Announcements Announcements


ENMU Hosting Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16

There are 491 candidates for graduation at the Eastern New Mexico University Fall Commencement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in Greyhound Arena in Portales.

The candidates include 387 undergraduates and 104 graduate students.

ENMU President Jeff Elwell's inauguration will take place during the ceremony.

KENW-TV will broadcast the event on Channel 3-3 and stream the event at

Following the ceremony, Alumni Affairs will host a reception in the north and south gyms for graduates, their families and friends.

For more information on graduation activities, call the Registrar's Office at 575-562-2175.


ENMU-Roswell Commencement

ENMU Roswell Graduation
ENMU President Dr. Jeff Elwell congratulates a student during ENMU-Roswell's 68th Commencement on Dec. 7 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Photo by Donna Oracion.


Winter Break

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will close for winter break at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan.2 with its normal schedule.

  • The Golden Library will be closed during the break. There will be phone support from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for the actual holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year 's Day).
  • The UCC labs will be open when staff are on campus Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be phone support during Winter Session on Saturdays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec.19-Jan. 13.

The ENMU campus will be closed the weekend of graduation (Dec. 16-17) and also closed Sundays between the fall and spring semester.

For university information, call 575.562.1011.


ENMU Named One of the Ten Most Valuable Online Colleges of 2017

Eastern New Mexico University was named one of the ten most valuable online colleges of 2017 by The Knowledge Review, an international education magazine.

ENMU offers over 30 online degree options. Online students at ENMU have access to many resources, including online library services and an online writing center.

ENMU has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1947 and delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and abroad.

For more information about ENMU's online programs, visit


High Plains TubaChristmas on Dec. 16

Sponsor: ENMU Department of Music, Clovis Municipal Schools & North Plains Mall

Event: High Plains TubaChristmas

Date: Saturday, Dec. 16

Time: 1 p.m. (following ENMU Commencement)

Location: North Plains Mall (outside of JCPenney)

For more information please contact Dustin Seifert at


Payroll Information for Holiday Break

The payroll 26 timesheet deadline will be 12 p.m. (noon) on Dec. 18. All support and student time must be entered and approved by this deadline, no exceptions. Approvers, please check each timesheet you approve for accuracy.

If you get a paper check, they will ALL be mailed out so you receive them by Dec. 29. Please ensure that we have the correct mailing address on file for you. You can check that in Self Service Banner under the personal information tab. Be sure to make any address changes before close of business on Dec. 15.

Please remember that the check on Dec. 29 is the third paycheck in December and thus a no voluntary deductions paycheck (unless on a 9-month schedule). Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115 for any questions regarding the upcoming closure. Happy Holidays!


Defensive Driving Class on Dec. 19

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. The next course will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19 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.


Professor and Students Have Paper Accepted for Publication in Gifted Education International 2018

Michael F. Shaughnessy, professor of special education, and graduate students Shyanne Sansom, Bryan Barnes and Jason Carrizales have had a paper accepted for publication in Gifted Education International 2018, Vol 34, No.1.


Upcoming Home Games


  • Tuesday, Dec. 19
    • Men's Basketball vs Regis at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 30
    • Women's Basketball vs Lubbock Christian at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2
    • Women's Basketball vs Western New Mexico at 5:30 p.m.
    • Men's Basketball vs Western New Mexico at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 4
    • Women's Basketball vs Texas Woman's at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18
    • Women's Basketball vs Texas A&M-Kingsville at 10 a.m.
    • Men's Basketball vs Texas A&M-Kingsville at 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 20
    • Women's Basketball vs Angelo State at 2 p.m.
    • Men's Basketball vs Angelo State at 4 p.m.



ENMU COB Team Participates in New Mexico Business Ethics Case Competition

College of Business Team at Competition
Standing (L-R): Nathan Van Dam, Dr. Wlamir Xavier, Dr. Samer Takieddine and William Powell. Sitting (L-R): Muhammad Memon, Jennifer Martinez and Ian Hausenfleck)

The ENMU College of Business team participated in the New Mexico Business Ethics Case Competition, sponsored by the Daniel's Ethics Fund. The team was formed by three faculty (Dr. Frederick Greene, Dr. Samer Takieddine and Dr. Wlamir Xavier) and five students (Jennifer Martinez, William Powell, Ian Hausenfleck, Muhammad Memon and Nathan Van Dam). The competition took place in Albuquerque at NMSU campus on Nov. 17-18. They did not win the first prize this year, but the students did a great job competing with other five higher education institutions.


ENMU Named One of the Best Online Colleges and Universities for 2018 by

The Best Online Colleges of 2018


ENMU Graduate Student Research Featured by New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

ENMU Graduate Student Monitors Water Quality on the Black River in New Mexico


Winter Break Bulk Mailing Deadline on Dec. 18

To ensure bulk mailings are processed before the University closes for winter break, please submit bulk mailings to the University Post Office no later than noon on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Please contact the University Post Office at 562.2633 with any questions.


University Post Office Winter Break Hours

The University Post Office will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 for winter break. The package pick-up window will reopen during the break from 9 a.m. to noon on the following days:

Wednesday, Dec. 27
Thursday, Dec. 28

The lobby doors will open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29.

Normal hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Please contact the University Post Office at 562.2633 with any questions.


Board of Regents to Meet on Dec. 15

The agenda for the Board of Regents meeting.


Holiday Schedule

Dear Campus Community:

The holiday season will soon be here, and many of you will be making travel plans. Below is the holiday scheduled as approved by the Board of Regents. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

ENMU-Portales will close for Thanksgiving break following the conclusion of all night classes on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will reopen with its normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 27. Please note that all night classes on Nov. 21 will be held as scheduled. Wednesday, Nov. 22, will be observed as a mandatory vacation day for staff. Staff with questions regarding the mandatory vacation day should contact the Office of Human Resources at 562.2115.

The University will close for winter break at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with its normal schedule.


Jeff Elwell, president


Professors Discuss Scientists

Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, professor of special education, discuss the Hershey-Case experiments, the Cori Cycle, Robert Koch, Dr. Eduard Buchner, Otto Warburg and the 1965 Nobel Prize winners.


December Construction Updates

Golden Student Success Center Construction Updates
GSSC / Golden Library

  • Mechanical Rough-In, Ongoing 95% Complete
  • Electrical Rough-In Complete
  • Plumbing Rough-In Complete
  • Material Submittals being reviewed, and material ordered
  • Fire Suppression completed @ Basement, 1st Floor, & 2nd Floor
  • Storefront Entries, Windows & Glazing 95% Complete, Ongoing
  • Under Floor Electrical Cabling to be installed this month
  • Interior Light Gauge Metal Studs, 1st & 2nd Floor Complete
  • Masonry Veneer& CMU 90% complete, Ongoing
  • New Roofing, 95% Compete, Ongoing
  • Interior Sheetrock, Complete
  • Interior Insulation, Complete
  • Exterior Metal Panels, 90% Complete, Ongoing
  • Basement Concrete, Complete
  • Acoustical Caulking and Fire Caulking, 95% Ongoing
  • Drywall Tape and Bed, 90% Complete, Ongoing
  • Footings to be poured for Cooling Tower Screen wall this Month
  • Texture and Prime Walls 90% Complete
  • Floor Prep Continuing
  • Exterior Paint Ongoing
  • Exterior Concrete Flat Work Continuing
  • Millwork to Start this Month


Golden Student Success Center Monthly Update

The GSSC Monthly Update is now available.


College of Fine Arts Fall Events

View schedule of events.

Staging Enabled