ENMU hosts casino night

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By Jillian Holbert: PNT correspondent Pink, black and white balloons littered the dance floor at Eastern New Mexico University’s Grease the World event Wednesday night, which was a casino/dance night and included an assortment of snacks. Students dressed as “greasers,” portrayed in the film “The Outsiders,” in assorted 1950s outfits with modern twists. Christian “Trixtan” […]

ENMU sets record enrollment

Eastern New Mexico University has set another enrollment record with 5,574 students for the fall semester, an increase of 9.7 percent over last year’s previous record of 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students set in the 2009 fall semester, according to a press release from the university. Student credit hours, which higher education […]

Hounds tie in home opener

CNJ staff The 24th-ranked Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds needed sophomore midfielder Andy Wilkinson’s penalty kick with a little less more than three minutes left to earn a 1-1 tie Tuesday with Lubbock Christian at ENMU Soccer Field. The teams played two 10-minute overtimes. It was the home opener for the Hounds (2-0-1). Adam Goodnight […]

Hounds know little about Highlands

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Neither Eastern New Mexico University’s Mark Ribaudo nor New Mexico Highlands’ Eric Young wants to give away a whole lot entering Saturday’s 7 p.m. season opener at Greyhound Stadium. Young, in his first season at Highlands, has pretty much cleaned house with the Cowboys, who were 1-10 last fall. […]

ENMU men’s soccer team expects challenges

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Fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Harold Munoz thinks he has his best team this season. The problem is that the other squads in the four-team Lone Star Conference have history on their side. ENMU, picked fourth in the conference, opens its season Thursday with a non-league contest at University of the Southwest […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks the sky’s […]

Back on the beat: College students, faculty, staff get in gear for fall semester

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Sharna Johnson and Alisa Bowell College students converged on the area’s three higher learning institutions this week —

ENMU welcomes back students with Dawg Days

By Jillian Holbert: PNT corrrespondent Eastern New Mexico University’s 2011 Dawg Days freshman orientation program ended with a splash Tuesday as the university’s freshmen lined up for fun in the sun at a four-piece water park event. Faculty served cotton candy and other treats as students, new and returning alike, participated in wet relays, bungee […]

Aug. 24 —

ENMU professor to be published Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Biology Manuel Varela will have a chapter called “Maltose Chemistry and Biochemistry” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the book “Food and Nutritional Components in Focus.” Co-authors of the book chapter are postdoctoral fellow Sanath Kumar and biology graduate student Robert Crow.

ENMU musical production opens auditions to public

PNT staff reports Members of the public can audition for Eastern New Mexico University’s fall musical production of “Into the Woods,” according to a news release from ENMU. Auditions are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. All roles are open, including several non-singing roles. Participants need […]

Hounds begin season with Tarleton State tourney

CNJ staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s men open the 2011-12 basketball season under third-year coach Andrew Helton with exhibition games at New Mexico State on Nov. 2 and at Texas-El Paso the following night. The Greyhounds, who went 13-14 last season and qualified for the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time […]

Hounds to practice at 6:30 a.m. due to heat

Freedom New Mexico Seventh-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is preparing to welcome upwards of 150 prospects to the start of practice this week. Ribaudo said Monday night that ENMU players are scheduled to check in today. Practice starts Thursday morning. “We’ve got 152 on the list,” Ribaudo said. “I’m guessing we’ll […]

Graduations —

Hill Sandra Hill of Clovis graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Nearly 3,000 alumni and friends of Graceland gathered in Lamoni to celebrate the school’s 114th Commencement Convocation.

ENMU shrimp boil raises scholarships for freshmen

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University’s annual alumni shrimp boil fundraiser raises thousands of dollars each year for Portales High School students to attend ENMU. The event is being held Aug. 13. Trish Maguire, director of distance education and alumni board member at ENMU, said the event has been held for seven years, usually in […]

Championship teams displayed on wall

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Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is recognizing its championship sports teams in a new way. The Greyhound Arena has a new “Wall of Champions” displaying the district, conference, regional, playoff and national championships plus football bowl game wins. The wall has 103 championship teams listed, said Athletic Director Jeff Geiser. Final touches were completed […]

July 27 — ENMU briefs

Group published in journal Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and his research colleagues have had a paper accepted for publication in the refereed journal Archives of Microbiology. Co-authors include Dr. Gui-Xin He, former ENMU postdoctoral fellow and present assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell; Conner Thorpe, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Dennis Wash, University […]

Graduations —

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Stanley [image# 1, align=right, size=medium] Stephen Eric Stanley, son of Rick and Donna Stanley of Texico, graduated from Oregon Health Science University with a degree in dentistry, and will practice in Albuquerque. He is a 1999 Texico High School graduate, and a 2003 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. He is pictured with his wife, Jennifer.

Engagements —

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Wilkerson-Boggs Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Autumn Wilkerson of Portales, to Jesse Boggs of Las Vegas, N.M., son of Mark and Beth Boggs of Deming. The couple will exchange vows July 30, 2011, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portlaes. The reception will be in the […]

Reader-submitted content: Dairy course offers first-hand experience

Audry Olmsted When Merel Rodenburg first attended New Mexico State University’s Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium in Clovis in 2010, she expected to get technical book knowledge to supplement her studies in animal production. What the University of Arizona senior didn’t expect was the intensive hands-on experience she would get — as well as the […]

Honors —

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Lee [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Garrett Shannon Lee of Portales has won one of the four Mary Johnston Scholarship $1,000 scholarships this year. The scholarship is is sponsored by the The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Garrett plans to major in animal science at New Mexico State University. He is the grandson of OOIDA member […]