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HLC Criterion

Submitted on: March 23, 2017

To the Campus Community:

Thank you to the Higher Learning Commission Criterion 4 team members for all of the dedicated hard work they put into helping team leaders Linda Weems and Suzanne Swift put together various drafts of the assurance argument for their section of ENMU's HLC report. The core writing team, which includes several key 12-month employees and two trained HLC Peer Reviewers, has spent a lot of time since last fall, over winter break, and at the start of this semester working on the five criterion narratives. We have been busy tracking down evidence documents, refining the drafts, trying to eliminate redundancies and to stay within our total word count limit, and tightening our drafts to respond clearly and completely to the key criterion components.  An important  editing task has been to insert the sense of a "single voice" throughout the argument.

Criterion 4 was completed during Spring Break and is ready to roll out in the ENMU portal for the community to view.  Please note: we have not hyperlinked evidence files, since the number of evidence documents for this criterion runs into the hundreds, and top priority was linking them into the Assurance Argument that the HLC reviewers will be reading. If you are curious about any specific evidence we are using, please feel free to contact Mary Ayala or Linda Weems.

You can access Criterion 4 at the following link, but you must be signed into the portal (or it will prompt you to sign in): . Tabs for each criterion are at the top of the page.

(Please note:  IT has named the portal community where these final drafts will be available "HLC Evidence" to distinguish it from the "HLC Self Study" community that had been created previously to disseminate general information about the process. The community is "open.")

College Music Society Rocky Mountain Conference

Submitted on: March 23, 2017

The ENMU Music Department will host the 32nd College Music Society Rocky Mountain Conference Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at the ENMU Music Building. Below is the schedule of presentations, lecture-recitals, workshops, and Composer Concerts.

As President of the Chapter as well as Host, we received many proposals from throughout the country and selected the best for acceptance to our conference.  Of special note will be ENMU faculty Dr. Ben Fairfield and Dr. Jason Paulk presenting.  Dr. Mark Dal Porto's Ying and Yang will be performed by the ENMU Saxophone Quartet, and ENMU alumni, Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, will be our Keynote Speaker.

Additionally, UTEP composer and professor Dr. Dominic Dousa will presenting a concert of his music Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall. Do please join us as all events are free and opened to the public.

Thank you,

Dr. Tracy Carr

CMS RMS Schedule

Purchase Order Requisitions

Submitted on: March 22, 2017

Purchase Order requisitions for fiscal year 2016-2017 need to be submitted to the Business Office by May 1, 2017.  All merchandise must be received by June 30, 2017, or it will be charged to the new fiscal year.

The May 1, 2017, deadline pertains to all merchandise except furniture.  The deadline for furniture requisitions is April 17, 2017.

For more information, contact the Business Office at 562.2611.

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive

Submitted on: March 22, 2017

The Office of Hispanic Affairs at 575.562.2451 or will be hosting the Cesar Chavez Blood Drive on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The first 50 donors will receive an amazing Cesar Chavez Blood Drive t-shirt!

Here are a few simple steps to follow:

  1. Go to
  2. In the left side of the webpage there is an area where you may place the zip code (88130).
  3. There will be a couple locations, but you will pick "Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge- Ballroom".
  4. Please note, to register you will have to create a profile, this profile will allow you to donate blood for future references, as well.
  5. Afterwards, you will be able to register for a time.

Below is some important information when donating blood:

Bird Scare

Submitted on: March 21, 2017

Physical Plant will conduct a bird scare starting Wednesday, March 22, through Friday, March 24, from 7-9 p.m.

The areas include the Library, Bookstore, Administration Building and College of Business. 

For more information, contact Physical Plant at 562.2511.

HLC Assurance Argument Submitted

Submitted on: March 21, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, ENMU's Higher Learning Commission's assurance argument was submitted to the Commission.

I would like to thank the co-chairs of this effort, Dr. Jamie Laurenz and Dr. Mary Ayala; the writing team (Drs. Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, Patrice Caldwell, John Montgomery, Renee Neely, Linda Weems); technical expert Richard Baysinger; the members of the five criterion committees who wrote the argument drafts; and all the campus members who contributed feedback, needed information and moral support to this project.

We have a good institution and great people. I look forward to the campus accreditation team visit on April 17-18 and to the HLC visitors confirming what we already know.

Thank you.

Steven Gamble

Note to Retirees

Submitted on: March 21, 2017

The Office of Human Resources would like to remind those employees who intend to retire on or before July 1, 2017, of two important cut-off dates:

  1. April 12, 2017 - If you wish to be included in the Retirees Reception that takes place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, it is imperative that you let Human Resources know by April 12. If you intend to retire and are not filling out an ERB application (IE: Alternative Retirement Plan) it is even more imperative that you contact us because we typically only know if someone is retiring when they fill out their ERB application and a termination PAN may come to HR too late.  Please email Benito Gonzales at or call Human Resources at 562-2115.
  2. ERB 60-Day processing period - Please remember that the ERB likes to have your application in at least 60-days before retirement. This includes your application, along with proof of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, an application for life insurance that has been in force for two or more years, US Census Record or other evidencethat is accepted by the ERB). For example, you'll need to submit your application and supporting documents to the Office of Human Resources no later than April 30 if you plan to retire on July 1.  Once the Educational Retirement Board (ERB) receives your application for retirement, it will review your application and send you information containing the final computation of your retirement benefit, a final selection of benefit and direct deposit information.  This information must be returned to the ERB as soon as possible so you don't have any delays in receiving your retirement checks.

