Change to county grievance procedure tabled

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners were poised Friday to delete a grievance procedure from their employee personnel policy. Then, four department chiefs objected and the measure failed in a flurry of confusing motions and procedures. “This is ridiculous,” said Commissioner Frank Blackburn, who minutes earlier had aligned himself with Commissioner Robert Sandoval to leave the […]

Recall election jeopardizes union reforms

If a national symbol exists for the movement to rein in the power of public employee unions, it is Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed aggressive measures to curb the power and influence of government unions and now faces a union-funded recall campaign, which, if successful will empower unions and expand their power in […]

ENMU briefs —

Employee and student briefs • Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy and Bill Gaedke have had a chapter accepted for publication in a book to appear in a few months. • Shaughnessy has an article appearing in the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving in the April 2011 issue. […]

Reader-submitted content: Easter contest benefits children’s home

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Roosevelt General Hospital employees decorated and stuffed 17 Easter baskets for an internal employee competition to benefit the Christian Children’s Home. The RGH Physicians Clinic front desk team took home first place for their creative basket overflowing with candy, stuffed bunnies and fun. “Every basket was a great representation of Easter and of the love […]

ENMU briefs —

Student and employee briefs • Jordan Kobritz, assistant professor of sport management and sport law, and co-author Steven Palmer, associate professor of business at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, had an article titled “Collegiate Coaches and FERPA” published in the Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning in February. • The Office of Communication Services won the […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 17

Employee brief Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as a reviewer for the World Journal of Psychology.

City employee reports park tables vandalized

PNT staff report Someone vandalized three picnic tables at Lindsey Park over the weekend, a City of Portales Parks Department employee said. Groundskeeper Tony Flores, who also lives near the park, said the wooden tables were missing boards when he and his co-workers arrived to clean the park 8 a.m. Monday. The boards had been […]

ENMU briefs — Sept. 29

Employee and alumni briefs • Chris Taylor of the College of Business and co-authors Nelson Barber of University of New Hampshire and Cynthia Deale of Eastern Carolina have had an article titled “Wine packaging: Marketing towards consumer lifestyle to build brand equity and increase revenue” published in the International Journal of Revenue Management. • Sean […]

Aug. 11 — ENMU briefs

Employee briefs • The search for the next dean for the Eastern New Mexico University College of Business is ongoing. Since Monday, Christopher Taylor has been filling the role of interim dean of the College of Business until a permanent hire is made. • Manny Varela, professor of biology, has been notified he is a […]

ENMU briefs — May 5

Employee briefs • Marshall “Dillon” Kennedy plans to retire as of June 30 from Eastern New Mexico University’s University printing service after 17 years, plus one year of part-time work. Kennedy said he plans to enjoy his wife, children and grandchildren after retirement. “Gardening, grilling and fishing at Fort Sumner Lake have been my hobbies, […]

ENMU briefs — April 21

Employee briefs • Math instructor Kim Luna plans to retire May 15, after beginning at Eastern New Mexico University in 1980. She teaches trigonometry, statistics, college algebra and mathematical discovery. • Olympia Chino, a department division secretary in the Technology Building, plans to retire June 30 after 28 years of employment. • ENMU alumnus Jesse […]

Yucca Telecom closing for funeral

PNT staff reports Yucca Telecom will close all day Friday for the funeral of Steven Richards, who worked with the business for 37 years, said Nancy Gentry, administrative assistant and public relations employee.

Feb. 9 ENMU Briefs

Employee briefs • Bonnie Ballard, a former graduate student in Communicative Disorders, and Phillip Million, a professor of Communicative Disorders, presented a paper, “An Assessment of the Efficacy of Critical Listening Skills in the Hearing-Impaired,” at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in November in New Orleans. • On Jan. 23 at […]

12/8 ENMU briefs

Faculty and employee briefs Anthony B. Schroeder, professor emeritus, and Glenda Balas published their work with using oral history in the communication classroom in “Action Research in the Classroom.” Tracy Henderson is the new advisor for International Students, replacing Phil Gill, who has accepted a position at Texas Tech University. Barbara James, director of Campus […]

11/24 ENMU briefs

Employee briefs Donald “Doc” Elder III, Eastern New Mexico University professor of history, wrote a book review for the September/October issue of the journal “Space Times.” He reviewed “Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight” by David Mindell. Robin Wells and Michael F. Shaughnessy of the Educational Studies Department had an article titled “An Interview […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to be a cancerous tumor was discovered early, the Portales city library employee has continued on with her life. When Swopes thinks […]

Nov. 17, 1963

C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.

Oct. 27 ENMU Briefs

Employee, alumni briefs • Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as editor-in-chief of the SENG Newsletter. SENG is an abbreviation for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted. He will assume the post Nov. 1. • The Zeta-Pi Chapter of the history national honors fraternity Phi Alph Theta welcomes […]

Oct. 20 ENMU Briefs

Student, employee briefs • A composition entitled “Procession,” by Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, was performed at the 2009 Society of Composers, Inc. Region V conference Oct. 8-10 at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. The performers were oboist Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, with Dal Porto at the piano. • A photograph by […]

Oct. 5 ENMU Briefs

Alumni, employee briefs • Michael F. Shaughnessy, professor of special education, and Teresa Rowlinson of New Mexico State University are being published in Gifted Education Press. • Shaughnessy and Linda Dale Bloomberg of the Teachers College at Columbia University are being published in the International Journal of Education and Sociology. • Mark Dal Porto, professor […]