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New Mexico State University events, July 9-18


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

Children and their families can make ice cream on July 10 and Mexican folk art sculptures on July 17. The workshops, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., are free and no sign up is necessary. All 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.


New Mexico State University at Grants and the Cibola Art Council will feature a reading by award-winning Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca at their Summer Celebration of the Arts on July 9 and 10 in Grants, N.M.

The event, free and open to the public, will begin with a wine and cheese party from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Double Six Gallery, 117 First St. A reading by Baca will follow in the Martinez Hall Theater on the NMSU-Grants campus, 1500 Third St. A question-and-answer session will follow the reading and Baca's books will be available for purchase.

The celebration will continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, on the college campus, where local artists and artisans will display and demonstrate their work. Children's activities will include face painting and hands on art projects.

Baca's work includes the books "The Importance of a Piece of Paper," "A Place to Stand," "Black Mesa Poems" and "Immigrants in Our Own Land" and movie scripts for the films "Bound by Honor (Blood In, Blood Out)" and "The Lone Wolf" and "The Story of Pancho Gonzalez." He has received the National Endowment Poetry Award, the National Hispanic Heritage Award, the Berkeley Regents Award and the American Book Award.

For more information call Maureen Cooke, NMSU-Grants Title V director, at (505) 287-6660 or Katherine Minott, English college instructor, at (505) 287-6670.


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. on the NMSU campus. 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.


The Center for Latin American and Border Studies (CLABS) at New Mexico State University will feature a public lecture by Tereza Vieira, professor of law and nursing at the University Castelo Branco in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

Vieira's topic is "Homosexuality and Transexuality in Brazil: Medical, legal and social aspects."

Vieira specializes in the social, medical and legal aspects of transexuality and bio ethics in Brazil. Her visit through Aug. 8 is sponsored by CLABS and the departments of women's studies and languages and linguistics at NMSU. For more information contact Neil Harvey, CLABS director, at (505) 646-6816 or nharvey@nmsu.edu.


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 among those in the anniversary collection.

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.


Three exhibits are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum.

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.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28. This collection of black-and-white photographs depicts the famous Route 66 highway.

"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.