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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 Special Collections Librarian Plans for Prestigious Presentation
story and photos by Desiree M. Cooper
Communication Services
“I want them to know Special Collections is here. I want them to know what we do." Gene Bundy

Special Collections Librarian Gene Bundy with a painting of Dr. Jack Williamson

Eastern New Mexico University’s Special Collections librarian Gene Bundy will be giving a presentation at the Society of American Archivists Annual Convention in Washington DC on August 16.

 “Since ENMU has the third largest collection of science fiction in the world, I got invited to speak at the convention,” he said. “There will be 1,000 archivists there. It’s a little intimidating.”
 
This will be Mr. Bundy’s first time holding a panel on science fiction.

During the 15 minute presentation, he will “give an overview of the collection, pointing out some of the interesting things we have and explaining the challenge in archiving it.
 
“The Golden Library was built in three different times, so we struggle to keep the temperature cool enough for the paper,” he explained. “We also run into space issues, worrying about humidity and figuring out what to do with donations.”
 
Mr. Bundy hopes the presentation, which takes place Saturday morning, will make attendees more aware of ENMU’s Special Collections.
 
“I want them to know we’re here. I want them to know what we do,” he said. “I'm inviting them to Portales to attend the Jack Williamson lectureship.”
Part of the science fiction section in Special Collections
 

The presentation is a tribute to Dr. Jack Williamson, who taught then-student Mr. Bundy freshman English and a science fiction course. The special collection librarian is creating a PowerPoint that will include photos of Dr. Williamson, the author’s Nebula awards and the collection itself.
 
Mr. Bundy began reading science fiction when he was a teenager. He spent a large amount of time in Special Collections when he began attending ENMU.
 
“Back then, the collection was located where Media Services is now. I would always sit in there and read, because it had books about the two things I liked best: New Mexico and science fiction,” he explained. “I got work study my senior year and began working there.”
 
23 years later, Mr, Bundy’s goal is to have other people enjoy the collection, too.
 
“People should come check us out,” he said. “It is a really interesting place!”
 
Special Collections, located upstairs in the Golden Library, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every weekday.
 
For more information, contact Mr. Bundy at 575.562.2636.
 
Artist Nelly Friend's drawing of Dr. Williamson is featured in Special Collections


ENMU Welcomes Dr. Dean Culpepper
story and photo by Desiree M. Cooper
Communication Services

“I’m looking forward to working with the faculty members we have here."
– Dr. Dean Culpepper

Dr. Dean Culpepper

Eastern New Mexico University’s Dr. Dean Culpepper, began his new position as the health and physical education chair on June 1. Once the fall semester begins, he will also be an assistant professor of health and physical education.
 
Dr. Culpepper is filling the role of Dr. Mary Drabbs, who retired this summer. The retiree left behind her eccentric balance ball chairs for the sports enthusiast to use in his office in Greyhound Arena.
 
That act of kindness isn’t the only one Dr. Culpepper has experienced since his arrival at ENMU: his program assistant Kristen Oroku-Werle has been helping him with the transition.
 
“My program assistant is amazing. I’ve been a lot of places, so I realize when I have good people working with me. She has a lot of talents,” the basketball fan said.
 
Dr. Culpepper previously worked as the program director for exercise science at Lubbock Christian University (LCU). Before that, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Houston.
 
The Houston native obtained a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Berry College in Georgia. He obtained a master’s and doctorate in kinesiology and sports psychology from the University of Houston.
 
(L-R) Dr. Culpepper's children Jacob, Madison and Payten
(courtesy photo)

Dr. Culpepper has three children with his wife Michele, the director of recreation at LCU. His son Jacob plays basketball, baseball and soccer. His daughter Madison takes part in gymnastics and soccer. The HPE chair joked that his two-year-old daughter Payten’s favorite sport is “wreaking havoc.”
 
“I try to golf at least once a month, but I’m awful at it,” Dr. Culpepper said. “I’m good at basketball though. I also play pool and poker, the things my mom told me not to do!”
 
When he isn’t playing sports, the professor works with Olympic athletes experiencing mental performance issues.
 
“It takes a lot to explain the process. To get your name on the Olympic registry, you have to be certified in sports psychology and performance psychology,” he explained. “I had to do 1,200 hours of directed supervision to get Olympic certification,
 
“Once you are on the registry, Olympic athletes can see your name and contact you if they need help,” he continued. “I worked with cross country skiers in Wisconsin. Now I work with tennis players who come through the area for tournaments or I meet them in Dallas.
 
“I work for Olympians for free. You can’t charge them, so you donate your time,” he said.
 
Dr. Culpepper may have less time to donate, since his job at ENMU requires him to work with “a lot more classes than LCU.
 
“I’m looking forward to working with the faculty members we have here,” he said. “They’ve got interesting research going on. ENMU has been great so far.”

