June 23, 2014
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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. Email him at monday.memo@enmu.edu.

ENMU Goes Green with Algae Experiment
story and photos by Desiree M. Cooper
Communication Services
“No one had conducted experiments like these before. There were a lot of steps we had to take.”
Dr. Darron Smith
Dr. Darron Smith with a poster about the algae experiment

Dr. Darron Smith recently concluded a nearly three year-long biomass research experiment that focused on converting algae into cattle feed at Eastern New Mexico University.
The research, which funded by the United States Department of Energy for over $500,000, consisted of over 15 different experiments completed at ENMU, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and West Virginia University (WVU).

It's in the bag: Dr. Smith shows the algae in a powdery form

“It was a big experiment. Each school’s professors and students had their own expertise,” explained Dr. Smith, who instructs courses about reproductive physiology. “They made great additions to the research.

“No one had conducted experiments like these,” the chair of ENMU’s family and consumer sciences and agriculture departments continued. “There were a lot of steps we had to take: we had to figure out how to dry the algae, how to store it, how to turn it into pellets and how to feed it to cattle.”

The research began at ENMU in October 2011, with students examining seven different types of algae.

The strand chosen for use for the duration of the research consisted of 75 percent crude protein, which the animal physiology professor described as “very valuable; the strand had the same energy as corn.”

17,000 pounds of the strand were sent to ENMU.

Dr. Smith and his students conducted two 30-day experiments with 16 steers each to figure out the proper amount of algae to add to the feed and compare the algae pellets to soybean meal, a common source of protein for feedlot cattle.

  Algae drying out

According to a summary of the research, using the algae pellets instead of soybean meal is “extremely beneficial to the public, especially the all livestock industries, as protein is the most expensive feed ingredient in our animals’ rations and residual biomass is another valuable protein source.”

Students studying the algae
(courtesy photos)

The pellets used to feed the steers were created during five experiments at WVU’s feed meal.

“We wanted to get as much algae as we could into the pellets,” Dr. Smith said. “The ratio of 70 percent algae to 30 percent corn didn’t turn out well. Having pellets that were 60 percent algae and 40 percent corn worked best.”

After finding the perfect algae-to-corn ration, a commercial pellet mill in Roswell was used to produce 12,000 pounds of the specialized pellets.

A large-scale feedlot experiment using the pellets took place at a commercial feedlot in Melrose for 70 days. The experiment centered around controlling the intake of 30 steers in 8 pens. Half of the pens were given soybean meal and the other half was given the algae pellets.

The results showed that the algal steers gained 0.09 more pounds each day than the soybean meal steers.

Penn State took part in the research by determining digestibility by directly  putting algae into the rumen using in vitro cows.

ENMU undergraduate and graduate students were paid to help conduct research experiments.

“We worked as a team,” said Dr. Smith, who has taught at ENMU for nine years.

“Since the experiment was so unique, we had to play it by ear every step of the way. They got a lot of hands-on experience," he continued.

Students gave presentations across United States and Canada, including Phoenix, Ariz., Atlanta, Ga., Chicago, Ill., Washington, D.C, Portland, Ore. and Edmonton, Canada.


Dr. Smith called the presentations a “great networking opportunity. It helped them build a resume.”

The students received a visit from Senator Tom Udall, who played a large role in getting the algal biomass research funded. During his hour-and-a-half long stay, the senator viewed the steer holding area and watched a movie Dr. Smith created about algae.

Dr. Smith, who hopes to test out how the algae pellets work with pigs soon, believes the experiments and presentations “certainly put ENMU’s name out there. It was a significant research process.”

For more information, contact Dr. Smith at Darron.Smith@enmu.edu.

ENMU en Espanol: Spanish Immersion Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary
story and photos by Desiree M. Cooper
Communication Services

"The whole institute was a very unique experience that I will never forget.”
Emiel Ross
Spanish Immersion Institute participants put money in "El Banco"

Students and teachers looking to improve their Spanish skills and prepare for the Prueba de Espanol, a state competency exam, took part in Eastern New Mexico University’s Spanish Immersion Institute (SII) from June 8-15.

SÍÍ, a play on the Spanish word for “yes,” consists of students and teachers spending eight days living in the dorms (Guadalupe Hall this year), taking classes to earn six hours of credit and speaking exclusively in Spanish.

Failure to abide by the Spanish-only rule results in a 25 cent fee, which is placed in a plastic tub dubbed “El Banco” (“the bank”). The change helps pay for the t-shirts that every participant receives.

Each student pays a flat fee of $1,500 for the program, which covers tuition, a dorm room, meals and snacks. After the ENMU College of Education provided $650 scholarships to each student, their total cost was reduced to $850.

The week had an intense schedule for participants: after waking up for breakfast at 7 a.m., they took four academic classes, watched the news in Spanish and took a test prep class. Upon returning to their dorms at 10 p.m., they studied and did homework.

Despite the full schedule, there was still time for entertainment. Participants were treated to performances by musicians from northern New Mexico, belly dancers, a magician and a ventriloquist.

Presentations were held by Spanish speakers from all around the world during each evening’s culture course. The different accents and dialects of each presenter helped prepare students for the competency exam.

