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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

  1. Social Work Student Christy Brown Tapped for Honor

    Christy Brown  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University master of social work student Christy Brown received a $500 Love of Learning Award from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Brown, a Santa Fe native and Española…

  2. Student Athletes Turn Out for Suicide Awareness Run

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands Jacinda Woodruff, left, and Alice Pitts of the Highlands University women’s basketball team after finishing the “Out of the Darkness” run Sept. 26 to mark Suicide Awareness Month.  Woodruff is a freshman psychology major from El Paso, Texas and Pitts is a junior human performance and sport major from Las Vegas, Nev. The…

  3. Casual Jazz Concert Series Kicks Off October 3

    Edward Harrington Las Vegas, N.M. —  The New Music Highlands University Department of Music kicks off a series of free casual jazz concerts, with the first one Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. The concert will be in the theater of the new Student Union Building at 8th Street and National Avenue. The concert will feature…

  4. Aragon Named Academic Librarian of the Year

    Ruben Aragón  Las Vegas, N.M. —  New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library Director was named New Mexico Academic Librarian of the Year. The New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries (NMCAL) selected Aragón, a Las Vegas native, for the honor. “Ruben’s past and continued accomplishments as a senior leader in library academia have assisted in strengthening…

  5. Exhibit To Benefit Local Habitat for Humanity

    Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Ray Drew Gallery presents an exhibit and silent auction featuring renowned potter Paul Volckening’s work to benefit Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity. The exhibit opens Oct. 6 from 2 — 4 p.m. with an auction preview and opening bids. The closing reception is Oct. 19 from…

  6. Sept. 26 Run Marks Suicide Awareness Month

  7. Social Work Prof Researches Low Birth Weight Babies

    Julius Harrington  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University social work professor Julius Harrington published a new conceptual model that sheds light on low birth weight in African American babies. Harrington was the lead author of the scholarly article, “The Relationship between Race-Based Self-Talk among African American Women and Poor Birth Outcomes,” in the…

  8. Reed-Deemer Exhibit in Burris Hall

    ‘Night Pour’ Iron Tribe oil painting by Kimberly Reed-Deemer. Photo courtesy of artist. Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents The Art of Observation exhibit of paintings by Las Vegas artist Kimberly Reed-Deemer in Burris Hall Gallery, with the opening reception Sept. 19 from 4 — 6 p.m. Burris Hall is at 903…

  9. HU Participates in Vision and Change Biology Conference

    Sarah Corey-Rivas Las Vegas, N.M. –New Mexico Highlands University joined other education leaders at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, “Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education,” in Washington, D.C. Aug. 28 — 30. Highlands was selected to participate in the working conference based on innovations in science education at the university….

  10. Highlands Signs Agreement for New Oil and Gas Degree

    Photo Courtesy Rhonda Schaefer, San Juan College San Juan College President Toni Pendergrass, left, and Highlands University President Jim Fries sign an agreement Sept. 3 that allows students from San Juan to transfer to Highlands to complete a new bachelor’s degree in Oil and Gas Management. At right are Gilbert Rivera, vice president of Academic…

  11. Media Arts AmeriCorps Interns Showcase Work

    Photo:  Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University media arts graduate and AmeriCorps intern Rianne Trujillo of Las Vegas talks with Deb Novak, her mentor at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  at a Sept. 6 tech showcase. Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University media arts students presented a tech showcase Sept….

  12. HU To Celebrate Three Big Birthdays

  13. Jimmy Santiago Baca Talks at Highlands

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Renowned poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca reads his poetry during a Sept. 6 talk he gave at Highlands University. The theater in the new Student Union Building was packed for Baca’s talk, which the university’s Office of Academic Enrichment sponsored.                                                                    

  14. Students Present Robotic Research at Sandia Labs

    Jared Leyba and Miguel Maestas Las Vegas, NM — Two New Mexico Highlands University computer science students presented their cutting-edge three-dimensional robotic vision system research to the Robotic and Security Systems Department at Sandia National Laboratories Aug. 27. Las Vegas native Miguel Maestas, a computer science graduate student, developed a 3-D control sensor that determines…