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Monthly Archives: October, 2014

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. ARMAS Recognized for Increasing Graduation in Sciences

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Biochemistry sophomore Karly Ortiz, right, works with ARMAS math tutor and senior math major Jacob Kelly to calculate a logarithm in the ARMAS Center. Ortiz is from Las Vegas, New Mexico and Kelly is from Ojo Feliz, New Mexico. Las Vegas, NM — Excelenica in Education named the Highlands University Achieving…

  9. Highlands to Award 200 Teacher Graduate Scholarships

    Evonne Roybal-Tafoya Las Vegas, NM — Two hundred teachers will receive tuition and textbook scholarships to pursue online master’s degrees in education at Highlands University, thanks to a new $2.1 million grant from the United States Department of Education. The 5-year grant funds new online graduate degrees at Highlands in curriculum and instruction, special education,…

  10. 8Th Grade Girls Visit Highlands for Pilot Project

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University biology professor Carol Linder, far left, shows Keylah Bowie, Maria Aragón, Deja Jaramillo, and Shannia Baca a baby mouse from the mouse colony Linder uses for reproductive biology research. The 8th graders from West Las Vegas Partnership School were on campus Oct. 3 as part of the Las Vegas, New Mexico…

  11. Students Help Preserve New Mexico’s Heritage

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Media arts professor Miriam Langer, far left, and Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation board member Martha McCaffrey, far right, look at the mobile app Mireya Rodrí­guez, seated, and Elizabeth Starks, standing, developed for the Bradbury Science Museum. Las Vegas, N.M. — Media arts students from Highlands University helped preserve…