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Jessica Johnsen

Jessica Johnsen Will be Latina Technology Ambassador

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 ›

Artists provide support for critical animal welfare organization

Since 2013, Animal Welfare Coalition has contracted with the City of Las Vegas and the County of San Miguel to run the pet center in Las Vegas at 1680 Grand Ave. Animal control officers and citizens bring stray animals into the shelter. Many are malnourished, sick, or injured. Few have licenses, proof of rabies vaccinations,… Read More ›

Getting fired up for E. Romero

A Partners in Preservation project What if one act performed once a day for 30 days by you could result in bringing preservation dollars to Las Vegas? Would you do it? If the answer is YES, mark your calendar and get ready to log in every day to Vote Your Mainstreet. With enough participation and… 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 ›

Marcos Vigil

September Songs at the Plaza Hotel

Pianist Ronald Maltais and tenor Marcos Vigil are two artists who have dedicated their lives to music. Maltais focuses his passion on piano and composition. Vigil’s instrument is voice. On Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the historic Plaza Hotel Ballroom in Las Vegas, N.M., the two come together for September Songs, a recital featuring… Read More ›

Marcos Vigil

Q&A: Tenor Marcos Vigil

Hometown favorite returns for September Songs Tenor Marcos Vigil holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from New Mexico State University and a Master’s Degree and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music. A Las Vegas, N.M. native, he comes back frequently to add his voice to the creative musical offerings performed locally…. 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 ›

Cheech and Chong

Coming Oct. 13 to NMHU

Cheech and Chong together again… (Article from NMHU Hot News link) The legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong will perform Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands’ Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. Over the course of their career, Cheech and Chong have starred in seven films together and recorded six gold comedy albums,… 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 ›

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