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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

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    HU Homecoming September 13 – 21

    August 29, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University’s homecoming festivities kick off Sept. 13 and continue through Sept. 21. The theme for homecoming this year is “The Heart of Highlands – Inspiring diversity, pride and legacy.” “Highlands is about the diversity of people from many backgrounds coming together to form a family,”…

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    Students Give HU High Marks for Educational Experience

    August 28, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Eighty-nine percent of seniors and 83 percent of freshmen rated their entire educational experience at Highlands as excellent or good, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). “This very high score for how our students rate their educational experience at Highlands speaks volumes for the work…

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    Jacqueline Porter Joins Staff at HU-CARES

    August 27, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Jacqueline Porter is the is the new advocacy and education coordinator at the main Las Vegas campus for HU–CARES, the Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support. Porter brings 17 years as a mental health professional and teacher to her position at HU–CARES. “Jacqueline’s biggest strengths are her…

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    Filmmakers Encourage Students at Ilfeld Screenings

    August 26, 2019 Members of New Mexico’s film industry were on stage at Ilfeld Auditorium Aug. 25 to encourage the middle and high school participants in New Mexico Highlands University’s “Film on a Phone” summer camps as they debuted their projects to a live audience. Presented by the Las Vegas Arts Council and New Mexico…

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    Spanish Professor Leads Reading Group on Immigration

    August 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands University will explore immigration to the United States over the centuries as well as Indigenous sovereignty. The “No History is Illegal: A Multicultural American History” reading and discussion group begins Sept. 26. Norma Valenzuela, a Spanish professor in Highlands’ Languages…

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    NMHU Screens Made-in-NM Films and Summer Camp Entries

    August 21 This weekend, August 24 and 25, Highlands University is celebrating made-in-New-Mexico films at Ilfeld Auditorium with free public screenings of student-created shorts, a trio of blockbusters, and guest speakers from the state’s film industry. Saturday, there will be showings of “The Lone Ranger” at 10 a.m., “The Astronaut Farmer” at 12:45, and “Cowboys…

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    First Day of Fall Semester at Highlands

    August 21, 2019 Maria Armijo works on financial aid forms at the New Mexico Highlands Student Center Aug. 21, the first day of fall semester. Armijo is a biochemistry senior from Las Vegas, New Mexico. Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

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    Residence Halls at HU See More Students for Fall Semester

    August 20, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – There will be more students in the residence halls at New Mexico Highlands University this fall, thanks to what the university’s housing director, Yvette Wilkes, calls a record number of both new and renewal applications for fall semester 2019. The university is opening a new wing of the…

  9. Sixth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 8

    Las Vegas, N.M. – This year marks the sixth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition at Highlands University in Las Vegas beginning with an opening reception Sept. 8 from 4–7 p.m. “For the past five years, Highlands has hosted this one-of-a-kind juried exhibition as an invitational survey of contemporary Northern New Mexico painting that Dr. Robert…

  10. President Minner Urges Highlands Colleagues to Make the World a Better Place

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Transeamus ad mundum meliorem. Let us move forward to make the world a better place. With those words, New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner launched the fall 2019 semester. Minner delivered his state of the university address at the annual faculty and staff welcome back breakfast Aug. 15. “Highlands University…

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    Local Youth to Screen Their Films August 25 at Highlands

    August 14, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – On Aug. 25 Las Vegas-area youth will showcase smartphone films they created at a free summer film camp, thanks to a partnership between New Mexico Highlands University and the Las Vegas Arts Council. The student films will be shown at 2 p.m. in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium…

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    Highlands Paleomagnetic Lab Expands, Only One in the Region

    August 13, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University has a teaching and research facility unmatched in New Mexico and surrounding states, thanks to more than $1.1 million in instrument grants since 2008 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The latest $153,915 NSF grant adds a vibrating sample magnetometer to Highlands University’s…

  13. Marrujo Receives Doctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Santiana Marrujo, a New Mexico Highlands University chemistry graduate, chose Notre Dame for her doctoral studies and received the prestigious Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow in Science and Engineering from the university. Marrujo, a 23-year-old from Mora, New Mexico, graduated from Highlands magna cum laude in May 2018 with a bachelor’s…

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    NMHU Community Liaisons Connect With Las Vegas

    August 5, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is strengthening ties and creating relationships with Las Vegas businesses, organizations and individuals through a new community liaison position. Juli Salman, alumni affairs director at Highlands, and Linda Anderle, administrative assistant in the University Relations Office, are sharing the part-time position. Both will also…

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    Kelly Trujillo Named New ARMAS Director

    August 7, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Kelly Trujillo is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center (ARMAS) at New Mexico Highlands University. The nationally acclaimed ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students. “My whole career has been about mentoring, whether it’s in…

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    Quadri Kelani to Help Manage Family’s School in Nigeria

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Quadri Kelani, a New Mexico Highlands educational leadership graduate student, aims to use his new knowledge to help manage his family’s school in his native Lagos, Nigeria. Kelani’s family owns Vintage Plus, a kindergarten through sixth grade Montessori school that also cares for babies in a nursery. One of his older…

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    Highlands Golf Pro to Play in 2019 Challenge Cup

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Justin Aragón, head golf professional at the New Mexico Highlands Gene Torres Golf Course, will play in the 2019 Challenge Cup Aug. 4. Billed as Sun Country Golf House’s version of the Ryder Cup, the 2019 Challenge Cup will take place at the Paradise Hills Golf Club in Albuquerque. Aragón will…