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Monthly Archives: May, 2018

  1. Alumna Wins Teacher Who Inspires Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University alumna named for a 2018 Teacher Who Inspires Award said success at teaching middle school math is about relationships not just numbers. Melissa Romero, a 7th and 8th grade mathematics teacher at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe Public Schools for the past four years, received the…

  2. President Minner Moves to Communications East Building

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner’s office is now in the Communications East Building at 901 University Ave. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Roxanne Gonzales and the Academic Affairs Office as well as Vice President of Finance and Administration Max Baca and the Finance and Administration Office also…

  3. HU Athletes Continue Academic Streak

    LAS VEGAS, NM – New Mexico Highlands’ athletes demonstrated their commitment on the field and in the classroom with 121 Cowboys and Cowgirls earning a 3.0 GPA or better. The women’s track and field and volleyball teams earned the highest average GPAs, 3.41. “We are very proud of our student-athletes for their success in the…

  4. Highlands education dean named to national leadership fellowship

    LAS VEGAS, NM  – The dean of Highlands University’s School of Education will join 12 colleagues from across the country as an Impact Academy fellow, chosen for their commitment to improving educator preparation. “Deans of education are facing complex challenges,” said Dean Virginia Padilla-Vigil. “Through the Impact Academy fellowship, I will become part of a…

  5. AAUW Girls Can Event at Highlands May 17

    Highlands forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros, left, shows 5th grade girls Yesenia Esquibel, Taylor Quintana and Alexis Pachecho how to conduct a water cycle experiment simulating rainfall and water quality during an AAUW Girls Can event at Highlands May 17. Forestry professor Blanca Cespedes also presented the experiment. More than 130 local 5th grade girls participated…

  6. Vatos Rugby Captain Nominated for Life of Significance Award

    Las Vegas, New Mexico ­– Earl Smith, the New Mexico Highlands Vatos Rugby Club captain and president, is a champion on an off the field. His team is headed back to the national sevens rugby championship tournament in June looking for a three-peat win and he is nominated for a Life of Significance Award for…

  7. García-Nuthmann to Conduct Santa Fe Symphony May 30

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands music professor will conduct the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus May 30 at 7 p.m. in a free concert commemorating Memorial Day. Andre García-Nuthmann is the guest conductor for the concert, which will be at St. Francis Cathedral at 131 Cathedral Place, also known as the Cathedral…

  8. Students From HU Only Americans to Participate in German Geology Conference

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University students are the only U.S. students participating in a geology conference in Germany in June focused on how ancient mountain ranges and volcanoes grew at the border between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Highlands University’s three-year $250,000 National Science Foundation Grant, titled From the Roots to…

  9. Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño Delivers Commencement Address

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  Be the kind of leaders that adhere to the highest standard for integrity, highly decorated Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 12. A total of 983 students are on track to graduate from Highlands and its centers, with 489 students earning their diplomas…

  10. Chien-Chung Chen Named Professor of the Year

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University named marketing professor Chien-Chung Chen Professor of the Year for 2017 – 2018. Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner. Joshlyn Simasingh is a Highlands MBA candidate who will…

  11. HU Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Two Highlands associate professors have been promoted to full professors and eight faculty members have received tenure. Associate professors Todd Christensen, art, and Jesus Rivas, biology, were promoted to full professor. Assistant professors Sarah Corey-Rivas, biology, Mariah Fox Hausman, media arts, William Hayward, exercise science, Lara Heflin, clinical psychology, Jason McIntosh,…

  12. Masks from the Congo Exhibit Opens at Ray Drew Gallery

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents an art exhibition, Masks and Artifacts from the Congo, in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery with an artist opening reception May 30 from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibition also features masks created by art students from Robertson High School. “The 11 wooden masks in the Highlands…

  13. Alumni Art Exhibition Opening Reception May 13

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the first Highlands Alumni Art Exhibition with a public opening reception May 13 from 1 – 3 p.m. The exhibition is in the Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. “We haven’t had an alumni art show at Kennedy Hall before, but received an excellent response with 20…

  14. HU Alumnus Appointed to Board of Regents

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Dan Padilla knows how Highlands University transforms lives. He is living proof. “It’s enriched me in the knowledge that there’s a lot out there for anyone who has a dream or desire to do something,” said Padilla, whom Gov. Suzanna Martinez named as a recess appointment to the Highlands Board of…

  15. Susan Decker Named New ARMAS Director

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Susan Decker is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center at New Mexico Highlands University. The nationally acclaimed ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students. “Throughout my career, my goal has always been to support student success through helping…

  16. Historic Photo Campaign Part of Highlands 125-Year Anniversary Celebration

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University launched an historic photo campaign on social media in celebration of the university’s 125th year anniversary or quasquicentennial. Every week Facebook users can visit the Highlands University Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HighlandsUniversity to see what new images have been posted, with many drawn from the university’s Southwest…