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  1. photo of Isaac Roybal

    Alumnus Isaac Roybal Creates Mobile App for Higher Education

    August 28, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University business alumnus Isaac Roybal launched a new mobile app for higher education that connects students with their professors via short video exchanges, expanding face-to-face interaction during the coronavirus pandemic when many courses are delivered online. Some universities piloting Roybal’s new smart phone technology tool,…

  2. “Homage” oil painting by Lee MacLeod

    Seventh New Mexico Painters Exhibition Will Be Virtual

    August 26, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – This year marks the seventh New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands University, which will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual exhibition will be launched online Oct. 18 at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/currently-at-the-kennedy-gallery/ “The most important thing about the virtual exhibition is that in this difficult time, we’re still…

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    Political Science Professor Elaine Rodriquez Appointed to Las Vegas City Council

    August 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University political science professor Elaine Rodriquez was appointed to the Las Vegas City Council for Ward 3 at a public hearing Aug. 19. After a unanimous vote by the city council, Rodriquez was sworn into the position, which she begins officially in September. Las Vegas…

  4. Free Online Fall Classes at Highlands for Community

    August 18, 2020 Las Vegas, NM – Community members who are not currently enrolled at Highlands University can take one free online course for the fall semester. The free course may be chosen as one of four undergraduate offerings: Indigenous People of North America, Art of the Americas, Aerobic Dance, or Introduction to Native American/Hispano…

  5. photo of Rodgers Hall

    Rodgers Hall Renovation Receives Architectural Award

    August 17, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – The historic Rodgers Hall renovation at New Mexico Highlands University received a top architectural award. The project architects, Baker Architecture + Design, won a Distinguished Architecture Merit Award from the American Association of Architects of New Mexico in August 2020. The firm is based in Albuquerque. The…

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    Science Equipment Grant Give Students More Hands-On Learning

    August 13, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Science students at New Mexico Highlands University will increase hands-on learning with new state-of-the art science instrumentation and technology tools, thanks to a grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation. The three-year grant totals $272,945 and began in July 2020. It was awarded to the Highlands University Foundation….

  7. photo of Norma A. Valenzuela

    Spanish Professor Publishes in Anthology on the New Mexico Homeland

    August 11, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor Norma A. Valenzuela published a chapter in an anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland. The University of New Mexico Press published the book in May 2020. “The Querencia anthology represents the diverse issues Hispano and Indigenous communities within the state…

  8. “Homage” oil painting by Lee MacLeod

    New Mexico Painters Exhibition Will Be Virtual

    August 6, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M – This year marks the seventh New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands University, which will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Planning is well underway to launch the virtual exhibition Oct. 18. The website link for the exhibition will be announced closer to the launch. “The most important…

  9. photo of Ben Bencomo

    HU Social Work Professor to Serve on Governor’s Racial Justice Council

    August 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Highlands University social work professor Ben Bencomo to serve on her new Racial Justice Council. In a July 31 statement, Lujan Grisham said the advisory group is tasked with counseling the administration and monitoring state institutions, holding them accountable for taking…

  10. HU Receives Grant Aimed at Preparing Students for Water Resources Careers

    August 4, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University received a $275,000 grant aimed at preparing underrepresented minority students for water resources science and management careers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Highlands the four-year grant with an Aug. 1 start date. “This grant is exciting because it will allow us to…

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    Strategic Enrollment Management to Launch Recruit 1 Initiative to Help Enrollment Grow

    July 29, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is launching the Recruit 1 Initiative, a staff-led effort to recruit new students to the university to help its enrollment grow. The Office of Strategic Enrollment Management at Highlands will start the recruitment campaign Sept. 1. All staff and faculty at Highlands are…

  12. Courtesy Photo: Jennifer Lindline/Highlands University Highlands geology students Megan Begay, left, and Letisha Mailboy conduct water quality field research at the Upper Pecos River.

    Geology Students Win Grants for Pecos River Water Quality Research

    July 22, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University geology students will work as a team to study water quality in the Upper Pecos River with the goal of protecting the watershed, thanks to grants from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Letisha Mailboy and Megan Begay, both geology seniors, each…

  13. This archival Jemez Pueblo photograph is part of a video Highlands University media arts students created for the Jemez Historic Site.  

    Jemez Historic Site Student Video Accepted to New Mexico Film Festival

    July 21, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students created an oral history documentary video about the Jemez Pueblo people that was accepted to a New Mexico film festival on Sept. 12, 2020. The Madrid Film Festival in Madrid, New Mexico, has a mission to encourage local filmmaking…

  14. Image of bee from video

    Highlands Students Complete Emergency Cultural Projects for New Mexico Museums

    July 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Children who visit the Santa Fe Children’s Museum website during the COVID 19 pandemic can learn how to make a stop motion animated video about bees, thanks to Natasha Vasquez, a New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology graduate. Vasquez’ “We Bee Buzzin’” video project is among…

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    HU Receives Grant to Increase Financial Aid Application Completion

    July 14, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will help more people in the state complete FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. The NMHED FAFSA initiative grant award to Highlands totals $45,750. It began July 1 and continues through…

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    Highlands Foundation Establishes George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

    July 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in June to benefit African American students, thanks to a generous donor. “This new scholarship will benefit African American Highlands University students who are leaders on campus or in their communities, or who are working on…

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    Highlands Summer Enrollment Increases

    July 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Summer enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University increased 3% despite the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to teamwork and maximizing the use of technology. “First and foremost, the reason we were able to increase enrollment is that we had a collaborative and targeted effort between Strategic Enrollment Management, the Registrar’s…

  18. Waitin’ charcoal drawing by Jared Buhrmester

    Virtual Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    July 1, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a virtual National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery. The 15-minute video of the art exhibition can be viewed online at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/ It features 14 cowboy artists from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona. “The art displayed consists of…

  19. photo of Shanea Strachan

    HU Alumna Shanea Strachan Receives UK Scholarship for Film Study

    June 30, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Shanea Strachan, a New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumna, received a United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship to enroll at Bournemouth University in Dorset, England to pursue a master’s degree in producing film and television. The British High Commission Nassau awarded Strachan, a Freeport, Grand Bahama native,…

  20. photo of Miriam Langer

    NMHU Gets CARES Act Grant for Cultural Preservation

    June 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology faculty and graduates will help preserve Indigenous and Hispanic cultural memories in Northern New Mexico, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant from the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Miriam Langer, chair of the…