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New Mexico State University events, Dec. 10-19

BANDS TO PERFORM AT NMSU MUSIC CENTER


Horizons Band and the Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall this weekend.

The New Horizons Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The program includes a Sousa march, the Rossini overture "Semiramide," "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and a piece based on a hymn by Philip Bliss.

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, will include a premiere of local composer Samuel Hollomon's "Knights Go Forth" and a new piece based on the Irish hymn "Be Thou My Vision" by David Gillingham. The featured guest performer will be Charles Blanchard, piano, who will perform a GottschalkTarentelle piece.

Admission to both concerts is free. For more information call (505) 646-2421.

NMSU TEACHING ACADEMY TO HOLD SPECIAL EVENT

The Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University will host two special events for teachers: "Backwards Course Design" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, and "How Small Groups can Transform a Class" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, both in Milton Hall Room 50. For more information, contact the Teaching Academy at (505) 646-2204.

ART A LA CARTE TO SHOW TWO FILMS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will feature "The Idiots" during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte Wednesday, Dec. 15.

"The Idiots" is a 1998 black comedy about a group of young adults who plan to provoke a response from the bourgeoisie by pretending to be mentally and physically disabled.

The presentation will begin at noon in the University Art Gallery, located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-4010.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS TWO EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum is hosting two exhibits through Dec. 15.

"Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland" is a collection of black-and-white photographs by award-winning photographer Miguel Gandert. "The Parallel World of Morris Muskett" features the traditionally inspired weavings of self-taught Navajo weaver Morris Muskett.

For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO HOST 'THE NUTCRACKER'

The Las Cruces Chamber Ballet will present the "The Nutcracker" Dec. 16-19 at New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday performance and $15 and $18 for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.

For tickets call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY FEATURES TWO ARTISTS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery is featuring the work of high school art teachers Raul Dorn and Rob Rutherford through Dec. 17.

Dorn teaches in the Las Cruces Public Schools and Rutherford teaches at a private school in Idylewild, Calif. Both painters incorporate found objects into their work, building surfaces with layers of paint and other materials.

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

SUSAN KING EXHIBITION TO RUN AT NMSU

"Susan King: Homecoming," an exhibition of artwork by New Mexico State University alumna Susan King, will be on display at the NMSU Conroy Honors Center Gallery through the end of the year. For more information call the Honors College at (505) 646-2005.