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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

  1. Ribbon Cutting for Highlands’ Student Union

    Photo by Margaret McKinney/Highlands University       New Mexico Highlands University held a ribbon cutting April 26 for its new state-of-the-art Student Union Building. From left, university Regent Nancy Long, Regent Frank Marchi, Regent Chair Leveo Sanchez, university President Jim Fries, Regent Vice Chair Jésus Lopez, and New Mexico State Treasurer James Lewis. The…

  2. Students Meet With Employers at Career Fair

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico Highlands student Denette Martí­nez, right, talks with Lorna Jackson of Hobbs Municipal Schools at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair April 25. Martí­nez, a Las Vegas native, will graduate in May with her master’s degree in computer science. She also completed her bachelor’s degree in math at Highlands in…

  3. HU Singers Present Witches Musical, May 3, 4

  4. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event at Highlands

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico Highlands students Zach Tapia, right, and DiAmaal Holmes, left, carry the banner and lead the way for the university’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event April 24 to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Tapia, a media arts sophomore, and Holmes, an exercise and sport sciences junior, were part…

  5. Lindline Named HU Professor of the Year

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico Highlands University environmental geology professor Jennifer Lindline presents at the university’s Research Day 2013 on April 5. Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University environmental geology Professor Jennifer Lindline was named Highlands professor of the year for 2012 — 2013. The Highlands University Geological Society, a student group,…

  6. New Student Union Building Ribbon Cutting April 26

  7. Public Forum April 19 On Wildfire Economic Impact

    Andrew Egan Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will present a free public forum April 19 on the economic impact of wildfire. The forum, “What Happens After the Wildfire? Economic Impacts of Wildfire and Post-Fire Flooding,” will be in Room 215 of the Lora Shields Building, 806 National Ave. Light refreshments will be…

  8. Library Week Celebrated With Song

      Photo: Rick Loffredo/NMHU New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library celebrated National Library Week with a free performance by Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra April 16 in the main entryway of the library.   

  9. HU Sponsors Spring Career Fair April 25

  10. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event April 24

    Photo Courtesy Shanoaleigh Roseby New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Miles Tokunow volunteered to model for the Campus Violence Prevention Center’s poster promoting its April 24 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event. Tokunow will also walk in the event to raise awareness about sexual assault. Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands…

  11. Fall Semester Registration Blitz April 15 — 19

  12. Madrigal Choir Performs Haydn Concert in Ilfeld

  13. Three Media Arts Students Receive Seabury Fellowships

    Media arts students Xena Montoya, Tara Trudell and Arianna Andreatta received $2,500 Seabury Foundation fellowships this year.  Las Vegas, N.M. — Three outstanding 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. Tara Trudell, Arianna Andreatta, and Xena Montoya were tapped…

  14. Department of Music Concerts April 17 and 19

  15. Music Americana Concert April 14 in Ilfeld

  16. Highlands Flies Rwandan Flag at Half-Staff

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University student Jean Paul Mwiseneza of Rwanda speaks at the university’s April 7 ceremony to lower his country’s flag to half-staff in memory of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This is the fourth year the university’s International Education Center has honored Mwiseneza’s request to lower Rwanda’s flag to mark a bloody…

  17. Research Day 2013 at Highlands

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/University Relations Steven Salinas, left, a sophomore biology major, explains his research poster, “Bullfrog Diet of the Mora River,” during Research Day 2013 at New Mexico Highlands University. Biology professor Jésus Rivas was the research adviser for Salinas, a 20-year-old Ribera, N.M. native. The 11th annual Research Day celebrated the research and scholarly…

  18. Forestry Students Help With Controlled Burn

    Courtesy PhotoHighlands University forestry student Jonathan Monte-Parker pauses from making a wet line barrier during a controlled burn at the Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in northern Nebraska in March. Las Vegas, N.M. — Two New Mexico Highlands University students participated in a controlled burn at the Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in the Sand…

  19. Students, Faculty Honored at Annual Leadership Banquet

    Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University honored numerous outstanding students and faculty at the 15th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 3. The Office of Campus life organizes the event each year. “The Student Leadership Banquet is a great opportunity to recognize students, clubs, faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions…

  20. Einstein Bros. Bagels Opens in New Student Center

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Chelsie Fournier, left, and Joy Morales place their orders at Einstein Bros. Bagels, which opened April 1 in the new Highlands University Student Center at 8th and National. The two are sophomores, with Fournier majoring in forestry and Morales in criminal justice. Einstein Bros. Bagels is open seven days a week from…