Williamson lecture set to begin Friday
Author Steven Gould will be the featured speaker during the Williamson Lectureship on Friday at Eastern New Mexico University.
Gould’s novel is the basis for the recently released science fiction movie “Jumper.”
The Williamson Lectureship honors the late science fiction author and retired ENMU professor Jack Williamson.
Preceding the lectureship luncheon, Alberto Rojo, associate professor of physics at Oakland University, will discuss the scientific concepts behind the book and movie-adaptation such as teleportation and quantum mechanics.
What: Williamson Lectureship
Where: Eastern New Mexico University
Lecture: 10 a.m., Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building
Luncheon: 11:45 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom
Information: Patrice Caldwell at 575-562-2315
Local schools place at spirit competition
Four area schools placed in the 2008 NMAA State Spirit Competition April 3-5 at The Pit at the University of New Mexico according to NMAA’s Web site. The competition was split into two categories: Cheer and drill/dance.
• Texico, second, Class 2A
• Melrose, fourth, Class 1A
• Clovis Christian, sixth, Class 1A
• Clovis, eighth, Class 5A
• Clovis, 11th, Class 5A
ENMU-Roswell provost retiring after 35 years
ENMU-Roswell provost Judy Armstrong is retiring after a 35 year tenure at the university.
She was appointed provost in February 2002.
Domenici requesting $1 million for college
U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici said he has requested $1 million for the 2009 fiscal year to upgrade technology at ENMU in Portales, accoring to a press release.
Domenici requested the funds through the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education fund.
The funds would be used to upgrade items such as computers, telecommunications equipment and backup servers.
Texas Tech plans merit scholarship funding rise
Texas Tech University will be increasing the funding for Merit Scholarships by 64 percent, according to a school press release.
New Merit Scholar recipients will receive scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 per year.
Also, students in the top 15 percent are guaranteed a merit-based scholarship as opposed to 10 percent prior to the update.
For more information contact Becky Wilson at 806-742-3426
Texico FFA teams place in Las Cruces contest
Four Texico FFA teams placed at the state FFA career development contest last weekend at Las Cruces.
Texico finished second in the overall sweepstakes.
• The poultry team of Brett Anderson, Shelby Cockerham, Bryn Mayfield and Brooke Bailey took first and qualified for the national convention in Indianapolis in October;
• The land team of Daniel Schueler, Josh Murray, Micah Mayfield and Seth Bailey finished second and qualified for the national contest in Oklahoma in May;
• The Quiz Bowl team of Taylor Lane, Kylynn Thomas, Aspyn Reames and Myrna Reynosa finished second;
• Fallon Scanlan finished second in dairy.
Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org