Annual MLK march mixing it up

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Martin Luther King Jr., Day Commemorative March is a 20-year tradition in Portales but this year it will be different. Oscar Robinson, a member of the Cultural Affairs Committee says, this year’s march will be staged in reverse because the Portales High School Choir is participating in a […]

Enhanced VA mortgages possible for vets in distress

Air Force News Service Veterans with conventional home loans now have new options for refinancing to a Department of Veterans Affairs guaranteed home loan. These new options are available as a result of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008, which President Bush signed into law on Oct. 10. “These changes will allow VA to […]

ENMU Briefs, Sept. 24

Storyteller to share Hispanic talesHispanic Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University and the New Mexico Humanities Council are sponsoring Paulette Atencio, a professional bilingual storyteller and publisher of authentic stories, to share some traditional northern New Mexico stories that she heard growing up while living in Pe

ENMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PNT Staff Report The Hispanic Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University is holding 20 events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Multicultural Affairs Director Diana Cordova believes it is important for individuals to learn the history behind other cultures. “The more we understand each other,” she said, “the better we are going to synergize […]

Merger helps base office expand efforts

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The Cannon Public Affairs department has gone from just producing written stories and photographs to broadcasting video stories on the Commanders Channel in the last year. The multimedia department combined with the public affairs desk and grew from a staff of four people to 20 people, according to Public […]

Public Affairs merges with multimedia

By Gabriel Monte, Cannon Connections The Cannon Public Affairs department is has gone from just producing written stories and photographs to broadcasting video stories on the Commanders Channel in the last year. The multimedia department combined with the public affairs desk and grew from a staff of four people to 20 people, according to Public […]

ENMU names new Vice President for Academic Affairs

PNT Staff Report Jamie C. Laurenz has been named vice president for Academic Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University. Laurenz, who will begin Aug. 1, is currently associate vice president for Research and Academic Support at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has served in various positions at Kingsville since 1996. “Dr. Laurenz should be an excellent […]

ENMU film festival screening to be held Sunday

By Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a break […]

Romney handled no-win situation well as possible

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, handled a no-win situation as well as could be expected in a speech Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas. Romney is facing a tough challenge from religious-right candidate Mike Huckabee in the Iowa Republican caucuses and decided to deal head-on with nagging […]

Office targets Native Americans’ needs

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Acclimation towards student life. Skills for moving on, or for giving back to reservations. Those are the focuses of the Native American Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University. “My prime focus is for my students to graduate with some work ethic and experience,” said Diana Cordova, multi-cultural affairs […]

Officials work to raise funding to replace stolen crown

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A recent break-in that occurred in the Campus Union Building on the Eastern New Mexico University campus has marred the upcoming Miss Native ENMU pageant scheduled for mid-November. “It was devastating,” said Diana Cordova, director of Multi-cultural Affairs at ENMU. During the Peanut Valley Festival, the crown was one […]

Airman credit to military

By Tonya Fennell I got to witness history Monday as the 27th Fighter Wing, which my husband has been a member of for several years, stood down at Cannon Air Force Base. In its place is Air Force Special Operations Command. We said goodbye to the world’s most lethal warfighters and hello to the Air […]

It’s their job: Nicole Wilkening

PNT staff Name: Nicole Wilkening Job: Community Affairs Coordinator for the City of Portales Time on the job: Since May 2007 Q. Describe what your job entails/ A. I’m administrative support for the mayor and city manager, also do grant writing, set-up for events, PR, press releases. Anything that basically has to do with community […]

University hires new vice president

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University has hired Judith Haislett as the new vice president for student affairs. She succeeds Gary Musgrave, who retires Sept. 30. Haislett, who has been the vice president for student affairs at Black Hills State University in South Dakota since 1994, is expected to start at ENMU in mid-August. […]

ENMU leads way to cultural understanding

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Leading the way for the next generation was the foundation for the annual African-American Affairs banquet Wednesday evening at Eastern New Mexico University. Guest speaker Bryian K. Phillips Sr., pastor of the New Light Baptist Church in Farwell, encouraged the audience to prepare for the future. He also emphasized […]

Black History Month promotes cultural awareness

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Bringing cultural awareness to the community has been the focus of Eastern New Mexico University African-American Affairs in celebration of Black History Month. “We do this to promote cultural diversity and cultural awareness,” said Ashley Porter, director of African-American Affairs at ENMU. Black History Month provides the opportunity to […]

Events set to celebrate King legacy

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Various activities are planned by the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision and struggles to achieve a dream of nonviolence and equality in the world. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. today with a commemorative march. Used as a medium […]

Cinco de Mayo flavors ENMU cultural banquet

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By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Hispanic Affairs Department members celebrated the accomplishments of Hispanic students and faculty while celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Portales. The students and faculty members were recognized during a banquet by the members of ENMU’s Hispanic Affairs and Multicultural Affairs departments on Friday evening. Former ENMU professor […]

ENMU packed with spring events for students, public

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By Tony Parra During April and May Eastern New Mexico University will offer a chance to sample a diversity of cultures through a series of events sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Affairs office. A group of ENMU students and multi-cultural affairs directors are working to bring talents reflecting the different cultures of students. Talents such as […]

Black History Month activities under way at ENMU

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University African-American students are celebrating Black History Month and encouraging other people in the community to celebrate with them because “Black History is America’s History” “Black History is America’s History” is the theme students from the African-American Affairs office are using for the seminars and festivities for the month […]