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Monthly Archives: February, 2020

  1. Erica Herrera

    Erica Herrera Headed to Medical School

    February 28, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology graduate Erica Herrera will follow her dreams to medical school at Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado in July 2020. Herrera, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native, graduated cum laude from Highlands in May 2019. “I like the philosophy of…

  2. Alumni Give Highlands High Marks In Survey

    February 26, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University’s alumni who graduated in the 2016–2017 academic year gave the university high marks for the quality of education within their major, with 95 percent reporting being very satisfied or satisfied. The Highlands University Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research administered the alumni survey in…

  3. Photo of Antonia Apodaca

    Highlands Presents Antonia Apodaca Tribute Concert March 8

    February 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents an “Antonia Apodaca Tribute Concert” March 8 at 2 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The free concert features New Mexico folk musical groups Bayou Seco, Trio Jalapeño, Lone Piñon and La Rondalla. Antonia…

  4. Photo of Gina Centineo

    Cowboy Tea at Highlands March 7 for Big Read Program

    February 20, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a free Cowboy Tea March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of its Big Read program, which aims to foster a love of reading in Las Vegas. The Cowboy Tea will be in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University…

  5. Image courtesy of Catapult

    Catapult Dance Company Performs at Ilfeld March 12

    February 19, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents the Catapult dance company’s “Magic Shadows” performance March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Catapult performed on season eight of NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” competition in 2013, earning its way to the finals. The innovative dance company has…

  6. Todd Christensen

    Conference, Art Exhibition Explore World of Printmaking

    February 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The sixth biennial Print, Printed, Printing printmaking conference will be at New Mexico Highlands University Feb. 21 and 22. The conference will feature printmaking demonstrating and artist presentations. The conference also includes a printmaking art exhibition with an opening reception Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The…

  7. Thomas Mishler Scholarship Music Recital February 23

    February 17, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Six of New Mexico Highlands University’s top music students will perform in a free recital Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The program for the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital includes a wide variety of musical selections, ranging from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart…

  8. Photo of 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award winner United States Secret Service Special Agent Hector Hernández receiving his plaque from President Sam Minner.

    Special Agent Hector Hernández Receives NMHU’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award

    United States Secret Service Special Agent Hector Hernández, left, stopped by President Sam Minner’s office Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 to receive his 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award. He wasn’t able to attend the award ceremony in September due to his busy schedule.

  9. Photo of Kiara Zunie

    Zuni Pueblo Student Pursues Social Work

    February 14, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Kiara Zunie said her heritage as a member of the Zuni Pueblo motivated her to study social work at New Mexico Highlands University. “I am a born  helper and raised on important morals my family taught me,” Zunie said. “Of the 13 Zuni morals I carry, the one…

  10. Photo of NMHU Las Vegas Campus

    HU Takes Top Spot For Women’s Salaries Compared With Men’s

    LAS VEGAS, NM – The Chronicle of Higher Education listed New Mexico Highlands University as the top institution of its kind that paid female full professors the most relative to male full professors. In its Feb. 2 article, The Chronicle listed the top universities for female pay by the level of degrees each university awards…

  11. Eric Romero

    Professor Leads Reading Group About Culture, Place and Perseverance

    February 12, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands University will explore three American novels that delve into culture, place and perseverance. The “True Grit, True Culture, True Place” reading and discussion group begins Feb. 27. Eric Romero, faculty member in the Native American/Hispano Cultural Studies program at Highlands,…

  12. Professor to Present at Environmental History Conference in Canada

    February 12, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros will present at the American Society for Environmental History annual conference in Ottawa, Canada March 24-29. Tsatsaros is part of an invited international scholar panel titled, “Water Rights: Beyond Ownership and Allotment.” “This panel expands upon traditional topics such as…

  13. Isaac Sandoval serves dessert at "Love and War" event.

    ‘Love and War’ Chocolate Competition Draws Crowd

    February 7, 2020 Isaac Sandoval, left, co-owner of The Skillet restaurant in Las Vegas, serves a chocolate dessert to Highlands alumna and physical therapist Roberta Lucero at the Highlands Foundation Office’s “Love and War” chocolate competition Feb. 6. The Range Café in the historic Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas took first place honors. The fundraiser…

  14. Andre García-Nuthmann Featured in February 14 Concert

    February 6, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University music professor and tenor vocalist Andre García-Nuthmann will be a featured soloist in the “Mad About Love” concert and dessert Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Also starring in the concert is VanAnn Moore, a Belen, New Mexico soprano vocalist…

  15. New Grant Will Prepare More Highlands Students for Natural Resources Management Careers

    February 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M.– New Mexico Highlands University will prepare more students for careers in natural resources management thanks to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institution grant. The Leadership in Forestry Training (LIFT) grant project is a partnership with the University of New Mexico-Taos. “LIFT is designed to increase the…