ENMU briefs — Dec. 21

Hispanic Affairs gathering school supplies Hispanic Affairs has taken the lead in gathering school supplies for the Bethel Orphanage, located in Juarez, Mexico. The drop off box is located in The Alley by the Hispanic Affairs’ door. All the donations will be delivered during Spring Break.

Celebrate diversity while working together

Freedom New Mexico Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins this week, actually started as a single week in the 1960s under the Johnson administration; it was expanded in 1988 to cover the 30 days between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The dates cover independence anniversaries for Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, […]

Slam poet kicks off Hispanic Heritage month

Jillian Holbert An internationally-renowned poet takes center stage 8 p.m. today at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom to kick off the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Gabriela Garcia Medina has received international acclaim and has traveled to Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Switzerland and all over the U.S. to perform her poetry. This poet has […]

Census: Hispanic population grew 34 percent in Roosevelt County

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Argen Duncan Like the rest of New Mexico, Roosevelt and Curry counties saw a leap in the Hispanic population in the last decade, according to the latest U.S. Census numbers. Roosevelt County’s Hispanic population age 18 and older grew 34.2 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to the census. The county’s adult Anglo population, on […]

Unknowns surround gay policy

Department of Defense actuaries can tell you that half of all service members are married. They know that 14 percent of enlisted are women and 11.6 percent are Hispanic. They even know that 20.2 percent of members are Roman Catholic and less than 1 percent are Jewish. But, they will caution, 19.5 percent claim no […]

My turn: Latinas making progress

This month, Susana Martinez became not only the first female governor-elect in New Mexico, but the first Hispanic female governor-elect in our country. It was only a little over a year ago that another Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, became the first Hispanic appointed to an even higher office, the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2007, the Center […]

Press release: Southwest Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Coming To Clovis

New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the […]

ENMU continues celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Jared Tucker Celebration and understanding different cultures is the objective behind this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern New Mexico University, and coordinators say the free events are open to both students and the public. Daniela Garcia, director of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU, said the month of recognition is geared to educate people about the […]

Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Hispanic heritage Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Heritage Month is under way. Hispanic Affairs has events planned almost daily. These include speakers, a presentation on the legend of The Wailing Woman and arts and crafts. Information: Check the ENMU online calendar at www.enmu.edu or call […]

Student group protesting candidate visit

Argen Duncan A disagreement has arisen among two groups at Eastern New Mexico University as to whether gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez should have been invited to speak as a role model for Hispanic people. Hispanic Heritage Month activities organizers invited Martinez to speak as a role model to encourage students, but a Hispanic advocacy group […]

Press release: Bingaman: N.M. universities receive grants to support Hispanic students

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that four New Mexico Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI) will receive federal grants to enhance their ability to serve underserved students and develop a skilled work force. HSIs are schools with a high percentage of Hispanic students. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of […]

Programs in place to attract, retain Hispanic students

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A national trend of growing Hispanic student populations hasn’t escaped eastern New Mexico’s institutions of higher learning. Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are offering programs and services designed to appeal and retain their growing Hispanic student population. A recent national survey of 176 institutions noted 55 […]

College’s Hispanic population up 7 percent

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By Celena Cordova: PNT Staff Writer The number of Hispanic students enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University has increased 7 percent in the past 10 years, according to school officials, which means more than a quarter of the school’s 4,000 students are Hispanic. ENMU President Steven G. Gamble said several factors contribute to the increased […]

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 […]

Voting critical part of being heard

By Helena Rodriguez I cast my vote in the New Mexico caucus last week and, if we’re lucky, we may finally learn the results today — only a week-and-a-half after the fact. New Mexico will be the last of the Super Tuesday states to announce results from the Feb. 5 balloting. If we Nuevo Mejicanos […]

Anti-Hispanic attitude becoming prevalent

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Growing up in an ethnocentric world, the barrio of north Portales, my ethnicity was a major factor in my early life. Now, it’s not color of skin or language that unites me with people. It’s common Christian beliefs. But in my adult life, I’ve learned you cannot entirely separate the […]

Woman robbed at knife point

PNT Staff Report Portales Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at a Portales real estate office. Officers were dispatched to Eastern Sunbelt Real Estate, 801 S. Ave. C, at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday after dispatchers received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police […]

ENMU receives help as Hispanic serving institution

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The U.S. Senate passed a bill Saturday including a provision that will make it easier for Eastern New Mexico University and other New Mexico schools with high percentages of Hispanic students to receive and keep federal aid, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The bill […]

ENMU set for second Latino Leadership Summit

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Diego Espinoza said he helped start the Latino Leadership Summit to provide information and expose Hispanic students to a college setting. The second annual summit featuring guest speakers, financial workshops and campus tours is being held Friday at Eastern New Mexico University. “It’s going to be a day to […]