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Education

  • HU students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society inducted 30 students at ceremonies earlier this month.

    Students from Highlands’ main campus, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe centers were inducted as well as one faculty member and two alumni.

  • Students of the month - May 23, 2014
  • Scholarships given to three

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University business students earned scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for researching and writing outstanding business case studies.

    The scholarships were funded through Bloomberg Businessweek’s B-School Connection Program. The winning case studies will be published on the program’s website.

    The Highlands University Foundation also provided a match for the scholarships.

  • Students earn fellowships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the university’s foundation.

    Gabriela Hernández, Craig Cassidy, and Analicia Casaus were tapped for the honor. They showcased their completed Seabury projects at an awards presentation and reception in early May.

  • Girls connect though head injury

    By Lindley Estes
    The Free Lance-Star
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Katie Mueda’s life changed in an instant in 2011.

    One minute she was on the soccer field, and sports were her life.

    The next, a ball collided with her head, spelling the end of contact sports for the now 16-year-old Massaponax High School junior who sustained a severe concussion.

    The effects of the collision would plague her for years.

  • The study of anacondas

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Four New Mexico Highlands University students joined their biology professors on a two-week research expedition deep in the Venezuelan Llanos to study anacondas and other tropical wildlife.

    In April, biology professors Jesús Rivas and Sarah Corey-Rivas took Lisa McBride, Justin Saiz, Steven Salinas, and Rose Peralta on an unforgettable journey of scientific inquiry into the Llanos, a vast tropical grassland plain that floods seasonally, creating the second-largest wetland in the world.

  • Dear Teacher - May 9

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Special to the Optic

    Question: My son flunked out of college last year after his freshman year. Admittedly, this probably happened because of too much partying. He has been home working at a very low paying job. Now he is getting serious about wanting to return to college. Can he get back into his previous school? Will another college admit him?
     — Flunked Out

  • Students present at conference

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University anthropology graduate students Will Marquardt and T’Shawna Span presented their novel bioarchaeology studies at the international conference for the Society of American Archeology in Austin, Texas, late last month.

    The annual conference is the largest gathering of archaeologists in the world, with more than 3,000 in attendance this year.

    Both students are graduate assistants for anthropology professor Warren Lail and he also advises them.

  • Schools face federal probe

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer
    WASHINGTON — Fifty-five colleges and universities — big and small, public and private — are being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints, the Education Department revealed Thursday.
    The department’s release of the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed greater light on the issue of sexual assault in higher education and how it is being handled.

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