NMHU Cowboy News Roundup — March 24, 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 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.

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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Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital on March 27
Four of New Mexico Highlands University’s top music students will perform in the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital, March 27 at 3 p.m., in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.
The scholarship recital will feature Nicole Robinson, Timothy Martinez, Dennis Montano, and Joshua Armendariz.
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HU Recycling Center Reopens on Saturdays; Now Also Accepts Tin
The New Mexico Highlands University Recycling Center has reopened on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and is also open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The recycling center has received heavy use since the university opened it to the public in November. The center is at 9th and Reynolds, west of the university’s Wilson Complex and behind the tennis courts parking lot.
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Band Fest 2011 at Ilfeld April 3 Features Las Vegas and University Bands
Outstanding Las Vegas middle and high school band students will perform with the New Mexico Highlands University concert band at Band Fest 2011, April 3 at 2 p.m., in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
The participating band directors call the concert an historic occasion that they hope will build a stronger sense of community between Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas School District. 
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Events on Campus

April 10 – Ilfeld Auditorium
"CIRQUE MONTAGE," aWonderWorld 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.

Cineflix at Ilfeld
Friday, March 25,  8 p.m.
The Tourist   rated R

Wednesday, March 30,  7:30 p.m.
How did You Know?   rated PG-13

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

Library Exhibits
March 6 – April 1    
Ladies of Dynasty
Celebrate Women's History Month with this exhibit installed by the NMHU Black Student Association.

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

Dr. Robert Bell Fine Art Print Lecture Series
4 p.m., 2nd Floor Art Viewing Room
For additional information, call Bob Read at 505.454.3338      
April 13     Old Masters Religious Fine Art Prints:  Durer, Rembrandt, & Hogarth

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Zias Sweep Cowgirls in Non-Conference Action
The Highlands Cowgirls lost both games of their non-conference double header against Eastern New Mexico University on 3/22. The Cowgirls lost the first game by a score of 8-4. The game was scoreless through two innings of play, then in the top of the third the Zias scored four runs, but the Cowgirls answered in the bottom of the inning with three runs of their own.
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Cowgirls Split Road Series Against Skyhawks
The Highlands Cowgirls earned a split in their second double header against Fort Lewis on 3/20. The Cowgirls lost a close one in game one of the double header. The Skyhawks took the lead off a first inning grand slam, but Ashley Paiz hit a triple in the top of the second to drive in three runs and even the score at four apiece.
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Cowboys Rally Past Cougars 18-17
The HighlandsU Cowboys staged a late comeback to edge out the Colorado Christian Cougars 18-17 on 3/19. The Cowboys would score five runs in the final innings to pull ahead of the Cougars and win their third straight game on the weekend. In their final game of the weekend the Cowboys and Cougars would end the seventh inning tied at 14 apiece, but would have to suspend the game due to lack of daylight.
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Cowgirls Split First Double Header Against Fort Lewis
The Highlands Cowgirls split their first double header against Fort Lewis College on 3/19.  The Cowgirls struggled at the plate early in game one, only able to generate three hits through the first six innings. In the top of the seventh inning, down by five, the Cowgirls' bats rallied to score four runs on five hits but came up just short dropping the first game to the Skyhawks 5-4. The Cowgirls' bats carried over to game two of the double header.
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Upcoming Games

03.25.11 | 3 p.m.
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Las Vegas, NM

03.26.11 | 12 p.m.
Colorado State University – Pueblo (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.26.11 | 12 p.m.
Metropolitan State College of Denver (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.26.11 |
W. Track & Field
UTEP Springtime Invite

03.27.11 | 11 a.m.
Metropolitan State College of Denver (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.27.11 | 12 p.m.
Colorado State University – Pueblo
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 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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