Initiatives established to improve retention

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents briefly discussed freshmen retention during a meeting Friday, an issue President Steven Gamble said is an ongoing problem. Gamble passed out a list of initiatives the campus would like to improve to increase ENMU’s freshmen retention rate. The endeavors include: —Employing an […]

ENMU regents make capital choices

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers With a power grid that they fear could blow and leave the university in the dark at any time, along with other projects on their minds, Eastern New Mexico University administration officials discussed capital infrastructure needs with regents Friday during their regular meeting. ENMU President Steven Gamble and Vice President […]

Snapshot: Voters will decide funding for CCC allied health center

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: General Obligation Bond Proposition B in the November General Election Overview: Approximately $118 million for higher education in New Mexico hinges on voter approval of Proposition B. If the proposition passes, two regional institutions of higher learning will benefit. Eastern New Mexico University seeks $4.5 million to renovate […]

Enrollment slip could cost CCC

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College is in jeopardy of losing a portion of its state-appropriated funds, along with most of New Mexico public universities and colleges, according to officials. The major culprit in the state-wide slip — a thriving economy, according to officials. Historically, when employment rates are healthiest, enrollment […]

ENMU president optimistic despite attendance drop

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University officials are toiling to prop up student enrollment, which dipped by 10 percent last May, but sprung back, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble. “Because we have been recruiting hard and contacting students, we are doing much better, and are now down 2.5 percent,” Gamble said during a Friday […]

ENMU raises tuition, fees for 2006-2007

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Tuition increases at universities throughout the nation have become an annual rite of passage for college students, and Eastern New Mexico University offers no exception. The university’s board of regents approved a measure Monday to raise undergraduate tuition by $72, graduate tuition by $81 and fees by $18 for […]

Rise of indecency dulling sensibilities

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist A couple of weeks ago I was felled by a particularly nasty flu. Too sick even to read, I listened to radio and watched television for long hours every day. What I heard and saw was not conducive to recovery. I admit to being a little “out of the loop” […]

ENMU regents ponder fee rise

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University students may see an increase in their tuition and fees next school year — an average of $180 to $200 per student. ENMU administrators during Friday’s Board of Regents’ meeting in Ruidoso presented a proposal to increase tuition and fees by 6.45 percent. “We […]

ENMU gets $5.4 million from state

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers 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 $5.4 million the university will receive. “We’re fine. We’re in good shape,” Gamble said. “We understand the governor has to […]

Roosevelt County, ENMU request $5 million in capital outlay funds

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico University representatives have each requested more than $5 million in capital outlay funds from the 2006 New Mexico Legislative Session. The session begins on Jan. 17 and one of the focuses of Gov. Bill Richardson, senators and representatives is how the money will be divided […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers 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 Gamble […]

ENMU president: Schools’ missions different

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State President Michael Martin says if he’s going to be in the big leagues, he has to play like it. Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Gamble insists his school is playing a different game. Martin and New Mexico Tech President Daniel Lopez were the two biggest spenders […]

ENMU professor retiring after more than 37 years

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When July rolls around, Eastern New Mexico University will look different. Thurman Elder won’t be roaming the hallways of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building with a calculator and math textbooks in hand. Elder has announced he will retire after more than 37 years of teaching math at […]

ENMU ranks high in tuition affordability

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University is one of the most affordable four-year schools in the Southwest, according to the annual survey of tuition fees by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual cost of tuition is $2,784 for ENMU for undergraduates, which ranks second among 76 schools that offer a bachelor’s […]

Kuni, Samuel “Noodles”

Samuel “Noodles” Kuni, 12, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 2, 1993, to Neil Dwight and Cynthia Gamble Kuni in Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church and was very active in the Youth Group. Family members said he loved […]

Rupert Gamble

sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Rupert Gamble Date of birth: Aug. 14, 1920 Dates of service: 1943-1968 Hometown: Remlap, Ala. Lives in: Portales Theater: European Branch: Army-Air Force […]

Board of Regents informed of ENMU enrollment increase

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were told Friday enrollment at the Portales campus topped 4,000 for the first time since 1975. According to university officials, 4,052 students enrolled at ENMU for the fall semester. The fall enrollment is up 2.3 percent from the 2004 fall headcount, which was 3,959. […]

ENMU enrollment tops 4,000

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Just as predicted on the first day of classes, the enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University topped the 4,000-student mark, according to school officials. Enrollment for the fall semester is 4,052. It is the highest enrollment since 1975 when 4,248 were enrolled. Friday was the official census day for enrollment. Enrollment […]

ENMU accepting college students displaced by Katrina

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Around the country, people are doing their part to help victims of Hurricane Katrina get their lives back to normal. Across New Mexico and in Portales, colleges are trying to do their part to make sure education continues as well. Eastern New Mexico University is accepting college students displaced from […]

270-bed apartment-style building put on hold

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A proposed 270-bed apartment-style building is on hold for now at Eastern New Mexico University. The university’s board of regents said Saturday they want to see what happens with the proposed closing of Cannon Air Force Base before moving ahead with the project. ENMU has partnered with Collegiate Development Services […]