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Scholarships available

The New Mexico Museum of Space History’s popular Shuttle Camp
Program has partnered with the Department of Higher Education’s N.M.
GEAR UP initiative to provide free scholarships to incoming 10th
graders in Portales and other communities.

The scholarships pay for students to attend a full week of Shuttle Camp at the museum.

At Shuttle Camp, students experience hands-on learning, team
building concepts and a wide range of career opportunities in fields
ranging from engineering, rocketry and meteorology to robotics,
computer science and videography.

Weeks set aside for GEAR UP students at Shuttle Camp: June 7 to 12, June 14 to 19, July 19 to 24 and July 26 to 31.

To apply: 575-437-2840, extension 41132.

ENMU Summer school to begin

Eastern New Mexico University is holding three summer school
sessions, one from June 8 to July 25, another from June 8 to July 2 and
the third from June 30 to July 25.

Courses are available on campus and online.

Information: 562-2175.

Wildlife radio series starting

Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Geology Jim
Constantopoulos and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Biology Tony
Gennaro are conducting a weekly radio series discussing such things as
why leaves change color in the fall and why wolves howl.

“A Touch of Nature” airs at 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays on 89.5 FM. The series consists of 78 three-minute episodes.

Ambassador selected

Sasha Parker, a 2007 graduate of Portales High School, is serving as a President’s Ambassador at Eastern New Mexico University.

President’s Ambassadors represent ENMU at various admission, alumni
and university-related activities as requested by the president.

Parker is a sophomore communication major with an emphasis in public relations.

Parker said she became a PA because “my sister was one and she got a
lot of great experience out of it. It was a position that would further
my knowledge of the university and give me great experience working
with others and prospective students.”