If you have any other questions regarding retirement, please don't hesitate to contact the Human Resources office at 562.2115.

41st Annual Williamson Lectureship

Submitted on: March 21, 2017

Eastern New Mexico University will host the 41st annual Jack Williamson Lectureship Friday, April 7, with guests of honor Melinda Snodgrass and Michael Cassutt and many other New Mexico science fiction writers in attendance. The guests of honor reading is at 10 a.m. in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Ballroom. Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. Luncheon is $10 and reservations are required. 

Please call 575.562.2315 by April 3 to reserve your place.

Afternoon panels with the visiting writers will showcase the lectureship theme, Reimagining the Superhero, and will address a wide range of topics in SF and fantasy. Panels will run from 3-6 p.m. in JWLA 112.  All events except the luncheon are free and open to the public, but lunch reservations must be received by April 3.  Don't miss this great celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre he loved so much.

For more information, contact 575.562.2315 or

Golden Library IRC Curriculum Giveaway

Submitted on: March 20, 2017

The Golden Library Instructional Resource Center's annual curriculum giveaway will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at ENMU–Portales Golden Library. Golden Library is located inside Bernalillo Hall.

Entrance to the building is located on the south side facing 18th Street.

Subject areas to be given away will be Social Studies K-12 materials including U.S., World, and New Mexico history.

Please bring your own boxes or containers.

For more information, contact Christopher Haraughty at:, 575.562.2258.

Purchase Order Requisitions

Submitted on: March 20, 2017

Purchase Order requisitions for fiscal year 2016-2017 need to be submitted to the Business Office by May 1, 2017.  All merchandise must be received by June 30, 2017 or it will be charged to the new fiscal year.

The May 1, 2017 deadline pertains to all merchandise except furniture.  The deadline for furniture requisitions is April 17, 2017.

Please contact the Business Office at 562.2611 if you have any questions.

Portal Upgrade

The MyENMU Portal is scheduled to be upgraded Friday. New features include a different login page and improved single sign-on capabilities.

The updated login page will require a modified login procedure. The new login procedure requires the "domain" be added to the login username. The password requirement will not change.

Before Upgrade

Portal login username: username

After Upgrade

Portal login username (faculty/staff): ad\username
Portal login username (student): sd\username
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the ITS HelpDesk at 562.4357

B.B. Lees Plaque in Greyhound Arena


































The late ENMU legend B.B. Lees has been honored with a plaque on his locker #17 in the faculty/staff locker room in Greyhound Arena. B.B. used the locker for decades, even in retirement, for before and after his daily workouts.

LGTBQ - How You Can Support LGBTQ Students at ENMU

Submitted on: March 15, 2017

Sponsor: Title V Cooperative Grant; Persisting to Success Workshop Series

Event: All ENMU faculty and staff are invited to attend this free professional development workshop on "LGTBQ- How You Can Support LGBTQ Students at ENMU."

Presenter: Mr. Robert Fortney, M.Div, M.Ed, NCC, LPC-S

Goals of the workshop:

  • Gain a better understanding into the LGBTQ student population
  • See the challenges facing our LGTBQ students and how ENMU faculty and staff can help
  • Learn how to create a welcoming campus and classroom environment for LGTBQ students

Date: March 21, 2017

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: COB, Room 136
RSVP by March 21 by 10 a.m.

To RSVP or obtain further details, please contact:, 562.4421

ENMU Regents Schedule Telephonic Meeting on March 20

Eastern New Mexico University
Board of Regents Special Meeting
Telephonic Meeting Held in Closed Session
March 20, 2017 - 8 a.m.


Call to Order

  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda
  3. Vote to close the meeting

Executive Session

  1. Discussion of 1 limited personnel matter, the presidential search, pursuant to Section 10-151(H0(2), NMSA (1978)
  2. Vote to open the meeting

Open Session

  1. Report of any action taken in closed session
  2. Consideration to select presidential finalists (Action Item)


Junior Preview Day Set for Saturday, March 25

Submitted on: March 9, 2017























Student Employee Nominations

Submitted on: March 9, 2017

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought by March 31 – The office of Student Financial Aid seeks nominations for the 2016-2017 Eastern New Mexico University Student Employee of the Year. A review committee will evaluate the nominations. We are asking each department to nominate at least one student employee for outstanding service. The award will be based on the student's reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. Multiple nominations and supporting documents are welcomed. Please be very detailed in your description.

