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Teacher Education Program Ranked #1 in New Mexico

June 19, 2016

ENMU's teacher education program has been ranked number one in New Mexico by ToBecomeATeacher.com.  Read more at ToBecomeaTeacher.org

Employee Brief

June 18, 2016

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as a reviewer for the Journal "Neuropsychiatry."

He reviewed a paper titled "Influence of Temperaments in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms among Preschool Children." 

Student Organizations and Greyhound Stadium

June 7, 2016

Eastern New Mexico University is seeking applications from officially recognized student organizations to assist with parking vehicles during the upcoming Greyhound Football season.  The organization selected will be compensated for their work and will receive special recognition from the university for their dedication and commitment.  The student organization selected will be provided with all the necessary parking plans, training and equipment to facilitate this process.  Student organizations applying would be required to agree to the following:

1.)  Dedicate six members to staff each Greyhound Football Game.

2.)  Work 1 1/2 hours before the game until kickoff.

​3.) Work the first Portales Ram Football Game.

This is a great opportunity for a student organization to market and generate funding for their group. Student organizations interested in applying should contact the ENMU Police Department at 562.2393 for additional information. Please ask for Maggie Chavez, Lieutenant Shawn Gore or Chief Bradley Mauldin. 

Organizations can additionally apply via e-mail by sending the student organization name, sponsor name, applicant name and preferred contact numbers for each to enmupd@enmu.edu with "Student Organization Application" in the subject field. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 5.

Photos for Faculty and Staff – Edited 7-22-2016

July 14, 2016

Photos for all faculty and staff for the campus directory will be on Friday, Aug. 5, in COB 103.

The schedule is as follows:

9-10 a.m.        MIE attendees
10-11 a.m.      Faculty and staff
11 a.m.-noon   New faculty

Please feel free to wear your green ENMU shirt. All faculty and staff who do not have a photo for the directory will have a generic placeholder graphic for their directory photo on the ENMU website. Please contact Communication Services at 562.2154 with any questions regarding faculty and staff photos.

Stuff the Bus

July 14, 2016

Time to "Stuff the Bus!"

United Way of Eastern New Mexico is hosting the 6th Annual Stuff the Bus event on Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Portales Wal-Mart. This campaign invites community members to donate school supplies for needy students in Roosevelt County. If you'd rather not brave the crowds at Wal-Mart, you can drop off your donation early at ENMU's Information Desk in the Administration Building (AD).

All children look forward to new notebooks, backpacks, and pencil boxes on the first day of school with, but it's a different story for unfortunate families who cannot afford these items. That's where YOU can helpCollect school supplies by placing a box in your office for donations or dropping them off at the Information Desk in the Administration Building (AD). Or you can bring donations to the Portales Wal-Mart on Saturday, Aug. 6.  Volunteers will be there on Saturday to accept theses and any other purchases from Wal-Mart. (Aug. 6 is the tax exempt day in New Mexico!)

Thank you for your support of educational opportunities for all children in Roosevelt County.

Stuff the Bus Flyer >

Fall Breakfast Scheduled for Aug. 10

July 14, 2016

The current heat wave gives no indication that school will begin soon, but preparations for fall are underway. The Fall Employees Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Campus Union Ballroom.  Early bird serving begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8 a.m.  All graduate assistants, faculty and staff are invited.

I look forward to seeing you there as we kick off the beginning of the fall semester.

Steven Gamble

President

Back-to-Campus Meetings for Professional and Support Staff

July 14, 2016

Back-to-campus meetings for professional staff members (those who do not attend MIE meetings) and support staff will take place Thursday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 8, at 3 p.m. in Becky Sharp Auditorium. The meetings will be approximately two hours in length. Please attend either of these meetings, and remember that attendance at back-to-campus meetings is mandatory. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.

Faculty will be notified of back-to-campus meetings in a separate email.

I'm looking forward to a great fall semester.

Steven Gamble

President

Greyhound Arena Open Again

July 13, 2016

The electrical upgrade has been completed for Greyhound Arena. The building will be ready for use on Thursday, July 14 – including the side recreational gyms.

The MaxPac will re-open on Monday, July 18, at 6 a.m.

Eastern New Mexico University 
Board of Regents Meeting
ENMU-Ruidoso Campus
July 18-19, 2016

Revised Agenda

Monday, July 18

6 p.m. – Informal dinner, 132 Paso Monte Circle, Alto, NM; no agenda and no business to be conducted

Tuesday, July 19

Regents Retreat, ENMU-Ruidoso Campus, Room 102

8 - 8:30 a.m. – Arrival and coffee available

8:30 a.m. –

CALL TO ORDER

  1. Declare a quorum
  2. Approve the agenda

BUSINESS MATTERS

  1. Resolution to sell Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell property located at 809 West Alameda, Roswell, NM (Dr. John Madden, Action)

