June 20 , 2011
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ENMU Hosting ‘Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico’ on June 25-26 at Blackwater Draw Site

The Blackwater Draw National Landmark, operated by eastern New Mexico University in Portales, is hosting “Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico” on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26 at Blackwater Draw, six miles north of Portales on Highway 467 (one mile north of Oasis State Park).  The public is invited free of charge.

Activities include pottery demonstrations, cooking, hide-working, flint-knapping, Yucca sandal-making, atlatl throwing and many other traditional skills.

The site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the demonstrations running from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call George Crawford at 356.5235, or email george.crawford@enmu.edu


ENMU Offering 'Politics and Media" During Second Summer Session
by Lawrence Baker
Communication Services

"President Obama is the first president of the United States to use email in the White House."
Dr. Amanda Gatchet

With the 2012 presidential election heating up, Eastern New Mexico University is offering a timely course during its second four-week session, beginning July 5, titled “Power Games: Politics and Media.”

The three-credit course is an interdisciplinary analysis of the relationship between politics and the media. It ties political science and communications together and gives students the opportunity to learn about the way the world is being shaped.

Power Games will be offered in two separate sections. One, Political Science 330, will be taught by long-time political science professor Sue Strickler.  The other, Communication 330, will be taught by the newest addition to the Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences, Amanda Gatchet.

The difference in the course content between the sections will be minimal. It is cross-listed between communications and political science so that those needing credit in either will have an option.

With the current trends in media and its interdependent relationship with politics, this course allows students to gain an understanding of how politics and media work.

“This course provides an overview of the media’s role in American political life,” said Gatchet.  “In doing so, we will focus on several broad themes: the relationship between the media and government; the process of news making and how it shapes the content of political news; the effects of the media on public opinion and voting behavior; and critical changes to the media environment currently taking place.
“We will pay special attention to the content of the news we encounter daily—health care reform, Obama’s birth certificate, protests in Libya and Egypt, the rise of the Tea Party Movement, or Congressman Weiner’s unfortunate tweets.”

Gatchet says the course will be helpful because, “The traditional college demographic, young people ages 18-24, have historically stayed away from the polls and typically don’t watch or read what would be considered traditional news. This course is important because it asks students to read the news, pay attention to the political world around them, and think critically about the types of mediated messages we get every day.”

President Obama is the first president of the United States to use email in the White House, according to Gatchet. “Studies have shown that young people are more likely to get their political news from television shows like The Daily Show and the Colbert Report.  Celebrities like Donald Trump can dominate political news agendas. All of these things have an important and immediate impact on how we understand the political world and the role of the media in that world,” she says.

For more information on signing up for the course, call the ENMU Registrar’s Office at 575.562.2175.

Enrollment Services Hires Two New Recruiters
interviews by Wendel Sloan; photos by Robin Haislett
Communication Services
Sarah Pattison Daniela Garcia

Interview with Daniela Garcia

Q.  What is your official title?

ENMU Recruiter II Freshman/ Transfer Recruiting

Q.  When did you begin working at ENMU?

I started working as a recruiter on June 13. But I have worked for Eastern as a work-study for Hispanic Affairs for four years. 

Q.  What are the main duties of your job?

Works collaboratively with the recruitment team for the development of structures and processes necessary to collect and analyze marketing and enrollment data to support decision making and guide strategy. I will be responsible for a recruitment territory and facilitate appropriate targeted outreach efforts in local high schools and two year feeder schools (universities) to support the enrollment goals of the university.

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

What I have enjoyed so for is how they have had welcomed me with open arms. The biggest challenge so far, is the transition from student to professional staff and seeing a lot of what is going on behind the scenes. 

Q.  What were you doing before you came to ENMU, and what other jobs have you held?

Before I started this job I was a student and worked Multicultural Affairs as director of Hispanic Affairs.

Q.  What are your degrees and majors?

I just recently just graduated from ENMU with bachelor's in Spanish and a minor in graphic systems.

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

I was born and raised in Roswell. I grew up in a single-parent home; my father passed away from leukemia 14 years ago. I have two younger brothers that still live in Roswell. 

Q.  What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include playing softball, photography, traveling, and hanging out with the familia and friends.

Q.  What is your ultimate career goal?

My ultimate career goal is to be able to be successful in my job and good at what I do in my career and life.

