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Summer Internships

Submitted on: February 22, 2017

Summer Internships Available at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

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New Student Employees

Submitted on: February 22, 2017

All student employees are required to attend Student Employee Orientation. This includes new hires and student employees who are working but did not attend the Fall meetings.

The Spring 2017 meetings:

March 6, 2017  9:00am-11:00am Zia Room
March 6, 2017 3:00pm-5:00pm Zia Room
March 7, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm Zia Room

You, or your student, can RSVP to the office of Student Affairs at 575-562-2221.

Student Employee Orientation is a two hour program.  Students who attend should be compensated from your departmental budget.  Please be sure time sheets reflects attendance.

Upon completion of the program your student will be presented with a certificate of completion. A copy of this certificate should be saved for your student's department personnel file.

If you have any questions, call Amanda Delgado at 2221.

Public Invited to Submit comments About ENMU

Submitted on: February 22, 2017

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its upcoming evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  ENMU will host a visit from a team representing the HLC accrediting agency on April 17-18.

ENMU has been accredited by the HLC since 1947.  The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments about substantive matters related to the quality of ENMU or its academic programs to:

Public Comment on Eastern New Mexico University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411.

Comments may also be made on the HLC's website at

Comments are due by March 17. 

Gregory Brookes Baritone

Submitted on: February 22, 2017

Gregory Brooks, baritone, will hold a masterclass and perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building.

It is free and open to the public.

Gregory Brookes

Wind Symphony Concert

Submitted on: February 22, 2017

The Wind Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. 

The guest conductor will be Gary E. Smith.

Symphonic Band Wind Symphony

ENMU Receives 64 State, Regional and National Recognitions

Submitted on: February 22, 2017

Communication Services has compiled a list of 64 state, regional and national recognitions ENMU has received.

View them at:

ENMU Hosting Saxophone Quartet on February 23

Submitted on: February 16, 2017

By Ashley Galloway
The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet, led by Frank Mazzeo, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Eastern New Mexico University's Buchanan Hall in Music Building.

Attendance is free and open to the public.

The event will last about an hour.

The concert will include a variety of classical and jazz to appeal to a large audience.

The performers, from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, have performed at ENMU three times previously. This concert will provide different repertoire from earlier years.

Members of the quartet often change due to availability and location.

ENMU professor Dr. Richard Schwartz, originally from New Jersey, will perform with the quartet.

"In fact, Frank Mazzeo was a former saxophone instructor of mine," said Dr. Schwartz.

Mazzeo has performed with many celebrities, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

According to Dr. Schwartz, The New Jersey Saxophone Quartet is significant because there are saxophone quartets in many areas. This quartet "fills a void for New Jersey."

They have released a couple albums, titled "Introducing the New Jersey Saxophone Quartet" and "Jersey Sure."  

Albums are available for sale on their website for 17 dollars and 50 cents.

For more information about The New Jersey Quartet, go to their website:

For more information about their performance at ENMU, call 575.562.2377.

Comprehensive Exam #2

Submitted on: February 16, 2017

Spring 2017 Comprehensive Exams for graduate students in HPE (Coaching, Sports Administration) will be administered on March 20, 2017. Contact Dr. Rebecca Davis, HPE Graduate Coordinator, at 575.392.6840 or for more information.

Comprehensive Exams

Submitted on: February 16, 2017

Spring 2017 Comprehensive Exams for graduate students in Educational Studies (Special Education, Education Administration, Secondary Education) will be administered on February 27, 2017. Contact Dr. Rebecca Davis, ES Graduate Coordinator, at 575.392.6840 for more information.

Three-Point Fundraiser

Submitted on: February 15, 2017

The American Cancer Society in Albuquerque nmet with Coaches Segler and Prock regarding the Society's nationwide 3-Point Challenge campaign, a fundraising initiative to engage current ENMU students, alumnus and general ‘Hound supporters to make a $1 to $5 pledge for every successful 3-point basket the men's and women's teams make from now through  March 5.  The ENMU dedicated website is up and running.

The two sites listed below are the pledge sites.

Presentation from ONCOR

Submitted on: February 14, 2017

Mr. Matt Ponce and Cesar Ramirez, ONCOR managers, will give a presentation on their company's electrical infrastructure, job opportunities, and employee benefits, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2:30 p.m. in JWALA Room 112

All ENMU students, faculty and staffs, especially all EET and CS students, are invited. Refreshments will be served.

