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Education

  • Exercise can help kids do better in school

    From StatePoint

    Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

  • Fun do-it-yourself projects for back to school

    From StatePoint

    Back to school shopping can seem tedious and boring for some students. But you can help your young ones get motivated for a new school year by getting them more involved in the experience.

    After an extended vacation, going back to school and getting back into the  daily grind can seem stifling, but personalizing and accessorizing school supplies, lockers and work spaces can be a simple antidote.

    With that in mind, here are a few tips and DIY ideas to get kids pumped about the new school year:

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  • Harycki visits Germany to study education system

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Germany’s rigid school tracking system provides insight to the impact of how New Mexico schools treat children from different socioeconomic backgrounds, according to Highlands’ associate dean of education.

    When German students are in fourth grade, they are enrolled in one of three curriculum tracks: training for service work, college-bound middle level managers, or a higher-level college track for physicians to musicians, said Associate Dean Dave Braun y Harycki.

  • HU students’ work aid World Heritage Sites

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Two Highlands University media arts students developed a logo, took still photographs, and created a tourism video to help promote Aztec Ruins, Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde, all World Heritage Sites.
    The ancestral Pueblo sites are in the Four Corners region at the intersection of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah.
    Molly Enenbach, a media arts/biology junior, is an AmeriCorps intern based at Aztec Ruins National Monument this summer, along with media arts senior Craig Cassidy.

  • Research trip inspires Griego’s interest in Ph.D.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A field class at the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz, Mexico solidified New Mexico Highlands biology graduate José Griego’s interest in pursuing a doctorate degree in wildlife biology.

  • Drive begins for Amai fund

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to raise $2,800 to make the Dr. Robert Amai Fund for Chemistry Students a permanent endowment.

    The fund, named after a popular Highlands professor emeritus, has provided dozens of scholarships for outstanding chemistry students. The university’s Chemistry Department and the student Chemistry Club spearheaded the fundraiser.

  • Students of the month - July 9, 2014
  • LANL Scholarship recipients
  • Students of the month - May 30, 2014