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These Announcements were submitted to the Monday Memo by University community members (employees, students and retirees). Announcements must be received by Thursday at noon for publication on the following Monday. To submit an item, use the Submit Announcements form to the right, or e-mail monday.memo@enmu.edu. Announcements can only be accepted from off-campus groups if the group is non-profit. The Web address for the Monday Memo is http://www.enmu.edu/mondaymemo.

The Monday Memo is a weekly electronic newsletter published for the faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University.

 

Features run every other week.

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Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. Susan Fulgham of West Texas A&M  have an interview appearing in Educational Technology in the Jan –Feb 2011 issue.

The therapeutic work of Richard Dane Holt, resource faculty and LISW, with veterans using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder has been cited in an article in the Annals Of American Psychotherapy Association, Fall 2010 issue.  Dane is a resource faculty member with the Social Work Program who works at Veterans Affairs in Clovis.

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Retirement Reception for Janice Lee on January 31 – A retirement reception for Janice Lee will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, in the SAS Coffee Lounge.

After many years of dedicated service, Janice Lee will be retiring and moving on to another phase of her life. Please join the Financial Aid Office in thanking Janice for all the great years she gave to ENMU and wishing her a wonderful retirement. We hope to see you there.

How to Win By Being a Loser – The Biggest Loser is starting up again!  If you would like to participate in this spring’s ENMU Biggest Loser you can weigh in starting Feb 1.  Each contestant puts in $20 and the three that have the highest percentage of weight loss at the end will win the pot (1st, 2nd and 3rd place). 

Now we know what you are thinking: "I don't want everyone to know my weight."

We've got that covered.  All the "contestants" can go to Health Services either before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. each week to be weighed.  The final weigh in will be May 1.

Then the percentages of weight loss will be calculated to see who ENMU's Biggest Loser is. (Although we will all be winners!)

For more information, contact Ronda Hutcherson at ronda.hutcherson@enmu.edu or Vanessa Rollings at vanessa.rollings@enmu.edu.

Wellness Wednesday
Event:  Wellness Wednesday - Importance of Exercise
Time:  Wednesday, Feb. 2 - 3:30-5 p.m.
Location:  CUB Sandia Room
Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services

We all know that exercise is important for our bodies, but what about our minds? How much exercise do we need? How can we fit meaningful exercise into our busy lives without breaking our budgets? Learn the answers to these questions and more!

For more information, contact Leslie Jones at leslie.jones@enmu.edu..

W-2 Forms Now Available – W-2's are now available online for employees who have consented for electronic delivery of their W-2's.

To access your electronic W-2 please follow the instructions below.

1.             Go to www.enmu.edu<http://www.enmu.edu%3chttp:/www.enmu.edu

2.             Click on "Current Students, then "MyENMU"

3.             Enter your user id (this will be your id#) and password (should be your birthday in 6-digit format unless you have changed it)

4.             Click on "Employee"

5.             Click on "Tax Forms"

6.             Click on "W-2 Year End Earnings Statement"

7.             Select the tax year (2010) and click "Display"

To Print your W-2:

8.             Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Print"

For those employees who did not consent for electronic W-2's a paper copy were mailed on January 28.

If you have any questions or problems printing your W-2, please contact Human Resources at 562.2115.

Blog from ENMU Student Rachel Whitt from Her Washington, D.C., Internship – [blog]

Mandatory Student Teaching Application Meetings

Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled the dates for the next mandatory student teacher application meetings. All students who plan to student teach during the fall 2011 semester must attend one pre-application meeting to receive the required information concerning application procedures.

Mandatory student teacher application meetings:

Portales Tuesday, Feb. 22
12 p.m.– 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the CUB/Pecos Room

Portales Wednesday, Feb. 23
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the CUB/Pecos Room

Roswell Thursday, Feb. 24
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the CUB Multipurpose Room #110

The student teacher application deadline is March 18.

For more information, call the College of Education and Technology, Teacher Education Office at 575.562.2895.