The exam, which included watching videos, correcting papers, creating a mock conference with Spanish-speaking parents to explain report cards, reading orally and creating a lesson plan, took place at ENMU on June 16.

(L-R) SÍÍ founders Dr. Jose Conteras and Geni Flores pictured with adjunct instructor Manuel Acosta wearing this year's official SÍÍ shirts
(courtesy photo)

Dr. Jose Conteras, an associate professor of Spanish, and Geni Flores, a bilingual and multicultural education instructor at ENMU, created SÍÍ with ENMU fifteen years ago to alleviate low pass rates for the Prueba de Espanol.

“The state of New Mexico began providing funds for universities to do something to improve competency in Spanish. While ENMU’s undergraduate program in Spanish does an excellent job in preparing students, we created this experience to help even more people,” Ms. Flores explained.

Participants came to SÍÍ from a variety of places in New Mexico and Texas, including El Paso, Santa Rosa, Roswell, Dexter and local areas.

Stylish SÍÍ Students: Lissette Guerrero and Emiel Ross

Lissette Guerrero, an ENMU undergraduate majoring in Spanish, “enjoyed the experience. I joined more for the experience than for the exam.

“I really liked the company of everyone here. I always looked forward to seeing what else we would have to do,” said the Portales resident.

ENMU graduate Emiel Ross traveled from Santa Rosa because the school district she teaches in requires a bilingual endorsement.

The 5th grade teacher said the program was “a lot of fun and a lot of work. The whole institute was a very unique experience that I will never forget.”

For more information about SÍÍ, contact Ms. Flores at Geni.Flores@enmu.edu.

More Moments from the Spanish Immersion Institute
(courtesy photos)

Upward Bound Students Visit ENMU
(courtesy photos)

Expected to Open in Spring of 2015

Photoshopped Picture of the Week


Employee briefs are open to everyone. Please send in any professional activities you have been involved with to Monday.Memo@enmu.edu.

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Professional Senate announces the results of recent election

Academic Affairs – Lara Vaughan
Business Affairs – Laura Disney
Student Affairs – Nikki Reid
UR/PA/PO – Justin Liles

Personnel Policy and Handbook Committee
Academic Affairs – Sean Shepherd
Business Affairs – Tammi Gardner
UR/PA/PO – Robert Graham

Special Appeals Committee (at large)
Gene Bundy - member
Robert Graham – member
Draco Miller - alternate
Doris Anaya - alternate
Joseph Beres – alternate

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and to everyone who agreed to serve!

Central Stores Closed June 27 and June 30

Central Stores will be June 27 and June 30 for inventory.  There will be no orders taken or no orders will be delivered. They will resume their normal hours on July 1.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Purchasing at 562.2425.

Year-End Banner Processing June 30-July 1

On June 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. to July 1 at 8:00 a.m., Banner, including Self Service Banner, will be down for year-end processing.

For more information, contact ITS Helpdesk at 4357.

Save the Date: July 25 – On Saturday, July 25, KFDA-TV (CBS) out of Amarillo will broadcast several newscasts from in front of the Administration Building on the esplanade as part of their Summer Celebration tour. In conjunction, ENMU will begin celebrating its 80th birthday. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Important Payroll Deadlines

The 2013-14 fiscal year is coming to an end. All pay that needs to be expensed in this fiscal year needs to be processed by the last payday in June.

In order to meet this deadline, you will need to have all special pay slips into the office of Human Resources no later than June 9.

Electronic leave will also need to be entered and approved no later than June 27. Please make sure that you plan for this. If you have questions, contact the office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

Employee Evaluations Due July 31

All employee evaluations are due by July 31. Please note that a signed job description will need to be attached to all completed evaluations.

Please call the Human Resources office at 2115 if you have any questions.

New Faculty/Staff and Student Parking Decals are Available

The current ENMU Faculty/Staff & Student parking decals from last school year expired on June 1.  The new ENMU Faculty/Staff & Student parking decals have arrived and are available for distribution. 

The new Faculty/Staff & Student parking decals are scheduled to expire on June 1, 2015. 

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. 

Parking enforcement at the University for violations associated with failure to register or improper display of registration will begin on September 22, 2014.  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 2014 semester. 

We also want 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.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact the University Police Department at 562.2392.

Phishing Email Reminder

Phishing emails are those in which an illegitimate source attempts to obtain personal information, such as usernames or passwords, by misrepresenting themselves. One of the most common attacks affecting ENMU staff and faculty are emails claiming to be from an ENMU System Administrator or Helpdesk warning that your email inbox has exceeded its limits and must be re-validated.  In order to protect yourself from such an intrusion please remember the following:

1)      ENMU Information Technology Services will never ask for your username or password by email nor will ITS call you for this information.  However, if you call ITS for help, IT staff may ask for your password to test your account.  You may choose not to provide the information.

2)      The email that ITS sends out if your staff or faculty email account is approaching its limits does not have any attachments or links to web pages, it merely  ask you to reduce your mailbox size and empty your deleted folder.

