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Yearly Archives: 2020

  1. Partnership Provides Bus Service Between Mora and Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A ten-month pilot project for a bus route between Holman, New Mexico and Las Vegas will begin Dec. 17 thanks to a partnership between Highlands University, the city of Las Vegas, Mora County and Luna Community College. The North Central Regional Transit District’s Blue Bus will service 11 stops along the…

  2. photo of Stephen Weatherburn

    Student Teachers Overcome Pandemic to Succeed in Virtual Education

    December 14, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – Student teachers from New Mexico Highlands University didn’t let the pandemic and the need for virtual education stop them during the fall semester, 2020, completing their training with excellence as demonstrated by improved K-12 student test scores and receiving teaching job offers. “Our student teachers stepped up and…

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    Ali Arshad Publishes on New Mexico Economy and COVID-19

    December 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The 2020 pandemic poses a grave danger to the New Mexico economy and increases the potential unemployment rate throughout the state, according to a New Mexico Highlands University business professor’s study. Economic professor Ali Arshad’s research will be published in the International Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives later this…

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    Music Students Earn Recording Industry Certification 

    December 9, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music is celebrating the accomplishments of students who earned Avid Pro Tools certification. Pro Tools is the industry standard software used in professional recording studios. Avid Pro Tools certification serves as a validation of a person’s expertise and is recognized by top music,…

  5. Lydia Gonzales, 3D Art Project, Salvador Dalí

    Virtual Fall Exhibit December 10 for Media Arts and Technology

    December 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s annual fall exhibit, which will be virtual this year. This year’s web-based virtual exhibition in the McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building is using the platform Gather.Town and will be available online beginning Dec….

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    Julie Tsatsaros Publishes on Improving Water Quality Near Great Barrier Reef

    December 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros published research that highlights water quality improvement for the Wet Tropics in Australia adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, with an Aboriginal organization playing a key role. Tsatsaros is the lead author on the paper in the scholarly journal, Water,…

  7. Photo of Kimberly Blea

    Kimberly Blea to Speak on National Higher Education Panel

    November 30, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Dean of Students Kimberly Blea is part of a national virtual panel Dec. 9 that will discuss supporting campus communities in a polarized environment following the 2020 election. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) is presenting the panel for the higher education community….

  8. Brotherhood painting

    Native American Virtual Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    November 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the Native American Heritage virtual art exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery. The seven-minute video of the art exhibition can be viewed online at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/ It features four Native American artists from New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Canada. “There are four artists exhibiting…

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    Lewis Borck Has Special Issue Devoted to His Archaeology Research

    November 23, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University anthropology professor Lewis Borck had a special issue of Critical Archaeology Forum in 2020 devoted to his archaeology research that explores how Indigenous history is often erased when creating world heritage sites. The Critical Archaeology Forum special issue is a response to Borck’s Journal…

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    Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness Expands Services

    November 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness at Highlands is expanding its services to students and alumni of the university to better prepare them to succeed in the job market. “We are expanding our services to instill more comprehensive skills for students to be successful on many…

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    Social Work Programs Reaccredited for Eight Years

    November 17, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Council on Social Work Education reaccredited the New Mexico Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of Social work for eight years through 2028. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits social work programs nationally. According to the CSWE, this reaccreditation signifies that Highlands University’s social work programs…

  12. New Entrepreneurship Program Focuses on Industrial Hemp

    November 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents approved a new program in Emerging Business Markets Entrepreneurship. The program’s initial concentration will offer students a certificate in industrial hemp entrepreneurship. Before launching, the program must still go through any required state and accreditor approvals with final approval from…

  13. Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez photo

    More November Talks Scheduled for Indigenous People’s Month

    November 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents four more virtual talks for Indigenous People’s Month in November, with presentations on Nov. 12, 17, 18, and 19. The Zoom link for all the talks in the series titled, “Indigenous Voices – Counter Narratives” is https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/5054262053 Nov. 12 from 12 – 1…

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    Three Alarid Brothers Build Successful Technology Careers

    November 9, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Three brothers who are New Mexico Highlands University alumni grew up with a passion for computer science and technology, developing video games together as children. All three have built successful professional careers based upon this early computer interest and their Highlands education. Eric Alarid, 45, Jason Alarid, 43, and…

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    Grant Portfolio Increases Sharply at Highlands

    November 4, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University’s grant portfolio rose sharply this year, growing from approximately $27 million in total value in 2019 to approximately $41.5 million in 2020, the largest yearly increase in the last five years. “We’ve seen a big shift in grants awarded to Highlands this year, a…

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    Highlands to Install Electric Charging Station and Add Electric Vehicle to its Fleet

    Las Vegas, NM – New Mexico Highlands is continuing to adopt more green energy technologies with its planned installation of an electric vehicle charging station and purchase of an all-electric vehicle for the university’s fleet. The charging station will be installed in the parking lot next to Highlands’ Sala de Madrid Building on University Avenue…

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    Indigenous Art and Activism Virtual Conversation November 4

    November 3, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a virtual conversation Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. titled, “Art and Activism: An Indigenous Voice,” with Dallin Maybee of the Northern Arapaho and Seneca nations. Maybee, an artist who is an attorney and assistant director of development for the Native American Rights Fund,…

  18. Photo of Becca Sharp

    Becca Sharp Forever Cowboy Student Award for Homecoming

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Becca Sharp is an exceptional leader and student in the Media Arts and Technology Department who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in summer 2020 with an emphasis in multimedia and interactivity. A trio of media arts and technology professors joined forces to nominate Sharp for the Forever Cowboy…

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    Student Lobbying Secures Funds for New Gym Equipment

    Las Vegas, NM – New Mexico Highlands students have new exercise equipment in the campus’ Archuleta Fitness Center thanks to legislative funding secured by participants in the university’s Legislative Fellows Program. The Legislative Fellows Program, launched during the 2019 New Mexico legislative session, gives Highlands students first-hand, practical experience on how the legislative process works…

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    Sara Mathews Spirit Award for Homecoming

    Sara Mathews, founder of the successful Borracho’s Craft Booze and Brews LLC business in Las Vegas, received the Spirit Award for her dedication to the Las Vegas community and Highlands. Mathews grew up north of Las Vegas on a ranch riding horses and participating in 4-H and FFA. She said traveling as an adult made…