Red Green’s Wit and Wisdom Tour

Red Green is coming to Portales. Red Green’s One Man Show, the Wit & Wisdom Tour featuring Red’s stories and opinions on just about everything, will be in Portales on Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Center.

Tickets are $25 each or $200 for two VIP Tickets that include the best seats in the house and a VIP Private Reception after the show.  VIP Tickets are limited so if you want to attend the Private Reception be sure and get your tickets soon.

Tickets may be ordered on-line at www.kenw.org or by calling 1.888.367.5369 (562-2112 locally).

Defensive Driving Classes – In order to drive a University vehicle or an Enterprise vehicle for the university, the State of New Mexico requires you to have completed the six-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Certificate program.

The six-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered Friday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. in Education Room 125.   

If you have taken the six-hour Defensive Driving Course, you are required to renew your six-hour certificate every four years. The four-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered on Monday, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. in Education Room 125, and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. in COB 128.

*** NEW STATE RULE:  You must have a New Mexico drivers license.  ***     

Please call Physical Plant at 562.2511 or the Safety Office at 562.2796 to register for the class.

ENMU Students and Faculty Member Volunteering for AARP Tax Aide – AARP Tax-Aide is a free program run by the AARP Foundation to guide people with low to moderate incomes through their taxes, making sure they receive all the deductions and credits they’re entitled to. It is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service.

The program has grown tremendously since it started in 1968 with four volunteers. Approximately 34,600 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, now help more than 2.6 million taxpayers file their federal, state and local tax returns each year. The AARP Tax-Aide program is offered at approximately 6,500 locations nationwide in senior centers, libraries, community centers and other convenient locations.

In Portales:

Accounting majors Kristin Watts, Tingting Chen (Christy), and Shenqi Cao (Catherine), Marco Gutierrez, Ashley Moore, and Meredith Basdaras  as well as  Dr. Mercedes Agogino, the AARP representative, and reviewer and Ira Kaye Frashier, ENMU liason, passed the required proficiency test in order to take part in the tax preparation process.

Tax preparation this Spring is expected to begin Monday, February 7th and continue through Wednesday, April 6th . During the week of Spring Break March 21-28th.

The days open will be Monday and Wednesday only from 1:30-4 p.m., first come/first served.  No appointments will be taken.

Participants are asked to bring the following:
Social security cards
Photo identification (such as drivers’ license)
W-2’s, 1099’s, and any other tax documents received regarding 2010.

If you would like to volunteer to be a greeter or help in some other way, please call 575.356.8709.

Approved Holidays for 2011-12

Labor Day                             Monday, September 5, 2011

Thanksgiving                       Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2011

Winter Break                       Close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011
                                                Reopen at normal time, Monday, January 2, 2012

Presidents’ Day                   Monday, February 20, 2012
 
Memorial Day                       Monday, May 28, 2012

Independence Day              Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The New Mexico Lottery is seeking video entries asking Lottery Scholarship students to share with them how the Lottery Scholarship has impacted their lives. 

Lottery Scholarship Videos Solicited from ENMU Students – Could your Legislative Lottery Scholarship make you a star?

Share a video of how the scholarship has impacted or will impact your life and you could be featured a TV commercial. The most creative and compelling stories will be featured on the New Mexico Lottery’s website, and may even be used in their next television advertising campaign.

Videos are due by Feb. 18.

For more information, visit NMLottery.com.

ENMU FoundationScholarship Application Deadline is March 1 – We would like to invite all students to apply for ENMU Foundation scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Applications must be received by March 1 at 5 p.m.  (with the exception of a few scholarships that have different deadlines).   

These scholarships are listed online at http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/index.shtml.  If you have any questions, please call 562.2412.

Welcome to Early Alert Spring 2011 – If you have students whose attendance is spotty or who may be experiencing other problems, please note that there are two ways to access an early alert form.

