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HPE Professor Looking Foward to Portales Winters
photo and story by: Shantiana White
“It’s nice to have a good class size and getting to work with my students.”
– Beth Birky
Beth Birky has joined Eastern New Mexico University as an instructor in the Department of Health and Physical Education.
One of Ms. Birky’s professors at the University of New Mexico knows the program director, Dr. Drabbs, and sent her an e-mail about the position.
Ms. Birky’s ultimate career goal was to teach at a university, so she applied for the position.
Her position entails teaching students how to teach physical education classes.
“It’s nice to have a good class size and getting to work with my students,” said the home chef.
She received her undergraduate degree in physical education at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., and her master’s in sports administration at Florida State University. Currently, she is working on a Ph.D. at UNM.
Before coming to ENMU, she was working as a medical secretary in Omaha, Neb. She was living with her brother and family. “This allowed me to get to know my niece and nephew,” she said.
Also, this avid outdoorswoman has an older sister who lives in Ohio and a younger sister who lives in Chicago.
She says, “I can’t wait to see how the winters here in Portales are different from Albuquerque.”
Ms. Birky has lived all over the U.S. and Honduras, and loves to travel.
“I’ve enjoyed the time here so far, and look forward to the rest of the school year,” said Ms. Birky.
|Bus Trip, Alumni Reception, Pep Rally, Tour of Cowboys Stadium, Football Game, Rangers Game
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
|Take the Long Way Home|
|Watch ENMU TV Spot on Cowboys Stadium Screen|
|Sound is not audible because this was shot from inside the pressbox.|
|President Gamble Speaks at Roosevelt Chamber
(photos by Jim Dodson)
|Chamber Article In Portales News-Tribune – [article]|
Friday, September 28
The Homecoming Golf Experience — 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.
The department of Athletics invites you to participate in a great day of golf. Due to popular demand and an overwhelming number of participants, this event will be split into morning and afternoon tee times. Advance registration is required. Please contact the Department of Athletics by calling 562.2153 for more information.
Alumni Registration—Campus Union Lobby, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop by the alumni registration table, and let us know you are here! The office of Alumni Affairs will be giving out name tags, traditional homecoming buttons, and other freebies. General admission tickets to the Greyhound Homecoming football game will be available for purchase in the lobby.
50-Year Class Reunion Luncheon—Campus Union Pecos Room, 12 p.m.
The weekend kicks off Friday with alumni registration in the Campus Union Lobby and a luncheon at noon in the Pecos Room. Dr. Gamble, ENMU president, will stop by to visit and give an update on the University. Then hold on tight as we board the carts for a campus tour provided by the President’s Ambassadors.
COPE Reception—COPE Center, 1700 South Avenue I, 3-5 p.m.
The Council of Professors Emeriti will sponsor a special reception for emeritus and former faculty members. Current faculty, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend this event.
College of Education and Technology School Carnival—Education Building Lawn, South Avenue N, 3:30-7 p.m.
A school carnival with all the traditional merriment of fun, food, games, entertainment, book fair, and petting zoo will be hosted by the College of Education and Technology. Bring your extra change and be ready to have an afternoon of fun!
ENMU Zia Soccer—4 p.m.
The Zias face the Incarnate Word Cardinals. Cheer the Zias on. Wear green and show support!
Greyhound Grill—Casa del Sol, 1401 W. 17th St., 6-8 p.m.
We’re all fired up for a backyard party! Alumni and friends are invited to join us for a casual cookout located at Casa del Sol (across from the University tennis courts). Special guests will include recipients of the Alumni Association and ENMU Foundation Awards and the Education Hall of Honors and members of the 1962 reunion class.
ENMU Zia Volleyball Game—7 p.m.
Come support the Zia Volleyball team as they match up against Angelo State. Wear green and show your ENMU pride! Contact the Department of Athletics for updated location.
Bonfire—Greyhound Arena, 8 p.m.
Student Government, ENMU cheerleaders, athletic teams, and Greyhound Sound invite you to attend a pep rally and the lighting of the bonfire. The 2012 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced!
Saturday, September 29
The ENMU Foundation 37th Annual Breakfast—Campus Union Ballroom, 8 a.m.
