Monthly Archives: November, 2021

  1. Highlands University to Host Event to Promote Local Shopping on Dec. 1 

    November 19, 2021 Highlands University is hosting Shop Small Mall—a convenient one-stop shop where people can do their holiday shopping and support Las Vegas’ businesses. The Shop Small Mall event will take place in the Highlands University Student Center on Dec. 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Director of Alumni Affairs Juli Salman came up with the idea as a way to help…

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    Highlands University Offers Events Celebrating Hispanic and Indigenous Cultures 

    November 18, 2021 To honor both the National Hispanic American Heritage Month and the National Native American Heritage Month, Highlands University has offered a range of events to students and the public. The events began Oct. 22, and several remaining events are scheduled through Dec. 3, 2021.   Collectively, the events offered in honor of Hispanic and…

  3. Woman plays the drums in the jazz ensemble

    Highlands University Jazz Ensemble to Perform December 2

      November 15, 2021 The Highlands University Jazz Ensemble will be performing in concert on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at Ilfeld Auditorium. The concert is free, and attendees will be required to wear masks.   Edward Harrington, professor of music technology and education, said the jazz ensemble is composed of students, faculty, and…

  4. Poster for documentary "Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore" depicting a white woman, a Mexican man, and their child

    Highlands University to Offer Viewings of Deportation Documentary and Q&A with Filmmaker

    November 12, 2021 When documentary filmmaker David Sutherland visited Cleveland, Ohio, he did not yet know that the woman who picked him up, Elizabeth Perez, would be the focus of his documentary about deportation.   Sutherland said he had the idea to make a film about immigration and visited Cleveland frequently to spend time with…

  5. Photo: The Highlands University Madrigal Choir rehearses with Andre García-Nuthmann.

    Madrigal Choir at Highlands University to Perform “All About Music and Song” November 14 

    November 11, 2021 The Highlands University madrigal choir will be performing “All About Music and Song” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium. The concert is free, and masks will be required of singers and attendees.   According to André García-Nuthmann, director of the choral program at Highlands, the concert will feature the madrigal choir as well as eight…

  6. Award given to Ruben Aragon that is a ceramic plate made in Acoma Pueblo

    Highlands University Librarian, Ruben Aragón, Receives New Mexico Library Leadership Award 

    November 11, 2021 Ruben Aragón, director of the Donnelly Library at Highlands University, received the 2021 New Mexico Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association, or NMLA.   Aragón has served as the director of Donnelly Library for 30 years and has worked at the library for 37 years. This is the first time he has received the NMLA Leadership Award—a fact that Valerie Nye, president of the…

  7. New Mexico Highlands University Receives Instrument Donation 

    November 8, 2021 When Miamon Miller, a musician and resident of Montezuma, moved away, he donated a number of orchestral instruments and music books to the Highlands University music department.   Miller is an ethnomusicologist and composer who has arranged music for film, composed for theatre, and has played with classical and folk groups, including mariachi. As a musician, Miller owned…

  8. Highlands University English Professor Benjamin Villarreal Receives Faculty Fellowship  

    November 4, 2021 Benjamin Villarreal, an English professor at New Mexico Highlands University, has been awarded a faculty fellowship by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, or AAHHE.   The national fellowship is intended for Hispanic tenure-track faculty in order to provide support in career goals, build community, and foster faculty fellow leadership.   The group of faculty…

  9. Highlands University to Participate in Statewide Esports Showcase 

    November 2, 2021 A four-student team from Highlands University will be participating in the first New Mexico Educational Esports Classic showcase beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 3.   Eleven teams from high schools and colleges in New Mexico will be competing in the video game competition this week. Playoffs on Friday, Nov. 5, will determine which teams will advance to the finals…

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    New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute Hires New Director

    November 1, 2021 Alan Barton, previously the manager of the collaboration program at the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, stepped into the role of director in October.   The new leadership comes at a time when the Institute’s budget has grown substantially due to increased Forest Service funding, which previous Institute director, Kent Reid, attributed to good past performance by the Institute staff and to the advocacy of…