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New Mexico State University events, Feb. 17-26

FICTION WRITER TO READ AT NMSU FEB. 17


edad Para las Artes at New Mexico State University will present readings from fiction writer Charles Baxter and NMSU graduate student Stefan McKinstray at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Hardman Hall Room 106.
Baxter is the author of seven works of fiction, including "The Feast of Love," "Believers" and "Harmony of the World." McKinstray, a candidate for a master's degree of fine arts in fiction, will read from his thesis.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (505) 646-2027.


NMSU THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS "THE ICE WOLF"
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) will present "The Ice Wolf" Feb. 17 and 18 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

"The Ice Wolf" tells the story of Anatou, a young girl ostracized because she looks different from her family and friends.

Tickets are $4 for children and $5 for adults. For more information call the ASTC box office at (505) 646-4515 or (800) 646-ASTC.


SEX AND GENDER EDUCATION MONTH EVENTS SCHEDULED AT NMSU
New Mexico State University will host performances of "The Vagina Monologues," workshops, presentations and other activities as part of Sex and Gender Education Month.
The Stonewall Coalition at NMSU will sponsor performances of "The Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in Hardman Hall Room 106. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for others. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Amigos de las Mujeres de Juarez.

Love Your Body Day, Thursday, Feb. 23, will conclude with a free presentation at 6 p.m. in NMSU's Science Hall Room 286. Kate Cunningham, a former toy designer from Good Vibes, will speak about gender, sexuality and safe sex. Shirley Judson of Planned Parenthood will discuss birth control options and the political aspect of reproductive choice.

Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot will talk about the female orgasm at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Hardman Hall Room 106. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.

For more information about these events visit www.stonewallnmsu.com or e-mail contact@stonewallnmsu.com.


LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT NMSU
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 Pandova on the piano.

For ticket information call (505) 646-3709.


HISTORY PROFESSOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION ON LOS ALAMOS
New Mexico State University associate history professor Jon Hunner will present "Inventing Los Alamos" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in NMSU's Science Hall Room 107.

The presentation is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences as part of its spring 2006 colloquium events. For more information call (505) 646-5282.


NMSU HOSTS "PROJECT PAUL"
As part of its Wednesday Night Live series, New Mexico State University's Union Program Council will present "Project Paul" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

Project Paul, played by Jonathon Roberts, explores the life of the Apostle Paul through theater, music, video and light.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (505) 646-3200.


DONA ANA LYRIC OPERA PRESENTS "THE MERRY WIDOW"
The Dona Ana Lyric Opera will present "The Merry Widow" Feb. 24-26 at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

Tickets are $5 for students at the door and $10-$15 for adults. For ticket information call (505) 646-1420.


NMSU HOSTS TALENT SHOW
As part of Black History Month, New Mexico State University's Black Programs and the Zeta Phi Beta sorority will sponsor the Blue and White Talent Show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

For more information contact Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.


NMSU BIOLOGY PROFESSOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION
New Mexico State University biology professor Marvin Bernstein will give the presentation "Flying Over Everest: How Do Birds Do It?" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in NMSU's Science Hall Room 107.

The presentation is one of the spring 2006 colloquium events sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information call (505) 646-5282.

Natisha Hales
Feb. 15, 2006