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Education

  • Gomez awarded scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University student Elizabeth Gomez was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in memory of the late Bryan “Dutch” Cokeley, a media arts student who died in 2008.

    Gomez, a Las Vegas resident who graduated from Robertson High School in 2003, is a senior with a double major in Spanish and media arts, with an emphasis in design.  

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Teachers union files grievance
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union says it has filed a grievance against the public school district for imposing changes in working conditions before a contract is reached.
    The CTU said Wednesday that it filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. They claim the district cancelled annual longevity pay increases, discontinued a longevity sick leave benefit and imposed new teacher evaluations.

  • Author, journalist writes HU Cowboy Code

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Award-winning author and journalist Slim Randles wrote a Cowboy Code this summer for New Mexico Highlands University’s students.

    “I was delighted and honored to be asked to write the Cowboy Code for Highlands,” Randles said. “Real cowboys live by the code that enables them to be kind, loyal, honest, hard-working and most of all, independent. The Cowboy Code is a way of looking at life and dealing with others honorably.”

  • College bound
  • In Brief - Education - August 24, 2012

    The Associated Press
    UNM reporting fewer students
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials say the number of freshmen and transfer students enrolled this fall is up compared to last year.
    UNM announced some of its fall semester numbers Tuesday. The figures are based on data from the first day of classes, which was Monday.
    Overall enrollment stands at 28,038. That’s down 0.3 percent from last year.

  • College graduate
  • Smiles for the school year
  • In Brief - Education - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    NMSU program to help Latinos
    LAS CRUCES — A New Mexico State University program hopes to find ways to encourage Mexican American families to eat healthier.
    A recently announced 18-month project funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is seeking to convince Mexican-Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • Junk food laws may help curb obesity

    By Lindsey Tanner
    AP Medical Writer

    CHICAGO — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

  • Students awarded scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University graduate students received scholarships from the Las Vegas branch of the American Association of University Women.

    Rima Ralff was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Janelle Cassidy and Rhonda Trujillo each received $500 scholarships.