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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

  1. HU Students Help Clean Up Gallinas River Walk

    Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Alex Gaines, Highlands University media arts junior and a member of the football team, helps clean up the Gallinas River Walk in Las Vegas April 27. The university’s  Media Arts Seminar II students organized the event, including Gaines and fellow students Shanoaleigh Roseby, Xena Montoya, Andrew Shepard and Matthew Threadgill. Youth…

  2. Students, Faculty Honored at Student Leadership Banquet

    Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University honored several outstanding students and faculty April 3 at the 14th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet.  “The Student Leadership Banquet is one of the most visible vehicles we have for recognizing outstanding leadership, academic ability, accomplishments and honors among our outstanding students, and campus community,” said Margaret…

  3. Gala Raises $100,000 for Scholarships

    Photo by Mercy Lopez/Las Vegas Optic New Mexico Highlands President Jim Fries dances the electric slide with the Cowboys football team April 21 during the President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars. The gala raised more than $100,000 for HU Foundation scholarships.

  4. Four Media Arts Students Receive Seabury Fellowships

    Naomi Padilla, left, Tara Trudell, Johnny Alvarez and Shanoaleigh Roseby recieved fellowships for their work in media arts from the Seabury Foundation.  Las Vegas, N.M. —  Four New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the university’s foundation. Johnny Alvarez, Tara Trudell, Naomi…

  5. Students Explore Jobs at Career Fair

    Barbra Lujan, a recruiter from Alta Vista Regional Hospital,  talks with Highlands University biology majors, Analissa Garcia and Sephanie Gome, right, about job opportunities during this year’s Highlands Career Fair April 26. More than 200 students attended to meet with representatives from 29 employers and agencies. 

  6. Scholarship Commemorates Parents’ Dream

  7. Conservation Club Does Restoration at Wind River

    Photo: Jesus RivasThe Highlands University Conservation Club helped with restoration projects at Wind River Ranch, including building a rock dam on the Mora River to create a wetland. From left, biology major Steven Salinas, and forestry majors Elyssa Duran and Juan Jauregui. Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Conservation Club worked on…

  8. Students Examine PTSD Effects on Spouses

    Highlands University rehabilitation counseling graduate students Karen Anthony, left, and Cortny Stark presented their research at the Annual National Rehabilitation Education Conference in San Francisco.  Las Vegas, N.M. — Two New Mexico Highlands University rehabilitation counseling graduate students presented their joint research study on how post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in veterans affects their spouses….

  9. Spring Career Fair April 26

  10. Madrigal Choir Performs With Santa Fe Symphony in Ilfeld

  11. Spencer’s Theatre of Illusion April 24 in Ilfeld

  12. Scottish Sculptor Visiting Highlands

    Charles Engebretsen  Las Vegas, N.M. — Internationally known Scottish sculptor Charles Engebretsen is working with fine art and science students on the New Mexico Highlands University campus April 16 — 28, with emphasis on his recent expedition with the Clipperton Project. The new and unique Clipperton Project is an international artistic and scientific collaboration aimed at…

  13. Student Produces Video for Sexual Assault Awareness

    Shanea Strachan Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Shanea Strachan wrote and produced a video public service announcement for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April that promotes the university’s Campus Violence Prevention Program. Strachan, 20, a native of  the Bahamas, who transferred to Highlands this year to study filmmaking in the…

  14. Highlands Receives Robot from Sandia Labs

    Photo by Rick Loffredo/NMHUJake Deuel, a program manager at Sandia National Labs, left, showcases a MULE robot along with Logan Herrera, a senior undergraduate computer science major, Wendy Amai, a senior staff scientist at  Sandia National Labs,  Miguel Maestas, a computer science graduate student, and Gil Gallegos, chair of the computer and mathematical sciences department. Las Vegas  —…

  15. Dine College President George is HU Alumna

    Maggie George Las Vegas, N.M —  Navajo Dine College President Maggie George’s distinguished career spans more than 30 years as an educator, teacher educator and administrator in tribal colleges and other higher education institutions. She is an alumna of New Mexico Highlands University. Dine College in Tsaile, Ariz. serves residents of the 26,000-square mile Navajo…

  16. Department of Music Concerts April 20 and 22

    Edward Harrington Las Vegas, NM — The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music will present concerts April 20 and April 22. The university’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble perform in concert April 20 at 7 p.m. in Sala de Madrid, 801 University Ave. Edward Harrington, Highlands University music professor and band director, directs and…

  17. Media Arts Students Rework Gym for President’s Gala

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Students from the New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts Department will present a high-tech multimedia extravaganza for the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars. The gala is a scholarshipfund/raiser that will also celebrate Highlands University President Jim Fries’ 5-year anniversary. Students in Media Arts Professor Kerry Loewen’s Surround Sound and…

  18. Gala Silent Auction Offers Enticing Variety

    Local sculptor Duke Sundt’s “A Pair To Draw To” will be one of the many items donated for auction at the President’s Gala: Dollars For Scholars April 21. Las Vegas, N.M. — A enticing variety of items ranging from art pieces from nationally known and local artists to memorable travel lodging are featured in the…

  19. Media Arts Students Rework Gym for President’s Gala

    Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityHighlands University Media Arts Students Joey Montoya, left, and Leonard Lucero check the quality of a banner being printed for the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars For Scholars. The students are in a Surround Sound and Installation class that is creating multimedia projects for the gala. Las Vegas, N.M. — Students from…

  20. Scholarships Helped Outstanding Highlands Alumni

    A couple that owns a successful title company, an award-winning mental health advocate, and an internationally known scientist are all outstanding New Mexico Highlands University alumni who were awarded scholarships in their student days. Their stories drive home the importance of the April 21 President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars, a scholarship fundraiser that also celebrates…