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Education

  • 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.

  • Dear Teacher - July 23, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My kids are already getting bored with summer vacation, please send me some boredom busters. — Avoiding Boredom

    Answer: It doesn’t take too long for children to lament, “I’m bored.” Here are some ideas to put more fun into the long summer holidays and possibly more learning.

  • Dear Teacher - July 16, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child will be going into third grade next year. He hesitates a lot and reads slowly. The teacher says he is not as fluent a reader as he should be. I’d like to help him improve this skill during the summer, and he is willing to work with me. What should I be doing to help him become a more fluent reader? — For Fluency

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