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  1. HU Madrigal Choir Performs With Taos Community Chorus November 17, 23, 24

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Taos Community Chorus and the Highlands University Madrigal Choir present a concert series titled “Love” beginning Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The cost for the concert is $5. It will also be performed Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and Nov….

  2. Portrait photo

    Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

    Las Vegas, N.M. –Social work students and student government leaders at New Mexico Highlands have joined forces for a Thanksgiving canned food drive. Each year, the Undergraduate Social Work Association at Highlands organizes a Thanksgiving Meal Basket Drive for Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Fe. This year, the Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University…

  3. U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee

    U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee delivers the keynote address

      U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee delivers the keynote address at a Veterans Day Yellow Ribbon event Nov. 11 at Highlands. The Student Veterans of America chapter at Highlands hosted the event to honor veterans. It also included an HU-CARES and Student Veterans of America information session. The Las Vegas, New Mexico chapter of the…

  4. Talk to Explore Brony Culture

    LAS VEGAS, NM – A New Mexico Highlands professor will give a talk Nov. 14 on his research and book surrounding the Brony community. Bronies are a mostly online community, mostly about 75 to 80 percent male, who have a passion for the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Many of them attend…

  5. View of Highlands Campus from National Ave.

    National Hispanic Cultural Center Curator to Speak at HU

    LAS VEGAS, NM – The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s art museum curator will present a lecture at Highlands University discussing two of the center’s recent exhibitions that focused on racial, cultural and gender identity. Jadira Gurulé curated the exhibitions “Qué Chola,” which was on display last spring and summer at the NHCC, and the 2018…

  6. ITS Director: New Mexico Community Helped Mitigate Cyberattack

    LAS VEGAS, NM – New Mexico Highlands’ work to recover from its recent cyberattack was made easier thanks to support from the Las Vegas community and throughout New Mexico, according to the university’s director of information technology. IT Director Joe Gieri said experts from the United World College, West Las Vegas Schools, the City of…

  7. Poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo performs in SUB

    Poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo, winner of the Individual World Poetry Slam and the World Cup of Poetry Slam, performed at the Highlands University SUB theater November 5. The event was sponsored by the NMHU English Department. 

  8. Photo of Mari-Luci Jaramillo.

    Former U.S. Ambassador Mari-Luci Jaramillo Speaks at HU

    October 31, 2019 Photo Margaret McKinney/University Relations Mari-Luci Jaramillo, former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, HU alumna, educator and former HU regent, addresses a large audience at Highlands during the Oct. 30 book signing for her latest book, “Sacred Seeds.” Jaramillo co-wrote “Sacred Seeds” with Cecilia Navarrete.  

  9. Photo of choir singers

    HU Concert Choir Performs ‘Christmas is Coming’ Concert November 10

    October 31, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir presents a free “Christmas is Coming” concert Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include songs such as “Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,”…

  10. Photo of Jazz Ensemble singer Oksana Herrera

    Jazz Ensemble Concert November 8

    October 29, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University department of music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the concert co-director and…

  11. Photo of student at table carving a pumpkin.

    Halloween Pumpkin Carving in Student Center October 29, 2019

    October 29, 2019 Photo Margaret McKinney/University Relations  

  12. Career Fair Nov. 7 for NMHU Students and Alumni

    October 29, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – More than 40 employment recruiters will be at New Mexico Highlands University Nov. 7 looking to hire the university’s students and alumni. The free career fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. “The purpose of the career fair…

  13. Photo of resin floor and multimedia display at Jemez Historic Site visitors center.

    Students Present Jemez Historic Site Project at International Museum Conference

    October 28, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Students at New Mexico Highlands University will present their state-of-the-art multimedia work for the Jemez Historic Site at the Museum Computer Network (MCN) international conference in San Diego, Nov. 5-8. The students redesigned the site’s visitor center to help people experience the site in new ways. Being selected…

  14. photo of worker at recycling center loading cardboard.

    HU Recycling Center No Longer Accepting Plastic

    October 24, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is no longer accepting plastic for recycling at its university and public Recycling Center at 9th and Raynolds in Las Vegas. “Due to a downshift in the price of plastic, the vendor who was previously accepting plastics from our Recycling Center will no longer…

  15. Photo of two students working together in chemistry lab.

    Robertson High School Students Experience HU Chemistry Labs

    October 23, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Chemistry students at Robertson High School in Las Vegas, New Mexico are getting a taste of completing their laboratory assignments in a college setting at New Mexico Highlands University, thanks to a collaboration between the two schools. The chemistry students receive dual high school and college credit in…

  16. Photo of Leon Bustos.

    Highlands Presents Free Hospitality Industry Seminars

    October 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a series of free seminars to prepare individuals for work in the growing Northern New Mexico hospitality industry, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation. Leon Bustos, the interim director of the Highlands Undergraduate Enrichment (HUE) program, is organizing the…

  17. Photo of three scholarship winners.

    Three Students Receive MANA del Norte Scholarships

    October 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. –  Three New Mexico Highlands University students each received $1,ooo scholarships, thanks to a MANA del Norte program. The del Norte chapter of MANA, a nonprofit organization formerly known as the Mexican American Women’s National Association, provides scholarships that help Latinas from Northern New Mexico complete postsecondary education. Jessica…

  18. Image of black and white drawing.

    Art Exhibition of Aztec Deities in Burris Hall

    Oct. 21, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit “Ye Gods! Icons of Aztec Deities” in the Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave., through Nov. 1, with a closing reception that day from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception features live music from the Northern New Mexico acoustic ensemble…

  19. Photo of two counselors chatting.

    Counselors Workshop at Highlands October 18

    October 18, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico high school counselors, community college advisers, and tribal education leaders learned more about what New Mexico Highlands University has to offer at a free workshop Oct. 18. “Our intent is for these professionals to gain first-hand experience into the support services and academic opportunities at Highlands…

  20. Photo of Mari-Luci Jaramillo

    Former U.S. Ambassador, Alumna Mari-Luci Jaramillo Gives Book Talk Oct. 30

    October 17, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mari-Luci Jaramillo, the first U.S. Latina ambassador and a New Mexico Highlands University alumna and former regent, will talk about her new book Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Jaramillo will also sign copies of her 2019 Barranca Press…