ENMU Briefs
Willie Nelson to Appear in Concert at ENMU
Country singer Willie Nelson will appear in concert in the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales at 7:30 p.m. on May 11. The opening act will be Billy Joe Shaver. Student tickets are $22.50. General admission tickets are $30 each, with a limit of six tickets per person.
Tickets, if available, will be $35 on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the ENMU Bookstore, by phone at 800.462.7979, or online at www.enmu.edu/concert. For information on the concert, call 562-2631.

President’s ‘Country Picnic’ set for April 30
The President’s “Country Picnic” for ENMU employees has been set for April 30 at President Steven Gamble’s house. The Support Senate will sponsor games for kids and the Professional Senate will sponsor games for adults beginning at 4 p.m. Food serving begins at 5:30 p.m.

Book fair set this week
The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) organization will host a Scholastic Book Fair on Monday through Saturday in the lobby of the College of Education building. The Book fair is open to everyone with hours of shopping from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
Personal checks, cash, and credit/debit cards will all be accepted. If you have any questions, call 562-2791.

Noted author to speak
Bill Dunmire, the former superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns National Monument and author of Gardens of New Spain, will give a speech at Eastern New Mexico University’s Becky Sharp Auditorium on April 18 at 7 p.m. His talk, titled “Apples, Coriander and Watermelons: Spanish Plantways to New Mexico,” is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Donald C. Elder III at 562-2601.

Zias playing in Clovis
The Zia softball team will play at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, against Midwestern State University at the Clovis High School softball field.

Walt Disney Recruiting
The Walt Disney World® College Program Recruiters will be on campus April 14, at 2 p.m. in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union. The company is offering students of all majors and college levels the opportunity to take part in a paid internship for the fall 2005 semester.
Attendance is mandatory at the presentation to interview for the program. If you would like to have a Disney representative speak to you, contact Justin Ward at justinward1@hotmail or 562-3961 or (505) 690-6083.

ENMU initiating Safe Space program
Eastern New Mexico University is committed to providing a safe learning and living environment for every member of the ENMU community. In attempting to fulfill this commitment, the University encourages any interested faculty or staff member to participate in the Safe Space program, an initiative to visibly identify people and offices that are “safe” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Faculty and staff members who wish to participate or obtain more information may contact Tracy Riley at 693-7082 or tracy.riley@enmu.edu.

ASAB Presents Music Madness on April 13
The Associated Students Activities Board will present “Full Blown Rose” at 7 p.m. on April 13 in the Campus Union Ballroom as part of Music Madness during Spring Fling. The concert is free and open to the public.
Music Madness is similar to a battle of the bands. It is an annual event put on by the Associated Students Activities Board (ASAB). The bands must contain at least one ENMU student and be chosen by ASAB to perform. Members of ASAB will also judge the competition.
Any students that wish to perform should contact Shem Peachey or Jeff Blake at 562-2242 or bring a demo and bio to Room 104 in the Campus Union Building.

Blackwater Draw atlatl throw set for April 30
Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw. The competition will include a WAA (World Atlatl Association) rarget round and an ISAC (International Standard Accuracy Contest). It will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the Blackwater Draw Site, not the museum as in previous years. The site is located along State Highway 467, about six miles north of Portales and one mile north of the turn to Oasis State Park, on the road to Cannon Air Force Base. Registration and practice will start at 9 a.m. with the target round beginning at 10 a.m. The ISAC round will take place in the afternoon.
There will be categories for men, women, and children, and prizes for the top finishers in each category. Newcomers are welcome. Bring atlatls and darts if you have them. Atlatls may be made of traditional or modern materials.
Some refreshments will be available for sale. Otherwise, bring a lunch, or plan on a trip into Portales for food. There are restrooms on site.
For information, contact David C. Batten at 562-2750 or david.batten@enmu.edu.

Assessment day scheduled
Traditionally, students who have completed at least 55 credit hours but not more than 75 credit hours are required to participate in the Academic Profile Test (APT), which measures general education achievement. While participation in the APT is required, the test scores are not part of students’ official transcript; however, individual student scores may be used for advising. Low scores may result in additional required courses or course work for the students who have low scores.
The next administration of the Academic Profile Test will take place Wednesday. Students are notified in advance of their need to participate and must register with the Assessment Resource Office. Freshman students will also be completing the Your First College Year (YFCY) survey or participating in Focus Groups. Under the guidance of the faculty Teaching-Learning Committee, faculty and staff will be discussing general education competencies and how these align with assessment efforts.

Awards ceremony planned
On April 12, classes will be dismissed from 12:30-5 p.m. so that students and faculty may attend the Student Research Conference and the Spring Endowed Scholarship and Department Awards Program. Early afternoon and evening classes will meet as usual. The Scholarships and Department Awards program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. Endowed scholarships and department honors will be presented. Graduation honors will be presented at the Honors Convocation to be held May 13.

Student employee nominations sought
The Office of Student Financial Aid seeks nominations for the 2004-05 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.

Extended Learning
ONEStroke(tm) Gated Garden — An intermediate class of folk-art style painting 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 19 in the Family Consumer Science Building, room 100. Please register by April 14.
The class is taught by Kris Cranford.

Microsoft Excel — Learn all the basic spreadsheet features in a hands-on beginner’s class 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 21 in University Computer Center, room 107.
The class is taught by Becky Lopez, ENMU Information Technology Services client support supervisor.
The two-hour class costs only $25. Please register by April 18.

Real Estate Weekend Workshop — Earn four to 11 credits by taking one or both of these continuing education classes
• Understanding and Using RANM Forms (7 education hours), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 in the Sandia Room, Campus Union Building. The cost is $70. Please register by April 19
• Contract Negotiations (4 education hours) — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 in the Sandia Room, Campus Union Building. The cost is $50. Please register by April 19.
Information: 562-2165.

Emplyee Briefs
At the recent annual Roosevelt County Democratic Convention at the Memorial Building in Portales, three ENMU professional staff members were selected as officers. Michele Wood became Secretary, Gene Bundy Assistant Secretary, and James Lee took office as the new Chairperson.