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ENMU Employees Win NMPW Awards

Dr. Patricia Dobson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication, and Wendel Sloan, feature writer for the Office of Communication Services, won awards in the New Mexico Press Women 2018 Communications Contest in Santa Fe last month.

Wendel won the Personality Profile category for "Professor's Life Filled With Music." Dr. Dobson won the general columns contest for "Keep your near, dear ones close" and " Love shines when you let past go." Wendel was third in that same category for "Other side of tragedy is profound beauty" and "Seems my father had life figured out."


ENMU Students Perform at the Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition in Albuquerque

Following the preliminary round, Annabelle Rangel, Heather Brandt, and Cecilia McAfee were invited to sing in the Music Education division masterclass, Devin DeVargas, Tymia Peterson, and Austin Phillips were invited to sing in the Young Artist division masterclass, and Isaiah Guerrero was invited to sing in the Vocal Artistry division masterclass. At the final round, Devin Crockett won third place in the Music Ed division; Lindsey Bartlett, Angela Rudd, and Cristian Zaragoza swept the Young Artist division taking first, second, third respectively; Greg Gallagher took second and Amanda Rindlisbach took fourth in the Vocal Artistry division. In total, ENMU took home $2,675 in scholarship money.


Announcing the 2018 NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award Recipients

We are proud to announce this year's recipients of the NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award: Catherine Brewer, Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University; Marty Kirk, Distinguished Professor at the University of New Mexico; and Juchao Yan, Professor at Eastern New Mexico University.

The NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award is designed to recognize NM EPSCoR participants who not only build relationships with students and support their academic, research, and career endeavors, but also work to create inclusive environments for our diverse students.


ENMU BSN Accreditation Through 2023

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program at Eastern New Mexico University- Portales has received full and continued accreditation, by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), through Spring 2023.


ENMU Professor Appointed as Acting Chair of a New Mexico State Commission

Dr. Donald C. Elder III, professor of History, has been appointed the acting chair of the New Mexico Museum of Space History State Commission. Elder, who has served on the commission since 2010, will serve as the chair during the absence of Dr. Bill Dettmer of Albuquerque.


ENMU Social Work Students Attend Annual Conference

Students and faculty from the ENMU Social Work Program traveled to Albuquerque to attend the 38th Annual conference hosted by the New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NM).

The ENMU Social Work Club's mission is to serve, advocate, improve the lives of others, adhere to integrity and be culturally competent. Social work students attended workshops and seminars during the conference to learn this foundation of social work through the conference titled, "Stress, Strengths and the Social Environment."

Joining 703 social work professionals, ENMU students had the opportunity to attend this three-day conference packed with seminars and two keynote speakers: Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, PhD, LCSW, who is best known for developing a model of historical trauma for the Lakota people, and "Warrior Social Work: A Combat Veteran's Perspective on Social Work presented by BJ Ganem, CEO of Service Dogs for Heroes. ENMU students had the opportunity to attend student sessions along with 120 student peers from other New Mexico universities to learn Cultural Perspectives on Advocacy and Activism, Environmental Stresses, Transgender 101, Connecting to the Community and Loan Forgiveness. Current ENMU students also enjoyed the opportunity to meet ENMU Social Work Program alumni who were also in attendance.

NiCole Ryan, Senior and NASW student representative said, "The NASW conference is a great place to network." Ryan added she attended the session titled Together We Rise: Advocacy, Action and Activism. She said during this session she joined students from other universities throughout the state and came together on ways to advocate. Finally, Ryan said, "by the end of the session we had not only made astounding connections, she also learning the importance of advocacy." To raise the money for this event, the Social Work Club held a t-shirt fundraiser and received money from the ENMU Student Senate. Due to the nature of the ENMU program, many students attend via distant education which makes it difficult to host fundraising events as many students are out of the area and out of the state. Mariah Walters, Senior and Social Work Club President stated, "The Social Work Club would not have achieved what we have without the help of its club members." She said, "great leadership, motivation and teamwork is what it took at attend the conference."

The ENMU Social Work Club was able to assist with travel and expenses for eleven students to attend the conference, they also received six scholarships from the NASW-NM Chapter to cover the conferences expenses.


