NMHU Cowboy News Roundup — March 17, 2011

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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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!

Save the Date!
The Homecoming Game for 2011 is Saturday, October 8, at 6 p.m. vs. Adams State.  Make your reservations early, because Balloon Fiesta will be over the same weekend.

Leading Irish Band ‘Slide’ in Concert March 23 in Ilfeld

New Mexico Highlands University presents Slide, a leading Irish band, in concert March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
Slide is known for its unique traditional Irish music that contains powerful contemporary elements. The Irish Times hailed Slide as, “traditional musicians with attitude, with songs that range from soulful and sorrowful to contagiously energetic.”

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New Regent Appointed
The Alumni Association sends our best wishes to our newly appointed regent, Mr. Frank Marchi, class of 1967.

Fiesta de la Hispanidad March 26 in Ilfeld Auditorium

The 17th Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage at Ilfeld Auditorium March 26, 6:30 p.m., for this popular community celebration of Hispanic culture.
The cost for the event is $4, and there will be free refreshments and door prizes. The university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium is at 900 University Ave.

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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, Highlands 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
Ticket prices: general admission: $10 Highlands 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
Friday, March 18,  8 p.m.
The Fighter, rated R

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
Donnelly Library will be building on the success of last year’s reading group this spring by launching a new reading and discussion group on World literature.
The series will consist of discussions on four books (dates and books are listed below). Program books are available at the library.
Brandon Kempner, assistant professor of English, will lead a discussion of the book at each session. Kempner teaches American literature at Highlands. He has taught a wide variety of classes on multi-ethnic literature.

All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Despertarse Café.
      Thursday, April 14     The God of Small Things/Arundhati Roy

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Sayers Named RMAC / Rawlings Pitcher of the Week

After a stellar appearance on the mound for the Cowboys against the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, Kyle Sayers has been named the RMAC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week. Sayers joins fellow Highlands pitchers Trent Evins and Jason Sirak in receiving this honor.

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Cowboys Run Past Greyhounds 3-1

The Highlands Cowboys defeated the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 3-1 on 3/15 in Portales, N.M. The Cowboys would strike first scoring one run in the fourth inning, but the Greyhounds would answer back with a score in the seventh inning to knot the score up at one apiece. The Cowboys would then rally in the eighth inning as Justin Kaid would knock two runs in with a single down the left field line to make the score 3-1.

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Graham Closes Out Career in Style with Three All-American Awards

Highlands University senior Angella Graham completed her collegiate career by winning three All-American awards at the NCAA II National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., March 11-12. Graham added a third place in the triple jump (12.55M), fourth place in the Pentathlon (3644 points) and eighth place in the long jump (5.69M) to her long list of honors at HU.

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Lopers Edge Out Cowboys 14-12

The Highlands Cowboys were edged out by the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 14-12 on 3/13 in game four of their RMAC weekend series. The Lopers would jump out on the Cowboys early with and 11-0 advantage through two innings played. The Highlands' bats woke up in the third inning as they would tally five runs in the third inning to chip away at the sizeable UNK lead to make it 11-5 going into the fourth inning.

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Upcoming Games

03.18.11 | 12 p.m.
Colorado Christian University (DH)
Lakewood, CO

03.19.11 | 12 p.m.
Colorado Christian University (DH)
Lakewood, CO

03.19.11 | 12 p.m.
Fort Lewis College (DH)
Durango, CO

03.20.11 | 11 a.m.
Fort Lewis College (DH)
Durango, CO

03.22.11 | 1 p.m.
Eastern New Mexico University (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.22.11 | 2 p.m.
Eastern New Mexico University
Las Vegas, 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 HighlandsU 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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