A Blast from the Past

ENMU student participating in Casino Night

By Tiffany Boyd

On Wednesday, September 7th, students were treated to an evening of fun and entertainment with the “Grease is the Word” Casino Night and Dance. This social event combined the excitement of playing traditional casino games within the sock hop dance era, the 50s.

Throughout the night, students played games to earn chips, which they used to bid on prizes in the auction at the end of the night. The games consisted of: Poker, Bingo, Black jack, Roulette, and the most popular game of the night, Texas Hold’em.

The dance floor was covered with retro colors of light, flickering, against the pink and black balloons that surrounded the dancing greyhounds. There were poodle skirts and slick back hair that brought the theme of “Grease” to reality.

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The ENMU Justice League Hosts Another Movie Night!

The ENMU Justice League is hosting another interest meeting and a movie night!!! We’re showing The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew McConaughey. If you’re interested in Criminal Justice, Law, or Public Policy this club would be perfect for you! Please drop by! Snacks will be provided!

When: September 13, 2011

Where: COB Rm. 109

Time: 6:30 p.m.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the movie around 7 p.m.

If you have any questions or conflicts please feel free to contact us!

Preisdent: Shelby Hatch


Sponsors: Dr. Michael Ryan


                Dr. Tim Cunha


ENMU Hosting Photography Exhibit

PORTALES–Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host a solo exhibition, “Our Fill of Elsewhere,” of the photography of Sherwin Rivera Tibayan beginning Sunday, Sept. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 1 during normal library hours (call 575-562-2624 for hours).

A reception will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 in Runnels Gallery.

 “The images comprise selections from two of my projects, Best General View and Horror Vacui,” said Tibayan on his website.

“My recent projects are influenced by the visual benefits of—and challenges posed by—digital culture to our relationship with the history of images.”

“”Best General View’ is a project that considers both the recorded and irretrievable histories a person steps into when making a photograph in the American West. Using an old screen, found color slides, and wall-sized projections, my images are a collaboration of sorts, taken both side-by-side and within the light and landscapes of an anonymous photographer, like a pair of familiar strangers on the same guided tour,” said Tibayan on his website.

“”Horror Vacui’ surveys the material presence of empty billboards and considers their capacity to comment on the environments that surround them,” according to his website.

The artist has a bachelor of arts from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  He has also studied abroad atKarl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, during spring of 2004.

The artist is currently a candidate for a master’s of fine arts at the University of Oklahoma.

To view more artwork or contact Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, visit www.sherwinriveratibayan.com .

For more information call Bryan Hahn at 575-562-2778.


By Matt Hall

Does all that homework, the activities, the meetings and other such things have you  hanging on you like you’re running a marathon with a refrigerator on your back instead of a little three pound water bottle in your hand? Does it seem like there is no way out? College can be a stressful time in life, and it is not easy when it is coupled with a feeling of hopelessness.

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