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New Mexico State University events, Feb. 11-20

NMSU TO HOST CLARA BELLE WILLIAMS EVENTS


Sunday, Feb. 13, has been declared Clara Belle Williams Day in Las Cruces, in honor of New Mexico State University's first black graduate, and NMSU's Black Programs Office has scheduled a series of events that celebrate her life and legacy.

More than 250 students will be recognized for their academic achievement during the Clara Belle Williams Award Ceremony for Outstanding Black Scholars at 1 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium. Dr. James Williams II, grandson of Clara Belle Williams, will be the featured speaker.

At 3 p.m., the NMSU English building will be renamed Clara Belle Williams Hall in her honor. Clara Belle Williams earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1937.

Following the naming 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. It also will feature Clarence Fielder's exhibit "The African-American Community of Las Cruces, 1890-2002."

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

NMSU WOMEN'S STUDY PROGRAM TO HOST SEX EDUCATION DISCUSSION

The New Mexico State University Women's Studies Program and student organizations Feminists Reinventing Equality Everywhere (FREE) and Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) will present a program titled "Sex: No Foolin' Around" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The event, to be held in the Otero Room of the Corbett Center Student Union, is free and open to the public. The program will discuss healthy relationships and women's sexuality.

For more information call the NMSU Women's Studies Program at (505) 646-3448.

COMEDIAN MIGUEL WASHINGTON TO PERFORM

Christian comedian Miguel Washington will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Corbett Center Auditorium at New Mexico State University. The performance is part of Black History Month activities, sponsored by NMSU's Black Programs Office. For more information call Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.

BLACK PROGRAMS TO PRESENT TALENT SHOW

The Black Programs Office at New Mexico State University will present a talent show and MC battle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Hardman Hall Room 106. For more information call Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.

NMSU THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS TWO PLAYS

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) will present two productions that will alternate performances from Feb. 25-March 19.

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

"On the Verge," the second alternating production, 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. It is a wild and witty tale of yearning, courage and imagination.

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.