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Monthly Archives: October, 2018

  1. Madrigal Choir Concert November 17

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Nuestra Musica, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.in the First United Methodist Church in Las Vegas at the corner of 8th Street and National Avenue. The musical selections encompass the history of Hispanic choral music from the early Renaissance through the folk tradition and…

  2. Jazz Ensemble Concert Nov. 16

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig…

  3. HU Anthropology Club Visits School for Advanced Research

      Las Vegas, N.M – The New Mexico Highlands Anthropology Club visited the Santa Fe-based School for Advanced Research Oct. 26 to learn more about anthropological research resources. The School for Advanced Research, founded in 1907, supports advanced scholarship and creativity in the social sciences, humanities and Native American art. “It’s valuable that Highlands has…

  4. Greg Lukianoff to Speak at Highlands November 8

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Greg Lukianoff, a campus free speech advocate, will speak at New Mexico Highlands Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. Lukianoff’s free public talk, Unlearning Liberty and Free Speech, will be in the Highlands Student Center Theater, 800 National Ave. Lukianoff, a New York Times bestselling author and attorney, founded the Foundation for…

  5. HU to Offer MFA in Media Arts and Cultural Technology

    Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University will begin offering a Master of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts and Cultural Technology, making it the first university in the state to offer this kind of degree. Applications for the Highlands MFA in media arts and cultural technology degree will be available on the Highlands…

  6. Barbara Davis Lawrence Painting Retrospective Exhibit at HU

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents an oil painting retrospective exhibition for Barbara Davis Lawrence titled, Take Me Home by the Fire Road. The exhibition opens Nov. 2 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. and continues through Dec. 4. There will be a reception Nov. 18 from 2 –…

  7. HU Concert Choir Performs Country Chorale Concert November 4

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Concert Choir presents a Country Chorale concert Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include “America the Beautiful,” “Cotton Eye Joe,”  “Red River Valley,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I Saw the Light,” “Pray for Peace,” and…

  8. HU Alumna Named New Mexico Teacher of the Year

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A New Mexico Highlands alumna said she loves going to teach every day ready to empower young scientists to pursue science careers. New Mexico’s Public Education Department selected Jessica Sanders, a science teacher at Roswell’s Berrendo Middle School, as its 2019 Teacher of the Year. Licia Hillman is the principal…

  9. HU Receives NSF Grant for Science Student Scholarships

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Promising New Mexico Highlands science, technology, engineering and math students will receive multiyear scholarships with a special focus on research using data science, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. The five-year $661,868 NSF grant aims to prepare students in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, environmental geology or forestry for…

  10. American Poet and Designer a Visiting Ballen Scholar at HU

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Aldrena Corder, an American poet, designer and writer, will give an artist talk at New Mexico Highlands as a visiting Ballen Scholar Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. The university’s Media Arts and Technology Department presents Corder in the McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1120 San Francisco Ave. A reception follows…

  11. Ice Cube to Perform at HU November 9

    Las Vegas, N.M – Multiplatinum rap music legend, actor and producer Ice Cube will perform in Highlands University’s Wilson Complex Nov. 9. Tickets are on sale online at www.outhousetickets.com or at the university’s radio station, KEDP, Studio 103, at 901 University Ave. “Whether you’re making music or you’re making a movie, you do whatever you…

  12. Track and Basketball Athletes Receive Cowgirl Way Scholarships

    Las Vegas, N.M – Two hard-working Highlands University women athletes received Cowgirl Way scholarships. Christina Mbadie, a hammer thrower for the track and field team, and Arianna Baca, a forward for the basketball team, both received $500 scholarships from Southwest Capital Bank. Mbadie is a senior business major from Cameroon who maintains a 3.9 GPA…

  13. Prescription Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day October 27

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University and the San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are sponsoring a day for the community to come together Oct. 27 to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The fifth Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park….

  14. Students From HU Conduct New Czech Volcanic Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University geology students conducted five weeks of groundbreaking research aimed at understanding the legendary Krasny Vrch volcano in the Czech Republic. Highlands University’s three-year $250,000 National Science Foundation Grant, titled From the Roots to the Roof: the Anatomy of Volcanoes, funded three geology students to conduct research in the summer…

  15. HU Round Up – Senior Day October 24

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University is offering high school seniors a chance to experience a day in the life of a new college student Oct. 24. From 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. The HU Round Up – Senior day begins at 12:30 a.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. “Our Highlands faculty, staff, and students…

  16. College Night 2018 on October 24 in Wilson Complex

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College Night 2018 on Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. in Las Vegas. Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 20th Annual College Night. It will be in Highlands’ John A. Wilson Complex at…

  17. 2018 Homecoming Honorees

    Stephanie Gurule-Leyba has taught medical sciences for 22 years at Capital High School in Santa Fe and received the New Mexico Educator of the Year Award in 2017 from the New Mexico Public Education Department. Gurule-Leyba also received the 2012 Noah C. Rodriguez Award for Excellence in Teaching from Santa Fe Partners in Education. Channel…

  18. Native American Art Exhibit in Ray Drew Gallery

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents an exhibition of Native American art in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery with an artists and donor recognition reception Oct. 22 from 5 – 7 p.m. The Ray Drew Gallery is in the university’s Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. “Work from selected Native American artists from…

  19. HU Revitalizes Its Campus With Public Art

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands is revitalizing its main campus through public artwork, thanks to the state’s Art in Public Places Program. Ten artworks ranging from soaring outdoor sculptures to stoneware pottery and a series of bird paintings are being installed throughout the university. “We wanted a variety of diverse artistic aesthetics,” said…

  20. Bond D Will Benefit Local Economy

    Las Vegas, N.M. –Four million dollars will be added to the Las Vegas economy if New Mexico voters approve Higher Education Bond D. “During the past decade, general obligation higher education bonds have brought about $21 million to the Las Vegas economy,” said Highlands University President Sam Minner. “If approved this year, Bond D includes…