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ENMU to Sponsor Leadership Conference
by Wendel Sloan
Office of Communication Services

Warren Jackson, international president of Phi Theta Kappa, will come to Eastern New Mexico University on Jan. 25-26 to be the keynote speaker at a leadership conference.

On Friday evening at 6:30 in the Student Academic Services (SAS) Building there will be a ceremony for the opening of a Phi Theta Kappa alumni branch on Eastern's campus. Then on Saturday, Jan.26, Eastern's Emerging Leaders Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost for each participant will be $10, which will include a T-shirt and lunch for the student. Any ENMU student that is interested in broadening their leadership skills is invited to participate in the conference. [more]

ENMU Faculty Receive Over $900,000 Research Award
by Wendel Sloan
Office of Communication Services

A scientific research award totaling over $900,000 has been awarded to four research professors at Eastern New Mexico University. The grant, awarded from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in Bethesda, Md., is part of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network collaboration with other academic institutions and industries throughout the state. [more]

ENMU Names Webmaster
by Shane Brown
Office of Communication Services

Jennifer Poyer has been named as Eastern New Mexico University's Webmaster. She was formerly the Events Manager for the ENMU Department of Athletics.
Poyer is an alumnus of ENMU, graduating in May 1997 with a degree in public relations. During her collegiate career, Poyer was an All-American volleyball and basketball player for the Zias.

Her former position in the Department of Athletics included special events, promotions, fund-raising and maintaining the Athletics web site. [more]

ENMU Sets Annual TRIO Luncheon
by Wendel Sloan
Office of Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual TRIO Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 in the Campus Union Ballroom.

TRIO, in existence for 37 years, refers to a family of grant programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. At ENMU these programs include Upward Bound, Student Support Services, and Educational Talent Search.

The luncheon is a celebration of TRIO and an opportunity to contribute to the TRIO Scholarship Fund to assist TRIO students at Eastern. The $12 cost of the luncheon will contribute money to the scholarship fund.

Several ENMU students who have benefitted from TRIO will speak at the luncheon.
Those wishing to attend should RSVP by sending a $12 check per person (made out to Eastern New Mexico University) to: Judy Privett, ENMU--#24, Portales, NM 88130, by Jan. 25.

For more information, call Doris Anaya at 505.562.2452.


Personnel Briefs

Dr. Gerald Gies, assistant professor of history, presented his paper "The Political Economy of Chumash Elites of Mission Santa Barbara (1786-1824)" at the annual conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology on Jan.12 in Mobile, Ala. Dr. Linda Gies, associate professor of history, presented "Changing Roles of Elite Chumash Women in Mission Society" at the same conference.

Dr. Cheryl Holloway's manuscript "The Public Prefer Certified Educators for High School Coaches" has been accepted by Strategies Journal; A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.

Dr. Alan W. Garrett, associate professor of education foundations, has been appointed to the editorial review committee of the American Educational History Journal.

Dr. Tamara Raatz, assistant professor of clarinet, was selected to present a Lecture Recital in Vienna, Austria, on June 17-21. The topic is Anton Stadler's Use of the Basset Clarinet in Mozart's Operatic Works and the Compositional Comparison to the Clarinet Concerto, K. 622. The symposium is hosted by The College Music Society and is part of an international symposium at the University of Vienna entitled Vienna and Its Musical Traditions. This week-long symposium will explore Vienna's history and its musical traditions. Participants will live in the central city and experience the same cultural elements that attracted composers from the Middle Ages to Mozart, Mahler, and beyond.

Dr. Dewey F. Langston, professor emeritus, has been reappointed to serve on an evaluation committee for the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority to study the quality of health services of medical providers for retired public educators and state employees. Any retiree or current user of medical services at ENMU who has persistent problems related to services may feel free to contact Dr. Langston, who has just completed his second and final year as president of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees.