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Monthly Archives: May, 2020

  1. photo of Leon Bustos

    Highlands Receives COVID-19 Grant for Financial Literacy Seminars

    May 29, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will present free financial literacy seminars that aim to help people cope with COVID-19 impacts thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation. Professors in the Highlands School of Business, Media and Technology will teach the financial literacy seminars along with business…

  2. School of Education Receives Accreditation

    May 27, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education received official notice of full accreditation May 15 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School of Education received accreditation at both the initial-licensure level for bachelor’s degree graduates as well as advanced-level licensure for master’s…

  3. “Koi” woodblock print By Estrella Encinias

    Estrella Encinias Virtual Art Exhibition Through June 19

    May 26, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a virtual art exhibition, “Between the Lights,” featuring the work of Estrella Encinias through June 19. Encinias, a Las Vegas, New Mexico, native, is a sophomore fine arts student at Highlands. The link for her online exhibition is http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/ Encinias, 20, said in…

  4. photo of Ali and Chris Romero

    Ali and Chris Romero Design Reopening Seal for New Mexico

    May 20, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Ali and Chris Romero, New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumni, designed a seal that will be used to help reopen businesses in New Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic. The siblings, who live in Las Vegas, New Mexico, submitted their idea for a seal to the…

  5. photo of Brittany Dutton-Ledya and Joanna Valesquez

    Two Criminal Justice Alumnae Accepted to UNM Law School

    May 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University criminal justice alumnae who studied together as undergraduates are both headed to law school at the University of New Mexico in August. Brittany Dutton-Leyda and Joanna Velasquez both graduated summa cum laude in 2019 from the Highlands Santa Fe Center with their bachelor’s…

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    Veena Parboteeah New Dean of School of Business, Media and Technology

    May 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Veena Parboteeah is the new dean of the School of Business, Media and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University after a national search. Parboteeah comes to Highlands July 1 from Eastern New Mexico University, where she has served as assistant dean of the College of Business since May…

  7. Geology Students Receive Scholarships

    May 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Geological Society awarded scholarships to four top geology students at New Mexico Highlands University. “I’m very proud of the geology students who received these monetary awards,” said Jennifer Lindline, geology professor and chair of the Natural Resources Management Department at Highlands. “It was a very…

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    Highlands Asks For Public Input on Strategic Objectives for Strategic Plan

    May 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is asking for the public’s input on proposed strategic objectives for its strategic plan update. The survey may be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRGYDSZ “Please help us with our next university-wide strategic plan by completing our second survey on strategic objectives,” said Ian Williamson, associate…

  9. photo of João Lages next to active volcano

    João Lages Pursues Postdoctoral Geology Studies on Active Volcanoes

    May 12, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – João Lages earned his master’s degree in geology from New Mexico Highlands University and is now pursuing postdoctoral studies in geology with a focus on monitoring the hazards of active volcanoes. Lages completed his Ph.D. in volcanology and geochemistry in the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences at…

  10. Carmen Lopez

    HU Recycling Center Open 7 to 11 a.m. Monday Through Friday

    May 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Recycling Center is open 7 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Highlands Recycling Center is at 9th and Raynolds adjacent to the Gallinas River Walk. It is west of the university’s John A. Wilson Complex and behind the tennis court parking lot….

  11. photo of Gil Gallegos

    HU Computer Science Grant to Help Navajo Nation With COVID-19 Data

    May 7, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will use the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence data analysis aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus on the Navajo Nation, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. The NSF awarded Highlands a “rapid-response” $187,094 grant May 4. Highlands wrote the grant…

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    BFA Media Arts Student Projects Online

    May 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates will showcase their final projects online. With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing the customary spring BFA exhibits, media arts and technology will instead share the graduates’ exhibits via their personal websites so the public can still…

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    Jesús Rivas Publishes Book on Giant Anaconda Snakes

    May 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Jesús Rivas’ book is the first to help nonscience readers explore the life of giant green anaconda snakes in the wild. In June 2020, Oxford University Press will publish Rivas’ book, Anaconda – The Secret Life of the World’s Largest Snake. His…

  14. Virtual Lecture Series Inspires Media Arts and Technology Students

    May 1, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Media arts and technology students at New Mexico Highlands University received inspiration from top media artists during the COVID-19 pandemic through a virtual lecture series. The students had the opportunity to learn from prominent design educators such as Ellen Lupton and Clio advertising award winning digital art director…

  15. photo of Sarah Corey-Rivas

    HU Receives NSF Grant Aimed at Retaining and Graduating STEM Students

    May 1, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Life sciences students at New Mexico Highlands University will receive new services early in their education, like culturally relevant teaching and more research opportunities, aimed at helping them persist and graduate thanks to a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant. The five-year NSF grant begins August 2020…