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Education

  • AAUW scholarships available

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas branch of the American Association of University Women is offering scholarship opportunities to New Mexico Highlands University main campus female students.

    The application deadline is April 16. One or more eligible students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.

    Applicants must have demonstrated that they are capable of and committed to earning an undergraduate or graduate degree from Highlands. They must also live in Las Vegas or surrounding communities.

  • Doomsday Debate
  • June deadline for applications

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    MANA del Norte is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. Applicants must be a resident of one of the following northern New Mexico counties:  Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, Mora, Santa Fe, or San Miguel. This year, 5 – $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients. “Since inception in 1989, MANA del Norte has awarded more than $125,000 to residents of Northern New Mexico,” said Dolores E. Roybal, president of MANA del Norte.

  • Printmaking exhibit opens Feb. 17

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “Print, Printed, Printing (2),” a printmaking exhibit and free conference featuring nationally known artists, Feb. 17 – 18.

    The reception for the printmaking art exhibit is from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave. The exhibit continues through March 7.

    All events for the conference are free and open to the public. The complete conference schedule is available at Burris Hall.

  • NMHU professor presents at composer’s workshop

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University music professor Tatiana Grecic Dutoit presented a composer’s workshop at the 10th Annual Hawaii University International Conference on Arts and Humanities earlier this month.

    Academics and professionals from more than 30 countries gathered for the arts and humanities conference.

  • RHS teams excel in MESA competition

    Middle and high school students from the area participated at last week’s New Mexico MESA’s Regional Design Competition held at New Mexico Highlands University. The students that placed will now prepare for state competition at MESA Day on April 21 in Albuquerque.

  • Official: 10 states get waiver, New Mexico denied

    By Ben Feller and Kimberly Hefling
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was expected to free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

  • LCC students honored at Legislature

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Shannon Krause and Gary Gamertsfelder were among a couple dozen New Mexico students honored at the Capitol on Wednesday as part of the New Mexico All-State Academic Team.

    Krause is a criminal justice major from Los Alamos, while Gamertsfelder is a vocational technical major from Albuquerque.

    As part of their award, both will receive free tuition to a four-year university in the state. Both Krause and Gamertsfelder have been nominated to the All-USA Team.

  • Luna Community College Honor Roll

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    Luna Community College announced its Fall 2011 Vice President’s Honor Roll.  Inclusion on the Vice President’s Honor Roll requires students to successfully complete, without incomplete grades included, a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with at least a 3.66 GPA or higher.  Graded credit hours do not include S/U graded courses, audits or credit by exam.  

  • Challenge to schools: Embracing digital textbooks

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer

    WASHINGTON — Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools?

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday challenged schools and companies to get digital textbooks in students’ hands within five years. The Obama administration’s push comes two weeks after Apple Inc. announced it would start to sell electronic versions of a few standard high-school books for use on its iPad tablet.