Q.  What gives your life meaning?  Besides career goals, what else do you hope to accomplish?

What gives me meaning in life is my family. Without them and their support I would not be who I am today. What I hope I accomplish in life is to be able to make my familia happy in everything I do and to be able to set a good example for them.
Q.   What is your general impression of Portales, and ENMU?

My impression of Portales is that it is a small town but with a big heart.

Interview with Sarah Pattison

Q.  What is your official title?

Recruiter/EMAS System Analyst

Q.  When did you begin working at ENMU?

Monday, June 13

Q.  What are the main duties of your job?

I am responsible for maintaining the EMAS database and software. I create enrollment reports to assist my fellow University staff with recruiting, event planning, and marketing strategies.

I also ensure that the databases within my care are up to date and functioning properly. As a recruiter I am assigned to a specific territory, as yet to be defined, to create and implement outreach efforts for the high school/s in the assigned areas. I take care to follow up with prospective students and provide them with essential information regarding their journey to ENMU.

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

Thus far, I have most enjoyed meeting so many friendly and welcoming individuals. How lucky to have such a wonderful peer group! Alternativelly, I have found my abilities to retain and utilize new information challenged. Even though my notebooks are beginning to fill at a quickening pace, I am excited to be here and to learn/relearn this important skill-set.

Q.  What were you doing before you came to ENMU, and what other jobs have you held?

Before I came to be employed here at ENMU, I was working at my current and most challenging position to date: I was a full-time mommy. Two other jobs in my career history have stood out to me as the most enjoyable and educational. Firstly, I was the Student Brand Manager for RedBull North America. I held this position during my time at universlty. The details are many, but basically the travel, event-planning, and managerial activities were exciting and unforgettable. Secondly, I have worked with close friends at a summer ballet intensive in Taos Ski Valley for seven years. The combination of dance, camraderie, and mountain air is nearly unbeatable.

Q.  What are your degrees and majors?

I have a bachelor of arts in government, a minor in history, and a supplementary major in law and society.

I acheived my degree at New Mexico State University, but I also attended the University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa, for a semester in 2007.

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

I was born and raised in Clovis on a small farm north of town. I lived a quick half mile from my grandparents, Hoyt and Joy Pattison. My older brother, Lee, younger sister, Emily, and I would play on the farm equipment, which in retrospect is probably unsafe!

We never had TV, so we spent our days making baseball fields in the sheep pasture or caring for the animals. My dad, Roger, is self- employed and travelled quite a bit and later took over managing the family trust and property in Taos Ski Valley. My sweet mama, Mary, home-schooled the three of us for part of elementary school while attending nursing school and later working full-time at PRMC in Clovis. (She is my hero!)

Growing up  out there was the best, I wouldn't trade it in for anything. I later lived on a differant ranch north of Texico where I learned the incredible value of family.

Q.  Your own family?

I have a 14-month-old daughter named Penelope Grace who is the most amazing person I've ever known.

Q.  What are your hobbies?

I love to be both quiet and still, as well as busy and active. Reading is probably my favorite down-time activity. I also love to write and take walks to look at trees and birds. When feeling more spunky, I greatly enjoy rock-climbing, hiking, and, when I'm near a jump zone, sky-diving.

Q.  What is your ultimate career goal?

I would be living a dream if I could work as a Conflict Resolutionist for the United Nations.

Q.  What gives your life meaning.  Besides career goals, what else do you hope to accomplish?

I find meaning everyday when I care for my lovely daughter. I hope to accomplish raising her into a woman who knows her own mind, is unafraid of life's possibilities, and loves herself and others.

Q.   What is your general impression of Portales, and ENMU?

Extremely friendly, warm, caring people everywhere! People greet you on the street here. This in itself is so rare and wonderful.

Q.  Other thoughts?

I am so excited to be a part of this team and organization!

If Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp...
Ask Someone to Help

ENMU Student Selected for Prestigious Math/Biology Internship
by Robin Haislett
Communication Services

“I was speechless at first." – Rojin Chitrakar

Eastern New Mexico University student Rojin Chitrakar has found himself in greener pastures, figuratively and literally, for an eight-week internship.

Chitrakar was selected as one of 20 undergraduate interns at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

(NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Over 150 students applied for the positions which included housing, travel costs and a stipend.

The internship program at NIMBioS allows for four teams investigating different research areas combining mathematics and biological development. The students have been working together since May 31 and will complete their work on July 22.

“I heard about this particular internship program from my closest friend, Neha. She applied to this program as a math student, “says Chitrakar. “When she found out that it also included biology, she encouraged me to apply, too.”

