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Monthly Archives: March, 2019

  1.  ‘Eurydice’ at Highlands April 5, 6

    Las Vegas, N.M. –The Highlands University Visual and Performing Arts Department presents a free production of the play “Eurydice” April 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. in the Sala de Madrid Building at 801 University Ave. Don Evans, Highlands University theater instructor, directs the university’s production of the play written by Sarah Rhul. “This ‘Eurydice’…

  2. NMHU Welcomes Dr. Patrick Wilson, Director of Online and Extended Learning

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University has hired an online education veteran with a passion for increasing access to higher education for adult learners via online learning. Patrick Wilson, Ph.D., is the founding director of Highlands University’s new Online and Extended Learning Office. “Dr. Wilson comes with a solid background in the administration…

  3. What a Voice! Winner Chevel Shepherd Sings at HU April 27

    Las Vegas, N.M – Rising country music artist Chevel Shepherd, winner of the 2018 “The Voice” competition, will perform April 27 at 7 p.m. in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Advance tickets will go on sale April 1 at the university’s radio station KEDP-FM,  901 University Ave., Monday through Friday from 1…

  4. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Students Visit HU

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Students from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) got a taste of being Highlands University students March 26 during a visit coordinated by the Highlands Office of Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions. The Indigenous students were welcomed by recruitment and other staff, took a campus tour, met with natural resources management faculty,…

  5. English Department Geek Week March 31 – April 6

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University English Department offers a smorgasbord of free creative endeavors during its second Geek Week March 31to April 6. “Our second annual Geek Week is a weeklong celebration of all the geeky things we love in English,” said Donna Woodford-Gormley, Highlands English professor. “The week will feature presentations on…

  6. Students in Media Arts Program App for Los Alamos Trails

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department students are programming 19 new scenic trails into a popular mobile app that features trails in the Los Alamos area. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is making the free app available for hikers and mountain bikers via iOS or Android phones. “The…

  7. Alumna Felicia Ortiz To Speak at Commencement

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Felicia Ortiz, a New Mexico Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman who serves on the Nevada State Board of Education, will speak at the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 11, 2019. Ortiz is a Las Vegas, Nevada, entrepreneur who earned her B.A in business administration and accounting cum laude…

  8. Alumna Patricia Crespín’s Play Premieres at HU March 29

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University alumna and playwright Patricia Crespín’s new play, Fall Out, will premiere at the university March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The play, which is free and open to the public, contains adult themes and language. It will be performed primarily by Highlands students…

  9. Joe Moreno New Manager for Highlands Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Joe Moreno is the new manager for the Highlands University Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers. “Joe joins us with a strong background in leading centers and working with the community,” said Roxanne Gonzales, Highlands provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I think there’s a tremendous potential for the Highlands Albuquerque…

  10. García and Sánchez Confirmed as Highlands Regents

    Las Vegas, N.M. The New Mexico State Senate confirmed William E. García’s new appointment to the Highlands University Board of Regents March 13 and also confirmed Regent Leveo Sanchez’ reappointment to the board. Their terms extend through Dec. 31, 2024. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham nominated García and Sánchez for the Highlands Board of Regents….

  11. Highlands Student Coordinates State Rep. Andrea Romero’s Speech

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico State Rep. Andrea Romero will speak to Highlands University social work students and the public in Santa Fe March 22 at 9 a.m. Romero’s free talk will be in the Higher Education Center atrium at 1950 Siringo Road in Santa Fe, which houses the Highlands Santa Fe Center and…

  12. Come and Plant Trees at Rio Mora

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Community volunteers will have the opportunity to plant native cottonwood trees at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge on March 21 to help restore river habitat. New Mexico Highlands is one of the partners sponsoring the tree planting. “We invite the community to join us in planting cottonwood trees as part…

  13. NMHU Students Receive AAUW Scholarships

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University students received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women. Samantha Urioste, Brittany Dutton-Leyda, and Jennifer Smith each received $1,000 scholarships. “These three outstanding women impressed the scholarship committee with their strong determination to complete their education while juggling…

  14. Recruitment Receptions at NMHU Centers

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands is hosting receptions for potential students in the university’s centers in Farmington, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. The Highlands application fee will be waived at all the receptions, which include a free dinner for participants as well as their families and friends. Highlands Farmington Center:  March 7 from…

  15. Clothing Drive Honors International Women’s Day

    Las Vegas, N.M. – To commemorate International Women’s Day, HU-CARES is holding a clothing and toiletries drive March 27 to benefit clients at the Tri-County Family Justice Center in Las Vegas. “Our staff at HU-CARES reached out to the Tri-County Family Justice Center because they do so much for women in the community,” said Ruthy…

  16. Pajama Gala Foundation Fundraiser for Students March 16

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands Foundation is sponsoring a pajama gala fundraiser March 16 where you don’t need to leave your house to raise money for student success. “You’re invited to put on your comfiest jammies, stay on your couch, and raise money for an important cause — our Highlands students,”…

  17. Iron Tribe 2019 Performance Pour

      Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University An iron artist flings molten metal against a wall to create a fiery display at the Feb. 28 performance pour for Highlands University’s Iron Tribe 2019. The biennial Iron Tribe is an internationally known iron art event established by Highlands fine arts professor David Lobdell in 2001. Iron Tribe also…