Victim’s family hopes to change youth-sentencing law

Sharna Johnson The family of an Eastern New Mexico University student fatally shot by a 13-year-old neighbor say they plan to try to change the laws for youthful offenders in memory of Angel Vale. Convicted of her murder, D’Angelo Montoya was sentenced June 6 to the custody of the state Children Youth and Families Division […]

Reader-submitted content: ENMU student starts tornado relief effort

Robin Haislett Lawrence Baker, an Eastern New Mexico University senior communications student from Portales and Dumas, Texas, is spearheading an effort to donate goods to the children impacted by the devastating tornado that decimated Joplin, Mo. Baker lived near Joplin, Mo. for a few years. While watching the news he was shocked “to just see […]

ENMU briefs — May 25

Aqua aerobics course on tap Emily Meadows is teaching a morning aqua aerobics course in the Eastern New Mexico University Distance Education and Outreach program this summer. Meadows said the water is a great alternative for those who suffer from back pain or other ailments, and the resistance provided by the pool will improve cardiovascular […]

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. […]

Former Dora coached charged for sexual misconduct

PNT Reports A former Dora Consolidated School coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a student athlete, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Amber Shaw, 28, is charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact with a minor, both fourth-degree felonies. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said several years ago, while Shaw […]

ENMU student seeking new hyena enclosure for zoo

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Stephanie Nutter is on a mission to bring a pair of hyenas back to earth. In between working on her archeology thesis and running a non-profit organization, the energetic Eastern New Mexico University graduate student has also taken on a project to create a new enclosure for two hyenas at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The […]

Gay rights student group plans rally against bullying

Russell Anglin A new gay rights advocacy group at Eastern New Mexico University is planning a demonstration Friday to discourage bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual individuals. Students for Equality, a chartered student organization founded by Robert Johnston, 18, a freshman political science major from Albuquerque, will participate in the National Day […]

Lindsey-Steiner fifth-grader saves fellow student

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Alisa Boswell Jesus Lavalle, a fifth grade elementary student at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary, may be an example of how heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Lavalle, 10, was eating lunch in the school cafeteria Monday afternoon when another fifth grade student began to choke on a corn dog at the other side of the table. […]

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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 […]

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Double major wins awards Eastern New Mexico University student Ebony Cooper, double majoring in English and religion, won a double award from the Zondervan Publishing Company, for Excellence in Biblical Languages. The awards were for Hebrew and Greek. All Greek and Hebrew students at ENMU are eligible to compete for the Zondervan Awards. This is […]