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Monthly Archives: March, 2016

  1. HU Dance Fest 2016 Includes United World College Concert April 16

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University and the United World College – USA present a concert, “Celebration of the Arts: an Evening of Dance, Music, Theatre and Art,” April 16 at 7:30 p.m. The free concert is in Highlands’ historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University, and is part of Dance Fest 2016 at Highlands April…

  2. First Culture Fest at Highlands March 28 – April 1

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University’s first Culture Fest March 28 – April 1 celebrates the rich diversity of global cultures through music, food, films, theater and dance. Students from 33 countries and 12 Native American tribes attend Highlands, with many participating in Culture Fest. All the events are open to the public and…

  3. April 3 Mozart Fest Largest Classical Music Celebration Ever at Highlands

    Las Vegas, NM – The New Mexico Bach Society Chorale and Orchestra join the Highlands University Madrigal Choir and Concert Choir for Mozart Fest 2016 April 3 at 2 p.m. The performance in Ilfeld Auditorium is the largest classical music celebration ever performed at Highlands. Ticket prices are $8 general admission, with no charge for…

  4. Highlands Offers New Graduate Social Work Program in Santa Fe

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University’s new graduate social work program in Santa Fe will prepare its graduates to design and manage programs in social services, mental health and health. Applications are being accepted for the first graduate social work program in Santa Fe: a community leadership concentration designed to better serve the community. “In sampling…

  5. Students’ Research Has Potential for Solar Cell, Cancer Treatment Advances

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University computer science students are conducting cutting-edge nanomaterial light interaction research that has potential for advancing solar cell efficiency and cancer treatments. The students are research assistants in computer science professor Gil Gallegos’ Computational Science Laboratory. The National Science Foundation is funding their paid internships. “Nanoparticles are smaller than wavelengths…

  6. Alumna Named to Nevada State Board of Education

    Felicia Ortiz Las Vegas, N.M. – Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval named a Highlands University alumna to the Nevada State Board of Education. Felicia Ortiz, a Las Vegas, Nevada, businesswoman who earned her B.A in business administration/accounting from Highlands in 2001, began her term of board service Feb. 29. “Felicia will be a strong advocate for…

  7. Interim Associate Social Work Dean and Student Earn Top Honors

    Cristina Durán Las Vegas, N.M. – The National Association of Social Workers New Mexico Chapter named a Highlands University associate dean Social Worker of the Year. Highlands School of Social Work interim Associate Dean Cristina Durán earned the distinction in February along with Highlands social work student Shakir Farid Abdullah, whom the organization named Student…

  8. Social Work Students Meet With Record Number of Employers at Field Fair

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Social work students from Highlands University pursued field practicum and employment opportunities with a record number of agencies March 2. Nearly 100 social work students from the university’s main campus in Las Vegas and its Santa Fe Center talked with 57 representatives from 35 agencies at the 2016 Field Fair at…

  9. Media Arts Students Create Multisensory Interactive Exhibit for a Poem

    Las Vegas, N.M – All people including ones with disabilities can more fully experience the power of a poem, thanks to a multisensory interactive exhibit Highlands University media arts students are creating. The students’ exhibit engages the senses through elements like braille beads, an audio recording, orange peels and junipers, sign language, a film and…