New Mexico Highlands University

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New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • #NMHU's Film-on-a-Phone camp continues this week. Completed films will screen at Ilfeld Auditorium later this summer.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Beautiful Morning at New Mexico Highlands University!

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • In last week's #FlashbackFriday post we promised to follow up with the profile of the man who worked closely with Felix Martinez to establish the New Mexico Normal School in Las Vegas. Did you guess it was John De Witt Veeder?

    While originally from New York, John D.W. Veeder (1855-1932) relocated to Las Vegas and would go on to practice law here for 50 years. He was a member of the New Mexico State Legislature in the 1893 session, during which he and Martinez battled Albert Fall about the best location in NM for a Normal School. In the end, schools would be established in both Las Vegas and Silver City. Veeder would go on to serve on the Normal School's Board of Regents, as would his wife Bessie Veeder.

    A brief overview of the founding of Highlands can be found in "Reconstructing Identity/Revising Resistance: A History of Nuevomexicano/a Students at New Mexico Highlands University, 1910-1973" by Dr. Juan M. Gallegos. You can read it online through the library's catalog here: https://nmhulibraries.on.worldcat.org/oclc/883814369

    [Image from page 311 of "Representative New Mexicans," published by C.S. Peterson in 1912. Item is available in Special Collections at Donnelly Library.]

    #fbf #nmhu #nmhistory

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Highlands representatives Robert Anaya, Leon Bustos, Roxanne Gonzales, and Patrick Wilson are at Kirtland Air Force base today with businesses and employers of military personnel learning about our service men and women and how important it is to support them when they serve.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Kendell Jordan, a peer adviser for New Mexico Highlands University, helps freshmen who are new to the college experience get on track to a great start. She is happy to see new faces and is ready to help those in need! Kendell is ready to take on the second freshman orientation of the year, and enjoys teaching newcomers what it means to be Cowboys and Cowgirls.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Dayana Sarinana, from Belen, New Mexico, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology this spring. “To me, wisdom is something you continue to gain as you go through life. Wisdom is about moving forward in life not only with knowledge, but with memories and with those fun/crazy moments in life that have allowed you to continue your path.” She offers this quote from her favorite movie, The Lion King “‘Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.’ – Rafiki. Like Rafiki says, the past allows you to learn, and even though you can’t change the past, you can predicted your future. You can predict your future by using your own wisdom gained from your past.”

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Mariano Ulibarri, the ARMAS coordinator for the STEM summer camp, holds a drone as Kaidyn Martinez learns to operate the drone's controls, while her sister Kassie, to the left, waits her turn at Melody Park on the Highlands University Campus.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • #NMHU and the #LasVegasArtsCouncil are sponsoring the free "Film on a Phone" film school and contest.There are two days left to register for next week's no-cost film camp! Four days of fun and movie-making; lunch is included.

    #FilmSchool #SummerCamp #FilmCompetition

    http://www.nmhu.edu/tuition-free-film-camp-week-at-highlands/

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Free "Film on a Phone" summer camp for middle- and high-schoolers! Join by this Thursday, June 20.

    Reel Las Vegas Film Festival and New Mexico Highlands University present:

    Film on a Phone
    Free Summer Film Camp for Middle School and High School Students in Las Vegas, NM

    Learn to be a filmmaker using the latest tech on your smart phone. Best of all, see your very own film on the big screen at Ilfeld Auditorium!

    DATES
    Middle school students: June 17-20, 2019
    Middle/High school students: June 24-27, 2019.
    The film-school camp begins every day at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 4:00 p.m., with lunch served at noon.

    DEADLINE
    Enrollment deadline for week 2 is June 20, 2019. Enter here (see link below):

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ae968E2W9qJrn1GkQ09iYm98vAdwidReDCWS_QSYpsU/viewform?edit_requested=true

    COST: There is no charge for the Film on a Phone program. None. All you need is your own working smart device and some imagination.

