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Dr. Jordan Kobritz, J.D., CPA, assistant professor of sport management and sport law, presented two papers at the Intellectbase International Consortium Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 16. Both papers were also published in the conference proceedings. The papers, Dynamic Pricing: The Next Frontier in the Evolution of Ticket Pricing in Sports, and College Coaches and FERPA, were co-written with Dr. Steven Palmer, J.D., associate professor of business at NWOSU.


Dr. Donald C. Elder III, professor of history, was the keynote speaker at the grand opening of the Young Adult Wing of the Portales Public Library on Jan. 12. He also spoke to to the 4th grade classes at the Bella Vista Arts Academy in Clovis on Jan. 13 about Abraham Lincoln.


ENMU graduate Noreen Jaramillo has joined Las Cruces-based Bravo Mic Communications as news anchor for the Bravo Mic Radio Network.


ENMU graduate Dr. William (Bill) Atchley, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Genetics at North Carolina State University, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue.

Dr. William (Bill) Atchley was presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Representative Maggie Jeffus, representing the 59th district (Guilford County) in the NC House of Representatives. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards granted by the Governor of State of North Carolina, and is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state.

Dr. Atchley earned a BS degree in biology from Eastern New Mexico University, MA and PhD degrees in Entomology from the University of Kansas, and was a postdoctoral scholar in Genetic at the University of Melbourne before joining the faculty of Texas Tech University. He subsequently moved his research laboratory to the University of Wisconsin before joining North Carolina State University in 1986 as Professor and Head of the Department Genetics. In 1993, Dr. Atchley was named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Genetics.

Dr. Atchley has made numerous and substantial research contributions to the fields of computational biology and molecular evolution. His research group has been interested in modeling structure and evolution of transcriptional regulators, exploring the origin and evolution of regulatory gene networks, and the application of multivariate statistical methods to high dimensional molecular data.

Dr. Atchley has received a number of national and international awards. Among these awards are the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award for work at the Max Planck Institute in Mathematics in Leipzig. In 2009, he was appointed Distinguished International Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2003, he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to his many scientific achievements,

Dr. Atchley is an accomplished jazz musician. He founded and leads the 10-piece Quintessence jazz ensemble and the jazz sextet Unit 7.


Jodi Kibbe was recently hired as Recreation Center Director for the City of Portales. She will oversee the operations and programs at the Portales Recreation Center, 1001 West 18th Street.

Ms. Kibbe brings to the City of Portales a high level of education and experience in curriculum creation and implementation, budget management, promotions, and management. Ms. Kibbe graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in sports administration. She has been involved with sports and recreation from a very young age.

Ms. Kibbe "loves recreational activities as well as working with people of all ages" and she believes that the "Recreation Center provides an opportunity to do both. A recreation center is a great place for children, adults, and families to be active and take part in fitness/non‐fitness classes" said Ms. Kibbe.

"The City of Portales is excited to have Jodi on staff as the new Recreation Center Director. Her enthusiasm and experience will be instrumental in continuing to grow and enhance Center programs and activities for our citizens of all ages," said Nicole Thornton, City of Portales Community Affairs Coordinator and Recreation Department Supervisor.

In Memoriam

ENMU graduate Tom Gruber, 64, passed away on Dec. 19 in Ruidoso. Hed received a bachelor's degree from ENMU in 1970. He won three state titles as the head football coach at Eunice High School, and Portales High School won its first state championship in 1979 with him as the head coach, and added another in 1981.

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MLK Walk to Begin at 10 a.m. This Morning on ENMU Campus

The City of Portales Cultural Affairs Committee in partnership with the New Mexico State Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will sponsor the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 17. The day's itinerary is as follows:

10 a.m. March (Lead by Cannon AFB Honor Guard, beginning at the Roosevelt County Museum (ENMU) and ending at the Memorial Building, 200 East 7th Street
10:30 a.m. Reading of Proclamation‐Portales Mayor Sharon L. King; Letter from Senator Tom Udall – Read by David Williams
10:35 a.m. Invocation by Roderick Chambers
10:45 a.m. God Bless America sung by Tia Urioste
10:50 a.m. Honorary Speaker‐Dr. Donald "Doc" Elder
11:10 a.m. Youth Presentations‐Poems, Readings, Speeches
11:45 a.m. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" sung by Roderick Chambers
11:55 a.m. Plaques/Endowment Awards‐Elementary Schools
12:10 p.m. Plaques‐Unveiling of Honorees Plaques on MLK Memorial Rock
12:25 p.m. Closing by the Portales High School Chorale directed by Franklin Smith
12:40 p.m. Benediction‐Roderick Chambers

