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Monthly Archives: August, 2016

  1. White House Invites Media Arts Grad to Share Maker Space Expertise

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The White House invited a Highlands University media arts graduate and leader in the national maker space movement to share his expertise at an Aug. 24 Nation of Makers meeting. Mariano Ulibarri’s Parachute Factory put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the map in 2012 as the first maker space for youth…

  2. Highlands Hermit’s Peak Hike Tradition Revived

    Las Vegas, N.M. – More than 130 Highlands University students, faculty, staff and alumni scrambled up Hermit’s Peak Aug. 27, a roundtrip hike of 8.5 miles that rewards the hikers with spectacular views at the 10,212-foot summit. “For more than 100 years, incoming freshmen have hiked Hermit’s Peak as a rite of passage to becoming…

  3. New Geology Research Instrument Opens Up Exciting New Research Opportunities

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  A powerful new geology research instrument at Highlands University will open up opportunities for students in research that will advance knowledge in dormant and active volcanoes, continental plate movements and ancient climate change, with implications for modern climate change. Thanks to a $523,844 grant from the National Science Foundation, Highlands will…

  4. Third Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 25

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A brilliant blue New Mexico sky dominated by scudding clouds is the backdrop for a view of the foothills in Joel Greene’s oil painting Interesting Clouds. Two colorful figures in bold Brazilian carnival masks stare straight ahead in Janet Stein Romero’s watercolor and gouache painting Gemini Dancers. Pueblo walls curving beneath…

  5. HU Researchers See New Meaning in Pre-Colombian Pottery Designs

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Geometric patterns on pre-Columbian pottery in the Sonoran Desert could be inspired by the region’s plant life, according to two Highlands University archaeologists. Vic Evans and Warren Lail published their hypothesis last month in the Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. “You draw what you see and what’s important to you…

  6. Top Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias to Perform at HU Sept. 9

    Las Vegas, N.M. – One of the top stand-up comedians in the country will perform at Highlands University Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. at the John A. Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Gabriel Iglesias, also known as “Fluffy,” routinely sells out to audiences around the globe from Madison Square Garden…

  7. Convocation Ceremony Welcomes New Freshmen

    Incoming Highlands University freshmen Alanie Rael, left, and Jasmine García get ready to line up for Fall Convocation: Celebrating the Class of 2020 Aug. 12 at the university. Rael is a chemistry major from Pecos, New Mexico, while García is a social work major from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The convocation ceremony is organized by the…

  8. HU Homecoming Sept. 30 – Oct. 9

    Las Vegas, N.M – This year’s Highlands University’s Homecoming festivities kick off Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 9. The theme for homecoming this year is Paint the Town Purple: Follow the Purple Brick Road. Some highlights include the Oct. 8 homecoming parade at 9 a.m. and homecoming football game at 12 p.m. with the…

  9. English Prof Leads Pulitzer Prize Reading Group

    Las Vegas, N.M – An upcoming reading group at Highlands University will explore five Pulitzer Prize works of fiction that focus on the American experience. The Pulitzer reading and discussion group begins Sept. 1 and will be led by Highlands University English professor and American literature scholar Brandon Kempner. “All these novels and collections of…

  10. HU President Says University Is Preparing For The Future

    LAS VEGAS, NM – New Mexico Highlands is positioning itself to take on future challenges and better address the needs of its students, said the university’s president. “I am optimistic for many reasons due to the efforts, the dedication, and the passion of so many dedicated faculty and staff I have met here,” President Sam…

  11. Rising Star Media Arts Multisensory Exhibit Reception Aug. 12

    Las Vegas, N.M – A multisensory museum exhibit that gives tribute to a Native American poet, musician and activist can be experienced by everyone – including those with disabilities – thanks to Highlands University media arts students. The reception for the exhibit Rising Star: A Tribute to John Trudell is Aug. 12 from 5 –…

  12. Children Learn How to Recycle at Highlands’ Recycling Center

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A new generation of young recyclers is being born, thanks to the Highlands University Recycling Center. Thirty-five children who will begin kindergarten in August at the Early Childhood Center in Las Vegas, New Mexico, visited the university’s Recycling Center July 15 to get hands-on experience in recognizing and sorting recyclables….

  13. Highlands Student Gets Firsthand Organic Farming Experience

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University conservation management student enjoyed getting her  hands dirty this summer learning about horticulture through an organic farming internship. Karlee Rogers worked at V’s Organic Farm in Buena Vista, New Mexico, doing everything from sampling and testing soil to harvesting crops and helping build a new greenhouse. “This has…

  14. Sheet Music Donation Doubles Department’s Collection

    LAS VEGAS, NM –  The sheet music library in Highlands University’s music program has doubled thanks to a donation from a former HU professor. Ron Thielman, who was the university’s director of bands during the late 1960s, collected approximately $150,000 worth of sheet music during his career as a professor and professional musician. More than…

  15. New Alumni Board Elected

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A new board of directors for the Highlands Alumni Association will help the university better connect with its graduates and community. Highlands Alumni Association members voted for the new directors July 22 – Aug. 1. “It’s very important for Highlands to be closely connected to its alumni for purposes of recruitment,…

  16. Dean’s Early Childhood Education Textbook to be Published

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University School of Education dean edited a textbook that will give teachers new tools for improving early childhood mathematics and language education. Education Dean Lora Bailey edited Implementing a Standards-Based Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom and also authored a chapter in the book about helping young learners build…