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Education

  • Mora native / Luna grad has short story selected

    Luna Community College graduate and current Highlands University student Jessey Martinez was recently recognized recently by a national academic organization.

    Martinez was one of 25 Phi Theta Kappa members who will have their writing published in the 2018 issue of Phi Theta Kappa’s online literary journal, Nota Bene. 

    Martinez’s short story was one of two entries to receive the distinction.

  • Anthropology Club visits School for Advanced Research

    Highlands University’s Anthropology Club visited the Santa Fe-based School for Advanced Research on Oct. 26 to learn more about anthropological research resources.

    The School for Advanced Research, founded in 1907, supports advanced scholarship and creativity in the social sciences, humanities and Native American art.

  • NMHU students conduct new Czech volcanic research

    Highlands University’s three-year $250,000 National Science Foundation Grant, titled From the Roots to the Roof: the Anatomy of Volcanoes, funded three geology students to conduct research in the summer of 2018.

    The grant also funded two media arts and technology students to make a documentary of the research process.

  • NMHU students conduct new Czech volcanic research

    Highlands University’s three-year $250,000 National Science Foundation Grant, titled From the Roots to the Roof: the Anatomy of Volcanoes, funded three geology students to conduct research in the summer of 2018.

    The grant also funded two media arts and technology students to make a documentary of the research process.

  • LCC to host health fair on Saturday

    Luna Community College wants to help make sure all area residents are feeling and functioning their absolute best.

    With that in mind, members of the community are invited to take part in Luna’s inaugural Health & Wellness Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Allied Health Center and Cafeteria on the LCC main campus in Las Vegas.

  • UWC to host first 'TEDTalks' event

    The United World College-USA will feature nationally acclaimed and student speakers during its firs  TEDx event from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, on the Montezuma campus.

  • Luna instructor going strong after 50 years of teaching

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    Dorothy Simpson has been teaching for 50 years. There is a reason for her successful five-decade run — in simple terms, she loves to teach.

    “I never planned on teaching for 50 years,” Simpson said. “I’m going to be 75 in February, so I’m not that young, but I don’t feel old. I had an aunt that taught English courses until she was 89. After this, she was still able to tutor students. She passed away at age 94. ”

  • Tony Serna Jr. Elementary Students of the Month, August 2018
  • Ilfeld hosts Highlands’ Jazz Ensemble concert

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, located at 900 University Ave.

    Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the pianist and co-director for the concert.

  • ‘Forever Cowboy’ took skills to Central American nations

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series of honoree profiles that coincides with Highlands University’s 2018 Homecoming. Look for profiles of more NMHU award winners profiled in other recent editions of the Optic.