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Next Feature Issue with New Photos Will be on April 25

UNM Professor Lecturing on Chaco Canyon at ENMU on April 21

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will 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, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in Room 112 of the jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. 

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 and the connection to the Chacoan cylinder jars.
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.

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 Pre-Hispanic 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 Pre-Hispanic Southwest: Labor, Power, and Prestige (School of American Research Press).

She recently identified the first pre-Hispanic cacao north of the Mexican border in ceramics from Chaco Canyon, N.M.
Born April 14, 1936, in Denver, Col., 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 Irwin-Williams’ interest in the Archaic period and to professional publications on the Magic Mountain, LoDaiska, and Agate Bluff sites around Denver.

Irwin-Williams 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, she enrolled 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.  She 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.

Irwin-Williams 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 she 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.

She served as president of the Society for American Archaeology from 1977-1979, only the second woman to hold this position. In 1982 she became executive director of the Social Science Center, Desert Research Institute of Reno, Nev. 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, Irwin-Williams 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 her.

For more information, call David Batten at 562.2750.

Sixth Annual ENMU Mud Volleyball Open Registration
by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services

The sixth annual Mud Volleyball tournament is set for Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. on the lawn behind Lincoln Hall on the Portales campus.

Mud Volleyball is hosted by ENMU Foundation and the Associated Students ENMU (ASENMU). All the proceeds to go straight to student scholarships as the event is funded through ASENMU Student Government. Justin Aguiliar, director of Mud Volleyball, says, “There will be $500 scholarships awarded at Mud Volleyball but the number is unknown until that day.”

Not only is the Mud Volleyball tournament monetarily beneficial to students, it has social benefits as well. “It gets students involved with other students they might not meet. Underclassmen and upperclassmen don’t normally see each other a lot,” explains former director Brian Campbell. Barbara James, director of Campus Life, believes it also lets students decompress before final exam week. “I think it’s a chance at the end of the year for the kids to get out, get dirty and have a lot of fun,” James adds. 

According to James, it takes a massive effort on the part of the students, ENMU Foundation and all the sponsors to make Mud Volleyball a successful event. “The volunteers are out there from about 7 a.m. in the morning the day of the event preparing the pits, and that doesn’t even touch the numerous hours put in ahead of time for arranging and preparing food, connecting with sponsors, arranging the brackets and everything else,” says James. Work on the event began with the school year and "will continue until the trophies are awarded at the end of the day of the tournament,” says James.  

Community members are greatly encouraged to register for the tournament. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to play on a team. “It’s a chance for community members to come out, have fun and see that we aren’t just a bunch of crazy college kids,” says Campbell. 

Business owners can sponsor the event itself and register a team to promote their business for free as a part of the sponsorship package. Since team members and their spectators don’t usually leave between matches, it’s a good opportunity for businesses to promote themselves to university students and community members,” says Campbell.

This year’s tournament offers a free lunch, concessions, t-shirts for participants who register on time, and Safe Ride is holding a booth to buy t-shirts and tank tops.

Registration for this year’s competition will end on Tuesday, May 2 at 5 p.m. in the ENMU Foundation office on S. Ave K. 

To get connected to Mud Volleyball on Facebook, search for “ENMU Mud Volleyball” for updates and online registration forms.

ENMU Women Invited to Participate in Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week

All ENMU female employees and students are invited to participate in Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a housing project for a low-income family at 310 East Kaywood in Portales.

Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.

Sponsored by Lowe’s, thousands of women across the country will join together for National Women Build Week on April 30 – May 8. Crews of female volunteers will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country.

The Mother’s Day timeframe was selected for its significance to many volunteers. Families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children – one in six – live in poverty housing in the United States alone.
To date, female volunteers have built more than 1,800 Habitat houses nationwide during National Women Build Week.

Locally, Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties has had one Women Build event at their most recently completed Clovis house.

National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day in the effort to help eliminate poverty housing. The event, now in its fourth year, has drawn more than 20,000 female volunteers from all 50 states.

For more information, contact Joyce Davis at 575.309.5844, or email director@habitatrcc.com.

