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New Mexico State University events during February


Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall will host several events in February:
? A Cultural Series concert featuring Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
? A performance by the Mesilla Valley Concert Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5.
? A performance by the NMSU Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
? A concert by the Symphonic Winds at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
? The American Southwest Honor Band Concerts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.
? The Dona Ana Lyric Opera's presentation of "The Merry Widow" from Feb. 25-27.
For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.

New Mexico State University will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of activities during February.

The Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico will give the presentation "Buffalo Soldiers: Military Heroes of the Southwest" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in NMSU's Corbett Center Room 210. The presentation will teach how the Buffalo Soldiers, black units of the U. S. Army from 1866 to 1900, overcame great hardships as they served their nation with honor and distinction.

Black students at NMSU will be honored for their outstanding academic achievement during the Clara Belle Williams Award Ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Corbett Center Auditorium. Williams was the first black graduate of NMSU.

Following the ceremony will be the opening of the exhibit "Our Sisters' Voices: From Africa to the Americas" at 4 p.m. in the Corbett Center Gallery. The exhibit will showcase posters honoring and celebrating contemporary women from Africa and the American Diaspora.

There will be a Blue and White Talent Show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in NMSU's Hardman Hall Room 106. The event is sponsored by NMSU's Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Applications to enter the talent show are available in Garcia Annex Room 135.

A presentation of "New Mexico's African-American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable" will be given at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Corbett Center Room 210. The presentation, given by Albuquerque historian Rita Powdrell, is about the African-American presence in New Mexico from 1870 to 1930.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact NMSU's Office of Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.

A performance by the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall. The performance of Classics IV will feature Andrea Padova on the piano.

For ticket information call (505) 646-3709.

Natisha Hales
Jan. 18, 2006