Today's Features

  • New Mexico Highlands University has a teaching and research facility unmatched in New Mexico and surrounding states, thanks to more than $1.1 million in instrument grants since 2008 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    The latest $153,915 NSF grant adds a vibrating sample magnetometer to Highlands University’s state-of-the-art paleomagnetic-rock magnetic laboratory.

  • Santiana Marrujo, a New Mexico Highlands University chemistry graduate, chose Notre Dame for her doctoral studies and received the prestigious Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow in Science and Engineering from the university.

    Marrujo, a 23-year-old from Mora, New Mexico, graduated from Highlands magna cum laude in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She was accepted to eight chemistry doctoral programs across the country.

  • New Mexico Highlands aims to strengthen and create relationships with Las Vegas businesses, organizations and individuals through a new community liaison position.

    Juli Salman, alumni affairs director at Highlands, and Linda Anderle, the administrative assistant in the University Relations Office, will share the part-time position. Both will also continue their other Highlands responsibilities. 

  • New Mexico Highlands University environmental science management graduate student Katherine Ottmers will be using drones to conduct innovative New Mexico wetlands research, thanks to a scholarship from the New Mexico Geographic Information Council.

  • By Kelsey Kendall
    Las Vegas Optic

    A Las Vegas local, Jim Terr, spent seven years making his “mockumentary” and is now ready to premiere his movie to Las Vegas. Titled “The Brill Building Movie,” it goes back to Terr’s early videos and songwriting in a 90-minute feature. 

  • Kris (Romero) Martinez, a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, was recently named the Los Alamos Public Schools K-12 Certified Teacher of the Year for the 2018-19 school year,  by Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent.

  • More than 200 juried artists will be participating in this year’s 68th annual Traditional Spanish Market. 

    Visitors will have the opportunity to experience and purchase painted, carved santos, weavings, colcha embroidery, straw appliqué, furniture, woodcarving, tinwork, ironwork, jewelry, pottery, and more.

  • By Margaret McKinney


    New Mexico Highlands campus visit specialist Jane Clark won national recognition at the 26th Annual National Collegiate Information and Visitors Services Association conference June 4 through 9 in Portland, Oregon.

    Clark received a Conference Footprint Award for leaving a lasting impact on the professional organization and for being an outstanding participant out of 700 conference goers.

  • New 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.

    A partnership among Highlands, the University of New Mexico–Taos, and Adams State University, Unidos is a federally funded program for Hispanic-Serving Institutions like Highlands that work to increase equity in education.

  • New Mexico Highlands University presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition at the university’s Ray Drew Gallery in the Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., through August 30. The artists’ reception is July 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

    The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way.