March 14, 2011
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The Monday Memo received first place for "Electronic Newsletters" and graduate student Robin Haislett received first place for "Photo Gallery in Electronic Publishing" for a photo collection in the Monday Memo of a Haitian relief rally on campus In a statewide competition sponsored by New Mexico Press Women (NMPW).

The awards will be presented at the NMPW state conference in Las Cruces on April 8-9, and will then advance to the national competition, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women, against other state winners. The NFPW Conference will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in September.

The editor of the Monday Memo is Wendel Sloan, assistant editor is Robin Haislett and staff writer is Kaylee Peterson.


Laurel Petty, assistant profeswsor of digital cinema arts, will be interviewed on the following radio stations to promote the High Plains Film Festival. KCLV-FM (99.1): Tuesday, March 22 at 8 a.m.; KSMX-FM and KRMQ-FM (107.5, 101.5): Wednesday, March 23 at 7:45 a.m; KSEL-FM (105.9): Thursday March 24 at 8 a.m.; KICA-FM (98.3):  Friday, March 25 at 8:15 a.m.; and KTQM-FM (99.9): Thursday, March 31 at 7 a.m.

Bobby and Kathie Brunson celebrated their 25th anniversary on March 13. – []


Former KENW-TV News 3 director John Kirby was featured in LubbockOnline. – [LubbockOnline]

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Second Eight-Week Courses Begin Today – Second eight-week classes begin on Monday, March 14.  For more information on courses available in the second eight-week session, visit the ENMU website under current students and look for a link to all eight-week courses offered in Portales (P).

Registration must be completed in person unless you are a distance education student.

If you need to withdraw from a course, please visit the Advising Center (SAS 214) if your Advisor is listed as the Advising Center. If you have a Faculty Advisor you will need to go to the Registrar’s office in the Administration Building. The last day to withdraw from a course is April 1, 2011.

ENMU Observing Spring Break on March 21-25 – Eastern will observe spring break on March 21-25. The campus will still be open and employees will work their normal schedule. Studentsd and faculty will return on Monday, March 21.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought by March 18 – The office of Student Financial Aid seeks nominations for the 2010-2011 Eastern New Mexico University Student Employee of the Year. A review committee will evaluate the nominations.

They are asking each department to nominate at least one student employee for outstanding service. The award will be based on the student’s reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. Multiple nominations and supporting documents are welcomed. Please be very detailed in your description.

The student must meet the following criteria: • Undergraduate student employed on campus • Student must have been employed for a minimum of six months part-time during July 1, 2010 – May 15, 2011. • Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

They will select three outstanding students to receive $100 each. In addition, all eligible nominated students will be recognized at the Student Affairs Banquet on the tentative date of April 21.

Please submit the nominations to Kelly Mitchell, Station 20, by Friday, March 18. [nomination form]

Blood Drive on March 15

Event: Blood Drive

Date:March 15

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: in front of the ENMU CUB

Description: The National César E. Chávez Blood Drive Challenge celebrates the Legacy César E. Chávez as an American civic leader by engaging students in health education, health professions, and saving lives. ENMU has accepted the invitation and challenge once again. Last year, went great and I think this year will be even better.

If you would like to schedule your appoint online, click on this link<> , choose New Mexico, then click "donate blood" on the right side. Then enter the code enmu and it will pull up your blood drive information. Follow the prompts from that point. It is not recommended that you search by zip code as it will pull up other blood drives in the Portales area.

If you like to sign up in person, Hispanic Affairs will have a table in Campus Union Building on March 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sponsor: HIspanic Affairs at 562.2451 or

CPR/AED Training – If you are interested in CPR/AED (Cardio Pulmonary Respiration/Automated External Defibrillator) training, the Safety Office is conducting training sessions.  To receive Red Cross certification, employees need participate in only one of the following class dates: March 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 or 31.  These are all Wednesday and Thursday classes and are from 1:05-3:05 p.m. 

Classes are limited to 12 people.The Physical Plant will let you know where the classes will be when you call and register. 

To register, call the Physical Plant at #2511. 

Heating and Cooling Down on March 21-22 – The University will be without heating/hot water and without cooling for two days starting Monday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 22.  This will allow the Technology Building to be tied into the system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Physical Plant at 562.2511.

