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Monthly Archives: February, 2016

  1. Sigma Xi Fundraiser Feb. 29 to Support Student Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University’s Sigma XI Chapter is hosting a silent auction Feb. 29 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for student research. The public fundraiser for this research society includes Highlands biology professor Ben Nelson’s travelogue presentation, “Backpacking the Brooks Range of Alaska.” “The money from the silent auction will…

  2. Thomas Mishler Scholarship Music Recital on February 28

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Ten of Highlands University’s top music students will perform in a recital Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. The program for the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital includes a wide variety of musical selections, ranging from Mozart and Chopin to Mendelssohn and Puccini. Music…

  3. HU Day for High School Seniors Feb. 27

    Las Vegas, N.M. – High school seniors can apply to Highlands University, be admitted and get help with financial aid at HU Day Feb. 27. The event for the future Highlands Class of 2020 and their parents is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at 800 University Ave. Free lunch,…

  4. Social Work Students Learn About Legislative Process and Social Change at State Capitol

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University social work students learned about the legislative process and social change during a February visit to the New Mexico Statehouse. Approximately 34 undergraduate social work students in a community organizing class participated from the university’s main Las Vegas campus, Albuquerque Center and Rio Rancho Center. “At its core, social…

  5. New Microscope Opens Up Research Opportunities for Geology Students

    Dr. Jennifer Lindline and Dr. Michael Petronis Las Vegas, N.M. – A new state-of-the-art microscope at Highlands University will open up new research and employment opportunities for geology students. A National Science Foundation grant funded the $43,642 high-magnification microscope that makes it possible to identify and analyze very thin sections of minerals at the 30-micron…

  6. Open Observatory at Highlands on Friday Evenings With Clear Skies

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Celestial wonders like Saturn’s rings and craters on the Earth’s moon are visible through the telescope in the Highlands University observatory. These and other night sky celestial objects not visible to the naked eye can be seen during free open observatory nights at Highlands on clear Friday evenings this winter from…

  7. Community Turns Out for HU Loves Alumni Event

        Highlands alumni Casey Applegate-Aguilar, left, and husband Chris Aguilar with their daughter Audrey at the Highlands Loves Alumni event Feb. 11 in the Student Union Ballroom.  The couple met at Highlands, where Applegate-Aguilar earned her M.A. in English and M.S. in psychology and Aguilar earned his B.S. and M.S. in psychology. Applegate-Aguilar coordinates…

  8. Printmaking Exhibits Open at Highlands February 15 With Receptions February 19

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Two original fine art print exhibits opening at Highlands University Feb. 15 offer a large variety of techniques from regional and New Mexico printmakers. Print, Printed, Printing is in the Burris Hall Gallery at 903 National Ave. through March 17 while New Mexico Printmakers is in the Kennedy Gallery at 905…

  9. Lora Bailey New School of Education Dean

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Accreditation, online education degrees and increasing enrollment are among the top priorities for Highlands University’s new School of Education dean. “My very top priority is to regain national accreditation for the university’s education programs,” said Lora Bailey, School of Education dean. The School of Education is currently accredited through the National…

  10. Learning Community Foundation Makes $10,000 Gift to HU-HIPs Campaign

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Learning Community Foundation of Albuquerque donated $10,000 to a Highlands University campaign to raise $250,000 to increase high-impact practices like undergraduate research that boost student success. Viola Martínez, a Highlands School of Education alumna and president of the Learning Community Foundation, made the gift to the Highlands Foundation. “This high…

  11. Alumni Pauline and Richard Rindone Find Lasting Love at Highlands

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands alumni Richard and Pauline Rindone stand in the book stacks of Donnelly Library. The two studied and worked in the university’s old library during their student days. They have been married 51 years. Las Vegas, N.M. – A young couple sits side by side studying quietly in the library at…

  12. Outstanding HU Women Garner AAUW Scholarships

      Leticia Merrills-Gonzalez, left, and Eliza Montoya   Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women awarded $1,000 scholarships to two outstanding Highlands University students who balance academics and motherhood. Eliza Montoya will earn her master’s degree in environmental science and management in December 2016 and Leticia…