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New Mexico State University events for August

ANNUAL AGGIEFEST EVENTS TO BE HELD AT NMSU


tist, big screen movies and a concert are among the highlights of the 7th annual AGGIEFEST activities at New Mexico State University for the beginning of the fall semester.

This year's events include hypnotist Jim Wand at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, a big screen movie at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 22, a Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, and a Splash Bash Cookout at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23. All events will be held on the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage except for the Video Dance Party, which will be held in the Business Complex.

NMSU's marching band will perform its annual Concert on the Green at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, on the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage as part of AGGIEFEST events. Members of "The World's Most Dangerous Marching Band" will showcase the songs and marching style they learned in the Aggie Pride Band Camp in preparation for the upcoming football season.

AGGIEFEST is sponsored by the Union Program Council, Housing and Residential Life, the Associated Students of NMSU and Greek Life. The focus of these events is to encourage students to socialize in an informal and fun atmosphere, provide opportunities to meet new people and a chance to get involved in campus activities.

All activities are free and open to the public. For more information on AGGIEFEST events, call UPC at (505) 646-3200.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO FEATURE TWO ARTISTS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibit featuring two artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20.

The works, "The Churches of New Mexico" and "The Flowers in the Window," monoprints by H. Joe Waldrum, and "Emergence," an installation by Matthew Sommerville, will both be on display through Oct. 9.

In the 1970s, Waldrum began taking Polaroid SX-70 monoprints of New Mexico's churches to use as studies for future paintings. The monoprints of flowers were produced after Waldrum experimented with studies of flowers and color in his New York studio.

Sommerville's video and sound installation attempts to address the process of coming to consciousness in both its literal and metaphorical forms -- light -- by exploring a possible state of existence before language and thought.

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

LAST DAYS TO SEE THREE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum will close three current exhibits during the month of August.

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 "fine print" 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.

The museum, 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) 646-3739.