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1-22-08 ENMU Briefs


January 21, 2008

ENMU presenting ‘Perla de Luna’

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present “Perla de Luna” at 7 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Saturday in the University Theater Center, Studio.

General admission is $4.

Directed by Felipe Macias, professor of theatre at ENMU, the play is part of a series of Portales “porch” plays currently in development by ENMU alumni and Portales native Leonard Madrid.

The play features Hillary Livingston and DeDe Gonzales of Portales.

Information: 562.2711 or 562.2710.

Coat of arms presentation set

ENMU’s Hispanic Affairs will hold a presentation on coat of arms at 5 p.m. today in the Navajo Room.

Information: 562.2451 or e-mail

Stress workshop set

ENMU’s Lunch and Learn workshop series will present a workshop on stress in the workplace from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the CUB Sandia Room.

To RSVP, e-mail or call ext. 4323. Seating is limited.

Faculty briefs

• Michael F. Shaughnessy and Alan and Nadeen Kaufman have a paper appearing in the latest issue of the North American Journal of Psychology. The Kaufmans are the authors of the K-ABC-II and the K-TEA-2, two influential tests of intelligence and achievement.

• Kayla Paulk, ENMU vocal coach and accompanist, accompanied the New Mexico All-State Mixed Chorus in rehearsals and performances Jan. 10–12 at the University of New Mexico.

Nearly 300 auditioned singers from across the state of New Mexico gathered at UNM for two days of rehearsal and a final performance for an audience of 5,000 parents, teachers, administrators, and friends.

Florida State University’s Andre’ Thomas was the conductor and clinician of this year’s All-State Mixed Chorus.

• The ENMU Chamber Singers performed for an audience of 500 all-State singers, teacher, administrators, and friends in Woodward Hall at the University of New Mexico on Jan. 11.

Under the direction of Jason Paulk ENMU choirs gave a performance of repertoire drawn from their fall and holiday concerts, as well as their upcoming West Texas recruitment tour.

The choirs were accompanied by Kayla Paulk, ENMU vocal coach and accompanist and joined by Neil Rutland, percussion instructor and associate director of bands, playing tambourine for two of their Spanish pieces, as well as Jean Wozencraft-Ornellas, professor of voice and newly-inducted New Mexico Music Educators’ Hall of Fame member, as soprano soloist in their final piece.

• Kayla Paulk, ENMU vocal coach and accompanist, was selected as one of two official accompanists for the Music Teacher’s National Association Regional Competition on Saturday and Sunday at New Mexico State University.

She was scheduled to perform the orchestral reductions for several piano and cello concerti, as well as piano accompaniments for oboe and violin works.

The musicians she will accompany are young artists ranging from high-school age to graduate level, and they represent Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

• Invited by National Science Foundation, Juchao Yan, associate professor of chemistry, served as a review panelist in Arlington, Va., for one of the most competitive research programs in the Division of Chemistry at NSF.

• Donald C. Elder III, professor of history, had a book review included in the November/December issue of the journal Space Times. He reviewed “Testing the Limits; Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Flight,” by Maura Mackowski, published by Texas A&M University Press.

• Michael F. Shaughnessy and Melissa Winkle have had a paper accepted for publication in Exceptional Parent, slated to be published in May of this year.


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