June 30, 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.

Students Create 'Surviving College' Board Game
story and photos by Wendel Sloan
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“Students can identify with the scenarios, and it helps them problem-solve.”Esthela Banuelos

(clockwise) Adrienne Deupree (Hobbs), Mikayla Byer (Los Lunas) , Esthela Banuelos, Robin Rausch (Columbus, Ohio), William Lampkins, (Portales via Philippines), Renee Gantert (Dora). Robin won this game.

Under the direction of Esthela Banuelos, tutoring and supplemental instruction students have created a “Surviving College” board game.

Ms. Banuelos assigned students to produce an activity that would get students actively involved, but she did not expect anything as creative as the board game.

“The students get to have fun and share stories with each other,” she said.  “They can also identify with the scenarios presented during the game, and it helps them problem-solve.”

Mikayla Byer Emma Sabik
Geniuses Behind Game: Could 'Shark Tank' Be Next?

Mikayla Byer, a junior history major/theatre minor from Los Lunas, and Emma Sabik, a senior education major from Albuquerque, were the designers.

“The object is to get from registration to graduation,” said Ms. Byer.  “The game includes pop quizzes, mid-terms and finals.  Whoever has the most correctly answered test cards wins and graduates with honors.”

Renee Gantert and Adrienne Deupree

The game, for up to four players, is recommended for high school to college age students. 

If a player rolls a 1, 2, 3 or 4 with the huge single die, they move that many spaces on the board.  If they roll a 5 or 6 they draw a “Possibilities” card and follow its instructions.

If a player lands on a “Pop Quiz” space, another player draws a “Test” card and reads the question.  If the player answers correctly, he/she keeps the card.

The “Test” cards include questions about ENMU, Math, History, Books, Science, Movies/TV and English.

In an alternate rule, if a “Test” question is answered incorrectly, the question can be stolen by the player to the left by answering correctly.

There are also six “Tips” spaces.  If a player lands on one of these spaces, they receive a folded paper with a real-life tip.  “Tips” can be turned in for “Test” questions on the turn following “Graduation.”

When a player lands on “Midterms” or “Finals,” he/she must answer at least three of five questions correctly to advance.

When three out of five “Finals” questions are answered correctly, the player graduates and awaits the end of the game.  Graduating first does not ensure victory.

(clockwise) William Lampkins, Renee Gantert, Adrienne Deupree, Mikayla Byer, Esthela Banuelos, Robin Rausch

When all players have graduated, the player with the most “Test” cards graduates with “Honors” and wins the game.

“I believe the game gives students insights into being more successful in college and life,” said Ms. Banuelos. 

William Lampkins
Renee Gantert

“We are going to make it available to Freshman Seminar classes this fall,” added Ms. Banelos.

Mikayla Byer and Robin Rausch

Blackwater Draw Featured in Newsletter
Courtesy of "New Mexico SiteWatch Newsletter" ( we know our school name is not Eastern New Mexico State University)

Xcel Energy Donates $5,000 Annually to ENMU Foundation

Noelle Bartl, (right) executive director of the Eastern New Mexico University Foundation in Portales, received a check for $5,000 from David Essex of Xcel Energy for the Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) grant. 

According to Bartl, the funds are distributed to applicants in the AMP program benefiting minority students in science, math, engineering and technology programs.  Over the years, Xcel Energy has donated $49,000 to ENMU AMP and other programs benefiting ENMU students.

Goodby, Belinda

(photos by Amy Holt)
A farewell reception for Belinda Wall (second from left) was held Friday in the Regents' break room in the Administration Building. Belinda is moving out of state.

Photoshopped Picture of the Week


Dr. Manuel Varela, professor, and his research collaborators have just had a paper accepted in the peer-reviewed scientific journal called “Genomics Discovery.”  The title of the accepted work is “Comparative genome analysis of non-toxigenic non-O1 versus toxigenic O1 Vibrio cholerae.”

Co-authors of the work include Ms. Munmun Mukherjee (Graduate Student, ENMU), Ms. Prathusha Kakarla (Graduate Student, ENMU), Dr. Sanath Kumar (Senior Scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India), Ms. Esmeralda Gonzalez (Undergraduate Student ENMU), Mr. Jared T. Floyd (Graduate Student, ENMU), Ms. Madhuri Inupakutika (Graduate Student, ENMU), Mr. Amith Devireddy (Alumnus,  ENMU), Ms. Selena R. Tirrell (Undergraduate Student, ENMU), Ms. Merissa Bruns (Undergraduate Student, ENMU), Dr. Guixin He (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell), Dr. Ingrid E. Lindquist (Research Associate, National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe), Dr. Anitha Sundararajan (Research Scientist, NCGR), Dr. Faye D. Schilkey (Director, Strategic Projects, NCGR), and Dr. Joann Mudge (Senior Research Scientist, NCGR).