Williamson Lectureship on April 1 – The 35th Annual Williamson Lectureship, honoring acclaimed science fiction writer and ENMU professor emeritus Dr. Jack Williamson, is Friday, April 1.

The guests of honor are authors, script-and screenwriters, Michael Cassutt and Melinda Snodgrass.   The Lectureship luncheon, MC’d by author Connie Willis,  is Friday, April 1, at 11:45 AM in the Campus Union Ballroom. Lunch is $8 payable at the door (reservations required by March 25). Panel presentations by many visiting writers from around New Mexico will follow at 3:30 in Special Collections of ENMU’s Golden Library.

For more information and luncheon reservations, please call 562.2315 or email

April 2 High Plains Film Festival Teaming Up with April 1 Williamson Lectureship

A Universe in 1/10 Hour

Science fiction/ Fantasy genre; five to six minutes total running time.
Selected submissions will be screened as part of the 2011 Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University, March 31-April 2.  Additionally, each filmmaker selected will be invited to participate in a screenwriting workshop with the Williamson lectureship guests: Melinda Snodgrass and Michael Cassutt.

Submissions will consist of :

  1. Two copies - NTSC standard DVD (Region 1, playable in consumer DVD equipment)
  2. A screenplay of the submitted DVD.

Must be postmarked by March 11.
Submit entries to:
High Plains Film Festival
Fantasy Genre Competition
Eastern New Mexico University
Station 37
Portales, NM 88130

This competition is open to all residents and university/college students of New Mexico and West Texas.
Entries will only be returned if accompanied by a pre-paid, self-addressed mailer.

Check the website for more info:

For more information, contact Laurel  A. Petty at 562.2229 or

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari Review – The New Mexico Educational Software Clearinghouse is located in room 145 at the back of the Golden Library behind periodicals. It provides the ability for in-service and out-service educators to preview software designed for the K-12 student prior to purchase. Since the Clearinghouse is inside of the Golden Library items are checked out through the library.

For more information, contact Tyson Brown at 562.2646 or come to Room 146 in Golden Library.

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari Review

Crosscountry Canada Photo Safari is a simulation game developed by Igenuity Works. Its stated learning objectives include: understanding animal habitats, describing the appearance and behavior of animals, discovering what animals need to survive, understanding animal adaptations to different environments, learning about the human impact on animals, developing map-reading skills, developing geographic skills, relating consequences to actions, developing decision-making skills, building problem-solving skills, developing direction and survival math skills, and lastly to relating temperature to real life situations.

The program installs simply, depending on how your autorun is set up. Most likely your autorun options will pop up and the option to double click setup will occur, and then one can just follow the options. The Quick Start Guide should guide you if any real problems do come up. One issue to remember is that the activation code is in the inside of the software container.

The Quick Start Guide is the only paper guide that comes with the game, it is an installation guide only. The real manual is in game and is accessed by clicking the question mark. There is also a show me button which provides an audio visual introduction to the game. The in game guide is very helpful and informational, but it does not provide suggestions for using the game in the classroom.

This game is complex and some of the learning objectives are only completely achieved if the student reads every single thing and understands the game. The temptation to just play the game just to complete the objectives can be tempting, but it is more fruitful to allow the game to be what it is, a long Canadian adventure where you actually have to sleep, eat, and put gas in the truck.

The learning objectives are accomplished however. The software is immensely interactive. It is so interactive that the user has to buckle up before starting the hybrid. The game does keep track of progress by checking off for the student animals photographed. The game is appropriate for students ages six and up. Overall, this a complex game that centers on knowledge of all places Canadian, and many other relevant things.

I would hope that Ingenuity would do some Photo Safari programs for more exotic and international places in addition to Canada.

--Tyson Brown

37th Annual Student Research Conference on April 6

Sponsor: ENMU
Event: 37th Annual Student Research Conference
Date:  Wednesday, April 6
*       Presentation of Posters:  9-11 a.m.
*       Presentation of Papers:  1-3 p.m.
*       Conference Banquet:  6:30-8 p.m.
Location: ENMU campus (selected rooms)

Abstracts of Papers and Posters are due March 1

Please submit your entries from the link at<>.

