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Yearly Archives: 2015

  1. Fundraising Campaign Aims to Increase Student Success at Highlands

      Las Vegas, N.M. – More students at Highlands University will succeed if a campaign to raise $250,ooo to increase high-impact practices like undergraduate research is successful. The New Mexico Higher Education Department will provide a 2:1 match if the Highlands Foundation raises $250,000 in private money, creating a permanent $750,000 endowment. “When it comes…

  2. President Minner Hosts Holiday Reception

     

  3. Highlands Launches Indigenous Knowledge Center

      Las Vegas, N.M. – More Indigenous students will graduate from Highlands University prepared for social work careers thanks to the university’s new Indigenous Knowledge Center. The university’s School of Social Work launched the center in October with emphasis on recruiting more indigenous students and honoring their culture. “Our mission is to strive to value,…

  4. Scholarships Offered for Online Master’s Degrees in Education

      Renee García, Title V Conectado activity director    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Earning a master’s degree in education is more affordable thanks to a new scholarship program at Highlands University. The university’s School of Education is offering tuition and textbook scholarships earmarked for online graduate programs in curriculum and instruction, rehabilitation counseling, and…

  5. Tree Decorating at President’s House

     

  6. Original Music Concert Dec. 4 in Student Union Building Theatre

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents an Original Music Concert Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, 800 National Ave. The concert features original works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. The musical styles include…

  7. Biology Prof Helps Brazilian University Launch Yellow Anaconda Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University biology professor helped Brazilian researchers launch a study of yellow anacondas aimed at ecosystem conservation in the largest tropical wetland in the world. Highlands biology professor Jesús Rivas is internationally known for his research on anacondas. In October, he led the Brazilian Moto Grosso University expedition to study…

  8. New Center for Teaching Excellence Open House Draws Crowd

         

  9. New MFA for Media Arts Expands Students Employment Opportunities

    Media arts students will have expanded employment opportunities thanks to a new degree program at Highlands University. The new Master of Fine Arts degree in media arts and cultural technology is the first terminal degree in Highlands University’s history. A terminal degree is the highest degree awarded in a particular field. “Because this MFA is…

  10. Sixth Graders Visit Highlands for Science Day

    Sixth grade students from West Las Vegas Middle School watch a chemistry demonstration by Gabriel Lovato, left, for a STEM Day at Highlands Nov. 12. Lovato is a senior pre-health major from Las Vegas, New Mexico, and a member of the university’s American Chemical Society chapter. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. ARMAS…

  11. HU Singers Present Jazz and Laughs November 21, 22

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University HU Singers will present Jazz and Laughs Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Andre García-Nuthmann, director of the Highlands choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano. Don Evans is…

  12. Photography Exhibit of Life, Land and Culture of Canyon de Chelly

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the photography exhibition Crossing Between Worlds: Life, Land, and the Culture of Canyon de Chelly. The exhibition of Charles Winters’ photographs continues through Dec. 11 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave., with an artist and curator reception Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m….

  13. Native American Week Celebrated

       

  14. New Center for Teaching Excellence Open House November 20

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Increasing student success through ongoing faculty development is the aim of the new Center for Teaching Excellence at Highlands University. There will be an open house at the Center for Teaching Excellence Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with opening remarks at 10 a.m. The center is in the…

  15. Highlands Honors Veterans at Veterans Day Ceremony

      Highlands University criminal justice sophomore and U.S. Navy veteran Christopher Potter delivers a speech Nov. 11 at the Veterans Day Ceremony sponsored by the university’s Alumni Office. Potter served three tours of active duty from 2009 – 2013 as an aviation boatswain’s mate during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn….

  16. New Reading Group Tackles Higher Education Issues

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Trends and issues in higher education are the focus of a new Big Ideas Reading Group at Highlands University. The reading group is a joint initiative of the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate. This semester, the Big Ideas Reading Group read Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of…

  17. Jazz Ensemble Concert November 13, Madrigal Choir Concert November 21

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents two concerts in November featuring jazz and Christmas songs. The Highlands University Jazz Ensemble performs Nov. 13 a 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The Highlands Madrigal Choir performs “Canciones de Navidad y Amor,” Songs of Christmas and Love,…

  18. Highlands To Honor Veterans at November 11 Ceremony

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University will honor local veterans at a Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at 2 p.m. at the university’s Centennial Park. The Highlands Alumni Office is sponsoring the event. Centennial Park is at the southwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street. Light refreshments will be served. “Highlands recognizes that we…

  19. Record Number of Students Participate in Fall Career Fair

         

  20. Media Arts Students Capture World War II Vets Memories in Video Oral Histories

        Las Vegas, N.M. – The war memories of 18 New Mexico World War II veterans were captured in video oral histories before their stories are lost forever, thanks to the work of two Highlands University media arts students. Jacob Erickson and Ivana Vidal from Highlands produced the videos for the New Mexico History…