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    Morgan Apperson Headed to Chemistry Doctoral Program

    April 3, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Morgan Apperson, a chemistry graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, is headed to a chemistry doctoral program at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Apperson, 22, graduates from Highlands in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, earning a 3.85 GPA to date. She begins her Ph.D. studies in…

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    Geology Prof’s Fulbright Highlights Research and Teaching in the Czech Republic  

    April 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University geology professor Michael Petronis’ Fulbright Scholar Award to study ancient volcanos in the Czech Republic aims to help predict eruptions in active volcanoes worldwide. Petronis is known globally for his research on volcanology. His geology fieldwork for his Fulbright will be focused on the…

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    Christopher Ulibarri Appointed New Student Regent

    March 31, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Christopher Ulibarri, a student government leader at New Mexico Highlands University, is the university’s newest student regent. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made Ulibarri’s appointment official March 13. Ulibarri’s term extends to the adjournment of the next regular session of the New Mexico State Legislature in 2021….

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    Southwest Literature and Film Class Helps With Social Isolation

    Las Vegas, N.M. – During the necessary social isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, students of all ages are connecting with each other thanks to a free online Southwest Literature and Film class New Mexico Highlands University is offering to the community. Students in the new class earn three college credits for the course, which filled…

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    Send us your Random Acts of Kindness stories!

    Dear Members of New Mexico Highlands University, During this time of isolation and a great deal of bad news, we would like to share with you community moments and self-care thoughts for the week. Random acts of kindness, also known as “RAKs,” are popping up everywhere, too. We’d like to hear your stories! Send them…

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    HU Offers Free Southwest Literature and Film Course

    March 19, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is offering a new and free online Southwest Literature and Film course beginning March 30 as a way to stay engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The six-week course will be available to dual credit high school students, current Highlands University students and the public….

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    Rebekah Peoble Accepted to UNM Law School

    March 17, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Rebekah Peoble, a New Mexico Highlands University graduate and former member of the university’s Board of Regents, is headed to law school at the University of New Mexico in August 2020. Peoble, who also served as student body president at Highlands, graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0…

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    Fiesta de la Hispanidad March 22 in Ilfeld 

    March 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The 25th anniversary of New Mexico Highlands University’s Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave., March 22 at 2 p.m. The doors open at 1 p.m. Fiesta de la Hispanidad is a beloved community event that celebrates the local…

  9. Northeastern Regional Science Fair Attracts 200 Middle and High School Students

    March 9, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – More than 200 middle and high school students had the opportunity to express their own scientific creations at New Mexico Highlands University’s Northeastern Regional Science Fair March 7. Students from communities like Las Vegas, Taos, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Roy and Wagon Mound gathered at Highlands to present…

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    Highlands Presents Bach and Vivaldi Concert March 22

    March 6, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents a Bach and Vivaldi concert March 22 at 3 p.m. in the First United Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas at 1000 Douglas Ave. The concert features five soloists from the New Mexico Bach Society based in Santa Fe, New…

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    Navajo Recording Artist Speaker for March 8 International Women’s Day Celebration

    March 4, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Kansas Begaye, an internationally known Navajo recording artist and inspirational speaker, is the keynote speaker for the New Mexico Highlands University International Women’s Day Celebration March 8. The free public celebration will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave….

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    Featured Alum: Rubi Murillo-Fernandez, BSW

    A Q&A with NMHU Albuquerque graduate Rubi Murillo-Fernandez, BSW March 4, 2020 NMHU Albuquerque: What did you love about NMHU during the years you worked toward your BSW? Rubi Murillo-Fernandez: What I loved about NMHU during the years I worked toward my BSW was that it allowed me to connect with other students that were…

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    Danelle Smith is Confirmed For the Highlands Board of Regents

    March 3, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham appointed Las Vegas, New Mexico attorney Danelle Smith to the Highlands University Board of Regents with the State Senate confirming the appointment Feb. 17, 2020.   Smith’s term on the Highlands University Board of Regents continues to Dec.  31, 2025. “I’ve worked in…

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    Devotional Art Exhibition at Ray Drew Gallery

    March 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents its annual Northern New Mexico Devotional Art exhibition Feb. 26 through April 3 in the Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. The opening artists reception is March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. “Northern New Mexico devotional art is…

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    Erica Herrera Headed to Medical School

    February 28, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology graduate Erica Herrera will follow her dreams to medical school at Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado in July 2020. Herrera, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native, graduated cum laude from Highlands in May 2019. “I like the philosophy of…

  16. Alumni Give Highlands High Marks In Survey

    February 26, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University’s alumni who graduated in the 2016–2017 academic year gave the university high marks for the quality of education within their major, with 95 percent reporting being very satisfied or satisfied. The Highlands University Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research administered the alumni survey in…

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    Highlands Presents Antonia Apodaca Tribute Concert March 8

    February 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents an “Antonia Apodaca Tribute Concert” March 8 at 2 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The free concert features New Mexico folk musical groups Bayou Seco, Trio Jalapeño, Lone Piñon and La Rondalla. Antonia…

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    Cowboy Tea at Highlands March 7 for Big Read Program

    February 20, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a free Cowboy Tea March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of its Big Read program, which aims to foster a love of reading in Las Vegas. The Cowboy Tea will be in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University…

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    Catapult Dance Company Performs at Ilfeld March 12

    February 19, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University presents the Catapult dance company’s “Magic Shadows” performance March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Catapult performed on season eight of NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” competition in 2013, earning its way to the finals. The innovative dance company has…

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    Conference, Art Exhibition Explore World of Printmaking

    February 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The sixth biennial Print, Printed, Printing printmaking conference will be at New Mexico Highlands University Feb. 21 and 22. The conference will feature printmaking demonstrating and artist presentations. The conference also includes a printmaking art exhibition with an opening reception Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The…