Yearly Archives: 2008

  1. Highlands University Math Instructor Discovers Asteroid, Names it Sapello

    When New Mexico Highlands University math instructor Carlos Martinez was star gazing as a child from his home in Sapello, he never dreamed that one day he would discover an asteroid and get to officially name it the Sapello asteroid.  The night sky in Sapello, 12 miles north of Las Vegas, is known for the…

  2. Media Arts Show

      Robots join in the excitement of this semester’s Media Arts student exhibition Dec. 8.

  3. NMHU’s “Almas de la Plaza” Video Art Public Opening Dec. 13

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Media Arts Program video project, “Almas de la Plaza — Spirits of the Plaza,” will open on Dec. 13 at 6:30 pm at historic Las Vegas Plaza Park; the free public event includes refreshments.  This cutting edge multi-video art installation is a first of its kind for Las Vegas.  It explores…

  4. Native American Pageant

    The Winter Buffalo Dance may have been the key to Kaylina Abeyta’s victory.  Kaylina Abeyta, a member of the Ohkay Owingeh tribe, was crowned Miss Highlands University Native American Queen during the third annual Native American Pageant at Sala de Madrid last week.  She replaces outgoing Queen Courtney Hudson.  Abeyta wowed the audience with the…

  5. Light Parade

    New Mexico Highlands University’s student ambassadors add to the holiday cheer of this year’s Light Parade in Las Vegas.

  6. NMHU Staff Make Rodgers Shine for the Holidays

    Each December Highlands University staff who work in Rodgers Administration Building decorate it for a festive holiday feeling.  Delia Roybal of accounts payable ties a bow on one of the trees in the lobby.

  7. NMHU’s Bilingual Social Work Students Study at University of Chihuahua

    Thirteen students from New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind Social Work Bilingual/Bicultural Master’s Program completed a successful exchange with the University of Chihuahua School of Social Work in Mexico this fall.  The students experienced eight days of language, academic and cultural exchange, including a rigorous 40-hour clinical practicum, social work courses at the University of Chihuahua,…

  8. Miss NMHU Native American Pageant Dec. 4

    The third annual Miss NMHU Native American Pageant will be Dec. 4 in Highlands University’s Sala de Madrid Building.  The pageant includes performances and the crowning of the 2008-2009 Native American Queen.  General admission tickets are $5, free for students with a valid ID, $2 for students without a valid ID and free for children…

  9. HU Singers present A Tim Burton Christmas

    The HU Singers will perform “A Tim Burton Christmas” Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands’ Ilfeld Auditorium.  The program features musical numbers from of The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride.  The Nightmare before Christmas, a stop-motion movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from Halloween Town…

  10. Highlands Receives Grant to Help Increase Hispanic Graduates in Sciences

    New Mexico Highlands University received a $1.6-million U.S. Department of Education grant to increase the number of Hispanic students who complete their bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math.  According to the National Academy of Science, Hispanic students are significantly underrepresented in these disciplines.  At Highlands, undergraduate students entering the disciplines of math, computer…

  11. NMHU Wrestling Champ Returns To Talk About Jobs

  12. A Donation Rich in Culture

  13. Nations Come Together at NMHU

    Photo by Sean Weaver/NMHU

  14. Graduate Students Honored

  15. Highlands Receives NM Humanities Council Grant for Local History Video Project

    New Mexico Highlands University received a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council to create a groundbreaking public video art installation in the historic Las Vegas Plaza. The project is aimed at generating early interest in New Mexico’s statehood and 2012 centennial.  The video art project features lively monologues from local actors depicting 24 Las…

  16. NMHU Band Concert Nov. 23

    The NMHU Concert Band will kick off the holiday season in Ilfeld Auditorium Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. The Highlands Faculty Brass Quintet and Highlands Marching and Concert Band will perform such favorites as “Sleigh Ride” and “The Christmas Song”, “Semper Fidelis”, and Five pieces by 17th-century composer Anthony Holborne.  Modern pieces include “Back in…

  17. Highlands University Library to Receive Bilingual Publication Donation

  18. NMHU Music Student Wins Prestigious Vocal Competition

    Eliza Woodyard hardly knew she would be a celebrity when she started as a music student at New Mexico Highlands University this fall. She and three other Highlands music students, Devin Barad, Christee Meleski and Joseph Chavez, all entered the Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition in Albuquerque this past week.  Open to all students of…

  19. Viles Foundation Awards Scholarships to Highlands Students for 50 Years

    Nearly 450 New Mexico Highlands University students have received a total of $1.2 million in scholarships from the local Viles Foundation over the years. The foundation celebrated its 50-year anniversary during a luncheon at the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall during Highlands’ homecoming week festivities.Since 1958, the Viles Foundation has worked to make the dream of…

  20. Highlands’ Security Upgrades Praised