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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Luna Community College students will soon have an opportunity to buy their books through a virtual bookstore. 

    Luna and MBS Direct have partnered to ensure that students’ textbook needs will be met. Beginning on Aug. 1, Luna students can order their textbooks for the fall semester. 

  • New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Wovoka Trudell’s art exhibition, “I Am the Lost Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” is featured at the new onesixsix art space at 166 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, July 17 – 27. The artist’s reception for the exhibition is July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The onesixsix art venture is the product of three generations of Trudell artists rooted in Highlands and Las Vegas.

  • Drive down almost any street in Las Vegas and it’s easy to see remnants of the past. Stop for gas at either of the town’s two full-service gas stations and you can experience a small piece of that past.

    Once ubiquitous, full-service gas stations are rarely seen today, and most drivers expect to do the work of pumping gas themselves. But in Las Vegas, there’s no need to do the work yourself thanks to Gabriel’s Independent Station at 905 North Grand Ave., and RJ’s One Stop on South Grand.

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Sept. 4 to Sept. 8.

    MONDAY
    Closed for the Labor Day holiday

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, and English muffin with cream cheese
    Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, steamed California blend vegetables, garlic bread, and applesauce

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage, and yogurt
    Lunch: Green chile cheese burger, pork and beans, corn on the cob, and peaches

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, crossiant, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Beef tips over noodles, steamed cauliflower, steamed carrots, whole wheat roll, and fruit cocktail

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked ham, yams, green beans, dinner roll, and yogurt

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Aug. 14 to Aug. 20.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, peas and carrots, and diced cantaloupe

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Pancakes, yogurt, and orange
    Lunch: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, brussell sprouts, whole wheat bread, and cupcake

    WEDNESDAY

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 31 to Aug. 4.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg with potatoes and cheese, English muffin, and juice
    Lunch: Oven fried chicken, green beans, scallop potatoes, whole wheat roll, and apple

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, juice, and salsa
    Lunch: Philly steak and cheese sandwich, baked French fries, broccoli, and diced cantaloupe

    WEDNESDAY

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre made its annual return to Las Vegas recently and once again thrilled audiences with their production. This year’s show, “Aladdin,” included dozens of local performers ranging in ages. After rehearsing for a handful of days, the group hit the stage on Saturday, July 14, in Ilfeld Auditorium in front of a packed house of proud family members.

    The children performed under the direction of Ryan Pierce and Julia Bourland. The theatre group has been traveling every summer to Las Vegas for more than 20 years.

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 24 to June 28.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, croissant, yogurt, apple juice, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Teriyaki chicken, fried rice, vegetables, crackers, and peanut butter cookie

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, juice, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Beef and cheese red chile enchilada, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and vanilla pudding

    WEDNESDAY