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Yearly Archives: 2018

  1. Tranquilino “Kino” Hurtado New Career Services Director

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Tranquilino “Kino” Hurtado is on a personal mission to be a catalyst for helping launch Highlands University students into rewarding and successful professional careers. Hurtado, a Mora, New Mexico, native, is the new interim career services director at New Mexico Highlands. “My philosophy as a career counselor is designed to…

  2. HU to Offer Teacher Licensure Fast Track Program

    Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University will begin offering a new online teacher licensure fast track program aimed at getting professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher into education careers faster. Applications for the Highlands School of Education Alternative Teacher Certification Program will be available on the Highlands University website at www.nmhu.edu in early…

  3. Johnny Tuineau Headed for Physician Assistant Program

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Highlands University graduate Johnny Tuineau aims to become a rural primary care provider after he completes his physician assistant studies at Touro University in Las Vegas, Nevada. “It’s my steadfast ambition to give back to the people of rural, medically underserved communities like the one I live in now that…

  4. Prof in Media Arts Edits and Designs Book About Street Art Pioneer

    Las Vegas, New Mexico p – A New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology professor edited and designed a book about the creative life of Al Díaz, legendary New York City street art pioneer. Mariah Fox Hausman’s work is featured in Díaz’ October 2018 book, SAMO© … Since 1978. “Al Díaz is one of…

  5. Sessyon Crawford New on Staff at HU CARES

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  New Mexico Highlands alumna Sessyon Crawford is the new advocacy and education coordinator at the main campus for HU CARES, the Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support. “Sessyon’s experience in crisis management gives her the ability to remain calm and assess situations appropriately,” said Ruthy Watson, HU CARES director. “Because…

  6. Fall Media Arts Exhibit December 12

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s fall exhibit December 12 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public and is in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1183 San Francisco. “We expect a large exhibit in the Trolley Building this…

  7. Cristina Durán Appointed to Governor-Elect’s Transition Team

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Governor-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed the dean of the New Mexico Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of Social Work to her government transition team. Cristina Durán will serve on the transition team for New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. “My focus on this team will include training and…

  8. Prof in Anthropology’s Paper Sheds Light on Nontraditional Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University anthropology professor will publish a research study that sheds new light on what matters morally to nontraditional college students 25 and older. Orit Tamir authors the paper, “On Being Nontraditional Students: What Really Matters,” that will be published in the scholarly journal, Teaching and Learning Anthropology….

  9. Monique Esquibel Sena Passionate About STEM Student Opportunities

      Las Vegas, New Mexico – Monique Esquibel Sena brings the same fierce work ethic she learned growing up on a ranch in Northeastern New Mexico to helping provide New Mexico Highlands students with opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields, collectively known as STEM. Esquibel Sena is the STEM grants project coordinator at…

  10. Contract Awarded for Historic Rodgers Hall Renovation

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Highlands Board of Regents awarded the primary construction contract for the historic Rodgers Hall renovation to Franken Construction Company at a public hearing Nov. 19. Over the years, Franken Construction of Las Vegas has completed historical renovations at Highlands such as the award-winning McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building…

  11. Original Music Concert December 7 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents its Original Music Concert Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The concert features original works written and produced by Highlands University music students in the Music Technology Program and special guest musicians from the Las…

  12. García-Nuthmann Receives Media Praise for Vocal Performance

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A New Mexico Highlands music professor received media praise for his vocal performance in the New Mexico Bach Society Chorale Winter Solstice concerts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Andre García-Nuthmann, a tenor, directs the vocal and choral program in the Highlands Department of Music. He is a longtime member of…

  13. HU Students in Cultural Exchange With Kazakhstan University

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University students are increasing their cultural understanding of Kazakhstan in Central Asia, thanks to a Spanish professor’s Fulbright-Hays Scholar Award experience in the country in summer 2018. Students in Edgar Vargas Blanco’s Intermediate Spanish as a Heritage Language and Advanced Spanish for Health classes at Highlands are…

  14. Highlands a Navajo Family Tradition for Rushanna Sándoval

      Las Vegas, New Mexico – For Rushanna Sándoval of the Navajo Nation, coming to New Mexico Highlands University is a family tradition with two of her cousins graduating from the university. Sándoval, a junior psychology major, is born into the Zia Weaver clan and Red Running Into the Water clan. Her maternal clan is…

  15. Fine Arts Student Work in Exhibition With Reception December 7

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Highlands Fine Arts Department presents the 2018 Student Art Show with an artists’ reception Dec. 7 from 4 – 7 p.m. The exhibition is in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery at 903 National Ave. and is already on display. “The student show is a snapshot of what’s…

  16. HU Singers Present Production, A Variety Show, Dec. 1 and 2

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University HU Singers present a production titled, A Variety Show, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in  the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. The majority of the musical selections include Elton John songs such as “Philadelphia Freedom” and “I Know the Truth.”…

  17. Business Students Participate in Ethics Competition

      Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University business students participated in the Fourth New Mexico Business Ethics Case Competition Nov.  9 – 10 at the University of New Mexico. Students in business faculty Melanie Zollner’s Business Ethics course represented Highlands at the competition. Zollner coached the students for the competition along with business…

  18. HU Student-Athletes Post Strong Graduation Rates

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Student-athletes at New Mexico Highlands posted some strong graduation rates, according to the NCAA. The NCCA released the Academic Success Rate report in a Nov. 14 news release, referencing graduation rates for the Division II 2008-2011 student-athlete cohort. Some highlights of the report for Highlands graduation rates include: Women’s volleyball…

  19. HU Psychology Professor Works With Farmington Police Department on Research

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A Highlands University psychology professor collaborated with the Farmington Police Department on research that determines its Victim Advocate Program increases conviction rates. Sarah Tracy, who teaches at the Highlands University Farmington Center, studied the Farmington Police Department victim advocate database to examine domestic violence cases from 2016. “Our major finding…

  20. Social Work Student to Speak November 9

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A social work graduate student at New Mexico Highlands will give a talk about her Washington, D.C. internship Nov. 9 from 12 – 12:50 p.m. in the university’s Student Center at 800 National Ave. Jennifer Smith, the recipient of the Joseph Montoya $5,000 stipend, worked as an intern with the Community…