3)      If you are unsure if an email is legitimate or not, you can call the Helpdesk or forward the email to the Helpdesk and we will let you know.
Other common attacks claim to be from Amazon.com, PayPal, Facebook, a bank asking for personal information, or even a request to update your email profile.  If you are unsure of the email's validity; rather that providing account information by email or clicking on a web site link embedded in the email (which may lead to a fake site set up to look like the real site):

1)      If you are unsure of the validity of the email, do not click on email web site link.

2)      Open a web browser and log into the site directly (rather than clicking on an email link) to see if any action needs to be taken.
Please contact the ITS Helpdesk if you have any questions.

ENMU Offering classes on Windows 8.1

ENMU is now offering classes on Windows 8.1 to ENMU faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about the new layout, functions, and features.

Explore Windows 8.1 and try it out to see if it’s right for you, your office, or group/team.

Learn more about the “the cloud”, cloud computing, and how it affects you.

For more information call 562.2906 or e-mail helpdesk@enmu.edu.

ENMU is offering lessons every Friday at 4 p.m. in University Computer Center Room 118 or on request when you are available.

Sign Up for Summer Lifelong Wellness – Summer session 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. (If you have questions related to the tuition waiver, please check with Sarah Wall.)

To enroll for summer, simply reply to fitness.happens@enmu.edu<mailto:fitness.happens@enmu.edu> and tell me 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 me the class and meeting days/times, and I'll save a spot for you.

Sarah Wall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in HPE

Events Being Planned for ENMU's 80th – Although much smaller in scope than the 75th anniversary, ENMU is planning a few events to celebrate its 80th Ruby Jubilee Anniversary.

The official kickoff will be on July 25 when KFDA-TV (CBS) of Amarillo comes to campus to broadcast four evening newscasts from the esplanade between the Administration Building and Highway 70.

Working with the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature vendors, music, games and speakers commemorating ENMU’s 80 years of growing from a junior college to the third largest university in New Mexico.

Homecoming activities on Sept. 26-27 will also celebrate the milestone, as well as commencements and a spring fine arts event.

Writing Center Open – The Writing Center in Golden Library 228 will be open Monday-Friday from 9-3 for the first summer session of classes. Students may also submit questions to WritingCenter@enmu.edu. Tutors do not edit or write papers for students.

Windows 8.1 Available – Windows 8.1 is now available from ENMU for office computers. ENMU is offering a short class explaining the new features and navigation of Windows 8.1.

For more information, call Josh McCarty 562.2906 or e-mail helpdesk@enmu.edu.

Call for Research Participants – We are conducting a research project identifying the potential causes of disease in the heart, brain and blood vessels in overweight and pre-diabetic men and women. The experimental visits will take place in Dr. Barlow’s (ENMU Biology Department) physiology lab.

The overall aim is to find factors that might explain the higher prevalence of cognitive decline in minority groups. This is a non-invasive study measuring blood pressure, imaging blood vessels, and measuring cognitive ability through a series of tests. All study participants can receive a free health assessment and print out.

Location: Science 220
1500 S. Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Contact: Omokeji Adeniji
Call: 443.500.1786 or leave a message at 575.562.1152
E-mail: Omokeji.adeniji@enmu.edu

Stream Radio Drama Online – "Ed," the latest radio drama produced in the Department of Communication's Theater of the Mind radio drama series, is now available to stream online at www.soundcloud.com/houndwaves. For more information on Theater of the Mind or to find out how to purchase a CD of one of our productions, please visit www.enmu.edu/radio. All proceeds go towards supporting future Theater of the Mind productions at ENMU.

Online Stadium Book and Green & Silver Magazine – The ENMU Foundation has created online versions of the Green & Silver Magazine and the Stadium Campaign Donor Book.  The links are below:

Stadium Book:

Green & Silver Magazine for May 2014:


SHAPE Club Recycle Shoe Drive

Are you moving out/spring cleaning and thinking of throwing out your old shoes?
THINK AGAIN! Recycle your shoes and donate your old sneakers to a good cause.

* Recycle boxes will be placed at THREE locations around campus:

Just drop your shoes into the box and we will do the rest!
* Unusable shoes will be sent to Nike to be recycled!
* Usable shoes will be donated to local thrift centers!

We accept ALL types of shoes!
Think before you throw away any old pair! You can contribute to the community.

Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop – Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursdays during the summer. It will be closed Friday-Sunday and holidays.

Offering fresh bakery and limited  soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch.

Employees Can Download Microsoft Office

ENMU is proud to announce Microsoft Office is being offered for free to faculty, and staff while they are employees of ENMU. All faculty and staff members will now be able to install Microsoft Office on five devices for free. For detailed instructions on how to obtain your copy click here
or follow the following instructions to install on a PC or Mac.