    GOAL: To create a brief (1- to 2-minute) movie that is filmed and edited entirely on a smartphone or smart device.

    CAMP OVERVIEW:
    There is space for 40 participants (20 middle school students and 20 high school students). Participants will not pay tuition. For middle school students, the program will run from June 17-20, 2019 and the second week, including middle and high school students, the program will run from June 24 to 27, 2019. The summer camp will begin every day at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 4:00 p.m., with lunch served at noon.

    Film-school content will range from screenwriting to editing videos; students will be exposed to the various operations of filmmaking. At the end of the camp, the students will be prepared to complete and submit a film entry for the Film on a Phone competition.

    The camp will be hosted in the McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building, where the Media Arts department is located. The students will be also be instructed by NMHU faculty member Leon Bustos and Jamie Garcia, a Media Arts and Music NMHU graduate. Ms. Garcia will be available throughout the summer to assist students in the filming and editing process.

    What you will learn
    Intro to Filmmaking: The basic principles of filmmaking

    Screenplay design: Techniques for generating ideas, the drafting process, classical screenplay structure, conflict, characterization, dialogue, how to write visually and how to analyze and critique the screenplay. Students will also learn how to deal with notes/feedback, scene structure, and rewriting content.

    Camera techniques and operation: A comprehensive understanding of how to use a smartphone to shoot a film; professional shot techniques and lighting set-ups; to experiment a smart device.

    Crew management and storyboard design: Developing ideas and storyboards through cinematic drawing techniques as essential pre-production tools; developing clear and dynamic stories for the screen; learning the different positions that crew members have in the filming processes.

    How to Direct: How to direct sequences involving action and movement; working hands-on in directing their projects to improve camera placement to allow the action, movement, and dialogue. Students will begin to shoot their projects during this workshop but will complete them during the summer.

    How to Edit: This workshop will provide an overview of the many techniques used in editing film using free editing software. Students will begin practicing using Adobe Clip, free software for both Android and IOS. The students will then be able to edit their video entries.

    Title Design: Finalizing film titles; critiquing and understanding how the main themes of the film affect the title selection.

    Screening and critique of film projects
    Viewing the proposed entries, how to give critiquing feedback to each entry.

    Upon completion of the camp, participants will:
    • Complete a film submission of their amateur work as filmmakers.
    • Become proficient in other production and postproduction skills (camera, lighting, sound, and editing) using smartphone technology.
    • Learn the rudiments of narrative filmmaking in the short form and be able to apply these skills to developing and creating the film.
    • Be able to research, gather, and synthesize information.
    • Demonstrate the ability to depart from traditional or comfortable ways of thinking, to explore, to wander, to get lost, to journey down unfamiliar channels and emerge with renewed perceptions in order to innovate and add to the cinematic practice.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Join HU President Sam Minner for an update on Facebook Live today at 9 a.m. Mountain.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • This coming Sunday is Father's Day! So, this #FlashbackFriday we're sending out some appreciation to the "Father of the Normal School," Felix Martinez.

    Felix Martinez (1857-1916) was a Renaissance man who excelled in business, real estate, publishing, and politics. He was at one time the publisher of the Las Vegas Daily Optic (1896-97), as well as La Voz del Pueblo, one of the most influential Spanish-language newspapers in New Mexico. In 1893, Martinez became clerk of the United States and Territorial Courts for the Fourth Judicial District of New Mexico. That same year, he sponsored legislation creating the New Mexico Normal School and the State Hospital.

    Next week, we'll profile the man who worked hand-in-hand with Martinez to establish the Normal School in Las Vegas. Do you know who it is? Take a guess in the comments!

    [Image from page 192 of "Representative New Mexicans," published by C.S. Peterson in 1912. Item is available in Special Collections at Donnelly Library.]

    #fbf #fathersday #nmhu #nmhistory

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Please join us on Thursday, June 20th in room 322 in the Student Union Building at New Mexico Highlands University at 5 p.m. for a presentation from the New Mexico Forest and Restoration Institute's Amina Sena:

    What Makes a Stream Healthy (or Not) and How it Affects You!