On Feb. 23, ONCOR will interview EET students in the AZTEC room of the CUB basement from 8 a.m. to noon. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to Matt and Cesar and express our gratitude for visiting ENMU campus and interviewing EET students.

ONCOR is a regulated electric transmission and distribution company that serves 10 million customers across Texas. It is Texas's largest regulated electric delivery business and the sixth largest in the United States. It supplies electricity to consumers in a service area of over 400 communities in east, west and north-central Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa, Killeen, Waco, Wichita Falls and Tyler. Using cutting edge technology, more than 3,000 employees work to safely maintain reliable electric delivery service with the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas; made up of approximately 119,000 miles of lines and more than 3 million meters across the state.

Major projects:

  • ONCOR Company is working in partnership with Siemens Power Technologies to build a smart grid. The company is exploring the use of storage batteries and micro-grids.
  • The Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) project improved the transmission of wind power to ONCOR's grid.

TIME: February 22 at 2:30 PM

For more information, please contact: Dr. Hamid Allamehzadeh
Professor of Electronic Engineering: COB 187
Phone: 575.562.2073

CDC has Openings in its 4 Year Old Classroom

Submitted on: February 14, 2017

ENMU's Child Development Center has openings in its classroom for four-year-olds. 

Please contact Lara Vaughan for more information.

Purchase Tournament Tickets Early to See ENMU Basketball at a Reduced rate

Submitted on: February 9, 2017

Make your plans to follow the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams to the Lone Star Conference Tournament in Allen, Texas! To arrange ticket purchases, please contact ENMU Athletics Marketing and Events Coordinator Barbara Baker at 575.562.2236.

Tickets purchased through ENMU Athletics prior to February 28, will be available at a reduced rate of $45 for all-session adult tickets and $10 per session student tickets. After Feb. 28, ticket prices will increase to $60 all-session adult and $15 per session student, so act now!

Tickets may be purchased via cash or check only; no credit/debit cards will be accepted. Tickets will also be sold at a table in the Greyhound Arena lobby during the remaining home games against Texas Woman's (Feb. 9), Angelo State (Feb. 23), and Texas A&M-Kingsville (Feb. 25).

Don't miss any of the action, as the women's basketball team is currently in first place in the LSC and competing for a league title. The men's team is also still vying for a spot in the tournament bracket.

For the latest news on Greyhound basketball, please visit

Science 113 and 113 L Challenge Exams

Submitted on: February 9, 2017

Science 113 and 113L Challenge Exams Students need to secure a ‘Challenge Memo' (forms are available in Roosevelt Hall, Rm 111) from the instructor (Biology: Dr. Cradock; Chemistry: Dr. Yan; Physics: Dr. Andersen). This form has to be signed at least one week before the exams by the course instructor, department chair (Biology: Dr. Cradock; Physical Science Dr. Constantopoulos), and college dean (Dr. Ayala).

Students then need to pay the challenge fee ($15 per credit hour; 113 = 3 credit hours; 113L = 1 credit hour) at the Cashier's Office. Examinees will be required to produce their receipts and memos at the exams – NO RECEIPT and MEMO, NO EXAM! Students will be examined on the full spectrum of biology/chemistry/physics and should be prepared to answer questions addressing all topics under the respective disciplines.

Students should be able to exhibit basic lab skills, including basic data analysis. Study resources for biology and chemistry are available on closed reserve in the library. THESE EXAMS ARE OFFERED ONCE PER SEMESTER (FALL AND SPRING), NO EXCEPTIONS.

NOTE: Once the exams have started no late arrivals will be permitted to enter the exam room – BE ON TIME! During the exams, no cell phones, ipads, and ipods are allowed to be used!

Biology 113 and Biology 113L: April 22 in S 101. The lecture exam (113) will be from 9:00 am to 11:30am. The lab exam (113L) will be from 2-4:30 p.m.

The Chemistry 113 challenge will be held on March 25 in RH 125. The lecture exam (113) will be from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The lab exam (113L) will be from 12-2 p.m.

The Physics Challenge exams will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:00 am, S112.

