Reporter’s Notebook: Students give campus fresh coat of paint

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 18 students spent their summer painting the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, according to Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy. The painting involved switching the school colors at what was Gattis Junior High from gray and green to the high school’s signature purple and white. “The kids […]

Fresh(man) start

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Leigh Morris, an instructional coach at Clovis High School Freshman Campus, shows off the new school logo in the gym Tuesday morning. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Nothing much of the old school building will resemble Gattis Junior High School, save for some memorabilia displayed in the school’s lobby. Gone […]

Education Feature: Officials: CCC safety step ahead

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College is ahead of a state safety plan to prepare colleges for a Virginia Tech-type event, a CCC official said. Soon after the Virginia Tech shootings, new locks were installed on doors inside buildings at the college for a lock-down procedure in the event a gunman opens […]

ENMU buys server for Portales campus

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has purchased a new WebCT server that will be housed on the Portales campus. Having the new server on the ENMU campus will allow daily backups and maintenance to be performed, said Distance Education and Outreach Director Trish McGuire. “I think it will be much better […]

ENMU regents OK tuition hike

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Higher education costs are going up across the state and nation, and Eastern New Mexico University will be no different. The ENMU Board of Regents took care of a lengthy agenda Friday, much of which involved discussion of tuition, fees and boarding increases at the university. The meeting also addressed […]

Richardson taps officials with area ties for safety panel

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday named members of a higher education Campus Safety Task Force created in response to Monday’s killings of 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus by a student who then committed suicide. The panel, which includes leaders from the state Public Safety and Higher […]

Local official: Schools can’t ignore violence

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers In the wake of shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., experts on security are saying acts of violence on college and school campuses can and do occur in communities of all sizes. Officials at Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College said Monday they take […]

Gunman kills 32 at Virginia Tech shooting before committing suicide

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An unidentified man sits handcuffed under the Drill Field review stand Monday while officials check Burruss Hall for safety following a shooting incident on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. (AP photo: Alan Kim) By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest […]

University founder returns for graduation

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The founder of Wayland Baptist’s Clovis campus, Carol Green, returned Friday to Clovis to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the campus. (Courtesy photo: Scott Hendershot) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ten years ago, the Clovis campus of Wayland Baptist University consisted of a black filing cabinet, two old desks and four rotary dial telephones […]

Ninth-grade academy gets official name

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Students walk the hallways of Gattis Junior High School, which will be converted into a ninth-grade academy. (CNJ staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Plans for the Clovis ninth-grade academy are progressing smoothly, according to Clovis Schools officials. Officials have decided to name the academy the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, […]