·   www.enmu.edu/earlyalert<http://www.enmu.edu/earlyalert> OR

·  Follow these links from the ENMU home page:
§  Inside ENMU
§  FORMS
§  Advising-- Early Alert

Forms completed online come directly to the Advising Center.  If you choose to complete the PDF version of the form, please remember to either print the template and enter information by hand or complete the template online (it will not be saved, however) and print immediately.  Either way, once the Advising Center receives the alert, the student will be contacted or referred to appropriate areas for intervention.

We greatly appreciate your help in identifying these students who may need some additional assistance in their courses.

Susan Cramp
Director, Academic Advising

HUMAN RIGHTS FILM SERIES Spring ‘11
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NOT JUST A GAME: Sports in US culture is a powerful cultural, economic and political force-                                               

Thursday, February 3, 7:30



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Wobblies: One Big Union: The struggle for worker’s rights and dignity.                              

 Thursday, Feb 24, 7:30



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Weather Underground: a riveting    story  of explosive  US youth revolutionaries.
                                

Thursday, March 10, 7:30

 

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WHY WE FIGHT - Permanent War and the Collapse of the US Empire.  


 Thursday, March 31.  

     

 


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TAPPED: Is water a human right or a commodity to be exploited for corporate profits?

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 


 

 

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 EVERYTHING’S COOL: A Toxic Comedy about Global Climate Change.  Thursday, April 28                                                         

All films FREE, shown in College of Education, Rm. 120
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  doug.morris@enmu.edu

Interview with Dr. Doug Morris About Human Rights Film Series – [interview]

Writing Center Open for Spring Semester – The ENMU Writing Center is open for the Spring 2011 semester.

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.

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

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.

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.

Approved Holidays

Presidents’ Day                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day                           Monday, July 4, 2011

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K-ENMU 2nd Annual Juried Youth Art Exhibit Runs March 2-22
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Are you looking for a way to reach out to the community of Portales through your art? We have a wonderful opportunity for you.

The Portales Arts Council is hosting the 2nd Annual K-ENMU Juried Exhibit at ENMU Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery.  This art show is open to any ENMU student and does not have an entry fee. 

Please fill out the [form] and deliver your work between 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 to the Holiday Inn Express in Portales, 1901 West 2nd Street.
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The artists and everyone on campus are invited to the reception for the K-ENMU Juried Youth Art Exhibit on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.  Please join us in the celebration of the announcement of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Art works that will be on display in the Runnels Gallery will feature esteemed artists from Portales schools' kindergarten through high school, alongside ENMU’s student artists.

Spend some time with the artists and try out the appetizers made and served by ENMU’s Hospitality Club. 

For more information, e-mail caitlin.lindsey@enmu.edu.

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ENMU Presenting 'Rabbit Hole' on February 10-12
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services



Eastern New Mexico University will host the production of “Rabbit Hole” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 through Saturday, Feb. 12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13 on the mainstage of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.

Ticket prices are: $7 for an adult, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for high school students and under, and $4 for ENMU students with ID.

The cast consists of Mandi Hatcher, Victoria Wright, Jeremy Gardels, Sherry Carpenter, Brittany Hoover, Charlotte Quintana, Rose Kelly and Robert Garcia with Danielle McCollum as stage manager.

Rabbit Hole is about a family coping with the sudden loss of their young son to a car accident. Director Janeice Scarbrough chose the Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony award winning play to bring to the theatre department because of the style and tone of the play. Departing from the raucous comedy or Shakespearian drama, this mainstage production focuses on “real people speaking the way we do, dealing with real pain,” according to Scarbrough.  Hatcher, a transfer student making her ENMU debut in the production, says, “I’m not a fan of the overdramatic; this is very to-the-heart, gritty and real.”

The film adaptation, now nominated for an Oscar, remains unwatched by the cast and crew as required by Scarbrough. Her intent is to not let the performance become too much like the movie and allow the audience to appreciate this interpretation of the material.

With the first rehearsal only three weeks away from opening night, the cast and crew have worked tirelessly to do the script justice. Contrary to the time constraints, Gardels, a Clovis native, is not feeling the pressure. “Everyone works well off each other,” says Gardels. 

