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Yearly Archives: 2019

  1. Photo of Joshua Sloan.

    Highlands’ Forestry Program Accredited Through 2029

    December 16, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Society of American Foresters announced full accreditation for the New Mexico Highlands University forestry program through Dec. 31, 2029. Highlands has the only accredited post-secondary forestry program in the state of New Mexico. Highlands offers a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry. “Accreditation is inherently a mark…

  2. Photo of three students at Legislature.

    Highlands Legislative Fellows Attend State Capitol Hearing

    December 13, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Legislative Fellows Program students began learning about the legislative process during a visit to the New Mexico State Capitol Dec. 11. Eleven Highlands students, accompanied by their staff and faculty leaders, listened to a hearing of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, which heard a…

  3. Photo of Senator Campos speaking with two students.

    Legislative Fellows Visit State Capitol December 11

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico State Sen. Pete Campos, left, talks to Highlands Legislative Fellows Aailinn Martínez and Xochilt Ramos Gonzalez during a visit to the State Capitol Dec. 11, 2019. Eleven Highlands Legislative Fellows visited the capitol as part of a program aimed at introducing students to leadership opportunities at the state level….

  4. Photo of Reynaldo Maestas

    Reynaldo Maestas New Assistant Director of Admissions

    December 10, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – For the new assistant director of admissions at New Mexico Highlands University, the position feels like coming home. Reynaldo Maestas grew up on a horse ranch in Rociada, New Mexico, northwest of Las Vegas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Highlands in 2006 and his…

  5. Photo of Clarissa Rudolph-Hastings.

    Highlands Alumna’s Book Headed to Becoming a Movie

    December 9, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University alumna Clarissa Rudolph-Hastings’ novel, “The Healing Basket,” is headed toward becoming a movie. “Writing for me is medicine for the soul,” said Rudolph-Hastings, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native who graduated from Highlands in 1998 with a master’s degree in counseling. Trilogy Christian Publishing…

  6. Ehling to Begin as HU Athletic Director

    LAS VEGAS, NM – When Andrew Ehling thinks about his past, he is grateful to have a long list of coaches and mentors who have helped him become the person he is today. “I’ve been blessed being surrounded by great people and great leaders,” Ehling said. Ehling, who will be Highlands University’s next athletic director,…

  7. Photo of Jasmine Jishie and Jessica Coriz.

    Two Native American MBA Students Receive Scholarships

    December 4, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Two New Mexico Highlands University MBA students have received scholarships from REDW, LLC accounting through the American Indian Graduate Center. Jessica Coriz, of  San Ildefonso Pueblo and Jasmine Jishie, of the Navajo Nation each received $2,500 scholarships. Jessica Coriz, 32, earned her bachelor’s degree in business with…

  8. Image of Plaza Hotel by Behshad Yekkeh/Media Arts and Technology

    Media Arts and Technology Fall Exhibit December 11

    December 4, 2018 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s annual fall exhibit December 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1183 San Francisco Ave. The exhibit is open to the public. “We welcome visitors to the…

  9. Photo of Theresa Law dressed as Hogwarts Professor Minerva McGonagall.

    Foundation’s Hogwarts Holiday Family Tea Party December 14

    December 2, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Highlands Foundation presents a Hogwarts Holiday Family Tea Party Dec. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the university’s Sala de Madrid building at 801 University Ave. “The popularity of the Harry Potter books transcends generation and age,” said Juli Salman, alumni affairs director….

  10. Photo of Ian Williamson.

    Highlands Requests Public Input on Strategic Plan Goals

    November 26, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is asking for the public’s input on goals for its strategic plan update. The survey may be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JY7BFGC. “We are soliciting feedback and information from anyone with a stake in the future of Highlands as to what you think our strategic…

  11. Photo of Scrooge examining metal knocker at enormous wooden door.

    ‘A Christmas Carol’ Live at HU December 13

    November 25, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University presents a theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. PerSeverance Productions of New Hampshire is in its sixth national tour presenting “A Christmas Carol.” Scott Severance is the executive artistic…

  12. Photo of two instructors holding a large drone.

    NMHU Anthropology Partnership Produces First Drone Aerial Survey of Anasazi Pueblo

    November 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Drones recorded the first aerial imagery of a prehistoric Anasazi Pueblo on the Navajo Nation in Northwest New Mexico, thanks to a unique partnership the New Mexico Highlands University anthropology program developed. Highlands worked with the Navajo National Heritage and Historic Preservation Department on the project in October,…

  13. Photo of business ethics competition winners and their professors.

    Highlands Business Students Win Statewide Ethics Competition

    November 21, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University business students took first place in the Seventh New Mexico Business Ethics Case Competition Nov. 13–14 at the University of New Mexico. The five students from the Highlands main campus included Miguel García, Ali Shabaneh, Olivia Muñiz, Griffin Logan, and Warren Roybal, as well…

  14. Photo of Danielle Benally.

    Navajo Social Work Student to Integrate Native Ideology and Western Therapy  

    November 20, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Danielle Benally, a Navajo woman and Master of Social Work student at New Mexico Highlands, is determined to become a therapist who integrates Native American ideology with Western therapy methods. Benally drives one and a half hours each way in the evenings from her home in Aneth, Utah…

  15. Closeup of hands on electronic music mixer

    Original Music Concerts November 21, 22

    November 18, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University department of music presents two original music concerts Nov. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in Studio C (Room 10) of the university’s Champ Tyrone Music Building at 1052 11th St. The concerts feature original works written and produced by Highlands University music…

  16. Photo of an art print.

    Ray Drew Gallery Shows Pueblo, Tribal Art

    November 15, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents an exhibition of Native American art in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. through Dec. 13, with an opening artist’s reception Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. “Native American artists from New Mexico, Arizona and Kentucky…

  17. Photo of Dr. Orit Tamir

    NMHU’s Anthropology Cultural Resource Management Program in Development

    November 14, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is developing New Mexico’s first anthropology master’s degree program in cultural resource management. It will be among a handful of such programs in the nation. The cultural resource management degree program will be delivered through distance learning. It will prepare students to develop, direct,…

  18. HU Madrigal Choir Performs With Taos Community Chorus November 17, 23, 24

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Taos Community Chorus and the Highlands University Madrigal Choir present a concert series titled “Love” beginning Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The cost for the concert is $5. It will also be performed Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and Nov….

  19. Portrait photo

    Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

    Las Vegas, N.M. –Social work students and student government leaders at New Mexico Highlands have joined forces for a Thanksgiving canned food drive. Each year, the Undergraduate Social Work Association at Highlands organizes a Thanksgiving Meal Basket Drive for Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Fe. This year, the Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University…

  20. U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee

    U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee delivers the keynote address

      U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee delivers the keynote address at a Veterans Day Yellow Ribbon event Nov. 11 at Highlands. The Student Veterans of America chapter at Highlands hosted the event to honor veterans. It also included an HU-CARES and Student Veterans of America information session. The Las Vegas, New Mexico chapter of the…