ENMU-Portales Presidential Awards for Excellence

Submitted on: February 7, 2017

Eligibility:       All full-time faculty who are completing at least five years at ENMU
Focus:              Academic achievement with particular emphasis on the last five years

Awards:          $2,000 each and plaque prepared by the president's office

Advising (1)
                        Research/Scholarly/Creative Activity (1)
                        Service (1)
                        Teaching (1)

Evaluation Criteria:


  • knowledge of advising procedures and regulations (e.g., prerequisites,

class rotation, repeat policy)

  • accessibility and availability to students
  • ability to mentor and guide students to make good decisions (e.g., major, career


  • contribution to university-wide discussions on effective advising
  • other

Research/Scholarly/Creative Activity

  • publication and/or presentation (in the discipline at meeting of a learned society)
  • significant awards/recognition
  • grants/other funding
  • involvement of students
  • other


  • significant committee work
  • service to department or discipline and/or
  • service to university and/or
  • service to community
  • other


  • ability to engage the student
  • knowledge and use of best teaching strategies
  • ability to challenge students
  • responsiveness to student needs/concerns
  • other 

ENMU-Portales Presidential Awards for Excellence

Process for Identifying Recipients

1.  Nominations by:   faculty (may include dept. chair)
                                   students (for advising, service, and teaching)
                                   university employees (for advising and service)
 Note:  Submissions are only accepted by standard nomination form.

  • Faculty may be nominated in more than one category.
  • Faculty are eligible to receive the same award again after an additional five year period.
  • Nominations are submitted to the Academic Affairs office.

2.  Committee reviews nominations and selects nominees from which they will request additional supporting information. 

3.  Selected nominees will be asked to provide additional information.

4.  Committee meets to:  evaluate additional materials submitted by selected nominees, consider all supporting materials, and make recommendations to the president via the VPAA.

Note:  In any given year, not all awards may be recommended/presented.




Call for applications

February 17, 2017

Deadline for submission of

March 3, 2017

Committee members receive
application packets for review

March 7, 2017

Committee convenes to select finalists
and request additional materials

March 14, 2017

Deadline for submission of
additional materials

April 3, 2017

Committee receives additional

April 5, 2017

Committee convenes to make
final recommendations

April 19, 2017

Awards are presented

May 13, 2017


ENMU Wind Symphony concert

Submitted on: February 7, 2017

The Eastern New Mexico University Wind Symphony will perform from 7:30-9 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.

 Director of Bands Dustin Seifert leads the Wind Symphony and is the New Mexico Educators Association (NMMEA) 2015 Music Educator of the Year. The event is free and open to the public.

Register for this free event at the following link:

Eastern in Action

Submitted on: February 7, 2017

ASENMU: Eastern in Action
Date: April 1, 2017
Location: CUB
Description: Registration for Eastern in Action is now open. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

My name is Thalia Pantoja and I am incredibly excited to say registration for Eastern in Action is now open!  For those of you who do not know Eastern in Action is a day for ENMU students to gather together as teams, or individuals to serve our community. Each year the jobsites change so you could be doing anything ranging from painting city parks, yard work, washing windows, or even just helping residents around their home. This year's event is taking place on April 1, 2017--- no joke!

If you would like to register a team please keep in mind that registration closes on Feb. at 5 p.m. Feel free to pick up a packet at the ENMU Campus Police Station. Capitans meeting are indicated in registration packets with locations, dates and times. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at:

I'm very excited and I hope you are too!

- Thalia Pantoja

ACT Deadlines

Submitted on: February 2, 2017

























ENMU Presenting ‘The Pirates of Penzance' in February

Submitted on: February 2, 2017

The Pirates are coming complete with cannon fire, swordplay and sailing ship…and living mermaids.

Eastern New Mexico University is presenting the family musical, "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan, the last two weekends of February on the mainstage of the University Theatre in Portales .
Show dates are Feb. 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7.  A special rate is extended to public school students for $3.

Pirates is a joint collaboration between the departments of theatre and music. It features a full pit orchestra and a cast of 24. Patrick McCreary, ENMU faculty and professional actor, has designed the entire production and serves as director. 

"The Pirates of Penzance" or "The Slave of Duty," tells a whimsical tale of a young man who was apprenticed to a band of "pirates" by mistake. He should have started his career as a nautical "pilot."  There are many twists and turn of plot, swordplay galore, soaring music and singing, and incredible orchestral music. 

ENMU is reaching out to the community in hopes of starting a new, annual musical tradition.

"Join in the fun for Pirates the last two weekends of February and enter your ideas for what musicals you would like to see in the future," Mr. McCreary said. "It will be fun for the whole family."

For more information, call 575.562.2720.

Black History Month Events

Submitted on: February 1, 2017

2017 Black History Month: Event Descriptions Black History Month is an annual celebration established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson to celebrate and recognize African American achievements throughout history. This year's theme is "Legacy of Black Leadership for the Present and Future."

