Titanic exhibit sails into Lubbock

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The RMS Titanic has come ashore in Lubbock at the Science Spectrum Museum. The touring exhibit, which includes artifacts recovered from the infamous shipwreck, will continue at the museum through December. The exhibit is owned by salvage company RMS Titanic Inc., parent company to Premier Exhibitions Inc., the company […]

James Elementary hosts family night

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The 11th Family Math and Science Night at R.M. James Elementary School in Portales had students and parents scratching their heads from time to time Friday night but most said they had a great time. The night is put together by Eastern New Mexico University students majoring in elementary […]

Day trips

Freedom Newspapers American Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock — The museum strives to tell the story of American agriculture. Info: (806) 239-5796 American Wind Power Center, Lubbock — Collection of historic windmills in the world with more than 90 windmills dating back from the 1870s. Info: (806) 747-8734 Art Gallery in the South Plains College Library, […]

Denial of medical marijuana by FDA short on science

Editorial Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for reasons that are far from clear, chose to enter the debate over medical marijuana with a thoroughly unscientific — one might even say anti-scientific — blanket denial that marijuana has any medical value at all. Specifically, the grandiosely titled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked […]

ENMU gets $5.1 million in funding from state

By William P. Thompson Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed about $1.3 million in state Legislature-approved capital outlay money for Eastern New Mexico University, but ENMU President Steven Gamble said he is happy with the $5.1 million the university will receive. “We’re fine. We’re in good shape,” Gamble said. “We understand the governor has to veto some […]

Freshman explores universe for regional science fair entry

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By William Thompson Portales High School freshman G.T. “Teddy” Gordon began his foray into science at the age of seven when he began taking the engines out of remote-controlled cars. He wanted to see how they worked. He also made electric fans out of the engines. Gordon’s latest scientific effort, a display called “The Soaring […]

Jack Williamson honored at 30th annual lectureship

By Tony Parra They came to discuss science-fiction and they also came to honor one of the genre’s most enduring masters, Jack Williamson, at the 30th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday. Williamson, a Portales resident, who has been writing for 77 years, turns 98 in April. Friends and family said […]

30th Williamson lectureship comes to ENMU campus

By Tony Parra Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of views,” Rick […]

Cannon volunteer judges encourage students at local science fair

Senior Airman Giselle Janousek and Staff Sgt. Amber Cerrato, 27th Security Forces Squadron, signed up with 23 other Airmen to judge at the science fair. Janet Taylor-Birkey Twenty-five Cannon Airmen volunteered as judges for a district science fair held Feb. 2 at Marshall Junior High School. The goal for many of the volunteers was simply […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Compiled by Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock features hundreds of exhibits from many different areas. What is it? According to its Web site […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Numbers at Eastern New Mexico University continue to be rosy. Friday the university’s board of regents learned that the total number of students graduating this fall is up 69 students over last fall. There are 261 students eligible to receive their diploma at the ENMU graduation today. ENMU president Steven […]

Family defends ENMU bomb scare suspect

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The sister of an Eastern New Mexico University student charged in connection with a Nov. 2 campus bomb scare says authorities have an innocent man in custody. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was arrested hours after school officials evacuated an ENMU science building and recovered chemicals that — if combined — could be […]

Science building to receive funds

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The United States Senate has approved a bill which includes $620,000 for science and technology equipment for Eastern New Mexico University. The bill, approved Thursday, needs the president’s signature for completion. This additional money would help ENMU officials purchase molecular and cellular biology equipment. James Constantopoulos, chair of the physical […]

Experts say pollution trend needs reversing

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Experts in the fields of political science, meteorology, geology and science for the most part felt that air pollution is causing global warming but also felt it would be difficult to change the mindset of government officials and general public members to conserve energy and stop air pollution. Ken Leap, […]

Oct. 13 Local Briefs

Group to discuss preparedness The Roosevelt County Democratic Women will sponsor a luncheon for the Democratic Party at noon on Monday at the Territorial House. Chuck Haman will speak about Emergency Preparedness in Roosevelt County. Everyone is welcome to attend this dutch-treat luncheon. There will also be the classic Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes […]

Funds pending for local entities

By Marc Schoder Both Eastern New Mexico University and the Portales MainStreet program could stand to benefit from potential funding from Congress. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) announced Tuesday that a key Senate subcommittee has provided funding to purchase science equipment for Eastern New Mexico University and Economic Development Initiative (EDI) funds for the City […]

Arm yourself with information

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist At springtime I often have the honor of speaking to state FFA conventions and at college graduations. The students are bright, above-average young people who have chosen to enter agricultural or veterinary endeavors. I say to them, there is a difference between the study of science and the study of […]

Home-schooled students win big at science fair

Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Home-schooled students from Portales were some of the top winners in the 2005 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro on April 9. Megan Speshock and Alexandra Zablotsky each won awards for their science fair projects in the junior division. The junior division is for grades 5-8 and the […]

James teacher a finalist for state award

By Tony Parra A James Elementary teacher has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Mary Murray, a third-grade teacher at R.M. James Elementary, was announced as one of the finalists. The New Mexico Public Education Department officials reviewed math and science teachers for the […]

Science fair set for weekend

By Tony Parra High school students from southeastern New Mexico will get a chance to showcase their scientific creativity during the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. On Saturday, the regional science fair will include students from grades six through […]