When Chitrakar, originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, was awarded the internship, he was thrilled. “I was speechless at first. But, the happiness and the excitement took over, and I shouted in joy. I started calling up my friends and my parents to pass on the good news. I was proud of myself,” says Chitrakar.

In layman’s terms, the team is observing and creating mathematical codes predicting the compatibility of a natural pesticide and antibacteria in fungus. Chitrakar explains, “These oils perform antibacterial and antifungal activity, thus protecting the plant from various infections.” Another fungus protects plants from insects and strengthens resistance in plants.

Chitrakar is assigned to a group of two other undergraduates, a graduate student and three mentors, Dr. Vladimir Protopopescu (mathematics), Dr. Xavier Thibert-Plante (mathematics), and Dr. Kimberly Gwinn (plant pathology), researching the effects of essential oils on a biocontrol fungus. In layman’s terms, the team is observing and creating mathematical codes predicting the compatibility of a natural pesticide and antibacteria in fungus.

Chitrakar explains, “These oils perform antibacterial and antifungal activity, thus protecting the plant from various infections.” Another fungus protects plants from insects and strengthens resistance in plants. Chitrakar is assigned to a group of two other undergraduates, a graduate student and three mentors, Dr. Vladimir Protopopescu (mathematics), Dr. Xavier Thibert-Plante (mathematics), and Dr. Kimberly Gwinn (plant pathology), researching the effects of essential oils on a biocontrol fungus.

University of Tennessee

According to the project’s website, the work of the senior ENMU student and his colleagues would help create a baseline of compatibility of technologies for applying the natural pesticide after more research.

The combination of the two fields is a challenge for Chitrakar, but is one that is happily accepted. “The integration of the two different fields, mathematics with biology, at NIMBioS is new to me,” says Chitrakar “I had always been studying pure biology up until now, and this program has been a new experience for me.”

For more information on the project visit, www.nimbios.org/education/reu2011.

A Razing in the Sun
(photos by Lawrence Baker
Communication Services intern)
Lincoln Hall Falling on Junk-Pile of History

At Your Service

Learning How Much they Had Been Doing WrongSarah Meeks, Portales High School girls' tennis coach, has been instructing the ENMU Lifelong Wellness tennis group (and students signed up for HPE 138) this summer at the University Courts. As Jane Blakeley said, "I had no idea how much I had been doing wrong."

There is still two weeks to go for Lifelong Wellness employees who want to participate. The class meets at 5:20 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Drabbs at 562.4344.

Anthony, the young coaching assistant, challenged the group to play barefooted because, "It gives me a better feel for the court."

The Wellness group thanks Coach Meeks (daughter of Dorothy Bulls) and Dr. Drabbs for providing the much-needed instruction.
(photo by Wendel Sloan)

Liz Wooley Going West
Liz Wooley (bottom right in top photo) was honored by fellow employees on Friday with some goodies in the break room next to the Regents Room in the Administration Building as she prepares to become a crisis counselor in Counseling and Career Services in Student Academic Services in the SAS Building. Belinda Wall will take over for Liz as curriculum coordinator in Academic Affairs in the Administration Building. Belinda's current position as senior secretary is being advertised internally.
(photos by Wendel Sloan)

Recruiting Them Young
Lavaland Elementary SchoolENMU grad Trieva Rue has been recruiting these future students from Lavaland Elementary School in Albuquerque. (photo by Trieva Rue)

Lots of ENMU Folks Participate in Portales Mainstreet Fun Run/Walk
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
Results of Fun Run/Walk – [pntonline.com]

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Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and his laboratory personnel have had a manuscript accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed “Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (JMB).” Co-authors of the JMB work are Ms. Prashanthi Rambhatla (Graduate Student), Dr. Sanath Kumar (Postdoctoral Fellow), and Mr. Jared Floyd (Graduate Student).  The title of the accepted work is `Molecular cloning and characterization of mannitol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase from Vibrio cholerae.`


ENMU Child Development Center has been recognized with the Inventive Snacks Award for making healthy snack foods fun to prepare and eat.  The award was presented by the Child and Adult Care Food Program for Nutrition Education 2010-2011.

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Regents to Meet June 25
Regents Room
June 25 – 3 p.m.



