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New Mexico State University events for July

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD WORKSHOPS IN JULY


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

Children and their families can make patriotic bugs on July 3, ice cream on July 10, Mexican folk art sculptures on July 17, Route 66 tin foil signs on July 24 and folk art raffia baskets on July 31. All workshops 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.

UNION PROGRAM COUNCIL CONTINUES KIDS SUMMER MOVIES

New Mexico State University's Union Program Council (UPC) will celebrate Christmas in July with the Kids Summer Movie Series.

UPC will show Christmas-themed movies at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in July in the Corbett Center Auditorium. Popcorn and drinks will be provided at each of the free showings.

For more information on the movies to be shown, call UPC at (505) 646-3200.

SCIENTISTS TO GATHER FOR JORNADA SYMPOSIUM

The 14th Annual Jornada Symposium will be hosted by New Mexico State University scientists from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 15.

The symposium will feature 15 invited talks on various research projects in the Chihuahuan Desert region from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jornada Experimental Range Building (Wooten Hall), 2995 Knox St. A social and barbecue dinner will follow the talks from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Jornada Experimental Range, about 30 miles northeast of Las Cruces.

The registration fee for the symposium is $10, which includes the barbecue dinner. Additional guests are $5 per person for the dinner. The deadline to register is July 7.

To register or view this year's Jornada Symposium program, go to http://usda-ars.nmsu.edu/JER/Symposium/symposium.php.

ART GALLERY SHOWCASES PERMANENT COLLECTION

In celebration of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery's 30th anniversary, several pieces of artwork from previously featured artists will be showcased in the gallery's "Permanent Collection Exhibition" through July 31.

Artwork by Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Luis Jimenez, Robert Frank, Linda Conner, Betty Hahn, Claes Oldenburg and Jo Rango are a few that will be contributed to the anniversary exhibition.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. For more information call (505) 646-2545.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS THREE EXHIBITS

Three exhibitions are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum:

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28. Lehrer works exclusively in black-and-white "fine print" mode.

Former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas' exhibit, "Torpedo Squadron Four," will run through Aug. 15. It contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation.

"Folk Art Treasures," which includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla, will run through Aug. 28.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.