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Greyhound Grad and ENMU Professor Win New Mexico Broadcasters Association Awards

Photo (L-R): ENMU President Dr. J.S. Elwell, Jacob Aranda, Dr. Donald Elder III and Athletic Director Dr. Greg Waggoner

Jacob Aranda, who graduated from ENMU in May, is the first student from ENMU to win a New Mexico Broadcasters Association Award (NMBA). He received the "Student Sportscaster" award for his live broadcasts of the ENMU basketball games.

Dr. Donald Elder III, professor of history, received two NMBA awards: "Best Sportscast" for the broadcast of the Greyhounds playing New Mexico State University in December 2016 and "Best Sports Show" for a post-game interview Dr. Elder did with Josh Prock, coach of the women's basketball team, after his game against the University of New Mexico in November 2016.

Read more about their awards in the Aug. 25 issue of the "Greyhound Gazette."


Coronado Historic Site Ranger Ethan Ortega, a Greyhound Grad, Wins Prestigious Award

Coronado Historic Site Ranger/Researcher Ethan Ortega accepts prestigious Cordell-Powers Prize at 2017 Pecos Conference.
Photo: Shelley Thompson

Coronado Historic Site Researcher/Ranger Ethan Ortega was awarded first prize in the prestigious Cordell-Powers competition at the 2017 Pecos Conference for his research at Coronado Historic Site.

After proclaiming itself as the authority on Middle Rio Grande Pueblo culture and first European contact, the "facts" printed on monument panels are being rewritten. Ranger Ortega's presentation was entitled: False Truths, Restored Ruins, and New Artifacts: Looking Beyond the Oxymoronic Past of Coronado Historic Site through Field Work.

For the first time in over 100 years of archaeological research, the entire property of Coronado Historic Site, including Kuaua Pueblo, has been extensively surveyed. In a joint effort with New Mexico Historic Sites, the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, and the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, several new sites have been identified. A report on the findings from the Coronado excavation will be released later.

"With the help of 75 volunteers over seven weeks this summer, we excavated dozens of test units showing that Kuaua Pueblo was larger than once thought and may have had an extensive turkey industry," Ranger Ortega explained to the Pecos Conference audience. "Additionally, this project has revealed the best way to connect people to the past is to let them literally dig-into it."

Ranger Ortega donated the $550 cash prize he received for winning the Cordell-Powers competition to the Coronado Historic Site. The 2017 Pecos Conference was held last week on Rowe Mesa.

"Even in a pool of such remarkable talent, it is no surprise to any of us that Ethan would walk away the winner of this competition," commented Historic Sites Director Patrick Moore. "His knowledge of the subject matter is only eclipsed by his enthusiasm. We are very proud of Ethan."

The Cordell-Powers Prize is an award for the best extemporaneous talk (without audiovisuals) presented at the Pecos Conference each year by an archaeologist, 35 years of age or younger. Applicants must register, submit a title for their talk, a 100-word abstract and proof of age. The Prize Committee selects the 10 best applicants based on abstract quality and content. Presentations are limited to 10 minutes and may report interim or final results of archaeological fields work or on research in which the presenter is an investigator or participant. Award is based on delivery, ability to engage the audience, organization and professionalism of the presentation, stinterest and importance of the subject matter and adherence to the time limit.


On-Campus Student Job Fair

Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services

Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

CUB - Pecos Room

If you are looking for an on-campus job (work study or student hire), this is a great opportunity to interview for jobs with multiple departments. Students should dress appropriately for a job interview and bring a list of previous work experience and references in order to fill out job applications.

Find student job opportunities online at

For more information please contact Counseling & Career Services at 575.562.2211, stop by SAS 232 or visit ENMU Counseling & Career Services on Facebook


Off-Campus Student Job Fair

Sponsored by ENMU Counseling and Career Services

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

CUB - Sandia Room

If you are searching for an off-campus job in the local community, this is a great opportunity to interview with local employers in Portales and Clovis about part time jobs. Employers offer flexible schedules and great pay! Students should dress appropriately for a job interview and bring a list of previous work experience in order to fill out job applications. A resume is not required but does make a good impression to potential employers.

Find student job opportunities online at

For more information please contact Counseling & Career Services at 575.562.2211, stop by SAS 232 or visit ENMU Counseling & Career Services on Facebook


Greyhound Grad Serves as Heritage Program Director

David McVey, who has a master's degree in mental health counseling from ENMU, has joined the Lincoln County Medical Center and serves as the director of LCMC's Heritage Program for Senior Adults.

