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Monthly Archives: August, 2015

  1. Book Group Explores New Mexico Literature

    Las Vegas, N.M – An upcoming reading group at Highlands University will explore the history and culture of New Mexico through literature written by authors such as Rudolfo Anaya, who won the National Medal of Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. The free public reading group that begins Sept. 10 is part of a National…

  2. Mark Your Calendars for Homecoming September 18 – 27

    Las Vegas, N.M – Mark your calendars for Highlands University’s Homecoming 2015, with the Paint the Town Purple festivities kicking off Sept. 18 and continuing through Sept. 27. Some highlights include the Sept. 26 homecoming parade at 10 a.m. and homecoming football game at 1 p.m. with the Cowboys taking on Fort Lewis College. New…

  3. Convocation Ceremony Welcomes New Freshmen

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands welcomed incoming freshmen Aug. 21 at the “Fall Convocation: Celebrating the Class of 2019” organized by the university’s Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Support, and Dean of Students Office. Campus and community leaders who spoke to welcome the students included Highlands President Sam Minner, Vice President of Academic Affairs…

  4. Second Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 6

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Sunlight shimmers through the glowing yellow Aspen leaves against a deep- blue New Mexico sky in John Hogan’s painting Aspen Tree, Autumn Sun. A halo of swirling bees crowns the head of a young brown-eyed woman in Lea Bradovich’s painting Beehaloed. An Apache butterfly dancer in traditional ceremonial clothing spreads her…

  5. Media Arts AmeriCorps Intern Helps Develop Climate Change Exhibit for LANL

    Las Vegas, N.M – The science behind Arctic climate change will be more approachable at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Bradbury Science Museum thanks to videos produced by a Highlands University media arts student. David Estrada, a media arts software-driven systems design graduate student, produced 15 half-minute videos for the museum’s new interactive exhibit, Climate…

  6. President Minner Reaches Out to Las Vegas Community

    Highlands University’s new president believes it’s important for universities to play an active role in the life of a community, from social and cultural activities to economic development, and is reaching out to Las Vegas civic organizations and community leaders. “It’s a synergistic model where what benefits Highlands benefits the community,” said Highlands President Sam…