Monthly Archives: June, 2019

  1. Photo of Tyler Mills

    Tyler Mills Receives Tupelo Press 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor Tyler Mills’ latest poetry book has received the Tupelo Press 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award. Tupelo Press will publish Mills’ 2018 poetry book, “The City Scattered.” Mills is also the author of two other books of poems, “Hawk Parable,” winner of the prestigious 2017…

  2. Photo of grad student Johnson Adio

    Johnson Adio Wins Grant For Rio Mora Water Quality Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University geology graduate student Johnson Adio is researching water quality at the Rio Mora northeast of Las Vegas, New Mexico, thanks to a $6,500 grant from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Adio’s thesis research focuses upon an 8-kilometer stretch of the Rio Mora at the Rio…

  3. photo tec building

    HU School of Education Awarded $525,970 in Teacher Education Scholarship Funds


  4. Photo of instructor showing students how to use video equipment

    Tuition-free Film Camp Week at Highlands

    Middle- and high-school students are having a hands-on opportunity to learn filmmaking skills June 17-27 at New Mexico Highlands University’s free film-school camp, called “Film on a Phone.” Subjects range from screenwriting to editing videos using smart-phone technology. Students are learning to write, develop, film and edit a one-or two-minute piece that will also be…

  5. Siblings Ali and Chris Romero Debut Art Exhibition

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Siblings Ali and Chris Romero, students in New Mexico Highlands University’s media arts and technology program, joined forces this month for an art exhibition at 2Ten Galeria in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In their artist statement, the duo describes their “Lukewarm Mess” exhibition as absurd, playful and offbeat, focusing on the…

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    David Lobdell’s Sculptures Featured in Granite City, Illinois and Poland

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell’s steel sculpture “Blue Rail” is being featured in a Six Mile Sculpture Works exhibit in Granite City, Illinois. Lobdell’s piece was cast at the Amsted Rail Company in Granite City in the summer of 2017 for an industry meets the artist program….

  7. Alumni Art Exhibition Continues Through June 28

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the second Highlands Alumni Art Exhibition through June 28 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. “We received an excellent response in this second year of the Alumni Art Exhibition, with 23 artists submitting more than 60 works of painting and photography,” said Renee Buchanan, the…

  8. Anthropology Students First to Map Anasazi Pueblo on Navajo Nation

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Anthropology students from New Mexico Highlands University were the first to document a site and analyze artifacts of a prehistoric Anasazi Pueblo on the banks of the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation in Northwest New Mexico. The three students were participating in a three-week Highlands anthropology program field school…

  9. HU Vatos Rugby Club Wins Third National Championship

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club won another national championship June 2 in Philadelphia at the 2019 national tournament. It was the third time in five years the Vatos were victorious at the national level, with the club taking home national titles in 2015 and 2016. The Vatos…