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Monthly Archives: September, 2020

  1. HU Professor’s Book Explores Vigilante Mob Violence Against Women

    Las Vegas, NM – The likelihood of vigilante mob violence against women increases when economic inequality rises and governments discontinue enforcing gender norms, according to a recently published book by a Highlands University sociologist. Rebecca Álvarez, an assistant professor in Highlands’ Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, studied cases across the globe where women…

  2. Photo of volunteers working on wetland restoration

    Students help preserve important wetlands

    Las Vegas, NM – A wetland habitat near Watrous, New Mexico, is healthier thanks in part to Highlands student volunteers. Along with members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation and Ft. Union Ranch, the students helped restore a section of Wolf Creek approximately 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas. “Our most…

  3. Grant Helps HU’s Social Work Program Expand Access

    Las Vegas, NM – Hispanic and low-income students will have increased access to social work fields thanks to a pilot project funded by a five-year grant at New Mexico Highlands University. The $3-million Developing Hispanic Serving Institution grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help the university’s Facundo Valdez School of Social Work undertake…

  4. Photo of the signing of Vecinos Juntos agreement

    Highlands Joins Citywide Volunteer Effort

    Las Vegas, NM – Las Vegas’ educational institutions joined forces with the city’s government to promote volunteer opportunities for the community’s students. Representatives from the City of Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands, Luna Community College, the United World College and the two city school districts signed an agreement during a small ceremony Sept. 11 to…

  5. photo of Michelle Bencomo

    HU Kicks Off Fourth Year of Power of Service Program

    September 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will kick off its fourth year of Power of Service Sept. 24, a program that works to train employees to provide exceptional customer service to students. This year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Power of Service trainings will be delivered via the Zoom…

  6. photo of Mary Earick

    School of Education Joins Honorary Society for Teachers

    September 9, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education joined the Kappa Delta Pi honorary society for teachers. Since 1911, Kappa Delta Pi has worked to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. “Teachers are foundational to a democratic and just society,” said Mary…

  7. photo of Mary Earick

    New Grant Funds Best Practices in Teacher Training

    September 9, 2020 Students from New Mexico Highlands University embark on paid 10-month residencies in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Pojoaque Valley, and Santa Fe public school districts. Los Alamos, N.M. —Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Highlands University join forces with four public school districts to increase the number of highly skilled teachers in the state,…

  8. photo of Reynaldo Maestas

    Reynaldo Maestas New Director for Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness

    September 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Reynaldo Maestas is the new director for the Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness at New Mexico Highlands University and will lead an expansion of the office, thanks to additional funding from the New Mexico State Legislature. The legislative award is for $165,000 and comes from Research and…

  9. Highlands Joins City Volunteer Effort

    Las Vegas NM – Las Vegas’ educational institutions and government will officially join forces to promote volunteerism from the community’s students. Representatives from the City of Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands, Luna Community College, the United World College and the two city school districts will sign an agreement to formally create Vecinos Juntos de Las…

  10. photo of Spintz Harrison

    Spintz Harrison New Native American Liaison

    September 3, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Spintz Harrison is the new Native American liaison at New Mexico Highlands University. Harrison, whose heritage is Shoshone and Navajo, comes to Highlands from Kansas State University, where he taught in the Department of American Ethnic Studies from 2017 to 2020.   “I am Native American and understand…

  11. Highlands geology professor Jennifer Lindline will deliver a virtual HU Talks about Hermit’s Peak during Highlands Homecoming 2020, which will be virtual. Margaret McKinney/University Relations

    Highlands Virtual Homecoming Oct. 19 – 24

    September 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mark your calendars for an exciting week of virtual Highlands Homecoming 2020 events the university is planning for Oct. 19 through Oct. 24. The theme for homecoming this year is “Cowboy Connection” and all the virtual events are free. “My biggest goal for virtual Highlands Homecoming 2020 is…