1.            Open your Internet browser and go to https://login.microsoftonline.com‎
2.            In the first box enter your ENMU e-mail address and press the tab key. This will redirect you to an ENMU specific page the campus uses to log on.
3.            If you’re a faculty or staff member type ad\ then your ENMU user name and password to log on
               *since I’m faculty/staff my logon is mccartyj and I would type ad\mccartyj
4.            Once you have logged in click on the cog in the upper right hand corner
5.            Select office 365 settings from the drop down menu
6.            Click on the word software on the left side of the page
7.            Choose your language and click install
8.            After you install office 365 some versions require you to log on by typing your user name followed by @ad.enet.enmu.edu and your ENMU password.
               *Since my ENMU user name is mccartyj I would enter mccartyj@ad.enet.enmu.edu

* If you would like to use an older version of Office you can select office 2010 from the bottom of the page.
You will be able to install Office 365 on up to five personal devices. It will remain operational as long as you are a faculty, or staff member at ENMU.

For additional instructions or assistance on office 365 please submit a request to 562.4357(help) or helpdesk@enmu.edu.

To download Office 365 for the Ipad

  1.   Go to the app store on your Ipad and search for Microsoft Corporation
  2.  In your search results you should see Microsoft Word for Ipad, Excel for Ipad, Microsoft OneNote for Ipad, OneDrive, Microsoft PowerPoint for Ipad.
  3.  You can now download what parts of office you feel are most relevant to you and they will automatically install
  4.  After the download is finished office 365 will require you to log on by typing your user name followed by @ad.enet.enmu.edu and by entering your ENMU password.
*Since my ENMU user name is mccartyj I would enter mccartyj@ad.enet.enmu.edu.

ITS Helpdesk

Business Office Deadlines

Purchasing Card:
Statements will be ready to review on June 26.  If you are traveling when the statements are due, please contact the Business Office.  Completed statements must be in the Business Office by June 27.   Ruidoso statements will be due by noon on June 30.

Travel Vouchers:  June 30, 2014
All travel for 2013-2014 must be submitted to the Business Office by June 30.  Reimbursement for prior months travel should be submitted for payment before June 1.  If you are traveling on June 30 please contact the Business Office.

Interfunds:  July 8, 2014
Interfunds for 2013-2014 must be received by the Business Office by July 8.  Interfunds received after July 8 will not be processed for payment.  Examples of on-campus charges include:  Sodexo, housing charges for camps, printing and duplicating charges, Physical Plant charges, etc.  

Corrections to Accounts:  July 8, 2014
Journal Vouchers and Budget Transfers are due in the Business Office by July 8.  Any expense transfers between budget lines are also due by July 8.

Anthropology on the Silver Screen
New Class for Fall 2014
Open to Everyone

View and discuss movies depicting

Our ancient past
Native peoples
Ancient curses and spells
Anthropologists in the field
Archaeologists as action heroes

ENMU 2014 Surplus Auction

ENMU's 2014 Surplus Auction will be held July 19 at the Greyhound Arena parking lot.  Bidding will start at 9 a.m.

Departments are asked to start planning for items they want placed in the auction.  Please identify obsolete items that need to be placed in the auction and notify the Inventory department at 2956 or e-mail lee.quick@enmu.edu with a description, inventory tag number, if applicable, and location by July 1.  This will give inventory time to mark and catalogue the obsolete items.

Inventory staff will pick-up items identified a few days before the auction, as storage space is limited.

Employees are welcome to bid at the auction, so stop by and check-out what treasures will be for sale.

Class Schedules Online

Rather than wait for a printed class schedule from Eastern New Mexico University, students and the public can find the updated schedule online at www.enmu.edu/classes

The 2014 spring, summer and fall semester schedules are currently online.

According to Belinda Wall, curriculum coordinator, the online schedule has the latest additions and changes—impossible for a printed schedule.

The online link also includes class details such as course fees, prerequisites and co-requisites, etc.

“I strongly encourage students and prospective students to visit the online link when preparing to register each semester,” said Ms. Wall.  “Other advantages are that it is environmentally friendly and can be accessed anytime from anywhere.”

For more information, contact Ms. Wall at 562.2314 or email belinda.wall@enmu.edu.

New Technical Training Page – Check out the new new technical training page. This is a resource offered by ENMU to better educate ENMU faculty, staff, and students on how to better use the systems and programs utilized by ENMU. You can check this page to learn more about when technical training classes will be offered on campus. If you can't make it to any of the class's, videos and documents will be posted on this page covering the same subject and material. To keep up with all the classes offered, you can check here or read the Monday Memo to find out what classes are currently being offered on a weekly basis.

My name is Joshua McCarty and I'm the technical trainer at ENMU.  I can be reached at Joshua.mccarty@enmu.edu or 562.2906.  If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns about the training offered or what training should be offered, you can submit a request for training to helpdesk@enmu.edu.

The link to the training page is at: http://itsnv404.enmu.edu/Members/McCarty-2C-20Joshua/technical-trainer-page/.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

ITS Helpdesk

Insurance Marketplace Available on Campus – Need help navigating the Insurance Marketplace?  La Casa Family Health Center will staff a help desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Campus Union Building. 

This assistance is by appointment only and you need to make sure that you provide yourself with enough time to complete the application process (one to two hours) and that you have the documents needed.  To make an appointment, please go by the ENMU Student Health Center and fill out a contact card and pick up a letter that outlines the documents needed to complete the process. 

