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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

  1. Free Day at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo April 14 for HU Alumni

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is sponsoring a free day at Albuquerque BioPark Zoo April 14 for its alumni and their families. Located next to the Rio Grand River, the 64-acre zoo has offered guests close encounters with exotic and native animals since 1927. The address is 903 10 St. S. W….

  2. Original Music Concert April 6 in the Student Center

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents its Original Music Concert April 6 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 in the Music Technology Program and special guest musicians from the Las Vegas community….

  3. Concert Choir Performs “Let’s Fall in Love” Concert April 8

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Love will be in the air April 8 when the Highlands University Concert Choir presents “Let’s Fall in Love,” a concert of George Gershwin and Cole Porter favorites. The concert will be at 3 p.m. in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. “This concert will feature timeless swing-era…

  4. Vargas Blanco Publishes Paper on Spanish Language Preservation in U.S.

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor published a research study that sheds new light on Hispanic parents raising bilingual children in the United States. Spanish professor Edgar Vargas Blanco’s paper, “Linguistic Attitudes of Parents in Colombian and Mexican Families in Houston,” is published in Forma y Función, a scholarly journal…

  5. Franz Schubert, A Winter’s Journey, Concert at Highlands March 23

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Performing Arts Society presents a free concert of the Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s music at Highlands University March 23 at 5:30 p.m. The concert features Schubert’s song cycle, A Winter’s Journey, Schubertiade Die Wintereise. It is in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Schubert is considered to…

  6. Entertainment Series Arts @ HU Boosts Las Vegas Economy

    Las Vegas, N.M – Businesses in Las Vegas say New Mexico Highlands University’s Arts @ HU initiative that brings big-name music and culture events onto campus is having a positive impact on the economy. Merchants on and near Bridge Street, which is walking distance from campus, have received some of the biggest boosts when Highlands…

  7. Poet and Professor Manuel Montoya Presents at Highlands March 22

    Las Vegas, N.M Highlands University presents New Mexican poet and professor Manuel Montoya March 22. Montoya’s public talk and poetry reading titled, “Who Am I? – Exploring Cultural Identity,” begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Highlands Student Center Theater, 800 National Ave. “I believe cultural identity is an important part of our world,” Montoya said….

  8. Financial Literacy Workshop at West Las Vegas High March 21

    The New Mexico Highlands Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will give West Las Vegas High School students tools to help navigate ways to finance college at a March 21 workshop at the school. The workshop, “Paying for College: Financial Literacy and FAFSA,” will be in the Career Lab at the high school from 5:30…

  9. Blooming for Hope Suicide Awareness Event March 24 at Highlands

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands joins the community in sponsoring a Blooming for Hope Suicide Awareness and Prevention day March 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free public event will be in the Highlands John Wilson Complex at 1241 9th St. Corilia Ortega, interim director for Highlands University’s HU­-CARES, said there…

  10. Professor of Biology Will Help Edit Journal of Herpetology

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands biology professor will become a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Herpetology, a leading international publication for original research on the biology of amphibians and reptiles. Highlands biology professor Jesús Rivas, who is known globally for his research on green anacondas that aims to…

  11. State Street Ballet Performs Cinderella at Highlands April 13, 14

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands presents the State Street Ballet performance of Cinderella April 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a children’s matinee April 14 at 2 p.m. Both performances are in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Now in its 23rd season, State Street Ballet Santa Barbara is an…

  12. Mexican Activist Speaks March 8 for International Women’s Day Celebration

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Atenea Rosado-Viurques, Mexican educator, activist and public policy expert, is the keynote speaker for the New Mexico Highlands International Women’s Day Celebration March 8. The free public celebration will be from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Highlands Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. “Atenea Rosado-Viruques is a Bartos Institute Fellow…

  13. Summer Semester Registration for Highlands Available Online

    New Mexico Highlands is offering early online registration for summer semester 2018. “It’s exciting to give our current and prospective Highlands students a big head start on summer registration,” said Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, the Highlands registrar. “What I like about online registration is the convenience for our students wherever they might be. Early registration helps students…

  14. Highlands alumna receives award for addiction prevention

    LAS VEGAS –Desiree Martínez thought she was saying good-bye to her father for the last time. She walked out of the hospital room where her father Rey lay in a coma, sat on the floor in the hallway and quietly cried. It all happened so fast. Rey was driving to Farmington from Las Vegas and…

  15. African Rugby Player Aims to Help Highlands Win More National Championships

    Ever since Donavan Kandjii set foot on a rugby field as a 10-year-old in Namibia, Africa, he said he felt the joy of the game surge through his body. Now the standout rugby player is looking to help the New Mexico Highlands Vatos Rugby Club win more national championships. “From the beginning, I loved the…