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New Mexico State University events for January

NMSU MUSEUM TO OPEN TWO NEW EXHIBITS


Mexico State University Museum will open two new exhibits in January.

"The Artistry of African Currency" will open Saturday, Jan. 8, and run through Feb 19. "Roads to the Past: Fifty Years of Highway Archaeology" will open Saturday, Jan. 15, and run through March 15.

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

TEACHING ACADEMY OFFERS WORKSHOP

New Mexico State University's Teaching Academy will present a workshop titled "Fostering Critical Thinking in Scientific Disciplines and Across the Curriculum" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in Milton Hall Room 50.

For more information call the Teaching Academy at (505) 646-2204.

NMSU PRESIDENT TO BE INAUGURATED

The inauguration of New Mexico State University President Michael Martin will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the Pan American Center.

The inauguration, which will celebrate "The Land-Grant Mission: Doing What Counts," will be followed by an Aggie barbecue and public reception in the east parking lot of the Pan American Center.

Prior to the inaugural ceremony on Friday, there will be a panel discussion at 10 a.m. featuring New Mexico's higher education leaders in the Corbett Center East Ballroom.

The academic symposia and events hosted as part of the celebration will include an open forum with visiting presidents at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Corbett Center East Ballroom. A reception for faculty, staff and students will follow at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Corbett Center West Ballroom.

For inaugural updates visit www.nmsu.edu/president/inauguration.

OPENING RECEPTION SET FOR FACULTY ART SHOW

An opening reception for the New Mexico State University Biennial Faculty Show will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the University Art Gallery. The exhibit will run through Feb. 24.

Every two years, the faculty and professional staff of Art Department get the opportunity to showcase their recent artwork in the NMSU Art Gallery. Most faculty members and staff are represented by commercial galleries and regularly exhibit their work at other venues. The Biennial Faculty Show gives the regional community and prospective art students an opportunity to see what members of the department are creating.

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

IRISH FOLK, ROCK MUSIC SCHEDULED AT CORBETT CENTER

Two music performances will be held in New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Student Union in January.

Willson and McKee will perform Irish folk music at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the center's second-floor auditorium. Hammersmith will present rock music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Aggie Underground, which is located on the first floor of Corbett Center.

For more information call Union Program Council at (505) 646-3235.

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO TO PERFORM

The Hot Club of San Francisco will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, yet breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classical tunes and original compositions from the group's lead guitarist Paul Mehling.

For more information call the Pan American Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.

KING PAPERS DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL BREAKFAST

New Mexico State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan, 21, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University and editor of "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.," will be the featured speaker at the breakfast. His topic will be "Keeping the Dream Alive in the 21st Century."

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is a fund-raiser for scholarships and other student support at NMSU. Tickets will be sold in advance and will not be available at the door.

For more information call the Office of Black Programs at (505) 646-4208.