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Monthly Archives: August, 2017

  1. HU Safety Director Adviser for Granite Mountain Hotshots Tragedy Film

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The environmental health and safety director at New Mexico Highlands University is the safety and technical adviser for an upcoming movie about firefighters killed in a wildland fire. For Brian Henington, his work on the film hit close to home. In June 2013, Henington’s wildland fire crew relieved the elite…

  2. HU Homecoming Festivities Begin September 8

    Las Vegas, N.M – This year’s Highlands University homecoming festivities kickoff Sept. 8 and continue through Sept. 17. Some highlights include the Sept. 16 homecoming parade at 10 a.m. and homecoming football game at 2 p.m. with the Cowboys taking on the Texas Wesleyan University Rams. The homecoming game will be played at the West…

  3. Mike Super Magic & Illusion Show in Ilfeld September 15

    Las Vegas, N.M – Mystifier Mike Super performs a Magic & Illusion Show Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Super’s appeal to audiences of all ages has made him one of the most sought after magicians in the United States and internationally. “The Ilfeld audience…

  4. Community-Based Center Aims to Increase Native American Graduation Rates

    Las Vegas, NM – A new program at New Mexico Highlands will use a community-based approach to help Native American students complete their college degrees. The Community Center for Indigeneity officially opened its doors Aug. 17 in Highlands’ Melody Residence Hall and will host presentations and workshops to help students adapt to college life. About…

  5. Convocation Ceremony Welcomes New Freshmen

      Highlands University students stand during the singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Fall Convocation 2017, which welcomes freshmen and transfer students to the Highlands family. The convocation ceremony is organized by the university’s Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Support, Dean of Students Office, and Office of Academic Enrichment and Retention. Fall semester…

  6. Public Comment Sought for Highlands Accreditation

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The university will host a visit Nov. 6 – 8, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Highlands University has been accredited by the HLC…

  7. Workshop August 31 for High School Counselors and Advisers

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico high school counselors, community college advisers, and tribal education leaders will learn more about what Highlands University has to offer at a free workshop Aug. 31. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Highlands main campus in Las Vegas in the Student Center, 800…

  8. Highlands Invites Community to August 26 Welcome Back Fiesta for Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University is sponsoring a Welcome Back Fiesta for its students Aug. 26 at Melody Park with live music, food and games, and the public is invited to the free event. The fiesta will be from 1 – 6 p.m. “This will be a fun day for the Las Vegas community…

  9. Workshop on Funding Innovative Research at Highlands Sept. 8

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Exploring federal programs that fund innovative research and small business initiatives is the topic of a free workshop open to the public at Highlands University Sept. 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. The workshop will provide an overview of how the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology…

  10. HU President Says University is Poised to Engineer Exciting New Programs for Students

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is poised to move forward to engineer exciting programs and services for its students, said the university’s president. “I look forward to harnessing the many assets here at Highlands – the commitment and dedication of faculty, staff, administrators, board members, alumni, friends of HU and others…

  11. New Initiative Launched to Help Prepare Students for Science Degrees

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands launched a new mathematics initiative aimed at preparing more students to succeed in science and math disciplines, thanks to a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Education grant. When fall semester begins Aug. 16, Highlands University students will benefit from a host of new mathematics services like a 25-computer…

  12. Dining Hall to Offer Lunches to Community Beginning August 21

    Las Vegas, N.M. – There will be a new place in Las Vegas to enjoy lunch, thanks to Highlands University. Beginning Aug. 21, Highlands will offer $5 lunches every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the university’s dining hall in the Student Center at 800 National Ave. “We want to…

  13. Fourth Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 17

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A 15-year-old violinist concentrates on his complex music in Nacho Jaramillo’s painting Virtuoso. Foreboding rust-colored clouds approach in Johanna Keenan’s painting Sand Dunes Before a Storm. A Brazilian educator and American linguist, both renowned philosophers, are depicted in Erin Currier’s painting Paolo Freire y Noam Chomsky. Golden aspens shimmer on a…