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Sixteen-Year-Old Graduating from ENMU;
Brother to be 19 When He Graduates in Fall

story and top photo by Robin Haislett

Communication Services

"We are just like everyone else when it comes to our intelligence." – John McGraw

John and Jessica McGraw

Many graduates crossing the stage this weekend will be greeted with cheers, flowers and graffiti on their cars as they make their way to graduation celebrations. One graduate will have just celebrated her Sweet Sixteen.

Jessica McGraw, a biology major from Hobbs, will have earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University at the age of 16 – easily the youngest graduate at ENMU. Her brother, John, will graduate in December at age 19 with a double major in biology and finance. When people discover their ages “most people don’t know what to say,” says John.

The McGraws were home-schooled in the seventh and eighth grade before attending dual-credit classes at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. This made it possible to earn credits for high school and college simultaneously. After earning their associates in biology at NMJC, they transferred to ENMU to further their education while still living in Hobbs.

“The location of Eastern and the affordability made sense to transfer here,” says John. “The class size and professor and student interaction was another plus to coming here.” Their father, John McGraw Sr., drives his children from Hobbs to ENMU every day.

Since both siblings’ interests were in biology and chemistry, they were able to register for many of the same classes. “We’ve always had an overload in our semesters,” says Jessica. “The heaviest semester we had was either 22 or 24 hours.”

The encouragement and support from their parents has helped Jessica and John accelerate earning their degrees.   “Our parents have supported our education in more ways than I can count. They've helped us in every way they possibly could,” says John. “They’ve paid for our education, driven us to classes, encouraged us, motivated us, given us tips on how to study and learn, and so much more. There is so much stuff they have done to support our education.”

The thankful McGraw siblings stress that their academic achievements are not out of anyone’s reach. “We aren’t the weird kids in the front of the class,” says John. Although they may be younger, both affirm that they have no trouble making connections with fellow classmates.

Their love of learning and their fields have been an additional motivator in their unique achievements. “It’s really fascinating about how all these complex systems are formed and interact. It kind of blows your mind when you think about biological subjects as a whole, which drives my interest in learning about what’s going on at the most basic levels,” says John.

Along with their intense academic schedule, the McGraw children have been able to maketime for another priority: karate. Both are assistant instructors at a karate studio in Hobbs. They have worked on their black belts for eight years and are halfway to earning them.

Completing her college education before she is legally considered an adult, Jessica doesn’t feel that she has placed getting a degree above the college experience. She explains that everyone has a different experience in high school and college and hers is just as unique.

After graduation, both Jessica and John plan to enroll in master’s programs; Jessica will opt for biology and John will seek out a master’s in business administration.

The Hobbs natives feel it is important to note that they are no different from any other person and their achievements can be obtained by anyone with enough motivation and support.

“The truth is that anybody can do what we're doing. We are just like everyone else when it comes to our intelligence. All it takes is hard work and the willingness to commit the time it takes to get it done,” explains John. “It's definitely not easy, but for anybody who really wants to do it badly enough, it can definitely be done.”

Low-Key Finance Professor Retiring
interview and photo by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

"I was an experienced babysitter before I was old enough to work."
Dr. Bill Brunsen 

Dr Bill Brunsen, professor of finance, is retiring after graduation on May 14.

Q.  What are the main duties of your job? 

A. Teach classes, advise and counsel students, serve on committees and attend too many meetings

Q.  What have you enjoyed most about your job? 

A. I have enjoyed working with the students and many fine colleagues.

Q.  When did you arrive at ENMU, and what have you done since?

A. I have been at ENMU in two different roles.  I attended ENMU in the 1960's while stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and after I was discharged.  I graduated in 1968 and went to Germany as a Fubright-Hays Scholar. 

I returned to ENMU as a faculty member in 1987.  I have also served as a department chair, associate dean, graduate coordinator and have been a member of almost every major committee on campus.

Q.  Where were you born, and what was your life like growing up?

A.   I was born in a small village of about 1,100 in Nebraska and moved to Lincoln, Neb., in time to attend all three years of high school.

As the oldest of six children in a low-income family where both parents worked, I was an experienced babysitter before I was old enough to work.  In

our house, if you wanted something, you earned the money to buy it.

Q.  What are your retirement plans, including hobbies, spending more time with family, etc.? 

A. Maintenance on the house, care and improvement of the yard, and lots of reading.

Q.  What gives your life meaning, and is there anything else you hope to accomplish? 

A. Contribute to the community and help those who are less fortunate. In the words of Dr. Dale Davis,  "nobless oblige."

Q.   What have you valued most, and what will you miss most, about working at ENMU? 

A. The students will be missed

Q.  Other thoughts?

A.   I have enjoyed the academic life and flexibility of the schedule.  I will enjoy the even greater flexibility.

Retiring Family and Consumer Sciences
Professor Plans to Live Off Land in Oregon

interview and photos by Wendel Sloan
Communication Services

"Many of the essential life skills that were formerly taught in the home are no longer passed on to the children and may not even be known."
Dr. Merlene Olmsted 

   

Dr. Merlene Olmsted, professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, is retiring on July 1.

