Announcements Announcements


Golden Library Instructional Resource Center Annual Curriculum Giveaway April 21

The Golden Library Instructional Resource Center's annual curriculum giveaway will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at ENMU–Portales Golden Library. The Golden Library is located inside Bernalillo Hall. Entrance to building is located on the south side facing 18th St. Subject area to be given away will be Health and left-over Social Studies K-12 materials.

Please bring your own boxes or containers.

Contact Christopher Haraughty for more information at or 575-562-2258.


ENMU Regents to Meet on March 23

The Board of Regents agenda for March 23 is available here.


ENMU Professor Appointed to International Committee

Dr. Donald Elder III, professor of history, was recently appointed as a member of the International Academy of Astronautics Committee on History for the October 2017-October 2019 term.


Internship Opportunity Presentation for ENMU Students on March 21

Exciting and well-paid 2018 summer internships with Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe are now available for ENMU students. Summer employment starts mid-May through mid-August in various departments including room service, food and beverage and culinary.

Four Seasons, one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, is looking for students with passion for luxury service.

Students who are interested must:
1. Attend Four Seasons Presentation on Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Becky Sharp.
2. Bring your resume for initial prescreening interview – interviews of potential interns will be after the presentation in COB 103 from 12-1 p.m.
3. Join the field trip to Four Seasons, Santa Fe for second-round interviews on Friday, April 13. (Note: Only those selected from prescreening interviews will be invited on this field trip.)

Please contact:
Dr. Matt Haney ( or 575.562.2816) for help with resume building.
Dr. Patt. Burusnukul ( or 575.562.2366) for field trip information.

Please view the Four Seasons Resort 2018 Summer Internships poster for more information.


New Process for Submitting Greyhound Gazette Announcements

We have a new process for submitting announcements to the Greyhound Gazette. If you have information you would like to share with ENMU faculty and staff, like winning an award or an upcoming event, please fill out the following form:


Upcoming Home Games

Tuesday, March 20
Softball (DH) vs Lubbock Christian at 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 24
Eastern New Mexico University Track & Field Open at 10 a.m.


ENMU Royalty

ENMU Royalty
(L-R) Hispanic Reina 17-18: Kaitlyn Rael, Miss Native 17-18: Kathrin Kie, First Lady: Edwina Gower, Homecoming Queen 17: Rebecca Quintana, Black Excellence 18-19: Kyree Mackey (Photo by Diana Cordova)


ENMU Black Excellence

ENMU Black Excellence
T'Kayla Baker with Kyree Mackey, the winner of ENMU Black Excellence (Photo by Diana Cordova)


ENMU Professor Elected as Collegiate Vice President of New Mexico Music Educators Association

Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal, associate professor of music, was recently elected as collegiate vice president of the New Mexico Music Educators Association.


Book Written by Professors Published, Selected to be featured on Publisher's Website

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, professor of special education, and Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, had their book "The Inventions and Discoveries of the World's Most Famous Scientists" published by Nova Science Publishers. The book is featured on the publisher's homepage for the month of March at


"Lincoln's Politics of the Past with Great Promise for the Present" Presentation on April 16

Patrick McCreary, instructor of technical theatre and design, will be giving a free talk for all titled "Lincoln's Politics of the Past with Great Promise for the Present" on April 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Buchannan Hall. He will be performing as Abraham Lincoln, who he has appeared as on the History Channel, PBS and NPR.


Volunteers Needed to Help with the ENMU Home Track Meet on March 24

ENMU is hosting their first track meet in many decades this spring on our new track in Greyhound Stadium. We are asking for volunteers to work this event to be held on Saturday, March 24. No experience is necessary, but if you do have some experience then even better.

If you are interested in volunteering for all or part of the day please email or call 575.562.2153. Please leave your name, phone number and email address. If you do have experience please indicate so. We will take volunteers at any time, but we hope that you can respond by Friday, March 16. Thanks so much and Go Greyhounds!