The student must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student employed on campus
  • Student must have been employed for a min. of six months part-time during July 1, 2016 – May 13, 2017.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

We will select three outstanding students to receive $100 each. In addition, all eligible nominated students will be recognized at the Student Affairs Banquet on the tentative dates of April 18th.
Please submit the nominations to Lahoma Zhonnie, Station 20, by Friday, March 31.

Title V Cooperative Grant: Faculty/Staff Professional Development Series

Submitted on: March 9, 2017

Sponsor: Title V Cooperative Grant: Faculty/Staff Professional Development Series

Event: FREE Workshop: Grading Student Writing More Efficiently!

How establishing assignment stages can allow more time to grade the important features while addressing minor content. Participants will also learn strategies on getting essay grading done faster and with better results. If the participant chooses to bring 1-2 student essay/writing samples to work with, they will have an opportunity to practice the learned strategies.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: JWLA 140

To R.S.V.P. and/or for more information please contact Marisa Garduno-DaSilva at 562.4420 or email

Construction Progress Schedule March 2017

Submitted on: March 9, 2017

by Steve Collins

Golden Library

  1. Electrical Rough-in to start
  2. Mechanical Rough-in to start
  3. Material Submittals being reviewed and material ordered
  4. Fire sppression to start
  5. Basement Demolition to start agter spring break
  6. Strucural steal being fabricated

Jack Williamson Lectureship

Submitted on: March 9, 2017












































Napkin Doodles (Call for Participation)

Submitted on: March 6, 2017

Department: Runnels Gallery
Event: Napkin Doodles (Call for Participation)
Location: Will come to you by appointment Date and Time: (today) Based on availability (appointments)

About the Call for Participation:

The Runnels Gallery is seeking faculty and campus offices and organizations interested in participating. Students, faculty and staff across campus are asked to participate in an ongoing campus art project by using a black ink pen to doodle their creative thoughts, in that moment, onto a blank napkin. Participants are given 10 minutes (on average). Over the next 30 days, more doodles will be added forcing the installation to change and evolve. Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to come back every few days to see each new addition.

Some of the most profound and revered works of art (visual art, literature, music, etc.) started with a single thought in the most unexpected moment. These moments illustrate the importance of not dismissing our thoughts and ideas, as they may very well be what lead us to find unimaginable success and extraordinary contributions to mankind. If you are interested please contact

A representative from the gallery would either personally come by your class/organization's meeting time or bring you the supplies ahead of time for you to lead the exercise.

2017 Spirit of Eastern Award Nominations

Submitted on: March 1, 2017

Spirit of Eastern Award Nominations

Act Now! Nominate one or more of our great employees for the President's 2017 Spirit of Eastern Awards. Every employee should strive to make this a record year for nominations by taking a few minutes to submit a form for at least one deserving colleague.

Spirit of Eastern Nomination Form

Spirit of Eastern Awards Summary:

Every year ENMU selects three support employees and three professional employees for this prestigious award. Nominations are limited to Portales campus employees and should be based upon the nominee's contributions or commitment to:

ENMU's teaching-learning mission, campus community spirit (humane, tolerant, responsive, concern with security and safety), hard work, care about the institution, whole student life commitment, and demonstrated track record in position (that is, nominees must have at least five years of employment with ENMU).

The Spirit of Eastern Awards Ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on April 12th in the University Theatre Center. Refreshments will be available at 3 p.m. Award recipients will receive a plaque, a pin and a $500 check.

Years of Service awards (5 year increments) will also be presented.

Additional information is available at Paper Forms can be downloaded, picked up at the Information Desk in the Administration Building, or you can request one from the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on March 29, 2017 (Paper forms need to be delivered to the Office of Human Resources Station #21).

$5 Yoga for ENMU

Submitted on: March 1, 2017

Yoga classes are being offered to ENMU staff and students for $5 per sessions–and can count for wellness credit. The studio is located at 401 South Ave C (Old Landall's Box Office) in Portales.

For more information, contact Aimee Constantopoulos at 575.562.9625. The website is Their Facebook account is Your Yoga Place.

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:

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 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:

Employee Brief

  • Submitted on: March 23, 2017

    Dr. Donald C. Elder III, professor of history, attended the International Academy of Astronautics History Committee meeting in Paris, France on March 20. He gave a report on American plans to incorporate the IAA into the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

  • Submitted on: March 9, 2017

    Dr. Tracy Carr, oboist and professor of music, performed in recital at Southern Utah University on Feb. 21 with former ENMU faculty member Dr. Roland Stearns on guitar. On Feb. 22 she presented an oboe masterclass for the students at SUU, and additionally, she attended the world premiere of Dr. Mark Dal Porto's Valley of Enchantment with the Orchestra of Southern Utah on Feb. 23.

  • Submitted on: February 23, 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, February 23rd.

    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:

    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

Off-Campus News

  • 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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