Relay for Life in Greyhound Arena Set for April 8-9 – The annual Relay for Life will be held in Greyhound Arena on April 8-9.

The American Cancer Society’s motto is Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.  Every Relay for Life event contains those three components. 

We Remember those we have lost to this horrible disease, we Fight Back by raising money to find a cure.  The greatest honor is to celebrate those who are survivors of cancer.  

At the Portales Relay for Life, organizers would like you to be one of the peoplethey Celebrate. 

If you are a cancer survivor, please submit your name and mailing address via e-mail to , event chairperson. She would like to mail you an invitation to a reception in your honor, just prior to the kick-off of the 2011 event. 

As the event begins, survivors will walk the first lap as a reminder of their victory over cancer. 

Upward Bound Summer Positions

ENMU TRiO Upward Bound is accepting applications for summer positions for the following:

Art Instructor
Science Instructor
Computers Instructor
Video/Photography Instructor
Foreign Language Instructor
New Mexico History Instructor
English Instructor
Math Instructor

Summer applications are also being accepted for the following positions:

1 Summer Hall Director

3 male Resident Advisors
4 female Resident Advisors

Please come by Quay Hall 214 to pick up an application or contact Rodrick Chambers at 562.2452.

Student Employee Orientation – ENMU’s Partners Training program for new student employees has been replaced with the mandatory ENMU Student Employee Orientation.  The orientation will cover customer service, University policies and safety procedures. 

All new students who did not attend Partners Training will need to attend one of the following ENMU Student Employee Orientation sessions:

Monday, March 14       3-5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15     9:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 17    3-5 p.m.

Training sessions will be held in the Pecos Room of the Campus Union Building and seating is limited.  Student employees must register by calling the Office of Student Affairs.562.2221.

Students who fail to attend will be suspended from payroll.  

Policy Changes for Repeating Courses to Improve Grade – ENMU has approved changes to the policy for repeating a course to improve a grade.  The proposal was approved by the Admissions and Standards Committee, Deans Council, and President’s Core Staff.  The new policy replaces “Repeat of Course” located on page 27 of the 2009-2011 undergraduate catalog.   For the benefit ofstudents, the policy goes into effect this semester.  Key effects of this policy change are: 

The complete policy is presented below.

Repeat of Course
A course may be repeated to replace a grade earned in it. The following regulations will apply:
1.  The original and any repeat courses must be from an ENMU campus.
2.  A repeat course must correspond in number, title and description to the original course taken. For courses with number or title changes, approval must be secured in advance from the department, the college dean and the registrar. A course of one type may never be repeated by a course of another type, e.g., a directed study for a regularly scheduled classroom course, etc.
3.  All course enrollments and grades will appear on the transcript but only the highest grade earned will be used to calculate the grade point average. Where there is a difference of hours of credit or of course number level, the value of the repeat course with the highest grade will be used for the purpose of calculating the grade point average and in determining the satisfaction of degree requirements.
4. A grade of “I” for a repeat course will not replace a previous grade.
5. Withdrawal from a repeat course shall cause the repeat to be canceled and the previous academic record shall remain valid. The student may choose to repeat the course again after the withdrawal.

The Office of the Registrar is in the process of converting academic transcripts, including past courses,  to reflect the policy.  This review will take a few more days.  Questions about policy or individual’s transcripts may be directed to the Office of the Registrar,  or 575.562.2175.

Job Applicants Can Now Apply Online

Applicants for jobs at ENMU can now apply online.

The new applicant tracking system is called Neogov ( It’s a third-party system, but will blend seamlessly into ENMU's website.

"With this system, applicants can log-in to the website and apply for jobs electronically. We’ll still accept paper applications from applicants who don’t have access to the Internet, " says Sheryl Holmes, recruiter/trainer for Human Resources. "However, we’ll scan and upload the paper applications so that all our files will be electronic. It will benefit our applicants by allowing them to use one application to apply for multiple positions, and by allowing them to check the status of their applications."

Search committees and hiring supervisors will be able to log-in to the system and review electronic applications almost instantly, according to Ms. Holmes. It will also automate the approval processes for opening new positions and recommending applicants for hire.

