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Yearly Archives: 2014

  1. Stellar HU Women Garner AAUW Scholarships

    December 12, 2014 Photo: Dora Molina and Gabrielle Chavez                                                                  Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of…

  2. Deadline Jan. 5 for School of Education Scholarships

    December 11, 2014 Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Highlands University School of Education is offering tuition and textbook scholarships to teachers to pursue online master’s degrees in education. The scholarship deadline is Jan. 5, 2015. The scholarships are earmarked for teachers admitted to the School of Education’s graduate programs in curriculum and instruction, rehabilitation…

  3. Biology Graduate Student Studies Bacteria in Gallinas River

    December 8, 2014   Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Biology graduate student Laurel Carr isolates E. coli bacteria for her antibiotic resistant bacteria research study of Gallinas River water. Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University biology graduate student is conducting research to help determine how much impact humans and livestock have on bacteria in the…

  4. Nacho Jaramillo Art Exhibit in Ray Drew Gallery

    December 3, 2014 Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University   Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the Nacho Jaramillo painting exhibit “Blue Moon – Blue Sky” in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly library at 802 National Ave. through Dec. 17. Jaramillo is an acclaimed, award-winning Northern New Mexico artist known for his haunting portraits….

  5. Harvard Invites Media Arts Grad to Help Catalyze Maker Education

    December 3, 2014 Mariano Ulibarri demonstrates a pneumatic tube used for messaging as part of his Parachute Factory’s Summer Makerstate Tour at the Magdalena Public Library. Las Vegas, N.M. –The Harvard Graduate School of Education invited Highlands University media arts graduate Mariano Ulibarri to help catalyze a national network of maker educators. Ulibarri’s Parachute Factory…

  6. Instrumental Music Concert and Dinner on Tap for Dec. 4

    December 2, 2014   Las Vegas, N.M – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble in a concert with dinner Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building theater. The student union is at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street. The music program…

  7. HU Students Help Fight Hunger

    November 24, 2014   Christian Rubalcaba, the Kennedy Hall resident director and a business accounting senior at Highlands, participated in the Las Vegas Crop Walk for Hunger fundraiser, carrying his daughter Farrah for the three-mile walk.  Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students helped fight hunger one step at a time at the Las Vegas…

  8. Geology Prof’s Research to Produce High Plains Aquifer Subsurface Map

    November 24, 2014 Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands geology professor Michael Petronis, left, and geology senior Darren Lemen collect magnetic data from the High Plains Aquifer using the new automated core analysis system in the university’s state-of-the-art paleomagnetic lab. Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University geology professor’s research will produce the first subsurface geologic…

  9. Eli Levin Art Exhibit Opens November 17

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Santa Fe artist Eli Levin gives a gallery talk Sept. 19 at an art exhibit in Kennedy Alumni Hall. Las Vegas, N.M. — Santa Fe artist Eli Levin’s social realism paintings of Northern New Mexico life are featured in an art exhibit that opens at Highlands University Nov. 17. Levin’s paintings…

  10. HU Jazz Ensemble Performs November 14

    Edward Harrington Las Vegas, NM — The Highlands University Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of swing, blues and original works in concert Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building theater. The cost is $5 general admission and students with valid IDs are free. The Student Union Building is at the northwest…

  11. Record Number of Employers at Fall Career Fair

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University business junior Clarissa Estrella, left, talks with Tiffany Neeley, an executive team leader for Target, at the university’s annual Fall Career and Internship Fair Nov. 5. Estrella also plays defense for the Cowgirl soccer team and Neeley is a Highlands alumna who earned a double major in business management and…

  12. Bach Fest in Ilfeld November 16

    Andre Garcí­a-Nuthmann Las Vegas, NM — The New Mexico Bach Society Chorale and three Highlands University choirs take the stage at Ilfeld Auditorium Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. for Bach Fest 2014, the biggest celebration of the classical composer’s work ever performed at the university. Tickets prices are $8 for general admission. The price is…

  13. Nelson Illusions in Ilfeld November 14

    Las Vegas, NM — Highlands University presents the Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The award-winning Nelson Illusions is the largest touring illusion show in the United States. The show features four master magicians performing a creative and engaging theatrical blend of mystery,…

  14. Career Fair Nov. 5 for Students and Alumni

    Las Vegas, N.M. — A record number of employers will be at the Highlands University Career and Internship Fair for students and alumni Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The university’s Office of Career Services will host the fair, which is in the Student Union Building ballroom at the northwest corner of National…

  15. Renowned Cuban Poet to Visit HU

    Alexis Dí­az Pimienta (Photo by Laydirene Pérez) Las Vegas, NM — Havana comes to Highlands University Nov. 3 when internationally acclaimed Cuban poet and novelist Alexis Dí­az Pimienta visits for 10 days of free public programs and teaching. Pimienta has published 30 books and is the winner of numerous literary awards over the years, including…

  16. Highlands Part of Unique Bison Conservation Partnership

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Four entities gathered at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge Oct. 23 to celebrate a unique partnership aimed at bison conservation. From the front left are left Eliza Montoya, Denver Zoo/Highlands biology graduate, Sarah Corey-Rivas, Highlands biology professor, Shantini Ramakrishan, Highlands biology graduate student, and Jim Fries, Highlands president. From the back…

  17. Student Joins International Prescribed Burn Training

    Natural resources management graduate student Elyssa Durí¡n, center, waits for a briefing at an international prescribed burn training in the Jemez Mountain of New Mexico. Sara Brown, a Highlands forestry professor, is at the left and Mauricio Herní¡ndez, a forest ranger from Costa Rica, is at the right.   Las Vegas, NM — Elyssa Durí¡n…

  18. HU Singers Present Halloween Productions

    Las Vegas, New Mexico — Just in time for Halloween, the Highlands University HU Singers will present a Zombie House and a musical production of Nightmare Before Christmas. The Third Annual Zombie House has an Alice in Wonderland theme this year and is Oct. 24 — 26 at 7 p.m. in the university’s Sala de Madrid…

  19. Gubernatorial Candidate Gary King at Highlands Oct. 21

    Las Vegas, New Mexico — The Highlands University student Political Science Club is sponsoring a political forum with New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The free public forum will be in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Gov. Susana Martí­nez, a republican running for re-election, is…

  20. HU and Hispanic Cultural Center Begin Partnership

    Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University and the National Hispanic Cultural Center formalized a  partnership that will bring the center’s traveling exhibits and programming to the university’s main campus. In turn, the university’s faculty will present cultural research in Albuquerque through museum installations and multimedia presentations at the Cultural Center. “What’s expansive and exciting about…