Speaker touches on future of sci-fi, fantasy

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Science fiction author Connie Willis, left, acts as mistress of ceremonies while author and physicist Ian Tregillis, center, and Eastern New Mexico University Instructional Research Center Coordinator Sean Shepherd listen during the 34th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship Luncheon on Friday at ENMU. Tregillis and Shepherd were featured speakers at the […]

Jack Williamson Lectureship to feature ‘Avatar’ panel

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Debbie Lang of the Golden Library looks through the shared universe series “Wild Cards” on Tuesday at the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library’s Special Collections area. Physicist and science friction writer Ian Tregillis published some short stories in the book series and is a guest speaker for the 34th […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lectureship this week, “Mythbusters” tonight

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Wednesday’s weather is much like the rest of the week … dry and windy, with plenty of sun. Highs are in the 70s. Did you know? The Eastern New Mexico University Jack Williamson Science Fiction Lectureship, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, is in its […]

Nobel prize justly awarded to pioneers

Freedom New Mexico With all the hoopla over the fellow who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the prize in Economic Science for 2009 has received less attention than usual. The recipients, Elinor Ostrom of the University of Indiana and Oliver Williamson of the University of California-Berkeley, did pioneering and practical work in understanding how […]

ENMU hosting 33rd sci-fi lectureship

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Step into the world behind the other worlds of science fiction. Today and Friday, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, which features speeches and panel discussions by science fiction writers and editors. Lectureship organizer Patrice Caldwell said writers are solitary people, but when […]

Press release: ENMU hosting Jack Williamson lectureship on April 10

PORTALES — The 33rd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will welcome a galaxy of science fiction authors and editors on Friday, April 10.

ENMU Hosting Jack Williamson Lectureship on April 10

PORTALES–The 33rd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will welcome a galaxy of science fiction authors and editors on Friday, April 10.

Feb. 1, 2009 Births

Bare-Williamson Collin Ray Bare-Williamson and Valerie Nicole Bare-Williamson were born Dec. 19, 2008, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Dustin Bare-Williamson and Samantha Dropps, both of Portales. Collin weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Valerie weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Alan and Mary Ann Dropps of Clovis and Rosalee Williamson of Portales and […]

Late author honored

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Science fiction author Steven Gould was the guest of honor at the 32nd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A panel of science fiction writers and 80 guests attended the 32nd annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on Friday at Eastern New Mexico […]

April 10, 2008 Education Digest

Williamson lecture set to begin Friday

Williamson lectureship set

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Science fiction fans will descend on Eastern New Mexico University on April 11 for the 31st annual Williamson Lectureship. Authors are invited to visit the campus and discuss the interactions of science and the humanities. The lectureship has been a campus tradition since 1977 to honor science fiction author […]

Exhibit touts lakes’ importance

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Freedom New Mexico: Casey Peacock Tish McDaniel, with The Nature Conservancy, and Kathy Durand, chair of the Anthropology department at Eastern New Mexico university, studies one of the posters that will be on display at the “Playas: Gems of the Plains” exhibit. By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Many people do not understand the importance […]

Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

Sci-fi author honored in lectureship

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Freedom Newspapers: Casey Peacock Members of the science fiction community gathered Friday in the Science Fiction Special Collections area of the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University for a panel discussion on the legacy of Jack Williamson. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Traveling across the country to participate in the 31st annual Jack Williamson […]

History comes to life

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Speaker Van Ann Moore brought to life Carrie Wooster Tingley and Katherine Kennedy O’Conner to the delight of the audience during the seventh annual Women’s History Brunch and Exhibit on Friday at the Portales Public Library. Moore described the contributions and accomplishments of Tingley and O’Conner during the 1920s and […]

Red Cross seeks volunteers

CNJ Staff The American Red Cross is calling for volunteers. According to a Red Cross news release, the Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers from Tucumcari, Clovis and Roosevelt counties. The volunteers are needed to provide relief to victims of disasters, respond to residential fires, hazardous material spills, floods, wild […]

Friends, family say farewell to sci-fi legend Williamson

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers World-renowned science fiction writer and Eastern New Mexico University professor Jack Williamson cut a diverse and pioneering path in the 98 years of his life. Friends, fans and family filled the ENMU Campus Union Building Thursday to celebrate that life. The crowd assembled reflected Williamson’s own diversity — from farming […]

Local legend leaves lasting impression

Editorial “Once I owned a few cattle myself, all descendants of a spotted heifer named Easter. One dry spring, they all died from grazing on shinnery brush except one dogied yearling steer. He unwisely stood by a barbed-wire fence when a thunderstorm broke the drought, and died of lightning. It was such misfortune that kindled […]

Author remembered as friend

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson, cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood often had their roots in science fiction. Williamson coined or made popular a […]

Sci-fi legend Williamson dies

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Freedom file photoJack Williamson, left, is shown in 2004 with friend Rick Hauptmann and his book, “Seventy-Five,” commemorating 75 years as an author. Williamson died Friday at 98. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He […]