You can also call Sonia at 359.3826 or Iris at 359.3857 and make an appointment.

Minors Need to be Accompanied on Campus – One of the primary concerns of Eastern New Mexico University is the safety and welfare of young people who visit campus.  Recently, there has been an influx of area youth using University facilities without being accompanied or supervised by an adult.  This happens most frequently when the public schools are not in session or on early release days.

Because of this concern, ENMU has adopted a policy that states people who under 18 and not University students must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or event facilitator at all times while on ENMU property.  This includes Greyhound Arena and its exterior property, Golden Library, the Natatorium, computer labs and other facilities. 

For more information, contact the ENMU Police Department, at 562.2392.

Homecoming Date for 2014 Set – The date for the 2014 Homecoming football game is Saturday, Sept. 27. The opponent is Texas A&M University Commerce.

Physical Plant Emphasizes Rules About Rental Vehicles – Just a reminder that when employees pick up their rental cars for travel, they will need to bring their driver's license and their defensive driving card. They WILL NOT be allowed to pick up the keys and packet to the car until these items can be produced to Physical Plant staff. These need to be shown every time a vehicle is picked up. If you have lost your certificate please contact Sara Fares, 562.2796, for information on how to attain a new certificate. This is a state law.

Also as a reminder, when returning the rental vehicle, please double check for all items and clean out your vehicle.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Physical Plant at 2511.

Approved Holidays for 2013-2014

Independence Day    Friday, July 4, 2014

Approved Holidays for 2014-2015

Labor Day                                          Monday, September 1, 2014

Thanksgiving                                     Thursday & Friday, November 27-28, 2014

Winter Break                                    Close at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
                                                            Reopen at normal time, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Presidents’ Day                                Monday, February 16, 2015

Memorial Day                                  Monday, May 25, 2015

Independence Day                          Friday, July 3, 2015

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Me, Myself & I
National Juried Self-Portrait Show
June 1-Aug. 29
Runnels Gallery, Golden Library
Open Mon.-Thurs, 7:30-Midnight, Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sun. 12-10 p.m.
For more information contact:
Bryan Hahn 575.562.2778

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International Early Arrival Program  Fall 2014

Monday, August 11

-         ENMU Campus Tour (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)
-         International Advising Process (meet at SAS room 160)

Tuesday, August 12th

-         ENMU Campus Tour (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)

Wednesday, August 13th

-         ALC Testing (For ALC students only. Times and location will be announced)

-         ENMU Campus Tour (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)

Thursday, August 14th

-         ALC Testing (For ALC students only. Times and location will be announced)

-         Banks 1pm-4pm (meet downstairs CUB Laguna Room)

-         Phones 1pm-4pm (meet downstairs CUB Navajo Room)

Friday, August 15th

-         ALC Testing (For ALC students only. Times and location will be announced)

-         Trip to Wal-Mart 1pm-6pm (meet at CUB front door)

-         Trip to Clovis (meet at CUB front door)

Oriental Store 4pm-6:00pm*

Clovis Fair 7:00pm- ?*
* ENMU International Affairs will provide the transportation only. All other expenses (food, entertainment, shopping, etc.) are covered by students.
Saturday, August 16th: Dawg Days Start

-         Community Fair and BBQ 5pm-7pm (meet at ENMU Dallan Sanders Patio/Garden)

Sunday, August 17th: Dawg Days

-         Dawg Days: Ice-Cream Social 4pm (meet at ENMU Dallan Sanders Patio/Garden)

Monday, August 18th: Dawg Days End

-         ALC Testing (For ALC students only. Times and location will be announced)

-         MANDATORY International Advisor’s Orientation 2pm* (meet at CUB ZIA Room)
* The ZIA Room is located upstairs the CUB in the second floor in the opposite way to the restrooms.

Tuesday, August 19th: Classes Start

-         Post Office 10am and 4pm (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)
Wednesday, August 20th

-         Trip to Wal-Mart 6pm-9pm* (meet at CUB Front door)
* Last trip to Wal-Mart with transportation provided by International Affairs.
Thursday, August 21st

-         Bookstore 5pm (meet at Intl. Affairs Office in “The Alley”)

Friday, August 22nd

-         1st International Social 2pm (meet at CUB Sandia Room)

Wednesday, August 27th

-         President’s Picnic Pick Up*  (meet at CUB front door)

-         President’s Picnic Starts 6pm

* In case of rain, President’s Picnic will take place at CUB Ballroom located upstairs in the second floor.

Upcoming Events!!
Thursday, September 4th: Multicultural Affairs Ice-cream Social 6pm (CUB Sandia Room) September 15th – Oct. 15th: Hispanic Heritage Month (attend events during the entire month)

* Some changes (time, date, location) may occur with short notice. Always check with Maria Garcia at enmu.internationalaffairs@enmu.edu or call 575.562.4915

* For all ALC students the ALC written test and oral examinations times will be updated as soon as possible. Always check with Dr. Carol Erwin at Carol.Erwin@enmu.edu.

