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Monthly Archives: March, 2012

  1. Highlands Awarded $414,000 Grant for Scholarships

  2. “A Year With Frog and Toad” Musical in Ilfeld

    Brianna Lanford and TJ Harris perform the roles of Frog and Toad in the HU Singers/Performing Arts Club musical production in Ilfeld.  Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University HU Singers and Performing Arts Club present a children’s musical,  “A Year With Frog and Toad,” March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and…

  3. Sundt Designs President’s Gala Belt Buckle

    Duke Sundt Las Vegas, N.M —  Nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt designed a commemorative belt buckle for the Highlands University President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars. The gala is a scholarship fundraiser that will also celebrate Highlands University President Jim Fries’ five-year anniversary. Sundt’s belt buckles will be on the sale for $75 at the gala…

  4. Boots for Bucks To Raise Scholarship Money

    Sharon Vander Meer Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University boosters with purple cowboy boots in hand will be out in force March 17 — 18 for Boots for Bucks, a drive to help raise scholarship money that is part of the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars. The President’s Gala is a…

  5. Criminal Justice Student New Aztec City Commissioner

    Roberta Clover  Aztec, N.M. —   Aztec political newcomer Roberta Clover was the only candidate in San Juan County to defeat an incumbent in the March 6 municipal election. The new Aztec City commissioner is close to completing her degree in criminal justice at the Highlands University Farmington Center. Clover, 47, is a fourth-generation Aztec resident…

  6. International Women’s Day Celebrated at Highlands

      Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Media arts student Tara Trudell reads her poetry at an International Women’s Day celebration at New Mexico Highlands University March 8. Sponsors for the event include the university’s Women’s Center, the student club Women for a Change, and Casa de Cultura, a local nonprofit. 

  7. Students To Design Electronic Fashion for Symposium

    Stacy Romero Las Vegas, N.M —  Las Vegas and Taos high school students will have a chance to design high-tech accessories for an electronically enhanced fashion show called CorpusElectric that will be performed at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Albuquerque in September. The CorpusElectric Collective is a collaboration forged this spring between the…

  8. Fiesta de la Hispanidad March 9 in Ilfeld

  9. Computer Science Grad Amy Blea Excels at IBM

    Las Vegas, N.M —  New Mexico Highlands University computer science graduate Amy Chavez Blea’s successful career as a software engineer for IBM got a kick start in 1999 when a university Career Services adviser convinced her to apply for an internship with the corporation. Blea, a Las Vegas native who graduated from Highlands in 2000,…

  10. Ozomatli in Concert March 24 in Ilfeld

      Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents the Grammy-award-winning band Ozomatli in concert March 24 at 8 p.m.in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Ozomatli formed in Los Angeles in 1995 and is known for its wide variety of musical styles, including Latin salsa, urban hip-hop, jazz-funk, reggae and rock….

  11. Social Work Students Help Local Youth

    Alexis Gonzalez  Las Vegas, N.M. — Two New Mexico Highlands University social work students interning at Big Brothers Big Sisters are having a big impact on the number of kids the nonprofit serves in San Miguel and Mora counties. Alexis Gonzalez will graduate in May with her BSW and Scot Deily is pursuing his MSW….