May 16, 2011
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Announcements can be submitted to the Monday Memo by University community members (employees, students, retirees and alumni), and must be received by Thursday at noon for publication on the following Monday. To submit an item, use the Submit Announcements form to the lo wer right, or e-mail monday.memo@enmu.edu. Announcements can only be accepted from off-campus groups that are non-profit. The Web address for the Monday Memo is http://www.enmu.edu/mondaymemo.

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

Features run every other week.

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Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Bill Gaedke have had a chapter acce pted  for publication in a book to appear in a few months.

Michael F. Shaughnessy has an article appearing in the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving in the April 2011 issue.

Gov. Susanna Martinez has appointed Scott Smart, vice president for business affairs at Eastern New Mexico University, to the state investment council. Smart, who came to ENMU in 2003, oversees the university’s $100 million operating budget.

Dr. (Bob) Elliott’s daughter, Candace, has begun the initial phase of her 10-week Army Basic Combat Training at Ft Jackson, S.C. She is set to graduate mid-July and continue on to her physician assistant training at Ft Sam Houston.  

In Memoriam

The ENMU community is saddened to learn of the passing of ENMU student Brandon Saville last Friday evening in a vehicle accident. 

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Student SPANs for Summer

To All Student Employee Supervisors:

In an effort to simplify the fiscal year end and budget reconciliation for everyone, the Financial Aid office is handling Student Employment differently this summer. Below is an explanation of how student employment for summer will work:

First and foremost, in order for a student to work at all during the summer, May 21 forward, they must have both a 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 FAFSA on file; this will be visible on the SPAN when you query your student employees. If both FAFSAs are not on file the SPAN will not generate. If a student is not able to complete a FAFSA or will not work past July 2, please contact Kelly Mitchell.

Summer SPANS will be available online beginning May 16.

When a student is queried on the Summer SPAN, supervisors will see one of two things: Summer Employment or Student Hire.

Summer Employment – Students who have had a work-study award for the 2010-2011 award year will be coded as Summer Employment for May 21-July 1. This will not affect your student employment line items in your department budgets.

Student Hire – Student Hire will function as normal, except that students who already have a student hire SPAN will continue on that SPAN through July 1, and will require a new SPAN to work from July 2 forward.

At the end of June new SPANs will be submitted for all students for the new year and Fall 2011 semester. These SPANs will begin July 2, and will function the same as other years. SPANs will show work-study if the student is eligible and awarded or student hire. New Student Hire SPANs will be good through the end of the new fiscal year, and work-study SPANs will end around the same time as the spring 2012 semester in May.

This information will be presented at the Frontline meeting on May 18 in the Sandia Room of the CUB. This process will be demonstrated and questions will be answered.

If you are unable to attend the Frontline meeting, you can contact Brent Small or Kelly Mitchell at brent.small@enmu.edu or kelly.mitchell@enmu.edu.

KENW-TV Needs Volunteers for Summer Membership Drive – KENW-TV’s Summerfest 2011 Membership Drive is coming in June.  Support KENW-TV by volunteering your time to answer telephones for a few hours during June 4-12.

For more information, call Rena Garrett at 562.2112 or email rena.garrett@enmu.edu.

Sign Up for Summer Lifelong Wellness – Summer is almost here, and we encourage you to join our Lifelong Wellness program.  Remember, you may use your tuition waiver for this program even if you are enrolled in another class.

To enroll for summer, simply send an e-mail to cathy.hess@enmu.ed. and tell us which option you would like.

     1-credit (You need to accumulate 16 half-hour activity sessions.)

     2-credits (You need to accumulate 32 half-hour activity sessions.)

If you would like to participate in an existing physical activity class, please tell Ms. Hess the class and meeting days/times, and she will save a spot for you.

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.

Strumbie Island is a British interactive story with a few other activities published by Granada Learning Ltd. The program’s learning objectives are to develop social skills, and emotional literacy.

