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Monthly Archives: September, 2018

  1. HU Launches New Power of Service Season

    Rosemary Sanchez, Super 8 Motel general manager, left, Sara Mathews, Borrachos manager, and Sylvia Baca, Highlands facilities and planning director, were among the panelists who spoke about customer service Sept. 27 when Highlands launched its second season of the Power of Service program aimed at providing exceptional customer service. Other panelists included Christine Ludi, State…

  2. Highlands Undergraduate Enrichment Has New Location, Director

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands Undergraduate Enrichment program at New Mexico Highlands has a new location and a new interim director. Melissa Williamson is the interim director for the program that aims to boosts students into successful college careers. It is now located in the Engineering Building at 916 11th St. The name is…

  3. Japanese Techno-Dance Troupe Siro-A at Highlands October 16

    Las Vegas, N.M –  Siro-A, the Japanese technology infused dance troupe, performs Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands University’s historic Ilfled Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Siro-A is a revolution in live entertainment that fuses modern dance, mime, groundbreaking visual effects, and a techno soundtrack. The troupe tours internationally, electrifying audiences across the…

  4. Goat Helps Control Weeds at Highlands Stadium

      A miniature goat named Brownie munches weeds in the south end of the Highlands University Leveo and Patricia Sánchez Family Stadium Sept. 24. The university’s Facilities Services division enlisted Brownie’s help as part of a natural weed control experiment. Brownie belongs to Alejandro Branch of Facilities Services.

  5. HU Homecoming October 10 – 21

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University’s homecoming festivities kick off Oct. 10 and continue through Oct. 21. The theme for homecoming this year is “Celebrating 125 Years – Highlands Strong” in commemoration of the university’s quasquicentennial. “Highlands has been a vital part of the Las Vegas community for 125 years and we also…

  6. Grant in Media Arts Supports Libraries in Developing Cultural Heritage Hubs

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students and faculty will support the creation of cultural heritage hubs at rural libraries in Northern New Mexico, thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Miriam Langer, chair of the Media Arts and Technology Department, co-wrote the $250,000  grant…

  7. Author and Professor Gabriel Meléndez Presents at Highlands September 26

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents native New Mexican author and professor Gabriel Meléndez in a talk at Donnelly Library Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at 802 National Ave. Meléndez will also read from his award-winning 2017 book, The Book of Archives and Other Stories from the Mora Valley, New Mexico. “This book honors…

  8. Recent Retention and Graduation Rates Increase at Highlands

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Recent retention  and graduation rates at New Mexico Highlands have increased. According to the university’s Office of Institutional Research, overall fall-to-fall retention rates for first-time freshmen increased from 45.2 percent for the 2016 freshmen cohort to 51.6 percent for the fall 2017 cohort. In the area of four-year graduation rates, the…

  9. Art Opening at ARMAS September 21

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands Art @ ARMAS exhibition opens Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. and features the work of Santa Fe painter Eli Levin and others. The public reception is for the new permanent art loan at the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center in the university’s Engineering Building at…

  10. Student Mary Miller Donates Celestial Tree Sculpture to Highlands

      Las Vegas, N.M. – An 11-foot-tall steel tree sculpture depicting the total solar eclipse of 2018 is planted firmly in the earth in front of New Mexico Highlands’ Burris Hall, thanks to a donation from a fine arts student. The university’s Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve Mary’s Miller’s Celestial Tree sculpture installation…

  11. Katrina Ortiz in Social Work Lands Social Policy Internship

    Las Vegas, N.M. ­– A New Mexico Highlands social work graduate student landed an internship aimed at helping develop social policy in New Mexico through the lens of global social justice. Katrina Ortiz is a second-year Master of Social Work student at Highlands who will complete a fall 2018 and spring 2019 internship at the…

  12. New Mexico Painters Exhibition Opens

    Las Vegas, New Mexico, artists from the left Meredith Britt, Nacho Jaramillo, and Kimberly Reed-Deemer talk at the opening reception for the Fifth Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands Sept. 9. Jaramillo’s paintings are at the right. The exhibition continues through Sept. 28 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. It is open…

  13. President Minner Greets Students at Robertson High School