"The streamlined processes should allow us to generate larger applicant pools and fill vacancies faster," she says. "After the website goes live, we’ll begin training individual departments on how to use the system. If a department knows that they will have a position opening in the next few months, I’d like them to contact me so I can set them up for an early training session. The new system has so many benefits for our campus, I want them to be able to take advantage of it right away," says Ms. Holmes..

For more information, call Sheryl Holmes at 562.2116.

Wednesdays Are Ground Zero Discount Days for Employees – Sodexho Presents: Staff and Administration Discount Day in Ground Zero all day on Wednesdays.

Come to Ground Zero and get 10 percent off your order. This offer is only valid in Ground Zero with ENMU Faculty/Staff ID.

For more information, call 562.2809.

Construction Schedule for Eastern New Mexico University March 2011 


  1. Continue Metal Stud Framing
  2. Continue Roofing
  3. Continue Door Frame Installation
  4. Continue Above Ceiling Mechanical Rough-In
  5. Continue above Ceiling Electrical Rough-In
  6. Continue above Ceiling Plumbing Rough-In
  7. Begin Drywall Installation
  8. Begin Brick Veneer
  9. Begin Thermal Insulation
  10. Begin Window Installation at Existing Building

Asbestos Abatement at Lincoln

  1. Scheduled Completion End of May 2011 

Demolition Lincoln

  1. Scheduled Completion Mid October 2011 

Ag / Annex

Emergency Alert Sign Up - If you have not already done so, sign up for the emergency alert system so you can receive weather alerts and closure notifications on your phone and email.  Go to the home page for ENMU and click the icon that says "School Alert System" and follow the instructions.  After you receive your confirmation call, be sure to finish your registration on the sign up page.

KENW-TV’s Festival 2011 Membership Drive Volunteers Needed – KENW-TV’s Festival 2011 Membership Drive is coming in March.  Support KENW-TV by volunteering your time to answer telephones for a few hours through March 20.  This is a 16-day drive, so there are plenty of shifts to volunteer for.  If you are interested in helping, call Rena Garrett at 562.2112 or e-mail Thank you.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Watch KENW-TV, Channel 3 for Entertaining Programs During Festival 2011 - Read Programming here]

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<

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.

2011-2012 Spirit Squad Tryouts - 2011-2012 Spirit Squad tryouts will be held on Sunday, April 10 in Greyhound Arena. Registration will begin at 9am. Please visit the Spirit Squad page on for important information regarding tryouts.

Mathematical Sciences Collecting Textbooks for Africa –

The Mathematical Sciences Department is collecting textbooks for Africa. This non-profit endeavor is in conjunction with Godwin Ubo from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Textbooks from any academic area that are less than 10 years old would be greatly appreciated. Mr. Ubo will drive to Portales later this semester to collect the textbooks and then send the textbooks to Africa using financial donations that he has collected.

Please contact the department if you need pick up services on or before Thursday, March 31. You can also bring your donated books to JWLA 129. The office is open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.

Please contact Dr. Tom Brown ( or 562.2330 for further information. Thanks for your participation.

Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture on Chaco Canyon on April 21

Mu Alpha Nu and the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology present The 11th Annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Chaco Chocolate: The Recovery of Cacao at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon with Patricia L. Crown, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico will be at 7 p.m. on April 21 in JWLA 112.

It is free and open to the public.

Recent research shows that some inhabitants of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon consumed a chocolate beverage, probably from the ceramic cylinder jars found there. This talk discusses how this discovery was made, the connection to the Chacoan cylinder jars, and

Patricia L. Crown received her A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1981. She held teaching positions at Southern Methodist University and Arizona State University, and has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1993, where she is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology.

Dr. Crown has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest; she is currently directing the analysis of artifacts from the trash mounds at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. Most of her research has concerned the manufacture and exchange of ceramics in the Southwest. She is particularly interested in pan-Southwestern processes of change, including the origins of pottery production.

In the last decade, she has been concerned with humanizing archaeology, by exploring

the status of women in the past and how children learned the tasks they needed to know to become competent adults. The Society for American Archaeology awarded her the Excellence in Ceramic Research Award in 1994, and the American Anthropological Association gave her (jointly with Suzanne K. Fish) the Gordon Willey Award in 1998.