Judith Piepkorn, graduate student in nursing has had a paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Academic Research. She did the paper as part of the requirements for a course taught by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy. The paper is downloaded online and will appear in print in the fall.


In Memoriam

Johnathan Raydale Dawson, 43, of Hobbs, died Saturday, June 21, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Faith Christian Family Church with Pastor Donald Bronson officiating. Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories.

Andre Grant, Wil Hall, Frank Morlock, Frankie Leal, Rashone Gipson, and Kyle Jones will serve as pallbeaerers. Honorary pallbearers will be Adrian Triplett, Harlequin Dawson, Russell Rance, Bernard Devroe, Wendell Green, Mark Dawson, Steve Joseph, Lee Dawson, Keith Perkins, and Orlandus Dawson.

Johnathan was born December 12, 1970 to John and Barbara (Wade) Dawson in Clovis, NM. He married Latonya Gipson June 7, 1996 in Hobbs, NM. He was a member of City of Refuge COGIC, and First Church of God in Christ where he served as the worsh ip leader, choir director, and lay minister.

Survivors include his wife, Latonya Dawson of the home; parents, John and Barbara Dawson of Clovis, NM; two daughters, Zaria Dawson and Braelyn Dawson of Hobbs, NM; two brothers, David Dawson of Clovis, NM, and Mark Dawson of London, England; four sisters, Claudia Rance of Windermere, FL, Deborah Joseph of Las Vegas, NV, LeDonna Dawson of Clovis, NM, and Tanya Carter of Tucson, AR; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements weren entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home (575.762.4435) www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.

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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Second Summer Term Begins Today

The second four-week summer term at Eastern begins on Monday, June 30, and ends on July 25.

Currently enrolled students may register online at www.enmu.edu

Those not yet enrolled should contact Enrollment Services at 1.800.367.3668 (562.2178 locally) or email enrollment.services@enmu.edu.

Could Be a Nippy Winter in Administration Building

Staff from the Physical Plant and the GranCor company met with employees from the Administration Building on Wednesday to discuss upcoming work in the building.

The Administration Building will undergo asbestos abatement in the process of getting new heating/air conditioning.

The work will begin on July 7.  Asbestos abatement will be completed by the end of August.

From Oct. 1—Dec. 30 there will be no heating (except for portable heaters supplied by the Physical Plant).  Heating will be completed by the end of January.

Air Conditioning will be completed by the end of April.

Employees will not have to move out of their offices during the project. (photo by Wendel Sloan)

Banner Down This Evening – On Monday, June 30, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, Banner, including Self Service Banner, will be down for year-end processing.

KFDA-TV on Campus Wednesday – Molly Allen from KFDA-TV (CBS out of Amarillo) will be here at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, to do a story on Dr. Juchao Yan and Dr. Manuel Varel's algae/biofuel project north of Greyhound Arena.

ENMU Closed for Independence Day – Eastern New Mexico University will be closed Friday, July 4, for Independence Day. The campus will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, July 7.  For campus information, call 575.562.1011.

Retirement/Insurance Contribution Rates Increasing – Effective July 1 the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) will increase our contribution rates. To see rate changes you can visit http://www.nmerb.org/Employers.html .  Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions regarding your NMERB rate change.

Effective Oct. 1, New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority (NMPSIA) will increase the premium rates for all medical insurance. All medical benefits are paid a month in advance, so the changes to your premiums will start the first payroll in September (Sept. 12 pay date). To view NMPSIA premium rate changes you may visit https://nmpsia.com/Premiums2.html.

If you experience difficulty in opening up the links, please copy and paste the address in your browser.

ENMU/Portales Hosting KFDA-TV's Summer Celebration on Friday, July 25
by Robert Graham
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs

The Amarillo-based news station KFDA-TV spotlights three small towns in a one-week span for its Summer Celebration, with the spotlights falling on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

KFDA will spotlight Portales and ENMU on Friday, July 25, in front of the ENMU Administration Building.

On average, KFDA-TV finds that 1,000-2,000 individuals attend the spotlights.  Unofficially, the spotlights serve as a friendly competition between the competing Eastern New Mexico and West Texas towns.  For 2014, KFDA-TV will also visit Dumas, Texas, on Monday, July 21, and Childress, Texas, on Wednesday, July 23.   

The City of Portales and Eastern New Mexico University serve as the leads for Summer Celebration 2014; Mayor Sharon King, Executive Director of Planning and Analysis Patrice Caldwell, Vice President of Student Affairs Judith Haislett, and Director of News Services Wendel Sloan are the direct points of contact for the project. 

The spotlight will bring together the following entities:

ENMU and the Portales are co-planning the event, which will begin in mid-afternoon, and will feature vendors, musicians, presenters, and fun and games.

