• HU teams with Ireland, France

    Environmental geology students and faculty at New Mexico Highlands University are collaborating with researchers from Ireland and France on geologic rifts thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation.

    “To me, it’s important not just to teach the fundamentals of geology, but to have students learn how to communicate and work with people around the world,” said Highlands University environmental geology professor Jennifer Lindline.

  • WLV student sings at state event

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    Chantae “Tae” Bustamante, a West Las Vegas High School junior, was one of four varsity cheerleaders from New Mexico selected to sing the National Anthem at this year’s State Spirit Competition held at the Pit on the University of New Mexico campus recently.

    Bustamante, 16, was the featured vocalist for the commencement of Session 3 of this year’s competition.

  • Luna scholarships available

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    All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply for Luna Community College’s Roadrunner and Horizon Scholarships that are currently available for the 2008-09 school year.

    “We encourage all eligible students to apply and take advantage of the resources Luna Community College has to offer,” said LCC Financial Assistance Director Regina Madrid.

  • Students form service club

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    LAS VEGAS – As part of the global effort to promote peace and understanding, 14 New Mexico Highlands University students have joined with 12 Armand Hammer United World College students to form the first-ever local Rotaract Club.

    Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for women and men ages 18 to 30. It is one of Rotary International's most significant and fastest-growing service programs.

  • Luna College offers ESL classes

    The Adult Basic Education Department at Luna Community College offers an ESL class that is now in session. It is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Through the English as a Second Language class, ABE assists those seeking English proficiency to be able to communicate orally and in written form. This class is free. For more information, call 454-2531.

  • El Dia de los Muertos comes to NMHU

    The New Mexico Highlands University Art Department along with Casa de Cultura, a non-profit group whose mission is to provide cultural and educational opportunities that contribute to community development, are sponsoring a commemoration of Dia de los Muertos at Burris Hall.

    Established artists, along with Highlands University students, elementary and secondary school students will exhibit their ofrendas.