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    Highlands to Offer New Emerging Business Markets Certificate in Industrial Hemp 

    July 19, 2021 This fall, entrepreneurs will be able to enroll in a new undergraduate certificate program at Highlands focused on the business and production of industrial hemp.   Highlands developed the Emerging Business Markets certificate in response to the growth of the industrial hemp industry following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp growing at the federal level. The industry is growing across the U.S.,…

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    New Program at Highlands University Provides Free Support for Online Learners across New Mexico

    July 15, 2021 Highlands University is launching a free program to provide skills to parents, teachers, and caregivers who are navigating the changing online learning landscape. Highlands is participating in the Technology Learning Support Specialists program with other New Mexico colleges and organizations. As part of the learning support program, instructional mentors will work with…

  3. Highlands Professors Awarded $150,000 Grant for a Raman Microscope

    July 7, 2021 This fall, New Mexico Highlands University will acquire a Raman microscope, giving students an opportunity to use cutting-edge technology. The Raman microscope functions as both a microscope and a spectrometer, which means it can measure things at the micron scale and it can collect light waves to measure variation in physical characteristics…

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    Highlands Professor Publishes on the Importance of Indigenous Leadership in Improving Water Quality

    July 1, 2021 Forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros published research about the vital role played by aboriginal people in Australia in the protection and improvement of water quality.   Tsatsaros spent five years in Australia, between 2009 and 2013, where she helped implement a community-led pilot water quality monitoring program in the Tully River basin. The freshwater basin is adjacent to the…

  5. Highlands Launches New Online Professional MA in Cultural Resource Management Program

    June 30, 2021 Ongoing demand for project management training in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) led Dr. Orit Tamir, professor of cultural anthropology at New Mexico Highlands University, to design a new online master’s program for professional anthropologists. In addition to providing comprehensive training, this new master’s in CRM will help graduates earn higher salaries in…

  6. Free STEAMM Day Camp for Local Middle School Students

    June 29, 2021 Middle school students from Las Vegas and Mora will have a chance to learn to fly fish, tie flies, and make art in free, three-day science, technology, engineering, art, music, and math, or STEAMM, camp.  The camp will run on July 20, 21, and 22. Registration is open now and closes on July…

  7. Online Criminology Master’s Program to Launch Fall Semester

    New Mexico Highlands University’s brand-new Master of Arts degree in criminology is ready to begin enrolling students for the fall semester. Designed to provide students with a comprehensive academic foundation, the program will help professionals working in criminal justice and social service fields to pursue federal jobs, gain promotions, and increase their salaries.   The criminology program will be offered through Highlands University’s Department of…

  8. NSF Grant to Study Microbes and Tree Diversity

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is a partner in a National Science Foundation grant that will explore how microbes like fungi and bacteria influence forest diversity and health. The four-year NSF grant is for $913,236 and will involve a partnership between scientists from Highlands, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Environmental…

  9. Professor Recognized for GLBTQ Advocacy

    Las Vegas, NM – As PJ Sedillo stood on the pitcher’s mound, he was “scared as heck.” All eyes, it seemed, were on him as Sedillo held the baseball in his hand, ready to make the first pitch in the minor-league matchup between the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Las Vegas, Nevada Aviators. There was a time…

  10. New Course Helps Parents Navigate Online Learning

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Parents and guardians of school-age children can develop skills on navigating online learning with their students thanks to a new summer course offered at New Mexico Highlands University.   Scholarships are available for 20 participants in the Supporting Online Schooling course, which will begin June 4 and meet weekly online through June…

  11. Competition winners receive business idea seed money

    LAS VEGAS, NM – Five people won a combined $5,000 in seed money for their business ideas during Highlands University’s Department of Business Administration’s first ever business pitch competition. The awards ceremony for the competition, COWBOY UP!, was conducted virtually April 19. “We were amazed reviewing the submitted pitches, which ranged from initiatives to help…

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    Dolores Huerta to HU Grads: Education is the Key to Change

    Las Vegas, NM – Be engaged in your communities, labor activist Dolores Huerta told the classes of 2020 and 2021 during a virtual commencement ceremony May 15. “We never know what our destiny holds for us,” Huerta told the 1,610 Highlands graduates participating in the virtual ceremony. “The one thing we do know for sure…

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    Student Art Exhibition Highlights Social Justice

    Las Vegas, NM – The current virtual exhibition at New Mexico Highlands’ Ray Drew Gallery explores the concepts of justice, resilience, identity, and growth through the artwork of the university’s social work students. The virtual exhibition, Envisioning Social Justice, on display through June 18 on the Ray Drew Gallery webpage at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery, began as a…

  14. Tilson Uses Data to Drive Student Success

    Las Vegas, NM – For Heather Tilson, data is more than numbers and trends. Data is a story about real people and their successes and struggles. For Tilson, who joined Highlands May 3 as the university’s director of institutional effectiveness and research, the institution’s data and the lives reflected in the numbers painted a compelling narrative. “The…

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    Dolores Huerta to Speak at Virtual HU Commencement May 15

    April 27, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Dolores Huerta, a legendary American labor leader, civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union with Cesar Chavez, is the guest speaker for New Mexico Highlands University’s virtual commencement ceremony May 15. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Dolores Huertas’ stature speak at…

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    School of Education Sponsors National Summit June 21 – 24

    April 27, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education presents a national summit June 21 – June 24 that offers a practical approach to redesigning schools to meet children’s current needs. The first Problems of Practice Summit at Highlands will focus on developing innovative plans for solving school problems…

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    Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum Honors Media Arts Project

    April 23, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts and Technology Department received an award from the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt museum for an interactive web app that will generate 3-D butterflies for mobile phones or computers. The 3-D web app model created by a team of Highlands media arts faculty…

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    School of Education Offers Free Distance Learning Micro Credential

    April 20, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education will begin offering short instructional modules that prepare participants to use technology effectively for teaching distance learning. The free modules are part of the Technology Learning Support Specialists (TLSS) program at Highlands that is the first of its kind in…

  19. Highlands Employees Volunteer With Las Vegas COVID-19 Test Site

    April 19, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Employees from New Mexico Highlands University are lending a hand with the COVID-19 drive-through test site the City of Las Vegas is offering Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The COVID-19 drive-through test site is at the city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand…

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    Students Design Educational Kits for Santa Fe Children’s Museum

    April 15, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Media Arts and Technology students at New Mexico Highlands University designed new hands-on learning kits for the Santa Fe Children’s Museum to distribute to children and families throughout New Mexico. The grab-and-go kits were created for children without access to the internet and include art-based and science-based topics….