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Monthly Archives: August, 2011

  1. Memorial Tribute for Gina Briefs-Elgin Sept. 2 at Highlands

    Memorial Tribute for Gina Briefs-Elgin Sept. 2 at Highlands  There will be a public memorial tribute for Gina Briefs-Elgin, longtime New Mexico Highlands University English faculty member, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.   Light refreshments will be served.   Briefs-Elgin, who was born on June 7,…

  2. Highlands Forestry Institute Joins Forces With Alamo Navajo School Board

    Highlands Forestry Institute Joins Forces With Alamo Navajo School Board The New Mexico Forestry and Watershed Restoration Institute and the Alamo Navajo School Board created a successful ongoing partnership in 2010 that combines job creation with forest restoration. The Institute trained an Alamo Navajo forest crew to thin pinon and juniper forests near their remote…

  3. Faith Toledo Awarded Media Arts Scholarship

    Faith Toledo Awarded Media Arts Scholarship  New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Faith Toledo was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in memory of the late Bryan “Dutch” Cokeley, a media arts student who died in 2008.   Toledo, a 24-year-old from Gallup, N.M., is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is a second-year media…

  4. Renuka Tammisetti Wins Thesis Competition at Highlands University

    Renuka Tammisetti Wins Thesis Competition at Highlands University  New Mexico Highlands University chemistry graduate Renuka Tammisetti won the university’s 2010 — 2011 thesis award competition with her thesis, “Crystal Growth and X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Organic Polymorphs for Pharmaceutical Applications.”   In chemistry, polymorphs are solid substances that have more than one phase, with different…

  5. HU Grad Abenicio Baldonado Interns for NM Legislative Council Service

    HU Grad Abenicio Baldonado Interns for NM Legislative Council Service New Mexico Highlands University political science graduate Abenicio Baldonado is interning with the New Mexico Legislative Council Service. He is one of only two students chosen from six state universities for the highly competitive paid internship.   Baldonado, a 21-year-old Las Vegas N.M. native, started…

  6. Highlands Awarded Grant For Increasing Retention, Graduation Rates for Hispanics

  7. Highlands Anthropology Graduate Promoted to Assistant Supervisory Archaeologist

    Highlands Anthropology Graduate Promoted to Assistant Supervisory Archaeologist New Mexico Highlands anthropology graduate Sara Cullen was promoted to assistant supervisory archaeologist in training at Southwest Archaeological Consultants, Inc. after earning her M.A. from the university in May.   The Santa Fe archaeological consulting firm hired Cullen in January as a field archaeologist. Now she helps…

  8. School of Education Middle Level Institute Emphasizes Math, Science

    School of Education Middle Level Institute Emphasizes Math, Science The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education’s second Middle Level Institute July 31 — Aug. 3 presented best practices for teaching 6th — 8th grade youth, with emphasis this year on teaching science, technology, engineering and math content.   Teams of middle school teachers and…

  9. Felix Martinez Building Remodel Achieves LEED Gold for Green Building Practices

      Felix Martinez Building Remodel Achieves LEED Gold for Green Building Practices New Mexico Highlands University’s remodeled Felix Martinez building was certified as LEED Gold, a high-level measure of green building practices in areas like water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling construction debris, and using recycled materials for construction.   LEED stands for Leadership in Energy…