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    Prescription Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day October 26  

    Oct. 9, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University and the San Miguel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are sponsoring a day for the community to come together Oct. 26 to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The sixth Drug Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at…

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    HU Alumna Discusses Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Dorian

    October 8, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Shanea Strachan, a New Mexico Highlands 2014 media arts alumna and Bahamas native, will be at Highlands Oct. 9 to give a talk titled “Hurricane Dorian: The Road to Recovery.” The free talk and screening of Strachan’s short documentary film and other visuals about Hurricane Dorian will be…

  3. Photo of Adrian Lopez, Desiree Martínez, and Kayla DeVries.

    HU Hosts Six-County Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Summit October 24

    October 7, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – There will be a six-county Youth Summit focused on substance abuse prevention at New Mexico Highlands University Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the university’s John Wilson Complex at 1241 9th St. “Together We Are Stronger” is the theme for the Youth Summit, which will…

  4. View of Highlands Campus from National Ave.

    HU Marks National Customer Service Week With Activities

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands is marking National Customer Service Week beginning Oct. 7 with a slate of activities aimed at enhancing the vibrancy of the campus community. The Power of Service Stars developed the week of activities and issued a challenge to Highlands University staff to participate. Highlands kicked off its third…

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    Geology Makes Strong Showing at International Geoscience Conference

    October 3, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Environmental Geology Program students and faculty made a strong showing at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona Sept. 22 – 25. Sindy Lauricella, a geology graduate student, presented her research on the long-dormant Krasny Vrch volcano in the Czech…

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    ‘The Vampire Circus’ at Highlands October 25

    October 2, 2019  Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University presents a live performance of “The Vampire Circus” Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. According to “The Vampire Circus,” the production is a spirited journey through an abandoned cemetery where an extraordinary circus comes back to…

  7. Image of Maria Moreno speaking with a couple.

    Maria Moreno Documentary at HU October 9

    October 2, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University’s Donnelly Library and New Mexico PBS present a free documentary screening of the film “Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The screening takes place in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1120 San Francisco Ave….

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    College and Career Night 2019 October 16 at HU

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College and Career Night 2019 on Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 21st Annual College and Career Night. It will…

  9. Image of Highlands University students participating in a production for the 2019 Power of Service kickoff in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    HU Kicks Off Third Year of Power of Service Program

    September 26, 2017  Las Vegas, New Mexico – On Sept. 26, New Mexico Highlands University kicked off its third year of Power of Service, a program that works to provide exceptional customer service to students. “Service leadership puts customer service representatives as the top priority,” said Highlands University President Sam Minner. “How we treat each…

  10. Photo of Nikita Tenorio, a New Mexico Highlands University conservation management senior from Anton Chico, New Mexico using a multiparameter water quality instrument at Storrie Lake..

    State Donates Water Quality Instruments to Highlands

    September 25, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University students are conducting more water quality research, thanks to a donation of scientific instruments from the State of New Mexico Department of Energy Oversight Bureau. “This equipment is instrumental for our students and faculty to be able to do surface and groundwater sampling in…

  11. Pakistani Exchange Student Appreciates Kindness of Americans

    September 25, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – When Mariam Naseer, a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan, returns home she will tell people about the kindness of Americans. “I’m in awe of the generosity and kindness American people show,” Naseer said. “I wear hijab, a traditional scarf Muslim women wear, and was concerned I’d…

  12. Photo of student painting the Homecoming Horse

    Sodexo Organizes Homecoming Horse Painting

    September 20, 2019 Audree Urioste, a Highlands history freshman, helps paint the homecoming horse, which will lead the Homecoming 2019 parade Sept. 21. Denise Davenport, operations manager for both Sodexo, the university’s food service, and the campus bookstore, took the lead in organizing the painting of the horse. Davenport praised the campus-wide effort from students…

  13. View of Highlands Campus from National Ave.

    HU Sponsors Hurricane Relief Drive For the Bahamas

    September 19, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is sponsoring a hurricane relief drive for the people of the Bahamas who survived Hurricane Dorian. Erika Derkas, Highlands sociology professor, and Ruthy Watson, HU-CARES director, are leading the relief effort. “We are doing this because the Bahamian community is struggling after the…

  14. Photo of actors Audrey Young and Jake Nichols

    Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival Performs ‘Winter’s Tale’ September 27, 28

    September 18, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival performance of Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale” Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. The plays are free to the public. Both performances are in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. “We’re very excited…

  15. Photo of Kendell Jordan helping to decorate the Student Success Center

    Homecoming Underway at Highlands With Parade, Game Sept. 21

    September 18, 2019 New Mexico Highlands student Kendell Jordan helps decorate the Student Success Center windows for homecoming. Jordan is a psychology/sociology senior. All the Highlands Homecoming 2019 festivities, including the Sept. 21 parade at 10 a.m. and football game at 1 p.m., are listed online at www.nmhu.edu/homecoming. Photo Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

  16. Photo of “Tall Dancer” clay sculpture by Olivia Lovato

    Olivia Lovato Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery Through October 18

      Sept. 17, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents Las Vegas artist Olivia Lovato’s exhibition, “It’s a Fandango,” through Oct. 18 in the Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave. The opening reception is Sept. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. “Nature is a strong theme in my art…

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    HU Implements New Success Coaching Model For Students

    September 16, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M.– New Mexico Highlands University is implementing a new student success coaching model aimed at empowering students in reaching their educational goals in a positive and supportive environment. As part of the change, the Office of Academic Support is changing its name to the Student Success Center. “Success coaches identify…

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    Homecoming at Sashing

    Homecoming Royalty Candidates (left to right, Joseph Estrada, Rejoice Uzo-Hez, Leah Osborn, Maryssa Loera Madrid and Brianna Stewart) held court at today’s Sashing Barbecue. Photo by Rick Loffredo / University Relations

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    Homecoming 2019 Distinguished Honorees

    September 13, 2019  Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is recognizing four outstanding individuals for Homecoming 2019. Hector Hernández, Distinguished Alumnus Hector Hernández’ distinguished career with the United States Secret Service has spanned 28 years, including protecting three U.S. presidents and serving now as the special agent in charge of the protective detail for…

  20. Photo of Norma Valenzuela

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad 2020 Planning Underway

    September 13, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Organizers for the 25th New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad on March 8, 2020 are asking the community to begin thinking about musicians, dancers, and other entertainers who want to participate. Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium and is…