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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  7. 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…

  12. 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….

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    San Miguel County Youth Substance Abuse Summit April 23

    April 13, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University and the San Miguel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition present a virtual Spring Community Summit: Exploring Youth Substance Abuse/Misuse in San Miguel County April 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Linda Palos, a graduating social work senior at Highlands, is organizing the summit. Another…

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    Craig Winston Accepted to DU Graduate School of Music

    April 12, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Department of music graduating senior Craig Winston received a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in classical guitar at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music. Winston, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native, completes his bachelor’s degree in music from Highlands in May 2021…

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    Computer Science COVID-19 Data Presented at Anthropology Conference

    April 9, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University faculty and students presented their findings on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to model the spread of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference in March. The ongoing research project was featured in the prestigious Anthony Paredes…

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    Highlands Sponsors Business “Pitch” Competition 

    April 8, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The School of Business, Media and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University is sponsoring the first COWBOY UP! business “pitch” competition, giving students and alumni the chance to present business plan ideas and be eligible for cash prizes. “COWBOY UP! is a ‘pitch’ competition that provides participants with…

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    Kayt Peck is the First Las Vegas Poet Laureate

    April 7, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Prolific novelist, playwright, screenwriter and poet Kayt Peck is the first poet laureate for the City of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Las Vegas Mayor Louie Trujillo was a driving force for establishing a poet laureate in Las Vegas with Highlands University President Sam Minner joining him in supporting…

  19. Isaac Lord Yamoah Accepted into Top Ph.D. Accounting Program 

    April 5, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University business graduate Isaac Yamoah is headed to the accountancy Ph.D. program in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, one of the top accounting doctoral programs in the country. “My ultimate goal is to become an academic scholar…

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    Activist Loretta J. Ross Virtual Talk April 5 at HU  

    April 1, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a virtual conversation with noted scholar and activist Loretta J. Ross April 5 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. on the topic of “Calling in the Calling Out Culture.” Ross is a longtime activist for women of color, social justice and reproductive rights. She…