ENMU welcomes back students with Dawg Days

By Jillian Holbert: PNT corrrespondent Eastern New Mexico University’s 2011 Dawg Days freshman orientation program ended with a splash Tuesday as the university’s freshmen lined up for fun in the sun at a four-piece water park event. Faculty served cotton candy and other treats as students, new and returning alike, participated in wet relays, bungee […]

Weekly update — July 25

Mascots going to Dawg Days Eastern New Mexico University’s live mascots, Vic and Tory, spent the summer on campus and are scheduled to make their fall debut during Dawg Days, said Director of Publications Janice Morrow. The dogs have been coming to the Office of Communications with their roommate Dallas Ellsworth, who works there, and […]

Dawg Houze robbed at gunpoint

The Dawg Houze Package Store in Portales was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said one person came in at 8:25 p.m., produced a gun, demanded money and received money from the cash register. The robber was in and out in about one minute, Berry said. Police don’t know […]

Ticket feature: Dawg Days back at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days’ schedule is packed with information and entertainment. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held at ENMU each fall to help familiarize incoming freshman with their new school. The event runs Sunday through Tuesday. Shandra Smith, co-director of Dawg Days, said the event is a mix […]

Dawg Days events give ENMU freshmen a college sneak peak

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The middle part of August is commonly referred to as the ‘dog days’ of summer. But at Eastern New Mexico University, it’s simply known as Dawg Days. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held every August before the fall semester classes begin, and it’s purpose is to help […]

It’s their job: Chad Heflin

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Chad Heflin Job: Co-owner of the Dawg Houze sports bar Time on the Job: The Dawg Houze officially opened Aug. 31. Background: Before opening the business, Heflin was a college student, majoring in special education and has also worked in construction. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. […]

Dawg Days kick off

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer If you set foot on the Eastern New Mexico University campus this weekend, you’ll probably be asking yourself, “Who let the dawgs out”, as ENMU’s freshman orientation program, Dawg Days, sends the green newcomers to various get acquainted events. “It gets them involved in the campus,” Rebecca Valdez, co-director […]

Dawg Houze one step closer to opening

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer After sitting quietly on Second Street for well over a year, the building called the Dawg Houze will soon house Portales’ newest package store. But as co-owner Chad Heflin explains, it’s already been a battle to get to this point. “It’s hard to open a business,” Heflin said. “But […]

Dawg Days starts long road for freshmen

By Tony Parra Another school year and another batch of new faces on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University were on hand to celebrate the beginning of Dawg Days and a leap into college life. The incoming freshman spent Thursday registering for classes, which begin on Monday, and used the rest of the afternoon […]

ENMU year starts with Dawg Days

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials want to give freshman a good first impression. That impression will come from the Third Annual Dawg Days festivities, which begin on Thursday. “If they feel like they don’t belong, they’re going to leave,” Will Kayatin, Director of Office of Student Activities and Organizations and Director of […]

Blessid Union concert to kick off ENMU fall semester

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University student activities organizers said on Monday the 2004 fall semester will be kicked off with an Aug. 28 concert featuring pop group Blessid Union of Souls. Jeff Blake, program coordinator of Eastern’s Associated Students Activities Board, said he saw the group play at a conference in Cincinnati and […]

Fair week could get boost from ENMU

By Tony Parra Hotel managers in Portales may be salivating once they see the schedule of events planned for the weekend of Aug. 27-29. The hard-hitting opening of the football season for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds and the soft cotton candy at the Roosevelt County Fair are just a few of the treats for […]

BBQ and tunes highlight Dawg Days

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Tony Parra The Dog Days of Summer can be a drag. Dawg Days at Eastern New Mexico University are another thing. Dawg Days is the name of four days of freshman orientation that started on Thursday with freshman moving into the dormitories and a barbecue at 5 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders plaza. “This is […]