Monday Memo

item Meeting Minutes

General News
ENMU Names New Internal Auditor Jennifer Poyer, Patrice Caldwell
by Colleen Wright
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University now has a new internal auditor. ENMU president Steven Gamble offered Sherri Johnston the chance to move from her position as assistant internal auditor to internal auditor. She replaces Bill Jones, who accepted a position as the new dean of Administrative Services on the ENMU-Roswell campus.

Johnston has been with ENMU for 18 years. She moved to Portales from Arizona with an associate’s degree and in 1995 she received her bachelor’s in business administration from ENMU. She has been actively involved in many committees at Eastern, including serving on both the Support and Professional Senates. [more]

Roswell Named All-America City
by Donna Gutierrez

Dr. Buck Wilson, Ms. Addie Swearingen, and Dr. Steven GambleENMU-Roswell was well represented among the 32-member delegation that attended the 53rd All-America City Awards Competition in Kansas City, Missouri
June 13-15.

It was Roswell's third year as a finalist in the competition and the third time was the charm as a panel of judges selected Roswell as one of the ten All-America Cities. Sponsored by the National Civic League, this annual award recognizes communities which identify and tackle their most pressing challenges, by involving public, non-profit and private sectors. Out of 30 finalist cities, the ten winners of the All-America city title serve as models for the entire nation. [more]

FINAL List of Items Available from KENW-TV's Tele-Auction
This is the final list of items which available for sale from KENW-TV's Tele-Auction. If you are interested in them, contact the Broadcast Center at 562.2112 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To view items, click here. [more]

ENMU-Roswell Honored by Hispano Chamber
by Donna Gutierrez

ENMU studentsEastern New Mexico University-Roswell was honored by the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Awards Banquet June 22.

The college was named the recipient of the 2002 business award for the Non-Profit of the Year/Community Participant of the Year. The award was presented to the college in appreciation of its support of the Hispano Chambeand its involvement in community development activities throughout the year. [more]

Unique Artwork Now a Fixture at ENMU-Roswell
by Donna Gutierrez

The student computer lab in the Instructional Technology Center on the ENMU-Roswell campus is now home to a unique artwork called 'Metamorphosis.' Created by Albuquerque master artist, Evelyn Rosenberg, the work is comprised of four large brass panels, onto which copper and aluminum has been fused.

Students and staff seeing 'Metamorphosis' for the first time are using words like 'awesome' and 'thrilling,' to describe the artwork. The campus committee that selected the piece says it is also a perfect fit for the long wall in the computer lab, which until now had been bare. [more]

Six ENMU Students Receive Scholarships
by Shane Brown
Communication Services

Six students from Eastern New Mexico University recently received scholarships from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. A total of 18 scholarships were awarded in all.

The students were: Whitney Hobson from Roswell, awarded $1,000; Lauren Jones from Edgewood, awarded $1,500; Linda Flores from Hobbs was awarded $1,500; Jennifer Best from Albuquerque, awarded $1,500; Ferron Lucero from Clayton, awarded $1,500; and Paul Garcia from Albuquerque, awarded $1,000.

Candid Camera

Donna Gutierrez

Chief CooksBill Joy and Buck Wilson were honored by the Friends of Eastern Foundation at the recent BBQ in the backyard of the president's home for their dedicated service in "burying the beef" each year--a tradition they have carried on for many years. The hula dancers were in keeping with the tropical theme for this year's BBQ.
(photo by Wendel Sloan)

Scenes from this Year's
'Campus Beach Party: Episode II'

(photos by Wendel Sloan)
(photo of football thrower by Deborah Bentley)


Personnel Briefs

Dr. Robert Long represented ENMU in a planning meeting for the New Mexico "Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research" (EPSCoR) efforts in Nanotechnology at UNM on Jun 19. EPSCoR is a program by major US grant agencies (NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, etc.) to provide additional funding opportunities to states which have traditionally received smaller allocations of research grant funding. New Mexico was just designated an EPSCoR state last year. ENMU is participating in the Natural Resources and Nanotechnology state-wide NSF EPSCoR focus groups.

Dr. Robert Long (ENMU, Chemistry) and Dr. Plamen Atanassov (UNM, Chemical Engineering) gave a joint presentation to a panel of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) scientists at a NM EPSCoR program review meeting in Albuquerque on Jun 20. The presentation was titled "Integrating Polymer Materials with micro-Fuel Cell Engineering at the Nano Scale".

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has had a paper accepted for publication in the Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving. It will appear in the October issue.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Effie Laman, graduate of ENMU, now at Texas Tech pursuing her doctorate, have had a paper accepted for presentation at the Ninth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning to be held in Beijing, China July 16-20. They will present their paper via the World Wide Web and respond to questions via the Internet and e-mail.