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New Mexico State University events Sept. 27-Oct. 3

The following is a list of events taking place on the New Mexico State University Las Cruces campus between the dates of Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.


NMSU Volleyball will take on Bakersfield at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the WAC Conference Play. Students get in free with an NMSU ID.


The STARS (Scientists, Teachers, Artists, Researchers and Scholars) Rentfrow Renovation Campaign will hold a STARS Sock Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Rentfrow Gym, located at 3165 Williams Ave. The event will be a 50s and 60s flashback, with diner food, music by Franky?s Oldies but Goodies band and performances by NMSU dance companies.

This event is a fundraiser to enhance the renovation of Rentfrow Gym. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, call 575-646-2070. They can also be purchased in advance at Rentfrow Gymnasium or at the door. For seat reservations, email ajurado@nmsu.edu. The organization hopes to raise $2.5 million for new studios, additional classrooms and a performance space. For more information, visit http://college.education.nmsu.edu/giving/stars/.


The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a book presentation in Spanish from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at 1070 University Ave. Jose Manuel Garcia and Adriana Garcia will host the event featuring author Willivaldo Delgadillo talk about his new novel ?Garabato.?


NMSU will host a meet and greet with Ruben Zamora, U.N. ambassador of El Salvador from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Breland Hall Room 179. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact government department head Neil Harvey at nharvey@nmsu.edu or Model U.N. president Theadora Trejo at theadora@nmsu.edu.


Students interested in government and politics can learn how to apply to NMSU Department of Government graduate programs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Corbett Center 3rd Floor Ballrooms as part of the Graduate and Professional Research Schools Fair.

The Department of Government will offer information on admission procedures and graduate assistantships during that time. Deadline for applications for graduate assistantships for spring 2015 is Friday, Nov. 7.

For more information, contact Neil Harvey at 575-646-3220 or nharvey@nmsu.edu.


The NMSU Department of Music will host a Guest Artist Recital and Master Class Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Atkinson Recital Hall. The event will feature Carmelo de los Santos on violin and Paolo Gualdi on piano, with special guest Roberta Arruda on violin. The strings master class will take place at 1 p.m. and the performance begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

The Department of Music will host John Carlo Pierce at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Atkinson Recital Hall. The tenor will present ?Art Songs all?italiana,? a solo recital of music by non-Italian composers. The recital is given for the benefit of the NMSU opera program, and a donation of $10 is suggested.


The Aggie Athletic Club will host alumni-athlete reunions for men?s basketball, men?s tennis, women?s basketball, softball and cheerleading during Homecoming weekend. For more information, visit www.AggieAthleticClub.com.


NMSU Swimming and Diving invites everyone to ?Meet the Team? at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the NMSU Natatorium. For more information, email Kassie Ckodre at kherna17@nmsu.edu.


The annual ?NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink? campaign begins at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, with a Luminaria Remembrance Ceremony and Kick-Off event taking place at 6:45 p.m. on the Rhodes Garrett Hamiel Hall lawn across from Barnes & Noble. The following night, Taos Restaurant will host a Student Dinner and Auction from 5 to 8 p.m.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Pan American Center east concourse students can Shop for the Cure. There is no charge for shopping, but in order to attend the luncheon portion beginning at 11 a.m. a $45 ticket is required. Tables can be reserved for $500. For tickets, contact Elaine.Rosas-luna@LPNT.net.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU will host a ?Fight like an Aggie? Relay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Details can be found at http://aux.nmsu.edu/fight-like-an-aggie-relay/.

Throughout the week, NMSU offices may take part in RHA?s annual office decorating contest. Contestants must pink up their offices by 2:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 2, and contact rha@nmsu.edu to be included in the judging.

In addition, NMSU community members may buy $1 ?Fight like an Aggie? paper guns at Corbett Center Student Union food court, Taos Restaurant, Einstein Bros Bagels, The College Canteen, Subway, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore and Café.

For more information on the week?s events, visit http://www.pinkaggie.com/schedule.php.


Tickets are available for $25 plus fees for Tuesday, Sept. 30?s Foster the People, Fitz and the Tantrums and SoKo concert taking place at the Pan American Center. They can be purchased at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/. For more information, call 575-646-1420 or fisit http://panam.nmsu.edu/foster/.