Q.  What are the main duties of your job?

Teach full-time; academic advisor for all FCS and Culinary Arts students; spokesperson for Family and Consumer Sciences; service to the institution, my profession, and the community.

Q.  What have you enjoyed most about your job, and what have been the biggest challenges?

I most love sharing my knowledge and my discipline's values and seeing how that changes students' lives. 

There is nothing more gratifying than seeing students taking on the challenge of the FCS discipline's vision to "be the source and voice for families."  Our biggest challenge is that society places very little value on the concepts taught in this discipline, yet these skills are needed even more today: many of the essential life skills that were formerly taught in the home are no longer passed on to the children and may not even be known. 

Our goal is to empower people to be successful in their relationships (particularly the family), to provide nutritious food, leave a small imprint on the environment, successfully handle financial and other resources, live a healthy, active life, and provide a home environment that is welcoming and comfortable.

Q.  When did you arrive at ENMU, and what have you done since?

I came in August of 1991.  Besides teaching, I have held the following positions at one or another time:chair of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture for six years; acting chair of Curriculum; interim dean of the College of Education (twice).  I also hosted a six-week traveling Smithsonian Exhibit in 2009.
 
Q.  Where were you born, and what was your life like growing up? 

I was born in Portland, Oregon.  I grew up on a hobby farm in rural western Washington along the Columbia River.  The nearest town had a population of 700 (today the population is 600). 

I am a middle child, and the only girl of seven children. My love of the outdoors was fostered living in this area: we had a huge garden every year and we canned our produce; I learned to milk cows; I picked cucumbers every year to pay for my clothes and piano lessons. 

We had a huge woods in front of our house that extended east for miles and miles.  My brothers and I spent many hours (after all our chores were done, of course) hiking in those woods, building forts, and making dirt slides down the hills. Another highlight of growing up was swimming, and rowing boats in the Columbia River, and jumping waves in the Pacific ocean.

Q.  What are your retirement plans?

About five years ago, I purchased 10 acres for a hobby farm in eastern Washington, near Spokane.  Just over a year ago, my older brother and wife moved in to my house there and began taming the land; I will live with them when I retire. 

We want to live as self-sufficiently as possible by living off the land.  My youngest brother and family live only 100 miles from my Spokane property – we spend time camping together each summer.  I will continue to be involved with my church and my profession.  I also intend to continue teaching one online class for Eastern each semester.

Q.  What gives your life meaning, and is there anything else you hope to accomplish?

Involvement in my church and profession; interacting with people.  I hope to be successful as a hobby farmer and make a little money on the side through a small business based on the hobby farm.

Q.   What have you valued most, and what will you miss most, about working at ENMU?
 

I have most valued my interactions with students – they are why we are here.  Although this may not seem really important to some, Eastern has a beautiful campus – my office window showcases this beauty, and this adds aesthetic pleasure to my daily work. 

I will miss working at Eastern where student success is valued and a President that ensures the institution's success.  I will miss the relationships that have been developed with many of the faculty and staff, including my morning visits with Garfield Sannes who unlocks campus doors.

But, I will most miss my College of Education and Family and Consumer Sciences/Early Childhood Education colleagues. My years at ENMU have been good years – I wouldn't change them for anything!
 

2011 Retirees Honored

356 Years Combined – Eastern honored its 2011 retirees with a ceremony on Monday in the Campus Union Ballroom.  The 17 retirees worked at Eastern a combined 356 years.  Present were: (front row) Rhonda Payne, Dr. Bill Brunsen, Elaine Ennis, Dr. Anne Cable and Fabian Lopez; (back row) Michael O’Connor, Dr. Merlene Olmsted, Janice Lee, Don Criss, Dr. Bob Pierce and Paula Sisneros.

Not present were: Dr. Ray Fleischmann (ENMU-Ruidoso), Joanne Gray, Maria Jimenez, Sherri Johnston, Lewis Reeves and Dora Tofoya. (top photo by Dan Dozier, bottom photo by Wendel Sloan)

Emeritus Faculty Luncheon Set for Today
courtesy of the ENMU Foundation

The Eastern New Mexico University Foundation will host the annual Faculty Emeritus Luncheon on Monday, May 9, at noon in the Zia Room in the Campus Union Building.  The Distinguished Faculty Emeriti awards will be presented at the luncheon. 

This year's recipients are Dr. Ron Fowler, Dr. Janet Frost, Dr. Richard Willen, Dr. David Willoughby, Ms. Mary Kathryn “Kay” Gunn (posthumous) and Dr. C.B. Wivel (posthumous). 

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8, but an RSVP was required by calling the ENMU Foundation at 562.2412.

Dr. Ron Fowler Dr. Janet Frost Mrs. Kay Gunn

Dr. Ron Fowler

Dr. Ron Fowler received his B.A. degree from Howard Payne College, Brownwood, Texas, in 1963 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, in European History/Political Theory, 1967 and 1978, respectively. Ron was in radio from 1960-1970, first in Brownwood then at several stations in Lubbock. From 1967-1968, Ron was an instructor in History at ENMU until he began his residency at Texas Tech.