Link to Article


Edwin Dean Overton, a Greyhound Grad and former faculty member at ENMU, Named Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Marquis Who's Who, publisher of biographical profiles, named Edwin Dean Overton a Lifetime Achiever:


Betsy Chavez Named Coordinator of the Golden Student Success Center

Betsy Chavez has been named the coordinator of the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC). Betsy will work with library and Distance Education and Outreach staff to make the GSSC (opening in fall 2018) the hub of student success and a destination for students, faculty and staff. In addition to these new duties, Betsy will continue to supervise Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction and retention initiatives, including the Early Alert system. We are excited to have Betsy in this new role.

Dr. Jeff Long


Ed Tatum Appointed to ENMU Board of Regents

Ed Tatum, of Clovis, New Mexico, has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents.

Mr. Tatum is one of the founding members of Tatum and McDowell, a law firm in Clovis.

Mr. Tatum was the husband of the late Susan Tatum, an ENMU regent who passed away in February.

"I am very excited and honored to assume the position of my late wife, who did wonderfully," said Mr. Tatum. "I'm looking forward to working with the new administration at Eastern and continuing to make ENMU the best university in New Mexico and the surrounding states."

ENMU President Dr. J.S. Elwell said, "I am very glad to see that Ed Tatum has been appointed by Governor Susana Martinez. I had the opportunity to visit with him during the ENMU Foundation summer barbeque. I think he'll do a great job and I look forward to working with him, starting with the Sept. 14 meeting."

Dr. Dan Patterson, president of the Board of Regents, said, "I am extremely pleased about the appointment of Mr. Ed Tatum to the Eastern Board of Regents. Mr. Tatum is very familiar with the University and its programs.

"In addition, his background includes a tremendous amount of leadership skills and experiences that will be beneficial to the ongoing success of the board and the University.

"He has been a supporter of the University for a number of years and it is entirely appropriate that he be selected to fill the remaining years of his wife's term," said Dr. Patterson.

"I cannot think of a more welcome and appropriate appointment. I look forward, as I am sure does the rest of the board, to working with Mr. Tatum. This was an excellent choice!"

Mr. Tatum served as the vice president and director of the Curry County United Way from 1972 to 1978 and president and director of the Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development in 1982. He was a member of the New Mexico Corrections Commission from 1977 to 1980.

He was active duty in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and an attorney member of the Judge Advocate General Corps for the United States Air Force Reserve from 1972 to 2001.


Dr. J.S. Elwell and his wife, Edwina, with Multicultural Affairs at the Chamber Luncheon on Aug. 10 (photo by Diana Cordova)


Greyhound Grad Reflects on Friendship with Glen Campbell

Jim Slone, a Greyhound Grad, reflects on his lifelong friendship with the late Glen Campbell, a country/pop star (Picture L-R: Jerry Reed, Jim Slone and Glen Campbell):
Link to Article


Starbucks, World of Wings and Zime Hours

Starbucks in the CUB will be open Aug. 16-18 from 7:30 a.m.-1p.m. and Dawg Days (Aug.19) from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

World of Wings is open Aug. 16-18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flex dollars will be available for use on Aug. 19. To purchase flex dollars go to

For any questions, please contact dining services at 575.562.4050.


Antivirus Migration

Campus Community,

ITS is currently migrating campus computers from using Kaspersky as the antivirus client to BitDefender. During this migration, you may receive an error message stating that your subscription to Kaspersky has expired. If you see this error message, we ask that you ignore it for now and be sure to leave your computer on at night for the next couple of weeks. We are working at night to push the new antivirus program to computers. We plan on having all computers that we can access updated within two weeks. If you continue to see the error after two weeks, and you have left your computer on each night, we then ask that you call the helpdesk to schedule a technician to have a look and manually install BitDefender.

Thank you,

ITS Helpdesk


ENMU Extended Hours

In order to help our Greyhounds hit the ground running certain offices will have extended hours over the course of the next couple of weeks. Please see below for open hours for participating offices.

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Greyhound Volleyball Presents Free Volleyball Clinic for All Cannon AFB Dependents

Grades K-12, boys and girls
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Cannon AFB Gym
9:00 a.m.: Registration
9:30 a.m.: Clinic Begins
11 a.m.: Scrimmage
Noon: Autographs and pictures

RSVP at Go to Volleyball and Click on the CAFB Clinic Flyer.

