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  1. Photo of Jasmine Jishie and Jessica Coriz.

    Two Native American MBA Students Receive Scholarships

    December 4, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Two New Mexico Highlands University MBA students have received scholarships from REDW, LLC accounting through the American Indian Graduate Center. Jessica Coriz, of  San Ildefonso Pueblo and Jasmine Jishie, of the Navajo Nation each received $2,500 scholarships. Jessica Coriz, 32, earned her bachelor’s degree in business with…

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    Media Arts and Technology Fall Exhibit December 11

    December 4, 2018 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s annual fall exhibit December 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1183 San Francisco Ave. The exhibit is open to the public. “We welcome visitors to the…

  3. Photo of Theresa Law dressed as Hogwarts Professor Minerva McGonagall.

    Foundation’s Hogwarts Holiday Family Tea Party December 14

    December 2, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Highlands Foundation presents a Hogwarts Holiday Family Tea Party Dec. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the university’s Sala de Madrid building at 801 University Ave. “The popularity of the Harry Potter books transcends generation and age,” said Juli Salman, alumni affairs director….

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    Highlands Requests Public Input on Strategic Plan Goals

    November 26, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is asking for the public’s input on goals for its strategic plan update. The survey may be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JY7BFGC. “We are soliciting feedback and information from anyone with a stake in the future of Highlands as to what you think our strategic…

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    ‘A Christmas Carol’ Live at HU December 13

    November 25, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University presents a theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. PerSeverance Productions of New Hampshire is in its sixth national tour presenting “A Christmas Carol.” Scott Severance is the executive artistic…

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    NMHU Anthropology Partnership Produces First Drone Aerial Survey of Anasazi Pueblo

    November 22, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Drones recorded the first aerial imagery of a prehistoric Anasazi Pueblo on the Navajo Nation in Northwest New Mexico, thanks to a unique partnership the New Mexico Highlands University anthropology program developed. Highlands worked with the Navajo National Heritage and Historic Preservation Department on the project in October,…

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    Highlands Business Students Win Statewide Ethics Competition

    November 21, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University business students took first place in the Seventh New Mexico Business Ethics Case Competition Nov. 13–14 at the University of New Mexico. The five students from the Highlands main campus included Miguel García, Ali Shabaneh, Olivia Muñiz, Griffin Logan, and Warren Roybal, as well…

  8. Photo of Danielle Benally.

    Navajo Social Work Student to Integrate Native Ideology and Western Therapy  

    November 20, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Danielle Benally, a Navajo woman and Master of Social Work student at New Mexico Highlands, is determined to become a therapist who integrates Native American ideology with Western therapy methods. Benally drives one and a half hours each way in the evenings from her home in Aneth, Utah…

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    Original Music Concerts November 21, 22

    November 18, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University department of music presents two original music concerts Nov. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in Studio C (Room 10) of the university’s Champ Tyrone Music Building at 1052 11th St. The concerts feature original works written and produced by Highlands University music…

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    Ray Drew Gallery Shows Pueblo, Tribal Art

    November 15, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents an exhibition of Native American art in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. through Dec. 13, with an opening artist’s reception Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. “Native American artists from New Mexico, Arizona and Kentucky…

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    NMHU’s Anthropology Cultural Resource Management Program in Development

    November 14, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is developing New Mexico’s first anthropology master’s degree program in cultural resource management. It will be among a handful of such programs in the nation. The cultural resource management degree program will be delivered through distance learning. It will prepare students to develop, direct,…

  12. 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….

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    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…

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    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…

  15. 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…

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    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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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. 

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    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.  

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    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,”…