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Composer Premieres Work at ENMU Symphony Concert
by Patrice Caldwell
for Communication Services

With works by Glinka, Gounod, and Rimsky-Korsakov, Eastern New Mexico University’s Symphony Orchestra will present the New Mexico premiere of a work by Phillip Schroeder in its spring concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall.

Schroeder’s piece, Surrender to Another, is a tribute to the aesthetics of late Romanticism, especially to Mahler, early Schoenberg, and Strauss. The piece was composed in 1999 following a trip to the Czech Republic, where the Moravian Philharmonic recorded Schroeder’s Fantasy for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra. Schroeder, who holds a doctorate from Kent State University and teaches composition, theory, and aural skills at Henderson State University, has had several recordings released by Moon of Hope Publications, Recital Publications, and Bocal Music. Schroeder will conduct his composition, and his CDs will be on sale in the lobby before and after the concert. [more]

Internationally Known Anthropologist to Speak at ENMU
Dr Stephen Lekson, an internationally-renowned anthropologist, will speak at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Thursday, Feb. 21. The presentation, “The New Ancient Southwest,” will be at 7 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business. The talk is free and open to the public.

Lekson, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, is also the curator of anthropology at the Museum of Natural History at the university. He is the author of Chaco Meridian: Centers of Political Power in the Ancient Southwest, on sale at Eastern's bookstore for $22. Lekson will hold a book signing preceding the presentation. [more]

ENMU Regents Approve New Degree in Occupational Education

by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents has approved a new Bachelor of Occupational Education Degree with a major in occupational education.

The Bachelor of Occupational Education degree will prepare individuals for vocational or technical teaching in the public schools or industrial training area. It is designed for students who have completed an associate degree in their vocational or technical major and the majority of their general education at a two-year institution, and then transfer to Eastern to receive a bachelor’s degree and license to teach vocational education. Students will complete a 35-40 semester hour vocational or technical major at a two-year institution and 30 semester hours of vocational teacher education at ENMU.

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Personnel Briefs

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. Jenny Corbett of the Institute of Education of the University of London have a paper accepted for publication in Special Children, a periodical published in England.

Dr. Mark Dal Porto, assistant professor of music, has been nominated for the third year in a row for the 2003 Texas Music Teachers’ Association Commissioning Composer Competition. For the second year in a row, he is serving as a judge for the 2002 Texas Music Teachers’ Association Student Composition Contest.