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New Mexico State University events, April 16-25

NMSU JAZZ FESTIVAL IS APRIL 16


Mexico State University Jazz Band will host the 35th Annual NMSU Jazz Festival, featuring Vincent DiMartino on trumpet, at 8 p.m., Friday, April 16, in the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall.

DiMartino is a professor of trumpet at Centre University in Danville, Ky. He is a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators and has served as president of the International Trumpet Guild.

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

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO PRESENT MFA STUDENTS' WORKS

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, Chad Davis. For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-2545.

NMSU SYMPHONIC WINDS TO PERFORM

New Mexico State University's Symphonic Winds will present a collage concert of music, featuring the gems of chamber ensemble literature, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in the NMSU 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.

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 19, 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.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO SHOW DOCUMENTARY

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present the documentary "Dark Days" by Marc Singer as part of its Art a la Carte program at noon Friday, April 23, in the gallery.

"Dark Days" is about homeless people living in a train tunnel that runs beneath Manhattan. Admission is free. Free parking will be provided and guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-4010.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OFFERS FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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

A Toy Maker workshop will be offered on April 17 and a Dream Catcher Key Chains workshop on April 24. Both will be 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.

UNIVERSITY'S ARTHROPOD MUSEUM TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

New Mexico State University's Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science will host an open house for its Arthropod Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Skeen Hall Room W168.

Visitors can view the facility, meet the staff and learn about the museum's history and its future. For more information call David Richman, curator, at (505) 646-2900.

LEADERSHIP LECTURE SCHEDULED

New Mexico State University's Union Program Council (UPC) will present a leadership lecture in the Corbett Center Student Union in April.

Delatorro L. McNeal II will present "Leadership and Motivation" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. McNeal will discuss leadership and motivation for college students, including leadership techniques and ways to define self-worth.

For more information call UPC at (505) 646-3200.

LA SOCIEDAD TO HOLD LAST READING FOR SPRING

New Mexico State University will present a reading by poet Patty Seyburn and NMSU master of fine arts fiction student Allison Frazier at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the University Art Gallery.

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

PHOTO EXHIBITION CLOSES APRIL 17

The New Mexico State University Museum exhibit "Images From The Street: Portraits of Albuquerque Homeless" will conclude Saturday, April 17.

The exhibit features Oscar Lozoya's black-and-white studio photographs of homeless people in Albuquerque.

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 is free.

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