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Dan Buzard Named New Women's Basketball Coach
Dan Buzardby Robert McKinney
Sports Information Director

Dan Buzard, who has served as assistant women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University the past 13 seasons, has been named head women’s basketball coach, Athletic Director Mike Maguire has announced.

Buzard, who replaces Wayne Moore, begins his new duties immediately. [more]

ENMU Recognizes Leaders During Banquet
Dr. Margaret Willenby Shane Brown
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University recently honored student achievement (and Dr. Margaret Willen as Outstanding Advisor) with the 2002 Leadership Recognition Awards during the Student Affairs Banquet. The following received awards:

For the Peanut Valley Festival Scholarship, the four students nominated were Lorita Noland, Shannon Osbourne, Kristian Randolph and Elise Swaving. Shannon and Kristian won. [more]

Jane BatsonBatson to Receive New Mexico Public Service Award
by Donna Gutierrez
Communication Services

For her dedication to public service and to the betterment of life in New Mexico, Jane Batson, Division of Health Chair at ENMU-Roswell, has been selected to receive one of the 2002 New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards.

Governor Gary Johnson will present Batson with the award at the 33rd Annual Distinguished Public Service Awards Banquet on Friday, May 31 at the Crowne Plaza Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque. About 600 people are expected to attend. [more]

New Business Card DesignENMU Getting New and More Consistent Look with Web and Printed Pieces
by Ronnie Birdsong,
Vice President of University Relations and Enrollment Services

Eastern New Mexico University's new web site will be launched at the end of June, and those who have seen it are very impressed with its look and feel. We believe that the Eastern constituents will be proud to show it to colleagues from other schools.

In order to provide a more consistent graphic image for ENMU, a new letterhead, envelopes and other pieces have been redesigned to resemble the look of the web. This is what we will use this fall or as soon as University Printing runs out of existing stock. [more]

ENMU-Roswell Receives Continued University Center Funding
by Donna Gutierrez

For the third consecutive year, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has been awarded $100,000 to support a university-based economic development initiative. The funding was awarded through the University Centers Program of the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). The program provides funding to colleges and universities throughout the country to assist local communities with various economic development projects. Each college receives approximately $100,000 in funding annually.

U.S. Senator Pete Domenici worked with New Mexico's congressional delegation to establish the University Centers Program at ENMU-Roswell. "Over the past three years, this economic development initiative has helped local businesses throughout Roswell and southeastern New Mexico grow," Domenici said. "Students enrolled in work-study programs at the university that are coupled with area businesses also benefit from a great learning experience involving economic development operations," he said. [more]

Candid Camera
Sticky Wicket

STICKY WICKET – Eastern's international students have been practicing cricket on a field near the COPE Center by Rotary Park. The "batsman" is Donsanjiv (aka Don) Ariyakumar, ENMU biology student from Sri Lanka. The bowler is Anita Rijal from Nepal.
(photo by Shane Brown)

Dr. Pat Rucker and Karyl Lyne

THE FIRST COUPLE OF THEATRE – Retiring professor of theatre Dr. Pat Rucker and wife Dr. Karyl Lyne of the Office of Admissions were at their last graduation together Saturday as active employee of Eastern. While Karyl will continue her employement at Eastern, Pat is moving on to new horizons. The couple, both as actors and directors, have made great contributions to Eastern theatre and the school in general during their long careers. Best wishes to both!
(photo by Wendel Sloan)


Personnel Briefs

Dr. Paul T. Lockman Jr., professor of sociology and criminal justice, presented two papers at the Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, April 10-13. The papers were titled: "Social Organization Among Early Native American Communities" and "Buffalo Soldiers During the Indian War Era as Crime Fighters and Peace Keepers on the Western Frontier, 1866-1892."

Dr. Robert Sprague, assistant professor of business administration, has authored a paper titled "Teaching Stare Decisis Using Browse Wrap Agreements," which has been published in The Technology Report, the online newsletter of the Technology Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.