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  1. New Photo Stand Provides Professional Headshots to Highlands Community 

    The photo stand adds to a range of tools to help students with career readiness   August 7, 2023 The latest addition to the Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness is a photo stand that all students, faculty, and staff at NMHU can use, free of charge, to take professional headshots.   According to Reynaldo Maestas,…

  2. New Mexico Highlands University Names New Dean of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work

    Dr. César G Abarca has New Mexico roots, comes to NMHU from Cal Poly Humboldt June 8, 2023 New Mexico Highlands University has named César G Abarca PhD, MSW, its Dean of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. Dr. Abarca comes to New Mexico Highlands University from Cal Poly Humboldt where he served on…

  3. NMHU Social Work Professor Dr. Dolores Ortega Honored with Statewide Education Award 

    The award recognizes Ortega’s work in addressing food insecurity and preserving Northern New Mexican heritage May 31, 2023 Dr. Dolores Ortega, professor of Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University, was honored last month with an Excellence in Student Achievement Award by the New Mexico School Boards (NMSBA) Association. Ortega was recognized for her work…

  4. Highlands University to Host an Education/Reintegration Summit  

    The event focuses on re-entry through higher education and workforce development   April 19, 2023 The Facundo Valdez School of Social Work, in collaboration with the South-Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SSWATTC), will be hosting an Educational/Reintegration Summit on Sunday, April 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Monday, April 24, from 7:30 a.m. to…

  5. NMHU Kicks Off Geek Week on April 16 

    The annual event offers a broad range of activities and events open to the community  April 12, 2023 New Mexico Highlands University is celebrating Geek Week from Sunday, April 16 to Friday, April 21. The slate of events for Geek Week is sponsored by the NMHU English department.   All events are open to the…

  6. Diné Poet Dr. Luci Tapahonso to Give Reading at Highlands University 

    Tapahonso’s poems celebrate Diné culture and heritage  April 10, 2023 Dr. Luci Tapahonso, the former Diné Poet Laureate, will be giving a public reading at 12 p.m. on April 11, on the third floor of Donelly Library and on Zoom: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/98374003502.  “This is an exciting opportunity for our students and community to engage with an…

  7. Stephanie Gonzales Named New Mexico Highlands University’s Next Vice President for Finance and Administration

    Gonzales promoted from NMHU’s Finance and Budget/Comptroller Office April 5, 2023 Stephanie Gonzales, CPA, has agreed to accept the New Mexico Highlands University Vice President of Finance and Administration position effective July 1, 2023. Gonzales is succeeding Max Baca, who has served as NMHU’s Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Government Relations for NMHU since…

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    New Mexico Highlands University Awarded $2.9 Million in Federal Funding to Increase Access to Digital Technology and Education 

    The funding will increase access to digital technology and culturally responsive education in rural New Mexico  March 24, 2023 The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded $2.9 million in grant funding to NMHU as a part of its Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) pilot grant program.   NMHU is just one of…

  9. Teamwork and Business Human Resources - Group of business people working together as successful team building strength and unity for organization. Partnership, agreement and teamwork concept.

    NMHU to Host Second Annual Cowboy Up! Business Pitch Competition 

    The community event promotes entrepreneurship in New Mexico  March 23, 2023 The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Business Administration is hosting the second annual Cowboy Up! Pitch competition on April 20, 2023. The competition will feature the business ideas of the top ten finalists and will be judged by a panel of professors and…

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    New Mexico Highlands University Names New Co-Directors of Athletics

    Shanna Halalilo, Jim Deisler promoted to lead HU Athletics March 13, 2023 New Mexico Highlands University President Dr. Sam Minner has named Shanna Halalilo and Jim Deisler co-Directors of Athletics, effective Saturday, March 18. Halalilo and Deisler succeed Andrew Ehling, who concludes his tenure Friday, March 17. “The combined creativity, experience, and dedication of Jim…

  11. Teamwork and Business Human Resources - Group of business people working together as successful team building strength and unity for organization. Partnership, agreement and teamwork concept.

    NMHU and SFCC sign articulation agreement for SFCC Business and Accounting associate graduates to easily transfer into NMHU business bachelor’s degree programs

    March 8, 2023 New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) and Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) have signed an articulation agreement so SFCC students who complete either an Associate in Arts in Accounting or Business Administration can easily transfer to NMHU to pursue either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Sciences in General Business….

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    The Loyola Project to Screen at NMHU for Black History Month 

    The film documents civil rights protests to desegregate college basketball   March 1, 2023 The Loyola Project, a film about the 1963 desegregation efforts of the Loyola men’s college basketball team, the Loyola Ramblers, will screen on March 7 at 6 p.m. at the NMHU Ilfeld Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated…

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    Highlands University Brings Community Together with Love and Chocolate

    The annual Love & War chocolate dessert contest at NMHU supports student services on campus February 28, 2023 Earlier this month, chocolate dessert creators from around Las Vegas came together in the NMHU Student Center ballroom to battle it out for first place in the annual competition. This year, competitors included Charlie’s Café, Buffalo Hall,…

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    Iron Tribe Exhibition and Gathering Reconvenes at New Mexico Highlands University 

    Following a pandemic hiatus, in-person events will culminate in a public performance and iron pour  February 15, 2023 The biannual Iron Tribe Exhibition and Gathering kicked off on Monday, Feb. 6, with the opening of the art exhibition featuring a range of work by metal casting artists from across the United States. The exhibition can…

  15. Ehling to step down as Athletic Director in March

    February 9, 2023 Andrew Ehling will conclude his term as athletic director on March 17. He leaves Highlands University in order to attend to personal responsibilities closer to family. HU Athletics will be led by interim leadership until a new athletic director is named. Andrew said he is grateful for the opportunit​​y President Minner gave…

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    NMHU Professor Blanca Céspedes Advocates for More Women in Fire and Forest Management 

    Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires show need for more women in fields like firefighting  February 2, 2023 According to Dr. Blancas Céspedes, gender discrimination is a widespread problem in academia, and when it comes to fire and forest management, it can be a barrier for women entering those fields. Only four percent of firefighters…

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    NMHU Launches New Social Justice Concentration in Sociology and Anthropology

    The new focus will provide prepare students interested in pursuing jobs in justice and human rights January 12, 2023 New Mexico Highlands University launched a new social justice concentration in Sociology and Anthropology this fall. Students from any discipline interested in social justice can also choose to add it as a minor. The concentration in…

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    NMHU’s De’Scoville and Sloan Garner Awards at 2022 SAF Conference

    Stewardship, Education, and Reforestation Win the Day January 11, 2023 New Mexico Highlands University’s Peggy De’Scoville was named forestry student of the year and Professor Joshua Sloan won recognition as forest manager of the year at the Southwest Section of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) annual gathering on Friday, October 28, 2022. The Southwest…

  19. Lauren Fath's memoir My Hands Remembering

    NMHU English Professor Lauren Fath Publishes Memoir

    Fath’s second book investigates relationships and the things we do—and make—for love January 10, 2023 NMHU’s Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and Philosophy, Dr. Lauren Fath, has published a new book, My Hands, Remembering: A Memoir. The memoir, which consists of linked essays, was released on November 11, 2022….

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    NMHU Native American Social Work Studies Institute Partners with UNM School of Medicine 

    Highlands University social work students develop case review skills in intimate partner violence  January 9, 2023 The Native American Social Work Studies Institute (NASWSI) is working in partnership with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine to provide social work students with an opportunity to develop case review skills in addressing intimate partner violence…