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New Mexico State University events, March 3-12


ossini, a visiting professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., will give a free poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Hardman Hall room 106 at New Mexico State University.
Rossini received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in American literature from Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared in a wide range of journals. She is the recipient of the Columbia University Bennett Cerf Award for poetry, the Bread Loaf Scholar Award and the 2003 Connecticut Circuit Poet Award.

The event is sponsored by NMSU's La Sociedad Para Las Artes. For more information call (505) 646-2027.

The New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall will host the following events:
? NMSU Choirs will present the Jack Ward Invitational Choral Concert at 8 p.m. March 3 and 4. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
? ASNMSU will present "Glengarry Bhoys" as part of its Cultural Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. For more information call (505) 646-1420.
? A performance by saxophonist Tia Fuller and the NMSU Jazz Nonet will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10. For more information call (505) 646-2421.
? NMSU Jazz Ensembles will present "Gospel Meets the Big Band" at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.
? A performance by the Symphonic Winds will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.

New Mexico State University's Office for International Programs will host International Festival 2006 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in NMSU's Corbett Center ballrooms.

International NMSU students will participate in the festival and will be dressed in their native fashions. Festival visitors will be entertained by music, dancing and games, and native art, clothing, artifacts, jewelry and photos will be on display.

International Festival provides the local community with an opportunity to experience the different cultures at NMSU, which has an international population of more than 700 students from 70 countries.

Admission to the festival is free, and native foods and beverages can be purchased at the various booths. For more information contact International Programs at (505) 646-2017.

New Mexico State University's Union Program Council will host the American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Traveling Film and Video Festival, the longest-running showcase for international, non-fiction media in the United States. Six features selected to showcase with the traveling tour were screened in November 2005 at the annual Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival.

The tour will make a stop at NMSU March 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The screenings are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information contact the Union Program Council at (505) 646-3200.

As part of Women's History Month, New Mexico State University's Women Studies Program will host "Women in Jazz: Building Our Presence" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, in NMSU's Hardman Hall room 206. The presentation will feature Mack Avenue recording artist and saxophonist Tia Fuller, who will give a performance and a lecture, followed by a question period.

Attorney Mirna Torres will discuss immigration issues when she presents "Empowering Women, Immigrants and the Law" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Colfax Room of New Mexico State University's Corbett Center.

A peace vigil and rally in celebration of International Women's Day will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Federal Building, 200 E. Griggs Ave.

There will be a book signing by University of New Mexico author Tey Diana Rebelledo at noon Friday, March 10, at the NMSU Bookstore. Rebelledo will sign copies of "Chronicles of Panchita Villa."

There will be a "Re-dressing Injustice" workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court Ave. Those who attend will create dresses with Arizona State University artist Irene Simmons. The dresses will be used as part of a public exhibit during the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice symposium later in the month.

For more information about the event, call the Women Studies Program at (505) 646-3448.

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present its annual student show with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m.

The student exhibition is a juried show. This year's juror, Kate Bonansinga, will select which works will be included in the show and which will receive the awards. Bonansinga is the director of UTEP's Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
The exhibit will run through March 30. For more information call (505) 646-2545.

Natisha Hales
Feb. 27, 2006