Highlighted Events
  • Community Ed: CompuClinic every Thursday, 9-11 a.m.; Ceramics, Jan. 16 (7 week course) and Jan. 18 (14 week course); Freestyle Painting, Jan 16; Theater Arts, Jan. 18; Starting Your Own Business Workshop (free), Jan. 18
Coming Up
  • Community Ed: Community Choir, Jan. 22; MuseScore, Jan. 27
  • Creative Aging "Let's Talk About Dementia," led by Clara Farah, Ph.D. and Karen Rounds, Feb. 26
  • Welcome Reception for Dr. Carstens,
    Jan. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at ENMU-Ruidoso
  • Retirement Reception for Dr. Alred,
    Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. at Hotel Elegante, Ruidoso
Call 575-257-2120 for more information
Dr. Ryan Carstens named ENMU-Ruidoso President

Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso's College
  Board unanimously recommended Dr. D. Ryan Carstens be named the president of ENMU-Ruidoso at their meeting on Dec. 20.
ENMU President Dr. Jeff Elwell concurred and Carstens accepted the position. He will begin Jan. 15; a Welcome Reception will be held Jan. 22 at ENMU-Ruidoso (5:30 to 7 p.m.) 
"ENMU is an innovative institution, and I am honored to be joining the ENMU family in Ruidoso," Carstens said. "I look forward to working with ENMU-Ruidoso, our board of trustees and our local community leaders to envision a bright future for our community members, and to work with our university system and the state to sustain and promote the educational opportunities that will connect us to that future."

Carstens holds an Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a masters in curriculum and instruction and a bachelors in German with a minor in social studies, both from Oklahoma State University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute from the League for Innovation in the Community College.
President Dr. Clayton Alred, who has held the position since December 2009, will be retiring in January. A reception for Dr. Alred will be held on Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hotel Elegante, Ruidoso
Welcome New Employees:

Dr. Michael Swickard is our new Title V Project Manager (Michael.Swickard@enmu.edu).
Claudia Rupley is the Title V Online Services Specialist (Claudia.Rupley@enmu.edu).
Monica Gonzalez is the Adult Education / IBEST Instructor (Monica.Gonzalez@ enmu.edu). 
Take a minute (or two) to send a welcoming email or to stop by their offices and say 'Hello!' 

Spring 2018 Class Schedules now available online

Printed schedules are available on campus, however the online version will be updated whenever there are changes.  
Classes start Monday!
Contact your advisor to get registered for spring semester classes: 575-257-2120.  
Get the classes you need! 
Click on the link below to view the Spring class schedule: www.ruidoso.enmu.edu 
with Silas Laspada

Tutoring for computers and iPhones is held 2 days a week:
  • Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. in the ENMU computer lab, Room 101 or in Room 109
  • Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Ruidoso Community Center

There is help for those of us struggling with the digital world, and we can learn to help each other during these classes as well. Questions? Call or text Clara Farah at 575-336-1367 or 575-973-7835 or email her at clrfarah@gmail.com.

Community Education

Online Classes
Begin a new career by helping attorneys understand  
and resolve medical cases and claims
Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language  
Certificate/Career Training Programs
As a Certified Protection Officer (CPO), you are always in demand. Prepare for this exciting career through this online certification program
This is a brand new program that closes the gap between business and technology to help professionals understand how to align their business needs with their company's tech team   
  This program builds your proficiency in core tools for interactive development - Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects - and examines techniques for video production and video editing
ENMU-Ruidoso is now on SnapChat!

If you have a SnapChat account, snap or screenshot image at right with your mobile device to add. Join "enmuruidoso" on SnapChat today!