Press release: ENMU’s Enrollment Surpasses 5,000 for First Time

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has surpassed an enrollment of 5,000 for the first time in school history with 5,080 students. The previous record was 4,685 students in the 2009 fall semester, so this semester’s enrollment is an increase of 8.4 percent over that number. Before that, the previous record of 4,342 in the […]

Our page — May 19

Honors Bridget Breen was inducted into the Chi Omega Sorority at Eastern New Mexico University at Portales. Breen is a freshman at ENMU majoring in Elementary Special Education. She is an active member of the Associated Students Activity Board. Her GPA for her first semester at ENMU was 3.42. She is a 2009 graduate of […]

Swine flu confirmed at ENMU

Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and the parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — had taken them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we think that’s better for […]

Press Release: ENMU graduation set for May 16

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University, in Portales, will host its 116th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena. There are 322 candidates for the 2009 spring graduation. The commencement speaker will be New Mexico state Sen. Gay Kernan, who serves on the Senate Education Committee.

ENMU student to spread the love

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Spread the love. That’s the mantra behind a special project developed by Lukas Cash. Cash is a student and special programs coordinator in distance education at Eastern New Mexico University. He is building a weblog called URLoved that lets people tell their loved ones how much they mean to […]

ENMU celebrates 1957 season

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When the Greyhound football team lost 45-20 last Saturday at Abilene Christian, it meant Eastern New Mexico University would again be just outside the Division II rankings. But it meant something else for Eastern New Mexico University (4-1). When this Mark Ribaudo-led Greyhounds squad suffered its first loss, it […]

CSI Portales? ENMU adding forensic science program

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers By Karl Terry Freedom Newspapers High-tech crime-solving science called forensics is a big part of TV crime dramas these days. But as the science as evolved over the last few years in the real world, the supply of forensic scientists hasn’t kept up with the demand. It’s that demand that […]

03-14-2007: Community Notes

THS drama class stages 1930s Hollywood parody What happens when the world’s worst movie producer travels to Vansyltrania to produce his next horrible horror movie? To find out, be at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. That’s where the drama class of Tucumcari High School will present a parody on 1930s […]

Couple finds love, degrees at ENMU

By Helena Rodriquez John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following careers in restaurant management and the birth of their two now-teenage daughters, […]

Sci-Fi writer Jack Williamson dies

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He was 98. A prolific writer, Williamson authored more than 50 novels and numerous short stories, including eight novels completed after he turned 90. His first story, “The Metal […]