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Posts by Emily Withnall

  1. Highlands University Alumnus Wins Award for University Video Ad 

    June 28, 2022 A New Mexico Highlands University video ad, “You’re Family,” has received the 2022 Award of Excellence from the Communicator Awards.   The ad was created in partnership between former Highlands University Director of University Relations, Sean Weaver, and the Albuquerque-based ad agency, Mya Kai Creative.   Highlands University alumnus Michael Jackson, founder and creative…

  2. NMHU’s Gene Torres Golf Course Resumes Operation

    Highlands partners with City of Las Vegas and San Miguel County to reopen community course for the first time since 2019 June 24, 2022 LAS VEGAS, N.M.– The New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course is reopening for play Saturday, June 25. The reopening is the result of a three-way partnership between San Miguel…

  3. Screenshot of fire map created by New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute

    New Mexico Fire Viewer Provides Valuable Information on Wildfires

    June 1, 2022 The New Mexico Fire Viewer is an easy-to-use, free web map showing active and past fires in the state. The interactive map was built by Patti Dappen, the Geographic Information Systems program manager at the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, or NMFWRI. The map is populated with data from satellites…

  4. Fire danger sign set to high

    New Mexico Highlands University Supports Fire Relief Efforts

    May 11, 2022 When news of the Hermit’s Peak Fire reached Las Vegas on April 6, New Mexico Highlands University jumped in to help with relief efforts. In coordination with Dennis Esquibel, the San Miguel County/City of Las Vegas City Emergency Manager and the New Mexico Highlands University Emergency Operations Command team for the combined…

  5. Highlands University Organizes Donation Drive to Support Evacuees 

    April 28, 2022 In collaboration with faculty, staff, and students, the Highlands University community has organized a donation drive to collect the most urgently needed items for evacuees of the Hermit’s Peak, Calf Canyon, and Cook’s Peak fires.   The collection site is in the Center for Teaching Excellence, located in the Victoria Sanchez Teacher Education…

  6. Poster for the Love & War Chocolate Dessert Contest 2022

    Proceeds from Love & War Best Chocolate Dessert Contest Will Support Fire Evacuees 

    April 26, 2022 The annual Highlands University Love & War Best Chocolate Dessert Contest will take place on Thurs., April 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Highlands Student Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit Highlands community members affected by the Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fires.   Participating businesses competing for the best chocolate…

  7. image of sparks flying as artist pours molten metal against a wall

    Three New Mexico Highlands University Fine Art Shows on Exhibit

    April 20, 2022 Two Highlands University students graduating with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and one Highlands faculty member completing a post-baccalaureate certificate, will exhibit consecutive solo art shows through mid-May. The three artists exhibiting work are Louise la Plante, Erika Derkas, and Estrella “Star” Encinias. The first exhibition, “Creative Quest from an Empty…

  8. Highlands University Statement on Hermit’s Peak Fire

    April 14, 2022 The New Mexico Highlands University campus community is saddened by the growing Hermit’s Peak Fire, and we are in communication with the City of Las Vegas and San Miguel County Emergency Management and on standby to provide accommodations to evacuees if the need arises. Highlands University is also ready to accommodate the…

  9. Las Vegas Project Exhibition: Pedro’s Bakery, Las Vegas, New Mexico – 2021 by Kevin Schmidt

    On Exhibit at Highlands University: Photography of Contemporary Life in Las Vegas, New Mexico 

    March 23, 2022 Beginning April 8, 2022, a photography exhibition featuring black-and-white photographs of contemporary Las Vegas will be on view at the Highlands University Kennedy Hall Gallery. The exhibition, titled “The Las Vegas Project: Contemporary Life on the Historic Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico,” will open with a reception from 6 to 8…

  10. Contemporary three-panel retablo. "Our Lady of Refuge and Archangels," Irene Brandtner de Martinez.

    Northern New Mexico Devotional Show on Exhibit at Highlands University 

    March 16, 2022 The annual Northern New Mexico Devotional Show is now on exhibit at the Highlands University Ray Drew Gallery through April 18. An opening reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Masks and social distancing will be encouraged.   The exhibition features 26 different pieces by seven artists from Northern…