Upcoming Events

Event: Multicultural Affairs Ice-Cream Social
Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs Department
Contact: Hispanic Affairs: enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu  or 575.562.2451
Date: Sept. 4
Time:6 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room
Description: Meet and greet the members of the Multicultural department and build your own Sundae! Learn about what our offices do, events planned for the semester, job opportunities, scholarships, music, and lots of prizes.

Name: ENMU Hispanic Rey y Reina Competition
Date: Sept. 23
Time: 11 a.m. (Voting Starts from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)
Crowning: 1 p.m.
Location: Lobby (Campus Union Building)

Description: Contestants will compete for the title of ENMU Hispanic Rey y Reina by votes of faculty, staff, and students. Contestants will be voted by their poster board and photo collage depicting their Hispanic heritage.  Applications can be picked up and submitted no later than Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Hispanic Affairs office. Each winner will receive a $100 scholarship, sash, title and crown donated by Woody’s Jewelry! 

Title: From Controversy to Cultural Pride: Our Complex Relationship with  “Día de la Hispanidad
Date: Oct. 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Pecos

Description: This presentation will explore the complex and nuanced relationship dealing with the names people identify with this day and celebratingel Día de la Hispanidad day as part of cultural heritage.

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Medlin in First Place After First Go at College National Finals
6/17/2014 | Rodeo
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CASPER, WYO. - After the first round of action at the College National Finals Rodeo, Logan Medlin (Sr., Tatum, N.M./Tatum HS) from Eastern New Mexico University and his partner, Billy Bob Brown (Tarleton State) lead the team roping event. Hayden Segelke (Jr., Snyder, Colo.) is tied for fourth in the goat tying.

Medlin and Brown finished the first go of the team roping with a time of 4.8 seconds, .5 ahead of second-place duo, Thomas Berryhill (OKSU) and Lane Reeves (Coffey). Segelke is tied with Jacalyn Walker (UVU) with a time of 6.5 seconds in the goat tying, while Lauren Barnes (NWOSU) and Shelby Freed (IDSU) lead the event with times of 6.3 seconds.

Taylor Smith (Jr., Rimbey, Alberta, Canada) is currently tenth in the bareback riding after two rounds, while TiAda Gray (Sr., Lovington, N.M./Tatum HS) is tied for 18th. Keely Weger (Jr., Mead, Okla./Vernon College) is 18th in the event

The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo teams will continue competition at the CNFR on Tuesday. The ENMU women's team is currently fifth in the standings. Full results are available on collegerodeo.com.

Weger Surges into Second in Goat Tying at CNFR as Eastern Moves into First Place
6/18/2014 | Rodeo
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CASPER, WYO. - With a strong performance in the third round of the goat tying, Keely Weger (Jr., Mead, Okla./Vernon College) from the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has vaulted into second place in the event at the 2014 College National Finals Rodeo. Her performance has moved Eastern into first place in the team standings. ENMU's 245 points is 15 ahead of second-place Idaho State.

Weger's time of 6.6 seconds was second in the third round, and her average of 20.7, ties her for second place in the event, with Chelsea Carroll (MCNSU). Weger is also 24th in the breakaway roping. She currently stands at fifth in the all-around standings at the CNFR.

The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo teams will continue competition at the CNFR on Tuesday. The ENMU women's team is currently fifth in the standings. Full results are available on collegerodeo.com.

Segelke and Weger Lead ENMU in Goat Tying at CNFR
6/19/2014 | Rodeo
Thursday, June 19, 2014

CASPER, WYO. - With a number of strong performances, Hayden Segelke (Jr., Snyder, Colo.) from the Eastern New Mexico University women's rodeo team has surged into first place in the goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo. Eastern currently is tied with Chadron State for first place, with 280 points, while Idaho State is third, with 230 points.

Segelke tied for second in the third round of the event, with a time of 6.5 seconds and has an average of 19.3 on three, with a total of 155 points. Keely Weger (Jr., Mead, Okla./Vernon College) is tied for sixth in the event and is currently fifth in the all-around standings.

The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo teams will continue competition at the CNFR on Thursday. Full results are available on cnfr.com.

ENMU Athletic Summer Camps

Baseball Camp
Youth Camp
June 23-25, Grades k-8, 9: a.m. - Noon ($50.00)
Prospect Camp
June 22, Grades 9-12, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.. ($105.00)

The camps will take place at ENMU baseball facility.

Contact Assistant Coach Brett Merritt by email at brett.merritt@enmu.edu with any questions.

Zia Volleyball Skills Camp
June 30-July 2: 3rd-5th Grade
July 7- 9: 6th-8th Grade
July 14-16: 9th-12th Grade

Camp runs 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily
Check in will occur on the first day of each camp at 8:00 a.m.
For more information contact Coach Poyer at (575)-791-3991

Zia Soccer Elite Camp
July 23-27
Girls and Prospective Zias, Grades 8-12 and High School Teams

Cost is $350 for residential and $200 for commuter. For more information contact Coach Morales at 575.562.2275


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Open Staff Positions —The Office of Human Resources has job listings at http://www.enmu.edu/services/hr/.

[Summer Employment Opportunity]

ENMU Offering Non-Credit Classes For Children and Adults

Distance Education offers non-credit classes for children and adults.