ENMU Alumna Accepted into Graduate School

Professor of Biology Dr. Manuel Varela is proud to announce that one of his students, Ms. Merissa Bruns, has been accepted into graduate school this fall. Ms. Bruns will begin her new graduate studies this fall at the University of Denver, focusing her studies on the PH.D. program in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics.


ENMU Professor Selected for Department of Energy's Visiting Faculty Program

Professor of Chemistry Dr. Juchao Yan has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for the Summer 2018 Term.

This is a highly competitive program that will allow Dr. Yan to collaborate with some of the most talented scientists in the world.


ENMU Awarded Designation as a Military Friendly® Spouse School

Eastern New Mexico University was awarded the designation as a Military Friendly Spouse School for 2018 by Victory Media. The Military Friendly Spouses Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.


ENMU Volleyball Team Named Volunteers of the Month

ENMU Volleyball
The ENMU Volleyball team was named Volunteers of the Month for March by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The coaches and players helped with several events over the past couple of months including Holiday Happenings, Food Distribution at Central Christian Church, an Auction at the Yam theater, a Spaghetti Dinner for Destination Imagination, and have many more volunteer opportunities planned for the spring semester.


Leadership Portales Raising Funds for Kids until Apr. 27

The ENMU contingent of Leadership Portales is asking for your help. Let's show Portales what our ENMU community is capable of when we all pull together for a good cause!

Leadership Portales is a cohort of local leaders working together to positively impact the lives of the citizens of Portales through a cooperative project. Through strong community partnerships, the group works together to improve relationships and resources within Roosevelt County and the city of Portales.

2017 Leadership Portales is raising money for the Portales Recreation Center, which serves an average of 70 kids after school every day and many more during their summer programs. Our funding goal is to raise a minimum of $3500, which will go toward buying a commercial popcorn machine, 14" tricycle, wireless projector, and speakers. These items would be beneficial for the children of Portales for years and will be used for their programs and during other Recreation Center events which are open to all children. Some of the other events the Recreation Center hosts include movie nights, dances, and Family Nights. We will be ending our fundraiser during a Family Night on April 27, 2018 from 7:30-10 pm. We invite everyone who has donated to the event for a night of fun and games and will also take donations at the door! Bring your kids to this event and have fun as a family!

Please make a donation to our cause to help us achieve our target. We thank you in advance.

Link to donate:


March: Women's History Month

Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as "Women's History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women's History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as "Women's History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women's History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as "Women's History Month."


Event: Motherhood: Honoring All Our Choices
Date: March 20
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Pecos Room

Description: Receive information regarding various services to individuals facing an unexpected pregnancy. This includes pregnancy counseling, assistance to pregnancy-related medical care, adoption counseling, and so forth! Refreshments will be served!

Contact: Multicultural Affairs 575.562.4915 or


Event: Our Lady of Guadalupe--A Female Religious Symbol Reinvented Through Centuries and Cultures
Date: March 21
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room

Description: Dr. Celia López, Emeritus Professor of the Honors College at the University of New Mexico (UNM), will present the significance of Guadalupe as a female sacred symbol connected to cultural identities surpassing frontiers and historical periods.

Contact: Hispanic Affairs 575.562.2451 or


Event: Blood Drive
Date: March 22
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room

Description:We are beginning to register donors, and if you would like to donate blood our office encourages you to follow the link attached.

The first 60 donors will receive an amazing Cesar Chavez Blood Drive t-shirt!

Here are a few simple steps to follow:

1) Go to

United Blood Services | Find the Hero in You. Give blood 3 times a year!

Schedule an appointment online to donate blood today. United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center providing a safe, dependable and ample blood supply for more than 25 million people. Find the hero in you. Give blood 3 times a year!

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- Sandia".
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.

Contact: Hispanic Affairs 575.562.2451 or


Event: Women's Drive for Domestic Violence Survivors
Date: February 15-March 23
Location: The Alley "Student Success Center"

Description: Please donate NEW items such as make-up, socks, pajamas, deodorant, etc. to women of the Hartley House. The Hartley House is a non-profit organization and a safe haven for women who have been survivors of domestic violence. This organization provides physical and emotional refuge. Anything is appreciated greatly!

