Wednesday morning briefing: Military friendly, secret tour and Chief Joseph

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Military friendly Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and […]

ENMU receiving part of $5 million grant

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University is one of eight New Mexico colleges receiving part of $5 million in grant money to increase enrollment and graduation rates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. According to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., ENMU will receive $615,226 from the U.S. Department of […]

ENMU Constitution Week ends with discussion panel

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University faculty member Dan Acheson-Brown, right, shares his thoughts on a Balanced Budget Amendment Friday afternoon at a Constitution Day discussion panel at ENMU as his colleague Donald Elder listens. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University ended Constitution Week with their own Constitution Day as they held […]

Hounds remain upbeat despite 0-2 start

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior wide receiver Darian Dale is unable stay inbounds while trying to make this catch in the end zone against New Mexico Highlands University. Dale leads the team with 14 receptions. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University wide receiver Nicholas Hill is hardly discouraged by […]

Poet taking stage at ENMU

Jillian Holbert An internationally-renowned poet takes center stage 8 p.m. today at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom to kick off the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Gabriela Garcia Medina has received international acclaim and has traveled to Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Switzerland and all over the U.S. to perform her poetry. This poet has […]

ENMU enrollment boost attributed to recruitment team, economy

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Jacob Jones, a recruiter in the Enrollment Services Department at Eastern New Mexico University talks to an ENMU freshman about homesickness Wednesday morning. Director of Enrollment Services Cody Spitz said recruiting new students is a team effort among students, faculty and employees at ENMU. He said this has contributed to […]

ENMU sets another enrollment record

Freedom New Mexico 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, […]

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 at Greyhound Stadium. Young, in his first season at Highlands, has pretty much cleaned house with the Cowboys, who were 1-10 last fall. He […]

Hounds hope to make noise in LSC

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU’s Ronnie Slater tries to drag down running back Melvis Hawkins in the first half of the Greyhounds’ Green & Silver scrimmage on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner Despite the above-average heat this week, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo wishes the Greyhounds had a game this […]

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

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jonathan Morales said returning to school after serving four years in the Air Force is proving to be an adjustment. 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 […]

ENMU holding auditions for ‘Into the Woods’

Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

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.

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 […]

ENMU shrimp boil to raise scholarship money

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Jamie Huizenga, left, and Melissa Sena, of the Alumni Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University, count how many tickets remain Wednesday afternoon for the ENMU alumni shrimp boil fundraiser. The event raises funds for scholarships for Portales High School seniors who will be attending ENMU. Alisa Boswell Eastern New […]

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 […]

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.

ENMU students participate in Spain archaeological dig

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Courtesy photo: Ethan Ortega Eastern New Mexico University archeology student Ethan Ortega uncovered the first intact piece of pottery of the summer at the excavation site for the pre-Roman civilization, the Vaccea. Ortega discovered the one-month summer program when he started researching student field work on the Internet. Alisa Boswell Two Eastern New Mexico University […]

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 […]