Sept. 30, 2008 ENMU briefs

King and Queen contest

Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Affairs is holding a contest for Hispanic Rey y Reina (King and Queen). The contestants will show their ENMU spirit, public speaking and talent related to the Hispanic culture.

The competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ground Zero in the Campus Union Building.

Information: 562-2451.

Emergency test set for today

A test of the ENMU Emergency Communications System will take place between 3-3:45 p.m. today.

Members of the campus community will receive an e-mail message of this test. An announcement of the test will also be posted on the Web. For those faculty, staff and students who have signed up for SS Alert text messaging, a text message will be sent. Faculty are asked to consider allowing students to leave their phones on during this time for purposes of verifying this alert.

The purpose of this test is to evaluate how quickly the ENMU Emergency Communications System delivers an alert. Building safety representatives are asked to confirm by e-mail to Betsy Chavez the time they received the e-mail, text message or any other message indicating a test is underway.

Faculty, staff, and students who have Sprint cell phone service are asked to notify betsy.chavez@enmu.edu about the time that their alert message arrived.

Students to hold political debate

Members of the ENMU Student Senate and the university’s debate team will square off in a Republican-Democrat debate at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Campus Union Building ballroom.

The event is hosted by the Student Association for Voter Empowerment. S.A.V.E. President Kate Marlowe said students will discuss national topics, including energy, education, health care and national security.

“The entire community is invited to attend,” she said.

The event is free and open to the public.

‘Real CSI’ speaker at ENMU

The Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Mu Alpha Nu, the anthropology club at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, will present the 10th Annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building.

The speaker is Stanley Rhine, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and retired forensic anthropologist for the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator.

He will speak on “The Real CSI: Forensic Anthropology and the Investigation of Death.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Information: 562-2750.

Wind symphony concert planned

The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University is presenting the ENMU Wind Symphony Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Campus Union Ballroom.

The performance, under the direction of conductors Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland, will include: “Valdres” by Johannes Hanssen, Karel Husa’s “Cheetah,” “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed, and “Molly on the Shore” by Percy A. Grainger.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377.