For more information, contact the African American Affairs office: 575.562.2437 or by email:

Soul Food Workshop/Demo
Date: February 22nd
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: FCS Kitchen
Description: Professional Chef and owner of Bucket Headz: Southern Home Cookin', Malaika Marks, will be demonstrating Soul Food cooking class. Learn about its origins and meaning, as you taste this comfort food.

Finding Your Driving Force
Date: February 23rd
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: CUB Sandia
Description: Assistant College Professor of Pathology at University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and Scientific Director for Infectious Disease, Research and Development at Tricore Reference Laboratories, Dr. Karissa Culbreath, will present a workshop on focusing on your goals and get rid of distractions.

Stomp Dance Workshop
Date: February 27th
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: CUB Ballroom
Description: Join Eastern's very own step-team, The Elite Hound Stepperz, and learn how to use footwork, spoken word and body formation to create dance routines. Wear comfortable clothing!

Grand Finale: Gospel Celebration
Date: February 28th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: MUS Buchanan Hall
Description: Black History Month's Grand Finale event will be a concert of Black Gospel performers from across New Mexico and parts of Texas. They will be singing, dancing, rapping and many other talents involved with the music genre. Reception and refreshments to follow.

Spring Recitals and Concerts

Submitted on: January 25, 2017

Recitals and Concerts Schedule

Press Women Scholarship

Submitted on: January 4, 2017

NMPW Offers Scholarships in Journalism

New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for two higher education scholarships offered this year, open to students regardless of gender. Main criteria for the awards are career potential, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017.

NMPW annually awards two $750 Doris Gregory Memorial journalism scholarships. Recipients for both scholarships must currently attend a New Mexico college or university and major in print journalism, broadcast, photojournalism, public relations or advertising. Scholarship applicants are asked to fill out the 2017 application form. The application packet includes a brief description of career goals, samples of work, a copy of transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor, employer, mentor or other individual familiar with the student's work. Scholarships will be awarded at the NMPW state convention awards banquet during the 2017 NMPW conference Saturday, April 22, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Recipients will receive a ticket to the awards banquet.

To fill out a 2017 application form, visit:

For more information, contact Desiree M. Cooper at

Employee Brief

  • Submitted on: February 22, 2017

    Dr. Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, had his work Valley of Enchantment premiered by the Orchestra of Southern Utah led by Music Director Dr. Xun Sun (who commissioned the work) at the Heritage Theater in Cedar City, UT on Thursday, Feb. 23.

    Valley of Enchantment is a symphonic tone poem inspired by the natural surroundings and beauty of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona (Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, and the Grand Canyon). The work is in 10 sections as follows:

    1. Sunrise
    2. Entering the woods
    3. By the streams of water
    4. Deep in the forest
    5. The majesty of the canyons
    6. In the mountain pasture
    7. Thunderstorm
    8. Calm and reflections after the storm
    9. The grandeur of the mountains
    10. Sunset
  • Submitted on: February 22, 2017

    Lisa E. Creecy, graduate student in special education, has had a paper accepted for publication. The title of the paper is " Enrichment versus acceleration: An examination of the literature" and the paper was part of course requirements taught by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy.

  • Submitted on: February 22, 2017

    Dr. Ajay Singh, Professor Jane Squires, Dr. Chia Jung Yeh and Hui Bian have had a paper published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. The title of the paper is Validity and Reliability of the Developmental Assessment Screening Scale.

  • Submitted on: February 22, 2017

    Dr. Ajay Singh, Dr. Chia Jung Yeh and Sheresa Boone Blanchard ( from East Carolina University ) have had a paper published in the Boletin Medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico titled " Ages and Stages Questionniare: A global screening scale."

  • Submitted on: February 14, 2017

    Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. James R. Flynn of the University of Otago, New Zealand, have an article appearing in the North American Journal of Psychology 19,1, pp 35-40.

  • Submitted on: February 14, 2017

    Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. June Shepherd are included in the book " Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: A Cognitive Behavioral Guide for College Bound Students" by William Knaus.

Off-Campus News

  • Public Forum

    Submitted on: February 7, 2017

    Community Services is hosting a Public Forum on Feb. 22. The purpose of the meeting is to gather essential information relating to the needs of the citizens of Portales and Roosevelt County.

    Click here for more information.

  • Drone Enthusiastic Scholarship

    DroneEnthusiastic recently awarded their first annual "Women in Science UAV Scholarship" to an excellent young student at the University of Massachussetts at Amherst, Deanna Kenyon.

    Now we're looking forward to 2017 and appealing to your school to help us find great applicants for our science based scholarship.

    See their scholarship page at:

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