Email Sia Poyer ( with any questions.

Invitation extended to non-Cannon AFB dependents, but you are responsible for access to CAFB.


Sodexo Hours

Sodexo would like to let faculty and staff know that we are open for lunch Aug. 8-18 for the following hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Starbucks in the CUB will reopen Aug. 16-18 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dawg Days Aug. 19 hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

World of Wings will open Aug. 16-18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Zime will open Aug. 16-18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flex dollars and DCB will be available for use on Aug. 19.

For any questions, please contact dining services at 575.562.4050.


Kappa Sigma Fraternity at ENMU Recognized for Achievements

  • Founders' Circle Award - The highest award given. Designees succeed in all areas of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.
  • Founders' Award of Chapter Excellence- The benchmark award in Kappa Sigma. The FACE recognizes outstanding chapter management, achievement, and program development in all areas of operation.
  • George Miles Arnold Ritual Proficiency Award
  • 100% Ritually Proficient Award
  • A Greater Cause Excellence Award
  • Top 25 Recruiting Chapter
  • Champion Chapter - Above 65 or Largest
  • Intramural Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Communications Program Award
  • Outstanding Single Community Service Event Award
  • Outstanding DGM Award - Daric A. Garbutt (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '95) (Alumnus)
  • Star & Crescent Society Winners - Tyler W. Herring (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '13) (Undergraduate)
  • Outstanding Assistant Alumnus Advisor - Douglas J. Shaw (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '86) (Alumnus)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Advisor Award - Jody L. Bailey (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '88) (Alumnus)
  • Outstanding DGM Award - Burton R. Trembly (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '98) (Alumnus)
  • Assistant Alumnus Advisor of the Year Award - Leroy D. Peer (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '89) (Alumnus)
  • Outstanding Assistant Alumnus Advisor - Leroy D. Peer (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '89) (Alumnus)
  • Outstanding Assistant Alumnus Advisor - Mario A. Silva (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '95) (Alumnus)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Advisor Award - Brett B. Trembly (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '01) (Alumnus)
  • Star & Crescent Society Winners - Casey L. Chavez (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, '15) (Undergraduate)


August Construction Updates
July Construction Updates

Golden Library

  • Mechanical Rough-In, Ongoing
  • Electrical Rough-In, Ongoing
  • Plumbing Rough-In, Ongoing
  • Material Submittals being reviewed, and material ordered
  • Fire Suppression completed @ 1st Floor, & 2nd Floor, Ongoing in Basement
  • Demolition, Ongoing @ North Basement, will be completed in August
  • Structural Steel Fabricated, Install continuing, will be completed in August
  • Storefront Entries, Windows & Glazing being installed
  • Exterior Structural Metal Studs, will be completed in August
  • Interior Light Gauge Metal Studs, Ongoing
  • Exterior Sheathing & Thermal Insulation, will be completed in August
  • Exterior Weather Barrier, completed
  • Masonry Veneer, Ongoing
  • New Roofing, Ongoing
  • Interior Sheetrock started
  • Interior Insulation started
  • Exterior Utilities install will be completed in August
  • Exterior Metal Panels to start this month
  • Basement Concrete will be completed this month


NMPSIA Program Guide

The 2017 NMPSIA Program is available for viewing/downloading. The program guide is a comprehensive overview of your benefits.

You can view the guide on the NMPSIA website:
NMPSIA Program (NMPSIA website)

If you are logged into the portal, you can click the link:
NMPSIA Program (ENMU Portal)
(Portal > forms/downloads > human resources > benefits > NMPSIA Program Guide)

This year's guide also includes important Employee Benefit Program Notices. To view these specific notices go to:
Employee Benefit Program Notices

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115 if you have any questions.


Dr. Donald Elder III to Write Book Review for American Astronautical Society Journal

Dr. Donald Elder III, professor of history, has been asked to write a book review for "Making the Invisible Visible: A History of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971-2003): Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 47," by Renee M. Rottner.

The book was published by the NASA History Division in Washington, D.C.

The review will appear in the Nov./Dec. issue of "Space Times," the journal of the American Astronautical Society.


Professors Discuss Blood Work and Analysis

Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, professor of special education, discuss blood work and analysis:


Defensive Driving Course

In order to drive a University vehicle or an Enterprise vehicle for the University, the State of New Mexico requires you to complete a six-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving course.

