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    Highlands University Hosts Annual STEM Showdown for Northern New Mexico Youth 

    September 29, 2021 Students from middle schools and high schools across Northern New Mexico are participating in the annual STEM Showdown, hosted by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at Highlands University.   The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM, Showdown is run by Shantini Ramakrishnan, conservation and restoration education program manager at the Conservation Science Center @HU. The…

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    Highlands President Sam Minner: Improved Compensation is a Matter of Human Dignity 

    September 28, 2021 Hourly employees at Highlands who were a part of the non-exempt union bargaining agreement will soon see their hourly wages jump from $12 to $15 an hour. During a special Board of Regents meeting that convened Sept. 27, board members voted unanimously to approve the wage increase.   The vote came after months of collective bargaining. According to Labor and…

  3. Author and Photographer Traer Scott to Present on Shelter Dogs  (Postponed Until Spring 2022)

    September 27, 2021 POSTPONED until spring 2022 Photographer Traer Scott will be sharing her photographs and stories of shelter dogs featured in her book “Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories.”   The lecture will take place on October 13, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building ballroom at 800 National Ave. Admission is free, but seating…

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    Highlands Senior Wins Gold Glove: Spotlight on Estevan De La O

    September 23, 2021 Estevan De La O didn’t know he had won the Gold Glove until his friends posted about it on Instagram.  The New Mexico Highlands senior received the national award for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II teams for 2021.   De La O is one of just nine outfielders among 263 Division II schools to receive the…

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    Spotlight on Highlands Graduate Savannah Padilla

    September 21, 2021 Highlands graduate Savannah Padilla said she started thinking about going into medicine when her 5-year-old sister was hospitalized. Helping to care for her much younger siblings and witnessing the limited medical resources in Las Vegas made Padilla aware of how few doctors are from Las Vegas.   “She never got a specific diagnosis, but she did develop sepsis,” said Padilla, remembering her…

  6. Highlands University Kicks Off Annual Power of Service Event

    September 15, 2021 The Highlands University customer service group, Power of Service, will celebrate its fifth year with a virtual lineup of speakers to kick off a new year of training across campus.   The Power of Service kickoff event will take place on September 23 from 9-11 a.m. and will be accessible via Zoom.   Power of Service is…

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    New Mexico Association of Museums Teams Up with the Highlands Cultural Technology Program for Virtual Tech Showcase 

      September 13, 2021 An interactive map, new websites, short-form videos and animations, digital illustrations, an interactive title wall, and an augmented reality web app are among the multimedia projects that will be featured in this year’s New Mexico Association of Museums, or NMAM, Tech Showcase. The projects were created by student interns from the…

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    Highlands University will Celebrate Homecoming with a Mix of In-Person and Online Events 

    September 10, 2021 Homecoming week at New Mexico Highlands University begins Monday, September 27, and will feature a range of events and activities both online and in person.   In 2020, Highlands Homecoming was held almost entirely virtually, but this year’s hybrid schedule of events offers in-person activities alongside online options. Due to the surge in Delta,…

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    Highlands University Offering COVID-19 Testing Site 

    September 2, 2021 Starting on Saturday, September 4, Highlands University will be offering free testing for COVID-19 for the campus and community.   Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, tests will be available at Melody Park. The tests detect genetic material in the virus.   Testing will be available at this site Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and…

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    University closed on Labor Day – Sept 6

    University will be closed on Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day weekend! Enjoy and see you for the opening of Cineflix in Ilfeld on September 8 @ 7pm!

  11. Highlands Librarian Receives Academic Librarian of the Year Award

    August 30, 2021 Highlands Public Services Librarian, April Kent, has received the 2021 Academic Librarian of the Year award from the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries. Kent was nominated for the award for her dedicated work with the consortium and her investment in resources and programming at Donnelly Library. She is the first librarian…

  12. Highlands Professor Ali Arshad Assesses Effect of Pandemic on Economy 

    August 27, 2021 Highlands professor of economics Ali Arshad is not a fortune teller, but his economic models in December of 2020 were accurate enough to predict how New Mexico’s economy would fare in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the pandemic rages on, Arshad’s assessment of the tight labor market, and back-to-work incentives…

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    Highlands University Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Advance Research and Representation in the Sciences  

    August 18, 2021 The National Science Foundation awarded a $3.8 million grant to New Mexico Highlands University that will help advance the creation of high-performance plastics made from biomaterials and expand access to research, labs, and equipment for underrepresented students in the field.   The grant will fund a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials, or PREM, for Highlands and partner…

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    Highlands’ 8th Annual Painters Exhibition to be Held Live and Virtually 

    August 16, 2021 Highlands University will host the 8th annual Painters Exhibition featuring 40 painters from across New Mexico.   Although the event was only held virtually last year, the 2021 exhibition will be held both virtually and in person. The opening for the live event will take place on Sunday, September 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.   Light…

  15. Highlands University President Minner Urges Campus to Dream Big

    August 12, 2021 As Highlands University embarks upon the new school year, university president Sam Minner called on the Highlands family to hold fast to their hopes and dreams and invited them to engage in conversation about their big ideas for the coming year.   Minner referenced the poem “Dreams,” by Langston Hughes, as he laid…

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    Fourth Annual Cowboy Art Show on View Virtually at Highlands University 

    July 30, 2021 The Ray Drew Gallery at Highlands University has contemporary cowboy art on exhibit in honor of the National Day of the Cowboy. The show is virtual and will be on view through the end of August.   The National Day of the Cowboy was created in 2005 to celebrate both historical and contemporary cowboy culture. The day falls every fourth Saturday…

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    Six Highlands Graduate Students Earn a Degree in a Pilot Program in Math Leadership 

    July 28, 2021 Six Highlands graduate students have earned a degree from a new pilot program designed to help improve math education in New Mexico.   The cohort will receive their diplomas in Educational Leadership with a math teacher leader concentration in a small ceremony scheduled for August 4.  Highlands already offered a master’s degree in Educational Leadership but worked in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory to…

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    Highlands to Offer New Emerging Business Markets Certificate in Industrial Hemp 

    July 19, 2021 This fall, entrepreneurs will be able to enroll in a new undergraduate certificate program at Highlands focused on the business and production of industrial hemp.   Highlands developed the Emerging Business Markets certificate in response to the growth of the industrial hemp industry following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp growing at the federal level. The industry is growing across the U.S.,…

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    New Program at Highlands University Provides Free Support for Online Learners across New Mexico

    July 15, 2021 Highlands University is launching a free program to provide skills to parents, teachers, and caregivers who are navigating the changing online learning landscape. Highlands is participating in the Technology Learning Support Specialists program with other New Mexico colleges and organizations. As part of the learning support program, instructional mentors will work with…

  20. Highlands Professors Awarded $150,000 Grant for a Raman Microscope

    July 7, 2021 This fall, New Mexico Highlands University will acquire a Raman microscope, giving students an opportunity to use cutting-edge technology. The Raman microscope functions as both a microscope and a spectrometer, which means it can measure things at the micron scale and it can collect light waves to measure variation in physical characteristics…