New Tory Visits Enrollment Services
(photo by Desiree M. Cooper)


Photoshopped Picture of the Week

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In Memoriam


James Rook Reed


Abilene, TX

James Rook Reed (J.R.) was born January 29, 1930 and deceased on July 6, 2014. He was born in Vernon, Texas to James Curtis Reed and Verma Gladys Rook Reed. He spent his childhood in Altus, Oklahoma and Eunice, New Mexico. His father was transferred by Shell Oil Company to Denver City, Texas where Rook graduated from high school in 1948. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico majoring in music until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951.

Prior to entering the U.S. Army, he married Lois Marie Harrison, his high school sweetheart, on September 15, 1951. They have celebrated 62 years of marriage. In the Army he joined the U.S. Army band and was sent to Trieste where he spent the next 17 months. After his discharge he returned to ENMU and received his BA degree in instrumental music. In November 1955, he was hired by the Lovington, New Mexico school system as their band director. He spent the next 32 years teaching band and English in Lovington. He received his Masters degree in English in 1967. After his retirement, he and Lois Marie moved to Trent, Texas where he was band director and English teacher. They then moved to Abilene, TX and he taught band at Clyde, Albany and Abilene Christian High School until his second retirement in 2009.

He was the owner of Custom Recording Service and recorded many Texas and New Mexico High School bands and choruses in the area, including UIL competitions. He was very beloved by his students and he kept up with many of them throughout his life. He was considered by many as their "favorite teacher". As an additional award, the Central Junior High Band Building in Lovington, NM was renamed the Rook Reed Band Building in his honor.

He was a member of the Abilene Community Band where he played trumpet for over 25 years and served as the assistant band director and held numerous board and officer titles. Rook was a long time member of the Church of Christ and currently worshipped at Hamby Church of Christ. He was also a song leader and directed singing at churches at Lovington, Southern Hills and Hamby.

He loved his family which includes his wife Lois Marie and three children: Randall and wife Stacy, Lovington, NM; Derral and wife Nancy, Abilene, TX; and Jenai Freng and husband Jeff, Abilene, TX. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Kaci Reed, McKenzie Ramirez, Braeden Freng and Margo Reed; and two great-grandchildren Kaydence and Kobin; and also several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Hamby Church of Christ Fellowship on Tuesday 7/8/14 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be at Hamby Church of Christ on Wednesday 7/9/14 beginning at 2:00 pm. Local services are being handled by Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St. A private burial will be held later in Denver City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Abilene Christian University, Lois Marie Reed Endowed Physics Scholarship, ACU Box 29132, Abilene, TX 79699 which is a scholarship awarded to students in need of assistance to attend ACU; or Abilene Community Band, 2541 Meadow Lake, Abilene, TX 796
06. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.pbfuneraldirectors.com.

 

Courtesy of Abilene Reporter News


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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)


Initial Defensive Driving Class Offered July 18

In order to drive a University vehicle or an Enterprise vehicle for the University, the State of New Mexico requires you to have completed the six-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Certificate program. The six-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered July 18 at 8 a.m.

Employees may register for the class and get the location information by e-mailing Sara.Fares@enmu.edu.  Please remember to bring your Driver's License and a pen to the class.

ENMU Surplus Auction July 19

Eastern New Mexico University will hold a surplus auction on July 19 in the Greyhound Arena Parking Lot 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 email lee.quick@enmu.edu with a description, inventory tag number, if applicable, and location by July 1, 2014.  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.

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. Patrice 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.

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.

Retirement Contribution Rates and Premiums for Medical Insurance

Click (some users may need to Ctrl + Click) on the following links to see the rate changes to the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board retirement plans and New Mexico Public School Insurance Authority medical plans.

If you are unable to open the links, ITS suggests that you use a different browser. If you still can't open the link, contact the office of Human Resources, and we will send you a copy of the rate changes.

Remember that the NMERB retirement changes went into effect on July 4's payroll and the NMPSIA changes will go into effect the first payroll in September.

NMERB
http://www.nmerb.org/pdf/contribrates.pdf
NMPSIA
https://nmpsia.com/PDFs/10-2014%20Rates.pdf

Email Scam

Faculty/Staff and Students we have been advised of a scam that is circulating campus wide.  The e-mail is in reference to a position that is open for "A student officer payroll needed" for a private client. We have confirmed this position is not related with the University. 

If you have any questions upon receiving this e-mail please feel free to contact the ENMU Police Department at 575.562.2392.

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.

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.

Email Scam

Faculty/Staff and Students we have been advised of a scam that is circulating campus wide.  The e-mail is in reference to a position that is open for "A student officer payroll needed" for a private client. We have confirmed this position is not related with the University. 

If you have any questions upon receiving this e-mail, contact the ENMU Police Department at 575.562.2392.

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
http://itsnv404.enmu.edu/Members/McCarty-2C-20Joshua/office-365/
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
4357

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 fall semester schedules is currently online.

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

For more information, contact 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
X4357

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 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

Title: Multicultural Affairs Car Wash
Date: August 23r
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Valero Gas Station (Next to Wels Fargo)
Description:
Get your car nice and clean and at the same time support Multicultural Affairs at our Car Wash! All proceeds will go towards our events and scholarships that raise cultural awareness to our ENMU community!