  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda


  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 May 13, 2011


  1. Recognition of Former Regent Pauline Ponce (Dr. Steven Gamble)
  2. Consideration of Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of the Board of Regents of Eastern New Mexico University System Improvement and Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2011 (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  3. Five Year Capital Plan, Ruidoso (Dr. Clayton Alred, Action)
  4. Roswell Operating Agreement (Dr. John Madden, Action)
  5. Five Year Capital Plan, Roswell (Mr. Eric Johnston-Ortiz, Action)
  6. Disposition of Property, Portales (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  7. Five Year Capital Plan, Portales (Mr. Scott Smart, Action)
  8. Emergency Management Proposal, Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  9. Revision to Program Name, Portales (Dr. Jamie Laurenz, Action)
  10. Addendum to Spring 2011 Graduation List, Portales (Ms. Ronnie Birdsong, Action)


  1. Discussion of 4 limited personnel matters pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)
  2. Annual Evaluation of University President, a limited personnel matter pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978)


  1. Recommendation on Contract for University President (Board of Regents, Action)


Greyhound Amateur Radio Club Meeting June 25 – The Greyhound Amateur Radio Club invites those interested to meet with other amateur radio operators on June 25 between 1-8 p.m. at the Portales City Park, adjacent to the Memorial Building.

This is the National Field Day for amateur radio ”ham” operators. Throughout the country, radio operators will set up radio stations in unusual locations and make contact with others as a display of their emergency communications capabilities. For more information, call Jeff Burmeister at 562.2494. [press release] [flyer]

Employment Opportunity in English Department – The English Department is currently seeking internal applicants for a Reading/Writing Specialist.

Interested applicants should visit the ENMU Employment page by going to the ENMU home page: www.enmu.edu<http://www.enmu.edu, then click "Employment" on the left side of the page under "TOP LINKS."  Click "Employment" again on the left side of the page. Then click "Transfer Opportunities."  A pop-up will notify you that "Transfer Opportunities are only available for current ENMU employees..." Select "OK.", then click "Reading/Writing Specialist" under "Position" in the middle of the page.  To apply, click the "Apply" link on the right side of the page.

For more information, contact Brittany Chrisman, HR Recruiter/Trainer, at 575.562.2116 or by email at brittany.chrisman@enmu.edu.

Items Left from the KENW Online Auction

The following items are available for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  If you’d like to see the items, you can come to the Broadcast Center between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  To bid, call Sheryl Borden at 562.2661.  Bidding will end on June 24.

Item #  Item                                                                             Value           Your Price
139      Guest Coupon to Roswell Racquet Club & Spa               $50               $10
254      1-yr. membership to Curves, Portales (new members)    $500             $180
286      Graphic Design Pkg., Elliott Marketing, Clovis                 $250             $85
411      Gold multicolor stone & diamond earrings,                      $2380.00           $800.00
           Woody’s Jewelry, Portales
448      GC from All Star Dents, Clovis                                       $210             $65
449      GC from All Star Dents, Clovis                                       $170             $50
450      GC from All Star Dents, Clovis                                       $170             $50
496      GC from Affordable Pest Control, Clovis                         $150             $50
498      Cowboy Spur Straps                                                     $175             $60
499      GC for Horse Massage                                                 $75               $20
541      Japanese Garden Quilt, The Patchwork House               $200             $70
585      3 heart-shaped boxes, Art Institute Gllitter                      $50               $8
593      Protect America Sponsor Package                                 $1345.40           300.00
611      Framed Photo by Allen Plone                                         $125             $35
614      1-yr. premium advertising on www.localbizspotlight.com  $306             $75
615      1-yr. premium advertising on www.localbizspotlight.com  $306             $75
616      1-yr. premium advertising on www.localbizspotlight.com  $306             $75
617      1-yr. premium advertising on www.localbizspotlight.com  $306             $75
634      15-yr. old Welsh Pony in foal                                         $1500           $500
675      GC for 1 set annual vac, Muleshoe Animal Clinic            $50.40          $8
676      GC for 1 set annual vac, Muleshoe Animal Clinic            $50.40          $8
677      GC for 1 set annual vac, Muleshoe Animal Clinic            $50.40          $8
678      GC for 1 set annual vac, Muleshoe Animal Clinic            $50.40          $8
691      Silver & Saspiete Necklace, Apache Trading Co.             $270             $100
704      Cook with Michael gourmet gift box & $60 GC                $200             $55
720      Secret Health Files (1 book & 4 CDs)                             $147             $40
721      Secret Health Files (1 book & 4 CDs)                             $147             $40
726      GC at Big O Tires, Roswell                                            $54               $10
727      GC at Big O Tires, Roswell                                            $54               $10
762      Yankee Doodle Doll, Expressions, Inc.                           $385             $125
766      2 DVDs & 1 Autogr. Book on Pillows                              $90               $10
796      Learn & Master Ballroom Dancing DVDs                        $149             $35

