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New Mexico State University events, March 11-20


ape of Things" and "On the Verge" will continue at New Mexico State University's Hershel Zohn Theatre through March 19.

The plays, which alternate performances, are produced by NMSU's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC).

The first production is "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute. When Adam begins to date a rebellious art student and discovers a new-found self-confidence, Adam's longtime friends don't appreciate the chilling changes.

"On the Verge," the second alternating production, follows three Victorian female explorers who travel through time and space - from the depths of Africa to the New World to Terra Incognita and beyond. It is a wild and witty tale of yearning, courage and imagination.

Tickets are $8-$13, depending on performance time and date. For times and reservations call the ASTC box office at (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-525-ASTC.


The Center for Border and Indigenous Educational Leadership (CeBIEL) is hosting a speaker series at New Mexico State University to focus on issues of culture, language and socio-economics.

Carlos J. Olvando, a professor of curriculum and instruction, educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University, will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, on "Color-Blind Institutionalism and the Logic of Rational Distrust." The information comes from his book "The Color of Bureaucracy: The Politics of Multicultural School Communities."

The presentation will be in the Ivan L. Carbine Auditorium at the Physical Science Laboratory Building on the corner of Sweet Avenue and Stewart Street. For more information contact Donna Medina, CeBIEL project assistant, at (505) 646-490 or gdmedina@nmsu.edu.


In honor of the contributions of Latin American women, the New Mexico State University Women's Studies Program will sponsor "Tres Vidas" by the CORE Ensemble and Georgina Corbo at 8 p.m. Monday, March 14, in NMSU's Music Center Recital Hall.

The performance is chamber music theater for a singing actress and a trio that profiles the lives of Frida Kahlo, Alfonsina Storni and Rufina Amaya, and how they challenged traditional roles of gender, identity and sexuality. It was first performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and it is now touring the United States.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Women's Studies Program will host events throughout the month on "Exploring the Feminine: Gender, Identity and Sexuality." For more information call (505) 646-3448.


New Mexico State University students will present their artwork in the Annual Student Art Show, which will run March 12-31 in the University Art Gallery.

An opening reception for the show will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the gallery. For more information call the University Art Gallery at (505) 646-2545.


Waltzes, love songs, two pianos and three choirs will be featured in the Jack Ward Invitational Concert's performance of Johannes Brahms "Neue Liebeslieder" at 8 p.m. March 11 and 12 at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

Tickets are $10-15 for adults and $3 for students. To purchase tickets call the Pan American Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420. For more information call (505) 646-2067.

Also playing at the Music Center Recital Hall will be the NMSU Jazz Ensemble's presentation of "When Swing was King" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13. For more information call (505) 646-5341.