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

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL CAMPS, VISIT GOEASTERNATHLETICS.COM

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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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"Death rates exceeded one hundred percent in some towns." – from a student essay in Non Campus mentis, compiled by professor Anders Henriksson


ENMU Alumni Band Performs – [pntonline.com]

ENMU Upward Bound Program Featured – [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

 

Remaking Childhood Favorites

For the past few years, it has seemed like every movie is a remake or a reboot of a popular franchise. It is no surprise that televisions shows began taking the same route.

This year’s most hyped television franchise reboot was Disney’s “Girl Meets World,” a sequel to the 90s sitcom “Boy Meets World.” Disney lured nostalgic viewers in by bringing back some of the original cast. The move worked: during the series premiere of “Girl Meets World,” there were over 95,215 mentions of the show on social media (LostRemote.com).

A series reboot for the iconic “Sailor Moon” anime premiered on July 5. The creators of the reboot of the series, which focuses on a group of teenagers who save the world, made the show available worldwide through online distributors with subtitles in 12 languages. While the original anime garnered a decent amount of American fans during its 1990s run, it was massively popular in Japan (where it originally aired) and several other foreign countries. The reboot’s hype has given the franchise a boost: hundreds of new Sailor Moon products are being sold around the world and the original series is being remastered for a Blu-Ray release this fall.

Another cartoon from the late-1990s focusing on female superheroes is about to get the remake treatment: the Powerpuff Girls. The original show, which had merchandise sales totaling over $2.5 billion and a feature film in 2002 (Wikipedia.com), is being remade by Cartoon Network in 2016. The series also received a remake in the form of a Japanese anime in 2005.

While old fans worry that remaking their favorite shows could “ruin” them (i.e. a poor quality remake with terrible acting or a redundant storyline), I think it is great to see some of my favorite characters returning to the screen.


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 FallOrdering 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 Students Compete at National SkillsUSA Event

ENMU-Roswell SkillsUSA students recently competed in the 50th National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO. These students won first place at the New Mexico State Leadership and Skills Conference in April, which made them eligible to compete at the national level.

John Hibbard, Greg Johns, and Angel Arellanes competed in the Welding Fabrication Competition, not only representing ENMU-Roswell, but also the state of New Mexico.  The students received a theme and a materials list from the contest chair about a month prior to competition day. According to Dusty Baker, Welding Technology instructor, this year’s theme was a “Trailer/Cart” that required a hinged tailgate, the ability to hold 10 cubic yards, a pin style hitch, and fenders.  “Other than these requirements, the design is in the students’ hands,” said Baker. “They start with a rough sketch of a design made from the materials list, then proceed to refine the sketch into a working welding print. The print must include precise dimensions and weld symbols in addition to a parts list. These three students then built the project a few times to practice and determine any flaws in the design. This print is then submitted to the judges the day before competition. The day of competition, students had 6.5 hours to build their designed project. They are judged on each welding process, teamwork, fabrication, resume, oral presentation, and safety. Our team did exceptionally well and placed 13th in the nation.”

Ezekiel Garcia also competed in Power Equipment Technology representing ENMU-Roswell and the state of New Mexico. Baker said this competition tests the student’s skills in all areas of this technology. They must know and understand both 2 and 4 cycle engines and the related theories. They should also understand drive trains, hydraulics, as well as wiring schematics. As they rotate through the various stations, they are judged and scored on both physical and oral skills, as well as customer service. They are further tested on their ability to read and follow the job tasks that are given. The results from this competition are still pending.

“SkillsUSA is one of the best connections between students and the technical field,” said Baker. “The only reason it exists is because of good people that believe in the future leaders of our great nation, our students. Because of this, we would like to thank all the members of ENMU-Roswell Foundation for their contributions and support.” Baker also thanks Kay Meyers, Administrative Assistant with the Career and Technical Education division, and Ferron Sutton, Industrial Engineering/Engineering and Design Technology instructor, who spent long hours getting the welding fabrication team design onto a CAD program. Baker also thanks the other SkillsUSA advisors, Eric Gomez and Caleb Cain, for their help and advice in getting to Kansas City. “This would not have been possible without their help and dedication to our SkillsUSA chapter,” said Baker.

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Devon Available for Adoption

Name:  Devon
Age: 13
Story: Devon is an intelligent and curious teenager.  He enjoys sharing stories and carrying on interesting conversations with others. 
Devon enjoys Legos, origami, the outdoors, reading books, playing soccer, and playing his video games. 
He is also interested in pursuing martial arts. 

Devon is in regular education.  He attends weekly therapy which will need to be continued after his adoptive home placement.

Devon would like a two-parent home, but all family types will be considered.  It is preferred that no other children are in the home.  He would benefit from a family willing to provide a caring and structured home.

 

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
Anxiety
Grief and Loss
Conflict Resolution
Gambling
Relationship Issues
Child/Elder Care
Depression.

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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