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Monthly Archives: November, 2020

  1. 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….

  2. 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 It features four Native American artists from New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Canada. “There are four artists exhibiting…

  3. photo of Lewis Borck

    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…

  4. photo of Reynaldo Maestas

    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…

  5. photo of Cristina Durán

    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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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 Nov. 12 from 12 – 1…

  8. Photo of Alarid brothers

    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…

  9. photo of Ian Williamson

    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…

  10. Photo of Rodgers Hall

    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…

  11. Dallin Maybee photo

    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,…