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Public Invited to Next Lecture on 'Teaching Evolution in the Schools'
Jonathan Smithby Colleen Wright
Communication Services

Dr. Jonathan Smith, who holds the Jack Williamson Visiting Endowed Chair in Science and the Humanities at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, is conducting an on-going colloquium on "Darwin and Darwinism Today: Contexts and Controversies."

The next presentation is "Teaching Evolution in the Schools" on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium of the College of Business. The presenter is Carla Burns, instructor of biology and chemistry at ENMU-Ruidoso, science teacher at Ruidoso High School, and past president of the New Mexico Science Teachers Association. [more]

ENMU Schedules An All-American POPS
by Dr. Patrice Caldwell
Planning and Analysis

The University Symphony League and the Eastern New Mexico University School of Music present their annual POPS Dinner Concert on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom.

Tickets are $22 per person, with proceeds supporting scholarships for music students. [More]

ENMU-Roswell Art Show Winners Selected
by Donna Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

A number of professional, amateur and student artists have been recognized with scholarships and cash awards for their participation in the ENMU-Roswell Art Department's "To Your Credit" regional art exhibition on campus.

The unique credit card sized artwork will be on display in the Student Services Center lobby through April 20. [More]

ENMU-Roswell Occupational Therapy Program Accepting Applications
by Donna Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

The Occupational Therapy Program at ENMU-Roswell is now accepting applications from interested residents.

"Now is the time to pursue a career in occupational therapy," said Pat Herrera, director. "Occupational Therapy is a health profession which helps people whose lives have been affected by physical or mental illness or injury. Clients who benefit from occupational therapy include infants and children, working-age adults, and older persons whose condition affects their ability to engage in everyday activities or 'occupations,'" she said. [More]

Davalos Named Head Basketball Coach at Sul Ross State University
Doug Davalosby Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Doug Davalos, assistant men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University the past two seasons, has been named head coach of the men’s basketball team at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

Davalos will also be a lecturer in the Physical Education Department at Sul Ross. He replaces Dr. Roger Grant (a former ENMU employee), who resigned after 15 seasons. Grant will remain at SRSU in his capacity as professor and Physical Education Department chair. [More]

Candid Camera
READY FOR PRIME TIME – (L-R) ENMU student Shane Brown talked about how Eastern students even get to play hoops with their professors in the TV spot promoting Eastern which will run on KOBR-TV out of Roswell through April 15, and on several West Texas cable systems throughout April.

READY FOR PRIME TIME – (L-R) ENMU student Shane Brown talked about how Eastern students even get to play hoops with their professors in the TV spot promoting Eastern which will run on KOBR-TV out of Roswell through April 15, and on several West Texas cable systems throughout April. Producing the spot was Dina Garibal, a potential future student, and James Airhart, an ENMU graduate, who work for CableOne in Roswell. The chance to appear in and produce a TV commercial proves that it's true at ENMU when we say: "Student Success: That's What It's All About."


Personnel Briefs

Trio Encantada, featuring Dr. Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas, soprano, Dr. Tracy Carr, oboe and Dr. Mark Dal Porto, piano, presented the world premier of Dr. Dal Porto's "Midnight Song" (text from Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra) at the Seventeenth Annual College Music Society Conference, Friday, March 22 at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Mark Dal
Porto also presented a paper entitled "Understanding the Science of Music Through Software Sound Synthesis" and was named Technology Director for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the College Music Society.

During the break Philip Geraci from the College of Fine Arts presented two lectures, and led a seminar on the subject of advertising and publication design, and advertising copy writing, in the Department of Communications at Loyola University in New Orleans.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has just been asked to serve on the Editorial Board of Gifted Education International. He will begin service immediately.

David Batten presented a poster titled "Lost (and Found) in Space: Archaeological Curation and Research Opportunity" at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, in Denver, Colorado, March 20-24.