Special thanks are extended to the following individuals and organizations for participating in the day's activities: Cannon AFB Honor Guard, PHS Choir, Dr. Donald "Doc" Elder, Tia Urioste, Roderick Chambers, Johanna Vargas, Daniel Vargas, Alexandria Galvin, Kelsey Montiel, Isaiah Moreno, Bethany Vargas, Brittani Montiel, Isabel Lizenbee and Alejandro Nevarez

Classes Begin Tomorrow –Classes will begin for the 2011 spring semester at Eastern on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The semester ends on May 13, and commencement is set for May 14. Spring recess will be on March 21-27.

In addition to on-campus and online courses, ENMU offers videoconferencing courses in Clovis, Hobbs and Roswell.  Course listings can be found at www.enmu.edu.

Those wishing to register who are not yet enrolled should call Enrollment Services at 1.800.FOR.ENMU (562.2178 locally).

Writing Center Open for Spring Semester – The ENMU Writing Center will open for the Spring 2011 semester on Jan. 24. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or call for an appointment 562.2793.

Online Writing Lab Offers Tutoring for Distance Education Students – The Online Writing Lab offers tutoring services for distance education students. www.enmu.edu/services/tutoring/online-writing/shtml

ENMU Women Hosting Lovers for Learning on February 26 – ENMU Women have scheduled their annual scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction, "Lovers for Learning," from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at The Vines Italian Restaurant in Portales.

A full Italian dinner will be served, including a choice from two entrees, salad, bread sticks, iced tea and coffee.  A cash bar will be available or those who wish to purchase wine or beer.  Diners may supplement their meal with a treat from the “dessert” auction table.

Auction items include fine jewelry, quilted pieces, gourmet food baskets and many more. A special “just for fun” dessert auction will also be part of the auction items.

Proceeds support scholarships for women at Eastern New Mexico University.  Last year, two $700 scholarships were awarded.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($25 per person), contact Patrice Caldwell at 356.6591 or Ronnie Birdsong at 562.4490.

Board of Regents Agenda for January 19 at Hotel Santa Fe

Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
January 19, 2011 – 3:00 p.m.



  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda


  1. Report from the president of the Board
  2. Report from the president of the ENMU System
  3. Report from the ENMU-Roswell president
  4. Report from the ENMU-Ruidoso president
  1. Approval of the minutes of December 9, 2010, and December 17, 2010


  1. Election of Officers (Regent Marshall Stinnett, Action)
  2. Annual Authorization of Offices Authorizing Signature Authority (Dr. Steven Gamble, Action)


  1. Presidential Goals for 2011 (Dr. Steven Gamble, Information Only)Holiday Schedule for 2011-12 (Dr. Steven Gamble, Action)
  1. Property Disposition (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  2. Facilities Planning (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  3. New Policy (Dr. Patrice Caldwell, Action)
  4. Addendum to 2010 Fall Graduation List (Ms. Ronnie Birdsong, Action)
  5. Division of Health Background Check Fee, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)
  6. Emergency Medical Services Field Internship Student Date Acquisition Project Clinical Fees, Roswell (Dr. Martyn Clay, Action)


  1. Discussion of 2 limited personnel matters pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)


ENMU Foundation Scholarship for Support Employees – The ENMU Foundation would like to announce the establishment of a new scholarship available to full-time or part-time permanent support staff employees.  This scholarship will provide $125 for the purchase of books.

ENMU Staff Scholarship for Books

(does not include work-study or student-hire)

Submit Application #5 located at:   http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/forms/5
(Please include a copy of your transcript and a list of courses you plan to complete spring 2011.)

For more information, contact the ENMU Foundation Office at 562.2412.

How to Download Electronic W2 Forms [instructions]

Sheving Units and Book Ends Available Through Golden Library – Golden Library is releasing quality book shelving units and book ends.  If your department is interested, please call Lee Quick at 2956.  Lee has photos available if you would like to see the items being released by Golden Library.