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Dr. Jordan Kobritz, J.D., CPA, assistant professor of sport management and sport law, participated in two panel presentations at the 24th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association national conference in Savannah, Ga., last month. He was the moderator and a presenter on the Cheerleading Case: Biediger v. Quinnipiac, and a presenter on a panel discussing WADA and U.S. sports.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy recently interviewed Rick Hess and Bruno Manno regarding their latest book. The interview was posted at :http://www.educationnews.org/commentaries/book_reviews/153515.html.

ENMU COB student Jessica Huff has been awarded one of the 50 Becker CPA Review scholarships to be awarded this Spring. Accounting professors from across the country were presented the opportunity to nominate one of their deserving students for a scholarship. Becker CPA Review is a global leader in exam preparation and continuing professional education. Students who prepare with Becker pass at double the rate of non-Becker candidates.

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and  Dr. David Schonfeld M.D. have had a paper accepted for publication  in the North American Journal of Psychology.

Melissa Rice was recently elected president of the Southwest District of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Melissa is president of ENMU's Beta Lambda chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, established in 1949. The Department of Music and the Eastern Bands wish to extend sincere congratulations Melissa and the brothers of Beta Lambda.

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Robin Haislett Editor of Next Monday Memo – The regular Monday Memo editor is hiding out in a national forest in South Texas as a birthday adventure, so Robin Haislett will be the editor of the April 25 Monday Memo – with Kaylee Peterson temporarily kicked upstairs to assistant editor.

Please send items for that issue directly to monday.memo@enmu.edu, or use the web submission forms.

Items sent to Wendel's inbox will not get in unless the bears are now using Wi-Fi.

Spirit of Eastern Awards – Photos of the Spirit of Eastern winners will run in next week's issue, but the winners were: Support – Brenda Wiggins-Gonzales, Gene Salaz, Jacque Baker. Professional – Susan Cramp, Wanda Newberry, Rhonda Payne.

ENMU Dominates Lottery Scholarships Among's New Mexico's Regional Universities – In the 2010 spring semester, ENMU had more students receiving Lottery Scholarships than New Mexico Highlands University, Northern New Mexico College and Western New Mexico University combined.

ENMU had 825 students receiving Lottery Scholarships, compared to 315 at NMHU, 198 at WNMU and 184 at NNMC.

From the fall of 1997 through the 2010 spring semester, ENMU had 4,128 students receiving $14,515,235 in Lottery Scholarships. The other three schools had a combined total of 3,824 students receiving $8,693, 253.

Counseling and Career Services Participating in 'Take Back the Night' – Take Back the Night is a national movement dedicated to promoting awareness, prevention and safety on campus,and to honor and remember those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Services of Eastern New Mexico and ENMU Counseling and Career Services are hosting a Take Back the Night Rally on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders Patio at the Campus Union Building.

The rally will include survivor personal testimonies, a candlelight vigil and march throughout campus.

For more information, contact Kristen at 575.226.4665 or visit www.sasenm.org.

CPR/AED Training on April 26 –A CPR/AED class will be held April 26 from 1:05-3:05 p.m..  Please call the Physical Plant for location and to register at 2511.  

Retirees’ Reception on May 2

The campus community is invited to attend the 2010-2011 ENMU Retirees’ Reception on Monday, May 2, at 3 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom.  Retirees being honored this year are:

Dr. Bill Brunsen
Dr. Anne Cable
Don Criss
Elaine Ennis
Dr. Ray Fleischmann (Ruidoso)
Joanne Gray
Maria Jimenez
Sherri Johnston
Janice Lee
Fabian Lopez
Michael O’Connor
Dr. Merlene Olmsted
Rhonda Payne
Dr. Robert Pierce
Lewis Reeves
Paula Sisneros
Dora Tafoya

Business Office Deadlines

June 30 is the fiscal year-end.  The following are processing cut-off dates;

Purchase Orders:  May 13
Last date for purchase order requisitions to be received in the Business Office.  All merchandise must be received by June 30, 2011 or it will be charged to the new fiscal year.

