Monthly Archives: August, 2021

  1. photo of two paddle boaters

    University closed on Labor Day – Sept 6

    University will be closed on Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day weekend! Enjoy and see you for the opening of Cineflix in Ilfeld on September 8 @ 7pm!

  2. Highlands Librarian Receives Academic Librarian of the Year Award

    August 30, 2021 Highlands Public Services Librarian, April Kent, has received the 2021 Academic Librarian of the Year award from the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries. Kent was nominated for the award for her dedicated work with the consortium and her investment in resources and programming at Donnelly Library. She is the first librarian…

  3. Highlands Professor Ali Arshad Assesses Effect of Pandemic on Economy 

    August 27, 2021 Highlands professor of economics Ali Arshad is not a fortune teller, but his economic models in December of 2020 were accurate enough to predict how New Mexico’s economy would fare in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the pandemic rages on, Arshad’s assessment of the tight labor market, and back-to-work incentives…

  4. Photo of computer scientist working on panel

    Highlands University Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Advance Research and Representation in the Sciences  

    August 18, 2021 The National Science Foundation awarded a $3.8 million grant to New Mexico Highlands University that will help advance the creation of high-performance plastics made from biomaterials and expand access to research, labs, and equipment for underrepresented students in the field.   The grant will fund a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials, or PREM, for Highlands and partner…

  5. Northern New Mexico landscape with village and trees and red earth in foreground and mountains rising in background.

    Highlands’ 8th Annual Painters Exhibition to be Held Live and Virtually 

    August 16, 2021 Highlands University will host the 8th annual Painters Exhibition featuring 40 painters from across New Mexico.   Although the event was only held virtually last year, the 2021 exhibition will be held both virtually and in person. The opening for the live event will take place on Sunday, September 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.   Light…

  6. Highlands University President Minner Urges Campus to Dream Big

    August 12, 2021 As Highlands University embarks upon the new school year, university president Sam Minner called on the Highlands family to hold fast to their hopes and dreams and invited them to engage in conversation about their big ideas for the coming year.   Minner referenced the poem “Dreams,” by Langston Hughes, as he laid…