|Greyhounds to Play for LSC Co-Championship|
After their 40-21 upset victory over #12 ranked Midwestern State University on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium, the Greyhounds, 4-1 in the Lone Star Conference, will play for a conference co-championship (with Tarleton State University) at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Saturday. Tarleton has already concluded their conference schedule.
|Pre-Season Football Poll from Conference Office|
West Texas A&M is the top choice to repeat as Lone Star Conference football champion, according to the 2013 LSC preseason poll announced Tuesday.
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|Guest Speaker Talks About Lipan Apaches
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
Sherry Robinson, author of "I fought a good fight: The Lipan Apaches," was guest speaker for Native-American Awareness Month in the CUB Sandia Room on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The following is a description of the book from Amazon.com:
"This history of the Lipan Apaches, from archeological evidence to the present, tells the story of some of the least known, least understood people in the Southwest.
"These plains buffalo hunters and traders were one of the first groups to acquire horses, and with this advantage they expanded from the Panhandle across Texas and into Coahuila, coming into conflict with the Comanches.
"With a knack for making friends and forging alliances, they survived against all odds, and were still free long after their worst enemies were corralled on reservations."
L-R: Jacob Lee (Navajo), Sherry Robinson, Thomas Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Spanish Instructor Earned GED after Learning English
Currently Writing Novel
by Shantiana White
"I notice that nontraditional students put a lot of effort in getting a higher education.” – Gloria Jurado
Gloria Jurado, Instructor of Spanish, enjoys writing.
“I have published a few short stories in a literary magazine at NMSU,” said Ms. Jurado.
During the Christmas break, Ms. Jurado is planning to work on a 30-chapter-novel that is halfway complete.
“It is about a graduate student in the present time and another girl who is living in Palenque, a Mayan city, during the 600’s. Both stories intertwine by addressing history, war, drugs, court systems, trafficking and boarder issues between U.S. and Mexico. I based this novel on the experiences I have encountered,” said. Ms. Jurado.
This is Ms. Jurado’s second semester teaching at ENMU and she is working on getting a Ph.D. at Texas Tech University.
“I enjoy listening to audio books. It comes in handy because I am required to read two books per week for my courses and they make the biweekly trips to Lubbock shorter,” said Ms. Jurado.
Her favorite author is Colombian native Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Ms. Jurado is originally from Mexico and moved with her family to Cannon Air Force Base in 1994.
In 1996, after two years of studying English, she received her GED from Clovis Community College and later received an associate’s degree in legal studies. Also, she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and Spanish from ENMU and a master’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish from New Mexico State University.
“I worked in the federal courts for several years, and practiced the English language there. I also taught my coworkers how to conduct interviews in Spanish for witnesses that only spoke Spanish,” said Ms. Jurado.
Ms. Jurado, who is also adept in math, said, “I wanted to improve my English pronunciation and went to Dona Anna Community College to search for a course. The college coordinator told me I was at a high level and they asked ‘why don’t you teach for us?’”
From there, she taught one class per semester at DACC and NMSU.
“I enjoy the university environment because I get to work with adults who are excited to learn,” said Ms. Jurado.
At ENMU, she teaches a Spanish 101 dual enrollment course, a media site course that reaches Hobbs and Roswell (Latin American Civilization) and intermediate Spanish.
“Most students work and go to school or have a family. I notice that nontraditional students put a lot of effort in getting a higher education,” said Ms. Jurado.
She was also a nontraditional student while attending college. She has a son (Asis) who attends UNM, a daughter (Aimee) who attends NMSU, and her youngest son (Aaron) attends high school in Germany.
“I like small towns and places because I enjoy running into my students and friends everywhere,” said Ms. Jurado.
|Saturday's Green and Silver Senior Preview Day
(photos by Dan Dozier)
|Governor Martinez Speaks at ENMU on Friday
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
|New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez|
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez spoke on the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) on Friday, Nov. 8, in Room 110 of the Art and Anthropology Building on the Portales campus of Eastern New Mexico University.
For more information, contact the ENMU nursing program at 575.562.2403.
|Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley|
Governor Speaks at ENMU – [pntonline.com]
|Communicative Disorders Hosts Haunted House|
|(photos by Crystal Jeffers)|
The Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center in Lea Hall was transformed into a Haunted House on Halloween night.
Ryan Dinger and Caitlin Behm hosted the “Mad Scientist Room” where children could enjoy sensory experiences and explore the meaning of “eww.”
The “Super Heroes Room” hosted by Trisha Griggs, Mandy Baca, and Jessica Griego was a favorite for trying out super powers.
The “Witches Lair” was popular as Madeline Kroll and Meagan Phillips taught spells to get more candy.
Crystal Jeffers, pictured here with Caitlin Behm, was the event coordinator.
|Monthly PSAC Meeting
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
Leaders from student groups on campus meet monthly in the CUB Zia Room to give an update to the president and Student Affairs leaders on their activities. The group is called the President's Student Advisory Council.
|Bobby Brunson's 25th Anniversary at Bookstore|
|He couldn't have his cake and eat it, too.|
Dr. Amanda Davis Gatchet of the Department of Communication will present an essay coauthored with Dr. Lisa Glebatis Perks (of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.) titled "Immersions in Emotion: Affective Components of Media Marathoning" at the National Communication Association convention this month in Washington, D.C.
Roger Davis Gatchet of the Department of Communication will present his essay "Blues Crusaders: Negotiating Race and Authenticity in _Living Blues_" at the National Communication Association convention this month in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as an external doctoral dissertation reviewer for Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab), INDIA.
The title of the dissertation is “ A Study of Personality and Cognitive Correlates of Novelty and Meaning Types of Creativity”
Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has an article appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Social Sciences.
Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Gilbert Valdez, graduate student in Counseling have a paper appearing in Gifted Education International, 27,1 Aug. 2012 edition.
On Oct. 5, Dr. Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, presented an oboe masterclass and reed-making seminar for the oboe students at UT-Brownsville, and performed in recital with UT-Brownsville, bassoon professor, Dr. Carol McNabb on Oct. 6 as part of the UTB Patron of the Arts concert series.
On Oct.12, Dr. Carr presented her annual faculty recital with collaborative pianist, Mrs. Kayla Paulk, and guest artists Dr. Susanna Self, flute; Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal, clarinet; Dr. Carol McNabb, bassoon and Mr. John Hargreaves, horn.
On Oct. 19, Dr. Carr presented a lecture-recital titled “A Look at the Possible Inspirations for Benjamin Britten’s Temporal Variations for Oboe and Piano” at the Texas Tech University Benjamin Britten: A Century of Inspiration Conference, with Dr. Mark Dal Porto, pianist. This event was streamed live through the TTU site.
Dr. Carr also participated in the UNM Mentoring Conference with her presentation, “How to Succeed at Your First University Position: Daily Advice for the Young Professional” on Oct. 30.
ENMU grad Erin Griffith is now living in Washington, D.C., after passing the Virginia bar exam last week. She works for the FCC in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
Her primary project is the upcoming incentive auction. After touring the new NPR headquarters last week, she said it it made her miss her print news days. At some point, she hopes to combine her love of news and law.