Virtual Homecoming October 19-24 2020

Virtual Homecoming October 19-24 2020

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  1. photo of Jesus Rivas

    Jesús Rivas Publishes Book on Giant Anaconda Snakes

    May 5, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Jesús Rivas’ book is the first to help nonscience readers explore the life of giant green anaconda snakes in the wild. In June 2020, Oxford University Press will publish Rivas’ book, Anaconda – The Secret Life of the World’s Largest Snake. His…

  2. Virtual Lecture Series Inspires Media Arts and Technology Students

    May 1, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Media arts and technology students at New Mexico Highlands University received inspiration from top media artists during the COVID-19 pandemic through a virtual lecture series. The students had the opportunity to learn from prominent design educators such as Ellen Lupton and Clio advertising award winning digital art director…

  3. photo of Sarah Corey-Rivas

    HU Receives NSF Grant Aimed at Retaining and Graduating STEM Students

    May 1, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Life sciences students at New Mexico Highlands University will receive new services early in their education, like culturally relevant teaching and more research opportunities, aimed at helping them persist and graduate thanks to a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant. The five-year NSF grant begins August 2020…

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    Jenna Bustos Has Pick of Seven Chemistry Doctoral Programs

    April 29, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Jenna Bustos, a chemistry and biology senior at New Mexico Highlands University, has her pick of seven top doctoral chemistry programs across the country. In January, Bustos’ letters of acceptance started rolling in from Ph.D. programs at Purdue University, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Georgia Institute of…

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    Henrietta Romero New Registrar at Highlands

    April 27, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Henrietta Romero is the new registrar at New Mexico Highlands University, bringing more than 16 years of higher education work experience to her new position. Most recently, Romero was the registrar at Luna Community College from 2016 to 2020. Previously, she worked at Highlands University in a number of…

  6. Highlands Alumna’s Art Receives Acclaim in Publications

    April 24, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Artist Dawnique Savala, an alumna of New Mexico Highlands University, has received international recognition for her work. Savala, who suffers chronic pain due to several rare illnesses, has had her artwork featured in publications such as Pain-Free Living in January 2019 and Art Quench Magazine’s Best International Creatives…

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    Highlands Presents Facebook Live SPiVEY Music Concert April 30

    April 21, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University presents a Facebook Live concert of the electronic folk artist SPiVEY April 30 at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The link for the concert is https://www.facebook.com/HighlandsUniversity/ Watch for the live feed for the concert that begins at 7 p.m. “We decided to have this…

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    Highlands Chemistry Students Make Hand Sanitizer for COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 20, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Students in the Chemistry Department at New Mexico Highlands University used an FDA-approved formula to produce hand sanitizer for the COVID-19 pandemic. The students’ first batch of hand sanitizer went to the Highlands University Police Department April 16 and then the local jail. “The San Miguel County Detention…

  9. photo of Mary Basler sewing

    Mary Basler Sews Up a Storm Making Cloth Face Masks

    April 16, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mary Basler of New Mexico Highlands University is sewing up a storm making cotton face masks for the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ll keep making the masks as long as they’re needed,” said Basler, who is the administrator for the Media Arts and Technology Department at Highlands. “I’m thankful for…

  10. photo of Tanya Tohstoni

    Navajo RN-BSN Student Works on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Tanya Tohtsoni, a Navajo woman and RN-BSN student at New Mexico Highlands University, is on the front lines as a nurse serving the hard-hit Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tohtsoni also won a $1,000 Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship in April 2020, the second year in a row…

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    Highlands Employee Uses 3-D Printer to Make Protective Face Masks 

    April 14, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Mariano Ulibarri of New Mexico Highlands University is producing reusable plastic protective face masks on a 3-D printer for the campus and broader community to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ulibarri is making the masks at home on his kitchen counter using the 3-D printer he uses for…

  12. Quilters Make Cloth Face Masks for HU Police Department

    April 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – A group of quilters in Las Vegas joined forces to make face masks for the New Mexico Highlands University Police Department and others in the community. The Tea Time Quilters group made and donated the colorful cotton protective masks that Highlands police and security officers are wearing on…

  13. Emergency Funds Available for HU Students

    April 9, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Student relief funds for emergencies in place at New Mexico Highlands University are taking on new importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Campus Life offers a student extreme hardship fund and the Foundation Office offers the Ray Farmer Fund. Eligible students do not need to repay…

  14. photo of Brandon Kempner

    Brandon Kempner Named Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

    April 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University named Brandon Kempner the new dean of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences April 6. Kempner was chosen after a national search. He served as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since July 2019 and is also a longtime…

  15. Highlands to Hold Virtual QuaranTEAM Parade April 10

    April 6, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University will hold a virtual parade on Facebook April 10 at 4 p.m. The idea is to help lighten the mood during the COVID-19 pandemic by posting a parade “float” entry that showcases remote fun during these difficult times. The virtual event has been dubbed…

  16. Photo of media arts students at work on Jemez Historic Site exhibit

    Highlands Students Create More Online Content for Museums in New Mexico

    April 6, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Online visitors to New Mexico museums will have access later this spring to more exhibits and other content during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to students from New Mexico Highlands University and the state’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Students in the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department are offering…

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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…

  18. photo of Michael Petronis

    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…

  19. photo of Christopher Ulibarri

    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….

  20. Photo Lauren Fath

    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…