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Monthly Archives: June, 2012

  1. Alumni Winery Tour July 7

  2. Business Students Help Market Pendaries Resort

  3. Quezada Comedy Show July 6 in Ilfeld

    Steven Michael Quezada Las Vegas, N.M — Renowned New Mexico comedian and actor Steven Michael Quezada presents a comedy show July 6 at 8 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The comedy show also features popular Albuquerque-based comedians Curt Fletcher and Jose “Joser” Maestas, a Las Vegas native and…

  4. Zuni Silversmith Shares Techniques

    Gomeo Zacharias Bobelu, a Zuni Pueblo silversmith, demonstrates stone cutting to Highlands University student Kate McPhee, right. Bobelu was a guest in a jewelry-making course June 26 to share his techniques.

  5. July 2 Deadline for Sigma Xi Student Research Grant Applications

  6. Highlands Honored for Sustainable Building Practices

    New Mexico Highlands newest residence hall, which  opened in 2009, was the first college dormitory in the state to be awarded LEED silver certification. Las Vegas, N.M — New Mexico Highlands University is the only university in the state to be honored for sustainable building practices in New Mexico Business Weekly’s first Sustainable Business Summit….

  7. Anthropology Professor Receives Hispanic Writer Award

    Mario Gonzales Las Vegas, N.M — New Mexico Highlands University cultural anthropology professor Mario Gonzales was honored with the Hispanic Writer Award to attend the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference July 15 — 22. Named as one of the top ten writers’ conferences in the country, the event is now in its 14th year. Gonzales, who…

  8. HU Student Athlete Saves Baby’s Life at Rec Center

      Jazmine Harge Las Vegas, N.M. —  Analee Garcia will celebrate her second birthday August 22, thanks to a New Mexico Highlands University student athlete who used CPR to save the baby’s life. Jazmine Harge, a 20-year-old volleyball middle hitter, was on lifeguard duty at the Las Vegas Abe Montoya Recreation Center on March 13…

  9. Student Making Impact at Higher Ed Department

    Megan Moffett Las Vegas, N.M — A New Mexico Highlands University education student is making an impact at the New Mexico Higher Education Department through the Governor’s Summer Internship Program, a competitive paid position. Megan Moffett, a 19-year-old junior at the Highlands Rio Rancho Center, is working in the Higher Education Department’s Financial Aid Division…

  10. Agreement Helps Native Students Transition To College

    Highlands University’s dean of students, Dr. Fidel Trujillo, signs an agreement with Laguna Pueblo 2nd Lt. Governor Charles Poncho at a signing ceremony June 11. The agreement between Highlands and 23 tribes and nations provides resources to help Native American students attend college. 

  11. Rubber Duck Race on Gallinas River June 9

    Highlands University student Kevin Rael prepares to launch a round of rubber ducks in last year’s Going Quackers Duck Race. This year’s race will be June 9. Las Vegas, N.M. — Rubber ducks will be swimming the waters of the Gallinas River in Las Vegas June 9 for the second annual New Mexico Highlands University’s…

  12. Contamination Study Nets Student an Award

    Rachael Lucero  Las Vegas, N.M. — A New Mexico Highlands University biology/chemistry double major completed a bioremediation study that holds promise as a new method for cleansing water contaminated with copper. Rachael Lucero won the top award at the university’s Research Day 2012 competition for her research on using a copper-resistant bacterial strain found in…