The event will also be the kickoff for ENMU's celebration of its 80th birthday.

For more information, contact Dr. Patricve Caldwell at 2315.

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.

Professional Senate Announces Election Results

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 30

Central Stores will be closed 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.

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 and 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 Sept. 22.  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.

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:


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

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.

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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Multicultural Affairs
Helping with United Way Fan Day


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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ENMU Athletic Summer Camps

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


Segelke and Medlin Claim National Championships at CNFR
6/22/2014 | Rodeo
Sunday, June 22, 2014

CASPER, WYO. - The Eastern New Mexico University women's rodeo team registered a third-place finish at the College National Finals Rodeo, while Hayden Segelke (Jr., Snyder, Colo.) and Logan Medlin (Sr., Tatum, N.M./Tatum HS) both claimed national titles in their events. The women's team finished in the top three in every competition this season and claimed eight first-place finishes in the team standings.

Segelke won the goat tying after she notched a second-place performance in the short go, with a time of 6.4 seconds, behind only Macy Fuller's (Central Arizona) 6.1 seconds. Her average of 25.7 edged Fuller by 0.2, for the title. Keely Weger (Jr., Mead, Okla./Vernon College) placed eighth in the event, with an average of 28.9.

Medlin and Billy Bob Brown (Tarleton State) won the team roping, with the top short-round time of 5.7 seconds. Their average time of 26 seconds was the only sub-30 performance in the event. The victory marked the seconds consecutive year in which Medlin claimed the national crown in team roping and the third time in the last five years an ENMU competitor in the event has won the championship.

Weger placed seventh in the women's all-around standings, while Fuller finished first. Taygen Schuelke (Sheridan College) won the men's all-around, while Billy Bob Brown finished second. University of Tennessee-Martin won the men's team title, while Central Arizona College earned the women's title.

Lone Star Conference Honors 103 ENMU Student Athletes on LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll
6/26/2014 | Baseball
Thursday, June 26, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. - The athletic teams at Eastern New Mexico University registered an outstanding performance in the classroom, during the 2013-14 academic year, with 103 student athletes qualifying for the Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. The honor capped a year full of great achievements for the Greyhounds and Zias.

"We are proud of these outstanding young men and women who represent the "student" in student-athlete," said ENMU Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser.

To be eligible for the Commissioner's Honor Roll, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.30 GPA for the current semester and be active on the roster. ENMU was third among honorees on the honor roll.

The Lone Star Conference co-champion Greyhound football team led Eastern, with 26 honorees, while four teams were represented in double figure honorees. The Zias were paced by the women's soccer team, which earned 11 honorees.

Hound and Zia Basketball Teams to Face Cross-State Rivals at The Pit
6/27/2014 | General
Friday, June 27, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. - Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that the Greyhound and Zia basketball teams have agreed to take on the Western New Mexico University Mustangs on November 22, 2014 at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Greyhounds have not played WNMU since splitting a pair of games to open the 2009-10 season, with each team claiming a home victory. The Zias dropped a meeting with the Mustangs last year after not playing them since the 2005-06 campaign.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to play in The Pit against a great opponent in Western New Mexico," said ENMU Interim Men's Basketball Coach Stott Carter. "We hope this gives the city of Albuquerque an opportunity to become more familiar with both programs and it is a great chance for fans and alumni of both schools to see our respective programs compete. We would like to thank UNM and WNMU for this opportunity."

"Our program is very excited about playing in a great venue like the Pit," said Zia Basketball Coach Josh Prock. "It will be great opportunity for us to play in front of a lot of our alumni and fans in Albuquerque and Western Part of the State of New Mexico."

The Greyhounds are coming off a 14-13 season, which marked their first winning campaign in a decade, while WNMU posted a 2-23 mark in the 2013-14 season. The Zias registered a 6-20 mark last year, while the Mustangs finished with an 11-17 record.

Prock and Zias Accept Kay Yow Cold Water Challenge
6/27/2014 | Women's Basketball
Friday, June 27, 2014

PORTALES, N.M. - Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball coach Josh Prock was called out by his fellow coaches and has stepped up and answered along with junior guards Jaylyn and Jordyn Cooper (Texico, N.M/Texico HS). The trio participated in the Cold Water Challenge for the Kay Yow Foundation.

"This is a great challenge going on around the country amongst women's basketball coaches. Breast Cancer is a disease that has affected many people and we are proud to be able to help in any way we can," said Prock. "Since I was called out by Misty Wilson at Tarleton State, I have challenged Rusty Kennedy at Western New Mexico, Steve Gomez at Lubbock Christian, and Jason Martens at St. Mary's University."

The challenge is a nationwide initiative for women's basketball coaches to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation through donations and community service. Prock and the Zias received their challenge from Tarleton State coach Misty Wilson.

