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Monthly Archives: October, 2017

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Reception for Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition October 13

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University fine arts faculty work is featured in an exhibition that closes with an artist’s reception Oct. 13 from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibition is in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery at 903 National Ave. Todd Christensen’s printmaking, David Lobdell’s sculpture, Shereen Lobdell’s pottery, and Jim Cohen’s jewelry and…

  12. Highlands students help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

      LAS VEGAS, NM – There were rats. Insects. Mounds of wet, warped drywall and drenched furniture and family heirlooms. But the one thing each of the 35 Highlands students will remember most about their time in Rockport, Texas is the people – the strangers – they helped in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. “The…

  13. Professor Publishes Paper Aimed at Advancing Diversity Curriculums

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor published a study aimed at advancing higher education curriculums anchored in diversity, equity and inclusion. Norma Valenzuela co-authored the paper in the International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice. “Diversity curriculums and courses help students understand the world through a different lens,” Valenzuela said….

  14. Rod Sanchez Publishes Hands-On Learning Book for Children

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A business professor at Highlands University published a book designed to get children interested in the world around them through hands-on learning. Rod Sanchez’ new book, Ben and IQ Explore Hot Air Ballooning, will make its debut at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Oct. 7. “My character Ben is based upon…

  15. Season Tickets for Arts @ HU Season Available

    Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University is offering season passes for its 2017 – 2018 Arts @ HU series. The season passes are available for $164 per person and include reserved seating for all events. “For this year’s Arts @ HU series we have scheduled a lineup that is culturally diverse, and will…

  16. Native Voices Interactive Exhibition Opens at Highlands Oct. 12

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents an interactive exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, with an opening reception Oct. 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibition is in the University’s Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. Roxanne Swentzell, an internationally known Santa Clara Pueblo sculptor…