Her books have included three co-edited volumes, Chaco and Hohokam: Prehistoric Regional Systems in the American Southwest, (SAR Press), Social Violence in the Prehispanic Southwest (University of Arizona Press) and Ceramic Production in the American Southwest (University of Arizona Press), the single-authored, Ceramics and Ideology: Salado Polychrome Pottery (University of New Mexico Press), and an edited volume Women and Men in the Prehispanic Southwest: Labor, Power, and Prestige (School of American Research Press). She recently identified the first prehispanic cacao north of the Mexican border in ceramics from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Born April 14, 1936, in Denver, Colorado, Cynthia Irwin-Williams developed an early interest in archaeology along with her brother, Henry. When she was only 12 and her brother 14, both began working part-time at the Department of Archaeology in the Denver Museum of Natural History and formed an association with the curator, Dr. H. Marie Wormington. These youthful pursuits led to Cynthia's interest in the Archaic period and to professional publications on the Magic Mountain, LoDaiska, and Agate Bluff sites around Denver.

Cynthia attended college at a time when women were still expected to be homemakers. If they did decide to pursue higher education, they definitely were not expected to become archaeologists. Yet, Cynthia did enroll and graduated from Radcliffe College with B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology in 1957 and 1958, respectively. In 1963 she received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. Cynthia once remarked about how she was forced to sit in the hallway during courses at Harvard as one of her professors did not believe
that women should be enrolled in archaeology courses.

Cynthia persevered and quickly made her mark as a professional, having a towering grasp over specialties that ranged from archaeology to related aspects of geology, paleontology, climatology, remote sensing, desertification, and desert reclamation. From 1963-1964 Cynthia lectured at Hunter College in New York.

From 1964-1982 she taught at Eastern New Mexico University and in 1978 she was awarded the Llano Estacado Center for Advanced Professional Studies and Research Distinguished Research Professorship. Cynthia served as president of the Society for American Archaeology from 1977-1979, only the second woman to hold this position. In 1982 Cynthia became executive director of the Social
Science Center, Desert Research Institute of Reno, Nevada. From 1988 until her death in 1990, she held the title of Research Professor, Quaternary Science Center, DRI.

A truly remarkable woman, multilingual (English, Spanish, French, Russian), with over 60 publications and 30 years of professional experience, Cynthia is considered to be a role model for women who aspire to scientific careers. This is why the students of the Anthropology and Applied Archaeology Department have named a lectureship series in honor of Dr. Cynthia Irwin-Williams.

Dr. Crown will be introduced by Dr. Kathy Rolder Durand, chair of the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology. Sponsors and contributors include the Office of the ENMU President, Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, and the Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club.

Special thanks to Dr. David Batten, assistant professor of anthropology advisor for Mu Alpha Nu; Barbara Senn, secretary for the anthropology department; Charlie Chaparro and Heather Davis, 2011 Irwin-Williams Lecture Series Committee; and the Office of Communication Services

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 or by calling 1.888.367.5369 (562.2112 locally).

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.



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

 Thursday, March 31.  




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

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 




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

All films FREE, shown in College of Education, Rm. 120

Writing Center Open for Spring SemesterThe 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.

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:

Save the Date for All-You-Can-Eat Crabfest on April 1 - Event hosted by the ENMU Bench Club.

Approved Holidays for 2011-12

Memorial Day                       Monday, May 30, 2011

Independence Day             Monday, July 4, 2011

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

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Children's Theatre Workshop Offered – Children's Theatre Workshop, taught by students of professor Janeice Scarbrough, will be offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 15-May 5 (excluding Spring Break) in the University Theatre Center dance studio.

Kids of all ages are welcome and admission is free.


K-ENMU 2nd Annual Juried Youth Art Exhibit Runs Through March 22

The Portales Arts Council is hosting the 2nd Annual K-ENMU Juried Exhibit at ENMU Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery through March 22. 

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.

For more information, e-mail


Spring Fine Arts Calendar 


K through ENMU: Community Art Event
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
Display March 2-22
Contact: Bryan Hahn (575) 562-2778

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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March 15 from 9-3 p.m. in front of the ENMU CUB, the National César E. Chávez Blood Drive Challenge.    The National César E. Chávez Blood Drive Challenge celebrates the Legacy César E. Chávez as an American civic leader by engaging students in health education, health professions, and saving lives. ENMU has accepted the invitation and challenge once again. Last year, went great and I think this year will be even better. 