From 1969-1970, Ron became an instructor in Humanities at ENMU and promoted over the years as instructor, assistant professor and associate professor in European History from 1970-1995, with tenure granted in 1973. Ron was granted a spring sabbatical for European study in 1974. Ron became assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1978-1983. He chaired several departments including Anthropology, History and Political Science and Sociology.

Ron’s professional organizations include Phi Alpha Theta, American Historical Association and American Association of Academic Deans. He has also published articles for newspapers and magazines including New Mexico Magazine and Photographic, a national publication. Ron retired as an Associate Professor Emeritus of History in 1995 after 27 years at Eastern.

Dr. Janet Owens Frost

Dr. Janet Owens Frost received an Associate Degree in 1964 from the College of Southern Utah, Cedar City; a B.A. in 1966 from the University of Utah, Salt Lake; and her Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Oregon, Eugene. Jan began teaching at ENMU in 1970 and was
acting assistant to the graduate dean and administrative assistant to the academic dean 1972-73, continuing to teach at Eastern.

She was promoted to associate professor in 1987 and was granted tenure in 1992 with advancement to professor in 1998. Janet was instrumental in starting the Women’s Studies Committee and Program to improve instruction on women at ENMU and also worked tirelessly in several national conferences and workshops across the state. She was active in Western Social Science Association, elected to its Executive Council in 1986 and as vice president in 1993. Janet joined the General Education Committee in 1995 and later served as chair. This committee revised the general education curriculum for the first time in many years.

In 2002, Jan also helped direct a NEH grant for curriculum revisions for the new diversity and globalization requirement. Jan retired in 2006 as Professor Emerita of Anthropology after serving 36 years at Eastern.

Mrs. Mary Kathryn “Kay” Gunn (posthumously)

Mary Kathryn, better known as “Kay” Gunn, graduated from Lovington High School as valedictorian in 1942. Kay came to ENMU in 1943 during World War II. She began as secretary to the president, who at the time was Floyd Golden, and served in that capacity from 1943-1962.

Kay received her B.A. in business and economics in 1959 taking hours while working at ENMU. She became assistant registrar from 1961-1971 receiving her M.B.E. in business education in 1965. Kay was promoted to associate registrar in 1971 serving until 1974. She was named instructor in Business Administration in 1973.

From 1974-1975, Kay was director of Transfer Admissions. Then Kay became director of Admissions in 1975 until she retired in 1978 after serving 35 years at ENMU. Kay’s professional organizations include the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the New Mexico Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the New Mexico Education Association. She was also a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Sigma Phi and the Order of Eastern Star.

Dr. Richard Willen Dr. David Willoughby Dr. C.B. Wivel

Dr. Richard Willen

Dr. Richard Willen has a B.S. from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty at ENMU in 1978 as an assistant professor in sociology. In 1983, he was promoted to associate professor and received tenure.

Richard developed courses in theory and the sociology of religion. Richard has published articles in the sociology of law (the testimonial oath) and presented papers on religion, art and ethnic relations. He has served as chair of the Department of History, Humanities and Sociology and later as chair of the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice. He has been active in university governance and served as Faculty Senate President.

His career-long dedication to faculty rights is evidenced by his work on the Faculty Grievance Committee, Faculty Handbook Committee and the co-founding of the ENMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Richard retired in 2002 as Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology after 24 years at ENMU.

Dr. David Willoughby

Dr. David Willoughby is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Penn., with a B.S. in music education; a graduate of Miami University, Ohio, with a M.E. in music education; and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, N.Y., with a Ph.D. in music education.

David began his career at ENMU in 1973 as a professor of music and dean of the School of Music. He served as the first dean of the College of Fine Arts, associate dean of Graduate Studies and coordinator of the Music Business Program. He also served as president of the College Music Society, 1987-1988 and was named editor of the CMS Newsletter from 1997-2006. Following his retirement in 1993 as Professor Emeritus of Music, he moved to Pennsylvania and became head of the Department of Music at Susquehanna University.

During ten of his 20 years at ENMU, David hosted the Red Back Book, a weekly music and talk radio program on KENW-FM co-hosted with Karyl Lyne. Its purpose was to explore music and musicians from diverse time periods, styles and cultures. Those one-hour Red Back Book programs were aired on public radio in N.M. and created a foundation that expanded David’s world of music and established the philosophy for his subsequent music appreciation text book: The World of Music, first published by McGraw-Hill in 1990 with the seventh edition published in 2010.

Dr. C.B. Wivel (posthumously)

During World War I, Claude Burns Wivel served as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Later he received his B.A. degree from the University of Denver. Prior to receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, he taught at high schools in Douglas and Nogales, Ariz..

For seven years he served as Superintendent of Schools in Tempe, Az. Dr. Wivel came to Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1934 as one of the four original faculty members. During the majority of his 25 years at ENMU, he served as chairman of the School of Teacher Education, but he also served as acting dean of men, acting registrar and head of the Department of Commerce. Dr. Wivel was active in a number of professional activities beyond the classroom. He was vice-president of the National Education Association, chairman of the N.M. Association for Higher Education and president of the N.M. Association of University Professors. He was active in the PTA and was a member of the Board of Managers of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers in addition to being the national chairman of the Committee on Cooperation with Colleges.

