2-12-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni
• Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed ENMU grad Brian O’Neill as the new executive director of the New Mexico Sports Authority. O’Neill had been serving as the authority’s deputy director since July 2006. Before going to work for the Sports Authority, O’Neill was an assistant coach for the University of New Mexico womens basketball team and an assistant men’s basketball coach at Baylor University.

High School Drama Festival set
The Department of Theater and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales presents the annual High School Drama Festival from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, and Saturday (TBA). The Festival will consist of performances from different high schools throughout the area.

Information: Shirlene Peters, 562-2711

ENMU hosting evening of operas
The Department of Music is presenting “Managers, Mediums and Magic: An Evening of One Act Operas” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building.

The features include Mozart’s “The Impressario,” a story of a theater manager who has the opportunity to produce one last opera before he retires; “The Medium” by Menotti, a story of a psychic; and “Bastien and Bastienna,” also by Mozart, about the story of the “magic” that reunites two lovers.

The feature includes performances by Virginia Slater from Portales/Lubbock, Holly Prince from Albuquerque, Qianyu Wang from Sichuan, China, Kaili Liu from Henan, China, SiSi Sun from Sichuan, China, CiCi Chen from Heilong Jiang, China, Zhu Shifang from Sichuan, China, Xinrui Li from Sichuan, China, Kevin Simmons from Hobbs, Jessye Marquez from Hobbs, Janice Pacheco from Muleshoe, Derek Gilmour from Albuquerque, Orlando Shelly from Portales, Richard McNeill from Grants, Veronica Valdez-Kent from Canyon, Gerardo Gomez from Muleshoe and Jenny Gheer from Ruidoso.

Tickets are available in the music office (Room 115) in the Music Building and at the door one hour before the performances. Ticket prices are $8 General Admission, $7 Senior Citizen, $6 pre-college student, and $5 with an ENMU Student ID.

Information: Kathi Fraze, 526-2377