Dawg Days Community Fair Information

Sponsor: Campus Life

Event: Dawg Days Community Fair

Date/Time/Place: Saturday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. on the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza at the CUB

Additional Information:

The Dawg Days Community Fair is an opportunity for departments and organizations on the ENMU campus to introduce what their department or organization has to offer the incoming freshmen. This year, the Dawg Days Community Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug.20 at 6 p.m. on the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza on the north side of the CUB.

The Community Fair Registration Form can be found at this link http://www.enmu.edu/current-students/events/dawg-days/dawg-days-form.pdf or by accessing the ENMU Dawg Days page on the ENMU website. If you would like to reserve a table for your department or organization please have the registration form turned in to the Campus Life Office by Friday, Aug. 12 at noon.

This Is the Correct Name
(photo by Wendel Sloan)

Evaluation Period Ends June 30 – The annual evaluation period for non-faculty employees ends June 30. All performance evaluations for these employees are due in the Office of Human Resources by July 15.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources at 562.2115.

Fiscal End-of-Year Deadlines – June 30 is the end of the fiscal year.

All travel for 2010-2011 must be received by the Business Office by June 30.  No exceptions will be made. If you will be in travel status at this time, please contact the Business Office at 562.2611.

Interfunds for 2020-2011 must be received by the Business Office by July 8th.  Interfunds received after that date will not be processed.

Corrections (Journal Vouchers and/or Budget Transfers) to your departmental accounts must be received in the Business Office by July 15.

Purchasing Card Statements will be due in the Business Office by Wednesday, June 29th at noon.  If you are traveling when the statements are due, please contact Kenny Prince at 562.2493.  Unfortunately, failure to submit your June Purchasing Card Statement by June 29th will result in your Purchasing Card being deactivated.

Please feel free to contact the Business Office at 562.2611 if you have any questions.

Sodexo Summer Schedule for Food Golf Cart – Breakfast Burritos, Jumbo Cream Cheese Frosted Cinnamon Rolls, Juice, Coffee and Assorted Cold Beverages.

Route Schedule

Bernalillo Hall 7 - 7:20 a.m.
Chavez Hall 7:20 - 7:40 a.m.
DeBaca Hall 7:40 - 8 a.m.
Between Administration and Student Academic Services 8 - 8:20 a.m.
Technology Building 8:20 - 8:40 a.m.
Physical Plant 8:40 - 9 a.m.

For more information, call Mandi Park at 562.2190.

ENMU Alumni Shrimp Boil Rescheduled for August 13 - Alumni Affairs has rescheduled the annual Alumni Shrimp Boil for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. at the Yam Theatre in Portales.

The cost is $30 per person, and proceeds go toward scholarships for high school seniors planning to attend ENMU.

The ticket cost includes the meal, beverages and live entertainment from The Good Ole Boys.

Tickets can be purchased at the Alumni Affairs office in the Administration Building Room 101 or by contacting a Portales Alumni Chapter member.

To reserve tickets, call 562.2125, or email tammi.gardner@enmu.edu.

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.

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.

Monkeys, Ducks and Frogs is a British numeracy program written by Pauline Eccles and published by Sherston Publishing Group. The learning objectives of the software include: improving basic counting skills, developing listening skills, developing problem solving skills, and practicing fine motor skills.

The installation is easy. All one has to do is open My Computer, double click the drive that the software is in, double click setup, and follow the on screen instructions. The QuickStart pamphlet which is the only manual that came with the software, does not give any installation instructions, which is rare for a Sherston product. The inexperienced computer user should have no trouble installing the software.

The QuickStart pamphlet is very readable, and indeed helpful in using the software. The pamphlet briefly covers what the program is about, what the activities’ focuses and depths are, how to change levels, and details what the teacher’s options are. It does not offer guidance for using the software in the classroom beyond stating its ability to be used well on whiteboards, and the ability of the software to be used through mouse or switch.

