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Education

  • Library awarded humanities grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands’ Donnelly Library was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant that includes the Muslim Journeys collection of materials.

    Highlands was the only university in the state to receive the collection of 25 books, four films, and other   resources that introduce the public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and globally.

    The NEH developed Muslims Journeys in collaboration with the American Library Association.

  • In Brief - Education - March 15, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Panel OKs book memorial

    SANTA FE — The House Education Committee has approved a measure aimed at encouraging diversity when it comes to book choices for New Mexico schools.
    The nonbinding memorial got the OK on Wednesday. Earlier this week, it was the focus of a debate between sponsor Democrat Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas of Albuquerque and Republican Rep. Nora Espinoza of Roswell.

  • Students of the Month - March 8, 2012
  • In Brief - Education - March 8, 2013

    The Associated Press
     

  • DeVries RMAC Coach of the Year

    The program’s head coach since its inception, New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field mentor Bob DeVries was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the just-concluded indoor track season.

    True to form, DeVries shared the credit with those around him.

  • Nursing school scholarships
  • In Brief - Education - Feb. 22, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Indiana teacher placed on leave

    FARMERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana school district reeling from the uproar over a teacher’s comments that she believes gays have no purpose in life suspended the woman Wednesday.

  • $45K awarded to Jauregui

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University forestry major Juan Jauregui received a $45,000 scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    This is the first scholarship awarded at Highlands as part of a $300,000 USDA grant the university garnered in 2012 to establish a cutting-edge geospatial technology lab for advanced map making. The lab opened in January.

  • School district sued over yoga

    By Julie Watson
    Associated Press Writer

    SAN DIEGO — An attorney representing a family bent out of shape over a public school yoga program in the beach city of Encinitas filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the district-wide classes.

    In the lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court, attorney Dean Broyles argued that the twice weekly, 30-minute classes are inherently religious, in violation of the separation between church and state.

  • FFA takes top spot in tournament

    By Allison Martinez
    Las Vegas FFA Reporter

    Two of the Las Vegas FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams recently traveled to Phoenix to compete at the Josh Morgan Memorial Parliamentary Procedure Tournament.

    The Las Vegas FFA senior team placed first at the tournament. The team consisted of Luke Romero, Clay Prieskorn, Manny Villanueva, Ramos Aragon, Tabitha Sanchez and Sharissa Higgins.