If you have taken the six-hour Defensive Driving Course, you are required to renew your certificate every four years. The four-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8 a.m.

To register for the class, please email Upon registering, you will be given the location of the class. Please bring your driver's license and pen/pencil.


First Home Games of the Year

  • Saturday, Aug. 19
    • Men's Soccer vs Southwest (NM) Exhibition at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31
    • Football vs Southwest Baptist at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 1
    • Women's Soccer vs Fort Lewis at 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 3
    • Women's Soccer vs Adams State at 1 p.m.


Greyhound Grad Named to Nursing Board at the American Health Council

Hemant G. Sule, who graduated from ENMU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2016, has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council:


ENMU Student Gets International Science Recognition

Article from KRQE News 13: ranks ENMU #3 in the nation for 'Best Affordable Online Bachelor's in Hospitality Management for 2017-2018'

Link to award:


Joining Greyhound Club is Easier With Online Payments

The process of supporting Eastern New Mexico University Athletics by joining Greyhound Club has never been easier! Now the ENMU Athletic Department is accepting online payments for new membership registration and renewals, so join now.

Printable and online membership forms are located under the Greyhound Club tab at www.goeasternathletics.

If the online form is chosen, there is a payment option for using a credit card. If this option there is a link on the subsequent page, which will navigate you to the payment page. Just in case you accidentally close your browser or navigate away before submitting your credit card information, there is no need to worry. An email is sent after you enter your contact information that will also include the link to the payment page.

Another way to access the payment page is to text "Club" to 575.562.8585, and the response will have a link to the page.

For addition information regarding Greyhound Club or purchase season tickets, please call 575.562.2153 or stop by the ENMU Athletic Office.


2017 Hall of Honors Induction


Greyhound Grads Start Medical School

Congratulations to Greyhound Grads Kyle Stephens and Juan Navarro for starting their first year of medical school at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine.


Volunteers for Move-In Day

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is still looking for volunteers to help move freshmen in on Aug. 19 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, email or call 575.562.2221.


Register for Parking

Make sure your vehicles are registered at Eastern New Mexico University. You can register as many vehicles as you would like and registration is free for all vehicles. University policy requires all vehicles to be registered on campus if they are going to be parked or operated on university property.

New parking decals are available at the ENMU Police Department. Parking decals for students, faculty, staff and community members are set to expire on Saturday, Jul. 1. The expiration date on your current decal is located in the lower left hand corner. The ENMU Police Department will resume enforcement for "Failure to Register" and "Expired Decal" on Monday, Aug. 28.

Contractor, visitor and temporary decals are also available at the ENMU Police Department. Applications for parking can be picked up at the ENMU Police Department or accessed online at

New vehicle registration requires a completed application form to be presented in person at the ENMU Police Department for verification purposes along with a valid and current driver's license and state motor vehicle registration.

A renewal registration requires an applicant to simply come into the ENMU Police Department with their driver's license and state vehicle registration to verify information on file and receive a new sticker.

If you have any questions regarding parking regulations on campus, contact the ENMU Police Department at 575.562.2393.


Future Campus Events


  • Dawg Days Move-In Day
    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Dawg Days
    • Saturday - Monday, August 19-21
  • First Day of Classes
    • Tuesday, August 22, 2017



University Directory - Update Important Information

Please review your directory information in the University Directory:

If your directory information is not correct, please use the Directory Update form to submit your change request:

(You can also find the link to this form on the portal at Forms/Downloads > Planning and Analysis > Update Directory Information).


Dawg Days Community Fair

It is that time of year again to sign up for the 2017 Dawg Days Community Fair.
Event: Dawg Days Community Fair
Deadline to Register: Friday, Aug 4, 2017 by 5 p.m.
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Setup Time: 4 p.m.
Start Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Campus Union Building, Dallan Sanders Patio

You do not want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to interact with both new students and their families. The Community Fair this year is Saturday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. behind the Campus Union Building. Setup time will begin at 4 p.m.

If you would like to register for the Community Fair please do so as soon as possible, do not delay as we always meet capacity due to limited space. The deadline to submit your registration form is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. You can stop by the campus life office located in the Campus Union Building room 104 or click the link below for quick registration.

For more information, email the Dawg Days Directors, Briana Pintor and Elissa Scales, at or call the office of Campus Life at 575.562.2108.

Quick Registration Link:


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