Purchasing Card:
The Business Office suggests that purchases end June 17 to ensure the charges will reflect on the June statement. Statements will be ready to review on Monday, June 27.  If you are traveling when the statements are due, please contact the Business Office.  Completed statements must be in the Business Office by noon on Wednesday, June 29th.   Ruidoso statements will also be due the morning of June 29.

Travel Vouchers:  June 30, 2011
All travel for 2010-2011 must be submitted to the Business Office by June 30, 2011.  Reimbursement for prior months travel should be submitted for payment before June 1.

Interfunds:  July 8
Interfunds for 2010-2011 must be received by the Business Office before July 8.  Interfunds received after the 8th will not be processed.

Corrections to Accounts:  July 15
Journal Vouchers and Budget Transfers are due in the Business Office by July 15.  Any expense transfers between budget lines are also due by July 15.

Family and Consumer Sciences Students Raising Funds – The Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Unit of ENMU has an opportunity to attend the national AAFCS conference in Phoenix, Ariz., in June and are selling homemade “gifts from our kitchen.”

All proceeds will go toward the travel fund for students wishing to attend the conference.

 If you are interested in placing an order [click here].

Sidewalk Chalk Competition on April 30 – The Portales Arts Council is gearing up for the 2nd annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk competition on Saturday, April 30.

The first 50 student artists from 7th grade through college will vie for the top prize of $250, and the deadline to turn in applications has been extended until 50 competitors are signed on. Other prizes include $200 for 2nd place, $150 for 3rd place and two $50 Dick Blick art supplies gift certificates for honorable mentions.

Each competitor will receive a box of Prang brilliant color pastel chalk with which to create their design around the Roosevelt County Courthouse and a sack lunch from Vines, all FREE! Apply by filling out and returning the application here ASAP. [form]

For more information, cntact Dawn Wolf-Taylor at 3562.2127 or dawn.wolf-taylor@enmu.edu.

ENMU Announces Award Ceremony for Comm Fest Entries The Department of Communication in the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is accepting entries in “Video,” “Photography,” “Design,” and “Writing” for COMM FEST 2011. 

A list of specific guidelines is available in the Communication Office in the Communication Center or by calling 562.2130.  Students are allowed to enter one item per category/sub-category. 

Entries should be delivered to the Communication Office, or mailed to: COMM FEST - 2011, ENMU—27, Portales, NM 88130.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on April 14.

A panel of judges will evaluate the entries on consistency, continuity, originality and creativity.

An awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 3 p.m.in the Communication Center lobby.  Refreshments will be served.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category and all entrants will receive a gift.     

For more information, contact Melissa C. Montano at 575.693.6372, or email Patricia Dobson at patricia.dobson@enmu.edu.

Endowed Scholarships and Departmental Awards Ceremony on April 26 – On Tuesday, April 26 classes will be dismissed from 3:30-5 p.m. so that students and faculty may attend the  Spring Endowed Scholarship and Department Awards Program.  Early afternoon and evening classes will meet as usual. 

The Scholarships and Department Awards program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom.  Endowed scholarships and department honors will be presented. 

Wait-List for Closed Courses – Students have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list for closed courses. Once a spot opens, the student receives an email informing them that the course has opened and they have 24 hours to register.
Wait listing is available for the following sessions:
Fall Semester                                  1st 8 week session and 16 week session
Summer Semester                          1st 4 week session and 8 week session

Due to a Banner defect this option is not available for second semester sessions.  Once Banner fixes the defect, wait-list will be available for all sessions.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 575.562.2175 or registrar.office@enmu.edu.

Corrections to Fall 2011 Schedule–As you prepare for the fall semester, please note the following corrections to the calendar:

Last day of instruction                    December 9, 2011
Last day of semester                      December 16, 2011

The dates for final exams and commencement are correct as presented.

