A small public university
located in Portales
, New Mexico
. It's the Land of Enchantment
est state university
, opening its doors in just 1934. It offers undergraduate
ENMU is an inexpensive school
(in fact, one of the best things about the university is that they give out scholarship
s like candy at Christmas -- if you can't get a free ride
on your tuition
, you just ain't trying!), but the administrators
seem to be working hard to increase the level of bureaucracy
, so that they'll be more admired by other, larger, more bureaucratic colleges.
d -- there is a ton more greenery
than you'd ever expect to find in rural
eastern New Mexico. Much of campus life
is centered around the fountain
in the middle of the campus, though I hear the administration
plans to destroy
it so they can build some gruesome amphitheatre
in its place. The campus library
is home to one of the largest collections of rare
and collectible science fiction
books in the nation. And the football stadium
is located, for some reason, several miles north of town.
There is not very much to do for entertainment
in Portales, so it's best to cultivate a hobby
(hopefully, something other
) before you apply.
Favorite Odd Factoid
: The school's mascot
-- the Greyhound
-- was selected when a member of the football
team saw a Greyhound bus
drive by the field one fall
while the team was brainstorm
ing for a mascot...
I had enough happy memories of my time at Eastern to work at the college years after graduation
. I also had enough unhappy
memories of the college that, after moving away again, I swore never to go back...