Overcoming racial bias

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A professor of law presented studies showing unconscious bias against blacks by both whites and blacks Wednesday, but she also said it can be overcome. Speaking to a mixed race audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University, University of New Mexico Dickason Professor of Law Sherri Burr also said […]

Volunteers: Vern Witten

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Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University math professor Volunteer work: He’s served with the Wesley Foundation at ENMU for 40 years, including time on the board of directors. He’s also tutored elementary-aged through college students at no charge; and served with Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties on the board of […]

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 […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

Anniversary

Smartnick Wilbur (Web) and Jan Smartnick of Portales celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration is hosted by their children. The couple married Aug. 1, 1959, in Durango, Colo. They have three children and three grandchildren. He is […]

ENMU professor, debate coach retiring

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After 33 years of teaching and wearing many hats at Eastern New Mexico University, Anthony Schroeder, professor of communications and director of the debate and forensics team, is retiring. Senior communications major Erin Griffith had Schroeder as a professor for two class and as debate coach. She meet him […]

March 31 ENMU briefs

Enrollment increases Based on the most recent second eight-week enrollment numbers and additional enrollments expected in graduate courses, workshops and May courses, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jamie Laurenz has said he is very optimistic that the university has achieved its goal for growth and will earn an increase in funding for fall 2010. Music […]

March 3, 2009 ENMU briefs

Employee and alumni briefs Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and his laboratory people have had an article accepted for publication in refereed journal Archives of Microbiology. Co-authors are post-doctoral fellow Sanath Kumar, collaborator from India Ammini Parvathi, graduate student Ricardo Hernandez and undergraduate student Kathleen Cadle. Jordan Kobritz was recently interviewed on the “Papa Joe […]

Music department set for production

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Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is directed by Jeannie Ornellas, ENMU music professor. The cast features new assistant professor of voice Jason Vest as the rejected suitor Alfred, […]

Local Brief Dec. 16

PNT staff ENMU professor to head Ag Expo Terry Ervin, Eastern New Mexico University professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, has been selected to serve a second term as chairman of the New Mexico Ag Expo. Ervin’s plans for next year’s Ag Expo include increasing the number of […]