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New Mexico State University events, Oct. 22-31

NMSU TO HOST 27TH ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF BANDS


ico State University's Pride Band will sponsor the 27th Annual New Mexico Tournament of Bands Saturday, Oct. 23, at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Twenty-eight high school bands from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California will participate. Performances will begin at 9 a.m., with NMSU's Pride Band performing at 5:45 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Finalists will be announced at 6 p.m. and the final competition will begin at 8 p.m. Tournament winners will be announced at 10:30 p.m.

For more information call the band office at (505) 646-2304.

MUSEUM CONTINUES SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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 pottery on Oct. 23 and dancing spiders on Oct. 30. The workshops, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., are free and no sign-up is necessary. Supplies are provided.

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

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT 'LADDER TO THE MOON'

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts will present "Ladder to the Moon" Oct. 21-23 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

In "Ladder to the Moon," a cranky, mysterious woman takes a young neighbor girl on a wild journey into and through the paintings of American master Georgia O'Keeffe. Along the way, the girl discovers how to put her family troubles aside and become an artist in her own right. The mysterious woman, who just might be O'Keeffe herself, learns her own lessons in patience, generosity and the value of her own work.

This production will be presented by the Creede Repertory Theatre from Creede, Colo. For more information or for tickets call the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office at (505) 646-4515.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOST ARTIST LECTURE, RECEPTION

The New Mexico State University Museum will host a lecture and reception for Navajo weaver Morris Muskett.

His lecture, titled "Engineering and Art: Interwoven Threads," will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the University Museum Auditorium. The reception will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the museum.

Muskett's exhibit, "The Parallel World of Morris Muskett," will run through Dec. 15. For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

NMSU TEACHING ACADEMY TO HOLD SPECIAL EVENT

The Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University will present "Discussion as a Way of Teaching and Learning" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Milton Hall Room 85. For more information call the Teaching Academy at (505) 646-2204.

DONA ANA LYRIC OPERA TO PERFORM

Under new director Philip Christiansen, a New Mexico State University assistant professor of music, the Dona Ana Lyric Opera will perform "Closer Than Ever" Oct. 29-31 in the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall. For more information call Christiansen at (505) 646-1986.

HALLOWEEN HOWL AT NMSU

New Mexico State University's Union Program Council (UPC) will host its annual Halloween Howl from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

NMSU student organizations will have booths for children to play games and win candy or prizes. A haunted house and costume contest also will be available for children.

Alpha Xi Delta sorority will help UPC to organize the event and the haunted house.

The event is open to the public and a donation of one canned food item per child is requested. The canned items will be donated to Las Cruces food banks.

For more information call UPC at (505) 646-3235.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS 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 photos illustrate the cultural and spiritual history of the Indian and Hispano communities from the San Luis Valley of Colorado to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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

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

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO SHOW EXHIBIT

Works by Raul Dorn and Rob Rutherford are on exhibit at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery through Dec. 17.

Both Dorn and Rutherford are high school art teachers -- 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.