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 […]

Letters to the editor: Drivers should take extra precautions

Drivers should take extra precautions School began for most Portales students last week. I was surprised that I didn’t see any patrol officers around to serve as a reminder of the school zone speed limit. As I was waiting for my children after school at Valencia Elementary last week, I noticed two vehicles pass through […]

Portales school officials excited to start

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By Jennifer Neilson: PNT correspondent Enthusiasm is in the air as classes start today at Portales Most students will jump right into their routine for the year. James Elementary School will have testing by appointment this week and begin classes Aug. 23, according to Principal Mark Gormley. Testing at James will be for first and […]

Aug. 9 — Dora news

The first day of school for grades K through 12 is Wednesday. Superintendent Steve Barron and Principal Brandon Hays, along with the entire staff, wish to welcome students back from summer break as we begin the 2011-2012 school year. Preschool students will begin their year the week of Aug. 22.

Local schools ready for students

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Alisa Boswell With school starting for the Clovis and Portales districts this month, local school officials are saying students can fill their backpacks and file in because the two districts are ready for them. From re-paved parking lots and new computers for some schools to complete makeovers for others, a lot of changes are awaiting […]

ENMU briefs — Aug. 3

Associated professor serves as program director Eastern New Mexico University Associate Professor of Physics Bill Andersen served as director of the Summer Science Program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology campus June 18 through July 24. Out of around 670 applicants, 72 students from around the globe were chosen to attend. The […]

Thursday morning briefing: The price of lunch, a new house and full rights granted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. No free lunch Clovis Municipal Schools’ students who buy regular priced lunches will see a 5-cent per meal increase beginning in August with the 2011-2012 school year. Prices will increase from $1.75 to $1.80 per meal for elementary school students and from $2 to […]

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

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Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual performance of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class will take place Tuesday, promising a line-up of classic music selections. Set for 7 p.m. in the college’s Town Hall, the performance, titled “An Evening of Classics,” will feature the stage singing of 14 students. Instructor Caleb Brandon said the performance […]

Students spend summer on archaeological dig in Spain

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Alisa Boswell Two Eastern New Mexico University juniors recently returned from an archeological dig in Spain where they helped excavate the remains of an ancient pre-Roman civilization called the Vaccea. Ethan Ortega, a 20-year-old anthropology major, said he began researching field opportunities on the Internet after university archeology professors encouraged him and other archeology students […]

July 20 — ENMU briefs

Students visiting Guatemala Students from multiple Eastern New Mexico campuses are participating in a Spanish language immersion trip to Guatemala this summer. Seventeen people went on the trip, which began July 3 and will end July 28. Participant Mackenzie Morris, a pre-physical therapy major with a Spanish minor, said the school participates in many such […]

Upward Bound program could be cut

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Argen Duncan Leaders of the Upward Bound program, which aims to help high school students get to college, fear they’ll have to stop work for at least a year due to federal budget cuts. Upward Bound, part of the federal TRiO program, gets all of its money from the U.S. government. Upward Bound operates at […]

ENMU briefs — June 29

Texbook rental program set Beginning in fall 2011, the Eastern New Mexico University Bookstore is set to offer a new, multi-channel textbook rental program. The program allows students to rent their textbooks for less than 50 percent of the cost of purchasing a new printed textbook. Students will be able to rent their books either […]

School officials observe rise in special education students

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Argen Duncan Portales Municipal Schools has seen the number of special education students rise more than the overall enrollment increase, and administrators say they’re doing whatever they need to serve every student. At the May school board meeting, Director of Special Student Services Jacqueline “Jackie” Burns said the number of special education students increased 10.8 […]

Students discuss their next steps

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Alisa Boswell Graduations are looming this weekend and next and the days are getting shorter as seniors from Floyd, Elida and Dora high schools wind down the school. “I don’t really have anything to do today,” said Jalayna Roberts, 17, of Dora High School, on Thursday. “I just came to be able to experience my […]

BPA students receive national recognition

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Argen Duncan Dora High School students ranked high in the crowd at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference earlier this month. BPA adviser Colleen Tollett said Dora and Melrose students competed at the national conference. Dora’s parliamentary procedure team, composed of first-year competitors, took second place out of 30 teams, and the school’s […]

Art show unveils students’ talent

“T he signs are in the stars.” So spoke Kary Mathys, newly graduated bachelor of fine art student of Eastern New Mexico University. She went on, describing her art work: “I find inspiration from myths, from images that inspire me.” The mythical inspiration is obvious in her style, in the clean, bold, aspect of her […]

PHS students join ‘Little Dresses for Africa’ program

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Argen Duncan Putting their skills to work for someone else, Portales High School clothing design students are making dresses for impoverished girls. Each of the 30 students in Laura Adkins’ “Clothing and Costume Design” class is making a dress for the Little Dresses for Africa program. “I hope that they get out (of the project) […]

Reader-submitted content: RGH offer students experience

Amber Hamilton Students from throughout New Mexico and West Texas have been gleaning clinical hours and vital direct patient care experience in several Roosevelt General Hospital departments and at the RGH Physicians Clinic this semester. Nursing, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, pharmacy and the emergency department have provided a teaching environment to allow students to develop […]

ENMU briefs — May 4

More ENMU students recieving Lottery scholarships In the 2010 spring semester, Eastern New Mexico University had more students receiving Lottery Scholarships than New Mexico Highlands University, Northern New Mexico College and Western New Mexico University combined. ENMU had 825 students receiving Lottery Scholarships, compared to 315 at NMHU, 198 at WNMU and 184 at NNMC. […]

ENMU, grade school students to perform play

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Argen Duncan College students and local children are taking on a leprechaun who won’t wear green, mean girls and confusion over the meaning of Cinco de Mayo. Seventeen Eastern New Mexico University theatre students and around two dozen children are putting on the humorous play “The HOWLS Detective Agency — Helping Out With Large Situations” […]