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New Mexico State University events, Feb. 27-March 7

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS


Mexico State University Museum invites families to spend Saturday afternoons at the museum to participate in arts and crafts activities and view current exhibits.

On Feb. 28, the Saturday Family Workshop project will be Tinker Sculptures. On March 6, students are invited to Make a Terrific Totem Pole. Both workshops are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. They are free and no sign-up is necessary. All supplies are provided.

The University Museum Gallery, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

PREMIERE PERFORMANCE OF OPERA AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

Dona Ana Lyric Opera will present the world premiere performance of "Beautiful Princess Available for Rescue" Feb. 27-29 in the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

Written by Randall Shinn, who composed the opera "Sara McKinnon," this comedy tells the story of Prince Wilbur, who is encouraged by his older brother to spend more time rescuing maidens and killing unwanted creatures. During his travels, Wilbur meets Primrose, a vain princess who demands to be rescued from Bullstrode, an ogre who is holding her captive.

Tickets are $10, $15 and $18, depending on seating. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information or tickets, call the Dona Ana Lyric Opera Ticket Office at (505) 646-1993.

TEACHING ACADEMY TO HOLD WORKSHOPS

New Mexico State University's Teaching Academy will present two workshops by Thomas Angelo on Friday, Feb. 27.

From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., "Making Real the Scholarship of Teaching: Developing Your Own Classroom Agenda" will be presented in Milton Hall Room 50. Participants will plan their own classroom research projects after learning the characteristics of classroom research, considering examples and discussing a case study that illustrates how a teacher turns a vexing teaching/learning problem into a productive classroom research project.

From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the academy will present "Harnessing CATs and CoLTs: Promoting Deep Learning by Linking Classroom Assessment and Collaborative Learning Techniques" in Milton Hall Room 85. This workshop will teach participants what Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) and Collaborative Learning Techniques (CoLTs) are, how they work and how they can be linked to help students become more independent, effective learners.

For more information call the Teaching Academy at (505) 646-2204.

CHORAL FESTIVAL TO FEATURE AREA HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS

New Mexico State University will feature Americas High School of El Paso and Mayfield High School of Las Cruces at the Jack Ward Invitational Choral Festival Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, in the Music Center Recital Hall. Performances will begin at 8 p.m.

Choir students from Americas and Mayfield, along with Mayfield's orchestra, will come together with the NMSU Choirs to perform the Faure Requiem. Members of the University Singers will also perform three pieces: one Latin American piece, one rocking spiritual and a tricky fugue called "A Dog Known as Ego."

Tickets are $10, $12 and $15. For more information call the Choir Office at (505) 646-1993.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY PRESENTS PHILIP ZIMMERMAN

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present a lecture by Philip Zimmerman at noon Friday, March 5, in Williams Hall Room 212.

Zimmerman, a professor of design at the State University of New York, is the artist-in-residence for the Border Art Residency in La Union, N.M.

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

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTING THREE EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum is hosting three exhibits that will run through March.

"Images From the Streets: Portraits of Albuquerque Homeless" by Oscar Lozoya, featuring black-and-white studio photographs of homeless people in Albuquerque, will run through March 27.

Lozoya was named Photographer and Director of the Year for five consecutive years by the Professional Photographers of New Mexico.

The traveling exhibit "Preserving Memory: America's Monumental Legacy" will run through March 27 in the New Mexico State University Museum. The exhibit of 20 full-color panels features almost 200 artworks that tell the stories behind America's public sculptures, monuments and memorials, including Las Cruces' "Roadrunner" sculpture by Olin S. Calk.

A joint project of the Heritage Preservation program and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this exhibit depicts how Americans commemorate major historical events and cultural icons. The exhibit was developed by Save Outdoor Sculpture, a national project devoted to caring for and learning from America's collection of outdoor sculptures.

"The African-American Community of Las Cruces, 1890-2002," running through April 15, shows the history of the Las Cruces African-American community. Through text and photographs, the exhibit depicts segregation and integration, early settlers, homesteaders, community leaders, neighborhoods and businesses.

The exhibit was compiled by Terry Moody, who earned her master's degree in anthropology at NMSU, and Clarence Fielder, an instructor of African-American history at NMSU.

The University Museum Gallery, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free.

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