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Monthly Archives: September, 2019

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    College and Career Night 2019 October 16 at HU

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College and Career Night 2019 on Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 21st Annual College and Career Night. It will…

  2. Image of Highlands University students participating in a production for the 2019 Power of Service kickoff in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    HU Kicks Off Third Year of Power of Service Program

    September 26, 2017  Las Vegas, New Mexico – On Sept. 26, New Mexico Highlands University kicked off its third year of Power of Service, a program that works to provide exceptional customer service to students. “Service leadership puts customer service representatives as the top priority,” said Highlands University President Sam Minner. “How we treat each…

  3. Photo of Nikita Tenorio, a New Mexico Highlands University conservation management senior from Anton Chico, New Mexico using a multiparameter water quality instrument at Storrie Lake..

    State Donates Water Quality Instruments to Highlands

    September 25, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University students are conducting more water quality research, thanks to a donation of scientific instruments from the State of New Mexico Department of Energy Oversight Bureau. “This equipment is instrumental for our students and faculty to be able to do surface and groundwater sampling in…

  4. Pakistani Exchange Student Appreciates Kindness of Americans

    September 25, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – When Mariam Naseer, a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan, returns home she will tell people about the kindness of Americans. “I’m in awe of the generosity and kindness American people show,” Naseer said. “I wear hijab, a traditional scarf Muslim women wear, and was concerned I’d…

  5. Photo of student painting the Homecoming Horse

    Sodexo Organizes Homecoming Horse Painting

    September 20, 2019 Audree Urioste, a Highlands history freshman, helps paint the homecoming horse, which will lead the Homecoming 2019 parade Sept. 21. Denise Davenport, operations manager for both Sodexo, the university’s food service, and the campus bookstore, took the lead in organizing the painting of the horse. Davenport praised the campus-wide effort from students…

  6. View of Highlands Campus from National Ave.

    HU Sponsors Hurricane Relief Drive For the Bahamas

    September 19, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is sponsoring a hurricane relief drive for the people of the Bahamas who survived Hurricane Dorian. Erika Derkas, Highlands sociology professor, and Ruthy Watson, HU-CARES director, are leading the relief effort. “We are doing this because the Bahamian community is struggling after the…

  7. Photo of actors Audrey Young and Jake Nichols

    Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival Performs ‘Winter’s Tale’ September 27, 28

    September 18, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival performance of Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale” Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. The plays are free to the public. Both performances are in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. “We’re very excited…

  8. Photo of Kendell Jordan helping to decorate the Student Success Center

    Homecoming Underway at Highlands With Parade, Game Sept. 21

    September 18, 2019 New Mexico Highlands student Kendell Jordan helps decorate the Student Success Center windows for homecoming. Jordan is a psychology/sociology senior. All the Highlands Homecoming 2019 festivities, including the Sept. 21 parade at 10 a.m. and football game at 1 p.m., are listed online at www.nmhu.edu/homecoming. Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

  9. Photo of “Tall Dancer” clay sculpture by Olivia Lovato

    Olivia Lovato Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery Through October 18

      Sept. 17, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents Las Vegas artist Olivia Lovato’s exhibition, “It’s a Fandango,” through Oct. 18 in the Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave. The opening reception is Sept. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. “Nature is a strong theme in my art…

  10. Photo of Benito Pacheco

    HU Implements New Success Coaching Model For Students

    September 16, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M.– New Mexico Highlands University is implementing a new student success coaching model aimed at empowering students in reaching their educational goals in a positive and supportive environment. As part of the change, the Office of Academic Support is changing its name to the Student Success Center. “Success coaches identify…

  11. Photo of homecoming student royalty candidates

    Homecoming at Sashing

    Homecoming Royalty Candidates (left to right, Joseph Estrada, Rejoice Uzo-Hez, Leah Osborn, Maryssa Loera Madrid and Brianna Stewart) held court at today’s Sashing Barbecue. Photo by Rick Loffredo / University Relations

  12. Photo of Kennedy Hall

    Homecoming 2019 Distinguished Honorees

    September 13, 2019  Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is recognizing four outstanding individuals for Homecoming 2019. Hector Hernández, Distinguished Alumnus Hector Hernández’ distinguished career with the United States Secret Service has spanned 28 years, including protecting three U.S. presidents and serving now as the special agent in charge of the protective detail for…

  13. Photo of Norma Valenzuela

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad 2020 Planning Underway

    September 13, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Organizers for the 25th New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad on March 8, 2020 are asking the community to begin thinking about musicians, dancers, and other entertainers who want to participate. Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium and is…

  14. Donnelly Library Offers Fun, Informative Activities Sept. 17 – 20

    September 11, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – The Thomas C. Donnelly Library at New Mexico Highlands joins other campus entities in offering a number of fun and informative activities during homecoming week at Highlands. The public is welcome at the free events Sept. 17 – 20. Tuesday, Sept.  17, 6:00 p.m. – U.S. Constitution Jeopardy…

  15. Image of NMSU Forestry Research Station Mora

    Forest Restoration Field Day September 14

    September 11, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will join two other organizations Sept. 14 to share current research and management ideas to promote forest health in the state. The free public Forest Restoration Field Day is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center that…

  16. View of Highlands Campus from National Ave.

    Crimmin Scholarship Helps Las Vegas Students Succeed

    LAS VEGAS – With a gift of $130,000 more than 30 years ago, Ken Crimmin has made it possible for generations of Highlands students from Las Vegas succeed in college. The Ken and Sue Crimmin Memorial Scholarship is typically awarded to six graduating seniors from Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School, chosen…

  17. A scene with the character Dulce in the documentary film “The Pushouts.” Photo courtesy of PBS

    PBS Documentary “The Pushouts” to Screen at HU Sept. 18 

    September 9, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the 2018 PBS documentary film “The Pushouts” Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Highlands Student Center Theater at 800 National Ave. The free film concerns the life of Victor Rios, a high school dropout and gang member who went on to become…

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    HU Named Among Most Diverse Universities in the Western U.S.

    September 9, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. “U.S. News & World Report” included New Mexico Highlands on its list of most diverse regional universities in the Western United States. The magazine released the Highlands and other rankings Sept. 9. “The demography of the nation is rapidly changing, and New Mexico Highlands is pleased to be at…

  19. New Mexico Painters Exhibition Opens

    September 9, 2019

  20. Denise Montoya Completes Higher Education Leadership Program at the HERS Institute

    September 5, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. –Denise Montoya, the department of human resources director at New Mexico Highlands, has completed the 2019 HERS Institute, a leadership development offering provided by HERS (Higher Education Resource Services). Montoya joined 63 competitively selected women leaders from across the United States and Canada to take part in the intensive…