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Monthly Archives: March, 2017

  1. Monthly Accreditation Forum March 28

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University’s monthly accreditation forum March 28 focused on fiscal and budget matters. “The composite financial index, or CFI, shows the fiscal health of the university,” said Brandon Kempner, who is directing the university’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation and presented the forum. “The HLC requires target CFI levels.” Kempner and Sam…

  2. Robertson High Students Visit Highlands

    Robertson High School students from the left Renee Saavedra, Isaiah Lujan, Diego Chavez, Daniel Baca, and Cheyenne Osage talk with Highlands University President Sam Minner during a campus visit March 28. Geralyn Montoya, a Robertson guidance counselor, brought 22 seniors from the Las Vegas school to learn more about what Highlands has to offer in…

  3. Mayor of Albuquerque Proclaims March National Social Work Month

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Albuquerque, New Mexico Mayor Richard J. Berry proclaimed March National Social Work Month. “This proclamation shows a local commitment to the social work profession and social work education,” said Cristina Durán, dean of the Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of School Work. “Having the Albuquerque Mayor’s Office come to our school…

  4. Fiesta de la Hispanidad April 7 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The 23rd Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium April 7 at 5:30 p.m. “Over the past 23 years, the fiesta has become a multigenerational event that feels almost like a family reunion,” said Sara Harris, emcee. “It has earned…

  5. Concert Choir Performs The Beatles Tribute April 2

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Concert Choir presents The Beatles Tribute concert April 2 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Some of the 16 selections include Penny Lane, The Long and Winding Road, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Blackbird and Michelle. “The Beatles are one of…

  6. New Mexico AG Launches College Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative April 4 at HU

    Las Vegas, N.M –  New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will kick off a new initiative April 4 at Highlands University aimed at reducing sexual violence on campuses. “I am proud to announce my office’s launch of the statewide Conscious Campus initiative to address the issue of sexual violence on New Mexico college campuses,” Balderas…

  7. Grad Student Aims to Help Women Become Healthy

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Osei Bissau felt helpless as he watched his friends and family struggle with heart disease. He felt powerless seeing relatives afflicted by cancer and diabetes. Now he’s fighting back. Bissau, a Highlands graduate student completing a human performance and sport degree with a concentration in wellness, is working to start a…

  8. Poet Kyla Lacey Performs at Highlands March 28

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents Kyla Lacey, a nationally known poet and spoken word artist, March 28 at 7 p.m. The free public performance will be in the university’s Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. “Kyla Lacey is an African-American poet who has made her mark as one of the few voices of…

  9. Two Grads Accepted to A.T. Still University Medical Programs

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Two Highlands University graduates will follow their dreams at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences medical programs in Mesa, Arizona. Molly Enenbach, B.S. biology 2016, was accepted to the School of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still, and Jivomir Siarov, B.A. pre-professional allied health 2016, was accepted to the Doctor of Physical…

  10. Education Prof Creates Running Wellness Program for Youth

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University education professor created Running 505, a youth program that promotes health and emotional wellness through the joy of running. Melani Buchanan Farmer, who teaches in the School of Education at Highlands’ Rio Rancho Center, said the overall goal of Running 505 is promoting long-term wellness for youth in…

  11. Pakistani Exchange Student Grateful For Kindness of New Mexicans

    Las Vegas, N.M. – When a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan returns home she will tell people about the kindness of strangers in New Mexico. “I’ve had many random strangers help me in New Mexico, which is very refreshing,” Rija Ahmed said. “Once when I was on the bus from Santa Fe to…

  12. Student Play Circumstance Presented March 10, 11

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents Circumstance, a student’s original play about teenagers with mental illness, March 10 and March 11 at 7 p.m. Brandi Aragon, a Highlands music performance senior, wrote Circumstance and directs the production performed by the university’s Zero Theatre Club in the Sala de Madrid Building, 801 University Ave. “My…

  13. Marchi Reappointed as Regent, Vigil New Student Regent

    Las Vegas, N.M. The New Mexico Senate confirmed Frank Marchi’s reappointment to the Highlands University Board of Regents March 3 and John Ramon Vigil as the new student regent. Marchi, a lifelong business leader in New Mexico, was first appointed a regent by Gov. Susana Martínez in 2011. His second term extends through Dec. 31,…

  14. Iron Tribe 2017

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University An iron artist creates a firestorm of molten iron during the Highlands University performance casting event March 2. The performance was part of Iron Tribe, a biennial event fine arts professor David Lobdell established in 2001 that has gained an international reputation. Iron Tribe also includes an iron art exhibit featuring the…

  15. Nigerian Scholar Speaks at International Women’s Day March 8

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Nigerian sociology scholar Chine Onuegbu will talk March 8 about the Nigerian girls from Chibok who were kidnapped in 2014 by the extremist group Boko Haram. Onuegbu, a Bartos Institute Fellow at the United World College – USA, will deliver the keynote address at Highlands University’s International Women’s Day Celebration….

  16. Author Bruce Berlin Talks About Big Money in Politics March 9

    Las Vegas, N.M. – An expert and author on public-sector ethics will lead a symposium March 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on big money in American politics. Bruce Berlin, bestselling author of Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America, said his book and the symposium in Highlands University’s Donnelly Library Annex, Lecture Room G-35, 802…