Monthly Archives: September, 2021

  1. Highlands University Awarded Grant to Boost College Graduates in the Sciences 

    September 30, 2021 Highlands University has been awarded nearly $300,000 in grant funding for a program dedicated to increasing the number of students graduating in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, fields.   The grant was issued by the United States Department of Agriculture’s research branch, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA. The grant will fund three years of summer…

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    Highlands University Hosts Annual STEM Showdown for Northern New Mexico Youth 

    September 29, 2021 Students from middle schools and high schools across Northern New Mexico are participating in the annual STEM Showdown, hosted by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at Highlands University.   The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM, Showdown is run by Shantini Ramakrishnan, conservation and restoration education program manager at the Conservation Science Center @HU. The…

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    Highlands President Sam Minner: Improved Compensation is a Matter of Human Dignity 

    September 28, 2021 Hourly employees at Highlands who were a part of the non-exempt union bargaining agreement will soon see their hourly wages jump from $12 to $15 an hour. During a special Board of Regents meeting that convened Sept. 27, board members voted unanimously to approve the wage increase.   The vote came after months of collective bargaining. According to Labor and…

  4. Author and Photographer Traer Scott to Present on Shelter Dogs

    January 25, 2022 Photographer Traer Scott will be sharing her photographs and stories of shelter dogs featured in her book “Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories.”   The lecture will take place on March 9, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building ballroom at 800 National Ave. Admission is free, but seating will be limited to…

  5. Estevan De La O poses in his white and purple Cowboys baseball uniform and holds his Gold Glove trophy.

    Highlands Senior Wins Gold Glove: Spotlight on Estevan De La O

    September 23, 2021 Estevan De La O didn’t know he had won the Gold Glove until his friends posted about it on Instagram.  The New Mexico Highlands senior received the national award for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II teams for 2021.   De La O is one of just nine outfielders among 263 Division II schools to receive the…

  6. Portrait of Savannah Padilla, NMHU graduate.

    Spotlight on Highlands Graduate Savannah Padilla

    September 21, 2021 Highlands graduate Savannah Padilla said she started thinking about going into medicine when her 5-year-old sister was hospitalized. Helping to care for her much younger siblings and witnessing the limited medical resources in Las Vegas made Padilla aware of how few doctors are from Las Vegas.   “She never got a specific diagnosis, but she did develop sepsis,” said Padilla, remembering her…

  7. Highlands University Kicks Off Annual Power of Service Event

    September 15, 2021 The Highlands University customer service group, Power of Service, will celebrate its fifth year with a virtual lineup of speakers to kick off a new year of training across campus.   The Power of Service kickoff event will take place on September 23 from 9-11 a.m. and will be accessible via Zoom.   Power of Service is…

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    New Mexico Association of Museums Teams Up with the Highlands Cultural Technology Program for Virtual Tech Showcase 

      September 13, 2021 An interactive map, new websites, short-form videos and animations, digital illustrations, an interactive title wall, and an augmented reality web app are among the multimedia projects that will be featured in this year’s New Mexico Association of Museums, or NMAM, Tech Showcase. The projects were created by student interns from the…

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    Highlands University will Celebrate Homecoming with a Mix of In-Person and Online Events 

    September 10, 2021 Homecoming week at New Mexico Highlands University begins Monday, September 27, and will feature a range of events and activities both online and in person.   In 2020, Highlands Homecoming was held almost entirely virtually, but this year’s hybrid schedule of events offers in-person activities alongside online options. Due to the surge in Delta,…

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    Highlands University Offering COVID-19 Testing Site 

    September 2, 2021 Starting on Saturday, September 4, Highlands University will be offering free testing for COVID-19 for the campus and community.   Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, tests will be available at Melody Park. The tests detect genetic material in the virus.   Testing will be available at this site Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and…