NCATE Reaccreditation Letters of Comment Being Accepted
ENMU’s College of Education and Technology is hosting a joint reaccreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and New Mexico Public Education Department in April 2011.

We invite third-party comments for review by the visiting team. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional teacher education/licensure programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the institution.
We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: callforcomments@ncate.org

Construction Schedule for Eastern New Mexico University January 2011

 Electrical Distribution Phase II

  1. Complete except for Final Engineer Inspection


  1. Repair Street where HVAC Piping was installed
  2. Begin Courtyard Prep
  3. Begin Cistern System
  4. Continue Structural Steel
  5. Continue Metal Stud Framing
  6. Continue Selective Skylight Remodel
  7. Begin Roof at Existing Structure
  8. Begin Door Frame Installation

Ag / Annex

  1. Install Exhaust System at Welding Booth Area
  2. Move University Equipment into Shop (10 January 11)
  3. Complete Construction

Re-Roof President’s Residence
        1.   Complete Items on Architect’s Punch-List

Eastern Alumni Association Scholarship

The Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association established the Eastern Alumni Association Scholarship award to provide encouragement and financial support for students enrolled at ENMU. It is designated for children and grandchildren of ENMU alumni.

Each scholarship awarded is $1,000, and the number of scholarship recipients is at the committee’s discretion, based on the amount of income received from the Bank of America affinity fund.  The recipient must reapply each year.

Selection Criteria

This award is for the academic year and becomes effective in the fall semester following the student’s completion of 30 college credit hours (i.e. sophomore status)

The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 1, 2011. 

For more information, contact Janice Cowen in the Alumni Affairs office at 575.562.2125 or e-mail janice.cowen@enmu.edu.

Student Job Fair Wednesday, January 26 – The office of Counseling and Career Services will host a student Job Fair for part time student employees on Wednesday, Jan. 26 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the CUB Sandia Room.  If you plan to hire additional student employees (either work study or student hire) we encourage you to join us for the opportunity to interview students. 

If your department would like to participate, just send an email to Nikie.Bonner@enmu.edu to reserve your table.  Students do not need to register to attend.

Recruiters with National Oilwell Varco Here on Wednesday, February 16 – Recruiters with National Oilwell Varco will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 16, conducting interviews for Supply Chain Management Intern.  They are recruiting for May 2011 or earlier graduates to start the program rotation in July 2011. 

Targeted majors – Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Systems, Marketing and Management (Bachelor and/or MBA). 

The complete description is can be found here.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Danette.McGuire@enmu.edu

Call for Entries and Judges for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair at ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. 

The science fair is open to students in grades six through twelve attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt, and the cities of Logan, San Jon, and Tucumcari in Quay County. 

Students competing at all levels and in all categories will be eligible to win certificates of recognition, cash, and a variety of prizes from local, regional and national sponsors. Senior division students will be eligible to win a trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair, May 8-13, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Entries must be received no later than Dec. 21, 2010.

Judges are also needed.  Please contact Leslie Schroeder at sciencefair@enmu.edu if interested and experienced in science and engineering

For more information, please send an e-mail to sciencefair@enmu.edu or contact Leslie Schroeder, Department of Mathematical Sciences at 575.562.2309.

Information About Future KENW Auctions from Sheryl Borden – It’s hard to believe that 2010 is over; I guess that’s why I’m already starting to make plans for the upcoming KENW Online Auction for June 1-10.  We are going to make some changes that I think will be a welcome addition – changes which will allow viewers/bidders to see the items on TV and then use operator assistants to place their online bids for them.

I hope to get our Auction Coordinators in each town hired so we can do the training in January (instead of February as in the past) and I am hoping you will consider helping me with this important job.  We pay our Auction Coordinators 10% of the retail value of all of the items and sponsorships they solicit so it can be a great way to make some extra money.  We welcome persons who are working part-time, stay-at-home moms and dads, or retirees to serve as our Auction Coordinator for the Clovis area.  The work can be done on your own time schedule and at your own pace.  If you are interested, please either e-mail me back or call me at 562.2112.

If you don’t feel you are interested or in a position to help in this way, can you recommend someone for me to contact?  Or, you can contact them and ask them to call me.