Scarbrough supports this statement with her insight that 90 percent of directing is casting and the other 10 percent is the love of the material. The cast working on their lines together outside of rehearsal is one of the testaments that Scarbrough cast this play well.

Another unique feature of Rabbit Hole is that freshmen are included. Not only are freshmen present in the performance with Wright and Hoover, but behind the scenes as stage manager. McCollum has learned quickly in her role as stage manager and  is “enjoying every minute of it.”

Scarbrough believes that high school audiences will be impacted by this play. The accident which the play revolves around involves a seventeen-year-old which may resonate deeper with audiences of that age. “Community members and teachers will enjoy this but it may ring truer with high school audiences,” says Scarbrough.

Gardels says audiences will be treated to a play with “subtle depth. It can be cathartic and affirming but it will certainly make you think.”

For more information, call 575.562.2711.

ENMU Presenting “The Mikado” on February 17-19
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the production of “The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.

Tickets are available Thursday, Feb. 3, at the ENMU Music Building box office. Ticket prices are: $7 for an adult, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for high school students and under, and $4 for ENMU students with ID.

According to Jean Ornellas, professor of music, the ENMU production tells the story of Japanese exchange students on spring break at Matagorda Texas.  Yum-Yum, daughter of a Japanese oil magnate and Mikado, has been betrothed by her parents to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.  However, Nanki-Poo, the Mikado’s son (who ran away from home and is travelling through Texas incognito) and Yum-Yum met and fell in love when he was a visiting professor of music theory at her school.  All of the students are looking forward to actually meeting the Mikado, who will be coming to view his oil holdings and to oversee a scheduled execution by Ko-Ko who, sadly, has difficulty even killing a fly. 

Ornellas says, “The audience will enjoy beautiful music, a variety of dances and fun.”

For more information and reservations, call 562.2377.

Spring Fine Arts Calendar

January

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 through Feb. 2
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778          

February

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
Free
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
Tickets:
$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
Free
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
Tickets:
$8 General admission
$7 Senior citizens
$6 Pre-college
$5 ENMU students
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

March

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
Free
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
Free
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711

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

Jazzfest
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11
Free
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
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

April

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

Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas Faculty Voice Recital
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Thursday, April 7
Free
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
Free
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
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Brass Choir Concert
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
Free
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

May

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
Free
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Music Building, Buchanan Hall
3 p.m., Sunday, May 1
Free
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
Free
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
Free
Contact: Shirlene Peters (575) 562-2711


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Chinese New Year's 'Wild Elegance' 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 worldThe 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


Americans have recognized Black history annually since 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week first. Later "Black History Month" was implemented as an initiative to bring national attention to the contribution of Black people throughout American history. The month of February was chosen by Woodson because the birthdays of two great influential men, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

In an effort to raise campus wide awareness, the Office of African-American Affairs celebrates the month of February with a variety of events. If you have any questions, contact the office at 575.562.2437 or email enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu

 African American Affairs Detail information On BHM Calendar

Sandal Fundraiser

Sponsor: African-American Affairs. Contact 562.2437 or enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu<mailto:enmu.africanamericanaffairs@enmu.edu>

Date: Now until Feb. 11 at African- American Affairs Office in "the Alley" (lower level CU)

Location: Table in CUB Lobby

Description: The unique and custom made sandals will be ready for pick up in perfect time for Valentine's Day. Different designs and colors.  One pair $7, 2 pairs $10, 3 pairs $15. Taking orders on at a table in the CUB.  You can also order at anytime at the African American Affairs Office. All proceeds will go towards scholarships.

Kick Off-Agalu
February 1
7 p.m.
Ballroom
Agalu which means, ‘Spirit of the Drums’, is a famous African drummer group that combines transformational dances, music, and storytelling with history of the African culture.

