2-26-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni
• Darron L. Smith, Department of Agriculture, and ENMU undergraduates Alexandra Brooks and Julia Acree recently published an article titled “Intensive Grazing Management for Beef Cattle Production.” The article can be found in the Spring 2008 edition of Keystone Cattlemen.

• Manuel Varela, associate professor of biology, and his research colleagues have had two poster abstracts accepted for presentation at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Conference to be held in Boston, Mass., in June, 2008.
The title of the first presentation is “The Effects of Dairy Age on Antimicrobial Agent Susceptibility in E. coli from Dairy Farm Topsoil.” Authors on this project include Suzanna E. Jones (graduate student, Biology), Yang Peng (graduate student, Biology), Ricardo L. Hernandez (graduate student, Biology), Jonathan M. Burgos (Eastern, M.S., class of ‘04, presently Ph.D. candidate at SUNY), and Marv Lutnesky (professor of biology, Eastern).
The title of the second presentation is “Expression and Characterization of EmrF, a Multidrug Transporter from Enterobacter cloacae.” Another author of this project is Guixin He (former postdoctoral fellow, Eastern; presently Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Mass.).

• Three members of the ENMU Languages and Literature Department presented papers at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association at the Hyatt in Albuquerque on Feb. 13-16. Mystery/Detective Fiction — Weakness and Knowledge: The Hard-Boiled Detective Novel as the Garden of Eden: “Cannibalizing Knowledge: Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man” — Thomas Dvorske, ENMU writing director; Film/Adaptation—Detective Fiction into Film: “12 Good Men: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” — Cheryll Hendershot, instructor of English; and “Conan Doyle’s “The Speckled Band”: Fiction, Play, and Film” — Antony Oldknow, professor of English.

• Dustin Seifert has been elected president of the New Mexico Music Educators Association. His term begins in January of 2009.

• The Maryland magazine ABBEY (#113, January 2008, p. 14) published a poem, “Cathedral Woman” by Antony Oldknow, Department of Languages and Literature.

• Brent Small has accepted a promotion to Director of Financial Aid and assumed those duties on Feb. 23. He replaces Joyce Eldridge.

• Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan W. Fulgham, doctoral student at Texas Tech, have had an article published in Educational Technology. It appears in the March-April 2008 issue.

• Trio Encantada, featuring Tracy Carr, oboe; Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, lyric soprano; and Mark Dal Porto, pianist and composer, participated in a residency at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell from Feb. 25-27. The Trio presented clinics, coaching and masterclasses to the students and will perform in recital today, in Pearson Auditorium. Trio Encantada’s guest residency at NMMI was through the Marmaduke Visiting Guest Artists Series.

• Peggy Hardman, professor of history, presented “Renaissance, the Harlem Era.” Hardman explored the contributions of black artists, musicians, and writers of the episode popularly called the Harlem Renaissance. Hardman also read excerpts of Colin Powell’s 1994 commencement address to Howard University graduates as her contribution to the first ENMU African American History Month Read-a-Thon.

ENMU hosting winds symphony
The ENMU Department of Music is presenting a Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert conducted by Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom.
Performances by the Symphonic Band will include River of Life by Stephen Reineke, Prospect by Pierre LaPlante, Folk Dances by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sarabande and Polka by Sir Malcolm Arnold, and The Black Horse Troop by John Philip Sousa.
The Wind Symphony will perform Fanfare for a Golden Sky by Scott Boerma, Colonial Song by Percy Grainger, Wedding Dance by Jacques Press, Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams Suite from Pineapple Poll by John Mackerras, and Circus Bee by Henry Fillmore.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Information: Kathi Fraze, 526-2377

Series presents ‘Everything’s Cool’
The Human Rights Film Series at ENMU will present the movie “Everything’s Cool” at 7:30 p.m. today in room 120 in the College of Education. The film addresses corporate deception surrounding global climate change.

Programs on Parks, Scott-King set
African American Affairs and the Humanities Council of New Mexico will present the last event for Black History Month at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Sandia Room of the CUB.
Information: Diana Cordova, 562-4914.

African-American Affairs banquet set
African-American Affairs is honoring ENMU Star students, faculty, and staff in a Hollywood-like banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15.
Information: Diana Cordova, 562-4914.