The foundation was founded in 2007 to follow the vision of former North Carolina State Head Coach Kay Yow. Yow was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. Before her death, she joined forces with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research to form the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.

Kay Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. Before her death, she joined forces with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research to form the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
Kay felt as if the last months of her life were a result of her having the opportunity to participate in research projects coupled with clinical trials. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation's top doctors and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs. Since the majority of these research projects are privately funded, these researchers desperately need our support in order for them to continue to make strides in finding a cure for cancer.
Due to our unique partnership with The V Foundation, we utilize their Scientific Board to ensure your donations support only the cancer research projects with the most potential. Thus, grant recipients funded by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund have remarkable standing within the scientific community. Our Board of Directors and staff aim to keep our operating and administrative expenses at a minimum in order for the majority of the money raised through our organization to be put towards cancer research.
*Information courtesy of the Kay Yow Foundation and Tarleton State Athletic Communications

Gridiron Hounds Announce Third Annual Greyhound Seven-on-Seven/Lineman Challenge Camp
6/30/2014 | Football
3rd annual Greyhound 7 on 7/lineman challenge Cost is $150 for 7 on7 team, $100 for lineman challenge team Camp is the biggest 7 on 7 event in New Mexico with 40 teams competing in three divisions (big school, small school, and JV). Flyer Waiver Form

Teams play five pool play games in their division, break for lunch then each division is seeded for a single elimination tournament. Lunchis provided. Lineman challenge consists of 10 events such as truck push, tractor tire flip relay, sled push, bench press, etc.

Camp is July 18th. Registration is at 8 am and camp starts at 9 am


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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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Portales MainStreet Program would like to thank Coach Josh Lynn and ENMU's Greyhound Football team for volunteering for the 14th Annual Heritage Days 5K/10K Fun Run. Some players of the team helped with the water stations for the runners, while others helped monitor traffic and keep a record of times for the runners. The event would not have been a success without the help of the coach and team. We appreciate all you do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


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

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"Nineteenth-century America was an unequal society where only White males could download access to the power serge." – from a student essay in Non Campus mentis, compiled by professor Anders Henriksson

ENMU offers unique summer classes – [pntonline.com]

Betty Williamson's column about ENMU band reunion – [pntonline.com]

ENMU grad named Bloomfield police chief – [farmingtondailytimes]

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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.

Thesis Defenses

name: Madhuri Inupakutika

title_of_thesis: In silico analysis and phylogeny of genes encoding core components of Abscisic Acid signaling pathway in Legume family

building: Rosevelt Hall

room: 125

day: Tuesday

date: 7/01/2014

time: 1:00

am_pm: PM

name: Jared Floyd

title_of_thesis: Amino acids Tyr-241, Lys-324, and His-327 of the melibiose permease (melY) from Enterobacter cloacae play functional roles in the binding and transportation of sugar across the membrane

building: Roosevelt Hall

room: 125

day: Tuesday

date: 07/01/2014

time: 10:00

am_pm: AM

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 termsOrdering 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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          The community is invited to attend a reception for a group of ENMU-Roswell retirees on Friday, June 27. The reception will begin at 11 a.m. in the Administration Center on campus, 52 University Blvd. The following employees will be recognized:

          Adalberto Arenivas, Forman/Locksmith, Physical Plant; Calvin Brown, Instructor, Renewable Energy Technology; Michael Buldra, Director, Emergency Medical Services Education Program; Tillman Crocker, Director, Computer Services; Guadalupe Gonzales, Carpenter, Physical Plant; Caren Johnson, Instructor, Nursing; Otis Johnson, Instructor, Nursing Assisting; H. Louie Longoria, Job Skills Instructor, Special Services; Rudy Ortega, Custodian, Physical Plant; Esley Robinson, Manager, Custodial Services; Mary Salyards, Office Coordinator, Adult Basic Education; Nancy Vale, Payroll Supervisor; and Darryl Ward, Director, Physical Plant.  


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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Desirae Available for Adoption


Name:  Desirae
Age: 16
Story: Desirae wants to be part of a family who can provide her with individual attention and time to build a trusting relationship. Desirae is a personable young lady who gets along better with adults and older children. Desirae tries hard and is adaptable. 

She is going into 11th grade. Desirae would like to be in 4-H and really enjoys caring for goats. She has experience showing goats at 4-H competitions. She enjoys reading, drawing, and listening to music. Desirae likes all kinds of music especially Hip Hop, Country, and Rap. She also enjoys watching television.  

  Desirae is uniquely multi-cultural: 1/8 Hopi, 1/16 Navajo, and 1/16 Tohono O'odham Tribes, and Caucasian. An adoptive family with experience with children in foster care would be preferred with knowledge about attachment.  We are accepting inquiries from all approved adoptive families at this time.

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

Name:  Anjelika
Age: 11
StoryAnjelika 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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