This software accomplishes all goals quite well. There are seven activities for each animal theme, which promotes transferability of the skills across different environments. The subject matter may be simple, but the presentation is very nice, and the method of imparting the information is enjoyable. The software is fully interactive, due to the fact that it is all activities. Even the sing-along is interactive, because it asks its user to sing along. This program does not give any real feedback or guidance in regards to student progress, due to the fact that the content is simple. The age group that this program is aiming toward is PreK through Kindergarten. Overall, this program is very well produced, and is a great beginning counting software, including some subtraction and puzzles.

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

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.

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]

Approved Holidays for 2011-12

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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Eastern New Mexico Children's Choir
(photos by Minh Tran)
Eastern New Mexico Children's Choir Video Alert
Watch video of the Eastern New Mexico Children's Choir from Friday, June 17, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. – [video] (video by Lawrence Baker)

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Bizcochitos Fundraiser – The Office of Hispanic Affairs is having a summer fundraiser: Bizcochitos.

Bizcochitos, also known as bizcochos are the state cookie of New Mexico. First introduced by Spanish explorers, the delicious cookie is a blend of sugar, anise seed, cinnamon, and flour. The cost is $10 per dozen. The deadline to order is June 24 by noon. The bizcochitos will be delivered on campus on June 27.

To place an order contact: Hispanic Affairs at 562.2451 or email enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu.

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ENMU hires new baseball coach. – [whig.com]

Former Zia coaching college volleyball. – [cnjonline.com]

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 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 Non-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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Thank you to Dr. Mary Drabbs and Sarah Meeks for providing coaching for the ENMU Lifelong Wellness tennis group this summer.


Thank you to Andrew Helton for making a court available for the noon-time hoopsters during his summer basketball camps.


"Congratulations to the Monday Memo on your awards." – Diana Cordova


"Congratulations to you and your staff on your first place award for the Monday Memo by the NFPW.  That is a very impressive award and  certainly well deserved.  It’s great that you are being recognized for your hard work and the exceptional quality of the Monday Memo." – Sherrye Burleson


"Congrats. Well done!" – Jordan Kobritz


"Congratulations!" – Michael Shaughnessy

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"I wish there was a devil. It would make life more interesting." – Wendel Sloan

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Children's choir performs on campus. – [pntonline.com]

Monday Memo wins first-place national award. – [cnjonline.com]

Boys State at ENMU teaches how government works. – [cnjonline.com]

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Thesis Defenses/Comprehensive Exams/Challenge

Students Able to Rent Textbooks from Bookstore - Read full details here.

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News Clips from ENMU-R -View here

News from the ENMU-R Grapevine

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

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Adam Available for Adoption

Age: 17
Grade: 11th in the Fall

Fresh air, space, and a family with other kids is Adam's wish, and maybe even a farm or ranch! This teen loves being outside and enjoying all the outdoors he can handle.

Taking his bicycle out for the day, eating tasty treats (especially sweets), or playing with animals occupies his time. Attending eighth grade in a self-contained classroom, Adam enjoys the relationships he has with his friends and adults. He benefits from speech therapy, as well as counseling, which will need to continue after placement. There are siblings with whom he remains in contact.

His caseworker prefers a two-parent family who is willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered.

Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For New Mexico children, both homestudied and non-homestudied New Mexico families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

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

Watering Restrictions in Effect for Portales – [flyer]

Greetings to our partners at Eastern New Mexico University, we'd love to have representatives join us at the statewide meeting next week.
Join us for the New Mexico Immigrant Dreams for Education Access & Success (NM IDEAS) Statewide Meeting on Thursday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the University of New Mexico. Lunch and materials will be provided, participants are encouraged to pre-register at http://diverse.unm.edu/nmideas. Contact Mabel (gonzalezm@sanjuancollege.edu or 505.325.1055) or Christopher (cramire4@unm.edu or 505.925.2551) for more information.
What is NM IDEAS?

New Mexico Immigrant Dreams for Education Access & Success (NM IDEAS) is a statewide collaboration to provide advocacy, networking and training for immigrant families and students to have access and success in higher education. NM IDEAS was formerly the New Mexico Network for Advocacy, Policy and Services for Undocumented Students (NMNAPSUS).
What will my school or organization gain from attending statewide meeting?

Participants will network with one another, learn about current New Mexico laws and policies, share about strategies from colleges, universities and organizations from across the state and learn about the NM IDEAS public education campaign to educate K-12 school counselors, colleges/universities and community organizations about access and success to higher education for immigrant families and students.


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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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