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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Dear Crabby—Beautiful Person Who Happens to Have a Stress Related Blemish

Dear Crabby, Finals are almost here and I am becoming extremely overwhelmed with studying, final papers and work. I’ve read and taken your advice in previous columns; the suggestions have helped to manage my stress well. However, I am experiencing one of the unfortunate results of stress—acne! I’ve never had acne before and I know it is nothing to worry about (otherwise it will get worse), but it is noticeable and makes me feel uncomfortable. My friends have suggested I cover it up with makeup, but I’ve never been the…

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ENMU Social Work Program Hosts Food Drive

Submitted by: Tyleen Caffrey, LMSW, CNP Faculty, ENMU Social Work Program PORTALES-Students and faculty from the ENMU Social Work Program team up to help feed the Portales community. Patricia Saylor, Program Director of the Social Work Program answered a need for the Community Services Center of Portales food pantry. The goal was to fill the food pantry which was in dire need. The drive was held on Saturday, November 4 at Walmart in Portales. Lourdes Terrazas, executive assistant of the Community Services Center of Portales stated it “was the most…

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ENMU Sports RoundUp: Week of Nov. 1-4, 2017

By: Penny Ortega Men’s Basketball: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017: Played Arizona @ Tucson, AZ *Exhibition game Lost 63-91 Women’s Basketball: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017: Played University of New Mexico @ Albuquerque, NM *Exhibition game Lost 66-80 Women’s Soccer: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017: Played Midwestern State @ Wichita Falls, TX Won 4-1 Friday, Nov. 3, 2017: Played Angelo State @ San Angelo, TX Lost 0-1 Football: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017: Played West Liberty @ West Liberty, WV Won 45-24 Rodeo: Thursday, Nov. 2 – 4, 2017: Participated in Sul Ross State…

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Spotlight: Zuni Pueblo Maintains Traditional Lifestyle

By: Andrea Ramos Located 150 miles outside of Albuquerque, NM, the tribal land of the Zuni Pueblo—which is the largest of the 19 Pueblos in the state—spreads across over 450,000 acres of picturesque land, assisting the Zuni people in continuing their significant language, farming, cultural, and religious traditions today. Having lived in the southwestern part of the United States for over thousands of years, the Zuni people have developed deep cultural values that tie closely with their homeland, celebrating with annual events like: the Zuni Main St. Festival, Zuni Festival…

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Dear Crabby—Not the College Dropout

Dear Crabby, I am experiencing a college-life crisis. All of my friends are telling me about the classes that they registered for, and I had no idea that it was time to register for new classes. Where did this semester go? I guess I am in a sophomore funk. I like being in college, but I don’t feel like I am in the right major. I am not even sure that I am college material despite the fact that I do enjoy being in college. I’m tired of living on…

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