Yearly Archives: 2016

  1. Jazz Ensemble Concert November 11

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Ticket prices are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free along with other students with IDs. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington…

  2. Career Fair Nov. 10 for Students and Alumni

    Ron García Las Vegas, N.M. – Forty employers will be at New Mexico Highlands University Nov. 10 looking to hire the university’s students and alumni. The free Career and Internship Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. “Students can get the inside scoop on how…

  3. Halloween Costume Contest Fun

    Highlands University music technology major Nita Lujan reacts after winning the Halloween costume contest Oct. 31 in the Student Union. Lujan also earned her M.A. in counseling and her B.A. in vocal performance at Highlands. The Office of Campus Life sponsors the Halloween costume contest each year.

  4. Halloween Event Benefits Cancer Foundation

    Highlands University biology junior and 2016 homecoming queen Estrella Gutierrez delivers a pie in the face to Highlands’ President Sam Minner for a Halloween cancer benefit Oct. 31 in the Student Union. Looking on are English professor and Faculty Senate President Brandon Kempner, left, and Bill Taylor, dean of the School of Business and Technology….

  5. Bond B Would Help Donnelly Library and Local Libraries Expand Collections

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University’s Donnelly Library and all Las Vegas libraries will receive funding to expand collections if voters approve Library Bond B. Bond B is a statewide measure on the Nov. 8 ballot that is not a new tax, but instead would replace funding from bonds set to expire. “Library general obligation…

  6. Staff Member From Santa Fe Center Earns Professional Rising Star Award

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The academic adviser and recruiter for Highlands University’s Santa Fe Center earned the New Mexico’s New Professional Rising Star award for his dedication to student degree completion. Robert A. Anaya, a Galisteo, New Mexico native, received the award from NASPA, a national organization for student affairs professionals in higher education….

  7. College Night 2016

    Española High School junior Faith Hope, left, shakes hands with Highlands University associate financial aid director Emily Montoya at College Night 2016 in the university’s Student Union. With Hope are Española High classmates, Alexis Trujillo, center, a senior, and Kayla DeVargas, a junior. The Highlands University Office of Recruitment and Admissions organizes College Night each…

  8. Biology Prof Honored for Encouraging Women to Pursue Science

      Carol Linder Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University interim provost and vice president for academic affairs earned statewide recognition in New Mexico for her dedication to encouraging women to pursue science careers. Carol Linder, who is a reproductive cell biologist and also a biology professor at Highlands, received the 2016 New Mexico Network…

  9. Three Scholarship Winners Meet Donors

    Highlands alumni Anna Arko and Mike Pabst, back left and right, met the Highlands University students who were awarded $500 scholarships in the couple’s name Oct. 21 at the university’s Foundation Office. Standing with Arko and Pabst is Jalen Martínez, center, a general science education senior from Las Vegas, New Mexico. Seated are Deja Marquez…

  10. Recital Oct. 28 and 30 Features Music Faculty on One and Two Pianos

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University music faculty presents a recital Pianists @88 & 176 Oct. 28 and 30 that features one and two-piano arrangements and the music of composers like Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Chopin. The recital will be in the Highlands University Champ Tyrone Music Building at 1052 11th St. The Oct. 28…

  11. College Night 2016 Oct. 26 at Student Union Ballroom

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College Night 2016 Oct. 26 from 5–8 p.m. in Las Vegas. Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 17th Annual College Night. It will be in Highlands’ Student Union Building Ballroom, 800 National…

  12. Prescription Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day Oct. 22

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University and the San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are asking the community to come together Oct. 22 to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park. Desiree Martínez, HU-CARES prevention coordinator…

  13. Highlands Awarded $2.2-Million Grant for ESL Teacher Education

    Las Vegas, N.M. – School paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn English as a second language education degrees at Highlands University and teach in underserved schools, thanks to a $2.2-million U.S. Department of Education grant. With the five-year grant, 30 ESL paraprofessionals, teaching assistants who work with students, in the Santa Fe and Española…

  14. Bond C Will Benefit Local Economy, Renovate Historic Rodgers Hall

    Las Vegas, NM – The local economy will benefit and historic Rodgers Hall on the Highlands University campus will be renovated if voters approve Higher Education Bond C. “During the past decade, general obligation higher education bonds have brought about $13 million to the Las Vegas economy,” said Highlands University President Sam Minner. “If approved…

  15. 2016 Homecoming Slide Show Events

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  16. Facundo Valdez Honored With Naming of Social Work School

    Las Vegas, N.M – The Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at Highlands University is named for one of its founders, a champion for the poor and underserved. The university celebrated Valdez and his legacy at a naming ceremony Oct. 4 Valdez was a national leader in the social work profession, with the National Association…

  17. Agreement With New Mexico Tribal Leaders Celebrated

    Las Vegas, NM – Native American students from all 22 New Mexico tribes will have better access to education at Highlands University thanks to scholarships the university provides. The 69 full-tuition scholarships per year are part of a memorandum of understanding between Highlands and New Mexico’s tribal leaders that was celebrated Sept. 27. The MOU…

  18. Royalty Candidates for Homecoming “Sashed” October 3

    Highlands University homecoming queen candidate Estrella Gutierrez, left, is “sashed” at the annual sashing barbecue Oct. 3, with campus life director Margaret Gonzales doing the honors. Gutierrez is from Las Vegas, New Mexico, and is a junior biology major. Homecoming continues through Oct. 16 and all the activities are listed online at www.nmhu.edu/homecoming.

  19. 2016 Homecoming Honorees

    Roman Maes, III, Distinguished Alumnus Roman Maes, III, a longtime New Mexico business leader, is the founder and CEO of Access Communications, a prominent government and public relations firm in the southwestern U.S. Maes was also a leader in the New Mexico Legislature for 20 years, serving with distinction as the state senator representing District…

  20. 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…