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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

  1. Students Join Professors on Research Expedition

    Highlands students Lisa McBride, left, Steven Salinas, Rose Peralta, and Justin Saiz hold a 156-pound anaconda during a research expedition to the Venezuelan Llanos led by Highlands biology professors Jesíºs Rivas and Sarah Corey-Rivas. Las Vegas, N.M. — Four New Mexico Highlands University students joined their biology professors on a two-week research expedition deep in…

  2. Mariachi Cinco de Mayo Concert May 4 in Ilfeld

  3. Leveo Sánchez Honored at Legacy Day

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico Highlands Board of Regents chairman Leveo Sánchez, right, was honored at the Highlands University Foundation’s Legacy Day April 26. At left is Patricia Marshall Sánchez, his wife of 57 years. Regent Sánchez was honored for his exceptional leadership, vision, and generosity to the university, of which he is a distinguished…

  4. Rugby Club Paints Historic Building for Faí§ade Squad

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Jeremy Misailegalu, left, and José Cervantes, right, of the Highlands University Vatos Rugby Club scrape old paint on the pressed metal faí§ade of the historic Fram Building on Bridge Street April 26 for the MainStreet de Las Faí§ade Squad project. Misailegalu is an elementary education sophomore from Seattle and Cervantes is a…

  5. Psychology Graduate Accepted to University of Edinburgh

      Joanna Tsyitee Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University psychology graduate Joanna Tsyitee is headed to the prestigious University of Edinburgh for a graduate program in counseling psychology. Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is ranked in the top 20 universities in the world. The 23-year-old Las Vegas native will begin her…

  6. Students, Faculty Honored at Student Leadership Banquet

  7. Original Music Concert May 2 at 7 p.m. in Ilfeld

      Music students Rock Ullibarri, foreground, Janika Jaramillo and Quintin Leger work in the university’s recording studios.  Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert May 2 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The styles of music featured are as…

  8. Autumn Woods Named Student of the Year

    Autumn Woods  Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University English/vocal performance junior Autumn Woods was named Student of the Year at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 9. The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected Woods from other nominees. The 20-year-old…

  9. Tatiana Timofeeva Named Professor of the Year

    Tatiana Timofeeva Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands chemistry professor Tatiana Timofeeva was named professor of the year for 2013 — 2014 at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 9. Several chemistry students and professors nominated Timofeeva for the honor. The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee…

  10. Employees Recognized at Awards Breakfast

    McKinney/Highlands University Susan Williams, left, director of the Highlands RN-BSN Program, and RN-BSN professor Karen Brooks with the Outstanding Service Award the RN-BSN Program garnered at the 15th Annual Highlands University Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony and breakfast April 17. In March, the nursing program received word that the Board of Nursing Examiners wrote in its…

  11. Legacy Day Event Honors Regent Leveo Sí¡nchez

    Leveo Sánchez Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation is honoring Leveo Sánchez, distinguished alumnus and chairman of the Board of Regents, April 26 at 2 p.m. for Legacy Day. The event will be in the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street. The centerpiece for…

  12. Record Number of Media Arts BFA Grads in Show

  13. Sapello Students Learn About DNA at HU

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityHighlands biology professor Carol Linder works with Mike Mateo Sena Elementary student Catalina Gomez, 10, on a DNA experiment April 15 at Highlands. Las Vegas, N.M. — Students from Mike Mateo Sena Elementary in Sapello, N.M. learned about their own DNA April 15 under New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Carol Linder’s tutelage. Linder,…

  14. Student from Tajikistan Interns at Local Watershed Alliance

    Munira Mirmamadova Las Vegas, N.M. –New Mexico Highlands University international exchange student Munira Mirmamadova is making a difference interning at the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance (HPWA). The 23-year-old from Tajikistan in Central Asia is participating in the IREX, the International Research and Exchanges Board. The program is aimed at advancing leadership and innovative programs to…

  15. Student Presents on Gay, Immigration Issues April 15

    Gabriela Herní¡ndez Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University media arts and Spanish graduating senior Gabriela Herní¡ndez presents a workshop titled Joterí­a: Undocumented April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Room 321. The student union is at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street. Herdí¡ndez, 21, came undocumented from…

  16. HU Faculty, Staff Donate Artwork for April 19 ArtBark

    Todd Christensen Las Vegas, N.M — New Mexico Highlands University faculty and staff are stepping up to donate original artworks for ArtBark, the April 19 art auction benefit for the Animal Welfare Coalition Animal Shelter in Las Vegas. ArtBark will be from 4 — 7 p.m. at the United World College — USA in the…

  17. Sebastian Medina Headed to Ph.D. Program

    Sebastian Medina Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University graduate student Sebastian Medina was accepted into the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. The 24-year-old native of rural Mora, N.M. is a first-generation college student who completes his master’s in natural sciences in May, with an emphasis…

  18. HU Jazz Ensemble Concert April 16

    Edward Harrington Las Vegas, N.M — The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert April 16 at 7 p.m. in the theater of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street. “This performance space is smaller than most concert halls, and provides a more intimate setting that…

  19. Concert Choir Performs Mozart and Fauré April 13 in Ilfeld

  20. Faculty, Student Research Showcased at Research Day 2014

    Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University showcased its passion for faculty and student research excellence, scholarship, and creativity during it 12th Annual Research Day April 4. “Learning and the advancement of knowledge represent the raison d’etre for any university,” said Jim Fries, Highlands University president. “Here at Highlands, this is well represented by…