Change to county grievance procedure tabled

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners were poised Friday to delete a grievance procedure from their employee personnel policy. Then, four department chiefs objected and the measure failed in a flurry of confusing motions and procedures. “This is ridiculous,” said Commissioner Frank Blackburn, who minutes earlier had aligned himself with Commissioner Robert Sandoval to leave the […]

Recall election jeopardizes union reforms

If a national symbol exists for the movement to rein in the power of public employee unions, it is Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed aggressive measures to curb the power and influence of government unions and now faces a union-funded recall campaign, which, if successful will empower unions and expand their power in […]

ENMU briefs —

Employee and student briefs • Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy and Bill Gaedke have had a chapter accepted for publication in a book to appear in a few months. • Shaughnessy has an article appearing in the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving in the April 2011 issue. […]

Reader-submitted content: Easter contest benefits children’s home

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Roosevelt General Hospital employees decorated and stuffed 17 Easter baskets for an internal employee competition to benefit the Christian Children’s Home. The RGH Physicians Clinic front desk team took home first place for their creative basket overflowing with candy, stuffed bunnies and fun. “Every basket was a great representation of Easter and of the love […]

ENMU briefs —

Student and employee briefs • Jordan Kobritz, assistant professor of sport management and sport law, and co-author Steven Palmer, associate professor of business at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, had an article titled “Collegiate Coaches and FERPA” published in the Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning in February. • The Office of Communication Services won the […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 17

Employee brief Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as a reviewer for the World Journal of Psychology.

City employee reports park tables vandalized

PNT staff report Someone vandalized three picnic tables at Lindsey Park over the weekend, a City of Portales Parks Department employee said. Groundskeeper Tony Flores, who also lives near the park, said the wooden tables were missing boards when he and his co-workers arrived to clean the park 8 a.m. Monday. The boards had been […]

ENMU briefs — Sept. 29

Employee and alumni briefs • Chris Taylor of the College of Business and co-authors Nelson Barber of University of New Hampshire and Cynthia Deale of Eastern Carolina have had an article titled “Wine packaging: Marketing towards consumer lifestyle to build brand equity and increase revenue” published in the International Journal of Revenue Management. • Sean […]

Aug. 11 — ENMU briefs

Employee briefs • The search for the next dean for the Eastern New Mexico University College of Business is ongoing. Since Monday, Christopher Taylor has been filling the role of interim dean of the College of Business until a permanent hire is made. • Manny Varela, professor of biology, has been notified he is a […]

ENMU briefs — May 5

Employee briefs • Marshall “Dillon” Kennedy plans to retire as of June 30 from Eastern New Mexico University’s University printing service after 17 years, plus one year of part-time work. Kennedy said he plans to enjoy his wife, children and grandchildren after retirement. “Gardening, grilling and fishing at Fort Sumner Lake have been my hobbies, […]