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Monthly Archives: April, 2019

  1. Mikayla Roybal Wins Internship at National Institute of Drug Addiction

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology sophomore Mikayla Roybal has won a competitive paid internship with the National Institute of Drug Addiction at the University of California–Irvine for the summer of 2019. “From this internship, I am hoping to learn more about the underlying psychological and neurological effects that drug abuse has…

  2. Las Vegas Pride!

  3. Highlands Honors Scholar Athletes at Banquet

    Las Vegas, N.M. – High school scholar athletes from Northern New Mexico were recognized at Highlands University April 28 at the inaugural Scholar Athlete Honors Banquet. The Northwest Regional Education Cooperative #2 and Northeast Regional Cooperative #3 sponsored the banquet in collaboration with Highlands. Scholar athletes from the following communities received the honor: Randy Ferrell…

  4. HU Science Students Receive $10,000 NSF Scholarships

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Eight promising New Mexico Highlands University science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students have received $10,000 scholarships, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. The five-year, $661,868 NSF grant aims to prepare students for academic and career success in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, environmental geology or forestry. Richard Medina,…

  5. Edward Martínez Named American Council on Education Fellow

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced that Edward Martínez, Ph.D., interim vice president for strategic enrollment management at New Mexico Highlands University, is an ACE Fellow for the academic year 2019-2020. ACE is the largest coordinating body for the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,700 college and…

  6. Highlands to Honor Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Recipients

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands will honor incoming freshmen earning academic scholarships at the university’s Scholars’ Night Banquet April 26. “This banquet is the highlight of our year in the Highlands Financial Aid and Scholarships Office,” said Susan Chavez, director of Highlands Financial Aid and Scholarships. “We hope the evening these scholars experience…

  7. Free Screening of College-Dropout Documentary ‘Unlikely’ May 30 in Albuquerque

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Council of University Presidents is hosting a free screening of the documentary “Unlikely,” which investigates the nation’s college dropout problem and explores the barriers students face in their pursuit of a college education and a meaningful career. The film will show May 30 at 1 p.m. at…

  8. NMHU Media Arts & Technology Spring 2019 Exhibit

    Media Arts and Technology students will proudly showcase recent graphic design, multimedia-interactivity, videography and cultural technology-museum installation work in their end-of-year-exhibit. The event takes place at the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building, 1183 San Francisco Ave, on May 8th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. This semester’s graduating BFA class will present comprehensive branding and multimedia in…

  9. Original Music Concert May 3 in Ilfeld

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents its Original Music Concert May 3 at7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Highlands music professor Edward Harrington directs the both the Music Technology Program and the concert, which features original works written and produced by Highlands University music…

  10. Jazz Ensemble Concert May 2

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom on the Historic Las Vegas Plaza. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin…

  11. HU Students Organize First Las Vegas Pride Parade April 27

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Las Vegas, New Mexico will have its first Pride parade April 27 at 12 p.m., thanks to a group of New Mexico Highlands students who organized the parade and other Pride events. Lineup for the Pride parade starts at 10 a.m. at 5th Street and National Avenue. The parade will proceed…

  12. Cowboy Poetry and Music at Donnelly Library April 25

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands Donnelly Library presents a free night of cowboy poetry and music April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 802 National Ave.   Karlene Martínez, Ray Drew Gallery Curator at Donnelly Library, said the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry asked her to plan an event to commemorate…

  13. HU Madrigal Choir Performs ‘Peace Love and Joy’ Concert April 28

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents “Peace, Love and Joy” April 28 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The Madrigal Choir includes Highlands University students and Las Vegas community members. “This concert focuses upon the greater love of God for humanity and the pursuit…

  14. Brittney Mares Co-publishes Biology Research Paper

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands graduating biology major Brittney Mares has co-authored a research paper with nine scientists from the University of New Mexico. The paper was published in Developmental Neuroscience March 28, 2019.   “I was part of a research team at the University of New Mexico in the summer of 2018…

  15. Sarah Corey-Rivas Named Professor of the Year

    Las Vegas, N.M.– New Mexico Highlands University has named biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas Professor of the Year for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner. Corey-Rivas said she is touched that her…

  16. Derrick Lente to Speak at Albuquerque, Rio Rancho Commencement

    Las Vegas, N.M – Political leader, lawyer and businessman Derrick Lente of Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico, will deliver the commencement address for the Highlands University Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers May 9 at 6 p.m. Commencement will be in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho at 3001 Civic Center Circle N.E. “I’m honored…

  17. Students Learn From Indigenous Pottery, Basket Donation

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Anthropology students at New Mexico Highlands are learning first-hand about Indigenous Southwest pottery and baskets, thanks to the generosity of two sisters. Margaret Hermann and Kathleen Walz have donated their mother’s collection of Southwest Native American pottery and baskets as well as Guatemalan Mayan huipiles, embroidered women’s blouses, to the Highlands…

  18. Megan Thursby Accepted to Five Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Programs

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University 2018 biology graduate Megan Thursby had the enviable challenge of choosing from five doctoral programs in biomedical sciences that accepted her, all offering full financial rides. “I’m interested in biomedical sciences because the field is always changing because technology is providing us with tools to investigate answers…

  19. Highlands Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 15 – 30

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University is marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 15 – 30 with a slate of activities aimed at reinforcing awareness of sexual assault issues. “We are encouraging people to take action by taking steps to prevent sexual assault and support victims,” said Ruthy Watson, director of the university’s HU-Center for…

  20. HU Concert Choir Performs ‘Anthems’ Concert April 14

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Concert Choir presents an “Anthems” concert April 14 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include “Rejoice in the Lord,” “He, Watching Over Israel,” “Glory to God Forever,” “Kyrie,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Hymn of Peace” and…