He retired from ENMU as Emeritus Professor of Education in 1959 and spent the next seven years as professor of education at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1968, he went to the College of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M., where he served as dean and then president. He retired from the College of the Southwest in 1971.

Student Donates Autographed Biographies by
Former President and First Lady to ENMU

(photos by Wendel Sloan)
Spencer Smith, a senior university studies/psychology major from Plano, Texas, has donated autographed copies of the biographies of former president George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush to Special Collections in Golden Library. Inside the books, the Bushes wrote handwritten dedications to ENMU.
Spencer Smith and Laura Bush at the Bushes' home in Dallas.

Packed House of Students Quietly Making Noise
Preparing for Finals at Golden Library

(photos by Melveta Walker)

 

President's Friday Evening Picnic Well Attended
(photos and video by Wendel Sloan)
Video Alert ENMU Musicians at Picnic
Watch video of ENMU musicians playing jazz at the President's Picnic Friday evening. – [video]


2011 ENMU Lifelong Wellness Spring Tennis Tournament
(photos by Rick Bresler)
Participating in the 2011 ENMU Lifeling Wellness Spring Coed Doubles Tennis Tournament were (L-R): Wendel Sloan, Jace Bulls, Minnie Bresler, Brian Pasko, Dorothy Bulls, Patricia Holbrook, Jane Liu, Tammi Gardner, Don Elder, Zhiming Liu, Jane Blakeley and Steve Blakeley.
Winners Were...

After each match to three games in the coed tournament, partners were rotated, then a points system was used to award plaques to the top four women and top four men.

Women: 1st--Jane Liu; 2nd--Jane Blakeley; 3rd--Minnie Bresler; 4th--Dorothy Bulls.
Men: 1st--Brian Pasko; 2nd Tie--Doc Elder and Wendel Sloan; 4th--Jace Bulls

A special thank you to Dr. Mary Drabbs for supporting the tournament and to Jo Laney for keeping score from her comfortable van.

ENMU Lifelong Wellness Tennis Slide Show
Watch a slide show of the tennis tournament with photos by Rick Bresler and created by Robin Haislett. [slide show]


Surprise 29th!
Deborah Bentley was recently surprised with a 29th birthday party next door in University Relations. Employees came from as far away as the Broadcast Center to help her celebrate. Debroah did admit that she has some anxiety about hitting the Big 3-0 next year. (photo by Betsy Chavez)

Student Affairs and Sodexo Etiquette Dinner
(photos by Robin Haislett)

Students Spiff Up Family and Consumer Sciences Room
(photos by Kaylee Peterson)
Under the direction of Dr. Cherylann Dozier, students in Family and Consumer Sciences recently cleaned and painted a large classroom.
Dr. Cherylann Dozier shows the results of the students' efforts, along with professional vs. informal wardrobes for students in the workplace. (photo by Wendel Sloan)

ENMU Circa 1956
ENMU grad Jim Slone in front of his ENMU dorm room in 1956.

Eastern New Mexico Children's Choir
This choir of talented, engergetic and unhibited youngsters recently performed in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. (photo by Ronda Hutcherson)


Skasage Video Alert
Watch video of Skasage, a ska band consisting of ENMU students, rehearsing on Thursday afternoon in front of the Music Building. – [video]


Wendel and Doc Accused of Playing Dirty
(photos by Sami Neal)
Wendel and Doc were accused of playing dirty for the "Blood Bath and Beyond" team in the Mud Volleyball tournament on Saturday. The two and Scott Kendall were the only non-students spotted in the tournament.
Blood Bath and Beyond Kaylee Peterson, Ashley Williams, Robin Haislett, Wendel Sloan, Doc Elder, Scott Kendall. The team actually managed to beat Bieber Fever, and lost two other close matches to teams with names not printable for the Monday Memo.
2011 Mud Volleyball
(photos by Sean Manzi)

 

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Dr. Charles Waggoner, Dr. Robin Wells, Dr. Michael  Shaughnessy and Tammy Lynne Moore have had a chapter accepted for inclusion in a text on elementary education to be published later this year.

Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and  his research colleagues have just had a manuscript accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal "Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy" (AAC).   Co-authors are Dr. Gui-Xin He (former ENMU Postdoctoral Fellow, now assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell), Chu Zhanga (Collaborator, UM-Lowell), Robert R. Crow (ENMU graduate student), Conner Thorpe (collaborator, UM-Lowell),  Huizhong Chen (collaborator, UM-Lowell), Dr. Sanath Kumar (ENMU Postdoctoral Fellow), and Prof. Tomofusa Tsuchiya (University of Okayama, Japan). 

The title of the published work is “SugE, a New Member of the SMR Family of Transporters, Contributes to Antimicrobial Resistance in Enterobacter cloacae.

According to the journal’s website (http://aac.asm.org/), AAC is “the #1 cited journal in pharmacology and pharmacy, and the #4 cited journal in microbiology with more than 41,000 citations as reported in the 2009 Journal Citation Reports. AAC is also the #1 journal in pharmacology and pharmacy and #7 journal in microbiology ranked by Eigenfactor score.  AAC is ranked #16 by Impact Factor out of 94 journals in the microbiology category.”

