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New Mexico State University events, March 4-13

ROTATING PLAYS CONTINUE AT NMSU


ape of Things" and "On the Verge" will continue at New Mexico State University's Hershel Zohn Theatre through March 19.

The plays, which alternate performances, are produced by NMSU's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC).

"The Shape of Things" is by Neil LaBute. When Adam begins to date a rebellious art student and discovers a new-found self-confidence, Adam's long-time friends don't appreciate the chilling changes.

"On the Verge" follows three Victorian female explorers who travel through time and space - from the depths of Africa to the New World to Terra Incognita and beyond.

Tickets are $8-$13, depending on performance time and date. For times and reservations call the ASTC box office at (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-525-ASTC.

NMSU TO HOST WHEELCHAIR-ABLE BODY TENNIS LEAGUE

The New Mexico State University Adapted Physical Education program will have a Wheelchair-Able Body Tennis League from 5-6 p.m. every Sunday from March 6 to May 1 at the university tennis center.

The league will feature a Wheelchair Division and a Wheelchair-Able Body Division that will allow wheelchair-users to compete against able-bodied athletes. A tennis tournament will be held in May for the two divisions.

The league is open to wheelchair-users and able-bodied people. To join or volunteer, contact Scott Pedersen at (505) 646-2071 or pedersen@nmsu.edu.

LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES PRESENTS FICTION READING

La Sociedad para las Artes will present a reading by author Ron Carlson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Hardman Hall Room 106 at New Mexico State University.

Carlson is an English professor at Arizona State University and the author of many story collections, including "The Hotel Eden," "Plan B for the Middle Class" and "The News of the World." He also wrote the novels "Truants" and "Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald."

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information call the English Department at (505) 646-2027.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT NMSU

In celebration of Women's History Month, the New Mexico State University Women's Studies Program will host many events discussing the topic "Exploring the Feminine: Gender, Identity and Sexuality."

The Women's History Month opening reception will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Isabella M. Crouch Reading Theatre. Kate Briggs, instructor for the Women's Studies Program, will give a welcome address.

"Kate's Pants," a presentation celebrating the lives of 11 American women in politics, culture and society, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Hardman Hall Room 106. This presentation is co-sponsored by Rho Lambda National Panhellenic Honor Society.

"Crossing: Notes of a Novice Woman" is a discussion based on the transformation of Deidre McCloskey from male to female. This event will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Corbett Center Otero Room and is co-sponsored by the NMSU Teaching Academy.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information call (505) 646-3448.

NMSU STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR ART

New Mexico State University students will present their artwork in the Annual Student Art Show, which will run March 12-31 in the University Art Gallery.

An opening reception for the show will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the gallery.

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

NMSU MUSIC CENTER TO HOST PERFORMANCES

The Dona Ana Lyric Opera will present "La Serva Padrona" and "Bastien & Bastienne" March 4 and 5. For more information call (505) 646-2421.

The Jack Ward Invitational Concert will perform "Brahms Liebeslieder Waltz" at 8 p.m. March 11 and 12. For more information call (505) 646-2067.

The NMSU Jazz Ensemble will present "When Swing was King" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13. For more information call (505) 646-5341.

All performances will be held in the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.