NMHU Cowboy News Roundup — March 4, 2011

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Native American Leadership Conference March 5 – 6 at HU

The first Miss Native American Leadership Conference at New Mexico Highlands University will be March 5 – 6.
The conference will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days in the Student Center ballroom, 903 Baca Ave.
Latasha Burbank, who was crowned in November as the 2010 -2011 Highlands University Miss Native American Queen, is organizing the conference along with her sister, Latayna Burbank.
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International Women’s Day Celebration March 8 at HU
New Mexico Highlands University will host an International Women’s Day Celebration March 8 at 6 p.m. in Burris Hall, 903 National Ave.
The public is welcome at the free evening of music, art, and food. There will also be information about international women’s issues.
Highlands University’s March 8 celebration is one of hundreds globally that mark the 100-year-anniversary of the first International Women’s Day.

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Don't you want to see the Wizard?
Tickets on sale now for the Wizard of Oz. $8 general; $5 students & children.
March 15, 6:30 p.m. Ilfeld.
For tickets and information, call 505.454.3238.

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 11am on Saturday, April 9th 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.

New Officers of the National Alumni Board
The Alumni Association is proud to announce Ivy Romero has stepped up as president of the National Alumni Board and will be joined by Sharon Pacheco as vice president. We wish them well in their tenure.

Events on Campus

Wednesday, March 9
Dr. Robert Bell Print Lecture Series: Phyllis Sloane: Silkscreen prints
Donnelly Library Second Floor Viewing Room. 4 p.m.

March 04 – Burris Hall rm 129
Iron Art Symposium, March 4, from 1-3 p.m., Burris Hall Room 129. Guest speakers include art professors from nine universities who will talk about their MFA sculpture programs.

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.

Cineflix at Ilfeld

Friday, March 4 ,  8 p.m.
Megamind,  rated PG

Wednesday, March 9,  7:30 p.m.
Morning Glory,   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
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 New Mexico Highlands University. He has taught a wide variety of classes on multiethnic literature.

All discussions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Despertarse Café.
      Thursday, March 10   The Kite Runner/ Khaled Hosseini
      Thursday, April 14     The God of Small Things/Arundhati Roy
      Thursday, May 12     After the Quake:  Stories/Haruki Murakami
      Thursday, June 9      The Thing Around Your Neck/Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Cowgirls Briana Gholston and Whitley Coca Selected to All-Conference Team

Cowgirls Whitley Coca and Briana Gholston were named to the RMAC All-Conference Third Team for their accomplishments in the 2010-2011 season. Coca and Gholston helped the Cowgirls to a tie for eighth place this season just missing out on the conference tournament by one tie breaker point. The ladies aided in the team's continued improvement helping the Cowgirls to a 9-13 conference record and 14-16 overall.

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Cowboys Fall in Double OT Thriller to Adams State 106-98

The Highlands Cowboys lost an exciting double overtime game 106-98 to Adams State College in the RMAC Shootout Quarterfinals in Alamosa, Colo. The game was a physical affair for the first half and the Cowboys struggled to a four point deficit at the half. The Cowboys then bounced back and controlled the game for much of the second half until the Grizzlies were able to mount a comeback in the final minutes, taking the lead until the Cowboys' Chris Newsome made one of his two free throw shots with just four tenths of a second on the clock to send the game into overtime. The Cowboys had the momentum and led for much of the first overtime and were up by three with just seconds to go when the Grizzlies' Shayar Lee made an unlikely three point shot to force double overtime. The Cowboys struggled in the second overtime after losing two of their top scorers to foul trouble allowing Adams State to come away with a victory. With their loss to the Grizzlies the Cowboys, led by Head Coach Joe Harge, fall to a 19-8 overall record and are eliminated from the RMAC Shootout but may yet have post season life.

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Track & Field Back in the National Rankings

The Highlands Women's Track and Field team climbed back into the national rankings in the final regular season poll released Tuesday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Cowgirls finish the 2011 season ranked #20 in the national poll after starting the season #14 and dropping out of the top 25 during the three weeks leading up to the RMAC Championships.

“Our performance at RMAC pushed us back into the top 20,” HU coach Bob DeVries said. “We had some great performances and personal bests at the conference meet. We got seven provisional national qualifying marks at RMAC.”

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Cowboys Fall to Arkansas Tech 8-3

The Highlands Cowboys fell to Arkansas Tech on 2/27 by a final score of 8-3. The Cowboys would jump out to an early 3-0 lead through the first five innings, but couldn't hold on as Arkansas Tech would score six unanswered runs in the final three innings to come away with the win. With the loss, the Cowboys fall to 4-3 on the season. The Cowboys return home this week as they host to the Rangers of Regis University on 3/4 in their first Rocky Mountain Series of the season.

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Upcoming Games

03.04.11 |
W. Rodeo
Cochise College
Fort Huachuca, AZ

03.04.11 |
M. Rodeo
Cochise College
Fort Huachuca, AZ

03.05.11 | 12 p.m.
Regis University (DH)
Las Vegas, NM

03.05.11 | 12 p.m.
Colorado School of Mines (DH)
Golden, CO

03.06.11 | 11 a.m.
Colorado School of Mines (DH)
Golden, CO

03.06.11 | 12 p.m.
Regis University
Las Vegas, NM

03.07.11 |
W. Rodeo
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

03.07.11 |
M. Rodeo
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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

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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