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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

  1. Wind Ensemble and Mariachi Concert April 30, Original Music Concert May 1

    April 27 2015   Las Vegas, N.M. – The final Highlands University Department of Music concerts this semester feature a wind ensemble, mariachi group, and original music. The Highlands Wind Ensemble and the HU Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra will perform in concert April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom, 800…

  2. Edward Martínez Named Professor of the Year

    April 22, 2015 Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University natural resources management professor Edward Martínez, right, talks with Eliza Montoya about her research poster at Research Day 2015. Las Vegas, New Mexico – Highlands University named natural resources management professor Edward Martínez as Professor of the Year for 2014 – 2015. A coalition of 21 Highlands…

  3. International Students Raise Flags From Their Countries

      Margaret McKinney/Highlands University   Highlands University students Latha Sri, left, Poonampreet Kaur, center, and Sridevi Vainala raise their flag from India at the International Flag Raising Ceremony April 23 at the university’s Centennial Tower. Sri and Vainala are graduating in May with master’s degrees in computer science. Kaur is a sophomore mathematics major and…

  4. Record Number of Employers, Students at Spring Career Fair

      Margaret McKinney/Highlands University   Highlands University School of Education students Felicia Rael, right, and Lenae Crespin, center, talk with Doug Baca, Human Resources director for Lubbock Independent Schools, at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair April 23. Both women are graduating seniors in special education. Rael, 25, is from Las Vegas, New Mexico, and…

  5. Students Turn Out For Rez Fest Carnival in Melody Park

      Margaret McKinney/Highlands University   Highlands University student Krystol Myers wows the crowd April 23 at the university’s Rez Fest Carnival in Melody Park, winning first place in the dance competition. Myers, a psychology sophomore from Jamaica, is an assistant resident assistant in the Viles and Crimmins Residence Hall and is also president of the HU…

  6. HU Singers Present My Story April 24, 25

      Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Highlands University HU Singers will present My Story April 24 and April 25 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano. “The premise of this…

  7. Faculty and Staff Recognized at Awards Breakfast

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University   David Hacker, left, a Highlands University forestry professor in the Natural Resources Management Department, was tapped for the Outstanding Performance Award at the 16th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony and breakfast April 16. At the right is Jennifer Lindline, geology professor and National Resources Management Department chair. Hacker was also among…

  8. HU Selects Six Presidential Finalists

    By Martin Salazar,  Las Vegas Optic Two current Highlands University officials — one a high level administrator and the other a faculty member — are among six finalists vying to be the school’s next president. The names of the six finalists selected by the university’s Presidential Search Committee were released publicly on Thursday afternoon. The…

  9. Record Number of Employers Will Be at April 23 Career Fair

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair April 23. The free event requires no preregistration and will be from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The…

  10. Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Leadership

        Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands forestry senior Juan Jauregui, at right, receives his Student of the Year Award from Margaret Gonzales, Campus Life director. Jauregui, 22, is a Sapello, N.M. native. In the middle is Marc Estrada, another nominee for Student of the Year.   Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students, faculty…

  11. McCaffrey Photography Exhibit in Kennedy With Reception April 18

      Photo: Wild by Joe McCaffrey Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents an exhibit, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – Photographs by Joe and Martha McCaffrey, with an artists’ reception April 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Kennedy Hall Gallery, 905 University Ave. “Our goal is to create an emotional connection between…

  12. HU-CARES Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 16

        Las Vegas, N.M – The Highlands University campus and Las Vegas community have the chance to come together April 16 to fold origami cranes symbolizing hope for sexual assault survivors ­while also encouraging survivors to get the help they need. The free event marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is in the Student…

  13. Students Showcase Studies at Research Day 2015

      April 13, 2015 Margaret McKinney/Highlands University   Psychology graduate student Sierra Fernandez, right, explains her thesis study, A Hypothetical Scenario Experiment Investigating Forgiveness Aversion and Forgiveness, to fellow psychology graduate student Max Yost at the 13th Annual Research Day at Highlands April 10. Hernandez, a 26-year-old from Las Vegas, won second place in the…

  14. Jazz Ensemble Concert April 17, Madrigal Choir Concert April 19

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents concerts for jazz and Brahms lovers in April. The Jazz Ensemble performs April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building Theater, 800 National Ave. The Madrigal Choir performs All About Brahms April 19 at 3 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University…

  15. Book Sale at Donnelly Library April 16, 17 Offers Wide Variety

    Las Vegas, N.M – Book lovers will have a chance to stock up on a wide variety of best sellers, classics and nonfiction at the Donnelly Library used book sale April 16 – 17 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The books are priced to sell at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks. On…

  16. English Grad Student Publishes War Essay in Top Literary Journal

    April 7, 2015 Las Vegas, N.M. – Deployed in the midst of the horror and death of combat in Iraq in 2003, a 19-year-old U.S. Marine machine gunner sits in the turret of a Humvee each night to write in a battered dust-covered journal. “I had a gut feeling that I needed to record my…

  17. Concert Choir Performs Schubert and Jazz in Ilfeld April 12

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Concert Choir presents “A Joyful Noise – Schubert and Jazz” April 12 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will conduct the concert. “Schubert’s Magnificat and Offertorium are two of his more obscure…