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New Mexico State University events Sept. 13-19


The University Museum will host an opening ceremony for the fall 2014 exhibitions from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

The new exhibitions include:

? ?O?odham Himdag: Weaving a Way of Life,? funded by a Southwest and Border Cultures Institute of NMSU grant;

? ?Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America,? a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Humanities; and

? ?Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert,? organized by the New Mexico History Museum Department of Cultural Affairs.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. For additional information, call 575-646-5161.


NMSU college assistant professor of saxophone and music theory Rhonda Taylor will have a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Atkinson Recital Hall. The event is called Nocturnal and will include solo improvisations, saxophone and live electronics.


The Aggie Athletic Club will host annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion from Sept. 18-20. All football athlete alumni are welcome to join. The weekend will consist of events such as touring the new weight room and stadium, a team dinner, golf and pre-game reception before the big rivalry game. For more information or to register, visit www.AggieAthleticClub.com/fbreunion or call 575-646-5151.

The Aggie Athletic Club in conjunction with NM State Athletics is coordinating a bus trip to the NMSU/UTEP football game on Saturday, Sept. 13. Tickets cost $45 per person and include a round trip to the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, a box lunch and game ticket. Ticket availability is on a first come, first serve basis. The bus will depart from the Pan American Center at 4 p.m. and return immediately after the game. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.aggieathleticclub.com/bus. For more information, contact the Aggie Athletic Club at 575-646-5151.


NMSU Volleyball will take on Colorado State University at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Pan American Center. Admission is free for students with a student ID.

NMSU Volleyball will take on Brigham Young University at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Pan American Center. Admission is free for students with a student ID.


The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a Brazilian BBQ Bistro buffet lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 17, inside the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center. The event will include music and decorations. Buffet items include panqueqa de carne, Brazilian chicken skewers with pineapple and bacon, fejioada and passion fruit pineapple cake. A drink will also be provided. The cost is $10.99 plus tax. Free public parking is available.

Taos Restaurant will host a Bodacious Burger night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. The meal includes a gourmet burger made from Angus beef and stacked with toppers. Sides include a choice of crispy waffle fries or beer-battered onion rings. Regular Taos admission is $8.09 plus tax. To add the burger, students must let the cashier know upon entrance and will be charged an additional $5 plus tax. Taos accepts Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash as well. Taos Restaurant is Located on the first floor of NMSU?s Corbett Center Student Union. For more information, contact 575-646-1749.


Casting Crowns, with special guests Sidewalk Prophets and American Idol?s Mandisa, will bring their ?Thrive Tour? from 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, to NMSU?s Pan American Center. Tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $50 and are available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/. Groups of 20 or more may get a $2 discount for each $20 or $30 ticket purchased. The event is presented by the NMSU Office of Special Events and ACTS.


The NMSU Golf Course is bringing FootGolf, a sport started less than a decade ago, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. There will be no cost for the inaugural event, but golf carts can be rented at $6.50 per rider.

New players will play nine holes of golf on the front nine, while regulars will begin an 18 hole play on the back nine. The sport consists of replacing a golf ball with a soccer ball and using a foot as a club.

Following the inaugural event, FootGolf fans will be able to complete a nine hole play from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at a $10 cost. Students with a valid Aggie ID can play for $8. For more information or to sign up, call 575-646-3219. To watch a FotoGolf demonstration, visit http://youtu.be/QdSjECexZZY.


Barnes & Noble at NMSU will continue the popular Open Mic performances from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Open Mic is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking is available in designated spaces. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. For more information, call 575-646-4431, or sign up to perform at bncafe@nmsu.edu.