Please contact Academic Services, Ext. 2314, or email Renee Neely at renee.neely@enmu.edu<mailto:renee.neely@enmu.edu> if you have any questions.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Iraq and Afghanistan Military Care Package Campaign

Do you have a parent or sibling serving in a military branch and stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan? Eastern New Mexico University students and employees are reaching out to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with a "care package" campaign to let the troops know they haven't been forgotten. It is our sincere hope that our efforts will demonstrate how much we appreciate our military's efforts as well as honoring loved ones that are serving our country. This project started during the summer of 2008, and nineteen of our military members have been honored with a package from ENMU.

To include your loved one in this care package campaign, please reply to this message with the information noted below or send the information to Academic Affairs, ENMU Station 2:

 1.  Your name and relationship to the package recipient  2.  Full name, unit, and mailing address of the package recipient  3.  Photo of recipient, if possible.

Photos will be posted on our "Honoring Those Who Serve" bulletin board which is located in the administration building, room 204. You may email your photo or drop it by AD 204.

If you do not have a parent or sibling serving in the military but would like to help with the project, you are welcome to donate items for the packages. The types of items needed are:

Batteries (especially AAA and AA), magazines and books, toiletries (shaving cream, disposable razors, lotion, body and foot powder, toothbrushes, and manicure items), individual packaged facial wipes, hard candy, gum, trail mix, cards or other games.

Items may be dropped off in Academic Affairs (AD 204)

El Portal Accepting Submissions until April 30 - Read full details [here]

Summer Spanish Immersion Program in July - View location and information here
For more information, contact Jose Contreras at 575.562.2149

Entry form at http://www.enmu.edu/alumni

or [entry form]

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.

Telephone Books
Date/Time/Place: Now...while supplies last, in the Campus Union Building.
Additional Information: The new Dex Clovis/Portales telephone books are available in the Campus Union Lobby. Please take what you need for your dorm room, home, and/or office.

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.

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

Construction Schedule for April - [Read here]

Red Green’s Wit and Wisdom Tour on April 23

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).

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.

HUMAN RIGHTS FILM SERIES Spring ‘11

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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

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. http://www.enmu.edu/services/tutoring/online-writing.shtml

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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Single Reed Recital Set for April 20
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the Single Reed Recital at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.

The clarinet quartet will perform "Divertimento" by Alfred Uhl, "Musetta's Waltz Song" from "La Boheme"  by Giacomo Puccini,  selections from "Threepenny Opera" by Kurt Weill. The saxophone quartet will play "Trois Conversations" by Paul Pierne, "Milonga del Angel" by Astor Piazzolla, and "String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Opus 33, No. 2" by Joseph Haydn. A clarinet duet will perform "Sonata for Two Clarinets" by Francis Poulenc and a saxophone duet will perform "Mood Music 2" by Glenn Smith.

According to Jennifer Laubenthal, assistant professor of clarinet, the selections were chosen for their diversity, how well the medium and the pieces worked together, and the enjoyment of the ensemble members. "The most difficult aspects are choosing the literature, perfecting individual parts and blending sounds and interpretations," says Laubenthal.
 The Ohio State University alumnae confirms that the saxophoninsts and clarinetists have worked tirelessly in preparation and the audience will be treated to a variety of great music.
The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 562.2377.

ENMU Brass Choir Concert Set for April 26
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will host the Brass Choir Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus. 

The selections include "Procession of the Nobles" from the opera "Mlada" by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, "Allegretto" from "Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven, "Berceuse and Finale" from the "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky, and "March" from "1941" by John Williams.

Michael Ellzey, the conductor, chose the pieces because "I feel it is important to expose our students to as much variety of music as I can.  We do not have an orchestra at Eastern, so I try and pull as much repertoire from other works as I can."

According to the assistant professor of trumpet, "March"  from the movie 1941 has surfaced as a student favorite. "A year ago I was introduced to it.  It was composed by John Williams, the retired conductor of the famous Boston Pops."  

The mountain and forest enthusiast says it is no easy task to create a quality program with a group who meets for only a few hours once a week. "The students step up and learn their parts; hopefully, the concert will be an enjoyable one," says Ellzey.

Ellzey says " it will truly be an evening of music no one will want to miss" with the ensemble, selection of pieces and the newly renovated performance hall.