Edward Wallace: “Slave to American Hero”
February 2
2 p.m.
Pecos Room
Celebrate Black History Month on a tour through the life of Jim Beckwourth’s “He was a trapper, trader, soldier, scout, explorer, and chief of the Crow Nation.” Co-sponsored by New Mexico Humanities Council. (NMHC)

Craft Day: Create an African Mask
February 3
6 p.m.
Sandia Room
Come learn and create an African Mask with African American Affairs. There will be different types of art materials (such as markers, glitter, etc) to make your mask unique as well as resemble the culture of Africa. Must RSVP by February 1, and you can also bring your own supplies.

Black History Month Display
February 4
All Month
Library
The display is a window display in Special Collections for Black History Month that honors the African American culture, provided by Gene Bundy.

Rod’s Fitness Lounge
February 7
2 p.m.
Pecos Room
Mr. Rodrick Chambers, Director of Upward Bound and Health Group, will educate and demonstrate the correct techniques of proper stretching and exercising as well as, healthy habits.

Stop the Hunger Cake Walk Fundraiser
February 8
12 a.m.
Cafeteria
Support the “Stop the Hunger Campaign” to help homeless people and low income families to get food. The office would like your participation in this campaign by doing the cake walk and donating pocket change. All donations will go to buy food and give it to the Lighthouse Mission.

 Hip Hop with Sharesse
February 9
6 p.m.
Sandia Room
So come and learn a fun Hip Hop routine, with a little edge, with Sharesse Sawyer.
Sharesse is a certified fitness trainer who specializes in doing dance classes mixed with working out. She is a contemporary hip hop dancer who is ready to show you her moves.

Soul Food Stations
February 10
11 a.m.
Cafeteria
Come and enjoy some good soul food in the cafeteria.

Black Music Day
February 11
CUB Lobby
Enjoy the sounds of old school and new school genres in a musical atmosphere.

 Sandal Delivery
February 14
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
CUB Lobby
The unique and custom made sandals will be ready for pick up in perfect time for Valentine’s Day. We will be taking orders for these sandals on January 20th and 28th on a table at the CUB and you must pay up front in order for you to be able to order your sandals on those days. You can also order at anytime at the African American Affairs Office.

Mr. & Ms. Black ENMU
February 15
11a.m.-1p.m.
CUB Lobby
Come by and vote for the best poster of a young man and young woman who are competing for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Black ENMU 2011. Candidates can pick up applications at the office. Deadline to apply is February 7th.

“Black Success” 2011
February 16
2 p.m.
Laguna Room
Coach Draco Miller, Greyhound offensive football line coach, will give an inspirational discussion on how to be successful in 2011 and beyond.

Health Day
February 17
2 p.m.
Laguna Room
Nurse Kuhlmann and Health Services will provide Flu shots, sugar and blood pressure test.

Quiz Day
February 18
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
CUB Lobby
Come and test your knowledge on the African American culture, and famous names and
dates in history. Receive a gift.

The Wonders of African American Hair
February 22
2p.m.
Sandia Room
Learn about the different styles of African American hair, how we manage our hair, and also inexpensive ways to maintain your hair. This will be presented by Sharesse Sawyer, a licensed beautician.

“Rip the Shoe Game” Fashion Show
February 23
6p.m.
Ground Zero
We will have a fun filled fashion show that is directed towards shoes. Apply in the office by February 18 in order to be a model. Model your most jazzy shoes to the campus. Also crowning our 2011 Mr. & Ms. Black ENMU at the end of this.  

“It was news only because . . . .” (Powerful Black Women in History)
February 24
2p.m.
Sandia Room
Dr. Hardman, Assistant Professor of History, will quote from Charlyne O. Farris, first black female judge appointed in Texas. Judge Farris and others like her helped open professional paths to African American women across the US. Dr. Hardman states “Charlye O was one of my heroes; I think her story makes for good foundation for the talk on black women”. 

I      Vic and Tory
February 25
3pm
Sandia Room
One student’s relationship with our own mascots!  LaQuethia Patterson and the other Hound Handlers and volunteers will describe their experience and connection with Vic and Tory. Learn fun facts about how are mascots come to ENMU.

Surgeon, Dr. Grayson
February 28
2p.m.
Sandia Room
Dr. Grayson, Surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital, will describe her life, challenges and rewards of becoming a successful black female surgeon.

