NMHU Cowboy Roundup, September 2017

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This year's 4th Invitational New Mexico Painter's Exhibition will give a special nod to Las Vegas, its location from the beginning, and will illustrate the rich artistic heritage of Las Vegas' past and present.

Along with the work of astounding contemporary Northern New Mexico artists, the print room off the gallery will feature works from Highland's legendary art department of the 1960's that included Elmer Schooley, Ray Drew, Harry Leippe, and Paul Volckening.

The opening reception will be held September 17th from 4-7 PM with guest speaker Harry Leippe. The show and reception are open to the public and will run until October 25.

Please join us!

Phoenix Area Alumni - Come see us October 7!


We're having our first ever Phoenix Area Alumni Event - we'd love to make it a blow out!

Join us Saturday, October 7th, from 2-5p at Aunt Chiladas

7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive

Please RSVP (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.

Coming to Homecoming? Make sure to reserve your tailgating space by September 13!


Click here for the online form:  Don't miss it!

Homecoming Silent Auction Accepting Donations


In our continuing effort to raise funds to complete the restoration of the Highlands Athletic Field & Track, we are gratefully accepting donations of silent auction items for our Alumni & Friends Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction on Friday, September 15, 5-7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

If you can donate an item, please contact the Alumni office (505) 454-3248 or jesalman@nmhu.edu.

Items such as artwork, gift cards, jewelry, gift baskets, event passes, etc. are appreciated.

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Friday, September 8
Community Decorating Contest begins
Las Vegas community businesses and residents are invited to show their Purple Pride and “Blaze New Trails” with us.

Judging takes place on Tuesday, September 12, 2-4 p.m. Prizes for Large Businesses (more than 7 employees), Small Businesses (6 or fewer employees) and Residences. Winner announced at halftime of the Homecoming game. To register call (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.


Friday, September 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., McCaffrey Media Arts Trolley Building
McCaffrey Media Arts Trolley Building Naming Ceremony
Please call/email (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to be included on the guest list.


Friday, September 8, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Library Park
Carnegie Under the Stars – an event produced by MainStreet Las Vegas in collaboration with Highlands University
Live music, taco tapas, and agua fresca. Tickets are $35 to benefit MainStreet de Las Vegas. Call (505) 617-6800 or Mainstreetdelasvegas@gmail.com.


Thursday & Friday, September 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kennedy Alumni Hall and the Student Union Building Atrium
Alumni Check-in
Alumni and guests register for Homecoming, pick up schedule of events, RSVP and/or purchase tickets, receive alumni gifts and refreshments.


Thursday, September 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
Cowgirl Way Luncheon sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank
Female student athletes are honored. Tickets $10/person. RSVP to (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu


Thursday, September 14, 10:30 a.m., Student Union Building, Student Governance room
H-Club meeting
Contact Ron Young for information (303) 771-6329 or ronaldyoung00@comcast.net


Thursday, September 14, 3-5 p.m., Kennedy Alumni Gallery
4th Annual New Mexico Painters Exhibition Sneak Peak
By invitation only. Please call/email (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to be included on the guest list.


Thursday, September 14, seating at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
H-Club Induction Banquet
Contact Ron Young for information (303) 771-6329 or ronaldyoung00@comcast.net


Friday, September 15, 7:30 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
NMHU H Club Golf Tournament
Contact: Syl Perez 432-349-0020 or sylperez.777@gmail.com
Click here for the entry form!


Friday, September 15, 8-9:30 a.m., Student Union Ballroom
President’s Homecoming Coffee


Friday, September 15, 12-3 p.m., Student Union Building Room 321
Alumni Association Board Meeting


Friday, September 15, 3-5 p.m., Student Union Building, 3rd floor balcony
All-Greek Reception
Fraternity and sorority members enjoy light refreshments and a chance to catch up with each other.


Friday, September 15, 5-7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
Alumni & Friends Homecoming Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
Enjoy live music from the Smooth Riders, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails by Borrachos, desserts by Sugarbomb, and lively bidding in our silent auction to benefit Highlands Home Field Advantage. RSVP to (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.


