ENMU regents discuss construction

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer For Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and administration, the fall semester ended Friday. For construction contractors, the holiday break is time to get busy. Construction was a focal topic during Friday’s ENMU Board of Regents meeting. In addition to updates on current and upcoming renovation projects, many of […]

Sculpture unveiled at ENMU

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Created using light and glass elements, the “Art of Realization” sculpture designed by Encinitas, Calif. artist Deanne Sabeck, was dedicated in a ceremony held at the new Communications Center located on the Eastern New Mexico University campus yesterday. Illuminating the wall with light and color, the sculpture is located […]

ENMU adopts mascot to oversee major construction project

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor There’s a new dog on campus at Eastern New Mexico University, and indications are he’s going to be one busy pooch. With more than $37 million in construction and improvements planned over the next three years at ENMU, a faculty group decided a mascot image to oversee the construction […]

Vandals go off-road on ENMU soccer field

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer One vehicle’s off-roading venture at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday has cost an Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer field considerable damage, as well as serious safety concerns for the players. Deep tire tracks were found meandering throughout the grass by the team’s head coach Travis McCorkle. “It’s the second time […]

ENMU sign waiting for bricks

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Construction for the new Eastern New Mexico University sign being built on the corner of South Avenue K and West Second Street will resume after almost a month of being delayed because of a problem with obtaining the correct bricks. According to Scott Smart, vice president of business affairs […]

ENMU building burglarized

Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a burglary at the university’s Administration Building that occurred between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. According to campus police, $35.35 was taken from a petty cash drawer in the cashiers office. The payroll office in the building was also broken into. Access to […]

Almost 370 to graduate from ENMU today

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were glad to see that almost 370 will be graduating from ENMU today and are expecting many construction projects on campus over the next couple of years. They talked about both of these topics during a regents’ meeting Friday morning. “This […]

Presbyterians open campus house

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By William P. Thompson It was more than 15 years in the planning stages, but a brand new $90,000 campus house for Presbyterian students at Eastern New Mexico University opened its doors Tuesday at the corner of South Avenue K and West University. Millie Boyle of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said a fund was […]

Greeks and Christians mingle at ENMU Cross Campus mixer

By William Thompson Eastern New Mexico University’s Cross Campus ministry had fraternity and sorority students over for an evening of outdoor cooking and indoor video games Wednesday. Most of the guests were from sororities or female fraternities who said they were looking to make new friends. Keeley Angel of Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity was […]

ENMU hosts rape awareness forum

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By Tony Parra More than 130 women at Eastern New Mexico University were taught how to fight back and some walked away feeling more comfortable if they ever have to deal with an attacker. Erin Weed, a motivational speaker for Girls Fight Back, informed a large crowd of college female students about attackers’ tendencies, made […]

Officials eyeball capital outlay requests

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers State legislators climbed aboard a school bus Friday morning to learn more about a Clovis Municipals Schools funding request. School board members and school officials are requesting capital outlay funds for the creation of a performing arts building at the Bella Vista Elementary School campus. School officials estimate it would […]

Experts offer safety advice to ENMU students

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University police officers, counselors and self-defense experts have spent the last week trying to help students stay alert, safe and aware of their surroundings. ENMU representatives held personal safety workshops on the heels of a couple of recent alleged sexual assault incidents involving two ENMU female students, […]

Nov. 4 Local Briefs

Personal safety workshops set The Eastern New Mexico Student Affairs Office has announced a series of personal safety workshops for students, in a news release Thursday. The workshops will be conducted by members of the counseling center and local law enforcement personnel. The workshops will held at noon Friday in the Pecos room in the […]

Police release report on Oct. 6 sexual assault in Portales

PNT Staff Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the reports, […]

ENMU campus evacuated after receiving bomb threat

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University campus was evacuated Friday morning after the Portales Police Department dispatcher received a bomb threat, according to school officials. After a three-hour search with nothing suspicious found, the campus was re-opened around 1 p.m. Campus police and resident hall assistants evacuated faculty and students from […]

ENMU kicks off Homecoming

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students embarked on homecoming week Monday with the 15th annual Songfest. Students performed a variety of skits at the Campus Union Ballroom and the Zia soccer team did a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Four resident assistants from Eddy Hall took first place. The […]

High school, other campuses on alert after shooting

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis teen arrested in connection with a homicide investigation was carrying a pocketknife when he was apprehended by police in the Clovis High parking lot on Thursday morning. It was the same knife he allegedly used a day earlier to threaten Ruben Perez, the brother of a 10-year old […]

Portales to mark Mexican Independence Day

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Hispanics from around the state of New Mexico will gather in Portales for many of the festivities celebrating Mexican Independence Day on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. There will be a ballet folklorico from Miguel Caro and his dancers from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders patio area […]

First day arrives for ENMU students

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor Nate Riley remembers what it was like to be a freshman. It was one of the reasons he was stationed at the front desk at the Campus Union Building on Monday during first day of fall classes at Eastern New Mexico University. He wanted to help incoming students get acclimated to […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock walls and a mission. Three months later, that mission is nearing its beginning. The sheet rock is still underneath, but the wood shop is now home to […]