The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 562.2377.

Student Art Shows Set for April and May
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will display the artwork of students graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in four separate shows. The first show will be through Friday, April 22 with a closing reception on Friday from 5-7 p.m. and the second show will be on Sunday, April 24 – Friday, April 29 with a closing reception on that Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Two more student shows will be in May.

The students displaying their work in the first show are Dominique Corsey, majoring in animation, media arts and design, and Juan Duran and Dallas Ellsworth, majoring in graphic design.

The students in the second showing from Sunday, April 24 – Friday, April 29 are Stephanie Defranco, Chelsea Marrujo and Rhonda Headley, majoring in graphic design, and Ian Howe and Ethan Lewis, majoring in animation, media arts and design.

According to Bryan Hahn, secretary for the Department of Art, a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree prepares students in a more highly specialized and directed way to enter professional fields in the arts.  As a candidate for the BFA degree, individuals must complete a senior exhibition that features a current body of work that best represents the candidate’s skills and talent in their discipline.

There has been an increase in the number of people attending receptions and viewing the gallery shows as of late. Hahn attributes this to the variety of galleries and the hard work of the students who manage the gallery.

Along with the variety of the shows, there is also a variety of work within the shows. “Each of the candidates truly has a unique artistic voice and vision as young artists. Their aesthetics and how they use their preferred media also differ greatly,” says Hahn. “The work exhibited in BFA exhibitions are the academic and creative journey that each of our candidates have gone through during their time at ENMU.”

Those who attend will be treated to the evolution of artistic work, which is Hahn’s favorite aspect of the showings. “I most enjoy seeing the end product of our students’ time at ENMU. To see what work they are now producing is very humbling; the final product being on display in the gallery is exciting to experience.” 

For more information, contact Hahn at 575-562-2778.

ENMU Choir to Perform Carnegie Hall Piece on Friday, April 22
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services


Eastern New Mexico University will host the ENMU choir and orchestra in their performance of Joseph Hadyn’s “Mass in Time of War” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22 on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.

For the second half of the performance, Michael Ellzey will perform the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. Also, the choir will be joined by Caprock Pro Musica, a professional orchestra from Lubbock, and student soloists Audra Methvin, Jessica Flores,Robert Garza and Derek Gilmour.

This is the second rendition of the choir’s recent performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Forty-four students visited the famous hall and performed for a festival organized by MidAmerica Productions.

According to Jason Paulk, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, the opportunity to take the ENMU choir to a world-famous performance hall is a great honor for himself, his students and ENMU as a whole. “When you have the opportunity to make music with great musicians in a world-class performance venue, it can be life-changing. I had students share with me after our rehearsals in New York that they had decided to make music one of their life's ambitions. It really puts ENMU in the national spotlight to have our singers performing a high visibility concert in Carnegie Hall.”

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377 or kathi.fraze@enmu.edu.

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Spring Fine Arts Calendar 

April

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, April 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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International Sash Graduation Ceremony on April 29 – Sponsor: International Affairs at 562.4915 or enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu

Event: nternational Sash Graduation Ceremony
Date: April 29
Time: 3 p.m.
Location:CUB Ballroom

Description: International Affairs is holding an annual International Sash Graduation Ceremony to honor students who are graduating in the spring and also giving out scholarships to outstanding International students in the past academic year. Students will be presented with flag sashes of their contries by President Gamble. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

 


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.

 

Native-American Affairs Month

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 Promotions Interns Sought – The Athletics Marketing and Events office is looking for interns for Fall 2011. Qualifications include:
*Must be an HPE, Marketing or Hospitality Major
*Must be Junior or Senior status
*Must be able to complete at least 20 hours per week in office hours and event hours
*Must have at least intermediate sports knowledge

For more information or to apply, please contact Sara Hill @ 562.2236 or by e-mail at sara.shuler@enmu.edu.

5K Run/Walk on April 30 – A Walk in Their Shoes 5K Run/Walk and 1K-4-Kids is scheduled for April 30 as part of a sexual asault awareness campaign, with help from ENMU Athletics. For more information, email Amber Hamilton at amber@sasenm.org.

