Yearly Archives: 2007

  1. Retirement Luncheon

    Grace Montoya, Business Office controller, received a plaque at her retirement luncheon on December 7, in Kennedy Hall. Faculty and staff attended the luncheon to honor her for her 19 years of service.

  2. Media Arts exhibition

  3. NMHU Mariachi Winter Concert

    New Mexico Highlands’ Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra, under the direction of James K. Leger, will present its annual winter concert at 2 p.m., Dec. 9, in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium.  The program will feature songs from the standard mariachi repertoire, as well as seasonal selections, including Christmas songs from the mariachi tradition popularized by…

  4. NMHU Mariachi to accompany Community “Las Posadas” Celebration

    The Highlands University mariachi group, Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra, will provide the musical accompaniment to the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce’s newly instituted Las Posadas celebration Dec. 8 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Plaza Park gazebo, preceding the start of the annual Electric Light Parade.Las Posadas is a centuries-old reenactment of the…

  5. Choir to perform “Gershwin and More”

    Photo by Sean Weaver/NMHUNew Mexico Highlands’ Madrigal Choir performs a concert Dec. 3 in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium. The university’s jazz choir will perform a concert, Gershwin and More, Dec. 7 in Ilfeld.

  6. Student art exhibition

    Ania, left, and Toto Roske vote on their favorite artwork Dec. 5 during the biannual student art exhibition in Burris Hall.

  7. Highlands wind ensemble

    Photo by Sean Weaver/NMHUNew Mexico Highlands music professor Edward Harrington conducts the university’s wind ensemble Nov. 30 in the campus’ Ilfeld Auditorium.

  8. Miss Native American Pageant

    Photo by Sean Weaver/NMHUDancers from the Albuquerque-based Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dance Troupe perform the ribbon dance Nov. 29 at the Miss Native American Pageant at New Mexico Highlands University.

  9. Rodgers Administration decorates

    New Mexico Highlands President Jim Fries puts the final touch on a Christmas tree in Rodgers Administration Building.

  10. All Student Recital at Kennedy Lounge

    New Mexico Highlands music student Devin Barad rehearses for an upcoming Music Department all student recital. The free recital will be in the university’s Kennedy Lounge Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

  11. Student Art Show

    Forget the primaries. Forget Super Tuesday.  The important voting will be in New Mexico Highlands University’s Fine Arts Building.  The top picks in this semester’s student art show, currently on display in Burris Hall’s gallery will be determined by popular vote.  The winners in each category, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry, as well…

  12. Student Multimedia display at Los Alamos Public Library

    A New Mexico Highlands University student multimedia display on the origins of life opened Nov. 19 at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. The opening accompanied a lecture by noted biophysicist Harold Morowitz. The display, which began as a Highlands University Media Arts class project and was further developed by graduate students Lauren Addario…

  13. Music Dept. presents “Songs of Hispania”

    The Highlands University Department of Music will present “Songs of Hispania” in Ilfeld Auditorium on December 2 at 3:00 p.m. André Garcí­a-Nuthmann will conduct the Madrigal Choir with Elizabeth Bunch at the piano. The chorus will begin with a group of haunting and rhythmic Sephardic folksongs sung in Ladino, the dialect spoken by Spanish Jews….

  14. School of Education appeals finding

    New Mexico Highlands is appealing a decision from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, an accrediting agency for the university’s School of Education. A team from the council, or NCATE, visited the university’s School of Education during the fall of 2006, saying the department made improvements since the team’s 2004 visit, but the…

  15. Important information regarding course evaluations

    Students and Faculty: A reminder that beginning Monday, November 19, access to online Student Course Evaluations will be available through Banner Self-Service, via NMHU’s homepage. Evaluations are open to all registered students. Responses and comments will remain confidential. To access evaluations: Go to ; click on the “Student Course Evaluation” link under “In the…

  16. Sigma Xi Chapter Award

    The New Mexico Highlands University Chapter of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, recently won a national award for its student research fund program. The award was given at Sigma Xi’s national meeting Nov. 2 in Orlando. “Being recognized at the national level for a job well done is important, particularly since we are a…

  17. Four faculty members awarded tenure

    Four New Mexico Highlands University faculty members were awarded tenure at NMHU Board of Regents meeting Nov. 9 at the Rio Rancho campus. They were Edward Martinez of the Natural Sciences Department, Erika Derkas of the Behavioral Sciences Department and Helen Blythe and Donna Woodford-Gormley of the English Department. Martinez has been an assistant professor…

  18. Donnelly Library features latest in technology

    The New Mexico Highlands University Thomas C. Donnelly Library not only doubled its initial size as it was expanded to 59,000 square feet in 1997, but it also features the latest in technology where patrons can access information at any time. Although the exterior and interior of the library is quite remarkable, the resources available…