If you would like to schedule your appoint online, click on this link , choose New Mexico, then click “donate blood” on the right side. Then enter the code enmu and it will pull up your blood drive information. Follow the prompts from that point. It is not recommend that you search by zip code as it will pull up other blood drives in the Portales area.

If you like to sign up in person, Hispanic Affairs will have a table in Campus Union Building on March 9 from 11-1 p.m.

March 16 Women’s History Month Presentation 2 p.m. Sandia Room

The four Multicultural ENMU female students will get together and give a presentation over “how women are being treated in their culture in today’s society.”

March 30 César E. Chávez Presentation at 2 p.m. Sandia Room

A short movie will be presented over the life of César E. Chávez, a Mexican-American labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers. During the 20th century, he was the leading voice for migrant farm workers (people who move from place to place in order to find work). His tireless leadership focused national attention on these laborers' terrible working conditions, which eventually led to improvements.

April 1 Empanada Sale Begins

The semi- annual empanada sale is to raise money for scholarships for Hispanic students given during Hispanic Heritage Month. Orders will be taken in the office of Hispanic Affairs. If you would like to order do not hesitate to come down to the office or e-mail the office at to place your order or call 562-2451
            Cost: $15 per dozen
                     $10 per ½ dozen
            Flavors: Cherry, lemon, apple, pineapple, apricot and raspberry
April 14 End of Empanada Sale

The last day to take empanada orders.
April 18 Deliver Empanadas
Deliver empanadas to people who ordered on campus only.

May 5 Cinco de Mayo Honor Banquet at 6 p.m. in the CUB- Ballroom

The Cinco de Mayo Graduation Honor Banquet is dedicated to honoring the spring graduates for their great achievement. Entertainment will be “Las Aguilas de Oro” a ballet folklorico group out of Hobbs, NM and Hispanic Rey, Rodolfo Arceo, performing rope tricks. The theme for this year’s banquet will be Charro a traditional horseman from Mexico, originating in the central-western regions primarily in the state of Jalisco including: Zacatecas, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Puebla. During the banquet there will be a special moment where an official will sash the graduating senior with a sash from their country of origin.
- Dress code will be semi formal or Western attire.
- Cost will be $15

Everyone must RSVP by April 29.

Women's History Month Events

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy formed the President's Commission on the Status of Women Its goals were to set forth "the story of women's progress in a free, democratic society, to review recent accomplishments, and to acknowledge frankly the further steps that must be taken."

The commission's report came out just as the feminist movement was taking off. This is a great month to renew the commission's work. Multicultural Affairs has programmed an array of events for the entire community.

For more information, contact the office presenting the program or Multicultural Affairs at 562.4914.

'How Women are Treated in Their Culture'

Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs. Contact 562.2470
Event: ENMU's Multicultural Women: How women are treated in their culture.
Date: March 16
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Meet ENMU's Multicultural female students. Reina Hispana: Gaby Galvan, Miss Native: Terra Becenti, Miss Black: LaQuethia Patterson, and International Affairs Director: Danni Luo will discuss their culture and how women are treated from their own experience. Refreshments will be served.

'Fun and Fitness Class'

Sponsor: African-American Affairs. Contact 562-2437 or email
Event: Sharesse: Fun and Fit Class
Date: March 29
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Sharesse: Fun and Fit class: Join us as we do aerobics, with a twist, 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 some moves.

Native-American Affairs Month

Native Movie Night
April 6
6 p.m.
Ground Zero
Relax with Native American Affairs, and enjoy a free movie night to relieve stress and learn some culture.
 On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, an old storyteller asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to gang members, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the Gathering of Nations Pow wow. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.

Paint your own pottery
April 20 R.S.V.P by April 15
6 p.m.
Sandia Room
Come and enjoy a night of creativity, fellowship, and knowledge of Native American customs.  You will be painting your own pottery bowl made out of paper maché, while you learn about how pottery became essential to Native Americans throughout there daily life, as well as how pottery is still important to this day.



