMU Police Department- The ENMU Police Department now has the capability to do digital fingerprinting for employment, concealed carry applications, background investigations, etc. 

For more information, please visit the 3M Cogent website at https://www.cogentid.com/index.htm for details. 

When you register for fingerprinting, at the 3M Cogent website, you may be asked for an Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number.  This number should be provided to you by the organization requesting the fingerprinting or background investigation. 

Please make sure you use the correct ORI number.  Incorrect ORI entry may result in delayed processing, additional fingerprinted fees, and an inability to process your background check.  The ORI number, listed and assigned to the ENMU Police Department by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is for law enforcement purposes only. 

Please make sure that you use the correct ORI number and do not use the ORI number assigned to the ENMU Police Department.  An indication you may be entering the incorrect ORI would be in the drop down menu for the reason fingerprinted.

If the only option under the drop down menu is "Law Enforcement / Employee" then you are using the wrong ORI. This menu selection is for law enforcement employment background checks only specifically authorized and conducted by the ENMU Police Department. 

We appreciate your cooperation and assistance with this matter.  Please feel free to contact the ENMU Police Department if you have any questions at 575.562.2392.

Online Consultation Available for Employees – Employees now have access to free online consultation and referral services through the Solution Group Company.

This service provides childcare, legal, parenting, education, health care information, elder care, daily life advice and much more.

For assistance, call 1.866.849.7695 any time or log on to www.solutionsbiz.com using ENMU as the corporate log in.

For more information, contact Human Resource Office at 562.2115.

Professional Counseling Assistance Offered for Employees – Human Resources is offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through The Solutions Group company. This program is a free (ENMU pays the entire cost), professional and confidential counseling program designed to assist ENMU employees and their immediate family members with anything they perceive to be a problem.

The counselors are licensed professionals with extensive experience. The intent is to problem-solve within a brief period of time.  If the issues require additional services they will help you access longer term services.  All an employee or immediate family member has to do is call 1.866.254.3555.  Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Some issues that are addressed through this program are:
Marital Conflicts
Drug/Alcohol Abuse
Workplace Issues
Family Challenges
Anxiety
Grief and Loss
Conflict Resolution
Gambling
Relationship Issues
Child/Elder Care
Depression.

Each employee or family member receives six sessions per a problem, per problem year.

You also receive a Work-Life Benefit that can assist you to make time for what matters most (referred to as your Work-Life Consultation and Referral Service) such as Child Care, Legal, Parenting, Education, Elder Care, and Daily Living Activities. 

For assistance regarding this program, call 1.866.849.1695 or log on to www.solutionsbiz.com with the corporate log in: ENMU

For more information, call the HR office at 562.2115.

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.

ENMU Has 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:

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 monday.memo@enmu.edu. Thank you.

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