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Veronica Black, from New York City, is the Interim Program Coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence, where she designs professional development and learning experiences for the NMHU faculty. Wisdom to her is “Knowing when to shut up and listen. Wisdom is also knowing when to stand up and speak.” Her family uses the phrase "communication is the key to soccer." Black explains that “It means if you want to win (do a good job at work, ace that group project) and build a strong team (relationships, friendships) you have to be able to communicate with others. Success is not measured by the stuff you have, but in the way you build relationships. And the key to relationships is communication.” Black is doing great things for our university!

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering a free online course in partnership with #NMHU #CareerServices to address the systemic pay gap between women and men. Learn to speak up, negotiate and conduct salary research to support your case. You can do it!

    Register for this free course at https://salary.aauw.org/

    Our goal is to help eliminate the gender pay gap by the year 2030.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • It's National Doughnut Day! Did you know this holiday was actually started as a way to celebrate the women of the Salvation Army who provided doughnuts and cheer to troops on the front lines during WWI?

    This #FlashbackFriday image is taken from the front page of the Santa Fe New Mexican from May 2, 1918. It shows just two of the hundreds of women (sometimes called "Donut Lassies") who served doughy treats to soldiers during and after the war.

    If you'd like to try your hand at making WWI-era doughnuts, check the comments section for a recipe found in the Las Vegas Daily Optic on June 29, 1914. (The secret ingredient is mashed potatoes!!)

    [Images obtained from the Library of Congress website "Chronicling America." For more information on searching historical newspapers, visit or call the Donnelly Library's Archivist at 505-454-3255.]

    #fbf #nationaldoughnutday #salvationarmy #ww1

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos grew up in Grants, New Mexico, where she became friends with diverse populations. She treasured her summers the most, as she spent time with her grandparents and great-grandparents in Northern New Mexico along the Pecos River.

    Highlands is where she was educated, where she spent much of her time with her boys, and where she became passionate about helping others. “I grew up on this campus, personally and professionally,” Ortiz-Gallegos said.

    She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, both with honors, at NMHU. She is now finishing her dissertation to complete her Ed.D. from Grand Canyon University.

    What wisdom means to Otiz-Gallegos is “to appreciate where and who you are at the moment, but to know that there is always a better you that you should strive for. Getting there may not be easy, but accepting help from others, believing in yourself, and having faith will guide you to the path you desire most.”

    Her wisdom for others is to “Make time. Make time to get to know who you are. Make time to self-reflect on all of your accomplishments and challenges that helped you get to today, and all those that are yet to come, as they will help you in your next step in life. Make time to sincerely meet someone new and to try something different. Make time to truly enjoy the journey, and most importantly, make time to make a difference.”

    Ortiz-Gallegos has over 20 years with NMHU serving in various capacities. Her next step is fulfilling one of her professional aspirations in her new journey as Associate Vice President for Student Success at Santa Fe Community College, beginning June 10.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • JUNE TRANSFER TUESDAY. Please join us for this month’s Transfer Tuesday tonight from 6-7pm! http://newmexicohighlands.com/nmhu-visit/#video
    This is an opportunity for you to learn about the 50+ academic programs at NMHU, the scholarship opportunities for transfer students, our affordable tuition rates, what there is to do on campus — and if you’re hooked, your next steps. The video chat link is on the web page http://newmexicohighlands.com/nmhu-visit/#video

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • NMHU Media Arts students Ali Romero and Chris Romero mount their first local gallery show. The sibling duo open their show Saturday, June 8 from 4-6 p.m. at 2 Ten Galeria on the Plaza here in Las Vegas. Congratulations Ali and Chris.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • Does anyone want to take a guess as to who won the rugby National 7s championship? Final game score 17-12!

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University
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  • HU Vatos' championship game is temporarily postponed. High wind. Hail. High drama in Philadelphia.

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