NMHU Cowboy News Roundup — March 10, 2011

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Wizard of Oz Plays in Ilfeld Auditorium March 15

New Mexico Highlands University presents an American Family Theater production of The Wizard of Oz March 15 at 6:30 p.m. the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
American Family Theater, based in Philadelphia, is the premier national producer of musicals for families and young audiences. Formed in 1970, the award-winning theater group tours throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Tickets for the "Wizard of Oz," at Ilfeld are $8 for general admission. Tickets are $5 for children 10 and younger and Highlands University students with ID.
Advance tickets are on sale at the Highlands University’s radio station, KEDP 91.1 FM, 901 University Ave., Studio 103, Or call 505.454.3238.

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HU Soprano Nicole Robinson Sings a Lead Role in Benjamin Britten Opera

New Mexico Highlands University soprano Nicole Robinson was part of a cast that received standing ovations in February for Santa Fe and Albuquerque performances of the 1964 Benjamin Britten opera, "Curlew River."
Britten called "Curlew River" a, “parable for church performance” and both productions were staged in First Presbyterian Churches.

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Three Outstanding HU Students Receive AAUW Scholarships

Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University students received scholarships from the Las Vegas branch of the American Association of University Women.
Jeannette Urdiales and Rachell Pitrucha each received $1,000 scholarships. Hope Martinez was awarded $500.
“The Las Vegas branch of AAUW is very proud of these students for their determination to reach academic and personal goals for the betterment of the community,” Carol Winkel, who co-chairs the local AAUW scholarship committee said. “This scholarship award supports women who area non-traditional students attending Highlands University. These three women were selected from a field of highly qualified applicants.”

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The First Annual Going Quackers Race
Help support the Foundation Office and have a chance at fabulous prizes! Come to the Alumni Office to purchase your duck:  $5 for a single duck or $20 for a flock of five. 
Then join us at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, on the bank of the Gallinas River south of Bridge Street. Don't miss the fun!

2011 NMHU Alumni Golf Tournament
Friday, April 29, 1 p.m.
$15,000 Hole-in-One cash prize and many other prizes.

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Save the Date!
The Homecoming game for 2011 is Saturday, October 8, 6 p.m. vs. Adams State.

Events on Campus

April 10 – Ilfeld Auditorium
"CIRQUE MONTAGE," a WonderWorld Entertainment presentation featuring former artists from "Cirque du Soleil." Enjoy a family fun- filled afternoon w/wonderful entertainment! Ticket prices: general admission: $18, children (10 yrs. and under): $14, HU students w/valid I.D.'s: $10. To purchase advance tickets call 505.454.3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103. Tickets go on sale March 21, 2011.

"SLIDE-Ireland) Celtic Music
March 23 – Ilfeld Auditorium
"SLIDE-Ireland" Celtic Music Ticket prices: general admission: $10, HU students w/valid I.D.'s and local band/choir students: free. Advance tickets available at KEDP radio station, studio 103, 505.454.3238

Cineflix at Ilfeld

March 11

March 16
"THE SWITCH" Rated PG-13

Ray Drew Gallery Exhibits
Northern New Mexico Devotional Exhibition
Through March 30.

Library Exhibits
February. 17 – March 17     Remembering N.M.H.U.
Historic Highlands photos from Donnelly Library special collection.

World Literature Reading Group
All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Despertarse Café.
Thursday, March 10     The Kite Runner/ Khaled Hosseini

Community Notes
Easter Seals El Mirador will be hosting a Human Services conference in May called. "Connecting the Dots," where we will be exploring such topics as:

– Emotional Freedom Techniques for Behavioral Management
– Creating Quality of Life for People with Developmental Disabilities
– Quality Assurance Tools and Resources
– Serious Issues with Teens
– Advocacy, Case Management and More

"Connecting the Dots: Connecting Human Services Resources in New Mexico," will be held May 23 – 27, 2011, at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.
We are still accepting sponsors and exhibitors. You can find more information by visiting www.ConnectingNM.org.

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Manzano Named to Daktronics All-Central Region Second Team

After an astounding year on the court and a unanimous All-RMAC First Team selection for the Highlands Cowboys, Thomas Manzano has now been named to the Daktronics All-Central Region Second Team. Manzano joins three other RMAC basketball stars on the Daktronics All-region teams. Manzano finished the season leading the RMAC in scoring with a 22 points per game season average. Manzano also helped lead the Cowboys lead the RMAC in scoring offense with a 85.6 points per game average for the season. Manzano was a three time RMAC/Baden Player of the Week selection for the Cowboys in the 2010-11 season.

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Sirak Named RMAC Pitcher of the Week

After leading the Cowboys to a 10-4 win over Regis University with an impressive outing on the mound, Jason Sirak has been named the RMAC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week. In his first start on the mound for the Cowboys, Sirak finished the game allowing no runs by the Rangers, four hits and struck out three batters in seven innings pitched. Sirak is now 1-1 on the season. Sirak is the second Cowboy pitcher to be named the RMAC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week this season for the Cowboy program. The Cowboys are 5-6 on the season and 1-3 in RMAC play.

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Cowgirls' Bats Fall Silent Against Orediggers

The Highlands Cowgirls dropped both games of their second double header against Colorado School of Mines on 3/6. The Cowgirls losses on the day came by a score of 4-0 in each game. With the losses, the Cowgirls, led by Head Coach Shellie Broyles, fall to 1-7 RMAC record and 4-13 in overall play.

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Cowboys Corral Rangers 10-4

The Highlands Cowboys got back on track on 3/6 with their first RMAC win of the season over Regis University 10-4 in Las Vegas, N.M. The Cowboys jumped out to an early lead on the Rangers as they would lead 8-0 after the first five innings. The Rangers would attempt a late comeback in the eighth inning as they would score four runs, but that wouldn't be enough to catch the Cowboys. With the win the Cowboys improve to 5-6 on the season and 1-3 in RMAC play.

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Upcoming Games

03.11.11 | 2 p.m.
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Las Vegas, NM

03.11.11 |
W. Track & Field
NCAA National Championship

03.11.11 | TBA
NCAA National Tournament
Kearney, NE

03.12.11 | 12 p.m.
Adams State College (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.12.11 | 12 p.m.
University of Nebraska at Kearney (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.12.11 |
W. Rodeo
Central Arizona College
Florence, AZ

03.12.11 |
M. Rodeo
Central Arizona College
Florence, AZ

03.13.11 | 11 a.m.
Adams State College (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.13.11 | 12 p.m.
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Las Vegas, NM

03.15.11 | 12 p.m.
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM

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.

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