For a complete listing of classes, visit http://www.enmu.edu/academics/distance-ed/non-credit/index.shtml.

For more information, call Kim Lutnesky at 562.2165 or email k im.lutnesky@enmu.edu.

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Feel free to submit a general comment or compliment about anything or anyone at ENMU at monday.memo@enmu.edu.

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"The Ancient Greeks founded the Olympics in about 1896." – from a student essay in Non Campus mentis, compiled by professor Anders Henriksson

ENMU graduate competing for Miss New Mexico crown – [pntonline.com]

ENMU graduate student featured for her work at Oasis State Park – [pntonline.com]

ENMU student featured for work as lifeguard– [pntonline.com]

ENMU Writer's Retreat participant 'highly recommends' the experience – [pntonline.com]

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The Coop Scoop

The Coop Scoop is written by Desiree M. Cooper, a student writer and assistant editor for the Monday Memo.

In her weekly column, the junior communication major from Roswell gives her generation's perspective of whatever is on her mind.

Contact Desiree M. Cooper at: desiree.m.cooper@enmu.edu


Celebrities and Charities:
Stars Give Back

People emulate entertainers all the time, whether it is by dressing in colorful outfits like Nicki Minaj or getting a haircut to match Miley Cyrus. While looking like a star is great, acting like one may be even better. After reading countless stories about celebrities helping out organizations and charities, I thought it would be a good idea to inspire their followers to do the same (even if it is on a smaller, less expensive scale).

While he may be infamous for bad behavior, Justin Bieber’s philanthropic spirit should be in the spotlight.  The “Baby” singer donated $545k to AIDS research on May 22 and has granted a record-breaking 200 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Taylor Swift donated to several causes in 2013, including $500k to flood relief efforts in Nashville, Tenn., $100k to rebuild a playground (for that amount of money, it is probably going to be the coolest playground ever) and $25k for educational purposes in Pennsylvania.

One Direction put their money in a good direction by donating over $740k to cancer research and $3.3 million to people living in poverty in Africa and the U.K.

Katy Perry is using her Prismatic World Tour as a way to raise money for “Make Roar Happen.” Perry will advertise the effort during her performance, urging fans to make donations as small as $1 to support teacher projects in the U.S. for the upcoming school year.

Pop princess Selena Gomez, an ambassador for DoSomething.org, should be known as the charitable queen. Gomez, who became UNICEF’s youngest ambassador at the age of 17, has played a large role in raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

While these stars’ music inspires us to dance, their actions should inspire us to give back.

Master’s Thesis Defense

Department of Physical Sciences (Chemistry)


June 27, 2014 (Friday), 2 p.m.


Science Building Room 214

“Optimization of SH3 Domain Protein Expression and Purification Using a Custom Excel-based DOE Program”
Mohamed C. Traore


Dr. Elliott Stollar                                      

Committee Members

Dr. James Finley and Dr. William Cooper

Graduate Student Commons Opens Facebook page

The Graduate Student Commons has a Facebook page with information about free student services offered on campus.

Visit www.facebook.com/graduatestudentcommons.

You may now order your textbooks for the Summer and Fall terms – Ordering early will give you the best chance at receiving used books whether you purchase or rent. You may order your books on your portal page under the registration tab or at the ENMU Bookstore page (enmu.bncollege.com). When ordering please be aware of the following:

Credit card orders for both terms will be processed as soon as your textbooks become available.

Student Account orders for the Fall will be processed in the order they are received beginning on or around 8/1/2014.

Bookstore Buyback Policy Change – Due to the growing popularity of the rental program, the bookstore will be adjusting their buyback policy. The bookstore will now buy back books during the last week and finals week of classes each semester including the summer.

This change will allow Barnes and Noble to better judge their buyback needs and offer better prices during these times each semester. The next buyback period will run from July 14 - 25.

The Bookstore is open normal business hours throughout the summer. Books for the summer and fall may also be ordered at enmu.bncollege.com.

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ENMU-Roswell and the Roswell Recreation Department are sponsoring a high school and middle school band camp beginning Wednesday, June 25 and ending Thursday, July 4 with a concert at the city fireworks display. Both groups will perform in a concert at the July 4th City of Roswell celebration.

The Middle School Camp is open to any band student who has completed grades 6-7, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day.  The High School Camp is open to any band student in grades 9-12, including students who have just graduated. The High School Camp will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Students who have completed the 8th grade may attend either camp.

All sessions will be held at the ENMU-Roswell Arts and Science Center, Room 122.  The cost is $25 for the week and scholarships are available. Whitney Bain, Berrendo Middle School Band Director, is the camp director. There will be no auditions or marching, just making music together and having fun.

Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Office located at 1101 West Fourth Street or on the Band Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roswellbandcamp  

For information, contact Tom Blake at the Parks and Recreation Office (575) 624-6720 or Jane Batson at (575) 208-8463. 

MAY 2014 EDITION OF THE GRAPEVINE               

The May 2014 edition of The Grapevine can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 


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Anjelika Available for Adoption

Name:  Anjelika
Age: 11
Story:  Anjelika is sweet, charismatic, and intelligent. She absolutely thrives with one-on-one time and the individual attention it provides.