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Athletic Results in All Sports – [details]

Employee Tennis Resuming – All employees are invited to play tennis at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the University Courts. For more information, contact tennis commissioner Minnie Bresler at

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

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, 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
Boot Camp for Real People
The Cake Series
ENM Children's Choir
Open Water Scuba
Personal Training 101
Swim Lessons

The course descriptions can be viewed by clicking on this link:

Contact Rebbecca Gossett at 562.4248 or

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"Really, a picture from the long lost 80s?  I am thinking that my mc hammer parachute pants are doing to be a dead giveaway to my age!" - Trish Maguire


"I like the new and more vibrant look (of the Web site)." – Dr. Jerry Harmon


"The quality of the photos at your/our website is just marvelous. They're imaginative, artistic, and interesting, and I'm especially pleased by the photos that emphasize the cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity of ENMU's student body." – Dr. Amy Hazelrigg

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"It's not that I think that you don't know what you are saying; it's just that I know that it's utter nonsense." – Wendel Sloan

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ENMU Briefs in Portales News-Tribune – []

ENMU Hosts Junior Preview Day – []

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Science 113 and 113L Challenge Exams. Students need to secure a ‘Challenge Memo’ (forms are available in Roosevelt Hall, Rm 111) from the instructor (Biology: Dr. Cradock; Chemistry: Dr. Yan; Physics: Dr. Andersen). This form has to be signed by the course instructor, department chair (Biology: Dr. Lutnesky; Physical Science Dr. Constantopoulos), and college dean (Dr. Ayala). Students then need to pay the challenge fee ($15 per credit hour; 113 = 3 credit hours; 113L = 1 credit hour) at the Cashier’s Office.

Examinees will be required to produce their receipts and memos at the exams – NO RECEIPT and MEMO, NO EXAM! Students will be examined on the full spectrum of biology/chemistry/geology/physics and should be prepared to answer questions addressing all topics under the respective disciplines. Students should be able to exhibit basic lab skills, including basic data analysis. Study resources for biology are available on closed reserve in the library. THESE EXAMS ARE OFFERED ONCE PER SEMESTER (FALL AND SPRING), NO EXCEPTIONS. NOTE: Once the exams have started no late arrivals will be permitted to enter the exam room – BE ON TIME!

Biology 113 and Biology 113L: Saturday, March 19 in S 101. The lecture exam (113) will be from 9 a.m. – noon. The lab exam (113L) will be from 2-5 p.m. The Physics 113 challenge will be held on Saturday, March 12, in S 112 at 9 a.m. The Chemistry 113 challenge will be held on Saturday, March 26. The lecture exam (113) will be from 9 a.m. to noon in PS 217. The theoretical part of the lab exam (113L) will be from 2-2:50 p.m. in PS 217, and the practical part of the lab exam (113L) will be from 3-5 p.m. in PS 102.

Contact: Kenwyn Cradock.

Fundraiser for "Invisible Children" on March 14-18 – ASAB will present a fundraiser for the invisible children organization in the CUB Lobby from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on March 14-18,

Invisible Children is an organization that has been helping children in Uganda and the surrounding areas to reach their full potential by raising funds and awareness about the conditions and what people can do to help. Such programs include: Schools for Schools, scholarship programs, teacher exchange program, and even clothing available for purchase on their website. We will be collecting monetary donations and raising awareness for them. 

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student-run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact Barbara James or Angela Ayers at 562.2108 or

Acrobats Performing March 14 – Kenya Safari Acrobats will perform in the Campus Union Ballroom at 8 pm. The event is free to all students with a valid ENMU student ID.

The Kenya Safari Acrobats are a group from the heart of Africa that performs intense dance and acrobatic routines taking your breath away with every flip! They are international performers, artistically representing Kenya, and they do a wonderful job with their adrenaline-pumping show of fire, dances, flips, pyramids, and contorting. Come out and enjoy this exciting show with free drinks!    

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact Barbara James or Angela Ayers at 562.2108 or

Comedians T. J. Miller and Nick Vatterott to Perform on March 17 – Comedian T. J. Miller and opening act Nick Vatterott will performin the Campus Union Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. The event is free to all students with a valid ENMU Student ID.

