Employee briefs • Math instructor Kim Luna plans to retire May 15, after beginning at Eastern New Mexico University in 1980. She teaches trigonometry, statistics, college algebra and mathematical discovery. • Olympia Chino, a department division secretary in the Technology Building, plans to retire June 30 after 28 years of employment. • ENMU alumnus Jesse [...]
PNT staff reports Yucca Telecom will close all day Friday for the funeral of Steven Richards, who worked with the business for 37 years, said Nancy Gentry, administrative assistant and public relations employee.
Employee briefs • Bonnie Ballard, a former graduate student in Communicative Disorders, and Phillip Million, a professor of Communicative Disorders, presented a paper, “An Assessment of the Efficacy of Critical Listening Skills in the Hearing-Impaired,” at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in November in New Orleans. • On Jan. 23 at [...]
Faculty and employee briefs Anthony B. Schroeder, professor emeritus, and Glenda Balas published their work with using oral history in the communication classroom in “Action Research in the Classroom.” Tracy Henderson is the new advisor for International Students, replacing Phil Gill, who has accepted a position at Texas Tech University. Barbara James, director of Campus [...]
Employee briefs Donald “Doc” Elder III, Eastern New Mexico University professor of history, wrote a book review for the September/October issue of the journal “Space Times.” He reviewed “Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight” by David Mindell. Robin Wells and Michael F. Shaughnessy of the Educational Studies Department had an article titled “An Interview [...]
By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to be a cancerous tumor was discovered early, the Portales city library employee has continued on with her life. When Swopes thinks [...]
C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.
Employee, alumni briefs • Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as editor-in-chief of the SENG Newsletter. SENG is an abbreviation for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted. He will assume the post Nov. 1. • The Zeta-Pi Chapter of the history national honors fraternity Phi Alph Theta welcomes [...]
Student, employee briefs • A composition entitled “Procession,” by Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, was performed at the 2009 Society of Composers, Inc. Region V conference Oct. 8-10 at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. The performers were oboist Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, with Dal Porto at the piano. • A photograph by [...]
Alumni, employee briefs • Michael F. Shaughnessy, professor of special education, and Teresa Rowlinson of New Mexico State University are being published in Gifted Education Press. • Shaughnessy and Linda Dale Bloomberg of the Teachers College at Columbia University are being published in the International Journal of Education and Sociology. • Mark Dal Porto, professor [...]