Monthly Archives: October, 2021

  1. Oil painting of Hermit's Peak by Robert Henssler

    Robert Henssler’s Exhibition at Ray Drew Gallery Gives Insight to Daily Life 

    October 20, 2021 Las Vegas resident Robert Henssler’s art is now on view at the Ray Drew Gallery at Highlands University. The exhibition, titled Flora, Fauna and Somewhere In Between, can also be viewed online, and features photography, painting, ceramic work, and wood prints.   Henssler said he picked up his first camera at age five and started painting in junior…

  2. Highlands University Matanza Will Be Ticketed to Ensure COVID-19 Safety Precautions 

    October 19, 2021 Highlands University is hosting a traditional Matanza event at the Cultural Park and Melody Park on Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free activities, including music and food, will begin at 1 p.m.  Attendees to the Matanza this weekend will need to have tickets. A limited number of tickets are available to ensure adherence to COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols. Tickets are…

  3. Highlands Students Engage in Hands-On Learning in Las Vegas Community Garden 

    October 18, 2021 Students in the Highlands forestry class Ecosystems and Humans are volunteering in the Las Vegas Community Garden this fall to acquire a first-hand understanding of the reciprocal relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world.   The class, which is taught by professor Tomasz Falkowski, will help students build skills they can use in future employment, network with community partners,…

  4. Large group of happy college students celebrating their graduation day outdoors while throwing their caps up in the air.

    Highlands University Offers Debt-Free Four-Year Education to Students from Partner High Schools 

    October 14, 2021 A new partnership between Highlands University and nine regional high schools will provide current high school juniors and seniors with four-year funding to attend Highlands.   Highlands is partnering with Santa Fe Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, and most of the schools in the Northeast Regional Education Cooperative, including Mora, Santa Rosa, Wagon Mound, West Las Vegas, and Las Vegas City school…

  5. Image of library building

    New Honor Society at Highlands University Expands Opportunities for Students Studying Spanish 

    October 13, 2021 Highlands University has been chartered through the national Spanish honor society, the Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica Alpha Beta Lambda chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. The honor society provides a wide range of opportunities to members, including scholarships, internships, and study abroad programs.   Spanish professor Norma A Valenzuela and bilingual education professor Elisabeth Valenzuela serve as co-advisors for Sigma Delta Pi and they said they hope the honor society will…

  6. Free Business Course at Highlands Promotes Entrepreneurship 

    October 12, 2021 After taking the free course, Launching Your Own Business, at Highlands University last summer, 74-year-old student Jewll Powdrell is on course to finish the degree he started in 1966 and to launch his own accounting business.   Launching Your Own Business was a four-week class offered to students and community members at no cost. The Regional Development…

  7. Highlands Senior Benito Vigil Awarded Federal Internship  

    October 7, 2021 Benito Vigil, a senior double majoring in Spanish and business, was one of just two New Mexico students selected to participate in the internship program facilitated by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, or HACU.    Vigil is a native of Las Vegas and said he learned of the internship opportunities…