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Monthly Archives: February, 2017

  1. Reggae Artist J Boog Performs at Highlands April 29

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents J Boog, a renowned reggae singer and songwriter of Samoan descent, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the John A. Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. J Boog’s popularity has soared since his debut album Hear Me Roar in 2007. His 2011 album Backyard Boogie earned him the Best…

  2. Thomas Mishler Scholarship Music Recital March 5

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Seven of Highlands University’s top music students will perform in a recital March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The program for the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital includes a wide variety of musical selections, ranging from Chopin to Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Music faculty Andre…

  3. Santa Fe Councilwoman Talks About Leadership March 2

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Santa Fe Councilwoman Renee Villarreal will talk at Highlands University about leadership March 2 in honor of Women’s History Month. The free conversation and lunch with Villarreal will be from 12 – 1 p.m. in the university’s Student Center, Room 322, 800 National Ave. “My talk will center around what it…

  4. Santa Fe Mayor to Address HU’s Class of 2017

    LAS VEGAS, NM – The mayor of Santa Fe will be New Mexico Highlands commencement speaker for the main campus’ 2017 ceremony. Mayor Javier Gonzales served as the chairman of the Highlands University Board of Regents from 2005 – 2010. “I’m a big believer in New Mexico Highlands and the education it provides,” Gonzales said….

  5. Iron Tribe Performance Pour March 2, Iron Art Exhibit Reception March 3

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Molten metal flung against a wall will burst into a spectacular display like fireworks  during Highlands University’s Iron Tribe 2017 performance casting event March 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The iron pour performance is based upon Dashuhua, the ancient Chinese Festival of Lights tradition that is still popular during the…

  6. Monthly Accreditation Forum February 20

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University’s monthly accreditation forum Feb. 20 highlighted student retention, persistence and degree completion. In addition, the date for the Higher Learning Commission’s campus visit to Highlands will be Nov. 6 – 8, 2017. “The Office of Strategic Enrollment Management is now using extensive student data to target our retention efforts…

  7. Geology Students Will Conduct Volcano Research in Central Europe

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University geology students will have the opportunity to conduct research in Central Europe that will shed new light on how extinct volcanoes grew, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. The three-year $250,000 NSF grant is titled From the Roots to the Roof: the Anatomy of Volcanoes. It will fund…

  8. Franken Construction Earns Award for Highlands’ Media Arts Trolley Building

    Las Vegas, N.M – Franken Construction earned a New Mexico Best Buildings 2017 Award for transforming a unique historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, landmark into a state-of-the-art facility for Highlands University’s Media Arts and Technology Department. The Associated General Contractors of New Mexico made the award to Franken Construction of Las Vegas for its work…

  9. NASA Scientist Talks February 15 About International Space Station

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A free public lecture at Highlands University Feb. 15 features a NASA scientist who will shed light on the indoor air quality environment of the International Space Station. Marit Meyer, a NASA Glenn Research Center scientist, will talk at 5 p.m. at Sininger Hall, Room 100, 904 University Ave. Sininger is…

  10. West Las Vegas High Students Visit Highlands

    West Las Vegas High School seniors from Las Vegas, New Mexico, Jamie Sandoval, left, Rosalinda Jaramillo, Brooklyn Aragon, Liam Lopez and Moses Esquibel talk with Highlands University President Sam Minner during a visit to campus Feb. 13. Melissa Lopez, a West Las Vegas High guidance counselor, brought 28 students to Highlands to learn more about…

  11. Community Turns Out for HU Loves Alumni Event

    Highlands University alumni Mark Cassidy, ’81, center, and his wife, Geri, ’82, ’86, right, visit with Bill Hayward, exercise and sport sciences professor, at the Highlands Loves Alumni event Feb. 9 in the Student Center Ballroom. The free Valentine’s celebration was also a fundraiser for the Home Field Advantage Campaign aimed at replacing the 14-year-old…

  12. Spanish Prof’s KEDP Radio Show Highlights Contemporary Spanish Music

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University’s KEDP 91.1 FM listeners can tune in for top contemporary Spanish singers from around the globe, thanks to a Highlands Spanish professor’s weekly show. Edgar Vargas Blanco, who also directs the Highlands University Language Learning Center, is the KEDP DJ every Wednesday from 2 – 3 p.m. “There are…

  13. Education Department Report Shows Value of Highlands Education

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Median salaries for graduates of New Mexico Highlands University are higher than graduates of University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Education. Highlands graduates earned a median income of $35,200 in the 10-year span after graduation, according to the Department…

  14. Alumna Desiree Martínez Loves Her Highlands Family

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University alumna Desiree Martínez said she felt love from the Highlands family when her father, social work professor Rey Martínez, survived a deadly head-on car collision July 11, 2014. Martínez’ heartfelt tale is just one of the stories featured in the Highlands Loves Alumni Valentine’s celebration Feb. 9 from 5:30…

  15. Graduate Student Helps Implement New Mexico Cultural Atlas Mobile App

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A Highlands University student helped implement an interactive mobile app that puts New Mexico’s cultural and historical sites at the finger tips of travelers and state residents though their smart phones. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs created the Cultural Atlas of New Mexico app with technical support from…

  16. First Counselors Workshop at Highlands February 1

      Guidance counselors from Robertson High School in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Amadee Duran, left, and Geralyn Montoya participated in the free workshop at Highlands Feb. 1 for high school and community college counselors and education leaders. Duran and Montoya are both Highlands alumnae, earning their master’s degrees in guidance and counseling as well as…

  17. International Iron Tribe Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Cast Iron Art

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Leading international and American contemporary iron artists are featured in a sculpture exhibit that is part of the Iron Tribe 2017 event at Highlands University. The Iron Tribe exhibit is in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave., though March 3, with a closing reception that day from 4 –…

  18. Highlands Alumnus Named to San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame

    LAS VEGAS, NM – The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame inducted a New Mexico Highlands alumnus into its 2017 class. Sylvester Perez completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Highlands in the ’70s, received a Distinguished Alumni award in 2013, and was the university’s commencement speaker in 2014. He joins four other inductees to…