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ENMU WordmarkENMU President Seeks Feedback
on Vision Statement
Dr. Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, is seeking feedback about a proposed Vision Statement which will be submitted to the Board of Regents for approval.

Part of the Vision Statement reflects what Eastern is today, while other parts reflect what ENMU will strive to become within five years. [more]

Fifteen ENMU Employees Receive Spirit of Eastern Awards
by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

(l-r) Jane Batson, President Gamble and Cheryl LaCounteA total of 15 Eastern New Mexico University employees, representing all three campuses, received Spirit of Eastern Awards on April 17 in the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.

ENMU-Roswell gives separate Spirit of Eastern Awards, but Roswell employees are eligible for the Chester Haughawaut Exemplary Human Relations Award. [more]

Hobbs Businessman to Speak at Business Appreciation Luncheon

by Shane Brown
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University’s College of Business will hold the 18th annual Business Appreciation Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 24, in the Campus Union Ballroom.

The luncheon will feature Stevan Pearce, owner/operator of Lea Fishing Tools in Hobbs, N.M., and a former state representative. Pearce will speak about business success in New Mexico. [more]

ENMU Presents Two Free Concerts

by Britt Hochhausler
Communication Services

Two Eastern New Mexico University bands are having their last
concerts of the year.

The Percussion Ensemble will perform April 22 in
Buchanan Hall at 7 p.m. and the Steel Drum Band will have their last
performance April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. on the Dallan Sanders
Memorial Plaza by the Campus Union Building. [more]

ENMU-Roswell Sets Summer Registration Date

by Donna Gutierrez

Pre-registration for the Interim and Summer sessions at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be held Monday, April 22 in the Student Services Center lobby on campus. Advisors and admissions staff will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist with class scheduling and guide students through the registration process.

Registration for interim and early summer classes will be held in the Student Services Center lobby on Monday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The interim session will be held from Monday, May 20 to Friday, May 31. Open registration for summer classes will be held in the Student Services Center lobby on Monday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. [more]

ENMU-Roswell Foundation to Host Community Dinner

by Donna Gutierrez
Communication Services

The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Foundation will host the First Annual 'Foundation for the Future' Dinner on Friday, April 26 at the Roswell Country Club, 2601 Urton Road. A social gathering will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be paid in advance or at the door. RSVP's to Kate Cox at 505.624.7345 are appreciated. Anyone interested in supporting the ENMU-Roswell Foundation activities and scholarship programs is welcome. [more]

Spring Dance Concert Set for May 2-4
The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Desert Stories, Spring Dance Concert" on May 2-4 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre Center, Mainstage.

This year's concert will feature work by Jill Pribyl, director, with a new work created by Martha Wittman of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange of Washington, DC. Members of the Dance Exchange will also perform. The Dance Exchange has been described as a company that creates "Visionary work of extraordinary eloquence" New York Times. [more]

Portales Mayor Offers ENMU Scholarships

by Shane Brown
Communication Services

Orlando Ortega, mayor of Portales, is funding two scholarships to assist talented students from Portales High School who attend Eastern New Mexico University.

The amount of each scholarship is $500 per academic year ($250 per semester for each student). [more]

Candid Camera
Dr. Bill Brunsen Before and After

A CLOSE SHAVE – $550 was what it cost to get Dr. Bill Brunsen, professor of finance, to shave his beard as a fund-raiser in the recent Relay for Life fight against cancer. Dr. Brunsen had agreed to shave his beard if $500 was donated specifically to the beard-shaving kitty.(photo on right by Carolyn Edwards)

Dr. Paul Lockman and Valencia Rollins

DR. PAUL LOCKMAN AWARD – Dr. Paul Lockman gives Valenica Rollins, a criminal justice major, the “Dr. Paul Lockman Award”. Rollins, a junior from Rock Springs, Wyoming, received the award for dedication and leadership to Eastern New Mexico University and the African-American Student Affairs office.
(photo by Vanessa Ring)

Sonya Salas and Francine Stuckey

EARLY ADVISING AND REGISTRATION – Portales High School student Sonya Salas recently attended Early Advising and Registration in the Student Academic Services Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Here, she is advised by Dr. Francine Stuckey, director of ENMU's Child Development Center. (photo by Wendel Sloan)


Personnel Briefs

Don Criss has received a first place award for Feature News in the 2001 New Mexico Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Competition. The award-winning feature story was titled "Fiesta" (a feature about the 2001 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta) and aired on the KENW public affairs program "You Should Know" in November. Entries were judged by out-of-state Associated Press broadcasting associations. The competition was open to all TV stations in the state that are Associated Press members.

Dr.'s Robert Long and Newton Hilliard represented ENMU at the South Plains American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards Banquet in Lubbock, Texas, on April 18. Dr. Long is Chair-Elect of the local section and Dr. Hilliard is Secretary. ENMU chemistry department award winners and ACS awardees at the Regional Science Fair in Portales were acknowledged at the event.