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Monthly Archives: April, 2017

  1. Faculty Research Day 2017

    Highlands biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas presents her research study, “Population-Level Variation in Host Susceptibility to an Emerging Fungal Pathogen in the Endangered Boreal Toad,” at the 14th annual Faculty Research Day April 28 in the Student Center. Corey-Rivas’ study is about the genes behind tolerance to a new disease in endangered amphibians. School of Education…

  2. Student Follows Her Dreams to Pharmacy School

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Alma García is headed to doctor of pharmacy school to pursue her childhood dream. “New Mexico is one of only a few states that offer pharmacy clinician licensure, making it possible to prescribe medications,” García said. “My goal is to obtain this licensure and work one-on-one with physicians in a hospital…

  3. Students Showcase Media Arts Seabury Fellowship Projects

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Three Highlands University media arts students each received $2,500 fellowships to develop independent multimedia projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the Highlands Foundation. Patricia Chavez, Mackenzie Gruenig, and Andrew LaPointe received the 2016 – 2017 Seabury Fellowships, showcasing their projects April 27 at an awards…

  4. HU’s Media Arts Trolley Building Receives Architectural Heritage Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University received a New Mexico Architectural Heritage award for transforming a unique Las Vegas historical landmark into a state-of-the art facility for the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division tapped the Highlands Trolley Building for the honor. “The project is…

  5. Public Affairs Graduate Plans to Practice Public Interest Law

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Isaac Lopez wants to use his future law degree to help those who struggle. “I plan to practice public interest law, which addresses a broad class of concerns that affect people’s everyday lives and have societal impacts,” Lopez said. “This type of law ranges from helping immigrants from being unlawfully deported…

  6. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Donates to HU Foundation

    Enterprise Holdings Foundation is pleased to award Highlands University with a $3,000 gift to be equally divided between the School of Business and Media Arts Technology and the NMHU Athletics Department.

  7. Research Shows Walking Increases Blood Flow in the Brain

      Chicago – Walking can increase the supply of blood to the brain, according to a New Mexico Highlands study presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago. Highlands biology and physics professor Earnest Greene presented his findings in a poster session April 24 in Chicago. “The dynamic effects…

  8. Students Showcase Research and Creative Work

    Highlands psychology graduate student Jennifer Treacy talks about her master’s thesis study, The Effect of Altitude on Concussions in College Football Players, with psychology professor David Pan April 21 at Student Research and Creative Day 2017. Treacy graduates in May, and her thesis adviser is Lara Heflin. ARMAS scholars in chemistry professor Brooks Maki’s cross-disciplinary…

  9. Original Music Concert April 28 in the Student Center

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents its Original Music Concert April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The concert features original works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. The musical styles include a…

  10. Prescription Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day April 29

    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 April 29 to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The second Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park….

  11. PTSD in Vets Inspires Graduate in Psychology at Doctoral Level

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Growing up in a military family influenced Mackenzie May to focus her doctoral studies on treatment for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. “Military culture is part of my identity, and I’d like to give back to the military community by working with veterans with PTSD who have sacrificed so much…

  12. First Climate Awareness Summit at HU April 29

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The first Climate Awareness Summit at Highlands University April 29 aims to raise awareness about climate change and spark activism for environmental issues. “While some people continue to deny climate change, many years of scientific evidence and published data show there is a significant change in global climate due to human…

  13. Madrigal Choir Concert April 23 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Music Here and Now, April 23 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include Ron Strauss’ Adon Olam, and Bob Chilcott’s compositions Jazz Song of Innocence and Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda. “The main…

  14. Reggae Artist J Boog Performs at Highlands April 29

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents J Boog, a world-renowned reggae singer and songwriter of Samoan descent, April 29 at 8 p.m. in the John A. Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. Doors open for the concert at 6 p.m. The pre-show from 6 – 8 p.m. is the DJ Papa Luca of Big Toes…

  15. Jazz Ensemble Concert April 21

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater, 800 National Ave. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the…

  16. Faculty and Staff Honored at Awards Ceremony

    Marka Trujillo, above left, receives the Outstanding Service Award, Elizabeth Ratzlaff receives President Minner’s Choice Award, and Melissa Bassett receives the Outstanding Performance Award at the 18th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony breakfast April 12. Trujillo is a human resources generalist in the Human Resources Office, Ratzlaff is the Achieving in Research Math and Science…

  17. All-Time NM Prep Basketball Scorer D.J. Bustos Signs With HU

    Las Vegas, N.M – All-time leading New Mexico prep basketball scorer D.J. Bustos said he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t in a gym. Now he’s poised to make his mark on the basketball court at Highlands University. The West Las Vegas High School senior standout made it official with Highlands April 12, signing…

  18. Day as a Cowboy Open House April 22 at HU

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  A Day as a Cowboy open house at Highlands University April 22 will be a fun and informative day for high school seniors to experience college life. From touring the residence halls to a carnival fair and free lunch in Melody Park, prospective students and their parents can get a taste…

  19. Native American Day at Highlands

    Jess Mermejo, left, an elder in the Picuris Pueblo, performs a social drum dance during Native American Day at Highlands University April 7. Julia Geffroy, right, is Mermejo’s niece and also the coordinator for the Native American Center at Highlands. The center organized the slate of activities for Native American Day. The Picuris Pueblo is…

  20. Leadership Banquet Honors Students and Faculty

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students, faculty and staff were honored for their outstanding leadership and other contributions to the university at the 19th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 6. The Office of Campus Life, directed by Margaret Gonzales, organizes the event each year. “Our theme for the banquet this is year…