Homecoming 2012 marks the 37th ENMU Foundation Breakfast to honor donors. Everyone is invited to attend the breakfast. Invitations are mailed to donors and special guests to this annual event. For all other guests, it is $10 per person. Additional tickets can be requested by calling the ENMU Foundation toll free at 888-291-5524. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. for early arrivals. During the breakfast program, ENMU Foundation and ENMU Alumni Association awards will be presented. Members of the Class of 1962, Educator Hall of Honor recipients, and the Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Award recipients will be recognized.
The Homecoming Parade—10:30 a.m.
Everyone loves a parade! The ENMU Homecoming parade has traditionally provided fun and entertainment for everyone. Please contact the office of Alumni Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575.562.2125 for entry information.
- The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29
- The parade will begin at the intersection of 3rd street and Ave C.
- The parade will travel southbound on Ave C.
- The parade will turn westbound onto 18th Street.
- The parade will end at south Ave J.
- The parade will not go down 1st street toward ENMU, as the parade has in the past.
Sodexo Buffet—Crossroads, Campus Union, 11:30a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Immediately following the parade, join us for the traditional buffet in the Crossroads dining facility. This is a feast at its finest, and everyone is invited; no reservations are needed. Tickets will be available at the door for $8.25 per person.
The Homecoming Football Game—Greyhound Stadium, 2 p.m.
The Homecoming game will match the Greyhounds against Angelo State. Halftime activities at the football game will include the presentation of the Homecoming King and Queen and their court. Winners of the 2012 ENMU Homecoming floats will be announced along with local business sponsors for this event. Be a Greyhound fan! Wear green and show your ENMU pride!
ENMU Educator Hall of Honor Gala—Yam Theatre, 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend the fifth annual ENMU Educator Hall of Honor Gala. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests of this annual event. For all other guests, the cost is $15 per person. Advance tickets can be requested by calling the College of Education and Technology at 575-562-2443. The new ENMU Educator Hall of Honor Awards will be presented along with musical entertainment.
ENMU Zia Volleyball Game—7 p.m.
The Zias play their second game of the weekend. Come cheer them on against Tarleton State University. Contact the Department of Athletics for updated location.
For a more detailed and updated schedule please visit www.enmu.edu\alumni.
New Parade Route for Homecoming
Homecoming festivities are rapidly approaching. In preparation for these events we will have a few road closures and deviations from the norm as a result of road construction.
On Sept. 28, the College of Education School Carnival will be taking place from 3-7 p.m.
The stretch of roadway on campus from the southeast exit/entrance of the JWLA & Theatre Parking Lot to the intersection of South Avenue N and Sesame Street will be blocked off for this event. This is the stretch of roadway that runs in front of the Art & Anthropology Building. Handicapped parking for this event will be located in the small parking lot south of the Education Building.
We will also be having the Homecoming Pep Rally and Bon Fire that night after the Zia Volleyball Game in the east (unpaved) parking lot of Greyhound Arena. Students and patrons of the Volleyball Game and this event will need to park in the northwest (paved) parking lot or the southwest (paved) parking lot of Greyhound Arena.
The east (unpaved) parking lot will be blocked off along with the stretch of roadway on Beech Street that runs from the east exit of the northwest (paved) Greyhound Arena Parking Lot to the intersection of South Avenue M.
Please assist us with these events by assuring any and all vehicles are moved from the above-mentioning areas by Friday, Sept. 28 at 2 a.m. This will also prevent the unnecessary inconvenience of vehicles being removed at the owner's expense.
On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Homecoming Parade will be at 10:30 a.m. Due to road construction, we will have to deviate from the traditional route. The parade will start from the intersection of West 3rd Street and South Avenue C. The parade will go down South Avenue C in front of the Portales Fire Department and curve onto South Avenue D in front of Juanito's to the intersection of West 18th Street. The parade will then go west on West 18th Street to the intersection of South Avenue J where it will end near the Bernalillo Hall Parking Lot. The Greyhound Football Game is to follow at 2 p.m.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation with these circumstances. If you have any questions concerning these or related matters please feel free to contact the ENMU Police Department at (575) 562-2392.