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New Mexico State University events Sept. 15-25

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 University Museum in Kent Hall at New Mexico State University.

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 UNIVERSITY 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.


UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY PRESENTS BOOK EXHIBIT
"The Book as Idea, Object and Art" is on display at the University Art Gallery in D.W. Williams Hall at New Mexico State University. The exhibition will run 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.


PLAYWRIGHT TO OFFER WORKSHOP
Playwright John Walch will offer a workshop for the general public from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Isabel M. Crouch Readers Theater at New Mexico State University.

For more information call (505) 646-4515.


TWO NEW PLAYS TO BE READ AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will present a reading of "Spin" by Penny Penniston at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and a reading of "The Nature of Mutation" by John Walch at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU main campus. The readings are part of the High Desert Play Development program. The readings will be followed by discussion with the audience.

Tickets for the readings are $5 each. For more information call (505) 646-4515.


ASNMSU PRESENTS JAZZ SINGER
The Associated Students of New Mexico State University will present jazz singer Sophie Milman at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Rio Grande Theatre. The performance is part of the ASNMSU Cultural Series.

Tickets, at $12.50 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff, are available at the Pan American Center ticket office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

For more information call (505) 646-1420.


NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT FACULTY RECITAL
New Mexico State University's music department will present a faculty recital featuring Carl Fels on the oboe at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at NMSU's Music Center Recital Hall.

The recital is free of charge. For more information call (505) 646-2421.


ASNMSU PRESENTS BRASS BAND
The Associated Students of New Mexico State University will present the Eastern European brass band music of Slonovski Bal at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at NMSU's Music Center Recital Hall. The performance is part of ASNMSU's Cultural Series.

Tickets, at $12.50 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff, are available at the Pan American Center ticket office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

For more information call (505) 646-1420.


LECTURE TO HIGHLIGHT POLITICAL CLIMATE IN MEXICO
The New Mexico State University Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present "Mexican Elections and Protest Movements" at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at NMSU's Nason House. The public lecture by Neil Harvey, associate professor of government and director of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies, and Rebecca Wiggins, graduate student assistant in NMSU's government department, will include discussion of their trip to Mexico City in July and August 2006 and the highly contested results of the July 2 presidential election.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call (505) 646-6814.


AUTHOR HENRY SHUKMAN TO READ FROM HIS WORK
La Sociedad para las Artes will present a reading by author Henry Shukman at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Hardman Hall Room 106 on the New Mexico State University main campus. Graduate student Norissa Lear will read from her MFA thesis.

Shukman, a native of England, won the Daily Telegraph Arvon Prize in 2000 and the Times Literary Supplement Prize and Aldeburgh Festival Prize in 2002. Among Shukman's works is "Savage Pilgrims," a memoir about New Mexico, where he has lived and taught for several years. He earned a master's degree in creative writing from NMSU.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information call (505) 646-2027.

Austin Craig
Sept. 11, 2006