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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

  1. Mariachi Vaqueros de Highlands to Perform Again

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University mariachi group has a long history of award-winning excellence and will resume performing fall semester 2018. “Mariachi music is a beloved and vital aspect of Hispanic culture in our region,” said Kimberly Blea, dean of students at Highlands. “Because Highlands is a  federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution,…

  2. Students Create Digital Online Exhibits of Donnelly Library Archives

    Las Vegas, N.M. – History of the Las Vegas community and Highlands University come to life, thanks to a digital online special collections exhibits project the university’s media arts and technology students created for Donnelly Library. Graduate media arts students in Lucia Duncan’s spring semester 2018 class, Synthesis of Media Arts and Computer Science, created…

  3. Professor in Fine Arts Wins Sculpture Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands fine arts professor took home first place honors in a juried Rocky Mountain Region sculpture show. David Lobdell’s steel and iron piece, “Nesting Book #1,” was recognized at the Creede Sculpture Show in Creede, Colorado, July 20. “My piece is a book made out of steel that…

  4. Highlands Foundation Holds Art Summer Camp

    Renee Buchanan the art curator for the NMHU Foundation teaches drawing to middle and high school students. The class is based on university’s art collection donated by Robert Bell. The Foundation is holding the summer drawing camp at Kennedy Alumni Hall from July 23 – 27.

  5. Prof in Biology Receives American Heart Association Grant for Research

      Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University biology professor received an American Heart Association grant for research aimed at shedding new light on the role the estrogen hormone plays in pulmonary hypertension. Jessica Snow’s two-year American Heart Association grant totals $155,000. “Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs, puts a…

  6. Agreement Helps Students Graduate On Time

    SANTA FE, NM – Students at Northern New Mexico College and New Mexico Highlands University will have a more streamlined avenue to graduation thanks to a new agreement between the two institutions. The agreement, signed by the institutions’ respective presidents at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, creates a partnership that allows students to enroll…

  7. Roadrunner Bar and Grill Opens at Gene Torres Golf Course

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Roadrunner Bar and Grill is now open to golfers and the community at the New Mexico Highlands Gene Torres Golf Course. The grill is serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week at 1 Country Club Dr. in Las Vegas. “The golfers are pretty excited that the…

  8. HU Moves Forward on Several Initiatives

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Following a successful accreditation reaffirmation by the Higher Learning Commission, New Mexico Highlands is positioning itself to be a stronger university through several significant improvements across all of its operations. The initiative, HU Futures, is a directive from Highlands’ president, Sam Minner, to create a more vibrant and effective university by…

  9. Stuart Gelzer’s Himalayan Photography Exhibit at 2 Ten Galeria

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University media arts faculty member’s photography exhibition titled, Kumanoni: People of the Indian Himalayas, is in the 2 Ten Galeria on the Historic Las Vegas Plaza. Stuart Gelzer’s solo exhibition of portraits taken during five weeks in the mountains of India in spring 2018 continues through Aug. 8. Gelzer,…

  10. Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery from July 9 – Aug. 22. The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way. The artists reception will be July 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the gallery,…

  11. Matanza August 25 to Celebrate Highlands 125th Anniversary

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a traditional matanza pig roast meal for the community and campus Aug. 25 at the university’s Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium at 906 Baca Ave. Matanzas have been part of New Mexican culture and history since the first Spanish conquistadors arrived…