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ENMU Names Dean of College of Fine Arts
Dr. David Gerigby Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University president Dr. Steven Gamble has appointed Dr. David Gerig to be dean of the College of Fine Arts. Gerig, who came to Eastern in 1984 to teach in the School of Music, had been serving as interim dean since the summer of 2000.

“Eastern is very fortunate to have an administrator and leader such as David Gerig,” said Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president. “He has done an excellent job as the interim dean, and I am sure the College of Fine Arts will continue to thrive under his leadership.” [more]

Maguire Named Athletic Director
Mike Maguireby Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director


Mike Maguire has been named athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University, effective immediately, Dr. Steve Gamble, president of ENMU, announced today.

Maguire, in his 15th season on the ENMU coaching staff, has been interim athletic director since June 8, 2001. Maguire will continue to be the head coach of Eastern’s volleyball team, which he has coached since 1987. [more]

ENMU Regents Approve Applied Arts and Sciences Degree:
ENMU Becomes First New Mexico School to Offer Degree

by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

The Board of Regents for Eastern New Mexico University has approved a new Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in applied arts and sciences for the Portales campus. Eastern becomes the first New Mexico school to offer the degree, which becomes effective this fall.

The degree is designed for students who have an associate of applied science (AAS), associate of science (AS), or associate of arts (AA) degree (or equivalent) with a technical or vocational major earned at an institution accredited by a Council for Higher Education Accreditation-recognized organization. The purpose of the degree is to provide community college graduates with the opportunity to complete a course of study leading to a well-rounded education and a bachelor’s degree. [more]

ENMU-Roswell Hosts Unique Art Show
by Donna Gutierrez
ENMU-Roswell

The ENMU-Roswell Art Department will host a “To Your Credit” major juried exhibition on campus March 21 to April 20. Professional, amateur and student artists from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Chihuahua, Mexico will be displaying their credit card sized work in the lobby of the Student Services Center. The exhibit will be open to the public.

Two-dimensional works on display will be the size of a standard credit card. Three dimensional works will have a base exactly the size of a standard credit card, extending up from the base no more than two inches. [more]

ENMU Students Lose Everything in Fire
Robert Bean, Mark Winnett and Garet Ervin by Shane Brown
Communication Services

Eastern students Robert Bean, Mark Winnett and Garet Ervin have lost everything they own in a fire that burned down their house Sunday morning, March 3.

Being full-time students and working more than one job is tough enough, but imagine your house being burned down and losing everything you own. These students lived that nightmare. [more]

ENMU Announces Two Job Changes
Dr. Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, has announced changes in two job positions at Eastern.

Janice Cowen, interim director of Alumni Affairs since March of 2001, has been named coordinator of Alumni Affairs and will report to Dr. Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs.

Chris Mullins, director of Human Relations and Affirmative Action officer since July of 1997, has been named associate director of Personnel. She will report directly to Oscar Robinson, director of Personnel. [more]

ENMU Presents ‘An Evening of Music for Clarinet’
by Britt Hochhausler
Communication Services


The School of Music presents a faculty recital by Tamara Raatz on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. The performance is titled “An Evening of Music for Clarinet.”

Raatz was recently appointed assistant professor of clarinet and director of orchestral studies at ENMU. She has performed as a soloist and has traveled as a guest artist in concerts across the United States. Her performances are available on the Vienna Modern Masters and Capstone labels. [more]

Candid Camera
Guests of Jack Williamson Lucheon

MEETING OF THE MINDS – A combination of world-renowned science fiction writers and their guests, along with great Eastern minds, recently got together in the Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library in the Golden Library following the Williamson Luncheon. Pictured are: (L-R) (front): Jonathan Smith; (seated) Walter Jon Williams, Jack Williamson, Michael Swanwick; (standing) Patrice Caldwell, Sage Walker, Melinda Snodgrass, George R. R. Martin, Fred Saberhagen, Connie Willis and Charles N. Brown.

People at "Who Moved My Cheese"

TUESDAY TROUBLEMAKERS? – Rumor had it that only campus troublemakers (including the Monday Memo editor) were invited to the Tuesday morning session of "Who Moved My Cheese?" It may have been true since all these "Haws" seemed to turn their back to the camera so they wouldn't be recognized.


Personnel Briefs

Dr. Caryl Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, presented an assessment instrument at the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference March 1 in Albuquerque. The title of the presentation was "Assessing Students' Evaluation of Research Journal Articles."

Wendel Sloan
, director of Media Relations, News and Advertising, has been notified that he has won an award from New Mexico Press Women in the category of "Radio Spots." The award, judged by Ohio Press Women, was for a spot written by Sloan promoting "An Evening With Eastern" in Albuquerque and was voiced by ENMU graduate Janice Friend. The specific award will be announced at the New Mexico Press Women's State Convention in Albuquerque in May.