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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

  1. Highlands Receives Grant for Luminescence Dating Lab

    David Sammeth Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a state-of-the-art Luminescence Dating Laboratory to chronologically date Earth sediments and archaeological artifacts, making it the first university in the state to offer this research capability onsite.   The university’s two-year $384,926 NSF grant will be used to…

  2. Media Arts Students Win Scholarships

    Jacob Erickson and Airi Natsumushi Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University students Airi Natsumushi and Jacob Erickson were awarded scholarships in memory of the late Bryan Cokeley, a media arts student who died in 2008. The two media arts students received $500 each for their scholarships. Both are seniors and are on track to…

  3. Renowned Poet and Author to Speak at Highlands

    Jimmy Santiago Baca Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents world-renowned poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. in the theater of the university’s new Student Union Building. The free keynote talk is titled “Life Gives Me Too Much Laughter.” A book signing will follow, with…

  4. Welcome Back BBQ Draws Crowd

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University freshmen, from left, Anyssa Dagnino, Kari Kastelic, and Kaitlynn Craig at the university’s well-attended Welcome Back BBQ for students, faculty and staff Aug. 21 at Centennial Park. The three play for the Cowgirls soccer team. Dagnino is from Tucson, Ariz., Kastelic is from Phoenix, and Craig is from Los Lunas,…

  5. Highlands Alumnus Named Magistrate Judge

  6. HU Offers New Oil and Gas Management Degree

  7. Roth Wins Thesis Award for Urraca Man Research

    Aaron Roth Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University anthropology graduate Aaron Roth won the university’s 2012 — 2013 thesis award competition for his cutting-edge forensic research on the man archaeologists call Urraca Man. Roth is the first to use X-ray CT scans and other high-tech skeletal forensic techniques to determine the cause and…

  8. HU Security Officer Commended for Saving Lives

    Gina Romero, left, pins a medal of valor to her son Christopher Romero’s uniform Aug. 9. Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University security officer Christopher Romero received several honors for his bravery in saving two Las Vegas residents from a burning building May 18. Donato Sena, the university’s police chief, conferred upon Romero…

  9. Lightworks Sculpture Exhibit in Burris Hall Gallery

    Hilda Appel Volkin with two of her sculptures that appear in the Lightworks art exhibit in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery.  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents the Lightworks art exhibit in the Burris Hall Gallery at 903 National Ave. through Sept. 6. Lightworks features the unique three-dimensional metallic light sculptures by well-known New…

  10. Donnelly Offers Muslim Journeys Reading Group

    Brandon Kempner Las Vegas, N.M — The New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library presents a free reading and discussion group titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.” The books are available at Donnelly Library, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the library for the Muslim Journeys collection. Brandon Kempner, a…