Athletic Results in All Sports – [details]

Employee Tennis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – 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 minnie.bresler@enmu.edu.

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

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Distance Education 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.

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Thank you to President Gamble and the Administration for putting people first in this tough economic environment. – editor

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"I guess Wanda Newberry is no longer the Susan Lucci of the Spirit of Eastern Awards." – Wendel Sloan

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University Singers Perform at Carnegie Hall – [pntonline.com]

Students for Equality Hold Event – [cnjonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

name: Binod Pandey

title_of_thesis: Evaluation of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Cultivars on the Basis of Crop Performance at Different Seeding Rates and Tolerance Levels to Bacterial Blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum)

building: Science

room: 210

day: Friday

date: 04/22/2011

time: 3:00

am_pm: PM

name: Layla Earnest

title_of_thesis: Absent Mothers, Monsters, and Mourning in Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and Virginia Woolf s To the Lighthouse

building: JWLA

room: 127

day: Friday

date: 05/06/2011

time: 11:00

am_pm: AM

name: Joanna Beard

title_of_thesis:  Illness as a Metaphor:  Theorizing the Leper, Typhoid Mary, and Boxcar Bertha

building: JWLA

room: 127

day: Monday

date: 05/03/2011

time: 4:00

am_pm: PM

name: Layla Earnest

title_of_thesis: Absent Mothers, Monsters, and Mourning in Mary Shelley s Frankenstein and Virginia Woolf s To the Lighthouse

building: JWLA

room: 127

day: Friday

date: 04/06/2011

time: 11:00

am_pm: AM

name: Opal Greer

title_of_thesis: The Madwoman in the Classroom:  The Angelic and Monstrous Textual Teacher in 19th and 21st Century Literature

building: JWLA

room: 127

day: Friday

date: 04/22/2011

time: 11:00

am_pm: AM

name: Michelle Greene

title_of_thesis: Using Craniofacial Measurements to Explore Prehistoric Genetic Relationships in the Middle San Juan Region of New Mexico

building: COB

room: 156

day: Monday

date: 04/25/2011

time: 08:00

am_pm: AM

name: Charles J. Britton

title_of_thesis: PERFORMANCE AS A METHOD: EXPLORING QUEER THEORY WITHIN PERSONAL NARRATIVES

building: COMM

room: 111

day: Wednesday

date: 04/27/2011

time: 11:00

am_pm: AM

name: Ryan Atkinson

title_of_thesis: DII MALE ATHLETES: ATTITUDES TOWARD PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS

building: GA

room: 7

day: Friday

date: 22/04/2011

time: 4:00

am_pm: PM

MATH 199 Exam - A MATH119 College Algebra exam will be offered on Monday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. in JWLA 117. Contact Dr. Brian Pasko, JWLA118L, brian.pasko@enmu.edu for details. Requirements may be found on page 29 of the current Undergraduate Catalog.

The Delta Pi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha wants to congratulate their new members: Shelby McCready, Renee Gantert, Noelle Sigala, Heather Kite and Bobbi Touchin. – Love your ZTA Sister

The current ENMU student parking decals are scheduled to expire on Wednesday, June 1.  The new ENMU student parking decals have arrived and are available for distribution.  These new student parking decals are scheduled to expire on June 1, 2012.

  If you will be attending ENMU in the Fall and want to get a step ahead of the game you can register your vehicle immediately.  The current student parking decals scheduled to expire on June 1, 2011, will still be honored until that date has passed.  Parking enforcement at the university for violations associated with failure to register or improper display of registration will cease on Monday, May 9 and will not resume until Friday, September 23. 

This will give students a reprieve through the summer and a one month grace period to get their vehicles registered after the first day of classes for the Fall 2011 semester.  The current faculty and staff parking decals are not scheduled to expire until June 1, 2012. 

We also wanted to remind the campus community to notify the University Police Department in advance if you are expecting visitors to campus so they may brief staff on such activity.  In the event a visitor is issued a citation for "Failure to Register" they can fill out the brief visitor form on the back side of their citation and mail it in or drop it by the University Police Department.  These citations are automatically voided for visitors and this applies only for "Failure to Register" violations.

