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Events at New Mexico State University, April 9-18

FICTION WRITER HELENA MARIA VIRAMONTES TO READ


ico State University will present a reading by fiction writer Helena Maria Viramontes and NMSU master's of fine arts fiction student Jill Stukenberg at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

Viramontes, an assistant professor of creative writing at Cornell University, will read from "Paris Rats in E.L.A.," "Under the Feet of Jesus" and "The Moth and Other Stories."

The reading is part of the La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2004 Visiting Writers Series. Admission is free. For more information call the English Department at (505) 646-3931.

HONORS PROGRAM TO HOST CHESS LECTURE

The New Mexico State University Honors Program will host a chess lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, the Conroy Honors Center.

The chess lectures are given by Las Cruces chess champion Lior Lapid, a senior at NMSU majoring in philosophy. He won the National Chess Championship twice during high school. For more information call Lapid at (505) 524-3201.

ARCHAEOLOGIST TO SPEAK ON SPACE EXPLORATION

Archaeologist Alice Gorman will present a public lecture titled "Space Exploration and Indigenous People in Australia" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the auditorium of the New Mexico State University Museum. Gorman is a professor at the University of New England in Australia and is a member of the World Archaeological Congress Task Force on Space Heritage.

The museum is located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. For more information call (505) 646-3739.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT

New Mexico State University's Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Fred Bugbee, will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

The concert will feature works by Christopher Rouse, J.B. Smith, Bob Becker, Blake Tyson and David Gillingham. Guest artist Blake Tyson will join the ensemble for a performance of "Anubis" for marimba and percussion ensemble.

For more information call Bugbee at (505) 646-2901.

CULTURAL SERIES PRESENTS TERRANCE SIMIEN

The New Mexico State University Cultural Series presents a performance by Terrance Simien at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

Simien is one of the world's top zydeco players, mixing African, French, Spanish and Native American heritages into an accordion and rub board-fueled Creole explosion.

Tickets are $12.50 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff. For more information or tickets, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.

NMSU JAZZ FESTIVAL IS APRIL 16

The New Mexico State University Jazz Ensemble will present the 35th Annual NMSU Jazz Festival, featuring world-renowned jazz artist Vincent DiMartino on trumpet, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

DiMartino, a professor of trumpet at Centre College in Danville, Ky., is a past president of the International Trumpet Guild .

For more information call the Band Office at (505) 646-2304.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO HOST THESIS EXHIBITION

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the MFA Thesis Exhibition from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16.

The exhibit, which will run through May 16, will feature the master's theses of fine arts students Mel Hall, Terry Wolfe, Irene Doconti, Amanda Douglass, Rebecca Thorton and Chad Davis. For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-2545.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO OFFER TOY MAKING WORKSHOP

The New Mexico State University Museum invites families to a Toy Maker workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The workshop is free and no sign-up is necessary. Supplies are provided.

The University Museum Gallery is located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

SYMPHONIC WINDS PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC

New Mexico State University's Symphonic Winds Chamber Ensembles will present a collage concert of music with the gems of chamber ensemble literature at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the Music Center Recital Hall. From Strauss to Torke, this fast-paced recital will offer tremendous musical variety.

For more information call the Band Office at (505) 646-2304.

LAST DAYS TO SEE MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Two exhibits are nearing the end of their runs at the New Mexico State University Museum.

The exhibit "The African-American Community of Las Cruces, 1890-2002," which shows the history of the Las Cruces African-American community through text and photographs, will conclude Thursday, April 15.

"Images from the Street: Portraits of Albuquerque Homeless," featuring black-and-white photographs by Oscar Lozoya, will close Saturday, April 17.

The 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 is free. For more information call (505) 646-3739.