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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

  1. Registration Underway for Summer Spanish Immersion Institute

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Registration is underway for the New Mexico Highlands Summer Spanish Immersion Institute that prepares teachers to take the New Mexico bilingual certification La Prueba exam. The university’s School of Education is presenting the institute May 29 – June 5 on its main campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico. “Highlands is proud…

  2. Students Enjoy Rez Fest Carnival at Melody Park

    Highlands University Freshman Malik Brown, from Chicago, IL bounces on the Euro Bungy during the annual Rez Fest Spring Carnival held each year at Melody park. The university’s Office of Housing and Student Conduct sponsors the event.

  3. Spring Exhibit for Media Arts and Technology May 9

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s Spring Exhibit May 9 at 5:30 p.m. with film screenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public and is in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1183 San Francisco Ave. “The spring…

  4. Children Learn About Recycling at Highlands’ Recycling Center

     

  5. LANL Hires Computer Science Graduate For Position

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  A Highlands University computer science master’s degree candidate has landed a career position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Rosario Vasquez, who also earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science at Highlands, will work at LANL in a position that focuses on computer support and system administration. “My position at LANL will…

  6. Highlands Recognized Faculty for Excellence

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Faculty members at New Mexico Highlands received recognition for academic excellence ranging from scholarly research papers to conference presentations at a reception April 18. “The main driver of learning outcomes in a university is the quality of its faculty,” said Highlands University President Sam Minner, “The excellence of faculty accomplishments highlighted…

  7. Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño Commencement Speaker May 12

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  Highly decorated retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño of Albuquerque will be the speaker for the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 12. Montaño’s distinguished military career spanned more than 45 years, culminating with being named for the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Award. He retired in 1999…

  8. HU Singers Presents Blast From the Past Musical Production April 28-29

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University HU Singers presents a Blast From the Past April 28 at 7 p.m. and April 29 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The musical production features an extravaganza of different styles of popular music from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s….

  9. Prescription Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day April 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 April 28 to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The fourth Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park….

  10. Sociology Prof’s Fulbright Award Will Expand Students’ Global Understanding

      Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University professor’s Fulbright-Hays Scholar Award collaborates with the University of Arizona to develop curriculum that aims to expand high school and college students’ global understanding of Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Highlands sociology professor Erika Derkas is the project director for the Fulbright that will…

  11. Vatos Heading to Championships

    The Vatos are going back to Pennsylvania. New Mexico Highlands University’s rugby club has made a habit of playing in the national sevens championship tournament, and that’s exactly what the Vatos will be doing in June. The Vatos defeated Wabash University 29-7 to claim the top spot in the Oak Leaf 7s Qualifier hosted by…

  12. Gordon-Moffett Will Speak at Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Center Commencement

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Director of Service Learning at Central New Mexico Community College will address students at the Highlands University Albuquerque/Rio Rancho commencement ceremony May 10 about the importance of persistence and service. Sharon Gordon-Moffett is a national leader in career and technical education as well as service learning. She is also the…

  13. HU Researcher to Lecture on Urraca Man Remains

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A New Mexico Highlands researcher will lecture April 21 on her work with a set of human remains found on the Urraca Mesa outside of Cimarron, New Mexico.  Victoria Evans’ lecture will be at 11 a.m. at the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial at 727 Grand Ave….

  14. Jazz Ensemble Concert April 20

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater, 800 National Ave. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the…

  15. Junior Day April 28 Gives Students a Head Start for College Planning

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Junior Day at Highlands University April 28 gives high school juniors an opportunity to jump-start their plan to attend college and enjoy some fun in the sun at the university. The new event is geared toward students beginning their college search. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Highlands John…

  16. Fiesta de la Hispanidad April 22 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The 24th Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium April 22 at 2 p.m. “This beloved community event celebrates the local Hispanic culture and Spanish language,” said Sara Harris, emcee. “It promotes the talented participants who appear year after year…

  17. Climate Change Awareness Summit at HU April 28

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The second annual Climate Change Awareness Summit at Highlands University April 28 aims to raise awareness about slowing climate change and spark activism for environmental issues. The day of free public events is a community collaboration that includes a Gallinas River cleanup, climate change awareness march, guest speakers, Highlands faculty…

  18. Students Receive Recognition for Outstanding Leadership

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University students received recognition for their outstanding leadership in and out of the classroom and other contributions to the university at the 20th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 4. The Office of Campus Life, directed by Margaret Gonzales, organizes the event each year. “Our theme for the banquet this…

  19. English Department Offers Geek Week April 9 – 14

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University English Department offers a smorgasbord of creative endeavors during its first Geek Week April 9 – 14. “We are celebrating the creative and scholarly activities that we love in the English Department and sharing our enthusiasm for literature, writing and much more,” said Donna Woodford-Gormley, department chair. “We’ll…

  20. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Donates to HU

    Enterprise Holdings Foundation is pleased to award Highlands University with a $3,000 gift to be equally divided between the School of Business and Media Arts Technology and the NMHU Athletics Department.