NMHU Campus News

  1. Sixth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 8

    Las Vegas, N.M. – This year marks the sixth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition at Highlands University in Las Vegas beginning with an opening reception Sept. 8 from 4–7 p.m. “For the past five years, Highlands has hosted this one-of-a-kind juried exhibition as an invitational survey of contemporary Northern New Mexico painting that Dr. Robert…

  2. President Minner Urges Highlands Colleagues to Make the World a Better Place

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Transeamus ad mundum meliorem. Let us move forward to make the world a better place. With those words, New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner launched the fall 2019 semester. Minner delivered his state of the university address at the annual faculty and staff welcome back breakfast Aug. 15. “Highlands University…

  3. Image of Leon Bustos and kids at film camp.

    Local Youth to Screen Their Films August 25 at Highlands

    August 14, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – On Aug. 25 Las Vegas-area youth will showcase smartphone films they created at a free summer film camp, thanks to a partnership between New Mexico Highlands University and the Las Vegas Arts Council. The student films will be shown at 2 p.m. in Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium…

  4. Image of Mike Patronis using drill to collect samples

    Highlands Paleomagnetic Lab Expands, Only One in the Region

    August 13, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University has a teaching and research facility unmatched in New Mexico and surrounding states, thanks to more than $1.1 million in instrument grants since 2008 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The latest $153,915 NSF grant adds a vibrating sample magnetometer to Highlands University’s…

  5. Marrujo Receives Doctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Santiana Marrujo, a New Mexico Highlands University chemistry graduate, chose Notre Dame for her doctoral studies and received the prestigious Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow in Science and Engineering from the university. Marrujo, a 23-year-old from Mora, New Mexico, graduated from Highlands magna cum laude in May 2018 with a bachelor’s…

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    NMHU Community Liaisons Connect With Las Vegas

    August 5, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is strengthening ties and creating relationships with Las Vegas businesses, organizations and individuals through a new community liaison position. Juli Salman, alumni affairs director at Highlands, and Linda Anderle, administrative assistant in the University Relations Office, are sharing the part-time position. Both will also…

  7. Photo of Kelly Trujillo, new director of ARMAS at Highlands

    Kelly Trujillo Named New ARMAS Director

    August 7, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Kelly Trujillo is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center (ARMAS) at New Mexico Highlands University. The nationally acclaimed ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students. “My whole career has been about mentoring, whether it’s in…

  8. Quadri Kelani

    Quadri Kelani to Help Manage Family’s School in Nigeria

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Quadri Kelani, a New Mexico Highlands educational leadership graduate student, aims to use his new knowledge to help manage his family’s school in his native Lagos, Nigeria. Kelani’s family owns Vintage Plus, a kindergarten through sixth grade Montessori school that also cares for babies in a nursery. One of his older…

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    Highlands Golf Pro to Play in 2019 Challenge Cup

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Justin Aragón, head golf professional at the New Mexico Highlands Gene Torres Golf Course, will play in the 2019 Challenge Cup Aug. 4. Billed as Sun Country Golf House’s version of the Ryder Cup, the 2019 Challenge Cup will take place at the Paradise Hills Golf Club in Albuquerque. Aragón will…

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    Monte Roybal Lands Computer Science Position at LANL

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Monte Roybal, a New Mexico Highlands computer science graduate student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has landed a coveted permanent software developer position at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), calling it a dream come true. Roybal is among six Highlands University graduates with a Master of Science in computer science whom…

  11. Photo of Ann Gibson placing her late husband Don's ashes.

    Coach Gibson’s Ashes Spread in Quiet Ceremony at Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium

    Las Vegas, NM — Don Gibson, physical education teacher, athletic director and legendary Highlands University football and basketball coach from 1953 to 1964, passed away in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, on Jan. 20, 2019, at the age of 94. His ashes were placed at the Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium at New Mexico Highlands University….

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    Graduate Student Gets Scholarship for Drone Wetlands Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University environmental science management graduate student Katherine Ottmers will be using drones to conduct innovative New Mexico wetlands research, thanks to a scholarship from the New Mexico Geographic Information Council. This is the first known time that drones, unmanned aerial systems, will be used to monitor wetlands in…

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    Jane Clark Wins National Recognition at Conference

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands campus visit specialist Jane Clark won national recognition at the 26th Annual National Collegiate Information and Visitors Services Association conference June 4 – 9 in Portland, Oregon. Clark received a Conference Footprint Award for leaving a lasting impact on the professional organization and for being an outstanding participant…

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    Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery Through August 30

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition at the university’s Ray Drew Gallery in the Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., through August 30. The artists’ reception is July 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have…

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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Top Priorities for NMHU

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is strengthening its diversity, equity and inclusion practices to increase student success, thanks to participation in the 2019 Unidos Equity Leadership Institute July 8 – 13 in Alamosa, Colorado. A partnership among Highlands, the University of New Mexico – Taos, and Adams State University, Unidos is a…

  16. Renee Buchanan works with young students in the Foundation drawing class.

    Free Youth Drawing Art Camp at Highlands July 22–25

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Middle and high school students will be taking drawing classes and learning about artistic masters during a free summer art camp at Highlands University, thanks to Willie Ann Lansing, a generous Las Vegas donor. “We are very grateful to Willie Anne Lansing for the donation that is making this local art…

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    Three Generations of Trudells, All NMHU Alumni, Open onesixsix Art Space

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Wovoka Trudell’s art exhibition, “I Am the Lost Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” is featured at the new onesixsix art space at 166 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, New Mexico July 17 – 27. The artist’s reception for the exhibition is July 20 from 5…

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    Highlands to Help Develop Statewide Early Childhood Learning Needs Assessment

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University will play a lead role in developing a statewide early childhood learning needs assessment. The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership contracted with CESDP to help develop the State of New Mexico’s Early Learning Needs Assessment…

  19. Diana Venegas Solidifies Career Path to Social Work Policy

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Diana Venegas, the new student body president at New Mexico Highlands University, solidified her career path to develop social work policy during a new Legislative Fellowship program the university sponsored. “My professional goal is to attend law school and then work as an attorney on children and family policy issues,” Venegas…

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    Tyler Mills Receives Tupelo Press 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor Tyler Mills’ latest poetry book has received the Tupelo Press 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award. Tupelo Press will publish Mills’ 2018 poetry book, “The City Scattered.” Mills is also the author of two other books of poems, “Hawk Parable,” winner of the prestigious 2017…