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  1. photo of Katie Christianson

    Katie Christianson Organizes January 23 Santa Fe Virtual Women’s March

    January 22, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University graduate student Katie Christianson organized the Santa Fe Virtual Women’s March set for Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. Deb Haaland, U.S. Rep. New Mexico and nominee for the Secretary of the Interior, will introduce the online march. The theme for the march this year…

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    Attorney General Hector Balderas and Denise Balderas Give Back to Highlands

    January 21, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Hector Balderas, the New Mexico Attorney General, is giving back to his alma mater through working with students in the university’s Legislative Fellowship Program. Denise Balderas, the attorney general’s wife, is also a Highlands alumna. She is working with the university’s Facundo Valdez…

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    Highlands Loves Virtual Gala February 10

    January 20, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – This year the Highlands Loves Virtual Gala will be Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., featuring chocolate from Señor Murphy’s candy maker and New Mexico wines from the Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas. “The community knows this event for the amazing chocolate desserts, delicious wine, and lively auctions to…

  4. photo of Norma A. Valenzuela

    Spanish Professor Publishes About Three Chicana and Mexicana Playwrights

    January 19, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor Norma A. Valenzuela published an essay that explores how three influential Chicana and Mexicana playwrights of the late 20th century built their work on earlier women’s work with a focus on societal and cultural change. Valenzuela’s essay is published in Teaching Late-Twentieth…

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    Sebastian Medina Publishes on Environmental Metals and Blood Disorders

    January 14, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Sebastian Medina published research that sheds new light on how environmental metals like arsenic contribute to blood disorders such as anemia. Medina is the lead author of several studies on this subject published from 2016 to 2020 in journals like Scientific Reports…

  6. photo of Shantini Ramakrishnan 

    Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation Awards Grant to Highlands

    January 12, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Middle and high school students in New Mexico will learn about successful scientists and science careers in the state through a video, thanks to a grant from the Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation. The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation received the $1,000 grant, which will be used…

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    Linda Alaniz Virtual Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    January 11, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the New Mexico Churches and Traditions virtual art exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery. The virtual exhibition started January 11 and features the artwork of Linda Alaniz, a Highlands University fine arts alumna. The five-minute video of the art exhibition can be…

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    Two Social Work Students Receive AAUW Scholarships

    January 8, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two social work students from New Mexico Highlands University received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Michelle Maestas and Elsa Aguirre both received $1,000 scholarships. “The scholarship committee was very impressed with how these young women have achieved so much…

  9. image of “Santuario” Woodblock print by Willard Clark

    Foundation Announces new Friends of Art at Highlands University

    January 5, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation announced a new opportunity for art lovers to contribute to the university’s unique fine art print collection. The new Friends of Art at Highlands University entity will focus upon prints by Willard Clark, a Santa Fe, New Mexico, printmaker known for his…

  10. Partnership Provides Bus Service Between Mora and Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A ten-month pilot project for a bus route between Holman, New Mexico and Las Vegas will begin Dec. 17 thanks to a partnership between Highlands University, the city of Las Vegas, Mora County and Luna Community College. The North Central Regional Transit District’s Blue Bus will service 11 stops along the…

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    Student Teachers Overcome Pandemic to Succeed in Virtual Education

    December 14, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – Student teachers from New Mexico Highlands University didn’t let the pandemic and the need for virtual education stop them during the fall semester, 2020, completing their training with excellence as demonstrated by improved K-12 student test scores and receiving teaching job offers. “Our student teachers stepped up and…

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    Ali Arshad Publishes on New Mexico Economy and COVID-19

    December 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The 2020 pandemic poses a grave danger to the New Mexico economy and increases the potential unemployment rate throughout the state, according to a New Mexico Highlands University business professor’s study. Economic professor Ali Arshad’s research will be published in the International Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives later this…

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    Music Students Earn Recording Industry Certification 

    December 9, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music is celebrating the accomplishments of students who earned Avid Pro Tools certification. Pro Tools is the industry standard software used in professional recording studios. Avid Pro Tools certification serves as a validation of a person’s expertise and is recognized by top music,…

  14. Lydia Gonzales, 3D Art Project, Salvador Dalí

    Virtual Fall Exhibit December 10 for Media Arts and Technology

    December 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s annual fall exhibit, which will be virtual this year. This year’s web-based virtual exhibition in the McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building is using the platform Gather.Town and will be available online beginning Dec….

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    Julie Tsatsaros Publishes on Improving Water Quality Near Great Barrier Reef

    December 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros published research that highlights water quality improvement for the Wet Tropics in Australia adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, with an Aboriginal organization playing a key role. Tsatsaros is the lead author on the paper in the scholarly journal, Water,…

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    Kimberly Blea to Speak on National Higher Education Panel

    November 30, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Dean of Students Kimberly Blea is part of a national virtual panel Dec. 9 that will discuss supporting campus communities in a polarized environment following the 2020 election. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) is presenting the panel for the higher education community….

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    Native American Virtual Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    November 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the Native American Heritage virtual art exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery. The seven-minute video of the art exhibition can be viewed online at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/ It features four Native American artists from New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Canada. “There are four artists exhibiting…

  18. Lewis Borck Has Special Issue Devoted to His Archaeology Research

    November 23, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University anthropology professor Lewis Borck had a special issue of Critical Archaeology Forum in 2020 devoted to his archaeology research that explores how Indigenous history is often erased when creating world heritage sites. The Critical Archaeology Forum special issue is a response to Borck’s Journal…

  19. photo of Reynaldo Maestas

    Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness Expands Services

    November 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness at Highlands is expanding its services to students and alumni of the university to better prepare them to succeed in the job market. “We are expanding our services to instill more comprehensive skills for students to be successful on many…

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    Social Work Programs Reaccredited for Eight Years

    November 17, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Council on Social Work Education reaccredited the New Mexico Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of Social work for eight years through 2028. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits social work programs nationally. According to the CSWE, this reaccreditation signifies that Highlands University’s social work programs…