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Monthly Archives: November, 2008

  1. 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…

  2. Nations Come Together at NMHU

    Photo by Sean Weaver/NMHU

  3. A Donation Rich in Culture

  4. NMHU Wrestling Champ Returns To Talk About Jobs

  5. Graduate Students Honored

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Highlands University Library to Receive Bilingual Publication Donation

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Highlands’ Security Upgrades Praised

  12. Visiting Art Professor Eddie Dominguez at Highlands University

    Nationally known artist Eddie Dominguez is working with fine art students on the Highlands University campus as part of the new Nina Tesla Ballen Visiting Professor Gift Program. The program includes events for the public.David Lobdell, Fine Art Department professor and program coordinator, said Dominguez is the first to visit the Highland’s campus as part…

  13. Gospel Night

    Gladys Hightower sings “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” Nov. 5 in New Mexico Highlands University’s Sala de Madrid Building. Hightower joined Highlands students and community members for a gospel night, sponsored by the university’s Black Student Alliance.

  14. Highlands University Sponsors 17th Annual Back to School Family Institute

  15. Highlands University Rodeo Team Fundraiser Nov. 8

    The Highlands University rodeo team will hold a fundraising dinner, team rodeo, and dance Sat., Nov. 8, at the Santa Fe Trail Event Center, 29 Airport Road, Las Vegas.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the custom-catered beef brisket dinner with all the fixings by Lee Daniels, an award-winning chuck wagon cook-off champion from Wagon Mound. …

  16. Faure Festival

    Ilfeld Auditorium will resonate with the music of Gabriel Urbain Fauré Nov. 16th at 3 p.m., when the New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents A Fauré Festival.  Under the baton of Andre Garcia-Nuthmann and accompanied on piano by Lydia Madrick, the choir will perform the Fauré Requiem, the Pavane in F Sharp minor Op….

  17. Out of Their Shells

    The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” won first place in the group category at the Highlands University Halloween costume contest sponsored by Campus Life.  The turtles are all graduate students in clinical psychology:  Trevor Taylor, Sheri Nsamenang, Stephanie Metarelis, Jackie Marcinak, and Kristin Esquibel.  Winning first place in the individual category was a crowd-pleasing baby skunk,…