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Basketball Teams Hosting University of the Incarnate Word on Wednesday — ENMU's basketball teams host University of the Incarnate Word on Wednesday in Greyhound Arena. The women's game begins at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game.            

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.

Racquetball Open to All Employees – All employees are invited to play racquetball at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Greyhound Arena. For more information, e-mail Brian Pasko at brian.pasko@enmu.edu, or call him at 562.2367.

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Distance Education and Outreach invites staff and students to sign up for the following upcoming Non-Credit courses:

Aqua Fitness
Ballet
Boot Camp for Real People
The Cake Series
ENM Children's Choir
Jazz
Open Water Scuba
Personal Training 101
Phlebotomy
Swim Lessons
Zumba

The course descriptions can be viewed by clicking on this link:  http://www.enmu.edu/academics/distance-ed/non-credit/index.shtml

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

For general information about Distance Education and Outreach

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Thank you to ITS for always being so punctual in responding to computer and phone problems.

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"Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered." – Al Capp

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ENMU class up in the air – [pntonline.com]

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Comprehensive exams for the Master's Degree in English will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at JWLA 111. Times: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please contact Prof. Sumption if you wish to reserve a seat for the exams. linda.sumption@enmu.edu

Off Campus Job Fair

Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services

Wednesday, Feb. 2   11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CUB Sandia Room

If you are searching for an off-campus job in the local community, this is a great opportunity to interview with local employers in Portales and Clovis about part time jobs. Employers offer flexible schedules and great pay! Students should dress appropriately for a job interview and bring a list of previous work experience in order to fill out job applications. A resume is not required but does make a good impression to potential employers.

Find student job opportunities online at www.enmu.edu/studentemployment  

For more information please contact Counseling and Career Services at 575.562.2211, stop by SAS 232 or visit ENMU Counseling and Career Services on Facebook.

CET scholarship applications for fall 2011 and spring 2012 are due at the dean's office, ED156, no later than March 1. Find CET scholarships at www.enmu.edu, click on current students, scholarships, College of Education and Technology Scholarships, and find a complete list of CET scholarships, eligibility criteria, application instructions, and forms.

An average of 20 percent of applications are rejected because of incomplete information. Check your application(s) for complete information.

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

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

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Kite Program Slated for Library Friends
 
If springtime winds ever put you in the mood for kite flying, you’ll want to be sure to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at 12 noon on Thursday, Feb. 3, in the meeting room of the library at 218 South Avenue B.

Thom Moore, a pressman at the Print Shop and active leader at Third & Kilgore Church of Christ, will bring his collection of kites and talk about this perfect-for-New-Mexico-springtime hobby.  According to Cozetta, Thom’s wife for the past 37 years, his interest was sparked by a garage sale purchase of a small kite a few years ago.  Since then it has become a full-blown hobby, one that takes him outside on many breezy spring and summer evenings.

The meeting will also include a report on the 2010 book sale, as well as election of 2011 officers.  Friends of the Library meetings are brown-bag lunches, and the public is always warmly invited.  

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.

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives. 

The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms.  Breast cancers that are found because they are causing symptoms tend to be larger and are more likely to have already spread beyond the breast. In contrast, breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast.  The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are some of the most important factors in predicting the prognosis of a woman with this disease.

Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Society's guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated.

Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Service is happy to inform you that we once again will be offering a Breast Cancer Screening Clinic.  Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center will do the screenings.

The screening will be held in Portales Roosevelt County Extension Office, 705 E. Lime on Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m..  You should call 1-800-377-4673, as soon as possible to ensure an appointment.  At the time you make your appointment you will give them your insurance information.  You will be expected to pay your co-pay at the time of the mammogram.  Financial aid is also available.

If you have further questions, please contact Connie Moyers or Sherri Best at 356.4417.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, serve or assistance in order to participate in this educational activity are encouraged to contact us to determine how reasonable accommodations may be made.  Educational programs of the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. 

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 through Feb. 25 offering the

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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/.

 

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