2-5-08 ENMU Briefs

• Phillip Million, professor of Communicative Disorders, had an article, “Medical Concepts: Incorporating the Fundamentals In Graduate Training Programs,” published in the December 2007 issue of Advance for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists.

• On Jan. 26 history students Jere Johnston, Cheryl Walker, Robert Hoefer, and Kevin Poulin, attended the Phi Alpha Theta regional conference at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Accompanied by faculty advisor, Peggy Hardman, the students heard their Texas peers present papers on topics from education to World War II. The keynote speaker, T. Lindsay Baker, shared his latest research: “Eating Up Route 66: The Foodways of Roadside Dining in the Texas Panhandle.” Following the conference, students toured the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.

Grand Canyon program on tap
The Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club will host the 9th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. It is free and open to the public.

The guest speaker is Douglas Schwartz, president emeritus and senior scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. He will speak on “Researching at the Edge of Splendor: Discovering Grand Canyon Prehistory.”

Information: David Batten at 562-2750.

Pageant scheduled to name Mr. and Miss Black ENMU
African-American Affairs is running a pageant for Mr. and Miss Black ENMU during Black History Month. The pageant is at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Becky Sharp Auditorium.

Information: 562-2437.

Help needed for Smithsonian exhibit
A Smithsonian exhibit “Key Ingredients: America by Food” will be featured in the Golden Library and Pecos Room Feb. 23 through April 4. To supplement and enrich this event, a wide variety of local programs, activities, lectures, displays are being planned; however, help is needed.

A huge thank you to many who have already been helping and have promised to help with the local programming for this Smithsonian Event.

The greatest need for help is that of docents (guides) to be available to guide and explain to exhibit goers what they can expect as they travel through the main exhibit. A pamphlet that explains each portion of the exhibit, and a one-hour training at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 is available to volunteers.

Information: Merlene Olmsted at 562-2075