Yearly Archives: 2012

  1. Letter from President Fries on GO Bond C

    10/22/2012 Voters who turn out for the general election this fall will be asked to decide on a higher education bond initiative on the statewide ballot – General Obligation Bond C. Without increasing our property taxes, General Obligation Bond C sets aside $10 million for our community for capital improvements at New Mexico Highlands University…

  2. Dean of Students Presents at HACU Annual Conference

    Fidel Trujillo Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University Dean of Students Fidel Trujillo will present at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference, with a record number of Highlands students also participating. The HACU conference is in Washington, D.C. Oct. 20 — 22. Trujillo will present on how Highlands implemented a $100,000 HACU/Wal-Mart…

  3. Harvey Houses Public Talk Oct. 23 at Burris Hall

  4. AmeriCorps Interns Showcase Cultural Technology Work

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduate and AmeriCorps intern Melissa Mí¡rquez shows a billboard she designed for the National Hispanic Cultural Center to media arts professors Megan Jacobs, left, and Miriam Langer, right, at the Sept. 23 tech showcase. Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University media arts students presented…

  5. Performing Arts Club Monster Mash Oct. 20

  6. Centennial Art Exhibit in Ray Drew Gallery

    This pastel of the Pecos River south of Villanueva in San Miguel County is featured in the traveling centennial exhibit “Good Morning New Mexico” at the Ray Drew Gallery through Oct. 29. Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Ray Drew Gallery features Good Morning New Mexico, a traveling exhibit by renowned painter…

  7. International Students Raise Their Country’s Flags

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Gloria Odartei, a public affairs graduate student from Ghana, raises her country’s flag at the International Education Center’s ceremony Sept. 28 at the university’s alumni tower in Centennial Park. A circle of flags fly at the tower to honor the university’s international students. This semester students from 36 countries attend Highlands University.

  8. RN-BSN Program Open House Oct. 16

    Susan Williams Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University RN-BSN Program will host an open house Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Engineering Building, 916 11th St., Room 104. Registered nurses who have earned an associate degree in nursing and want to learn how to transition to the RN-BSN…

  9. Rio Mora Wildlife Refuge Dedicated

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, left, talks with Highlands University President Jim Fries at the dedication of the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge Sept. 27. In the background is Sherry Thompson of the Thaw Charitable Trust.     Las Vegas, N.M. —  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar…

  10. Faculty Lecture Series Oct. 4 — 5 for Homecoming

    Dick Greene, left, Ester OFearghail, Belinda Laumbach, Carol Linder, Mario Gonzales and Gil Gallegos will present lectue series during this year’s homecoming week.  Las Vegas, N.M. —  New Mexico Highlands University presents a faculty lecture series on a wide variety of topics  Oct. 4 — 5 during homecoming week. The lectures are free and open to the public. The…

  11. Music Faculty Presents Lyrical Passion Oct. 7

    Linda King Las Vegas, NM –  New Mexico Highlands University music  faculty Linda King and Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will present a concert, Lyrical Passion, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m., featuring the music of Schumann, Brahms and Franck. King, a concert pianist, and Garcia-Nuthmann, a tenor vocalist, will be joined by Krzysztof Zimowki, a violinist who is the…

  12. Media Arts Students Present at International Symposium

    Photo: Megan JacobsHighlands University media arts student Shanoaleigh Roseby models one of the high-tech garments the university’s media arts students created that are featured in the International Symposium on Electronic Art. Las Vegas, N.M — Media arts students from New Mexico Highlands University presented their cutting-edge electronic design work at the International Symposium on Electronic…

  13. Department of Music to Perform at Mayor’s Ball

    Karliz de Marco, on stage, and LInda King perform during last year’s Mayor’s Ball at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas. Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music will present a medley of songs from Les Miserables at the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Charity Ball Sept. 29 at the…

  14. ‘God Particle’ Science Talk Sept. 21

  15. Highlands Receives Grant for Geospatial Tech Lab

    Jennifer Lindline and Michael Petronis Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund a new cutting-edge geospatial technology lab for advanced map making. Highlands will be the first university in the state to provide this kind of facility for classroom instruction and research….

  16. World Suicide Prevention Day

    Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Corilia Ortega, left, an advocate with the Highlands Campus Violence Prevention Program, shares information about CVVP services with Ashlee Valdez Sept. 10 at the university’s event to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. The university’s Campus Suicide Prevention Program organized the awareness-raising event at Central Park. Ortega is a clinical psychology graduate…

  17. Kosovar Student Chooses Highlands

    Biljana_Nikolic Las Vegas, N.M. —  New Mexico Highlands University welcomed an exchange student from Kosovo this semester through the U.S. Department of State’s Kosovo Undergraduate Exchange Program. The purpose of the exchange program is to advance youth leadership and promote mutual understanding. Biljana Nikolic, 23, is from the small village of Laplje Selo on the…

  18. Rio Grande Rift Talk Sept. 19

    Jennifer Lindline Las Vegas — Highlands University geology professor Jennifer Lindline will lecture Sept. 19 on the evolution of Rio Grande rift volcanism in Northern New Mexico. Her research sheds new light on one of the world’s great continental rifts. The Rio Grande Rift stretches from Leadville, Colo. south to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico….

  19. Applegate-Aguilar Wins Thesis Competition

    Casey Applegate-Aguilar Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University clinical/counseling psychology graduate Casey Applegate-Aguilar won the university’s 2011 — 2012 thesis award competition for her groundbreaking research on adolescents. Applegate-Aguilar researched adolescent development in the frontal lobe of the brain responsible for thinking, planning and organizing, which cognitive psychologists call executive function. She tested…

  20. Parents Weekend Sept. 22 — 23 at Highlands