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Yearly Archives: 2017

  1. HU Student Seeks Signs of Pre-Columbian Habitation in Western Costa Rica

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A discovery of jade necklaces in Costa Rica inspired a quest by a Highlands student to find evidence of a human settlement lost to history. Elena Jimenez, a senior majoring in anthropology, will travel to Costa Rica during the holiday break along with Maysie Bucklin, a fellow Highlands anthropology student, to…

  2. Art Auction to Promote Student Success

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Selected artwork from the New Mexico Highlands Foundation art collection will be available for bid in an online auction Dec. 4 – 15. The auction includes works by Marc Chagall and Joan Miró to fashion prints from Harper’s Bazaar magazine and limited-edition stamp prints. Prints by Willard Clark, a Santa Fe…

  3. Photographs of New Deal murals on display at Highlands

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A photographic journey of New Deal-era murals across New Mexico will be on display in Highlands’ Kennedy Alumni Hall Dec. 1 – Feb. 28. The photographs include both current reproductions of murals across New Mexico as well as black and white photographs taken during the Great Depression. “I wanted examples of…

  4. HU Singers Present Disney: Through Light and Dark Nov. 18 – 19

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University HU Singers present Disney: Through Light and Dark Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. – Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The Disney extravaganza includes a two-act medley of songs from 15 Disney musical movies through the years ranging from Cinderella,…

  5. Native American Poet Lyla June Johnston to Perform at Highlands November 14

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  New Mexico Highlands University presents internationally known Native American performance poet and musician Lyla June Johnston Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. Johnston is an anthropologist of Navajo (Diné) and Cheyenne (Tsétsêhéstâhese) lineage. Her presentation is titled, “Regeneration: Transforming Pain and Trauma into Power…

  6. Concert Choir Performs Memorial Concert November 12

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Concert Choir presents The Christel García Memorial Concert Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 403 Valencia St. The concert features the well-known work of three of the most famed composers of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Camille Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio…

  7. Students Turn Out For Career and Internship Fair

    Highlands University business administration junior Vanessa Chung, left, gets information about accounting careers from Christine Wright, CPA, at the university’s Fall Career and Internship Fair Nov. 2 in the Student Union Ballroom. Wright, a Highlands alumna, is a partner in Beasley, Mitchell & Co., an accounting firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Office of…

  8. HU Students Learn About Career Building at HACU Conference

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A contingent of four students from New Mexico Highlands University learned best practices for career building and networking at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ annual conference. The students participated in the HACU conference Oct. 28 – 30 in San Diego. John Ramon Vigil, the student regent on the Highlands…

  9. Jazz Ensemble Concert November 10

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater, 800 National Ave. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the pianist and concert co-director. “This year’s Jazz Ensemble…

  10. Tailgating November 11 for Cowboy’s Basketball Game at “The Pit”

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Cowboys are playing in the New Mexico Classic Basketball Series Nov. 11 – 12 with the university’s Alumni Office sponsoring a tailgate event and other festivities. The tailgating Nov. 11 will be from 1 – 3 p.m. at the University of New Mexico’s Dreamstyle Basketball Arena in Albuquerque…

  11. Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles Concert November 11 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University presents Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles in concert Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Established in 1994, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles is the first all-female mariachi ensemble in America and is internationally known. The ensemble is known for…

  12. Madrigal Choir Concert November 5 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Come Fly With Me, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The musical selections include popular jazz choral works ranging from “A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square” by Manhattan Transfer to “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio…

  13. November 2 Career Fair for Students and Alumni 

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Eighty employment recruiters will be at New Mexico Highlands University Nov. 2 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 Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. “Students and alumni can get the inside scoop on…

  14. Prescription Drug Take Back and Family Fun Day October 28

    Las Vegas, N.M – The San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Highlands University are sponsoring a day for the community to come together to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day is Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park. Desiree…

  15. American Poet a Visiting Ballen Scholar at Highlands

    Las Vegas, N.M – An internationally known American poet will share her craft with New Mexico Highlands University and the community beginning Oct. 24. Diane Seuss, winner of the prestigious Juniper Prize for Poetry and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, is at Highlands thanks to the Ballen Visiting Scholar Program. According to…

  16. Michelle Bencomo is New Customer Relations Coordinator

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands launched a one-stop-office for students to receive answers regarding student services like financial aid and registration. Michelle Bencomo is the new customer relations coordinator. “Michelle will be leading this initiative for our students both on our main campus and our statewide centers,” said Edward Martínez, vice president of…

  17. Convenient Online HU Bill Payment Now Available for Students

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University launched a program that gives its students the convenience of paying their university bills online through a user friendly and secure service. TouchNet is the new web-based payment gateway Highlands is using. “The biggest advantage of TouchNet is that it’s completely online, meaning students can control…

  18. Jessica Johnsen Will be Latina Technology Ambassador

      Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University computer science faculty member will be an ambassador for increasing the number of Latina women in technology. TECHNOLOchicas, an initiative of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, chose Jessica Johnsen for the honor. “I recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other…

  19. Three Media Arts Students Receive Seabury Fellowships

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year to develop independent projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation. Elizabeth Lynch, Jamie García, and Brittany Hayes are the 2017 – 2018 Seabury Fellows. “Each of these student’s proposals stood out for their strength, uniqueness, and connection…

  20. College Night 2017 October 25 in Wilson Complex

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College Night 2017 Oct. 25 from 5–7:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 19th Annual College Night. It will be in Highlands’ John A. Wilson Complex at 1241…