  11. New Mexico Highlands University Presents Music Festival Featuring the Kumbia Kings All Starz 

    March 8, 2022 Highlands University is hosting a music festival on April 30, 2022. The festival features headliners Kumbia Kings All Starz, Latin Grammy award winners Ellas, and country singer Bri Bagwell.   According to Reynaldo Maestas, director for the Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness, the festival will feature a wide variety of…

  12. Director of Online Learning at Highlands University Named to National Advisory Committee 

    March 1, 2022 Patrick Wilson, the director of Online & Extended Learning, has been selected to serve on the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, also known as the NC-SARA Institution Advisory Committee. In this role, Wilson hopes to acquire a deeper understanding of how to best serve students in New Mexico.   Wilson said…

  13. NMHU Purple Grill

    New Mexico Highlands University Purple Grill Grand Reopening March 10

    February 28, 2022 The New Mexico Highlands University Purple Grill will be reopening to the public on March 10 at noon with a special menu, entertainment, and a chance to win Highlands swag through a raffle drawing. The Purple Grill is a new name for the Highlands University dining hall and was chosen by Highlands…

  14. Highlands President Sam Minner Receives City of Las Vegas Buen Vecino Award 

    February 23, 2022 On Monday, February 21, 2022, Las Vegas Mayor Louie Trujillo honored Highlands University President Sam Minner with the Buen Vecino award in ceremony at the train station.   Mayor Trujillo said he began giving out Buen Vecino awards when he was elected in 2020.   “The awards are given to people who…

  15. Highlands University Seeks Input on Facilities Planning  

    February 21, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University is in the process of updating its capital outlay master plan and seeks community input to guide decision-making in the renovation and use of its campus facilities. The community survey can be found here: https://www.arcforms.info/nmhu2022survey/. Community members will have until March 18, 2022 to respond to the survey.   …

  16. J.C. Penney Building on Douglas Avenue in 1981 in Las Vegas, New Mexico

    Alex Traube to Exhibit a Portrait of Las Vegas from 1981

    February 15, 2022 Alex Traube, a Santa Fe photographer who spent two years as an artist in residence at Robertson High School, in 1981 and 1982, will be presenting photographs taken in the early 1980s of Las Vegas in an exhibition at the Kennedy Gallery at New Mexico Highlands University. The exhibition will open March…

  17. 2022 legislative fellows at State Capitol

    Highlands University Students Gain Practical Experience Through Legislative Leadership Fellowship Program

    February 3, 2022 Seven students at New Mexico Highlands University have been selected for the Legislative Leadership Fellowship Program, which allows them to participate in New Mexico’s legislative session and learn about state politics and legislative processes: Ginger Anderson, Staci Bostic-Baros, Andrea N. Gomez, Jordan Kroeter, Manuel Luna, Julius McDade, and Michael Plantenberg. Denise Montoya,…

  18. Image of the book "Shakespeare in Cuba" authored by Donna Woodford Gormely with statue of Hamlet on the cover

    Highlands University Professor Donna Woodford-Gormley Publishes Book about Shakespeare in Cuba 

    January 28, 2022 Donna Woodford-Gormley, an English professor at New Mexico Highlands University, has published “Shakespeare in Cuba: Caliban’s Books” and will be giving a reading as a part of the Highlands Speaker Series and in conjunction with the Highlands Gender & Women’s Studies Brown Bag Lecture series at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 4…

  19. Team members from the New Mexico Watershed and Forest Restoration InstituteNew Mexico gather with foresters in the Gila National Forest to discuss catastrophic wildfire mitigation

    Forest Restoration Institutes to Receive $20 Million for Wildfire Mitigation and National Database

    January 26, 2021 Three institutes working to improve forest health and reduce catastrophic wildfires in the West will get a $20 million financial boost from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress in November. The funding will help expand a vegetation treatment database nationwide and measure the effectiveness of forest treatments. The funds…

  20. Highlands University Enhances Free Program Offering Micro Courses for Online Learners  

    January 24, 2022 (Leer este artículo en español) A free online learning program offered by New Mexico Highlands University and sponsored by other New Mexico colleges and organizations has some new features to enhance user experience.   When school and work moved online at the beginning of the pandemic, Highlands University stepped in to offer…