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Monthly Archives: August, 2008

  1. 2008 Convocation

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, Highlands’ Music Department director, opens the Fall 2008 Convocation singing “Dien ist Mein Ganzes Herz.” The series will take place every two weeks, with performances by faculty and students in the Champ Tyrone Music Building, on 11th Street adjacent to Melody Park.

  2. Highlands Offers “Learn to Swim” Classes for Local Youth

  3. Music Department Kicks Off Free Fall Convocation Performance Series

  4. Local Students Turn Out for First Student Welcome Back Fiesta

  5. Highlands University Offers Only Financial Planning Degree Program in State

  6. Convocation & Pueblo Throw

    Photo by Charles J. UlibarriNew Mexico Highlands University students participate in a balloon toss Aug. 21 in front of the Donnelly Library during the Convocation and Pueblo Throw.

  7. NMHU Welcome Back BBQ

    New Mexico Highlands President Jim Fries chats with students Aug. 20 during the university’s annual President’s Welcome Back BBQ.

  8. Las Vegas Women’s Club Gives $3,000 For Highlands Scholarships

    Las Vegas, NM – The Las Vegas Women’s Club presented a check for $3,000 to the New Mexico Highlands University Foundation for scholarships to benefit three Highlands students.This year, the club awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Caroline Leigh Montoya, already a Highlands student, and $750 scholarships each to incoming freshman Felicia Lopez and Faith Romero,…

  9. Campus police seek information

  10. Ron Garcia Named Career Services Director

    Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University re-established the career services director position and appointed a longtime Highland’s career guidance professional, Ron Garcia, to the job. “Ron Garcia has 20 years of experience working in advising and career services and has an incredible amount of passion for this field,” said Judy Cordova, vice president…

  11. McCaffrey takes Foundation reins

    Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries appointed distinguished alumni Joe McCaffrey as interim vice president for advancement and interim executive director for the Highlands University Foundation, Inc.Before this appointment, McCaffrey served on the board of directors for the foundation. He has already started working on several projects to enhance alumni…

  12. Gene “The Rock” Torres Golf Course opens

    Surrounded by the late Gene Torres’ family, New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries, left, and Dodie Torres, Gene’s wife, cut the ribbon Aug. 14, officially opening NMHU’s Gene “The Rock” Torres Golf Course. The course will open to the public Aug. 16.

  13. President Fries Gives Progress Overview to Faculty and Staff

    Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University is fiscally sound and is continuing to grow said New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries at the annual faculty/staff breakfast Aug. 11.”This university is such a rich multicultural mix of people and experiences,” Fries said. “There is a sense of revitalization and stability on campus that…

  14. Highlands Reorganizes College of Arts & Sciences and School of Education

  15. NMHU golf course opens

    Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University hired a golf pro and will open the redesigned Gene Torres golf course to the public  Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7 a.m.The redesigned golf course also features a remodeled clubhouse.  “This golf course is a self-sustaining business operation using no university funds or taxpayer dollars,” said Bill…

  16. Las Vegas-San Miguel Student Welcome Back Fiesta scheduled for August 22

  17. New Mexico Business Weekly Names Highlands Regent Sanchez as State “Power Broker”

  18. Highlands Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s Program Becomes First in State to Be Nationally Accredited

  19. Open House August 6 for New Highlands Residence Hall

    Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University will host a community open house Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. about the new residence hall being built near the intersection of Washington Street and 9th Street.The open house will be at the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. Light refreshments will be served.Architectural plans…

  20. 100 Northern New Mexico High School Sophomores Attend GEAR UP for College Camp at Highlands

    Las Vegas, NM – More than 100 high school sophomores from Española, Pojoaque and Santa Fe attended a GEAR UP for College Camp at New Mexico Highlands University July 28-30. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. Highland’s 10-year-old GEAR UP works to increase high school graduation rates and enrollment in…