Overcoming racial bias

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A professor of law presented studies showing unconscious bias against blacks by both whites and blacks Wednesday, but she also said it can be overcome. Speaking to a mixed race audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University, University of New Mexico Dickason Professor of Law Sherri Burr also said […]

Volunteers: Vern Witten

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Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University math professor Volunteer work: He’s served with the Wesley Foundation at ENMU for 40 years, including time on the board of directors. He’s also tutored elementary-aged through college students at no charge; and served with Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties on the board of […]

12/8 ENMU briefs

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 […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

Anniversary

Smartnick Wilbur (Web) and Jan Smartnick of Portales celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration is hosted by their children. The couple married Aug. 1, 1959, in Durango, Colo. They have three children and three grandchildren. He is […]

ENMU professor, debate coach retiring

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After 33 years of teaching and wearing many hats at Eastern New Mexico University, Anthony Schroeder, professor of communications and director of the debate and forensics team, is retiring. Senior communications major Erin Griffith had Schroeder as a professor for two class and as debate coach. She meet him […]

March 31 ENMU briefs

Enrollment increases Based on the most recent second eight-week enrollment numbers and additional enrollments expected in graduate courses, workshops and May courses, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jamie Laurenz has said he is very optimistic that the university has achieved its goal for growth and will earn an increase in funding for fall 2010. Music […]

March 3, 2009 ENMU briefs

Employee and alumni briefs Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and his laboratory people have had an article accepted for publication in refereed journal Archives of Microbiology. Co-authors are post-doctoral fellow Sanath Kumar, collaborator from India Ammini Parvathi, graduate student Ricardo Hernandez and undergraduate student Kathleen Cadle. Jordan Kobritz was recently interviewed on the “Papa Joe […]

Music department set for production

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Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is directed by Jeannie Ornellas, ENMU music professor. The cast features new assistant professor of voice Jason Vest as the rejected suitor Alfred, […]

Local Brief Dec. 16

PNT staff ENMU professor to head Ag Expo Terry Ervin, Eastern New Mexico University professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, has been selected to serve a second term as chairman of the New Mexico Ag Expo. Ervin’s plans for next year’s Ag Expo include increasing the number of […]

Oct. 21 ENMU faculty briefs

PNT staff Music professor recognized Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, received a 2008-2009 ASCAPlus Award in recognition of performances of his music that have taken place this past year. The award is given annually to composers whose works are judged by an independent panel and based upon the value of each writer’s catalog of […]

Local Briefs Sept. 14

PNT Staff Reports Fire department hosts blood drive The Portales Fire Department, 301 S. Ave. C, will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the donor bus. A $20 Walmart gift card will be the door prize. Every donor will receive a T-shirt. Free cholesterol testing. Appointments: 356-4406. Flamenco Ensemble to perform Monday […]

Aug. 26, 2008 ENMU Faculty/Staff Briefs

Kayla Paulk reports that Broadway/film composer and conductor David Friedman auditioned about 10 of the best singers from VOICExperience in Orlando, Fla. Kayla, who is serving as a coach and accompanist on the faculty of Metropolitan Opera baritone Sherrill Milnes’ opera workshop, was chosen to play the auditions. Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, will […]

ENMU Briefs Aug. 19, 2008

Employee/Alumni BriefsManuel Varela, professor of biology, has been selected for the 2009 Edition of “Who’s Who in America.”Peggy Hardman wrote a review of Black Women in Texas History, Bruce Glasrud and Merline Pitre, Editors (Texas A&M Press, 2008). The review will be published in the Autumn 2009 Western Historical Quarterly. The Cyclone, the newsletter of […]

ENMU professor examines unique ‘Roswell Rock’

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University’s professor doesn’t believe a mysterious rock discussed recently on a nationally syndicated radio program that features programming related to UFOs and conspiracy theories is extraterrestial. ENMU professor of geology James Constantopoulos examined what is known as the Roswell Rock Circle earlier this month at […]

Local dairy class offers hands-on experience

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The students look intently as professor Mike Hutjens sifts through the corn silage cupped in his hands, pointing out crucial components of the dairy feed, such as alfalfa and cotton seed. A University of Illinois professor, Hutjens talks about the importance each ingredient plays in dairy herd nutrition during […]

ENMU Briefs April 29, 2008

Faculty/Staff/Alumni briefsLinda 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 […]

ENMU Briefs March 25, 2008

Faculty/Student BriefJohn Luhman, assistant professor of management, presented a paper at the Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference in Albuquerque on March 11-13, titled “Story Collecting MBAs.” Wall of Honor viewing set The Nontraditional Student Education Services office is holding a viewing of the Wall of Honor at 10:30 a.m. on April 2 on […]

Ahhh — spring break

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Planning ahead has helped an Eastern New Mexico University student and professor beat high airfare this spring break. For other students, high gas prices aren’t enough to keep them home, but many are carpooling. Spring break has finally arrived. All local students, from elementary and high school to college-age, […]

ENMU Employee Briefs

Trio Encantada, featuring Tracy Carr, oboe, Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, lyric soprano and Mark Dal Porto, pianist and composer, presented a three-day residency at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell Feb. 25-27. The Trio presented masterclasses and clinics to choral, band, and humanities students. The Trio also performed a full-length recital in Pearson Auditorium. Mark Dal […]