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NMHU Cowboy News Roundup — January 27, 2011

College Night 2011: Feb. 9 at Abe Montoya Rec Center

New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College will sponsor the 12th annual College Night 2011 on Feb. 9 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand Ave. in Las Vegas.  

“College Night gives high school students a chance to talk to faculty, and gather information about different disciplines and career paths,” Gil Gonzalez, director of recruitment said. “We also want students to know about the changes that are coming in financial aid packages so they can maximize their opportunities to help fund their higher education.” 

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HU Science Profs Help Roy Students With Science Fair Projects

Students from tiny Roy, N.M., worked with science professors at New Mexico Highlands University Jan. 21 to get expert assistance with their science fair projects. They also got a first-hand look at cutting-edge research labs.
 
Twenty-four of the 27 students in Roy Middle/Senior High School participated in the science day at Highlands.

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2011 Winterfest “A Mariachi Valentine’s Concert” Feb. 12 in Ilfeld

Winterfest 2011 at New Mexico Highlands University presents, “A Mariachi Valentine’s Concert,” Sat., Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

“This will be an evening of fabulous, colorful mariachi and ballet folklorico entertainment for the whole family,” Donna Martinez, Ilfeld Auditorium manager said. “The concert features some of New Mexico’s finest performers.”

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HU football players lend a helping hand to animal charity

Members of New Mexico Highlands’ football team help unload a donated shipment of dog food Jan. 21. The food, donated by Sam’s Club, will go to help the city animal shelter and a local animal food bank.

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Notice for Emeritus Professors

There is an Emeritus Professors' Association. If you have not been receiving their communications, please contact Jim Mandarino at jfmandarino@nmhu.edu

Events on Campus

Jan.27.11 | 6:30 p.m.
Pizza Party
Student Center Atrium

Jan.28.11 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Grand Opening Pool Party
Natatorium

Cineflix at Ilfeld

Friday, January 28, 8 p.m.
"The Town"   rated R

Wednesday, February 2, 8 p.m.
Freakonomics (documentary),  rated PG-13

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

Highlands Athletes Named to RMAC All-Academic Teams

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Awards were released on 1/25 and Highlands' Trent Evins has been named the RMAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. This is the second straight year that a Cowboy pitcher has received this recognition. Drew Vassil received this honor is 2010 and led the Cowboys pitching staff to their 2010 RMAC regular season and tournament championships. Evins looks to fill that role as the Cowboys leader on the mound for the 2011 season.

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Evins Named RMAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Awards were released on 1/25 and Highlands' Trent Evins has been named the RMAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. This is the second straight year that a Cowboy pitcher has received this recognition. Drew Vassil received this honor is 2010 and led the Cowboys pitching staff to their 2010 RMAC regular season and tournament championships. Evins looks to fill that role as the Cowboys leader on the mound for the 2011 season.

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Manzano Named RMAC Player of the Week

Thomas Manzano has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Baden Player of the Week. Manzano earned this distinctive honor after his 34 point performance against in-state RMAC rival Western New Mexico University on 1/22. This is the third time that Manzano has received this honor.

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Cowboys Corral Mustangs 115-99

The Highlands Cowboys continued their winning ways on 1/22 as they hammered in-state RMAC rival the Mustangs of Western New Mexico University 115-99 in front of a raucous home crowd. The Cowboys and the Mustangs would play a tightly contested game throughout the first half. The Cowboys would pull ahead in the final minutes of the first half to lead 45-37 going into halftime. In the second half, the Cowboys would run away with it as they would lead by as much as 25 points in the second half en route to their third straight win. With the win, the Cowboys improve to 13-4 overall and 9-4 in RMAC play.

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Upcoming Games

01.28.11 | 6:00 pm
W. Basketball
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Pueblo, CO

01.28.11 | 7:00 pm
Wrestling
Adams State College
Las Vegas, NM

01.28.11 | 8:00 pm
M. Basketball
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Pueblo, CO

01.29.11 | 6:00 pm
W. Basketball
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

01.29.11 | 8:00 pm
M. Basketball
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

01.29.11 |
W. Track & Field
UNM Invite
Albuquerque, NM

02.03.11 | 7:00 pm
Wrestling
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS

Notes and News

Donate online today! The HU Foundation has partnered with Network for Good to enable online donations.  Click here to find out more.

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.

Wish 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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