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New Mexico State University events for December

New Mexico State University events for December


A CARTE TO SHOW TWO FILMS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will feature two films during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte in December.

"Zentropa" will be the featured film at noon Wednesday, Dec. 1, and "The Idiots" will be shown at noon Wednesday, Dec. 15.

"Zentropa" is an erotic, passionate thriller that follows an American visiting postwar Germany who is caught in a web of mystery, intrigue, acts of terrorism and murder. "The Idiots" is a controversial 1998 black comedy about a group of young adults who plan to provoke a response from the bourgeoisie by pretending to be mentally and physically disabled.

Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The gallery is in Williams Hall, near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. For more information call (505) 646-4010.

LATIN AMERICAN AND SPANISH FILM SERIES CONTINUES

The Latin American and Spanish Film Series at New Mexico State University will present "La virgen de los sicarios" (Our Lady of the Assassins) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Hardman Hall Room 112.

The film depicts a love story between Fernando, an older man who returned to his crime-ridden hometown of Medellin, Colombia, and gun-happy 16-year-old assassin Alexis. When Alexis is murdered, grief-stricken Fernando hunts for his killer in the Medellin slums and meets Wilmar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexis.

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.

MUSEUM OFFERS SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOP

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 snow pals at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, at the final workshop in the fall series.

Located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, the museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

NOCHE DE LUMINARIAS TO LIGHT UP NMSU CAMPUS

Noche de Luminarias (Night of Lights), one of the largest luminaria displays in southern
New Mexico, will light up the New Mexico State University campus from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 5.

More than 6,000 luminarias will line the International Mall and the path from the Pan
American Center to Corbett Center Student Union. Las Cruces High School Band members will
make and light the luminarias as a fund-raising event.

Activities traditionally include music, caroling, rides in a horse-drawn trolley and a visit with Santa Claus. Vista Middle School's handbell ringers will perform during the event. Children can have a Polaroid picture taken with Santa for $1. All other activities are free and holiday refreshments will be served in the second floor lobby of Corbett Center.

For more information call the Union Program Council at (505) 646-3200.

'SEASON'S GREETINGS' AT NMSU THEATER

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts will present "Season's Greetings" Nov. 26-Dec. 5 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

"Season's Greetings" will take the audience on a journey back to favorite holiday moments with music and stories that will delight the entire family.

Curtain times will be at 7 p.m. for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances, 8 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Performances will not be held on Mondays or Thanksgiving Day.

For more information or for tickets, call the theater box office at (505) 646-4515.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO HOST PERFORMANCES

New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall will host four performances in December.

An Honors Recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7.

The New Horizons Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.

The Las Cruces Chamber Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker" Dec. 16-19.

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

LA SOCIEDAD WRAPS UP FALL READINGS WITH POETS

New Mexico State University will wrap up its La Sociedad para las Artes' Fall 2004 Visiting Writers Series with poet Aaron A. Abeyta and NMSU graduate poetry student John Chavez at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at La Alma de Artes High School.

The school, formerly the Court Youth Center, is located at 402 W. Court Ave. in Las Cruces.

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

NMSU TEACHING ACADEMY TO HOLD SPECIAL EVENT

The Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University will host two special events in December. "Backwards Course Design" will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, and "How Small Groups can Transform a Class" will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. Both will be held in Milton Hall Room 50.

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

MUSEUM EXHIBITS RUN THROUGH DEC. 15

Two exhibits at the New Mexico State University Museum, "Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland" and "The Parallel World of Morris Muskett," continue through Wednesday, 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. A native of New Mexico, Gandert has been photographing social rituals for more than 20 years.

"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 highly innovative in 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' exhibit of paintings by high school art teachers Raul Dorn and Rob Rutherford will continue through Friday, 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 gallery at (505) 646-2545.