Features https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/features/todaysfeatures en Diversity, equity and inclusion top priorities for NMHU https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-top-priorities-nmhu <p> N<span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino;">ew Mexico Highlands University is strengthening its diversity, equity and inclusion practices to increase student success, thanks to participation in the 2019 Unidos Equity Leadership Institute July 8 through 13 in Alamosa, Colo.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">A partnership among Highlands, the University of New Mexico&ndash;Taos, and Adams State University, Unidos is a federally funded program for Hispanic-Serving Institutions like Highlands that work to increase equity in education.</span></p> Cowboy art exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery through Aug. 30 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/cowboy-art-exhibition-ray-drew-gallery-through-aug-30 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/morton.jpg" alt="“The art displayed will consist of sculptures, photography, paintings, and drawings depicting the cowboy way of life,” said Karlene Gonzales, the Ray Drew gallery curator. “There will also be traditional decorative art pieces such as leatherwork made by cowboys and cowgirls used in everyday life to perform their work.”" title="“The art displayed will consist of sculptures, photography, paintings, and drawings depicting the cowboy way of life,” said Karlene Gonzales, the Ray Drew gallery curator. “There will also be traditional decorative art pieces such as leatherwork made by cowboys and cowgirls used in everyday life to perform their work.”" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> N<span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino;">ew Mexico Highlands University presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition at the university&rsquo;s Ray Drew Gallery in the Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., through August 30. The artists&rsquo; reception is July 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way.</span></p> Virtual bookstore coming to Luna https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/virtual-bookstore-coming-luna <p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">Luna Community College students will soon have an opportunity to buy their books through a virtual bookstore.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Luna and MBS Direct have partnered to ensure that students&rsquo; textbook needs will be met. Beginning on Aug. 1, Luna students can order their textbooks for the fall semester.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Three generations of Trudells, all NMHU Alums, open onesixsix art space https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/three-generations-trudells-all-nmhu-alums-open-onesixsix-art-space <p class="p1"> <span style="font-family: Palatino;">New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Wovoka Trudell&rsquo;s art exhibition, &ldquo;I Am the Lost Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,&rdquo; is featured at the new onesixsix art space at 166 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, July 17 &ndash; 27. The artist&rsquo;s reception for the exhibition is July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.</span></p> <p class="p5"> <span class="s1">The onesixsix art venture is the product of three generations of Trudell artists rooted in Highlands and Las Vegas.</span></p> Que Pasa 7/21 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/que-pasa-721 <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>Wednesday,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>July 24</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">The U.S. Forest Service with special guest &ldquo;Smokey Bear&rdquo; will be at the Carnegie Library Park to do a presentation for the Summer Reading Program from 10 a.m. to noon with lunch being served to the children.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28</b></span></p> Que Pasa 7/19 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/que-pasa-719 <p> <b style="font-family: Helvetica;">Saturday, July 20</b></p> <p class="p2"> The Amor de la Tierra Garden Club invites you to hear John Spencer of the LV Tree Board speak on &ldquo;Tree Selection and<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Care in the Las Vegas Area&rdquo;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>on Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>He will be available to answer your questions as well.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Que Pasa 7/17 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/que-pasa-717-0 <p> <b style="font-family: Helvetica;">Saturday, July 20</b></p> Que Pasa 7/17 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/que-pasa-717 <p> <b style="font-family: Helvetica;">Saturday, July 20</b></p>