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New Mexico State University events, Oct. 29-Nov. 7

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.


COLLEGE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS WITH GALA, EXHIBITION

New Mexico State University's Honors College will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala and exhibition by artist Susan King, an NMSU alumna.

King will meet with alumni and guests at the Honors College Anniversary Gala at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Conroy Honors Center. The college will introduce the members of its Advisory Council and announce the Kennett Melgaard Scholarship for honors students at the gala. Melgaard was the first director of the Honors Program.

King's exhibition, titled "Susan King: Homecoming," will be on display at the Conroy Honors Center Gallery through the end of the year. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Honors College, the Department of Art, the Women's Studies Program, the Lilian Steinman Endowed Fund for Visiting Artists and the College of Arts and Sciences. MountainView Regional Medical Center's Women's Center also is sponsoring the event to support education about breast cancer.

For more information call the Honors College at (505) 646-2005.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOST ARTIST LECTURE, RECEPTION

The New Mexico State University Museum will host a reception for Navajo weaver Morris Muskett from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. His exhibit, "The Parallel World of Morris Muskett," will run through Dec. 15.

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

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 university's Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information call Christiansen at (505) 646-1986.

MUSEUM OFFERS 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 dancing spiders Oct. 30 and cork lighthouses Nov. 6. The workshops, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., are free and no sign-up is necessary. All 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.

HALLOWEEN HOWL AT NMSU OCT. 31

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.

The event is open to the public. A donation of one canned food item per child is requested, to be donated to local food banks. For more information call UPC at (505) 646-3235.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO HOST PERFORMANCES

New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall will host a Tuba Studio Recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The Associated Students of NMSU Cultural Series will present Plena Libre at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, also at the Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information on the cultural series call (505) 646-1420. For other music events call the music department at (505) 646-2421.

AUTHORS TO SIGN BOOKS AT UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

Two members of the New Mexico State University history faculty have scheduled book-signing events at the University Bookstore.

Inigo Garcia-Bryce, assistant professor of history, will sign copies of his new book "Crafting the Republic: Lima's Artisans and Nation Building in Peru, 1821-1879" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. The book tells how artisans in Lima, Peru, participated in the transition from Spanish colony to independent nation in the 19th century and ultimately reinterpreted liberalism and began to organize as part of a new working class.

Jon Hunner, associate professor of history and director of the university's Public History Program, will sign copies of his new book "Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. The book traces the evolution of the town of Los Alamos during its first 15 years as home to a national laboratory.

Off-campus visitors can obtain visitor parking permits at http://www.campusvisitor.com. Visitors must pay meters if parked in a metered parking area.

For more information, contact Frankie Miller, University Bookstore, (505) 646-7660.

ART A LA CARTE TO SHOW TWO FILMS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will feature "Resfest 3" during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Highlights of this collection include Stefan Nadelman's "Terminal Bar," winner of the Audience Choice Award at Resfest and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival; "Japanese tradition (Sushi)," the festival favorite from Junji Kojima; Robert Bradbrook's innovative "Home Road Movies" and "The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal," Matt McCormick's mockumentary.

The presentation will begin at noon. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The gallery is located in Williams Hall, near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue.

For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-4010.

LATIN AMERICAN AND SPANISH FILM SERIES CONTINUES

The Latin American and Spanish Film Series at New Mexico State University will
present "Fresa y Chocolate" (Strawberry and Chocolate) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Hardman Hall Room 112. Admission is free.

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 (505) 646-6814.

LA SOCIEDAD PRESENTS HUNGER BENEFIT

La Sociedad para las Artes at New Mexico State University will present its annual Hunger Benefit Reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Mesilla Community Center. The reading will feature Bobby Byrd, Joe Somoza, Antonya Nelson, Rob Wilder and
drama troupe MissionaryNco.

This year's benefit is sponsored by La Sociedad, NMSU's Department of English, Cinco
Puntos Press, and the Bean, a coffee shop in Mesilla. For more information call Connie Voisine, English department, at (505) 646-2027.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM

The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) will present "Classics II," an all-American program, Nov. 6 and 7 in New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

Under the direction of LCSO music director and conductor Lonnie Klein, the orchestra
will perform Barber's "Adagio for Strings," Bernstein's "West Side Story," Copland's "Four
Dance Episodes from Rodeo" and Gershwin's "An American in Paris."

For more information call the LCSO office at (505) 646-3709.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OFFERS 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.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY FEATURES TWO ARTISTS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery is featuring exhibits by 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 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.