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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

  1. Students’ research used to stem reincarceration rates

    Las Vegas, NM – The number of former inmates who return to jail at the San Miguel County Detention Center could be reduced thanks to research by New Mexico Highlands social work students. The graduate students conducted a feasibility study to assess the need for a proposed 12-bed adult reintegration center. The center would be…

  2. Zuni Pueblo Days at Highlands

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University McKeffe Chapella, left, Ricky Martza, Jr., and Ferrell Zeena of the Zuni Pueblo Twin Star Junior Pow Pow Group perform at Zuni Pueblo Days at Highlands Sept. 27. Alexis Hustito, a Zuni Pueblo member and president of the university’s Native American Club, organized the well-attended celebration of traditional Zuni culture. Hustito is…

  3. Residence Hall Dedicated in Name of Scholarship Benefactors

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands President Jim Fries, LouElla Marr-Montoya, and Merideth Hmura listen to a speaker at the Sept. 19 dedication for the Viles & Crimmin Residence Hall. Marr-Montoya is the Viles Foundation president and Hmura is the secretary. Las Vegas, NM — The Viles & Crimmin Residence Hall at Highlands University was dedicated…

  4. Diné College Students and Staff Visit Highlands

    September 24, 2014 Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Davina Morris, left, Diné College career specialist, and Amy Garfield, Diné College freshman, share a light moment while touring the Highlands University campus Sept. 24. Fifteen students and five staff members from the Navajo Nation two-year college visited Highlands to learn more about what the university has to offer….

  5. Suicide Awareness Run September 25

    Las Vegas, N.M. — Highlands University is sponsoring a suicide prevention and awareness run Sept. 25. “Suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 10 — 24, with over 1,000 suicides occurring annually on college campuses nationwide,” said Corilia Ortega, advocacy and education coordinator for the university’s Center for Advocacy Resources Education and…

  6. HU Presents Dr. Bell Fine Art Print Lecture Series

    Robert Bell Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University presents the Dr. Robert Bell Fine Art Print Lecture Series for fall semester, with four talks remaining in the ongoing series. All lectures except the Hogarth engravings lecture will be in the George and Sheryl Talbot Print Study Room in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall,…

  7. Biology Prof Parade Marshal for Homecoming

    Maureen Romine Las Vegas, New Mexico — A longtime Highlands University biology professor who has dedicated her career to student success will be this year’s homecoming parade marshal. “I still relish the challenges of teaching students,” said Maureen Romine, whose distinguished tenure at Highlands has spanned 42 years. This year’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 20…

  8. New Conservation Management Degree First in State

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University freshman and Mora, New Mexico native Elisa Abeyta records side oats grama grass during a field lab for the university’s new conservation management degree program. Las Vegas, N.M. — A new conservation management B.A. degree program at Highlands University is the first in New Mexico, opening career opportunities for…

  9. English Prof Publishes Eight Essays Fall Semester

    Jill Talbot Las Vegas, New Mexico — A New Mexico Highlands University English professor will publish eight essays fall semester in top international and national literary journals. Visiting professor of creative writing Jill Talbot’s new essays appear in Brevity, Fifth Wednesday, Passages North, Carve, and more. “Essayists write about the personal in order to make…

  10. HU Professor Keynote Speaker at Biology Conference

    Jesíºs Rivas Las Vegas, N.M. — A New Mexico Highlands University biology professor will be the keynote speaker at a major biology conference in Mexico. Professor Jesíºs Rivas is a Venezuelan-born herpetologist — a biologist that studies reptilian and amphibian species. He is the world’s foremost expert on green anacondas, a nonvenomous tropical constrictor snake…

  11. Don Gibson Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament September 20

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands UniversityFormer Highlands Coach Don Gibson speaks during Homecoming 2013. Las Vegas, New Mexico — The Don Gibson Cowboy Classic golf tournament Sept. 20 tees off at 8 a.m. at the Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course in Las Vegas. The university’s Alumni Office sponsors the event, which is during Homecoming 2014. The proceeds…