ENMU Briefs April 29, 2008

Faculty/Staff/Alumni briefs
Linda Weems, graduate coordinator, program director and professor in the communicative disorders program, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School.
Weems earned her B.S. in communicative disorders at ENMU in 1974 and her M.S and Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She was born and raised in Portales.
Her appointment will begin July 1. She replaces Phillip Shelley.

Donald Elder III, professor of history, spoke about his book “Love Amid the Turmoil” to the Extension Association of New Mexico’s annual meeting on Friday at the Memorial Building in Portales.

Mark Dal Porto, associate professor of music, had his composition titled “Song of Light” performed at the Society of Composers, Inc. New Music Festival held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas on April 19. The performers were oboist Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, lyric soprano Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas, professor of music, and Dal Porto at the piano.

Kristin Kuhlmann, director of ENMU Health Services, recently attended the annual Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) conference in Anaheim, Calif. She was one of the UNM nursing doctoral students who won the prestigious Golden DUNG (Dynamically Unique Nurses with Gumption) for a research report parody on Chocolate Consumption by Nursing Doctoral Students: Is it the Quality or the Quantity?

Mark Dal Porto, associate professor of music, had his orchestral composition titled “Song of Eternity” released April 15 on ERM Media’s “Masterworks of the New Era – Vol. 12” four-CD set.