Dr. Darron Smith, associate professor of agriculture, has received a continuing grant of $43,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring 20 high school students into his lab this summer. 

Dr. Jordan Kobritz, assistant professor of sport management and sport law, was quoted in an article in the Idaho Statesman on the recent NCAA violations committed by Boise State University.  You can read the comments by Dr. Kobritz at: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/05/05/1635807/rules-fans-see-as-trivial-are.html.

Dr. Joseph Kline, dean of the College of Fine Arts, is making a recruiting trip to China for ENMU after graduation.

Dr. Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, received a performance of his choral work Spring, the Sweet Spring by the Camerata Isla Chamber Choir conducted by Dr. Ross Bernhardt at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on May 2.

ENMU grad Dwight Pitcaithley has received an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina. – [las cruces sun-news]

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Late-Night Breakfast Tonight – The late-night breakfast for students studying for finals is tonight at 10 p.m. in the cafeteria. A number of employees will work in the kitchen and serving line.

ENMU Spring Commencement Set for May 14
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern will host its 120th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena. There are 484 graduation applications for the spring and 69 for the summer – all of whom are eligible to participate in commencement.

The commencement speaker will be New Mexico Senator Tom Udall.

The Spring 2011 Academic Honors Convocation, for students receiving graduation honors, will be at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Campus Union Building.

The nursing program will honor 33 nurses completing their BSN degrees during the Pinning Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building.

 Also on Saturday, in the south gym in Greyhound Arena, a commencement reception will immediately follow graduation. The ENMU Alumni Association sponsors the reception for new graduates and invites family, friends, faculty and staff.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 575.562.2175

Sen. Tom Udall  

Commencement to be Broadcast and Webcast – ENMU will stream the audio live on Eastern’s home page (www.enmu.edu) and will broadcast it live on digital channel 3-3 (standard definition).  That signal is available to over-the-air viewers in Clovis/Portales, Ft. Sumner, Tucumcari, Hobbs/Lovington, Artesia and Roswell, according to Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting.

Regents to Meet on May 13

Regents Room Administration Building
May 13, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda

ROUTINE MATTERS

  1. Report from the president of the Board
  1. Report from the president of the ENMU System
  1. Report from the ENMU-Roswell president
  2. Report from the ENMU-Ruidoso president

5.   Approval of the minutes of April 26, 2011

BUSINESS MATTERS

  1. Recognition of Former Regent Pauline Ponce (Dr. Steven Gamble)
  2. Emeritus Status for Dr. William Brunsen (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  3. Emerita Status for Dr. Anne Cable (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  4. Emeritus Status for Mr. Michael O’Connor (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  5. Emerita Status for Dr. Merlene Olmsted (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  6. Emeritus Status for Dr. Robert Pierce (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  7. Promotion and Tenure Decisions, Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Information Only)
  8. Blended Degree and Licensure Program for Elementary Education and Special Education,

Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)

  1. Family and Consumer Sciences Course Fee, Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  2. Department of Art Lab Fee Revision, Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  3. Elimination of the Student-Designed Educational Program, Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  4. Amendments to Faculty Handbook, Roswell  (Dr. Steve Chambers, Action)
  5. Student Services Center, Roswell (Mr. Eric Johnston-Ortiz, Action)
  6. 2011 Spring Graduation List, Portales (Ms. Ronnie Birdsong, Action)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

ADJOURNMENT

Software Clearinghouse Has New Titles – 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 assistance, contact Tyson Brown at 562.2646 or visit him at Room 146 in Golden Library.

Instant Immersion Spanish: Levels 1, 2, and 3 Review
Instant Immersion Spanish is a language program published by Topics Entertainment. The learning objectives include learning basic vocabulary and everyday phrases; learning complex phrases, correct pronunciation, and how to converse in French; and refining what you learned in the prior objectives.  Other features, each on their own disc, include a DVD game for the whole family, an iPod audio disc, and a mystery game called “Who is Oscar Lake?” All of these additional features also teach one to speak Spanish, and are designed to be a part of the immersion program.

All discs install easily. Just insert the disc and double click the installation option from autorun. If autorun fails to launch, open My Computer and left click the drive that the disc is in and select the install option. There is no printed manual. The beginning computer user should have no trouble installing this software.

Each learning objective listed above corresponds to a level of the program. Each level is comprised of three discs. The objectives are met through each level. The software is very interactive. Every aspect of the program demands user participation. The feedback that one gets from this program includes enthusiastic praise for correct answers, and scores from the mini games. The age group appropriateness varies per level, but on the whole, the age group best suited for this program would be age nine and up. This program is very impressive, and is an excellent alternative to the more expensive alternatives in existence today.

For reviews on "Strumbie Island," "A Busy Day," "Instant Immersion French," "Monkeys, Ducks and Frogs," "Fractions," "Crayola Studio," "Evaluation Software" and "CompuThera," call Tyson Brown at 562.2646.    

