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Education

  • UWC graduate shares miraculous escape from death

    By Gwen Albers, special to the Optic

    Being a “rule-breaker” helped Chris Palm survive a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that leveled his Ecuador home with him inside.

    A 1992 United World College-USA graduate, Palm said when he attended the international high school, the castle on the Montezuma campus was closed because it needed extensive repairs.

  • NMHU to host workshop for counselors and advisers

    By Margaret McKinney, Highlands University

    New Mexico high school counselors, community college advisers, and tribal education leaders will learn more about what Highlands University has to offer at a free workshop Thursday.

    The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highlands main campus in Las Vegas in the Student Center, 800 National Ave.

  • Minner says HU is poised to engineer new programs

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is poised to move forward to engineer exciting programs and services for its students, said the university’s president during an Aug. 10 welcome-back breakfast.

  • Dear Teacher - Aug. 13, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I’m off to college next month and am beginning to panic. What should I know about college before I get there? — Future Freshman

    Answer: Be aware that college is going to be a very new experience. This is a major life transition. It will be especially different if you’re going to be living away from your family for the first time. You are going to meet many different types of people who may not think of the world as you do.

  • NMHU on national list for moving up ladder

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is one of the leading colleges in the country for boosting its students’ social mobility, according to the Brookings Institution.

  • Reflections of the West exhibit opens Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit, Reflections of the West, featuring artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt, with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The free exhibit, which coincides with Las Vegas Heritage Week, is in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. It continues through Aug. 28.

  • Reflections of the West exhibit opens Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit, Reflections of the West, featuring artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt, with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The free exhibit, which coincides with Las Vegas Heritage Week, is in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. It continues through Aug. 28.

  • HU students create Manhattan Project exhibits

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Visitors to the Bradbury Science Museum will experience the history of the Manhattan Project in a visually compelling way, thanks to new multimedia exhibits created by New Mexico Highlands University students.

  • Dear Teacher - July 30, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: My young children already can do some hunt-and-peck typing. How early are these skills being taught in schools? Is 5 too young to teach my child some keyboarding? — Typist

  • NMHU professor publishes gay pride book

    By Margaret McKinney, Highlands University

    A Highlands University special education professor earned national recognition for his book which is the first to chronicle the gay pride movement in Albuquerque.

    Paul James, “PJ” Sedillo and his 2017 book, Solidarity Through Pride: LGBT Pride in Albuquerque 1976 – 2016,” were featured in USA Today’s Faces of Pride special section June 30.