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New Mexico State University events, April 8-17

NMSU MUSIC CENTER TO HOST PERFORMANCES


ond Annual Jazz Extravaganza will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall. The Extravaganza will feature all Las Cruces high school jazz bands.

The 36th Annual NMSU Jazz Festival Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Music Center Recital Hall and will feature guest conductor John Fedchock.

For more information about either performance call (505) 646-5341.

TEACHING ACADEMY TO HOST TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

The Teaching Academy will sponsor a special event titled "Time Management Tips for the Organizationally Impaired" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in Milton Hall Room 50.

For more information call (505) 646-2204.

Garcia will discuss the role of school administrators in closing the achievement gap for culturally diverse students. For more information contact Donna Medina at (505) 646-4190.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum will present the photographic display "La Herencia," depicting a variety of La Herencia magazine covers, until Aug. 13. La Herencia is New Mexico's most widely read Hispanic journal, with articles written by local historians from New Mexico and the Southwest.

The exhibit "Southwest Memories: Family Auto Touring in the 1950s" will be on display until Aug. 13. It features images of families traveling through the Southwest during the 1950s. Personal artifacts and clothing popular during the 1950s will also be on display.

The museum will host a reception and book signing for Patricia Greenfield, a professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles, who will speak on "Weaving Generations Together" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the University Museum. Her lecture will discuss her research on social change, child development, weaving apprenticeship and textiles in Chiapas. Her book "Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas" will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Chiapas weavings will also be available for purchase.

The museum also hosts Saturday Family Workshops, where families can participate in arts and crafts activities and view current exhibits. On April 9 participants will make butterfly straw puppets and on April 16 they will make hand print wreaths. Workshops take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. They are free and supplies are provided. For more information call (505) 646-3739.

ART GALLERY TO PRESENT MASTER'S STUDENTS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, for the Master's of Fine Arts Thesis Show.

The MFA Thesis Exhibit will open on Friday, April 15, and run through May 8 at the University Art Gallery. For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-2545.

CONCERT AT PAN AMERICAN CENTER

Of a Revolution, also known as O.A.R., will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the NMSU Pan American Center. Their music melds rock, reggae and ska and is often compared with that of the Dave Matthews Band.

For more information call (505) 646-1420.

NMSU PRESENTS FIESTAS LATINAS

New Mexico State University's Hispanic Organizations continue their Fiestas Latinas event series in celebration of the Hispanic/Chicano culture with dance and refreshments from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at The Club in Corbett Center. A DJ will play salsa and meringue music, cumbia and rancheras. Refreshments will be served.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority will sponsor the NMSU Children's Carnival from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Preciado Park, near O'Donnell Hall. There will be children's games, face-painting and many other events. Parents must accompany their children.

NMSU HOSTING WHEELCHAIR-ABLE BODY TENNIS LEAGUE

The New Mexico State University Adapted Physical Education program has a Wheelchair-Able Body Tennis League from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through May 1 at the university tennis center.

The league features a Wheelchair Division and a Wheelchair-Able Body Division that allows wheelchair-users to compete against able-bodied athletes. A tennis tournament will be held in May for the two divisions.

The league is open to wheelchair-users and able-bodied people. To join or volunteer contact Scott Pedersen at (505) 646-2071 or pedersen@nmsu.edu.