Physical Plant Using 'Green Seal' Products – In an effort to improve the overall health and safety of the entire Eastern New Mexico University populous, the custodial staff at has recently made a change to their cleaning procedures to include the use of chemicals that are Green Seal Certified (environmentally safe). This will improve overall indoor air quality, chemicals are safer for custodial staff to use and provide a cleaner and safer campus for our students, faculty and staff.

At the end of the 2011 spring semester the custodial department will also install new paper towel and toilet paper dispensers campus- wide. This will help reduce paper waste for our landfills and also save the university approximately 15 percent on annual cost of paper products. 

The custodial staff's goal is to provide the best and most efficient methods to keep the University clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.

If you have questions or comments about the use of green-certified chemicals, please contact Darin Fike, custodial manager, at 562.2511.

KENW Online Auction Runs June 1-10 – The 2011 KENW Online Auction begins June 1 and runs through June 10. You have the opportunity to bid on (and buy) lots of great gift certificates and merchandise -- and help KENW public television at the same time! The monies that we raise through the annual Auction go towards purchasing and broadcasting the fine programs viewers enjoy on public television. So, it's a win/win situation for everyone.

Go to http://auction.kenw.org and browse from hundreds of items. If you registered in the past, please go to your profile and make sure all of your information is still correct. If you are new to the Auction, click on the "register" button at the top of any auction page, and type in your name, address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address. You choose your own password and within minutes, your username will be e-mailed to you. Then, you're ready to start bidding!

If you know of anyone who doesn't have internet access or who don't like to bid via their computer, tell them that this year they can order an Auction catalog for $2.00 (which will be deducted from their Auction invoice). After they go through the catalog and highlight items they want to bid on, they can call KENW at 1-888-367-5369 (toll-free) or locally at 575-562-2112, and our telephone operators will place their bids for them -- and let them know when their bid has been outbid.

We want everyone to participate in this year's Online Auction. Another way you can help is to forward this e-mail to everyone in your address book -- and share the information with your family and friends who don't have e-mail.

To order the auction catalog, please send a check or money order (payable to KENW-TV) to: Auction, 1500 S. Ave. K, Station #52, Portales, NM 88130.

Beginning May 15, you can also view the auction catalog on our station's website at: http://www.kenw.org.

If you have any problems opening the auction website or have questions about items, call Sheryl Borden at ext. 2112 or email sheryl.borden@enmu.edu.

May Campus Construction Schedule from Steve Collins

Technology

  1. Continue Roofing
  2. Continue above Ceiling Mechanical Rough-In, and begin Ceiling Trim
  3. Continue above Ceiling Electrical Rough-In, and begin Ceiling Trim
  4. Continue above Ceiling Plumbing Rough-In, and begin Ceiling Trim
  5. Continue Laying, and Cleaning Brick Veneer
  6. Continue Drywall Installation and Tape, Texture
  7. Continue Insulation Installation
  8. Continue Window Installation
  9. Prime and Paint Walls
  10. Begin Ceiling Grid Installation
  11. Begin Fixture Installation

Asbestos Abatement at Lincoln

  1. Completion Scheduled for End of May 2011

Asbestos Abatement at Chaves

  1. Completion Scheduled for End of July

Asbestos Abatement at De Baca

  1. Completion Scheduled for Mid-October

Lincoln Demolition

Scheduled Completion End of August

ENMU Bookstore on Facebook – The Eastern New Mexico University  Bookstore is now on Facebook. Come check us out for regular updates on store sales, buyback titles, store hours and other helpful information. This will also be our primary place for posting employment notices for temporary positions during rush.

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.

Support Senate Elections – We are looking for new senators from Business Affairs and Academic Affairs, we also need nominations for the Personnel Policy and Handbook Committee (3 positions) and Special Appeals (4 positions). These committee positions can come from any area. Please send all nominations to Barbara Senn at Barbara.Senn@enmu.edu to be put on the ballot to join our team. You may also nominate yourself. The last day for nominations will be Thursday, May 26.

Elections will be held Tuesday, May 24-Friday, May 27.

New Mexico Legistlative Internship Offered - Read full details [here]

Tickets On Sale for Shrimp Boil -
 The ENMU Portales Alumni Chapter is selling tickets for their annual Shrimp Boil scheduled for June 11 at 6 p.m. at the YAM Theatre in Portales. Tickets are $30 and proceeds go to the ENMU Portales Chapter Scholarship for high school seniors who plan to attend ENMU.

“The Good Ole Boys”, featuring ENMU staff members, will be the entertainment for the evening. Buy your tickets early, tickets are limited. If you would like to buy a ticket, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 562.2125 or buy one from Susan Cramp, Trish Maguire, Mike Maguire, Ronda Hutcherson or Tammi Gardner.

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.

Grantwriting Workshop on May 18, 19 and 20 - 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.

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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Student Art Shows Underway
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

Eastern New Mexico University will display the artwork of students graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in separate shows. The second show will be through Friday, May 13, with a closing reception on that Friday from 5-7 p.m.

The students in the showing are Kary Mathys and Timothy Bomar, majoring in graphic design, and Rachel Eades, Nikole Vigil and Lanita Isbell, 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.

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.