ENMU Foundation Emeritus Faculty Luncheon

Emeritus Faculty Luncheon on May 7 – The ENMU Foundation will host the annual Emeritus Faculty Luncheon on Monday, May 7 at 12 p.m. in the Zia Room in the Campus Union Building. The Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Awards will be presented at the luncheon. This year's recipients are:

  • Dr. Donald F. Averill
  • Dr. Kathleen donalson-Tayler
  • Dr. Steven G. Gamble
  • Dr. Floyd D. Golden (Posthumously)
  • Barbara Palantone
  • Dr. Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas


Members of the University community are cordially invited to attend the luncheon on a dutch-treat basis. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 3 by calling the ENMU Foundation at ext. 2412. For those who have RSVP'd, tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $10.


May the 4th Be with You Buffet

Friday May 4th is Star Wars Day. In honor of Star Wars Day, Sodexo is having a Star Wars inspired buffet in the CUB Dining Hall from 5p-7:30pm. Diners will enjoy the tastes of a themed menu, the sights of Star Wars cosplayers, the sounds of the Star Wars movie soundtracks, and more! Cost is only $8 for Adults and the public is welcome! ($6 for ENMU Faculty and Staff). This will be our last Friday of Eat for $8 for this semester so come celebrate Star Wars day with Sodexo!


ENMU Baseball Final Home Games

Greyhound Fans! Don't miss your final chance to see the Greyhound Baseball Team this season. Eastern will host UT Permian Basin in a four-game series starting Friday night. The opener will be at 7 p.m., and followed bu a Saturday doubleheader at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the teams will clash one final time, at 1 p.m.

Sunday's contest will be the final home event of the year for Greyhound Athletics, so don't miss any of the action at Greyhound Baseball Field!


Multicultural Graduates' Sashing Banquet

Every year Multicultural Affairs commemorates graduates of different ethnicities and origins with a banquet and entertainment. African-American graduates received a Kente, Hispanic a zarape or country of heritage sash, International a sash of their country, and Native a tribal stole. Graduates were sashed by Vice-president of Student Affairs, Dr. Jeff Long.


ENMU Professor has Paper Accepted for Publishing

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Depression.


Fire Danger Emergency Declared in Roosevelt County

The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners declared a fire danger emergency in Roosevelt County today during their regular commission meeting. Effective immediately burning within Roosevelt County is pursuant to the provisions contained within Roosevelt County Ordinance 2014-03. Open burning and agricultural burning are prohibited as outlined in the ordinance. The resolution adopted today is in effect for 45 days or until May 31, 2018, unless lifted or renewed by resolution by the Commission.

The current U.S. Drought Monitor has Roosevelt County designated as D3 Extreme Drought and D2 Severe Drought conditions. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook also reflects the drought tendency in Roosevelt County to persist.

Milnesand Volunteer Fire Chief John Mohon and Arch Volunteer Fire Chief Jay Lang both presented the fire danger emergency declaration request to the Commission. The chiefs briefed the Commission on their 2018 department responses and stated over 50,000 acres had burned in Roosevelt County.

The ordinance contains numerous provisions. County residents can continue to utilize burn barrels with proper grates (not more than ¼" openings) installed over the tops of burn barrels. The ordinance also allows for heating and cooking stoves as defined in Section 8. The ordinance specifies applicable penalties. It states, Any person, firm, or corporation, violating any provision of this Ordinance shall be fined not less than $100 or more than $1,000 for each offense and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or which a violation occurs or continues. Violators of this Ordinance may also be civilly liable for damages and costs associated with responding to and fighting said fires that result from violating a county burn ban.

Resolution 2018-15 and Ordinance 2014-03 can be found on the County's website at and it is also attached to this email for your reference. For more information please contact County Administration at 575.356.5307.


ENMU Professors Offered Contract for Book

Two ENMU professors have been offered a contract from England to finish a book on "The Greatest Events in American History." Professor of History Dr. Donald Elder III and Professor of Education Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy will finish the text in the summer of 2018.

The book is the third in a series by the professors and will be published by Cambridge Scholars in Newcastle upon Tyne in England.

The first book authored by the two ENMU professors is about the American presidents. The second was on the 50 greatest Americans.


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:


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

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