Friday, September 15, 7 p.m., Ilfeld Auditorium
Mike Super performance
Contact Donna Martinez for ticket information at (505) 454-3238.


Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 8:45 a.m. Kids’ Stick Pony Trot, bike path near Highlands Recycling Center, 9th & Raynolds Dr.
Cowboy 5K Gallop & Trot, Kids’ Stick Pony Trot
All alumni, students and community friends are invited to participate. $15 for 5K run and walk, first 25 Highlands Students are free, $10 after, Kid’s 1K event is free (limited to 35 participants). Have fun and receive a commemorative t-shirt.


Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m., Kennedy Alumni Hall
Homecoming Parade Reception & Burrito Bar


Saturday, September 16, 12-2 p.m.
Alumni Tailgate
Click here to reserve your space!


Saturday, September 16, 1-2 p.m., Stu Clark Building foyer
Home Field Advantage Donor Recognition Reception
By invitation only. Please call/email (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to be included on the guest list.


Saturday, September 16, 2 p.m.
Cowboy Football vs. Texas Wesleyan University
For ticket information go to nmhucowboys.com


Saturday, September 16, 4:30-7 p.m. (following the football game), Melody Park
Alumni Distinguished Honors Postgame BBQ,
Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner and live music from Los Tropicales while we honor our Distinguished Award recipients and the Golden Class of 1967. Tickets $25/person. RSVP to (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.


Sunday, September 17, 4-7 p.m., Kennedy Alumni Gallery
4th Annual New Mexico Painter’s Exhibition opening
All are welcome.


Have a story to tell? Want to create a live performance and radio

The counterculture era holds a treasure trove of history. Your personal experiences are part of that legacy and can expand our understanding of the impact of those times.

We invite you to delve into your personal archive of memories, writings, and images by joining us for a weekend workshop to craft your story relating to the counterculture era. The result will be a public presentation, potluck, a live or produced community radio broadcast, and an on-line presence.

The 1960s–70s ignited a unique brand of social activism, alternative lifestyles, and artistic expression. Our project will explore counterculture’s relevance and how it may inspire us today.

Apply to participate in one of our five regional Turn On, Tune In storytelling projects. Groups will be limited to ten participants (ages 19 and up) and will begin with a Friday evening presentation followed by a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

Las Vegas
Workshop date: September 22 – 24, 2017
Community Event: October 5, 2017

Silver City
Workshop date: September 29 – October 1
Community Event: October 14

Workshop date: October 27 – 29
Community Event: November 9

Workshop date: December 1 – 3
Community Event: December 9

Workshop date: January 12 – 14, 2018
Community Event: January 25, 2018

To apply or learn more, email: turnontuneinnmhm@gmail.com,
visit: nmhistorymuseum.org/storytelling, or call: 505.699.9740.

Turn On, Tune In is a public program in concert with the New Mexico History Museum’s exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest (open through February 11, 2018) led by co-facilitators Judy Goldberg, independent radio producer/educator; and Meredith Davidson, co-curator of the exhibition. This program is sponsored in part by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

Public Comments Sought

New Mexico Highlands University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit November 6th-8th, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Highlands University has been accredited by HLC since 1926. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.


The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on New Mexico Highlands University Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.


All comments must be received by October 6, 2017.


Have any Highlands Memorabilia?

Clearing things out?  Making space in a move? We'd love to talk to you about any Highlands related memorabilia you have!

Have an old Highlands annual that you’d like to donate? Our alumni office will gratefully accept yearbooks, old pennents, and other ephemera.

Email us at jesalman@nmhu.edu so we can find those memories a new home!

Commencement Traditions!

Our Highlands Family is all about tradition.

What stands out as the most memorable thing about your graduation at Highlands?

Please share your favorite commencement ceremony tradition with us.

Our 2018 graduates want to know! Email us at jesalman@nmhu.edu so we can keep the traditions alive!

Be a Cowboy Host!

Do you love to stay in touch with your fellow Cowboys?

We’re looking for hosts for networking events! It can be in your home, your place of business, or a public venue, and the Alumni Office will provide support.  Interested? Contact us at alumni@nmhu.edu today!

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