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Monthly Archives: September, 2016

  1. HU Homecoming Festivities Underway, Parade and Game October 8

      Las Vegas, N.M – This year’s Highlands University’s homecoming festivities continue through Oct. 9 with the theme of Paint the Town Purple: Follow the Purple Brick Road. Some highlights include the Oct. 8 homecoming parade at 9 a.m. and the homecoming football game at 12 p.m. in Perkins Stadium, with the Cowboys taking on…

  2. HU’s Donnelly Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary During Homecoming

      Las Vegas, N.M – The Thomas C. Donnelly Library at Highlands University celebrates its 5oth anniversary as an enduring symbol of research, study, teaching and learning during homecoming week. The milestone will include three public events, an Edible Book Festival Oct. 6, a cocktail reception and silent auction Oct. 7, and an exhibit of…

  3. New Grant Aims to Increase Science Grads at Highlands

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – More women and Hispanic students at Highlands University will graduate with degrees that prepare them for science and technology jobs, thanks to a U.S. Department of Education grant. The 3-year, $742,175 grant is funded through by the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program of the U.S. Department of Education. It…

  4. Leader in Culturally Responsive Assessment Talks at Highlands

    Stafford Hood, founding director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks at Highlands Sept. 26. Hood is national leader in building culturally responsive assessment tools that address social justice issues in schools. He is also a professor of curriculum and instruction and educational psychology. The…

  5. New Mexico Painters Exhibition Continues November 10 September 26, 2015

    Highlands distinguished professor emerita of anthropology Margaret Vázquez-Geffroy, left, looks at a series of paintings by Joel Greene with her husband John Geffroy at the opening reception for the Third Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands Sept. 25. The exhibition continues through Nov. 10 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. It is…

  6. New Outdoor Recreation Center Offers Outdoor Adventure to Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students can explore the great outdoors in the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains near the university, thanks to a new Outdoor Recreation Center that provides the outdoor gear and excursions. The university celebrated the grand opening for the recreation center Sept. 26. “Northern New Mexico offers some of the…

  7. Student Contributes at Dominici Public Policy Conference

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University history and political science major contributed to a discussion of the 2016 presidential election as a panelist at the Dominici Public Policy Conference. Tamlyn Crain, a student government leader and senior at Highlands, questioned presenters James Carville, political strategist and former campaign manager to President Bill Clinton, and…

  8. Horse Public Art Project Builds Homecoming Spirit

    Las Vegas, N.M – A new life-size fiberglass horse painted with a colorful Día de los Muertos theme will lead the way for the Highlands University homecoming parade Oct. 8. Homecoming festivities kick off Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 9. Highlands media arts professor Mariah Hausman designed the Día de los Muertos theme for…

  9. Track and Softball Athletes Tapped for Cowgirl Way Scholarships

    Las Vegas, N.M – Two Highlands University women athletes who excel in both the classroom and their sports were tapped for Cowgirl Way scholarships. Kristen Montaño is an NCCA All-American in the 4 by 400 relay, RMAC champion in both the 4 by 400 and 4 by 200 relays, and All-RMAC in the 400-meter dash,…

  10. New HU Power of Excellence Program Recognizes High Achieving Employees

    HU Power of Excellence is a new initiative to honor high achievers among the university’s employees including both faculty and staff. “We don’t hear enough about the important contributions and commitment of staff to the university,” said Carol Linder, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. “What we’re really trying to do is raise…

  11. Students in Media Arts Help Preserve New Mexico’s Heritage

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Highlands University media arts students helped preserve and promote New Mexico’s rich cultural heritage in 2016 by creating museum exhibits, websites, mobile apps, videos and more for cultural institutions across the state. The students are paid interns in the university’s one-of-a kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology program, or ACT. Their projects…

  12. Historic Trolley Building New Home for Highlands Media Arts & Technology Department

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University celebrated the transformation of a unique historic Las Vegas landmark into a state-of-the-art facility for its Media Arts and Technology Department at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 12. “A few years ago, this important historical building was in ruins, but the space called to many who saw it for…

  13. Highlands and Diné College Celebrate New Partnership

    Highlands University President Sam Minner, left, accepts a traditional Navajo weaving from Diné College President Martin Ahumada Sept. 12 while celebrating a memorandum of understanding between the two colleges that was signed in August. With the new partnership, Diné College students will earn undergraduate and graduate media arts degrees from Highlands, thanks to a $438,715…

  14. Zarzuela Spanish Opera in Kennedy Hall

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Opera Alta will join the Highlands Department of Music in a performance of Spanish opera Sept. 10 in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall. The 7 p.m. concert will highlight arias, duets and ensemble examples of zarzuela, a form of Spanish musical theater the combines song and speech. “For this concert, we…

  15. Mike Super Magic & Illusion Show in Ilfeld September 16

    Las Vegas, N.M – The Mike Super Magic & Illusion show performs Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Super’s appeal to audiences of all ages has made him one of the most sought after magicians in the United States and internationally. Super has garnered numerous awards such…

  16. New Outdoor Recreation Center Prepares for Grand Opening

    Joseph Domínguez installs the front tire of a mountain bike in the new Highlands Outdoor Recreation Center in preparation for the Sept. 26 grand opening. The center is designed to help students explore the natural beauty of Northern New Mexico and will also offer camping equipment, paddle boards, kayaks, outdoor excursions and much more. Domínguez,…

  17. Historic Trolley Building New Home for Highlands Media Arts & Technology Department

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University transformed a unique historic Las Vegas landmark into a state-of-the-art facility for its Media Arts and Technology Department. Classes began in the 21,027-square-foot Trolley Building Aug. 17. A ribbon cutting ceremony at the building is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at 12th Street and San Francisco Avenue….

  18. Congressman Luján Tours Media Arts Trolley Building

    Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department chair Kerry Loewen, left, explains to U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján how students use pull-down power hubs in the multipurpose room in the Trolley Building. On Aug. 31, Luján toured the historic Las Vegas landmark that Highlands transformed into a new state-of-the-art home for media arts. The ribbon cutting…