For more information, call the University Police Department at 562.2392.

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

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From ENMU Graduate Rebecca Isaacs – Credit unions in New Mexico are teaming together to find a young adult “spokester” to hype the credit union movement.  It is a one-year opportunity and the finalists are chosen by popular vote via social media.  It would definitely be a resume boost for any student.  (And personally, I would love for the spokester to be an ENMU student!) 

The search is going on now, with a deadline of May 9th.  Students can visit the website at www.youngfreenm.com for more information or to submit an entry.  I would appreciate it if you could share the website with your students and help spread the word! 

Thank you in advance, and please let me know if you have any questions!  Take care,

Rebecca Isaacs, CUDE
Business Development Director
Credit Union Association of New Mexico
CU Succeed & Kirby Kangaroo
National Youth Involvement Board, Chair (www.nyib.org)
800-.366.6628, ext. 2243

Contact: kdfoor@portalesschools.com

The City of Portales will host the annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 East 7th Street and City Park. Mayor Sharon King will be the special guest. A $75 prize will be given to the winners of each of the following categories: largest group, most bags of trash collected, and most aluminum cans collected (to benefit Habitat for Humanity). Hot dogs, chips, and water will be served at 11:30am. Prizes are donated by local merchants and will be given for participation, but you must be present to win.

The Great American Cleanup is made possible through a grant received from New Mexico Clean & Beautiful. The purpose is to pick up trash from areas around the community working toward the beautification of the Portales community.

For more information, please contact the City of Portales at 356.6662.

SANTE FE OPERA
Always a Cultural Arts Series favorite, the Santa Fe Opera will return to Clovis Community College’s Town Hall on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. The Santa Fe Opera performers present joyous music, heart wrenching melodies, show stopping arias and favorite show tunes during their spring tour throughout New Mexico and West Texas. The tour is a project of The Santa Fe Opera’s Education and Community Programs Department. Tickets are free but seating is limited in Town Hall and because this performance is part of the SFO outreach, seating is “first come, first serve.”

CIRQUE MONTAGE
An exciting evening array of art, music and skill unite for a one night only dazzling performance of Cirque Montage on Sunday, April 17, 2011, 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Featuring former members of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, O, Saltimbanco, Alegria and Quidam, Montage is a 90-minute collage of traditional cutting edge circus acts and comic relief hosted by a wisecracking Ringmaster who demonstrates his passion to become a movie director, and Raven, a red featherless acro-dancing bird who shadows the Ringmaster in her search for fame. Perfect for audiences of all ages, journey with Cirque Montage into the creative power of imagination and an awe-inspiring experience. 

Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors/Military/Students, and are available at the CCC Cashier Windows (769.4035), Chamber of Commerce, CAFB ITT Office, or at the door the evening of the performance (pending availability).

Call 769.4956 for more information or visit www.clovis.edu/culturalarts.

Portales Quality of Life Survey - [Read more]

The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling flowers again this spring to beautify our local community.  The flower sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 8:00 to 12:00 on the C&S parking lot on the corner of First and Avenue C.  The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling Geraniums and Petunias.  All plants are locally sprouted and grown for the Portales climate.

Red Geraniums are selling for $4 each and a dozen Petunias for $6.  Petunias come in red, pink, purple and white.
If you are interested in ordering flowers please respond to this email and I will take the order.  Please indicate if you want the flowers delivered to your home.  We will begin delivering plants at 7:30.  Please be home.

Tony Schroeder

The Senior Companion Program of Clovis and Portales has positions available for Senior Companion Volunteers.  Senior Companion Volunteers receive a stipend of $2.65 per hour, mileage reimbursement, and recognition.  Applicants must be 55 years of age or older. 

For more information, contact Nancy Harper, Senior Companion Program Director, at Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales, or call 356.8576 ext. 18. 

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 http://www.enmu.edu/services/hr/.

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 http://www.handsonlycpr.org.

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