T.J. Miller is a comedian who is originally from Denver, Colorado, he was named one of the top 10 comics to watch in 2008. He has also done several movies such as, “Yogi Bear,” “She’s Out of My League,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” He does improvisation, sketch, and stand-up comedy along with voice- over’s and many other talents. Nick Vatterott has toured in places like Mexico, Canada, and the Mediterranean. Also, some of his jokes and writings have been seen in Chicago Magazine.   

ASAB is the Associated Student Activities Board. It is a student run board that programs and hosts free events for the students of Eastern New Mexico University.

For more information please contact Barbara James or Angela Ayers at 562.2108 or

Eastern in Action

March 28, 2011

5 p.m.

ASENMU office, in the CUB basement

Additional information:
Eastern in Action is one day for ENMU to say "Thank You" to the community of Portales, NM through selfless acts of service!

The Purpose
The purpose of Eastern in Action is for ENMU students to express their gratitude to the Portales community. Unique from other service projects, Eastern in Action is not just for those in need, but for the entire community of Portales. Eastern in Action jobs include raking, painting, lawn-mowing. Cleaning, washing windows and much more.
 Our Goal
*       Increase participation from 2010 Eastern in Action day
*       Create a sustainable program
*       Make program readily aware to the Portales community and the university well in advance
*       Create a tradition
*       Publicize accomplishments in local newspapers
*       Document even for a template for next year

All students, faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University are encouraged to participate. Participate as a campus organization, a group of friends, or as an individual. (Individuals will be comprised into a team the day of the event.) Fill out a Volunteer Participation Form and return to the Student Government office located in the CUB. Deadline 5pm March 28, 2011.

For more information, please email the director of Eastern in Action, Marissa Hyde, at

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Students and faculty at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will observe Spring Break from Saturday, March 19 through Friday, March 25. Saturday classes will resume Saturday, March 26.  The regular class schedule will resume Monday, March 28.
All main campus offices will be open during spring break, observing regular campus hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. until noon.

For campus information, call 624.7000.

March issue of ENMU-Roswell's The Grapevine – [grapevine]

'Eastern Clips' from ENMU-Roswell – [Eastern Clips]

News from ENMU-Ruidoso – []

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The City of Portales Recreation Center has released the new six (6) week class through April 15 for Recreation Center youth and adult members. The new schedule offers the following classes and activities
(those marked by an asterisk are new):
 Open Walking (Monday‐Friday, 10am‐12pm)‐All Ages
 Boot Camp* (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:30am‐6:15am)‐Adult
 Power Training (Monday/Wednesday, 5:30pm‐6:30pm)‐Adult
 Cardio* (Monday/Wednesday, 11am‐12pm)‐Adults
 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
 Body Sculpting* (Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00am‐12:00pm)‐Adult
 Cake Decorating* (Wednesdays, 10am‐11am)‐Adult
 Youth Fusion Funk (Wednesday, 4pm‐5pm)‐Youth
 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 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 Center will host the first Family Night @ the Rec on Friday, March 18, from 6-9 p.m. at the Portales
Recreation Center
, 1001 W. 18th Street. Attendees will have access to the facilities including billiards, games, technology lab, and organized activities for the entire family. Entrance fee is $10 for a family up to five (5) people and $2 for each additional person. This is a great event for the entire family from infants to seniors. The Portales Recreation Center recognizes the importance of family time.

Spending quality time together as a family can boost a child’s self‐esteem and foster healthy social development. “Family time is so crucial to the relationships and development of family members with specific emphasis on child development. These types of activities allow families to spend quality time together outside of the house at an affordable price,” said Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Thornton.

For more information, please contact the Portales Recreation Center at 356.8598.

Great American Clean-Up in Portales on April 23 – [details]

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. 

This year we will be hosting the Easter Egg Hunt at the Softball Complex. Each softball field will be a different age group with the Hunt starting at 3 p.m. on the dot.

We are asking for help from the community in donating plastic Easter Eggs/filled, if possible. 

For more information, call Veda Urioste at 356.6662, ext. 1018.

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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

How to Perform CPR – When an adult suddenly collapses, call 9-1-1 and immediately begin chest compressions.  Do so by placing both hands in the center of the chest, on on top of the other, and push hard and fast until help arrives. Learn more at

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