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Jessica Johnsen

Jessica Johnsen Will be Latina Technology Ambassador

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October 13, 2017

Article and photo courtesy of NMHU Office of University Relations A New Mexico Highlands University computer science faculty member will be an ambassador for increasing the number of Latina women in technology. TECHNOLOchicas, an initiative of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, chose Jessica Johnsen for the honor. “I recommend exploring careers in… Read More ›

Tasty root veggies with chicken

Rooting for Potatoes

The Spud Makes A Comeback (NewsUSA) – Forget low-carb diets and Atkins; those sweet, succulent spuds are once again finding their place among meat and vegetables at the dinner table. To celebrate its return to center stage, Kita Roberta of Girl Carnivore is recognizing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, while still including your… Read More ›

Dr. Kimberly Blea

Kimberly Blea Named Dean of Students

Kimberly Blea knows firsthand how an education at New Mexico Highlands University can lift individuals out of poverty. Blea, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native, is the new permanent dean of students at Highlands. “Highlands provides access to education to all students, especially those who are first-generation, low income, and underprepared,” Blea said. “I’m an… Read More ›

The Skillet - Las Vegas, NM

The Skillet: Fast-casual dining

For foodies on the go Fans of The Skillet, get ready to chow down on old favorites and new menu items. The food truck with an attitude and funky decor is now a 90-seat restaurant and bar. The new digs will be open soon in the old wool warehouse on 12th Street. Radical decor and… Read More ›

Baker Amanda Medina

Sheer Gumption and Making it Work

Amanda Medina, baking up a business… It takes unique talent and passion to create something people like to look at that also satisfies a yearning for a delicious treat to cap off special occasions. Amanda Medina of SugarBomb Bake Shoppe nails it every time. Her Facebook reviews are numerous and enthusiastic. She always does an… Read More ›

NMHU Homecoming Celebration

Highlands fine arts freshman Pablo Pekoc of Las Vegas, NM is among the fine arts students and Highlands Art Club members who painted the fiberglass Cowboy horse that will be featured in the homecoming parade. This year’s Highlands University homecoming festivities kickoff Sept. 8 and continue through Sept. 17. Some highlights include the Sept. 16… Read More ›

7 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

(NewsUSA) – With Old Man Winter just around the corner, now is the time for homeowners to start considering how to make their abode more energy-efficient. An energy-efficient home aves money and improves the comfort of the home environment. Follow these tips by Johns Manville to ensure your house is energy-efficient this winter, and always:… Read More ›

A taste of Thailand with a NM twist

This Thai grilled chicken brings a delicious combination of citrus flavor, cilantro and spice to chicken. I suggest serving it with some green chiles, roasted on the grill, and with rice. Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least three hours, if not overnight. (Photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite, Rio Grande Sun) ESPANOLA — Summertime… Read More ›

Golden Years

The purpose of purpose

In a recent study, researchers at University College London found that, for people over the age of 65, a sense of purpose and overall well-being meant that they were 30 percent less likely to die over a period of eight and a half years. This study followed over 9,000 English people and found that, at… Read More ›

Sunrise

Healing in forgiveness

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 (KJV) Forgive and forget. The forget part is hard. We mull over disappointment, wrongs done to us, wrongs we have done to others…. Read More ›

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