Physical plant employee loses home, possessions
Robert Ortega, a member of the physical plant crew at Eastern New Mexico University, lost everything when his home burned down March 30.
ENMU is asking all fellow employees and the public to consider making a contribution to assist him.
Financial contributions can be dropped off at Dorothy Bull’s office in the ENMU Business Office in the Administration Building or at Daren Fike’s office at the ENMU Physical Plant.
Information: Bulls at 562-2611 or Fike at 562-2511.
Wednesday morning classes canceled
Wednesday is Assessment Day, and all classes are canceled from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Any courses with a beginning time prior to 1 p.m. will not meet.
Students who are required to take the assessment test have received notification by mail and/or e-mail. Students who have not received notification and are in doubt should contact Belinda Hilliard at 562-2315.
ENMU sorority holding 5K
The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Eastern New Mexico University is holding its third annual 5K run/walk to help support breast cancer research at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Late registration begins at 8 a.m. that day in the lobby of Greyhound Arena in Portales. The cost is $20 for non-students and $15 for students.
Medals will be awarded for first, second and third.
All pre-registered participants will receive a shirt and race pack, which includes a water bottle and a pamphlet about breast cancer. Late registrants will also receive the packs if they are still available.
Proceeds go to breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Information: Brandy Sparnon at 806-987-5004
History of Spirit of Eastern winners being compiled
Donald Elder is leading an effort to recognize all past Spirit of Eastern winners as part of ENMU’s 75th anniversary celebration. If you are a winner or know of ones who are no longer at Eastern, please contact Elder with the winner’s name, category and year of award at email@example.com or call 562-2601.
Roy Caligan is teaching an online course for ENMU’s aviation science program as a resource faculty member from Stuttgart, Germany. He just received his Master’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Robert D. Long and Newton P. Hilliard (in collaboration with Tatiana Timofeeva of New Mexico Highlands University) have had a research article titled “Comparison of zwitterionic N-alkylaminomethanesulfonic acids to related compounds in the Good buffer series” published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. The article can be viewed at www.beilstein-journals.org/bjoc
Keith Vargas, an Eastern alumnus (biology, ‘07) has been accepted to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Tisha J. Pierce (BFA’96) was recently notified that she earned recognition by the Convention Industry Council by receiving the Certified Meeting Professional designation. The examination was held in 15 cities throughout the world and tested the candidates’ knowledge of meeting management.
Chris Taylor, College of Business, has had his paper titled “Sensory Evaluation of a Wines Quality in the Preparation of a Reduction: A Subjective and Objective Study” accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue of Journal of Culinary Science and Technology along with co-authors Nelson Barber of the University of New Hampshire and Charlie Broz of the Arts Institute of America in Washington, D.C.
ENMU grad Tammy Obeidallah wrote an article in “Intifada: Voice of Palestine” about the Israel-Palestine conflict.