Blackwater Draw Black and White

Press Release Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark, the archaeological site located six miles northwest of Portales, was first discovered in 1929. Excavations since 1932 have found projectile points and other stone tools as well as the remains of mammoth, bison, dire wolf, camel, saber-tooth cat, and ground sloth. Blackwater Draw is the type site of the Paleoindian Clovis culture, the earliest accepted culture in North America, and the unique style of projectile point found there is known as a Clovis point. The Blackwater Draw Black & White exhibit is a…

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ENMU Hosted Commencement Ceremony and Presidential Inauguration

By: Marissa Tijerina and Abigail Pino There were 491 candidates for graduation at the fall commencement ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 16. The candidates included 387 undergraduates and 104 graduate students. Celebrating the graduating class of 2017, ENMU was also celebrating the inauguration of its tenth president during the ceremony. According to Board of Regents President, Dan Patterson, 77 applications were reviewed for the presidency position before the board unanimously selected Dr. Jeff Elwell. The Board of Regents chose Elwell because of his leadership, communication, and listening skills. During his inauguration…

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ENMU Named ‘Military Friendly School’

By: John Houser Military Friendly, a division of Victory Media — a service-disabled, veteran-owned business — has named Eastern New Mexico University in Portales as a Silver Level “Military Friendly School” for 2018. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 30 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in assisting the military community. The list was determined through research into thousands of higher education institutions on the services, benefits and special attention offered to the military community. In order to receive the designation, ENMU had to first be recognized…

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Someone Whose Inspiration Runs True and Deep

By: Jena Slater When I think of an inspirational person many things come to mind: strong-willed, hardworking, and overcoming obstacles. A picture comes to mind of a strong woman who always encourages everyone else and who may not get enough recognition for all the challenges she has overcome throughout the years. For me, Rebecka Holman is an inspirational person since no matter what the given circumstances are, she always finds the strength within to surpass the struggles. Holman plans on graduating in December of 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in…

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How To Overcome Presentation Anxiety

By: Kendall Schneider If you’re anything like me, public speaking, including giving class presentations is (or was— in my case) a big fear. Of course with that big fear of mine, freshman me decided that public relations would be the best major. However, I am extremely glad that I chose public relations, because I have learned so many valuable skills including writing, design and you guessed it, public speaking. So, here is a list of five things that have helped me to overcome my presentation anxiety. 1. Make sure that…

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The College Experience

By: Matthew Artalejo As the days get shorter and our hot days turn to cool nights, students around the country are settling in to the new school year. Here at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is no different. For many of us, this won’t be our last rodeo. For others, it will be our last. Those of you who can see the finish line and life after college, do you ever think back to your first college experiences? Remember what it was like to be out on your own and…

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A Taste of the Season

By: Kendall Schneider One thing that all humans have in common is food. Everyone has to eat in order to survive, and almost everyone enjoys it. For thousands of years, food has been uniting people in a way that nothing else can. People have different opinions and beliefs; they are raised differently, and have different careers. People come together and are able to simply be together when sharing a meal. There are many occasions for sharing a meal, and a lot of them happen to be in fall. Fall is…

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Homecoming Musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

THE 25 TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, a musical featuring five male and four female actors written by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn, opens homecoming weekend at the University Theatre Center, Main Stage. Days and times are: Thursday October 5, 7 p.m.; Friday October 6, 3 p.m.; Saturday October 7, 2 p.m.; and Sunday October 8, 2 p.m. The production features the work of students and faculty in the Departments of Music and Theatre and Digital Filmmaking. The production is directed by Anne Beck, Professor…

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College Daze Rodeo 2017

By: Samantha Smith This year’s Eastern New Mexico University College Daze Rodeo will take place at the Lewis Cooper Arena, September 21-23 starting at 7 p.m. each night. For those who don’t know, the ENMU rodeo team is the most decorated sports team at the university, and they host only one “home rodeo” each year. This means there’s only one chance to take advantage of the free admission with a student ID, to watch the best competitors in the Southwest Region, and to cheer on your fellow Greyhounds. In the…

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