REGENTS MATTERS

  • Preliminary discussion of slate of officers for 2017 (President, VP, Secretary), Finance and Audit Committee, Three-Campus Liaison, need for other committees?
  • Should we open our Board meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance? (Dan)
  • Status of NMPSIA-Risk Management issue (President Gamble)
  • Council of Regents Update (Dan & Susan)
  • Council of University Presidents membership (Dan & Terry)
  • Discussion on policy change process (new policies, multiple readings required, etc.) (Terry)
  • Discussion on recruitment; both in and out-of-state (Terry)
  • How do we meet the expected financial crisis (tuition & fees)
  • Status / review / progress of presidential search (Scott Smart via phone)
    • Status of RFP for search firm
    • Update on firms receiving RPF
  • The type of communication we would like to see between the Board and the president

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Meet with Former Regents (lunch break during this time)

  • Welcome past regents
  • Perspectives on how boards operate from their experiences and what worked and what didn't  (Susan)
  • What each considers to be the most important things to do and how and what pitfalls to avoid  (Susan)
  • Presidential Search – What do you feel should be the key attributes for a new president? (Terry)
  • If you were on the Board now, what would be your top three priorities or goals for 2017? (Terry)

1:30 p.m. –

  • Fiduciary responsibility vs. micro-management
  • New overtime regulations, salaries in general, capital project funding, tuition and fees, the adequacy of reserves (President Gamble)
  • Regent involvement in Administrators Planning Retreat / Goal Setting for 2017
  • Board involvement in budget priorities
  • What makes Eastern different (distinctiveness) and how can we become better?
  • Are we meeting the demands of our consumers (students) - are we changing to meet the changing needs of society?
  • New programs?
  • How do we get better as a board?
  • Do we need a comprehensive schedule?
  • Review of our mission - what are our roles, responsibilities and expectations?

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Discussion of 1 limited personnel matter pursuant to Section 10-15-1(H)(2), NMSA (1978) for the purpose of conducting annual performance review of University president

ADJOURNMENT

Reader Feedback

July 13, 2016

My name is Raymond Ortega and a former student at ENMU.  I am now retired and living in Tularosa, NM after a 45 year career in California.  I am a 1960 graduate of ENMU along with Dimas M. Chavez, whom your publication featured in its 6/24/16 edition.

Dimas related a couple of interesting (fortunately, not quite tell-all) stories involving the both of us during our days as students there.  Anyway, I would like to know if it would be possible for you to furnish me with 10 copies of that particular edition. I have three daughters and eight grandchildren living in California and the clock has reached the point where they might be interested in finding out that their dad and grandfather was at one time not the gruff old codger he is now. During their growing up years my daughters heard their dad's carefully cultivated version of a "nose to the grindstone" persona/student with exemplary study habits and behavior during his ENMU years (1956-1960).

The one time my cover was almost blown occurred when they leafed through my 1960 yearbook "The Pack" and saw a photo or two showing me at one of the many fun type social functions Dimas and I attended.

In any event, and if possible, I would like to have those 10 copies of the 6/24/16 Greyhound Gazette mailed to my home address: P.O. Box 1473, Tularosa, New Mexico 88352. If you email me at rio1939@msn.com with the costs associated (10 copies and postage), I would be glad to send you my check for the amount.

By the way, I will chide Dimas for letting all the cats out of the bag on our shared escapades. Fortunately, he had the good judgment of not naming other participants, some of whom are now widowed and still alive. It is enough that I will have to expand on the stories once my daughters and grandchildren start asking for more details.

I really enjoy receiving the weekly copy of your publication.  During all my years out in California I made sure I kept up with ENMU athletics in the sports pages.

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Raymond I, Ortega (ENMU Class of 1960)

Off-Campus Announcement

July 13, 2016

The Community Services Center is accepting applications for the following position: 
Full-time Foster Grandparent Program Director/Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director. Applicants should have experience in working with computers and the elderly population.

In addition, the position will require travel as needed. Previous program experience preferred. Applicants must pass a nationwide background check and be willing to undergo drug testing to be considered for employment.  

An application and job description may be picked up at 1100 Community Way in Portales. The Community Services Center is an EOE.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 27, at 5 p.m. 

Construction Progress Schedule July 2016

by Steve Collins
July 13, 2016

Greyhound Stadium – Elevator to be completed. Mechanical and Plumbing trim out in visitors toilet. Sidewalks and curbs to be completed. Emergency Generator to arrive and be installed. Landscaping to continue. Contractor clean-up. Test and balance of mechanical systems. Commissioning of Mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. inspections. Project Punch-list.

Golden Library – Books being moved from library to cub, and storage building 625. shelving installed in navajo, laguna and zuni at CUB basement. Architect is progressing on the construction drawings. 

Reroof for UCC, AG, and Art annex – in design – to be bid. 

Employee Brief

June 29, 2016

Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy and Dr. Susan Fulgham have a paper appearing in Educational Technology Vol LVI No 4 July Aug 2016 pp 49-56

Dr. Mark Viner, Ellen Gardner and Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy have an Interview with Curtis Bonk, Mimi Lee, Thomas Reeves and Thomas H. Reynolds in Educational Technology Vol LVI No 4 July Aug 2016 pp 59-64.

ENMU-Portales Observes Independence Day

June 29, 2016

The ENMU-Portales campus will close Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The campus will reopen with its normal schedule on Tuesday, July 5.

Name Change for Natural History Museum

June 28, 2016

The Natural History Museum is now called the Dr. Antonio "Tony" Gennaro Natural History Museum.