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New Mexico State University events, Nov. 5-14

AUTHOR TO SIGN 'INVENTING LOS ALAMOS'


ner, director of the Public History Program at New Mexico State University, 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, in the University Bookstore.

The book traces the evolution of Los Alamos during its first 15 years as home to a national laboratory, documenting the momentous events that create the town, the lives of the families who lived there and the impact of this small community on the Atomic Age.

Visitor parking permits can be obtained at http://www.campusvisitor.com. Visitors must pay meters if parked in the metered parking area in Lot 17N west of Corbett Center.

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

LA SOCIEDAD PRESENTS HUNGER BENEFIT, CUBAN WRITER

New Mexico State University's La Sociedad para las Artes continues its Fall 2004 Visiting Writers Series with the annual Hunger Benefit Reading and a reading by a Cuban writer.

The Hunger Benefit Reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Mesilla Community Center. It 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.

A reading by Cuban writer Carlotta Caulfield will be at 7:30 p.m, Friday, Nov. 12, Hardman Hall Room 106.

For more information call Connie Voisine, English department, at (505) 646-2027.

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 cork lighthouses Nov. 6 and ojos de Dios Nov. 13. 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.

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.

ETHICS SERIES CONTINUES AT NMSU

New Mexico State University's Honors College will host a presentation by Allan J. McDonald at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

McDonald was director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project at the time of the Challenger accident. He will speak about his involvement in attempting to delay the launch of the Challenger and the lessons learned from his experiences with the media, the Presidential Commission and the U.S. Congress investigating the accident.

For more information call the philosophy department at (505) 646-4616.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO HOST PERFORMANCES

Several performances are scheduled at New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall:

-- A Horn Studio Recital, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9.

-- The American Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

-- Two performances of "Sammy Nestico, an American Composer," by the NMSU Jazz Ensembles, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

For more information on the jazz concerts call (505) 646-2304. For other events call the music department at (505) 646-2421.

LATIN AMERICAN AND SPANISH FILM SERIES CONTINUES

The Latin American and Spanish Film Series at New Mexico State University will present "Suite Havana" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 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 the center at (505) 646-6814.

NMSU TEACHING ACADEMY TO HOLD SPECIAL EVENT

The Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University will host a special event titled "Cheating: Causes, Prevention and Turning It into a Teachable Moment" from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in Milton Hall Room 50.

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

NMSU TO HOST MARIACHI CONCERTS

New Mexico State University will host two concerts during the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference in November.

The Student Showcase Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, and the Spectacular Concert featuring Aida Cuevas will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. The events also will include a mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. All three events will be held in NMSU's Pan American Center.

The city of Las Cruces and NMSU are sponsors of this year's conference. For more information call (505) 525-1735.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM FEATURES TWO EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum is featuring 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. All of 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.

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 exhibiting the works 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 AT HONORS CENTER

An art exhibition by New Mexico State University alumna Susan King will be on display at the Conroy Honors Center Gallery through the end of the year.

King's exhibition is co-sponsored by the NMSU 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.