NMHU Cowboy News Roundup — January 20, 2011

Fidel Trujillo New Dean of Students at Highlands University 

Fidel Trujillo is the new dean of students at New Mexico Highlands University.
“Dr. Trujillo brings a broad wealth of experience to Highlands and has a demonstrated passion for education,” Highlands University President Jim Fries said.
Over the years, Trujillo has served Highlands University in a variety of capacities, including teaching as an assistant professor in the School of Education from 2008 to 2009.

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Events on Campus

January 21 – Ilfeld Auditorium
Rated PG-13

January 26 – Ilfeld Auditorium
Rated PG

Ray Drew Gallery Exhibits

The gallery is located on the first floor and is open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, when classes are in session.

Ray Drew Gallery     January 18 – February 17
Wandering Lens
Photography by Sean Weaver & Paul F. Moloney
March 1 – 31     Northern New Mexico Devotional Art Exhibition

April 8 – May 12     Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions

Cowgirl Track & Field Opens Season Ranked 14th in the Nation

The Highlands Women's Track and Field team is ranked #14 nationally in the first poll released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association late last week. The USTFCCCA poll uses a computer-based scoring system based on points for athlete performances in all events.

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Cowboy Baseball Ranked 38th in NCAA Preseason Poll

The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy baseball program has started out the season ranked 38th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspapers NCAA DII Preseason poll. The Cowboys finished the season with a 41-13 record and an RMAC record of 25-6 en route to the RMAC regular season Championship as well as the RMAC Tournament Championships. 2010 was the first season that the Cowboys have won both titles since the RMAC converted to having a regular season as well as a tournament championship. The Cowboys are also coming off hosting the 2010 NCAA Central Regional tournament. The 2010 NCAA Central Baseball Regional Tournament was the first NCAA Regional hosted by any team at Highlands in the history of the athletics program.

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Cowgirls Cage JWU Wildcats 81-73

The Highlands Cowgirls a non-conference road win in Denver, Colo. beating Johnson and Wales University 81-73 on 1/18. The Cowgirls dominated the first half of the game entering the locker room with a 12 point lead. Although they were outscored 41-37 in the second half of play the Cowgirls managed to close the game out to seal the victory by eight points. With their victory over the Wildcats the Cowgirls, lead by Head Coach Tiffany Darling, improve their overall record to 7-12 and remain 3-9 in RMAC play.

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Cowboys Run Through UNK Lopers 86-72

The Highlands Cowboys got their second win in as many games on 1/15 as they ran through the Lopers of the University of Nebraska-Kearney by a final score of 86-72. The Cowboys would dominate throughout the entire game as they would lead by as many as 22 points in their rout of UNK. The Cowboys win over the Lopers is the first win the Cowboys have posted over UNK during the Coach Joe Harge era. With the win, the Cowboys improve to 12-4 on the season and 8-4 in RMAC play.

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Upcoming Games

01.21.11 | 4 p.m.
Mesa State College (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

01.21.11 | 6 p.m.
Colorado School of Mines (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

01.22.11 | 6 p.m.
W. Basketball
Western New Mexico University
Las Vegas, NM

01.22.11 | 8 p.m.
M. Basketball
Western New Mexico University
Las Vegas, NM

01.26.11 |
W. Track & Field
HU-ASC Dual Shoot- Out
Alamosa, CO

Notes and News

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Las Vegas Alumni Chapter Seeking New Board Members.  We’re looking for volunteers for the Las Vegas Chapter to serve on its board.  If interested, please contact Jim Mandarino at alumni@nmhu.edu.

You might have missed out on having one of the first 100 plates, but you can still show your Cowboy pride! Just visit the Motor Vehicle Department to pick up a plate. Only $37 of which $25 is returned to the university for faculty, staff and campus projects.

Wishing you could start a Highlands alumni chapter in your home town? If you have ten or more Highlands alumni in your community and would like someone from the HU Alumni Association to visit with you to start a chapter or have a representative speak about the exciting activities happening at Highlands, please contact Jim Mandarino at alumni@nmhu.edu.

What’s going on your life? Let us know for the Highlands alumni notes. New job? Retirement? New members of the family? Travels? Let us know by contacting Jim Mandarino at alumni@nmhu.edu.

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