The installation is easy and simple. After inserting the disc, either the program will install itself or the user has to open up My Computer and double click setup.exe and follow the on screen instructions. If any further questions arise, the manual is there to guide the user safely through installation. The only complication for a non experienced computer user would be the choice of stand alone or network. If only installing it on one computer pick stand alone, if on a bunch of computers, pick network.

The manual is very readable and helpful. The manual walks the user through all of the ways to configure the software, keyboard shortcuts, teacher controls, and accessibility settings. It guides the user through the game briefly. The manual does provide guidance as to how the creators envisioned the program being used in the classroom.

The program accomplishes its educational goals by giving the user choices to make correct decisions, and by asking questions at stop points during the story reading. The accompanying book is the text version of the electronic story on the disc. It should be noted that at times the decisions are not very realistic in regards to what would make a kid happy. For example, when given a choice in the activity Dol’s Day of whether to stay up or go to bed, which affects a happiness meter, staying up causes the meter to drop because the parents get angry, but of course in reality, a child may be happier staying up regardless of the parents.

In that instance, it really does not factor in the weighing of factors in making a decision. In the activities there is feedback as to how well the user is doing. The bulk of the program is found in the teacher options where options and activities exist that enable the accompanying book, interactive electronic story, and activities into a full blown ten week course. The age group suited for this software is K-5. Overall, Strumbie Island is an interesting attempt at developing a way to connect with children, and help them develop social skills, and emotional literacy. 

For assistance, contact Tyson Brown at 562.2646 or visit him at Room 146 in Golden Library.    

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

Business Office Deadlines

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

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.

Tickets On Sale for Shrimp Boil for June 11-
 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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Senior Recital

Sponsor: Music Department

Event: Jessica Flores Senior Recital

Date: Monday, May 16

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Music Building-Buchanan Hall

For more information please contact: Kathi Fraze  562.2377

Jessica Flores, mezzo-soprano, will perform works by Wagner, Purcell, Durante, Vivaldi, Bellini, Saint-Saënz, De Falla, and Goldrich.

It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the recital.


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ENMU athlete qualifies for nationals in hammer throw. – [cnjonline.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 nNon-credit courses:

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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Dr. Harmon,

I visited ENMU recently to catch up and look back. Graduating in 1991, I have seen some changes take place that are amazing transformations as well as some that are, well, just different. I would like to share some comments with you and hope they restore and bring a breath of fresh air to your souls as they did to mine.

I was humbled by the rich detail in the image of Jack Williamson in front of JWLA that was gifted to the college.  But it’s even more difficult to
express how much I am IMPRESSED with the Education building--amazing! As I walked the halls, life seemed to spring out of the walls and pictures. A living building in every way, and dedicated to the field I love-TEACHING! I cannot say enough about the energy and interest that just pulled me through the building, anticipation of what would be around the next corner or curve, and what wisdom awaited viewers in both words and pictures —some of the best arising from the viewers’ interpretation.

Thank you from a very impressed alum!

Sincerely,

Michelle (Lacko) Isherwood

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Dr. Harmon,

I was at the Lovington High School Awards Assembly tonight (May 5).  Do you remember that group of 8th graders that we brought to Eastern four years ago?  Remember, you talked to them over in the theater? 

Well, you would be so proud to see how many of those kids said that they will be attending Eastern.  We have NEVER had this many kids identify Eastern as their college of choice. 

I visited with the principal – an Eastern grad – several times this year about his daughter, and guess what – she has changed from NMSU to Eastern just this week. 

Thought you would like to know.

Becky
(Dr. Rebecca Davis)

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ENMU grad likens teaching to coaching. – [cnjonline.com]

ENMU president expects big things from graduates. – [pntonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Summer Comprehensive Exams for graduate students in the Department of Educational Studies-Educational Administration, Special Education, Secondary Education-will be given on May 23.

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 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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ENMU-Roswell’s Mike Juliana Retires

Mike Juliana, Electronics Technology instructor at ENMU-Roswell, has retired after 32 years of service. Juliana began his career at ENMU-Roswell in August of 1979.  As a tenured faculty member, he was honored with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence award, Spirit of Eastern award, and Kosa Merit faculty recognition award.

