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Monthly Archives: August, 2020

  1. photo of Isaac Roybal

    Alumnus Isaac Roybal Creates Mobile App for Higher Education

    August 28, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University business alumnus Isaac Roybal launched a new mobile app for higher education that connects students with their professors via short video exchanges, expanding face-to-face interaction during the coronavirus pandemic when many courses are delivered online. Some universities piloting Roybal’s new smart phone technology tool,…

  2. “Homage” oil painting by Lee MacLeod

    Seventh New Mexico Painters Exhibition Will Be Virtual

    August 26, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – This year marks the seventh New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands University, which will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual exhibition will be launched online Oct. 18 at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/currently-at-the-kennedy-gallery/ “The most important thing about the virtual exhibition is that in this difficult time, we’re still…

  3. photo of Elaine Rodriguez

    Political Science Professor Elaine Rodriquez Appointed to Las Vegas City Council

    August 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University political science professor Elaine Rodriquez was appointed to the Las Vegas City Council for Ward 3 at a public hearing Aug. 19. After a unanimous vote by the city council, Rodriquez was sworn into the position, which she begins officially in September. Las Vegas…

  4. Free Online Fall Classes at Highlands for Community

    August 18, 2020 Las Vegas, NM – Community members who are not currently enrolled at Highlands University can take one free online course for the fall semester. The free course may be chosen as one of four undergraduate offerings: Indigenous People of North America, Art of the Americas, Aerobic Dance, or Introduction to Native American/Hispano…

  5. photo of Rodgers Hall

    Rodgers Hall Renovation Receives Architectural Award

    August 17, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – The historic Rodgers Hall renovation at New Mexico Highlands University received a top architectural award. The project architects, Baker Architecture + Design, won a Distinguished Architecture Merit Award from the American Association of Architects of New Mexico in August 2020. The firm is based in Albuquerque. The…

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    Science Equipment Grant Give Students More Hands-On Learning

    August 13, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Science students at New Mexico Highlands University will increase hands-on learning with new state-of-the art science instrumentation and technology tools, thanks to a grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation. The three-year grant totals $272,945 and began in July 2020. It was awarded to the Highlands University Foundation….

  7. photo of Norma A. Valenzuela

    Spanish Professor Publishes in Anthology on the New Mexico Homeland

    August 11, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor Norma A. Valenzuela published a chapter in an anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland. The University of New Mexico Press published the book in May 2020. “The Querencia anthology represents the diverse issues Hispano and Indigenous communities within the state…

  8. “Homage” oil painting by Lee MacLeod

    New Mexico Painters Exhibition Will Be Virtual

    August 6, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – This year marks the seventh New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands University, which will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Planning is well underway to launch the virtual exhibition Oct. 18. The website link for the exhibition will be announced closer to the launch. “The most important…

  9. photo of Ben Bencomo

    HU Social Work Professor to Serve on Governor’s Racial Justice Council

    August 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Highlands University social work professor Ben Bencomo to serve on her new Racial Justice Council. In a July 31 statement, Lujan Grisham said the advisory group is tasked with counseling the administration and monitoring state institutions, holding them accountable for taking…

  10. HU Receives Grant Aimed at Preparing Students for Water Resources Careers

    August 4, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University received a $275,000 grant aimed at preparing underrepresented minority students for water resources science and management careers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Highlands the four-year grant with an Aug. 1 start date. “This grant is exciting because it will allow us to…