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The Monday Memo is a weekly electronic newsletter published for the faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University. The editor is Wendel Sloan.
Curriculum Professor Knows Sign Language
photo and story by Shantiana White
“I am working on a book in honor of my mom’s pearls of wisdom."
– Dr. Mary Arth Daughrity
Dr. Mary Arth Daughrity, associate professor of curriculum and instruction who has been at at Eastern since 2002, can use some sign language she learned in college.
|Dr. Mary Arth Daughrity|
“I decided to come to Eastern because the people are wonderful and it is a lot like Wyoming, but warmer,” said Dr. Daughrity
She received her B.A in elementary education at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., and taught first and second in Sheridan, Wyo., for six years before returning to graduate school to receive her master’s degree and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.
The avid home cook said, “While I was in graduate school, I took a few school trips to New Mexico and attended summer school in Albuquerque.”
Dr. Daughrity teaches a mathematics and science methods class for students who are pre-service at James Elementary School. Dr. Daughrity also teaches graduate courses in the College of Education.
While attending undergraduate school, she learned sign language.
Dr. Daughrity said, “While waiting on tables, a non-hearing family came in wanting ice cream and I communicated with them through sign language.”
Dr. Daughrity got interested in the teaching profession while attending college.
“My father was a professor at the University of Wyoming, but not while I was attending the UW. Coincidently, I’m doing the same thing my father was doing.”
Dr. Daughrity said, “I am working on a book in honor of my mom’s pearls of wisdom and someday plan on publishing more in the field of education.
“I look up to my mother because she is a strong woman and I believe my success comes from having a wonderful mother,” said the youngest four.
|Mary and Varen Daughrity|
Dr. Daughrity lives with her husband, Varen, who is a Portales native and her 11-year-old stepdaughter, Kelsi. They have a 1 ½-year-old Great Pyrenees, Raven, a 10-year-old Yellow Lab, Emma, and a 7-year –old Chihuahua, Baby Bear.
“I met my husband online and we didn’t know we lived a mile apart. We got married in 2006 and this month we are celebrating our seventh anniversary,” said Dr. Daughrity, who enjoys walking with her husband.
“I’m very blessed with my family,” said the leisure photographer.
““Life is too short. Live life and be happy,” and “It’s the simplest things in life that matter” are two of the quotes that I live by everyday,” said Dr. Daughrity.
Performing and Teaching Go Hand-in-Hand for Clarinetist
by Phiilip Young
“I always choose repertoire that will help me grow as an artist."
– Dr. Jennuifer Laubenthal
One of the great aspects about Eastern New Mexico University is having skilled faculty that love what they do.
|Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal|
“I always choose repertoire that will help me to grow as an artist, educator and clarinetist,” said Jennifer. “This recital is particularly challenging because the repertoire is new to me and requires a high level of facility and musicianship to perform successfully.”
Between giving private lessons and teaching classes at ENMU, Jennifer loves performing.
“Performing is a part of my life. I have always enjoyed performing. As an artist, you want to share your work and enrich the lives of those who listen to your art.”
As for her students, she strives to use performing as another tool for teaching.
“I hope to give them an opportunity to hear live performances of great clarinet repertoire.
“Continually practicing and performing allows me to make many new discoveries on the instrument, which I then pass along to my students.”
Meet the New Purchasing Card Administrator
interview by Wendel Sloan; photo by Shantiana White
"Hobbies? What are hobbies? I usually don't have time for hobbies." – Laura Disney
Q. What is your official title?
Accountant II - Purchasing Card Administrator.
Q. When did you begin working at ENMU?
March 4, 2013.
Q. What are the main duties of your job?
Daily work and purchasing cards.
Q. What were you doing before you came to ENMU, and what other jobs have you held?
Prior to coming to ENMU, I was the Accounts Receivable Coordinator for Southwest Canners Inc.
Q. What are your degrees and majors?
I received a bachelor's degree with a concentration in accounting from ENMU in December of 2012.
Q. Where were you born, raised, and what was your life like growing up?
I was born and raised in Hobbs. I have one older brother and one younger sister. My dad worked in the oilfield for most of his life. My mother was a stay-at-home mom. My mother passed away the summer before my senior year of high school. My father passed away four years ago.
My brother and sister still live in Hobbs. My brother works in the oilfield and my sister is the Education Coordinator at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs.
Growing up we always went to church. During the summer we would go on several camping and fishing trips. Every Thanksgiving we would travel to Arizona to spend the holiday with my maternal grandparents. Every spring break we would travel to Louisiana to spend the week with my paternal grandparents. As a child, I enjoyed being outdoors.
Q. Your own family?
My husband and I will celebrate our 10th anniversary this summer. We have two beautiful daughters, ages 8 and 14.
Q. What are your hobbies?
Hobbies? What are hobbies? I usually don't have time for hobbies. In my leisure time I like to read.
Q. What is your ultimate career goal?
My ultimate career goal is to earn a CPA license.
Q. What is your general impression of Portales?
I have lived in Portales for 10 years. I moved here from Artesia so it was not a big change.
|NY Times Bestselling Author Reads on Campus
(photos by Wendel Sloan; video by Phillip Young)
As part of the Visiting Writers Reading Series, NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones read in the Arts and Anthropology Building on Tuesday.
She won both a Golden Heart and a RITA for her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson series and the Darklight Trilogy.
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|Marketing Students Visit Dallas Companies|
Dr. John Stockmyer, associate professor of marketing, took a small group of students to Dallas, Texas, during spring break to visit two companies: AVIALL and Century Bridge Capital.
AVIALL, a subsidiary of Boeing, is the world’s largest distributor of airplane and aerospace parts. Century Bridge Capital is a private equity firm that specializes in investments in China.
Pictured are, L-R: Juan Ma, Brandon Fields, Kevin Anderson, and John Stockmyer, Faculty Advisor to the Marketing Club.
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|Employees and Students Attend 'Meetup' Group|
Several ENMU employees and students, along with area media and community members, attended the first "Meetup" of the new "Clovis/Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks" on Sunday afternoon at Pizza Hut in Portales.
The next "Meetup" will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at the Portales City Park. Everyone, including kids, are welcome. Attendees should bring a lunch and, if they are a musician, an instrument to jam with music director Travis Erwin.
To join the free group, go to [Clovis/Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks].
For more information, contact organizer Wendel Sloan.
(photo by Wendel Sloan)