Today's News

  • Looking Back - April 22, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, April 22 — Approximately 300 high school students will be on the Highlands university campus Saturday to participate in either the Fourth Annual Speech Tournament or the Second Modern Foreign Language Festival. Competition in the Speech Tournament will include debate, extemporaneous speaking, oratory and oral interpretation. The Modern Foreign Language Festival will have French, German and Spanish competition in one-act plays, extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, ready writing and interpretive reading.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 22, 2015

    Highlands career fair set for Thursday
    Highlands University’s annual Spring Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Weather - April 22, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 15-25 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy.


  • Record number of employers for HU fair

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no preregistration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The Office of Career Services organizes the career fair.

  • Que Pasa - April 22, 2015

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Froggie Went A-Courtin’” as told by Iza Trapanin. Free and open to the public.

  • Regents must choose wisely

    Roughly four dozen candidates applied to be Highlands University’s next president, and the Presidential Search Committee has whittled that pool down to six finalists. Now comes the hard part: Figuring out which of those six is the best fit for Highlands.

    It will likely be the most important decision this Highlands Board of Regents will make.

    Selecting the wrong person could set the institution back years — think Manny Aragon and Selimo Rael. By contrast, we’re confident that the institution will thrive if regents select wisely.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 22, 2015
  • Work of Art: Honoring the honor code

    We thought we’d moved to a different world the first time my wife and I, with our 3-months-old son, drove in to Charlottesville, Va. I had received a fellowship to study English at the University of Virginia and was thrilled at the prospect.

    It was a great experience, in the early ‘70s, meeting and studying under people like Fredsen Bowers, a Shakespeare scholar; Douglas Day, UVa’s “renaissance man”; and Ed Hirsch, who authored the “Cultural Literacy” series, an academic best-seller.

  • HU softball looks to finish on roll

    Answering Western New Mexico’s second-inning home run with three long bombs in a row, the New Mexico Highlands softball team got clicking with the first of three wins in a four-game weekend series in Silver City.

    Highlands split Saturday’s doubleheader (a 5-2 win and 9-5 loss) before sweeping Sunday’s twinbill (10-7, 14-2 in five innings).

  • From Don to Cowboy