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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

  1. Record Number of Students Visit Highlands for GEAR UP Event

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A record number of approximately 900 middle and high school students from across the state visited the New Mexico Highlands campus Feb. 28 to get a head start on becoming college students. The students were on campus for a GEAR UP New Mexico college visit Highlands co-hosted. GEAR UP stands for…

  2. Virginia Padilla-Vigil Will Lead State Teacher Preparation Council

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands School of Education dean will lead the state’s Professional Practices and Standards Council that oversees teacher preparation in the state. The New Mexico Public Education Department appointed Virginia Padilla-Vigil as chair of the council for a three-year term. “Dr. Padilla-Vigil was highly recommended to Secretary of Education…

  3. Gloria Gadsden Named as Mentor Who Empowers Black Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Office of African American Affairs honored a Highlands University professor for being a mentor who empowers her black students. Gloria Gadsden, a Highlands criminal justice professor, received the office’s Everyday Hero Award. “I went to a predominantly white institution for both undergraduate and graduate school and know the…

  4. Birth of a Movement Screens Feb. 28 During Black History Month

    Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands presents the 2016 historical documentary, Birth of a Movement, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. as part of the university’s Black History Month activities. Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster tells the little-known story of how William Monroe Trotter, an editor of a black newspaper in Boston,…

  5. Hypnotist Show in Ilfeld February 22

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents an award-winning hypnotist show Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. General admission tickets for the chrisjones performance are $5. Highlands students with valid HU IDs are free. “This is sure to be a fun and intriguing show for our Highlands…

  6. Highlands Loves Alumni Event Successful Fundraiser for Scholarships

    Las Vegas, N.M. – People who attended the third annual Highlands Loves Alumni event Feb. 10 helped raise close to $4,000 for student scholarships and recruiting activities. “We’re excited about the money raised that will make a difference in our Highlands students’ lives,” said Juli Salman, Alumni Office director. “We are so grateful for the…

  7. Prof in Biology’s Paper Helps Shed Light on Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University biology professor will publish a research study that helps shed new light on better diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Jessica Snow co-authors the paper that will be published in the American Journal of Physiology. “We probed the microscopic details of the body that underlie pulmonary…

  8. Conference Explores World of Printmaking

    LAS VEGAS, NM – The fifth biennial Print, Printed, Printing printmaking and book arts conference will be at Highlands University Feb. 16 and 17. The conference will feature printmaking demonstrations, print olympics and artist presentations. All events are free and open to the public in the university’s Burris Hall at 903 National Ave. “People can…

  9. Grad in Chemistry Earns Coveted Early Acceptance to UNM Medical School

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands chemistry graduate gained coveted early acceptance to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Logan Wolfel will begin medical school at UNM in July 2018, saying his long-term goal is to serve New Mexico communities as a physician. “My strong science education at Highlands definitely helped…

  10. Teacher of the Year Recognition Sets New Course for Highlands Alumna

    LAS VEGAS – NM, Receiving a New Mexico Teacher of the Year award was much more than an honor for a Highlands University alumna; it was an opportunity to be a voice for the state’s teachers and students. New Mexico’s Public Education Department selected Stephanie Gurulé-Leyba, a medical science teacher at Santa Fe’s Capital High…