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Yearly Archives: 2012

  1. Business Students Receive Businessweek Scholarships

  2. Litherlands donate to empower teachers

    Ray and Joyce Litherland, center, present a check from Community 1st Bank to Highlands President Jim Fries, left, and HU Foundation Board President Doyle Daves. The $10,000 supports the Middle School Teachers Initiative, which empowers New Mexico educators to better reach students at one of the most critical times in their school years.

  3. Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra Concert Dec. 9 in Ilfeld

  4. GEAR UP Director Joe C’ de Baca Retires

    Joe C’ de Baca  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University GEAR UP Program Director Joe C’ de Baca retired Nov. 30 after 21 years of distinguished service to the university. “Joe’s contributions to the university, our students, and area middle and high school students have been remarkable,” said Highlands University President Jim Fries….

  5. Media Arts Faculty, Students Present at Tech Conference

    Las Vegas, NM – Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts faculty and four graduate students presented on cutting-edge multimedia technology at the 40th Annual Museum Computer Network Conference in Seattle in November. The conference focused on how rapid technological advances are broadening the reach and the very definition of museums. Media arts professors Miriam…

  6. Three HU Biology Graduates Earn Ph.D.s

     Carol Linder Las Vegas, N.M. — Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University biology graduates went on to complete their doctoral degrees in 2012. Larry Agbor earned his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of New Mexico, Landry Nfonsam earned his Ph.D. in cell and organismal biology from New Mexico State University, and Valentine Agbor,…

  7. HU Singers Present Les Misérables: A Review Dec. 1, 3

  8. HU, Community Celebrate America Recycles Day

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Joshua Chavez, left, Megan Trujillo, and Kenny Jackson of Nella Martinez’ Early Childhood Center class in Las Vegas concentrate on creating cars from recyclable plastic bottles at the Highlands University Recycling Center’s Nov. 15 celebration for America Recycles Day. Highlands organized a recycleathon challenge for local schools and 10 participated. Classes from…

  9. Grant to Fund State-of-the-Art Research Instruments

    Sara Brown and Craig Conley Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $50,000 grant to purchase state-of-the-art field and laboratory instruments to conduct land use research on the Mora River in the new Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge. The research site for the grant is part of the former Wind River…

  10. School of Social Work Receives Eight-Year Accreditation

    Alfredo Garcia Las Vegas, N.M — The New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work received official notice of reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The reaccreditation is for eight years, the maximum level possible. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the Council on Social Work Education, or CSWE, as the sole…

  11. Madrigal Choir Presents Christmas Concert Nov. 18

  12. HU Celebrates America Recycles Day Nov. 15

    Jorden Grimm Las Vegas, NM — The New Mexico Highlands University Recycling Center is holding its second annual America Recycles Day celebration Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. in partnership with the City of Las Vegas. The university’s recycling center is at 9th and Raynolds, west of the university’s Wilson Complex and behind the tennis courts…

  13. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater in Ilfeld Nov. 28

    Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents the world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a perennial crowd pleaser featuring Gregory Popovich and his cast of jugglers, clowns, and talented pets — including dogs, house…

  14. Science Café on Fire in Gallinas Watershed Nov. 14

  15. African American Legacy Celebrated at Ray Drew Gallery

  16. Students, Staff Get into Halloween Spirit

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Adrianna Allemand, left, and Angelique Arguello wait for their turn in the Oct. 31 Highlands University Halloween costume contest sponsored by the Office of Campus Life. Both women are seniors with a double major in health education/exercise and sport sciences.

  17. Concert Choir Presents Holiday Favorites Nov. 4

  18. MEChA To Host Leadership Conference Nov. 2, 3

  19. Students Have Strong Showing at EPSCoR

    Jesus Rivas Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University science students made a strong showing at the annual New Mexico Experimental Program to Stimulate Research meeting, presenting more research posters than any other university in the state. The Highlands University science students, most of them undergraduates, presented eight of the 24 student research posters….

  20. Students Help With Navajo Hogan in Arizona

    The Highlands University LIFT Club did service work with the Navajo community in Fort Defiance, Ariz. From the left are Biljana Niklovic, environmental science, Rody Engler, psychology, Okana Stephane Ira, finance, Duong Nguyen, business, Lizbeth Contreras, biochemisty, Randy Campbell, First United Presbyterian Church, Usman Munawar, business, Regina Umarova, biology, and David Cash, a CNM student….