Student Art Show and Friday Reception in Runnels Gallery
(photos by Robin Haislett)

Steel Band Concert on May 10

The ENMU Steel Band will perform its spring outdoor concert on Tuesday, May 10, in front of the Music Building at 7 p.m.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to Buchanan Hall.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call or email Kathi Fraze at 562.2377 or kathi.fraze@enmu.edu.

MIDI Concert on May 11

The MIDI II class will present its "Final Examination Concert" on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building

This is a concert of electronic music and computer aided musical performance presented every odd-year spring.

All performances are of original musical material, aided in some way by electronic technology.  Sometimes the results are as surprising to the performers as the audience.

Come see what happens.

For more information, call or email Kathi Fraze at 562.2377 or kathi.fraze@enmu.edu.

Steel Drum May 10

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ENMU baseball coach retiring. – [pntonline.com]

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.

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.

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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 and congratulations to all ENMU retirees. Eastern is proud of you!

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"When students don't meet my expectations, I just lower my expectations." – Wendel Sloan

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ENMU big part of Portales. – [cannonconnections.com]

ENMU students, local children perform play. – [cnjonline.com]

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Student Body President Wants Active Student Body
by Kaylee Peterson
Communication Services Active

"I want to think of ways to make this campus alive with all the students; not just a few.” Alan Kinlund

The self-proclaimed “open book and no secrets kind of guy” is excited to be the voice and the face of the student body. His main goal is to see the record enrollment of ENMU come to life on campus.

“Seeing that enrollment is up so high, I want to encourage students to be active on campus. I want to think of ways to make this campus alive with all the students; not just a few,” says Kinlund.Student body president. Alan Kinlund, a junior business major from Raton, wants to see students actively participating in campus activities.

Kinlund is grateful for the work the previous president, Brittany Chrisman, did for the students.“Brittany built a responsible student government with the potential to represent the students extremely well. I plan to continue this and grow from what she left me with,” says Kinlund.




Another thing he expects to make happen is helping the students understand where their student fees are going.

“So many times you hear ENMU students talk about how they have no idea where the money they are paying for student fees is going. My plan as president is to change that and allow the students to be more informed of what’s going on.”

Kinland is nervous about all the responsibilities that being the president entails. “I want to be able to give everything I have into being president. I want to be able to accomplish all the responsibilities and hope handle that task well.”

 

Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

name: Joanna Beard

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

building: JWLA

room: 127

day: Tuesday

date: 05/10/0000

time: 11:00

am_pm: AM

Comprehensive Workshop on Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in ED 116. Comprehensive Exam on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in COB 132. Contact: Dr. Romelia Hurtado de Vivas at romelia.hurtadodevivas@enmu.edu.

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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More than 100 graduates are expected to participate in Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s Fifty-Fifth Commencement Convocation on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Roswell Wool Bowl. Certificate of Employability graduates from the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy will also take part in the ceremony, in addition to bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates from Eastern New Mexico University and master’s degree candidates from New Mexico Highlands University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president, members of the ENMU Board of Regents, and members of the ENMU-Roswell Community College Board will attend. Cadets with the Youth ChalleNGe Academy will serve as the Color Guard. The Tom Blake Trio will sing the National Anthem.

The featured speaker will be Irma Acosta, a 2009 graduate of Goddard High School and one of ENMU-Roswell’s Presidential Scholars. She is graduating with honors with an As­sociate of Arts degree in University Studies. Acosta plans to continue her educa­tion at ENMU, majoring in mathematics and eventually she would like to be a teacher. While attending ENMU-Roswell, she has maintained a 3.87 cumula­tive GPA with 15 or more credit hours every semester. Acosta was also named in the spring 2011 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

“If it wasn’t for the Presidential Scholarship, I would still be taking classes here, but I probably wouldn’t be graduating and transferring to my bachelor’s degree with such convenience,” said Acosta. “I would most likely be working and living at home while at­tending college.” Acosta’s family is happy that she is continuing her education and staying close to home. “My family is very proud that I have achieved the scholarship with my high grades in high school and that I have maintained my scholarship.”

Acosta has worked as a student hire in the health division and biology de­partment. “It is a great opportunity to get to know the instructors. I’ve learned quite a bit and have really enjoyed it.” She is a member of the ENMU-Roswell chapter of the national honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, and has also been a student ambassador with the Advocates for College Educa­tional Success (ACES) program. “I have made many friends throughout my years here at ENMU-Roswell that I hope to never lose. All of the teachers are really knowledgeable. I have had a very positive experience as a student here.”

ENMU-Ruidoso commencement convocations will be held at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts on May 12. General Educational Development (GED) commencement begins at 5:30 p.m., and presentation of diplomas and certificates of completion for ENMU-Ruidoso graduates begins at 7:30 p.m.

This year thirty eight students earned GED diplomas. Every student is required to complete a series of classes through the Adult Basic Literacy Program to prepare for the exam, and ENMU-Ruidoso Community Education administers the test. Although the state does not require such preparation, the result is that Ruidoso has a 92% success rate compared to the 72% state average. GED graduate and current ENMU-Ruidoso student Barbara Perine is the featured speaker for the convocation, and Coda Omness, Director of Public Relations/Marketing and Community Education at ENMU-Ruidoso and GED graduate, will be the commencement speaker.

