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New Mexico State University events, Jan. 14-23

NMSU PRESIDENT TO BE INAUGURATED


The inauguration of New Mexico State University President Michael Martin will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the Pan American Center.

The inauguration, which will celebrate "The Land-Grant Mission: Doing What Counts," will be followed by an Aggie barbecue and public reception in the east parking lot of the Pan American Center.

Prior to the inaugural ceremony on Friday, there will be a panel discussion at 10 a.m. featuring New Mexico's higher education leaders in the Corbett Center East Ballroom.

The academic symposia and events hosted as part of the celebration will include an open forum with visiting presidents at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Corbett Center East Ballroom. A reception for faculty, staff and students will follow at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Corbett Center West Ballroom.

For inaugural updates visit www.nmsu.edu/president/inauguration.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR FACULTY ART SHOW TO BE AT NMSU

An opening reception for the New Mexico State University Biennial Faculty Show will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the University Art Gallery. The exhibit will run through Feb. 24.

Every two years, the faculty and professional staff of the 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.

IRISH FOLK MUSIC AT CORBETT CENTER

Willson and McKee will perform Irish folk music at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the second-floor auditorium of New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Student Union.

For more information call Union Program Council at (505) 646-3235.

NMSU MUSEUM TO OPEN HIGHWAY ARCHAEOLOGY EXHIBIT

"Roads to the Past: Fifty Years of Highway Archaeology" will open Saturday, Jan. 15, and run through March 15. The exhibit will celebrate the history of highway archaeology, its impact on local communities and the archaeological practice, and its contribution to museum collections and to knowledge of the past. It is traveling under the auspices of TREX: The Traveling Exhibitions Programs of the Museum of New Mexico.

For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSIC CENTER TO HOST PERFORMANCE

A performance by the Hot Club of San Francisco will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, yet breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classical tunes and original compositions from the group's lead guitarist Paul Mehling.

For more information call the Pan American Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.

NMSU TO HOST PRESENTATION ON WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

Virginia Valian will visit New Mexico State University Jan. 20 and 21 to discuss her book "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women," which examines why so few women are at the top of their profession and suggests strategies for remedying the situation.

A reception for Valian will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the University Golf Course Clubhouse followed by a presentation on "Developing Women's Leadership in the Academy" at the University Golf Course Clubhouse Banquet Room.

For more information contact Pam Hunt at (505) 646-2583 or pamhunt@nmsu.edu.

ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING BREAKFAST TO BE AT NMSU

New Mexico State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University and editor of "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.," will be the featured speaker at the breakfast. His topic will be "Keeping the Dream Alive in the 21st Century."

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is a fund-raiser for scholarships and other student support at NMSU. Tickets will be sold in advance and will not be available at the door.

For more information call the Office of Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.