Anjelika performs at grade level in school and enjoys this time with her classmates.

 Anjelika has been through and experienced a lot in her life. She needs a family that is deeply committed to her, and will support her to form lasting, strong bonds. 

Anjelika will need time to adjust and build relationships with her new parents.

Ideally, a two-parent home would be great for her, but a single mom with a lot of love, energy, and patience will also be considered.

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1.800.432.2075 or visit www.cyfd.org.

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Fingerprinting at the ENMU Police Department- The ENMU Police Department now has the capability to do digital fingerprinting for employment, concealed carry applications, background investigations, etc. 

For more information, please visit the 3M Cogent website at https://www.cogentid.com/index.htm for details. 

When you register for fingerprinting, at the 3M Cogent website, you may be asked for an Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number.  This number should be provided to you by the organization requesting the fingerprinting or background investigation. 

Please make sure you use the correct ORI number.  Incorrect ORI entry may result in delayed processing, additional fingerprinted fees, and an inability to process your background check.  The ORI number, listed and assigned to the ENMU Police Department by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is for law enforcement purposes only. 

Please make sure that you use the correct ORI number and do not use the ORI number assigned to the ENMU Police Department.  An indication you may be entering the incorrect ORI would be in the drop down menu for the reason fingerprinted.

If the only option under the drop down menu is "Law Enforcement / Employee" then you are using the wrong ORI. This menu selection is for law enforcement employment background checks only specifically authorized and conducted by the ENMU Police Department. 

We appreciate your cooperation and assistance with this matter.  Please feel free to contact the ENMU Police Department if you have any questions at 575.562.2392.

Online Consultation Available for Employees – Employees now have access to free online consultation and referral services through the Solution Group Company.

This service provides childcare, legal, parenting, education, health care information, elder care, daily life advice and much more.

For assistance, call 1.866.849.7695 any time or log on to www.solutionsbiz.com using ENMU as the corporate log in.

For more information, contact Human Resource Office at 562.2115.

Professional Counseling Assistance Offered for Employees – Human Resources is offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through The Solutions Group company. This program is a free (ENMU pays the entire cost), professional and confidential counseling program designed to assist ENMU employees and their immediate family members with anything they perceive to be a problem.

The counselors are licensed professionals with extensive experience. The intent is to problem-solve within a brief period of time.  If the issues require additional services they will help you access longer term services.  All an employee or immediate family member has to do is call 1.866.254.3555.  Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Some issues that are addressed through this program are:
Marital Conflicts
Drug/Alcohol Abuse
Workplace Issues
Family Challenges
Grief and Loss
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Child/Elder Care

Each employee or family member receives six sessions per a problem, per problem year.

You also receive a Work-Life Benefit that can assist you to make time for what matters most (referred to as your Work-Life Consultation and Referral Service) such as Child Care, Legal, Parenting, Education, Elder Care, and Daily Living Activities. 

For assistance regarding this program, call 1.866.849.1695 or log on to www.solutionsbiz.com with the corporate log in: ENMU

For more information, call the HR office at 562.2115.

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.

ENMU Has Fraud Hotline – If you have knowledge or suspicion of fraud committed by an employee of the University, call 1.866.788.7016 or 562.4150 and the Office of Internal Audits will investigate and report it to the proper authorities if necessary.

Please provide the following:

Any other information you believe may assist in the investigation.

You may remain anonymous, however, please feel free to contact the auditor, directly at 562.2105 or leave your name and number at the end of the message and she will contact you.

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 top of the other, and push hard and fast until help arrives. Learn more at http://www.handsonlycpr.org.

Friendly Tips About Monday Memo Style – For anyone who thinks that we arbitrarily change the way that they submit items to the Monday Memo, we are simply using (mostly) Associated Press style.

We do try to make items friendlier by using Dr. for professors (which the AP does not) and first names or Mr. or Ms. with last names for others on second reference – versus AP style of using last names without Dr., Mr., Ms. or Mrs.

We always capitalize and spell out days of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

We spell out March, April, May, June and July. We abbreviate Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. (We do spell out all months in headlines.)

We write times as 6:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. – not as 6:30 am or 7:00pm.

We write dates as March 3, 2011, or Sept. 10, 2011, – not as Mar. 3rd, 2011 or September 10th 2011.

We do not capitalize majors: anthropology – not Anthropology (unless the word would normally be capitalized: English, Spanish).

We use professor of music – not Professor of Music.

We do not capitalize fall semester or spring semester.

We use "and" instead of "&" – spring and fall, not Spring & Fall.

We do capitalize formal names of departments or colleges – Counseling and Career Services, College of Business, Department of Communication (but not communication department).

We also go easy on exclamation points – if you win the lottery, it might be worth three !!!

We never capitalize every letter in a word – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY NIGHT!!! (unless it's the correct spelling for a company, restaurant, etc. – ECEL, TGIF).

We are not trying to offend anyone by editing their copy – just following guidelines.

This is just a friendly explanation.

For questions, email monday.memo@enmu.edu. Thank you.

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