Following the GED commencement, ninety summer and fall 2010 and spring 2011 ENMU-Ruidoso graduates receive their diplomas.  Graduates Sara Chapman and Samantha Yetley are the student speakers. Dr. Jim Miller, Jr., the first campus director of the incipient Ruidoso Off-Campus Instructional Center of Eastern New Mexico University, will give the commencement address. Dr. Miller served as Ruidoso campus dean from 1991 until his retirement in 2005. Today he is a local advocate for renewable energy and instructor for water conservation methods and grant writing through ENMU-Ruidoso’s Community Education department.

In a special segment of the ceremony, current ENMU-Ruidoso President Clayton Alred will confer emeritus status upon Dr. Michael Elrod and Dr. Ray Fleishmann. Dr. Elrod succeeded Dr. Miller as president of the college and oversaw the campus’ expansion. Under his tenure, the college became the eighteenth two-year college in New Mexico as a branch of ENMU. Dr. Fleishmann was hired by Dr. Miller as ENMU-Ruidoso’s first full-time instructor. Over the past twenty years, “Dr. Ray” taught hundreds of students in math and leaves a department of four instructors. Dr. Fleishmann announced his retirement earlier this year.

Vickie K. Matheny is the first student to complete the new Computer and Network Security Certification. “We’re proud of Vickie and all of our graduates,” said Vice President of Student Learning Chad Smith. “Graduation is an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements of all of our students and the hard work of our faculty and staff. We look forward to seeing the fruits of their labor as they go on to serve our community and beyond.”

A reception hosted by ENMU-Ruidoso’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts students follows the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the college at 575.257.2120.

Lloyd Chaves, psychology instructor at ENMU-Roswell, retire June 30 after 35 years of service to the University. A retirement reception for Chaves is planned on Tuesday, May 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Alcove Room of the Campus Union Building, 48 University Blvd. The public is invited.

Chaves began teaching at ENMU-Roswell in 1976. He graduated from Roswell High School and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from ENMU in Portales.

Among his honors, Chaves received the Kosa Merit Award, the Spirit of Eastern Award, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Chaves County School Employees Credit Union.

In his spare time, Chaves enjoys woodworking and furniture building. He also enjoys motorcycles and plans to get a Harley Davidson upon retiring. He says he will also be busy raising dwarf goats.

Chaves says his favorite quote about teaching is: “Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself.”

“I will miss the energy of the class room--the opportunity to share with students and see their eyes light up when they ‘get it.’ I will miss the laughter and close relationships that develop with students that have gone from strangers to friends. I will miss telling students about ‘letting go of the peanut’ and ‘searching for the donut not the hole.’ I will spend the rest of my life applying all that the students have taught me.”

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

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Shamonica Available for Adoption

Shamonica
Age: 15 Grade: 9

Shamonica is a very active and outgoing teen. Shopping at the mall with her friends is one of her favorite pastimes. 

Shamonica is in high school and enjoys participating in the Mesa Club.  She has varied goals in life, including designing programs for Wii and becoming a chef. Shamonica reports that her cooking skills are limited at this time but she is willing to learn. 

She hopes for a family that will help her feel accepted.  This young lady will thrive in a home where she can develop a trusting relationship and where she will be given the opportunity to be part of some decision-making. 

Shamonica’s biggest wish is to maintain in contact with her two siblings.

For more information about adopting or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, visit www.CYFD.org or call 1.800.432.2075.

You are invited to a meeting to share your ideas about how a health insurance exchange might - or might not - be helpful to individuals who want to enroll in health insurance plans.

A health insurance exchange could be a way to provide "one-stop shopping" to help individuals and small businesses compare, select, and enroll in health plans that fit their healthcare needs. The exchange could also help eligible individuals receive premium discounts or enroll in other federal or state healthcare programs like Medicaid.

It is important that consumers, both insured and uninsured, share their ideas about how an exchange could operate and interact with customers.

For this reason, a series of community meetings will occur throughout New Mexico. The focus of the meetings is to gather input from consumers. The meetings are not intended to debate health reform. New Mexico is following federal law by exploring if an exchange could be helpful to New Mexicans.

Meetings will be held in the following locations:
*  Las Vegas, April 28, 5:30-7:30pm, City of Las Vegas Council Chamber Room, 1700 North Grand
*  Portales, May 12, 5:30-7:30, City of Portales Memorial Building, 200 East 7th Street
*  Las Cruces, May 19, 5:30-7:30, Las Cruces Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho Avenue

Who should attend:
*  Any member of the public
*  People covered by both individual and group insurance
*  People covered by Medicaid and CHIP
*  People in the NM Medical Insurance Pool

Registration
There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Each meeting can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants. Early registration is highly recommended.

To register online, go to http://nmfirst.org/events/health-exchange-overview.
To register by phone, contact Charlotte Pollard at 505-241-4817.

These meetings will be facilitated by New Mexico First.

Annual Main Street Fun Run Set for June 18 – For more information, call 356.5786.

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 9.  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

 

 

 

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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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