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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

  1. Alumnus Leads Arizona School Named A+ School of Excellence

      Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University alumnus is the principal of an Arizona public school that was named an A+ School of Excellence. Michael Crudder, B.A. 1986 and M.A. 1987, leads Copperwood Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Educational Foundation tapped Copperwood for the A+ honor in May. “Copperwood provides a rigorous…

  2. Highlands Student Paints Mural for Ilfeld Auditorium

    Las Vegas, N.M. – For decades, seven Depression-era murals that lined the lobby walls in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium were missing one of their own, a blank space on the wall testified to a mysterious missing mural. The series of eight murals is complete again, thanks to a new oil painting by a Highlands…

  3. President Minner Meets with Memorial Middle School BPA Students

    Highlands University President Sam Minner meets with Memorial Middle School students in the Business Professionals of America chapter to congratulate them on their achievements at the national BPA conference in Boston May 4 – 10. MMS teacher and BPA adviser Crystal Rougemont is at the far right. The MMS students earned first, second and third…

  4. Education Prof Presents On New Mexico Literature at Madrid Conference

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University bilingual education professor will bring international attention to New Mexico Hispanic literature at a conference in Madrid. Highlands School of Education professor Walter Archuleta is presenting May 31 at the 10th International Conference on Chicano and Latino Studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Archuleta’s topic is “Identity…

  5. Regis Pecos to grads: define your life through your core values

    RIO RANCHO – A life defined by core values, purpose and deep passion will be rewarding, a former Cochiti Pueblo governor told Highlands University – Rio Rancho graduates. “Our elders teach us that when we make decisions guided by our core values gifted to us, we will never make the wrong decision in our personal…

  6. Society of American Foresters Taps David Hacker for Award

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Southwestern Section of the Society of American Foresters tapped a Highlands University professor for its Outstanding Contribution to Forestry Award. Forestry professor David Hacker earned the recognition. “For nearly 30 years, David Hacker has made an unusually strong contribution to the body of knowledge in forestry, in particular the…

  7. HU Grad Accepted to Nine Top Law Schools Across the U.S.

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A 2016 Highlands University graduate with a double major in criminal justice and psychology has her pick of nine top public and private law schools across the U.S. Jamie Allen earned a 4.0 at Highlands and will walk the stage at the Highlands commencement May 14 to pick up her bachelor’s…

  8. BFA Media Arts Candidates’ Spring Exhibit May 11

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University media arts Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates will present their BFA projects in the Spring Exhibit May 11 at 5:30 p.m. The public exhibit features projects with animation and video, graphic design, installation art, multimedia, interactivity, photography and websites. The exhibit is in the Media Arts East and West…

  9. One-Woman Performance of Guera Play May 13 Benefits HU Foundation

    Las Vegas, N.M – Actress and playwright Lisandra Tena will perform her one-woman play Guera May 13 at 7 p.m. in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Tena, an Albuquerque native and magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious DePaul University Theatre School in Chicago, wrote Guera in 2012 as a story about…

  10. Original Music Concert May 6 in Student Union Ballroom

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents its Original Music Concert  May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The concert features original works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. The musical styles include pop,…

  11. Students Showcase Studies at Research Day 2016

    Highlands chemistry junior Praity Nayeeb Akbar, left, explains her study, Development of a Novel Method for the Synthesis of Gold Nanostars, to fellow students Johnny Trineau and Megan Thursby at the 14th Annual Research Day at Highlands April 29. Akbar is a 22-year-old from Bangladesh. Her research adviser is chemistry professor Jiao Chen. For the…

  12. Students Showcase Diverse Seabury Fellowship Projects in Media Arts

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students each received $2,500 fellowships to develop independent multimedia projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the Highlands Foundation. Patricia Chavez, Shane Flores and Andrew LaPointe were tapped for the 2015 – 2016 Seabury Fellowships. They showcased their diverse projects…