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Monthly Archives: October, 2019

  1. Photo of Mari-Luci Jaramillo.

    Former U.S. Ambassador Mari-Luci Jaramillo Speaks at HU

    October 31, 2019 Photo Margaret McKinney/University Relations Mari-Luci Jaramillo, former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, HU alumna, educator and former HU regent, addresses a large audience at Highlands during the Oct. 30 book signing for her latest book, “Sacred Seeds.” Jaramillo co-wrote “Sacred Seeds” with Cecilia Navarrete.  

  2. Photo of choir singers

    HU Concert Choir Performs ‘Christmas is Coming’ Concert November 10

    October 31, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents a free “Christmas is Coming” concert Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include songs such as “Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,”…

  3. Photo of Jazz Ensemble singer Oksana Herrera

    Jazz Ensemble Concert November 8

    October 29, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University department of music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the concert co-director and…

  4. Photo of student at table carving a pumpkin.

    Halloween Pumpkin Carving in Student Center October 29, 2019

    October 29, 2019 Photo Margaret McKinney/University Relations  

  5. Career Fair Nov. 7 for NMHU Students and Alumni

    October 29, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – More than 40 employment recruiters will be at New Mexico Highlands University Nov. 7 looking to hire the university’s students and alumni. The free career fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. “The purpose of the career fair…

  6. Photo of resin floor and multimedia display at Jemez Historic Site visitors center.

    Students Present Jemez Historic Site Project at International Museum Conference

    October 28, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Students at New Mexico Highlands University will present their state-of-the-art multimedia work for the Jemez Historic Site at the Museum Computer Network (MCN) international conference in San Diego, Nov. 5-8. The students redesigned the site’s visitor center to help people experience the site in new ways. Being selected…

  7. photo of worker at recycling center loading cardboard.

    HU Recycling Center No Longer Accepting Plastic

    October 24, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is no longer accepting plastic for recycling at its university and public Recycling Center at 9th and Raynolds in Las Vegas. “Due to a downshift in the price of plastic, the vendor who was previously accepting plastics from our Recycling Center will no longer…

  8. Photo of two students working together in chemistry lab.

    Robertson High School Students Experience HU Chemistry Labs

    October 23, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Chemistry students at Robertson High School in Las Vegas, New Mexico are getting a taste of completing their laboratory assignments in a college setting at New Mexico Highlands University, thanks to a collaboration between the two schools. The chemistry students receive dual high school and college credit in…

  9. Photo of Leon Bustos.

    Highlands Presents Free Hospitality Industry Seminars

    October 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a series of free seminars to prepare individuals for work in the growing Northern New Mexico hospitality industry, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation. Leon Bustos, the interim director of the Highlands Undergraduate Enrichment (HUE) program, is organizing the…

  10. Photo of three scholarship winners.

    Three Students Receive MANA del Norte Scholarships

    October 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. –  Three New Mexico Highlands University students each received $1,ooo scholarships, thanks to a MANA del Norte program. The del Norte chapter of MANA, a nonprofit organization formerly known as the Mexican American Women’s National Association, provides scholarships that help Latinas from Northern New Mexico complete postsecondary education. Jessica…

  11. Image of black and white drawing.

    Art Exhibition of Aztec Deities in Burris Hall

    Oct. 21, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit “Ye Gods! Icons of Aztec Deities” in the Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave., through Nov. 1, with a closing reception that day from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception features live music from the Northern New Mexico acoustic ensemble…

  12. Photo of two counselors chatting.

    Counselors Workshop at Highlands October 18

    October 18, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico high school counselors, community college advisers, and tribal education leaders learned more about what New Mexico Highlands University has to offer at a free workshop Oct. 18. “Our intent is for these professionals to gain first-hand experience into the support services and academic opportunities at Highlands…

  13. Photo of Mari-Luci Jaramillo

    Former U.S. Ambassador, Alumna Mari-Luci Jaramillo Gives Book Talk Oct. 30

    October 17, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mari-Luci Jaramillo, the first U.S. Latina ambassador and a New Mexico Highlands University alumna and former regent, will talk about her new book Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Jaramillo will also sign copies of her 2019 Barranca Press…

  14. Photo of counselor and student chatting at career fair.

    College and Career Night 2019

    October 17, 2019 Sharon Gordon, right, assistant director of Financial Aid at Highlands, talks with Robertson High School student Gabrielle Mattox Oct. 16 at College and Career Night 2019. The Highlands University Admissions Office and Luna Community College sponsored the 21st Annual College and Career Night. Prospective college students learned about career opportunities related to…

  15. Alumni Office Oktoberfest Fundraiser October 26

    October 15, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Alumni Office is presenting a festive Highlands Oktoberfest fundraiser Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom at 800 National Ave. “Oktoberfest events are a fun way to celebrate the autumn season in a lighthearted way,” said Juli Salman, alumni affairs…

  16. Photo of Desiree Martínez

    Prescription Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day October 26  

    Oct. 9, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University and the San Miguel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are sponsoring a day for the community to come together Oct. 26 to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The sixth Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at…

  17. Photo of Shanea Strachan

    HU Alumna Discusses Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Dorian

    October 8, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Shanea Strachan, a New Mexico Highlands 2014 media arts alumna and Bahamas native, will be at Highlands Oct. 9 to give a talk titled “Hurricane Dorian: The Road to Recovery.” The free talk and screening of Strachan’s short documentary film and other visuals about Hurricane Dorian will be…

  18. Photo of Adrian Lopez, Desiree Martínez, and Kayla DeVries.

    HU Hosts Six-County Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Summit October 24

    October 7, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – There will be a six-county Youth Summit focused on substance abuse prevention at New Mexico Highlands University Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the university’s John Wilson Complex at 1241 9th St. “Together We Are Stronger” is the theme for the Youth Summit, which will…

  19. View of Highlands Campus from National Ave.

    HU Marks National Customer Service Week With Activities

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands is marking National Customer Service Week beginning Oct. 7 with a slate of activities aimed at enhancing the vibrancy of the campus community. The Power of Service Stars developed the week of activities and issued a challenge to Highlands University staff to participate. Highlands kicked off its third…

  20. Geology Makes Strong Showing at International Geoscience Conference

    October 3, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Environmental Geology Program students and faculty made a strong showing at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona Sept. 22 – 25. Sindy Lauricella, a geology graduate student, presented her research on the long-dormant Krasny Vrch volcano in the Czech…