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New Mexico State University events, Feb. 4-13

TOURING COMPANY TO PRESENT "OTHELLO"


Actors from the London Stage will present William Shakespeare's classic drama "Othello," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-5 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre at New Mexico State University.

The group is one of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world. For 13 years, they have performed around the world with the finest Shakespearean actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Tickets for "Othello" are $10 for students, $13 for senior citizens and NMSU employees and $15 for adults.

For tickets or more information, call the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) box office at (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-525-ASTC.

NMSU GALLERY FEATURES FACULTY ART SHOW

The New Mexico State University Biennial Faculty Show continues through Feb. 24.

Every two years, the faculty and professional staff of Art Department get the opportunity to showcase their recent artwork in the NMSU Art Gallery. Most faculty members and staff are represented by commercial galleries and regularly exhibit their work at other venues. The Biennial Faculty Show gives the regional community and prospective art students an opportunity to see what members of the department are creating.

For more information call the University Art Gallery at (505) 646-2545.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO FEATURE GUEST PERCUSSIONIST

The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall. The performance of Classics IV will feature Debussy's "Clair de lune," Brahms' "Variations on a Theme of Haydn," Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Klje Suite" and Schwantner's "Concerto." The guest artist will be percussionist Filippo Lattanzi.

For more information call the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall at (505) 646-3709.


NMSU TO HOST CLARA BELLE WILLIAMS AWARD CEREMONY AND EXHIBIT

More than 250 students will be recognized for their outstanding academic achievement during the Clara Belle Williams Award Ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Williams was NMSU's first black graduate and her grandson Dr. James Williams II will be the featured speaker for the award ceremony.

Following the ceremony will be the opening of "Life and Legacy of Clara Belle Williams" at 4 p.m. in the Corbett Center Gallery. The exhibit will showcase Williams' life and her role in Las Cruces' black history and also will feature Clarence Fielder's exhibit "The African-American Community of Las Cruces, 1890-2002."

The events are part of NMSU's Black History Month activities. For more information call the Office of Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.