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Monthly Archives: June, 2014

  1. Students to Present at National NOW Conference

    Analicia Casaus and Dré Gallegos  Las Vegas, N.M. — Two New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduates will present at the National Organization of Women national conference in Albuquerque June 27 – 29. Las Vegas native Dré Gallegos and Analicia Casaus of Albuquerque will present two films at the conference, including one exploring the objectification…

  2. Student Tapped for Penn Cancer Research Internship

    Melecio Perea  Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University chemistry junior Melecio Perea is one of only 30 students in the country selected to work on state-of-the-art cancer research in a summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Perea, a 20-year-old Las Vegas native, is spending 10 weeks on the Penn campus in Philadelphia for the…

  3. New Eatery Opens at Gene Torres Golf Course

    Las Vegas, NM –The Rock Tap Room and Grill opened June 19 at the Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course on Country Club Drive off of Mills Avenue. The new restaurant operates 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Las Vegas native Juan Ortiz, owner and chef of El Fidel Restaurant, operates the…

  4. NMHU CARES New Name for Violence Prevention Program

    Corilia Ortega, left, advocacy and education coordinator, and Kimberly Blea, director, for the Highlands University Center for Advocacy Resources Education and Support or CARES. Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University Campus Violence Prevention Program changed its name to CARES — Center for Advocacy Resources Education and Support — to make its services…

  5. HU Grad Lands Job at Major Natural History Museum

    Veronica Black Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduate Veronica Black landed a position as a digital educator in the Adventures in Science program at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. “I’ll be developing interactive educational games for middle school youth using the Second Life 3D computer platform…

  6. Leippe Named Distinguished Emeritus Professor

      Harry Leippe Las Vegas, N.M. — Former Highlands University fine arts professor and renowned sculptor Harry Leippe will be honored at the Summer Alumni Reunion June 27. The distinguished emeritus professor and longtime Las Vegas resident will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union Building…

  7. Sanchez Named Distinguished Alumnus

    Las Vegas, N.M. –Shaun Sánchez, a leader in the United States National Wildlife Refuge system, was named a distinguished New Mexico Highlands University alumnus for the June 27 — 28 Summer Alumni Reunion. Sánchez will be recognized at the alumni dinner June 27 at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at…

  8. Summer Alumni Reunion June 27 — 28

  9. Latino Education Collaborative Meets at HU

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityTeresita Aguilar, vice president of academic affairs, speaks at the ENLACE Statewide Collaborative annual meeting at Highlands June 5.   Las Vegas — The Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE) Statewide Collaborative held its annual meeting June 4 — 5 at New Mexico Highlands University for a strategic planning and budget summit….

  10. Drive Begins to Endow Dr. Amai Chemistry Fund

    Dr. Robert Amai  Las Vegas, N.M. — The Highlands University Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to raise $2,800 to make the Dr. Robert Amai Fund for Chemistry Students a permanent endowment. The fund, named after a popular Highlands professor emeritus, has provided dozens of scholarships for outstanding chemistry students. The university’s Chemistry Department and the…

  11. Art Exhibit for Legendary Art Professor Ray Drew

    Ray Drew’s Pecos River Valley. Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents an exhibit of artwork by the legendary former Highlands fine arts professor, Ray Drew. The show is in the Ray Drew Gallery named for the professor who taught at Highlands from 1958 — 1980. The gallery is in the university’s Donnelly…