Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Eastern New Mexico University will give the red-carpet treatment to honor Dr. Julia Rosa López-Emslie, professor of bilingual education, and Orlando Ortega, mayor of Portales and director of operations at KENW-TV, for their production of a half-hour documentary about a program titled Planting Seeds of Success Through Language .
The documentary, which has aired on PBS stations throughout the state, will be shown following introductions at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the University Theatre.
Following the documentary, David Briseño will introduce children from La Casita in Clovis who have benefited from a dual-language immersion program – which the documentary explains. Dr. López-Emslie will then make comments, followed by a question-and-answer session. The formal evening will conclude with a reception in the theatre lobby.
The public is invited free of charge.
Dr. Julia Rosa Lopez-Emslie
(photo by Jill Butler)