We have also worked with civic clubs in the past, and this makes a great fundraiser for them.  If you belong to a club or group, or know of a group who needs to make a little extra money, please let me know.  We also welcome youth organizations or booster clubs to help us.

The Auction is a very important fundraiser for KENW, and this year will mark our 35th annual event.  I hope you will help us.

Sheryl  Borden
1500 S. Ave. K - St. #52
Portales, NM  88130

Medical Coverage for Dependent Children Extended to Age 26
The NMPSIA Board voted this month to extend medical coverage to eligible dependent children up the age of 26, effective Jan. 1.

 This applies to medical coverage only.  Dental, vision and dependent life coverage will end at age 25.  The child may be married or unmarried.

Coverage will  not be offered to the spouse or children of the eligible child.

If you are interested, a  change card with proof of birth must be completed and submitted to the  Office of Human Resources by Dec. 20..

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

Medical Premium Tax-Shelter Plan
All employees who currently have medical, dental, or vision insurance coverage have the option to change their tax-shelter status.  Tax-shelter forms are available in the Office of Human Resources or on the Intranet under Human Resource Forms.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

Approved Holidays

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011


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Local Artist Displaying Work at Runnels Gallery

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the art exhibit “Snow on the Window Pane” by Andrew Merritt at Runnels Gallery through Wednesday, Feb. 2 during the regular hours of Golden Library on the Portales campus. Merritt is an independent artist creating and selling his work from his gallery space, The Underground Embassy, in Clovis.

Bryan Hahn, secretary in the ENMU art department, notes that Runnels Gallery is not solely for those affiliated with Eastern. “The Runnels Gallery supports more than just the campus community.  It also supports the surrounding area of Clovis and Portales.  It is vital that we take every opportunity possible to connect people with art,” he says.

Hahn notes the uniqueness of this show in the size of the work. Many of Merritt’s creations will cover a wall in a home. “I like to believe that if it’s a good conceptual idea behind the painting, than it deserves the right amount of space for the idea, or at least in proportion,” says Merritt. “If the painting is a message that I would like to convey, then I try to make it a size which the message deserves and that people will take note of.”

According to Merritt, the length of creation of some of the artwork is like “an endurance race against my brain.” Some paintings are the result of three months of continuous work and “living on a couch a few feet from the work itself.”

The Clovis artisan uses various unorthodox techniques such as taking his art to the firing range to create his finished pieces.  Other media he uses to create his pieces include black paint “because an art teacher once told me not to,” and pieces of hymnals. Merritt also uses elements which will make the painting feel more “organic” and natural to the audience. “Using a lot of texture is an important part of my work, too. It makes the viewer want to touch the painting, and therefore bringing their subconscious closer to the message at hand,” although touching the paintings is not allowed for the showing.

Merritt uses his art to talk about common themes in non-literal forms “It sounds a bit cliché, but love is a common message. I think people have forgotten what a powerful thing this little spark of an emotion can be, and what a flame it can ignite,” says Merritt. Faith, steadfastness and freedom in its many forms are also evident in his work.

Merritt hopes people will view his art and “take the positive messages from my work and apply it to how it would best serve them.”

To view more of his work and “making of” videos, visit www.drewmerritt.com.

For more information, contact Hahn at 575.562.2778 or bryan.hahn@enmu.edu.

ENMU Spring 2011 Fine Arts Calendar of Events


Snow on the Window Pane,
Featured Artist: D. Merritt
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28
Display Dec. 21-Feb. 2
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778          


35 Years: Parsons to Portales
Featured Artists: J. Tuttle and B. Hamann
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25
Display Feb. 6-26
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Rabbit Hole
Main Stage, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10- Saturday, Feb. 12
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
$5 General admission
Advanced sales and reserved seating available
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

Liz Wade Faculty Voice Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17- Saturday, Feb. 19
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20
$8 General admission
$7 Senior citizens
$6 Pre-college
$5 ENMU students
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


K through ENMU: Community Art Event
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 4
Display March 2-22
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Saturday Night Lab
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m., Saturday, March 5
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
3 p.m., Sunday, March 6
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

West Texas A&M Art Show
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 15
Display March 26 – April 15
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778


High Plains Film Festival Screening
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
1 p.m., Saturday, April 2
Contact: Laurel Petty (575) 562-2229

Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas Faculty Voice Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, April 7
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Mass in Time of War, Joseph Haydn
ENMU Choirs and Orchestra
Main Stage, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
8 p.m., Friday, April 22
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Student B.F.A. Art Exhibitions
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Sunday, April 17 – 22
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 22
Sunday, April 24 – 29
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 29
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Brass Choir Concert
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

An Evening of Sam Shepard
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 – 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
$4 General admission
No advanced sales or reserved seating available
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


Student B.F.A. Art Exhibitions
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Sunday, May 1 – 6
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 6
Sunday, May 8 – 13
Reception, 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, May 12
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
3 p.m., Sunday, May 1
Contact: Kathi Fraze (575) 562-2377

Spring Dance Recital
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 3
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

Student Directed Scenes
Studio Theatre, University Theater Center at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
7 p.m., Thursday, May 5- Saturday, May 7
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


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Martin Luther King Day Celebration Monday, January 17 at Memorial Building -
Read schedule of events here. The march to the Memorial Building will begin at ENMU across from the Roosevelt County Museum at 10 a.m.


Chinese New Year's Banquet on February 4

“It’s going to be one of the most amazing show that has ever happened on campus,” Chris Yang, President of the International Club said.

Eastern New Mexico University is celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit on Feb 4, 2011.

As the most celebrated festival in China, the Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) is the gateway to the well-rooted and vibrant Chinese culture. The banquet, “Wild Elegance,” will be at 6 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom.

Chinese students at Eastern have been preparing a grand performance, including traditional clothing show, dance, skit, games, etc.. The menu will include delicious Chinese dishes from appetizer to dessert.

A new addition to this event will be a Silent Auction with items from around the world

The banquet will be open to the university and the community. The ticket price is $15/person.

Please RSVP with International Affairs before Feb. 1 with payment (no exceptions).

E-mail: enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu
Phone: 575.562.4915


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Greyhounds Upset West Texas in Basketball – [cnjonline.com]

Athletic Results in All Sports – [details]

Noon-Time Wellness Basketball Open to All Employees – Noon-time pickup basketball games in a practice gym in Greyhound Arena each day at noon are open to everyone. For more information, e-mail commissioner Wendel Sloan at wendel.sloan@enmu.edu.

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Distance Education

Contact Rebbecca Gossett at 562.4248 or rebbecca.gossett@enmu.edu.

For general information about Distance Education and Outreach courses, call 562.2165.

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Thank you to the Physical Plant for all you do everyday for all of us.

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"Your writing would be fine if you were tweeting." – Wendel Sloan

Please send us your original or favorite quote (with proper credit given) to monday.memo@enmu.edu.

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Couple Recalls Outreach Ministry in Brazil - [pntonline.com]

ENMU Grad Publishes Detecdtive Novel – [benzinga.com]

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Sponsor: ASAB
Event: Beards of Comedy Tour
Date: Wednesday, January 19

Time: 8 p.m.
Place: CUB Ballroom

The Beards of Comedy Tour will be at Eastern on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. Also known as the Fiercely Follicled Foursome, this group of men will have you rolling with laughter.

Join us in the Ballroom for free soft drinks and popcorn and all the laughs you can handle.

Students to Sing Karaoke January 21 in Ground Zero
By Chase Taylor

The Associated Student Activities Board  of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its traditional Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 Ground Zero of the Campus Union Building. The event is free to all students with a valid ID. Participants will be entered in drawings and contests for gift cards from the campus bookstore.

Karaoke Night is one of the most popular ASAB events where students can show their talents on the Ground Zero stage with 100s of songs available to participants. For those wanting to perform in large groups, it is important to note only three microphones with stands are available to performers.

ASAB is a student-run board that programs and hosts free events to the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information, please contact the Campus Life Office at 575-562-2108.

"Music Madness" Back to School Dance on January 28 in Ballroom
By Chase Taylor

The Associated Student Activities Board of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its inagural back to school dance, “Music Madness” dance at 8-11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28  in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building.

The dance is free to all students with a valid student ID.

Music Madness is a dance that features a different genre of music every fifteen minutes. Students will be treated to a variety of different genres from the past few decades.

ASAB is a student-run board that programs and hosts free events to the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact the Campus Life Office at 575-562-2108.

