Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

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Alisa Boswell At an Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, board members: Elected Randy Harris as president of the board; Brett Leach as vice president; and Santana Chavez as secretary/treasurer. Heard a report from Steven Gamble on his goals for 2012 and a report on the cost-saving initiatives under […]

ENMU’s growth continues

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Alisa Boswell Enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University is over 5,000 students for the first time in a spring semester, according to school President Steven Gamble. “We anticipate a good spring semester,” Gamble said. “We had such good growth in the fall that we have retained a large number of those students into the spring.” […]

More than 350 graduate at ENMU fall commencement

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Alisa Boswell ENMU President Steven Gamble said each commencement has unique qualities to it and fall graduation Saturday at Greyhound Arena was no different. “This one, for example, was quieter than others,” Gamble said. “Which I think was a positive.” Some 19 of 363 total graduates were students at the ENMU Portales campus. Faculty member […]

ENMU sets enrollment record

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Alisa Boswell Strong recruiting, tough economic times and attentive faculty members have led to a new fall enrollment record at Eastern New Mexico University enrollment, according to university officials. Gamble said 5,574 students are enrolled at ENMU’s Portales campus this fall, a 9.7 percent increase over the 5,080 who enrolled last fall. First time freshman […]

Grads ready for next stage

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he was expecting big things from the 484 graduates who walked the stage at Greyhound Arena Saturday. “We’ve given them the educational preparation to compete with the graduates of any other school,” Gamble said. “I feel certain that this graduating class will produce doctors, civic […]

ENMU to remain in LSC

Freedom New Mexico The verdict is in: Eastern New Mexico University will remain in the Lone Star Conference. A feasibility committee headed by ENMU professor Gene Smith recommended to university president Steven Gamble and the board of regents that the school continue its 25-year allegiance with the LSC after considering a possible move to the […]

ENMU regents OK building demolition

Freedom New Mexico At their Friday meeting, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents granted permission to hire an architectural firm to tear down the Lincoln Hall residency building and build a new building for freshman residents. The facility will contain 360 beds. President Steven Gamble said the university still has to obtain permission […]

Military feature: Support from the skies

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Rupert Gamble of Portales was a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. He was commissioned to the Air Force Cadets Program and trained to fly C-47 aircraft troop and cargo carriers over Europe. Gamble is the father of Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble, who […]

ENMU braces for state funding cuts

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he expects substantial cuts in legislative funding for the school during a special session in October. At Friday’s ENMU Board of Regents meeting in the university Administration building, Gamble predicted ENMU would receive between a $1.2 million and $1.5 million less […]

ENMU president’s contract renewed

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble’s contract was renewed Saturday by the Board of Regents. Gamble said with the approval of his contract he hopes to continue to improve the university and help students. “Hopefully, to continue to protect the quality of this institution,” Gamble said. “Help it to grow, and […]

ENMU names new athletic director

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A former Adams State College athletic director and sporting goods salesman has become the new Eastern New Mexico University athletic director. ENMU President Steven Gamble announced Monday that Jeff Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., had been selected to replace Mike Maguire, who is to teach physical education and raise funds […]

It’s their job: Steven Gamble

Name: Steven Gamble Job: Eastern New Mexico University President Background: I went to graduate school and got my Ph.D. in history, taught history and worked my way through administration and was the vice president for academic affairs at West Texas A&M University. I went to Southern Arkansas University and was president for ten years of […]

ENMU enrollment up

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says a slow economy and rising unemployment is responsible for the highest Spring semester enrollment the school has had in almost 40 years. The university’s spring semester enrollment rose by 8.3 percent — from 3,712 students in 2008 to 4,021 students — this year, according […]

Regents rehire Gamble

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Steven Gamble will remain at the helm at Eastern New Mexico University for the next three years. At its regular meeting Saturday in Portales ENMU’s Board of Regents OK’d a contract with the institute’s president, renewable for each year for three years. It begins July 1 with the start […]

Regents converge on capital

PNT Staff SANTA FE — Eastern New Mexico University Regents were in Santa Fe for their regular board meeting Wednesday to coincide with the opening of the 30-day legislative session. According to ENMU President Steve Gamble, regents were able to meet with various legislative contacts during the morning and hold their meeting during the afternoon. […]

Dec. 18, 1947

• Bicycles were advertised for $42.50 and up at Kelt and Van Schoyck’s Gamble and Western Store. • A 14 ounce bottle of catsup was advertised in a grand opening at for Furr Food Store two for 29 cents. • Causey’s Tomcats defeated Three-Way 34-26 in basketball and was ready to host Rosedale.

Nov. 27, 1960

• Gamble’s was advertising a “Johnny Ringo Set” including to “fast-drawing six-shooters with leather holster and 12 bullets for $2.99 in a Christmas toy ad. • The Tower Theater was showing “I Aim At the Stars, The Werner Von Braun Story.” • The Monday special at Mac’s Drive In was a bacon burger with combination […]

ENMU natatorium renovation costs surpass regent-approved funding

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Regents learned Monday that the cost of renovating the natatorium will likely cost more than what was OK’d at an October regents meeting. Meeting in a special session with the natatorium as the only business item on the agenda, regents gave the OK for the administration to request […]

Alumni group lauded

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

Good news radiates from university

Editorial Eastern New Mexico University is often a source of “good news” for the region and two recent items are especially worth noting. On Sept. 13, ENMU President Steven Gamble announced student enrollment is up slightly from a year ago. “Given our demographic conditions, this is a minor miracle,” Gamble said. And then last Saturday, […]