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New Mexico State University events, Oct. 8-17


Mexico State University Choirs will present "Parlor Music: From the Times Gone By" at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 in the Music Center Recital Hall.

Eric Liefeld and NMSU professor Kerry Alt will play music on period string instruments not seen often, such as lutes, guitars and mandolins. They will be joined by large and small choral groups to add to the atmosphere of parlor entertainment.

NMSU professor Nancy Joy will accompany a women's choir for "Heart I Will Forget Him" and a men's choir will perform American tunes "Black Is the Color" and "Seeing Nellie Home." String and choral pieces by composers from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and early 20th century periods will be performed and an original composition by Carl Johnson of the University Singers will be featured.

Tickets are $3 for students and $10, $12 and $15 for others. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster outlets or the Pan American Center Ticket Office by calling 505-646-1420.

For more information call the NMSU choirs office at 505-646-1993.


The New Mexico State University Art Gallery features "The Churches of New Mexico" and "The Flowers in the Window," monoprints by H. Joe Waldrum, and "Emergence," an installation by Matthew Sommerville, through Oct. 9.

In the 1970s, Waldrum began taking Polaroid SX-70 monoprints of New Mexico's churches to use as studies for future paintings. The monoprints of flowers were produced after Waldrum experimented with studies of flowers and color in his New York studio.

Sommerville's video and sound installation attempts to address the process of coming to consciousness in both its literal and metaphorical forms -- light -- by exploring a possible state of existence before language and thought.

For more information call the gallery at 505-646-2545.


The New Mexico State University Museum invites families to spend Saturday afternoons at the museum to participate in arts and crafts activities and view current exhibits.

Children and their families can make puppet sticks on Oct. 9 and dreamcatchers on Oct. 16. The workshops, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., are free and supplies are provided.

The museum is located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. For more information call 505-646-5161 or 505-646-3739.


New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts presents "Machinal" through Oct. 10 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

Inspired by the sensational 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, "Machinal" focuses on a young stenographer's struggle for life and love. Trapped by the machine-like life surrounding her, she finds herself desperate to survive and be free. Told with bold theatricality, "Machinal" is a modern-age tragedy of isolation turned to murder.

For information or tickets call the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office at 505-646-4515.


A variety of musical entertainment is on tap at New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

The trombone studio will hold a recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.

The Associated Students of NMSU Cultural Series will present the Aquiles Baez Quintet at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

NMSU's Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensembles will hold their annual Scholarship Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.

For more information call the music department at 505-646-2421.


The Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University will hold three special events on Thursday, Oct. 14.

The academy will present "Visual Communication for Effective Teaching and Learning" from 9 a.m. to noon in Milton Hall Room 50, "Paradigm Busters: Instructional Design Strategies for Online Learning" from 1 to 2 p.m. in Hardman Hall Room 106 and "Writing for the Web" from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Milton Hall Room 50.

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


The New Mexico State University Bookstore will host a signing for a new book by NMSU emeritus history professors Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

In "The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910-1920," Harris and Sadler discuss the role of Mexican President Venustiano Carranza in the decade's border violence.

The authors suggest the notorious "Plan de San Diego," which is usually portrayed by historians as a plot hatched in south Texas, was created by Carranza to end the support of border residents to his rival Pancho Villa. The plan called for the execution of all Anglo males 16 and older and the establishment of a Hispanic republic. It was designed to cause a race war between Hispanics and Anglos.

"The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution" is the first Ranger history to utilize Mexican government archives and numerous declassified FBI records on the Mexican Revolution.

Those who plan to attend can print parking permits from http://www.campusvisitor.com/.

For more information call Frankie Miller, University Bookstore, 505-646-7660.


The Latin American and Spanish Film Series at New Mexico State University will present Chiapas Media Project Documentaries at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in Hardman Hall Room 112.

The Chiapas Media Project is a bi-national partnership that provides video cameras, editing equipment, computers and training so that communities in Chiapas can tell their stories in their own words. The documentaries contain English subtitles.

The showing is free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by NMSU's Center for Latin American and Border Studies and the Department of Languages and Linguistics. For more information call the Center for Latin American and Border Studies, 505-646-6814.


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 exhibit provides a broad historic and folkloric context for the sacred and secular rituals, performances, dances and pilgrimages celebrated by the Indo-Hispano community, some dating back to New Mexico's Colonial period of 1598-1821.

"The Parallel World of Morris Muskett" features the traditionally inspired weavings of self-taught Navajo weaver Morris Muskett. The weavings are done on traditional vertical Navajo looms in a weaving style that is contemporary and classical Navajo, yet highly innovative for color and design.

Muskett, who received his degree in civil engineering from NMSU, also will exhibit photographs documenting his contributions to award-winning bridges on Interstate 40 as an engineer with the N.M. Department of Transportation's Bridge Design Section.

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