During his years on campus, Juliana served on numerous committees, including Faculty Senate, Faculty Salary Task Force, Faculty Grievance Committee, Administrative Evaluation Committee, Technology Task Force, and Scholarship Committee. He was also the co-sponsor for the Electronics Club, organizer of the Electronics Advisory Council, and served as a MESA judge for numerous years. Mike’s dedication, professionalism, and quality instruction have been invaluable to ENMU-Rowell. 

Before coming to ENMU-Roswell, Juliana served in the United States Navy, where he began his training in electronics. Juliana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education from ENMU and industry credentials related to electronics and communications. In 1999, he also spent ten weeks working at INTEL as part of INTEL’s Faculty Development Program.

Juliana and his wife of 41 years, Pam, are the parents of two children. Jodie is a graduate of NMSU and works as a successful realtor in Las Cruces. Jason, a 1996 graduate of the Air Force Academy, is a Lieutenant Colonel stationed at the Pentagon. As an avid outdoorsman, Juliana is never short on good stories to be shared.  He has even translated his passion for the outdoors into education by creating and teaching a Fly Fishing class under the Physical Education department. Most recently, Juliana has renewed his love for bird hunting and training bird dogs by acquiring German Shorthaired Pointers, Greta and Gabbie, who look forward to sharing more of Mike’s time after his retirement.

“I have had the honor of working with Mr. Juliana for nearly 11 years and can truly say his quiet friendship and consistent service will be greatly missed,” said Dusty Lewis, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of Career and Technical Education. “I am hopeful that Mike will continue to teach for the Career and Technical Education division as his retirement schedule will allow.”

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

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A Public Forum will be held on May 18 for the Community Services Center.  The purpose of the meeting is to gather essential information relating to the needs of the citizens of Portales and Roosevelt County.  We will listen and document as you prioritize your statements of need, and then provide all of your information to the Non - Metro Area Agency on Aging and the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Care Department.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to voice your needs, concerns and/or suggestions in writing, please do so on the back of this sheet.  We will forward all written comments to be entered into the public record if they are received by May 16. 

Please attend if possible.  Your input is crucially important to future funding and the availability of program resources.  Your needs are our priority!

For more information, call 356.8576. 

The City of Portales and Roosevelt County have contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Emergency Management officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire City of Portales and Roosevelt County. Emergency systems require a good telephone number database supporting them, so all residents are encouraged to add their phone number to the database. If residents do not add their phone number to the database, then they cannot be called. One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected was that it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database themselves, and therefore they have the power to choose how they are contacted during a state of emergency.

“We are pushing for everyone in the community to sign-up with CodeRED to help ensure that all individuals are informed in case of an emergency,” City Manager Tom Howell said. All individuals and businesses should log onto the City of Portales website, WWW.PORTALESNM.ORG, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. Those without Internet access may call the Portales Police Department (575-356-4404) and ask for Kim Terry (ext.2002) or Nora Navarrete (ext.2003), Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone, or go the Portales Public Library, 218 South Avenue B, where there are public access computers for use. Required registration information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number; however, additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses should register as well as all community members who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone for a primary phone.

CodeRED allows members of the community to be informed of emergencies in their community based on their area of residence, which means that street addresses are required to ensure that the emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones as well, but an associated street address is needed to provide relevant messages to the individual. CodeRED gives community members who want to be informed about emergencies in the area, an easy and secure method for signing up. The personal information that is used to sign up will only be used for emergency notification purposes. Questions should be directed to the Keith Wattenbarger, Emergency Management Director, at the Portales Police Department (575-356-4404).
About Emergency Communications Network.

Emergency Communications Network Inc. (ECN) provides affordable high-speed notification solutions capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring CodeRED® that enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. For more information about Emergency Communications Network, visit emergencycommunications.net.

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

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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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