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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

  1. Instructor Inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The United States Martial Arts Association inducted a Highlands University instructor into its 2015 Hall of Fame in June. Bob Bell, an exercise and sports sciences instructor, began teaching judo at Highlands in 2014. The retired chiropractor and 7th degree black belt has trained in judo for 30 years, teaching and…

  2. Dr. Minner meets community

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Dr. Sam Minner, the new Highlands University president, speaks at a public reception in his honor July 24 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall. At his left is Joan Minner, his wife.

  3. Hispanic Youth Develop Leadership Skills Thanks to Highlands

        Las Vegas, New Mexico  – High School students from Northern New Mexico developed leadership skills at a National Hispanic Institute training program in Colorado, thanks to Highlands University. The ten high-achieving students participated in the eight-day NHI Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session at Colorado State University ­– Fort Collins. “This training program…

  4. AAUW Tech Trek at Highlands Targets Girls for Science and Math

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Eighth grade girls from around New Mexico gained hands-on science knowledge from Highlands University women faculty at an AAUW Tech Trek Camp aimed at building confidence and stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The American Association of University Women New Mexico sponsored the camp July 12 –…

  5. Art Exhibits Celebrate Cowboys’ Reunion Centennial Celebration

    Las Vegas, NM – In celebration of the Las Vegas Cowboys’ Reunion Centennial Celebration, Highlands will host art exhibitions in Kennedy Hall and Donnelly Library’s Ray Drew Gallery. The Ray Drew exhibit captures the gritty spirit of the Centennial Celebration through rare historic panoramic photographs, and the Kennedy exhibit provides a taste of contemporary cowboy…

  6. ‘An epic comeback’ – Vatos rally to become National Champs

    NMHU Vatos 2015 Team NSCRO title highlight of club’s 24-year run By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm (Updated: June 11, 4:44 pm) Down nine points with 1:09 to play, the New Mexico Highlands rugby club appeared headed to a national runner-up finish against mighty New England College for…