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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

  1. Media Arts Grad Wins Global Photography Contest

    Las Vegas, New Mexico — A Highlands University media arts graduate won first place in a global photography contest for the International Student Voice Magazine.   Shanea Strachan, a Bahamas native, garnered the international college student award from a pool of 119 photographers with a self-portrait she created for her Photography II class at Highlands….

  2. HU Helps Native Americans Meet College Challenges

    Robert Romero Las Vegas, N.M. — One of the biggest challenges Native American students face in college is keeping their cultural identity strong, said Highlands’ new Native American recruiter. “The Native American Student Services Office at Highlands honored and supported my native identity and helped me with a sense of belonging on campus,” said recruiter…

  3. Welcome Back Barbecue Draws Crowd

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University graduate students Kendi Behne, left, and T’Shawna Span enjoy the President’s Welcome Back Barbecue lunch for students, faculty and staff Aug. 20 in Centennial Park. Behne is a Las Vegas, New Mexico, native studying clinical rehabilitation counseling while Span is a Tucumcari, New Mexico, native studying anthropology. 

  4. Convocation Ceremony Welcomes New Freshman

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University welcomed new freshmen Aug. 15 during the Class of 2018 Fall Convocation. Campus and community leaders who welcomed the students included Highlands President Jim Fries, Vice President of Academic Affairs Teresita Aguilar, Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, West Las Vegas Schools Superintendent Gene Parsons, Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben…

  5. Agreement Gives Clearer Pathway for Science Degrees

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityTeresita Aguilar, left, Highlands vice president of academic affairs, Jim Fries, Highlands president, and Pete Campos, Luna president, sign an agreement Aug. 11 for collaborative science education at the two schools. At the far right is Ethan Martí­nez, son of Vidal Martí­nez, Luna vice president of academics. Las Vegas, NM — Highlands…

  6. HU Student Conducts Research on Volcano in France

    Daniel Garza Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University graduate student Daniel Garza is the first researcher to produce a detailed geologic map of the Puy de Dome in central France, discovering that the iconic volcanic landmark likely developed in two phases rather than one as scientists thought. At a height of 1,465 meters, Puy de…

  7. Prof to Involve Students in Palestinian Research

    Erika Derkas Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University students will have the opportunity to work on research about the feminization of higher education in Palestine, thanks to a partnership sociology professor Erika Derkas developed during a summer fellowship in the West Bank. “I will invite my students to participate in a sociological study that will…