Contact: Multicultural Affairs 575.562.4915 or


Event: Navigating Culture Shock: Moving From the Margins to the Center Interactive Workshop-Dr. Xeturah Woodley
Date: March 26
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Sandia Room

Description: Each of us has a set of strategies we use to navigate the "shock" that we experience as we navigate through systems of oppression. This interactive workshop will help you identify some of those systems and learn new strategies to assist you in moving past "culture shock." Come prepared to participate as we share our own experiences and learn from the experiences of others. Co-sponsored with Title V.

Contact: African Affairs 575.562.2437 or


Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought by March 31

The Office of Financial Aid is seeking nominations for the 2017-2018 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, 2017–May 11, 2018.
  • 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 April 18.

The nomination form can be found through the Portal under the Forms and Downloads tab. Click Financial Aid.

Please submit the nominations to Lahoma Zhonnie, Station 20, by Friday, March 31.

The Student of the Year nomination form can be found here.


Tuition Waivers

Effective with the Fall 2018 semester, the tuition waiver policy will be reflected to show that qualified employees or their spouses (if the employee does not utilize the tuition waiver) and retirees will be able to utilize a tuition waiver for up to six credit hours per semester with course fees still being paid by the employee. There will no longer be a limit of one course per semester nor any separate designation for wellness courses.

The Tuition Waiver form will be updated, prior to the start of the fall semester, to reflect the change.


Spring 2018 Fine Arts Calendar

Spring 2018 Fine Arts Calendar


Tax Forms

It is that time of year again and most of you will receive two tax forms for 2017 (W-2 and 1095-C [affordable care act forms]). You will only receive a 1095-C if you worked more than 30 hours per week on a regular basis in 2017.

While the deadline is Jan. 31 for W-2's (March 2 for ACA forms), our goal is to get all forms in the mail mid-January. W-2's and 1095-C's will be mailed together if you are to receive both. If you have not previously done so, you can elect to receive your W-2 electronically through Self Service Banner (SSB), which will allow you to view/print your W-2 before you receive it in the mail. To do this, login to SSB then go to the Employee Tab>Tax Forms>Electronic W-2 Consent. We will begin working on the processes soon, so if you need to update your address in SSB or with the Office of Human Resources please do so before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

If you have any questions contact Human Resources at 562.2115 if you have any questions.


Construction Schedule for March 2018

ENMU Construction Greyhound
GSSC / Golden Library

  • Plumbing Trim-out 100% Complete
  • Electrical Trim-out 98% Complete
  • Exterior Architectural Mesh 100% Complete
  • Cork Flooring to start this month
  • Interior Acoustical Panels 80% Complete
  • Fire Suppression R.I. Completed & Trim-out Complete
  • Storefront Entries, Windows & Glazed 98% Complete, Ongoing
  • Under floor electrical cabling 100% Complete
  • Masonry veneer & CMU 95% complete, Ongoing
  • Acoustical Ceiling Panels 98% Complete
  • Exterior Metal Panels, 95% Complete, Ongoing
  • Exterior Irrigation Ongoing
  • Drywall Tape and Bed, 100% Complete
  • Footings to be poured for Cooling Tower Screen wall, March
  • Texture and Prime Walls 100% Complete
  • Floor Prep 100% Complete
  • Exterior Paint 99% Complete
  • Exterior Concrete Flat Work, 80% Complete
  • Millwork Continuing this Month, 95% Complete
  • Acoustical Ceiling Grid 100% Complete
  • Door Hardware, 90% Complete
  • Ceramic Tile & Toilet Fixtures to be Completed this Month, currently 98%
  • Toilet Partitions, 100% Complete
  • Shelving for Books, Ongoing


Curry/Quay HVAC Upgrade

  • Bid March 2nd
  • Award to Successful Contractor, Week of 5 March 2018
  • Construction to Start Mid-March


Energy Management

  • Project Started, Completion Scheduled for July 2018

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