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New Mexico State University events Oct. 4-10

The following is a list of events taking place on the New Mexico State University Las Cruces campus between the dates of Oct. 4 and 10.


Two big events will conclude this year?s ?NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink? campaign on Saturday, Oct. 4. First, the 8 a.m. Cervantes Family 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk will take place at the north entrance of Aggie Memorial Stadium. Those interested can sign up at http://bit.ly/1m0NGO7.

Then, at 6 p.m. the Aggies will take on Georgia Southern the Aggie Memorial Stadium as part of the Sun Belt Conference home opener. Aggie Walk begins at 3:15 p.m.

Pink t-shirts are available at Barnes & Noble at NMSU for $12 with $8 from each shirt benefitting Cowboys for Cancer Research.

Game tickets start at $10 for adults and $5 for kids and can be purchased at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at http://bit.ly/1qOEixu. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://bit.ly/1oDnMeT.


The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore will host two ?Wild Things? free story times at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 and noon on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event will take place in the 2nd floor children?s living room area. The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore is located at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Panda Express. Campus parking is free on the weekends. For more information, call 575-646-4431.


Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will host a ?Taste of Thailand? event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. The event will include Thai music, facts, decorations and Thai cuisine staples such as Thai barbecue chicken, Vietnamese fried rice, long beans in garlic, vegetarian pho noodle soup, cucumber salad and sweet mangoes in sticky rice. Many of the regular Taos buffet items will also be available.

The event will cost one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. To learn more about campus meal plans, visit http://bit.ly/1lCt8vf. For more information, contact Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU at 575-646-4801 or visit http://bit.ly/1ojrrP9. Join the Facebook even page at http://on.fb.me/1ysUbPj to receive reminders and updates on the year?s ?Taste of? lunches.


Anthropologist Jessica Mulligan of Providence College will host an ?Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico? talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Nason House located at 1070 University Ave. The talk will explore how the privatization of the Medicare and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico transformed the health system of the island.


The NMSU Men?s Basketball team and the Sixth Man Club will host the ?It?s a Bling Thing? Annual Tip-Off Diner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Pan American Center. The 7th annual dinner, sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings, will begin with champagne and a trip down memory lane as former coaches and players from different eras will be in attendance. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the program, including the 2014 WAC Championship Ring Ceremony, will follow. Live and silent auctions will include trips, memorabilia and exclusive experiences. Following dinner, Allen Theatres will present ?Billy Townes Jazz Group featuring Paul Russo.?

Past Tip-Off events have sold out. Tickets can be purchased by calling 575-646-1447. Individual tickets are $100 and reserved tables of eight are $1,000.


The NMSU Women?s Basketball team will kick off the 2014-15 season by hosting the Aggie Women?s Basketball Annual Tip-Off Banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, inside the Corbett Center Ballroom West. The evening will begin with a reception and auction, followed by a dinner and program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Those expecting to attend must RSVP by contacting assistant coach Cecilia Russell-Nava at 575-646-2419 or russellc@ad.nmsu.edu. All donations go directly to the team in helping them achieve success and build community. All faculty and staff have a discounted price of $15.


Swimming and Diving will have an alumni meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the NM State Natatorium. The event will celebrate 50 years of swimming at NMSU.