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Monthly Archives: January, 2019

  1. NSF S-Stem Scholarship II Program Deadline March 1, 2019

    Las Vegas, NM – The deadline to apply for the NFS S-STEM Scholarship II Program is March 1, 2019. The program is funded to provide scholarships of $10,000 per year for up to three years to promising junior and senior STEM majors. It aims to prepare students to enter a career or graduate program with a…

  2. President Minner Launches Lunch and Listen Program

      Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner has launched a new Lunch and Listen program aimed at learning more about offices and programs at the university. His first Lunch and Listen was January 18 with the Financial Aid Office; his next one is February 15 with the Registrar’s Office….

  3. Martínez to Lead New Teacher Licensure Fast Track Program

    Lorraine Martínez Las Vegas, N.M – A veteran teacher and administrator with a passion for education will lead New Mexico Highlands University’s new fast track teacher licensure program aimed at getting professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher into education careers faster. Lorraine Martínez, who has more than 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher…

  4. Highlands Loves Family “Love and War” Chocolate Event February 7

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/University Relations   Las Vegas, New Mexico – Who will win the battle of the best chocolate dessert in Las Vegas? Find out Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. when the Highlands Foundation Office hosts a chocolate tasting competition and fundraiser for student success. The Highlands Loves Family “Love and War” event takes place…

  5. Natasha Howard Speaks February 7 For Black History Month

    Courtesy Photo: Natasha Howard   Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands presents African-American scholar Natasha Howard in a talk Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. as part of the university’s lecture series and Black History Month activities. Howard, a professor in the Africana Studies Program at the University of New Mexico, will speak on…

  6. Daisy Trudell-Mills Wins National Art Scholarship

    Photo: Rick Loffredo/University Relations   Las Vegas, New Mexico – Daisy Trudell-Mills is the first New Mexico Highlands student to receive a National Museum of Women in the Arts scholarship, which is awarded in the amount of $2,500. The 20-year-old fine arts senior from Las Vegas will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in…

  7. Donnelly Reading Group Explores Links Between Human and Forest Communities

        Las Vegas, N.M. – An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands will explore the interaction between and among forest and human communities. Kyle Rose, a Highlands University forestry professor, will lead the Forest Communities reading group. “We live in New Mexico surrounded by forests and we both recreate in them and depend…

  8. Benefit Dance for Furloughed Federal Workers at HU Jan. 27

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – There will be a dance party to benefit local furloughed federal workers Jan. 27 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Highlands University Sala de Madrid building at 801 University Ave. Victoria Evans, the anthropology laboratory director at Highlands, is one of the community members spearheading the benefit. “We have…

  9. Actor photos

    Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival Performs “Fool for Love” Feb. 1, 2

    Image Courtesy Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival   January 17, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands presents the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival performance of Fool for Love Feb. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. “We’re excited to have a play written by…

  10. Photo of PJ Sedillo

    Professor Sedillo to Present Safe Zone Trainings January 24

        Paul James (“PJ”) Sedillo   Las Vegas, New Mexico – A New Mexico Highlands University special education professor will present two free Safe Zone training workshops Jan. 24 aimed at creating a network of support for the LGBTQ community. Paul James (“PJ”) Sedillo will present the public Safe Zone trainings from 10 a.m….

  11. Hector Montenegro Leads Social and Emotional Learning Workshop January 22

                          Las Vegas, New Mexico – An internationally known expert on social and emotional learning will lead a free all-day interactive workshop at New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday, January 22. Hector Montenegro will present the topic “Building an Inclusive and Restorative Culture Around Social and…

  12. Ruthy Watson Keynote Speaker at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Ruthy Watson of New Mexico Highlands will deliver the keynote address for the Santa Fe Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. event commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21. Watson directs the HU – Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support at Highlands. She speaks at the New Mexico Roundhouse rotunda…

  13. Surrealism Art Exhibition Features Local High School Student Work

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands presents an art exhibition, Surreal Interpretations, in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery through Feb. 1. The exhibition features artwork created by art students from Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School. “A high level of creativity and skill are represented in this exhibition,” said Karlene…

  14. HU Offers GIS Course Free to Furloughed Federal Workers

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is offering a free online geographic information systems class to furloughed federal employees beginning Jan. 16. The eight-week two-credit class is called Introduction to Geospatial Technology. “This course introduces students to emerging mapping technology including global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing,” said Joe…

  15. Community Opioid Forum at Highlands January 19

    Las Vegas, New Mexico  –  There will be a Community Opioid Forum at New Mexico Highlands University Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free public forum will be in the Highlands University Student Center at 800 National Ave. Lunch will be provided and all ages are welcome. “The primary goal of this…

  16. Luna Students Can Now Use Highlands Health Center

    Las Vegas, New Mexico –  Students at Luna Community College now have access to services at the Student Health Center at New Mexico Highlands, thanks to a new agreement between the institutions. The memorandum of understanding signed Jan. 8 between Highlands and Luna also includes El Centro Family Health, which currently delivers medical and behavioral…

  17. HU: Learning Happens Here Announces Spring Schedule

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A lifelong learning program at New Mexico Highlands kicks off a new year with a slate of faculty presentations designed to engage the university’s staff. Denise Montoya, Highlands University’s human resources/payroll director, coordinates the HU: Learning Happens Here program in partnership with Sam Minner, Highlands’ president. The program begins its…