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Federal Reserve Visits ENMU

By: Kevin Sanders

Eastern New Mexico University hosted an economic symposium titled “Crisis, Recession and Recovery: What’s Next for the Economy?” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Becky Sharp Auditorium. Guest speakers included: Senior Economists Roberto Coronado and Thomas Siems, in addition to Vice President in Charge of the El Paso branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Gilmer. According to the literature provided the symposium, “…hoped to shed some light on the national and regional economy, as well as Mexico and the border region.”
Interim Dean of ENMU College of Business, Christopher Taylor, an organizer of the event, spoke first, introducing Gilmer, then outlined the day’s agenda before ceding the stage to Coronado and Siems.
Coronado’s presentation, “U.S.-Mexico Economic Integration: The Role of Trade and The Border Region,” highlighted recent economic trends in both nations, with emphasis on the States along the border. Coronado notes that “Mexico now plays a more important role in the North American auto sector,” concluding that “the U.S. auto sector is expected to continue to grow, and this should be good news to the trade flows between the U.S. and Mexico.” When asked how drug-cartel violence affects the economy, Coronado said that while instability causes bad effects south of the border, U.S. border cities tend to attract Mexican capital inflow because of their relative stability.
Siems followed with a presentation titled “The Road Less Traveled: Is Cowboy Capitalism Exceptional?” Siems explained that the U.S. economy is increasingly service-based, and those services are in turn increasingly knowledge-based. Short version: “Education is important,” which he reiterated in response to a question regarding future employment trends.
Finally, Gilmer’s presentation, “New Mexico in the Economic Recovery: Uncertain Times Continue,” analyzed our State’s position among the economies of the region, nation, and globe. Gilmer characterized New Mexico’s recovery as “sluggish and uneven,” but added that “high commodity prices create pockets of strength across the state- oil, natural gas, cotton, copper, lumber, potash, pecans.”
When asked what would be the effect of replacing Dodd-Frank [the 2010 regulation law] with the prior Glass-Steagall [1933 regulation law]? Answer, Dr. Gilmer: “I’m no expert,” and further, speaking for himself rather than the Federal Reserve, “That might have happened a few years ago when the ‘too big to fail’ banks, which I don’t agree with, were [in ruin], but now they are too strong… financially and politically.”

Hispanic Heritage Month weekly events

Event: “Hispanic Rey y Reina Competition”
Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Campus Ballroom
Description: Support ENMU students as they compete for the title of Hispanic King and Queen. Contestants will be judged in three areas: Talent, Hispanic Knowledge, and ENMU Spirit.

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Hispanic Heritage Calendar

Hispanic Heritage Month

Title: Quiz Day
Date: Tuesday, September 20th
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:  Campus Union Building Lobby
Description: Test your knowledge of the Hispanic culture. How much do you know?  Win Prizes!!!

Title: “Protecting You / Protecting Me” by David Garcia
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 2:00pm
Location:  Pecos Room
Description: David Garcia is a Senior Certified Prevention Specialist, in the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Prevention fields will present “Protecting You / Protecting Me”. This program teaches the consequences on drug use and how it affects communities and especially families.

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Golden Nugget

By Addie Calkins – Contributing Writer

Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library offers much more than a place for you to surf Facebook during off hours.  While the students’ computer lab is well loved by all walks of Greyhound life, the library department adjacent to it – Media Services – offers campus and public community members valuable help where numerous projects are concerned.

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ENMU – Iraq and Afghanistan Military Care Package Campaign

Do you have a parent or sibling serving in a military branch and stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan? Eastern New Mexico University students and employees are reaching out to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with a “care package” campaign to let the troops know they haven’t been forgotten. It is our sincere hope that our efforts will demonstrate how much we appreciate our military’s efforts as well as honoring loved ones that are serving our country. This project started during the summer of 2008, and nineteen of our military members have been honored with a package from ENMU.

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Hispanic Heritage Month (weekly events)

Piñata Day and Slam Poet: Gabriela García Medina

Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 11-1
Location: Dallan Sanders Patio (Campus Union Lobby)
Description:  Hispanic Affairs will have a table in the CUB Lobby to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. At 12 we will go outside and break the Piñata.

Sodexo Stations
Date: Friday, September 16th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Sodexo Cafeteria
Description: Eat Hispanic  food throughout all the stations to commemorate in Independence Day of some Latin American Countries

“Misadventures in Fieldwork: Cultural Lessons Learned from Fieldwork in Mexico and Peru”
Date: Monday, September 19th
Time: 3:00pm
Location:  Aztec
Description: Dr. McDowell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will present a plethora of hysterical stories and rich cultural knowledge gained-all the stuff cultural anthropologists do not discuss enough!

CSP Students Have Fun!

By Johnathan Petit

The College Success Program held its first workshop, CSP 101, last Tuesday. The workshop focused on educating students about the benefits of being a CSP student. Students learned about the various programs available, including: scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, career counseling, and receiving help with resumes, degree plans, financial aid, and FAFSA. 

The College Success Program is designed to help students stay in college and make good grades. The program provides opportunities for academic development and helps keep students motivated in many ways. One way includes free cultural events and trips for its members. Last spring the program hosted weekend trips to the state capitol, and to west Texas where students went to museums, restaurants, and sightseeing. 

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