Readers of the eNews may have noticed that the usual monthly update has been on hiatus. Staff has been hard at work editing and revising the new SHUMLA website, and anticipates the site's launch within the week. The site is available for preview here.
Staff is excited to announce the upcoming launch of SHUMLA's new website!
"The new site is very flexible and easily customized," observed Executive Director Dr. Carolyn Boyd. "Staff will be able to update the material frequently, so visitors can keep up with SHUMLA's operations."
Staff is excited about the new site, and hopes that eNews readers will share their thoughts and observations. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHUMLA Staff Prepares for
Fall and Spring Education Programming
The fall and spring academic semesters will be an exciting time for education programming at SHUMLA. The annual Knowledge Enriching Youth (KEY) and Discovery Challenge programs will be conducted for Del Rio and Comstock public schools in addition to state-wide mobile programming and planning for a very full spring programming schedule.
Students participate in a paint making station during a KEY program.
"In November, we're heading to Houston to instruct a teacher training at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and to conduct programs for two private schools," stated Deputy Executive Director Andrew Freeman. "We also have funding for four mobile education programs for financial-needs districts along the border, and we just received word that we can implement a district-wide program for schools in Maverick County in the spring."
SHUMLA's mobile education programs are a great way for students in any location to connect to land and culture.
Also slated for the spring will be a very exciting new Pecos Experience adult education program. Featuring Drs. Stacy Schaefer and Jim Bauml, the March program will take an ethnographic and ethnobotanical approach to Lower Pecos archeology. Staff expects this program to fill very quickly, so reserve your place as soon as possible.
2012 Pecos Experience attendees climb down to Halo Shelter. The 2013 program will provide exciting opportunities for accessing sites throughout the Lower Pecos.
For information about any of SHUMLA's upcoming programs, email email@example.com.
SHUMLA Welcomes New Staff
Keith Mann has joined SHUMLA's staff as the Network and Database Administrator. Keith brings an extensive background in information technology to his position, having worked for 17 years at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where he retired as the Chief IT Specialist for Satellite Operations.
He plays guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. He is rumored to have dabbled in bongos. He controls satellites. He is the most interesting Mann in the world.
In addition to his great IT background, Keith is an accomplished musician, playing the guitar, mandolin and harmonica. Our staff is proud to include Keith in the SHUMLA familia.
SHUMLA Wish List:
SHUMLA's donors have made a huge impact, donating dozens of texts to enhance the research library, and now staff is asking donors to help with replacing tents. Purchased in 2000, SHUMLA's tents have been subjected to 115 degree temperatures, torrential rainstorms, 60 mile-per-hour winds and numerous children. The damage has taken its toll, and SHUMLA is in need of new tents.
SHUMLA's tents have survived in the wild for 13 years, but now they're in need of replacement.
Ten (10) new tents would be a significant benefit to programs, and SHUMLA asks that donors interested in helping with the cost mail in donations or purchase tents for SHUMLA through the Kirkham's website.
As always, SHUMLA's wishlist is full of books that we need, and can be accessed through the link below.