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Monthly Archives: August, 2018

  1. Donnelly Reading Group Explores Magic in Literature

    Las Vegas, N.M. – An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands will explore magic in literature such as a Harry Potter book. Donna Woodford-Gormley, a Highlands University English professor, will lead the “Entering Magical Worlds” reading group. The free book discussions are from 12 – 1 p.m. in Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., on…

  2. Two Concurrent Fine Arts Exhibitions in Burris Hall

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents two concurrent fine arts exhibitions that feature portraits by a Polish artist and paintings that are a collaboration between national artists and former students from Adams State University. Portraits is a painting exhibition from Karol Babicz, a professor at the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclow,…

  3. Ruthy Watson New HU-CARES Director

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Ruthy Watson is the new director for New Mexico Highlands University’s HU-CARES, the Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support. Watson is not new to Highlands. She was an exercise and sport sciences professor at Highlands from  2013 – 2016 and coordinated the Health Education, Health Promotion and Wellness programs at…

  4. Highlands Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Traditional Matanza

    Edward Martínez, left, Rico Blea, and Eric Romero lift a kettle of roasted pork head from the matanza pit at New Mexico Highlands’ 125th anniversary celebration, a traditional matanza, Aug. 25 at the Leveo and Patricia Sánchez Family Stadium. Approximately 1,000 people from the Highlands campus and Las Vegas community turned out to enjoy the…

  5. Public Forum August 30 About HU’s Golf Course

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands will host a public forum Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. to receive comment about the university’s Gene Torres Golf Course. The public forum is in the university’s Student Center Ballroom at 800 National Ave. “I’m reaching out to invite the public to help New Mexico Highlands explore…

  6. Convocation Ceremony Welcomes Freshmen to Highlands

    Charise Romero, right, and Mariah Fischer-Corn talk Aug. 21 at Fall Convocation 2018, a ceremony which welcomes freshmen and transfer students to the Highlands family. Romero is a criminal justice major from Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Fischer-Corn is a history and secondary education major from Albuquerque. The convocation ceremony is organized by the university’s…

  7. President Minner Says University Is In Much Better Position

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands is in a much better position moving forward than it was a year ago, said the university’s president. “Things are so very different at the beginning of this academic year,” President Sam Minner told approximately 300 faculty and staff during a welcome back breakfast Aug. 16.“The state…

  8. Cherie Romero Panelist at Dominici Public Policy Conference

    Las Vegas, New Mexico ­– A New Mexico Highlands graduate student in educational leadership will be a student panelist at the Dominici Public Policy Conference Sept. 12 – 13. Cherie Romero received the Dominici Scholar honor and is working with mentors to develop rigorous questions for the conference speakers. Romero is a first-grade teacher at…

  9. Esports Club to Launch at Highlands Fall Semester

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A new esports initiative at New Mexico Highlands aims to get students involved in competitive video gaming via a club at the university that will launch fall semester 2018. The Esports Club will focus on League of Legends and Overwatch, two of the most popular video games with tens of millions…

  10. 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 with music for the community and campus Aug. 25 at the university’s Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium at 906 Baca Ave. The ticket prices for the community are $5 each, with children three and younger…

  11. Fifth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 9 at Highlands

    Las Vegas, N.M. – This year marks the Fifth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas beginning Sept. 9 and will be the first year the show travels to Santa Fe. “For the past four years Highlands has hosted this one-of-a-kind exhibition as an invitational survey of contemporary Northern…

  12. Jim Abreu Earns Administrator of the Year Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Jim Abreu, a former School of Education dean at New Mexico Highlands, received the Administrator of the Year award from the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders. Abreu’s distinguished career as an educator spans 43 years, with 26 of those years spent on the Highlands faculty. For the last eight years,…

  13. Highlands Heritage Exhibition Opens August 9

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents the Highlands Heritage Exhibition with a  public opening reception Aug. 9 from 4 – 7 p.m. The exhibition is in the Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. and is part of Heritage Week in Las Vegas. “The exhibit includes archival photos from the Donnelly Library collection…