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New Mexico State University events Sept. 29-Oct. 9

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT


y of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics at the New Mexico State University Museum.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.


MEMORIES ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE NMSU MUSEUM
"New Mexico State University Memories: The First 30 Years" is on display at the University Museum until Dec. 16. Through photos and artifacts, this exhibit celebrates the first 30 years of NMSU when it was called New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.


NMSU ART GALLERY PRESENTS BOOK EXHIBIT
"The Book as Idea, Object and Art" is on display at the NMSU Williams Hall Art Gallery through Oct. 22.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.


NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS HISTORIC AMADOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
"Friends of the Family: Photographs from the Amador Family Collection" is on display at the University Museum through Dec.16. The exhibit features photographs taken by members of the prominent Amador family during the early 20th century in Las Cruces. These photographs reveal the people and places of Las Cruces during the Edwardian era.

Museum events are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.


READING TO BE PRESENTED FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Ana Baca will read from her first novel for adults, "Mama Fela's Girls," from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the University Bookstore as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
"Mama Fela's Girls" is the story of an aging matriarch of the Romero clan in a small town in northeastern New Mexico at the height of the depression.

The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-1427.


LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT CONCERTS AT NMSU
The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra will present cellist Sara Sant' Ambrogio as part of their Classics Concerts. A dress rehearsal will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall. Concerts will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 30 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 in NMSU's Music Center Recital Hall.

Individual concert tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the concert. Dress rehearsal tickets are $15 at the door.

For more information call (505) 646-3709.


NMSU AND ASTC TO PRESENT "INCORRUPTIBLE"
New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will present "Incorruptible" by Michael Hollinger from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, excluding Oct. 2, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.

Set at a time when the relics of saints drew huge crowds of visitors wherever they were housed, "Incorruptible" is loosely based on real life events of the ninth century. While "Incorruptible" tackles serious subjects, it does so in a humorous way. The performances start at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets for all performances are $15 for the general public, $13 for senior citizens, NMSU faculty and staff and $10 for NMSU students. Tickets are available until the last day of the performance.

For more information call (505) 646-4515.


CHILDREN'S READING TO BE PRESENTED FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Ana Baca will read from her works for children from 12 to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the University Bookstore as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Baca's children's works include "Chiles Para Benito" and "Los Bizcohitos de Benito."

The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-1427.


DANCE INSTRUCTION TO BE PRESENTED FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Learn to dance Salsa, Cha-Cha and Merengue with the New Mexico State University Dance Sport Team at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at NMSU's Monagle Hall Patio Two. The event is presented as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-4206.


NMSU ART GALLERY TO PRESENT LECTURE BY PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Louis Ocepek, New Mexico State University professor emeritus, will give a gallery talk titled "The Art and Design of Fine Printing" from 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the NMSU Williams Hall Art Gallery.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.


LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES AND SBCI TO PRESENT READING
La Sociedad para las Artes and the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute at New Mexico State University will present a reading by poet Maria Melendez at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Hardman Hall Room 206 on the NMSU campus. Melendez will be reading with NMSU graduate student poet Carolina Monsivais.

Maria Melendez served as writer-in-residence at the U.C. Davis Arboretum teaching environmental writing workshops before moving to South Bend, Ind., where she worked as a Fellow with the Center for Women's InterCultural Leadership at Saint Mary's College, teaching creative writing and multi-ethnic literature. The University of Arizona Press published "How Long She'll Last in this World," a full-length collection of her poetry, in 2006.

The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-2027.


Austin Craig
Sept. 25, 2006