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Dr. Buck Wilson, Ms. Addie Swearingen, and Dr. Steven GambleENMU Donor Honored with Luncheon
by Noelle Bartl
Office of Development

Ms. Addie Swearingen was recently honored by the Friends of Eastern Foundation and the University with an appreciation luncheon and birthday celebration.

The luncheon at the president’s home was attended by Ms. Swearingen’s closest friends to recognize her long-time commitment and friendship to ENMU. [more]

Digital Tower Going Up Near Greyhound Stadium
by Shane Brown
Communication Services

The new KENW digital tower is being constructed near Greyhound ArenaPORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University's public television station, KENW-TV, is converting to digital broadcasting by 2003. A 733-foot tower and antenna is being constructed near the ENMU football stadium, according to Duane Ryan, director of Broadcasting. The transmission facility will provide digital television services to KENW viewers within a radius of 30-40 miles of the tower.

The three public television stations in New Mexico (UNM, NMSU, and ENMU) have been working together toward converting the stations to digital by 2003. New Mexico residents have provided major funding for the tower by authorizing the sale of $7.2 million dollars in state General Obligation Bonds, according to Danny Earp, vice president for Business Affairs. Additional funding has been received through a grant from the Public Television Facilities Program of the U.S. Commerce Dept. [more]

James Elementary Students Have Educational Trip to the Roosevelt County Museum
by Britt Hochhausler
Communication Services

PORTALES – Students from Sally Smith's third grade class at James Elementary School recently took a tour of the Roosevelt County Museum, conducted by caretaker Mark Romero. Afterward, Romero received more than 20 thank you letters from the students.

"The trips with the kids always go well. I enjoyed them coming in," Romero said. [more]

Candid Camera
Donna Gutierrez

HERE'S WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE – Many times the Monday Memo gets asked, "Just who is this Donna Gutierrez who's always getting bylines about ENMU-Roswell in the Monday Memo?" Well, here she is showing off her accomodations to Portales employees in the Presidential Suite in a posh Ft. Worth hotel at a Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference. However, Donna, director of Community Relations/College Development at ENMU-Roswell, explained that employees from the Portales and Ruidoso campuses should not be jealous and think that Roswell employees always travel in such high style. According to the Roswell socialite, her regular room reservation had not been held and the hotel was "forced" to give her the only space available – the three-room Presidential Suite where John Kennedy once stayed. At least that's her story, and she's sticking to it. (photo by Wendel Sloan)

Personnel Briefs

Dr. Robert Sprague, assistant professor of business administration, has authored a paper titled "New Theories of Liability for Defective Software," which has been accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, July 27-31, in Las Vegas, NV.