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Monthly Archives: June, 2018

  1. Graduates and Alumni Give Highlands High Marks In Surveys

    Las Vegas, New Mexico  – New Mexico Highlands’ 2018 graduates gave the university high marks for quality of instruction and value of their education relative to cost in a recent survey, meeting and exceeding 95 percent satisfaction on these and other measures. The Student Satisfaction Survey is a state-mandated survey distributed to graduating students. The…

  2. Men’s cross-country earns GPA accolades

    LAS VEGAS – New Mexico Highlands’ men’s cross-country team received the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conferences’ 2017-18 Brechler Award for the athletes’ academic performance. Coach Bob DeVries’ team earned a collective GPA of 3.522, the best of all men’s cross-country squads in the conference. During the 2017-18 academic year, the cross-country runners posted a GPA average…

  3. Art Club Installs Butterfly Public Art Project in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – More than 2,000 colorful biodegradable paper and sheet metal butterflies are fluttering in Las Vegas, thanks to a public art installation by the Highlands University Art Club. The students received a grant for the project from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Art in Public Places T.I.M.E. program, which…

  4. Free Isotopes Game July 7 for HU Alumni

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  July 7 is a free day for Highlands Alumni at the Isotopes baseball game in Albuquerque at 6:35 p.m. when the team takes on the Tacoma Rainiers. Faculty, students and staff from the Highlands Rio Rancho Center are also invited to the game at Isotopes Park at 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez…

  5. Jessica Jaramillo Attends Harvard Management Institute

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands director learned about higher education management best practices at a Harvard Graduate School of Education Management Development Institute. Jessica Jaramillo, Highlands University’s director of recruitment and undergraduate admissions, participated in the Harvard training June 3 – June 15 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “The major takeaway for me at…

  6. Student Service Club Lends Help After Guatemala Volcano Eruption

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  New Mexico Highlands students lent a hand sweeping  and shoveling volcanic ash from the streets following the deadly Fuego volcano eruptions that started June 3 in Guatemala and continued for more than a week. The students also volunteered in a residential hospital for special needs children and adults. The Highlands 10-member…

  7. Graduate of Media Arts Plays Key Role in Building New Meow Wolf Exhibits

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University media arts and technology graduate is playing a key role in building new exhibits for Meow Wolf, a highly successful Santa Fe immersive and interactive art installation that is expanding to two new cities. Dré Gallegos is the lead technical fabricator for Meow Wolf’s team of eight employees…

  8. Theater Costume Exhibit Opens at Highlands

     Las Vegas, N.M. – An exhibition of theater costume concepts by an Albuquerque-based designer are on display at Highlands University’s Kennedy Alumni Hall. Carmen Schein, who has designed theater costume designs in London and the United States, donated the 47 costume design artworks in the exhibition to Highlands. The designs include costume concepts from Alice in…

  9. Professor To Publish Paper Examining Popular Cuban Art Form

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University English professor will publish a paper about a popular Cuban art form called repentismo or improvised poetry. Donna Woodford-Gormley, the only Shakespeare scholar conducting research in Cuba and is internationally known for her work, wrote the upcoming paper for the Shakespeare Survey. “Cuba is at the…

  10. Professor to Deliver Keynote at Medieval History Conference in Prague

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexican Highlands history professor will deliver the keynote address at an international medieval history conference in Prague that focuses on literacy during the later Middle Ages. Steven Williams, an internationally known scholar of medieval intellectual history, will speak at Charles University’s Centre for Medieval Studies at the conference, “Books…

  11. Media Arts Interns Make Their Mark at Cultural Institutions

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Fifteen New Mexico Highlands media arts and technology students will make their mark at cultural institutions throughout the state this summer using the latest multimedia technology. The paid internships are thanks to a collaborative funding model between the Newman’s Own Foundation, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and New Mexico…

  12. Drawing Art Camp for Youth July 23 – 27

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Middle and high school students will have the chance to take drawing classes and learn about artistic masters such as Rembrandt at a free summer art camp at Highlands University, thanks to a grant from the First Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas. The Highlands University Foundation presents the art camp July…

  13. Graduate Geology Student Conducts Research on Santa Fe River Water

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands geology graduate student will conduct a hydrogeology research study of the lower Santa Fe River that aims to measure the quantity and quality of the water as it flows into the Rio Grande. Ryan Mann, a 41-year-old Albuquerque native and Santa Fe resident, received a grant from…

  14. Jessica Johnsen Will Attend Largest Conference for Women Computer Scientists

    Las Vegas, N.M. ­­– A New Mexico Highlands computer science professor received a faculty scholarship to participate in the world’s largest gathering of women computer scientists. Jessica Johnsen competed with applicants from across the globe to attend the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston from Sept. 26 – 28. “I think…

  15. Rubber Duck Race at Highlands Swimming Pool June 15

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  Rubber ducks will be swimming the waters of the Highlands University swimming pool June 15 to raise money for student success. Meet at 11 a.m. at the university’s swimming pool in its natatorium at 908 Baca Ave. to cheer for your little ducky in the race. “The duck race is a…

  16. Rebecca Sena Headed for Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Rebecca Sena aims to delve into the mysteries of the brain and neuropharmacology during her doctoral studies in biomedical sciences at the University of New Mexico. “I have always had a fascination with the brain,” Sena said. “At Highlands, I became intrigued with the fundamental neurobiology of mental health disorders. My…