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Monthly Archives: January, 2021

  1. photo of Reynaldo Maestas

    Virtual Career Fair Feb. 10 for Highlands Students and Alumni

    January 29, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will host a free virtual career fair for its students and alumni Feb. 10 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. More than 40 employers will participate in the Highlands virtual career fair. “The first step to participating in the virtual career fair is to…

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    Adrian Sandoval New CESDP Director at Highlands

    January 28, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Adrian Sandoval is the new director for the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations (CESDP) at New Mexico Highlands University. Founded in 1993, CESDP is an educational diversity center that provides professional learning for teachers, students, administrators and families. “Our mission at the Center for…

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    Katie Christianson Organizes January 23 Santa Fe Virtual Women’s March

    January 22, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University graduate student Katie Christianson organized the Santa Fe Virtual Women’s March set for Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. Deb Haaland, U.S. Rep. New Mexico and nominee for the Secretary of the Interior, will introduce the online march. The theme for the march this year…

  4. photo of Hector Balderas

    Attorney General Hector Balderas and Denise Balderas Give Back to Highlands

    January 21, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Hector Balderas, the New Mexico Attorney General, is giving back to his alma mater through working with students in the university’s Legislative Fellowship Program. Denise Balderas, the attorney general’s wife, is also a Highlands alumna. She is working with the university’s Facundo Valdez…

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    Highlands Loves Virtual Gala February 10

    January 20, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – This year the Highlands Loves Virtual Gala will be Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., featuring chocolate from Señor Murphy’s candy maker and New Mexico wines from the Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas. “The community knows this event for the amazing chocolate desserts, delicious wine, and lively auctions to…

  6. photo of Norma A. Valenzuela

    Spanish Professor Publishes About Three Chicana and Mexicana Playwrights

    January 19, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor Norma A. Valenzuela published an essay that explores how three influential Chicana and Mexicana playwrights of the late 20th century built their work on earlier women’s work with a focus on societal and cultural change. Valenzuela’s essay is published in Teaching Late-Twentieth…

  7. photo of Sebastian Medina

    Sebastian Medina Publishes on Environmental Metals and Blood Disorders

    January 14, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Sebastian Medina published research that sheds new light on how environmental metals like arsenic contribute to blood disorders such as anemia. Medina is the lead author of several studies on this subject published from 2016 to 2020 in journals like Scientific Reports…

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    Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation Awards Grant to Highlands

    January 12, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Middle and high school students in New Mexico will learn about successful scientists and science careers in the state through a video, thanks to a grant from the Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation. The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation received the $1,000 grant, which will be used…

  9. Image by Linda Alaniz

    Linda Alaniz Virtual Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    January 11, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the New Mexico Churches and Traditions virtual art exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery. The virtual exhibition started January 11 and features the artwork of Linda Alaniz, a Highlands University fine arts alumna. The five-minute video of the art exhibition can be…

  10. photo of Michelle Maestas

    Two Social Work Students Receive AAUW Scholarships

    January 8, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two social work students from New Mexico Highlands University received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Michelle Maestas and Elsa Aguirre both received $1,000 scholarships. “The scholarship committee was very impressed with how these young women have achieved so much…

  11. image of “Santuario” Woodblock print by Willard Clark

    Foundation Announces new Friends of Art at Highlands University

    January 5, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation announced a new opportunity for art lovers to contribute to the university’s unique fine art print collection. The new Friends of Art at Highlands University entity will focus upon prints by Willard Clark, a Santa Fe, New Mexico, printmaker known for his…