Aug. 9, 2007 Education Digest

CHS student orientation Tuesday
Orientation for sophomores and new students at Clovis High School will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the CHS Lecture Hall, according to a news release.
A campus tour will follow from 9:45 -10:20 a.m., with an abbreviated class schedule through 11:40 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided for participants. Another abbreviated class schedule will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run through 1:50 p.m.
An activities/club fair will be held from 2 – 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Participants will be able to learn about the high school’s clubs and activities.
“We’ve designed this to be a fun day,” said CHS Principal Jody Balch. “This is going to be a great time for all new students to the high school to get familiar with the campus, their teachers, the clubs and organizations and high school life in general.”
Balch added that attendance is not mandatory.
Bus transportation will be available for students who normally ride a bus.
Information: 769-4350.

Program keeps accreditation
Eastern New Mexico University’s bachelor of science in nursing completion program has received continuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission through the spring of 2015, according to an ENMU news release.
“We are very proud of our nursing program,” said ENMU president Steven Gamble. “There is a critical shortage of nurses in our country, and we are very pleased that Eastern has a top-quality, fully accredited program to help fill this need.”
ENMU is the only institution that prepares bachelor’s-qualified nurses in eastern New Mexico, according to Mary Ayala, dean of ENMU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The university’s nursing program is designed with the working registered nurse in mind, according to ENMU nursing instructor Lorraine Goodrich.
“Nurses who graduate from the program are prepared for advanced study or for a professional nursing career,” she said.
For information, contact Goodrich at 562-2403 or

Central Baptist hosts educators
Central Baptist Church will hold its educators luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Clovis public school educators, support staff and school personnel are invited to the event, which is held annually to show appreciation for what they do for Clovis’ youth, according to Central Baptist’s Anne Linville, an event coordinator.
The luncheon will be held in the foyer of the church at 2501 Norris St.
Information: 762-4727.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ news editor Jean Verlich She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: