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Monthly Archives: April, 2016

  1. International Students Raise Flags From Their Countries

    Highlands University students Debradean Marshall, left, and Shanice McPherson raise their Jamaican flag at the International Flag Raising Ceremony April 27 at the university’s Centennial Tower. Marshall is a sophomore business major and McPherson is a senior human performance and sport major. Marshall is a sprinter for the Cowgirl track team while McPherson is a…

  2. Brooks Maki Named Professor of the Year

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Highlands University named organic chemistry professor Brooks Maki as Professor of the Year for 2015 – 2016. Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations from students for Professor of the Year and selects a winner. A coalition of students nominated Maki for…

  3. HU Singers Present Into the Woods April 29 – May 1

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University HU Singers will present the musical Into the Woods April 29 and April 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Into the Woods intertwines plots and characters from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales Little Red Riding…

  4. Rez Fest 5K Race Benefits Community

    Runners from Highlands and the community take off from the starting line of the Rez Fest Cares for Survivors 5K run at the university’s Melody Park. The run was part of the annual Rez Fest Carnival of events hosted by the office of Housing and Student Conduct and was a fund raiser for local food…

  5. Record Number of Employers at the Spring Career Fair

    Highlands University computer science students Juan Guaba, left, and Rosie Vasques, center, view job opportunities April 21 with recruiter Tom Cordova from Los Alamos National Labs at the Annual Spring Career Fair. The University’s Career Services office hosted 66 employers, which set a record for the most employers for this annual event.

  6. Sen. Pete Campos to address the Class of 2016

      LAS VEGAS, NM  – New Mexico State Sen. Pete Campos will deliver the commencement address to this year’s Highlands University graduating class. The 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be May 14 at 2 p.m. in the university’s John A. Wilson Complex. “It’s important that we embrace our journey in life with integrity and respect for…

  7. Faculty and Staff Recognized at Awards Ceremony

    Jennifer Lindline, above left, a Highlands geology professor and Natural Resources Management Department chair, was tapped for the Outstanding Performance Award at the 17th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony breakfast April 13. Highlands President Sam Minner, right, presented the award. Ken Bentson, natural resources management professor and past interim dean of the College of Arts…

  8. HU Hosts Workshops On Preserving Family Documents

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Donnelly Library and the City of Las Vegas Museum will host workshops April 24 – 30 on preserving family documents. The workshops are part of the American Library Association’s national Preservation Week. “Everyone needs to take an active role in making memories last,” said Lynn Gates, head of Donnelly Library’s Archives…

  9. Donnelly Library Launches HU READS Campaign

    Highlands Cameroonian MBA student Ngrochap Asong, left, and April Ortega, Donnelly Library interlibrary loan library associate, read a poster that is part of the HU READS campaign Donnelly launched at an April 11 reception. The posters feature Highlands faculty, staff and students with their favorite book to encourage the joy of reading and lifelong learning….

  10. U.S. Air Force Academy Band Performs Free Concert April 23 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the U.S. Air Force Academy Band in a free concert April 23 at 7:o0 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Lt. Col. Daniel Price conducts the award-winning U.S. Air Force Academy Band, which is known for the beauty and professionalism of its concerts as well as the…

  11. President Minner Roundtable April 18 About Value of College Degree

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University President Sam Minner invites the community to a roundtable April 18 about the value of a college degree. The roundtable discussion will be from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. Light refreshments will be served. “The return on investment related to a university…

  12. Social Activist, Indigenous Knowledge Scholar at Highlands April 18 – May 2

    Las Vegas, N.M – A social activist, filmmaker and indigenous knowledge scholar from the Six Nations Reserve in Canada will share his expertise with Highlands University and the community beginning April 18. Thohahoken Michael Doxtater, a member of the Mohawk Nation and a professor at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ontario, Canada, is at Highlands thanks…

  13. HU-CARES Marks Sexual Assault Month With 5K Run, Week of Action

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University invites the campus and Las Vegas community to a Rez Fest Cares for Survivors 5K run April 21 to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The run begins at 4 p.m. at Melody Park on the Highlands campus and is part of the HU­­-CARES Week of Action. Before the run,…

  14. Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Leadership

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students, faculty and staff were honored for their outstanding leadership and other contributions to the university at the 18th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 6. The Office of Campus Life directed by Margaret Gonzales organizes the event each year. “Leaders are individuals who know how to achieve goals…

  15. HU Scholars Day for Scholarship Recipients April 21

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Top New Mexico high school students are invited to HU Scholars Day at Highlands University April 21 to get a taste of campus life. The event is for first-time freshman who received Highlands University scholarship offers and their parents. “We want New Mexico’s best and brightest high school seniors to come…

  16. Organic Chemistry Senior Tapped for Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship

    Las Vegas, N.M. – An organic chemistry senior at Highlands University was tapped from among 17,000 applicants for a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. Melecio Perea, who also has his pick of seven top Ph.D. programs, was awarded a three-year NSF fellowship of $34,000 a year. Perea, a 22-year-old Las Vegas, New Mexico, native,…

  17. HU Offers Students Free Online Tutoring

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A more convenient way to receive tutoring is now available to New Mexico Highlands students. The university launched a new online tutoring program, NetTutor, that provides live tutoring in more than 30 subjects. The service is available 24 hours a day. “This is is a great tool to help engage students…

  18. Fiesta de la Hispanidad April 8 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The 22nd Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium April 8 at 5:45 p.m. “Over the past 22 years, the fiesta has earned its place in the community as a beloved and valued celebration of Hispanic culture,” said Sara Harris,…

  19. First Town and Gown Photography Show at Highlands, Reception April 9

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the first Town and Gown Photography Show with an opening reception April 9 from 1 – 3 p.m. in Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The exhibit features the work of the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department students and faculty as well as the Meadow City Camera…

  20. HU-HIPs Campaign Reaches Goal for Endowment to Boost Student Success

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Foundation met its goal to raise $250,000 in private money to increase high-impact practices that boost student success. The New Mexico Higher Education Department will now provide a 2:1 match, creating a permanent $750,000 endowment. “Highlands is known for actively engaging students in high-impact learning like undergraduate research…