Today's News

  • 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
  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 22, 2015

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    Track and field
    • Robertson JV at Belen, 3 p.m., Belen
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa


  • 2 locals among HU finalists

    Two current Highlands University officials — one a high level administrator and the other a faculty member — are among six finalists vying to be the school’s next president.

    The names of the six finalists selected by the university’s Presidential Search Committee were released publicly on Thursday afternoon.

  • Getting creative