Housing Accepting Applications for Resident Assistant

The office of Housing and Residence Life is accepting aplications for resident assistants for the spring 2011 academic semester.  Anyone interested can pick up information and an application at the Housing Office located in the Campus Union Building, room 108.

Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Education Comprehensive Workshop and Exam – The Comprehensive Workshop for Spring 2011 will be on Feb. 5 (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. to noon in ED 120. The Compreshensive Exam on March 5 (Saturday) from: 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. in COB 132.

Contact: Dr. Romelia Hurtado de Vivas at romelia.hurtadodevivas@enmu.edu.

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Continuing the 53nd year of instruction, ENMU-Roswell welcomed a number of new employees and recognized several employees for their dedication and years of service.

Four faculty members were nominated for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award. They are Dawn Boston, Nursing instructor; Mike Jimenez, University Studies instructor, Darlene Klassen, Mathematics instructor; and Caleb Cain, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning-Refrigeration Technology instructor. Boston and Klassen were selected to represent ENMU-Roswell at the 2011 NISOD conference May 29 to June 1 in Austin, Texas.
Bob Cates, president of the ENMU-Roswell Foundation, presented Foundation Staff Merit Awards for Excellence to Vada Fry, administrative assistant, Business and Science Division, and Jacob Puckett, webmaster.  Each received a plaque and a check for $300.

Several employees were also recognized with certificates and pins for their years of service.

News from ENMU-Ruidoso – [http://www.ruidoso.enmu.edu/news/news.html]

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The City of Portales Recreation Center will conduct new six-week class schedules available for Recreation Center youth and adult members.

The classes run through Feb. 25.

 Open Walking (Monday‐Friday, 10am‐12pm)‐All Ages
 Boot Camp for Real People (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:15pm‐6:00pm)‐Adult
 Power Training (Monday/Wednesday, 5:30pm‐6:30pm)‐Adult
 Mat Toning Exercise Group (Tuesday/Thursday, 10am‐11am)‐Adult
 Belly Dance (Tuesday, 5pm‐6pm)‐Adult
 Zumba (Tuesday/Thursday, 5pm‐6pm)‐Adult
 Cardio Combo (Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30pm‐6:15pm)‐Adult
 Guitar Group Lesson (Tuesday, 6pm‐7pm)‐All Ages
 Youth Fusion Funk (Wednesday, 4pm‐5pm)‐Youth
 Scrapbooking Group (Thursday, 6pm‐8pm)‐All Ages
 Learn to Knit (Thursday, 6:30pm‐7:30pm)‐Adult (Additional Fee Required)
 Family Yoga (Thursday, 7pm‐8pm)‐All Ages

For descriptions on each of the class/group activities, visit the Recreation Center web pages on www.portalesnm.org. Membership is required to participate in classes and activities; however, daily and weekly passes are available.

For more information, please contact the City of Portales Recreation Center at 575.356.8598.

The Portales Recreation Department philosophy on recreation includes all leisure activities toward a healthy lifestyle. The newest schedule is now available with both fitness and non‐fitness classes beginning Jan. 18 through Feb. 25 offering the following classes and activities:


The City of Portales and the Portales MainStreet Program have partnered to institute a designated bicycle route from Eastern New Mexico University to the downtown district. In association with grant monies from the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the City of Portales installed eight (8) signs this week from Ave K to Avenue I along University and from Avenue I to Avenue B along 3rd Street as the designated bicycle route with sign images including directional arrows and distance. In addition, bicycle sharrows will be painted on the street route in Spring 2011. This project is identified in the recently adopted Downtown Master Plan for implementation.

"By designating this route, the City of Portales and Portales MainStreet Program believe this is a good beginning effort to encourage pedestrian use of bicycles for both safe transportation and recreational purposes connecting Eastern New Mexico University to the downtown district for shopping, dining, and events," said City of Portales Community Affairs Coordinator and Portales MainStreet Manager Nicole Thornton.

For more information, please contact the City of Portales at 575.356.6662 ext. 1024.

Quality of Life Focus Groups - [Read information here]

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Non-Emergency Number for University Police is 562.2392 – The non-emergency number to reach University Police is 562.2392. The 311 number is no longer used.

Open Staff Positions —The Office of Human Resources has job listings at http://www.enmu.edu/services/hr/.

Approved Holidays for 2010-2011

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011


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