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New Mexico State University Events Feb. 16-26

DINNER TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT LEADERS


tin Luther King Jr. Dinner, "The Reunion: Reuniting the Past with the Present to Create the Future," will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the New Mexico State University Corbett Center Ballrooms.

Social sciences professor Walter Turner, from College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif., will be the speaker for the event, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders of the past and present.

Turner is host and producer of the weekly Pacifica news program (KPFA) "Africa Today" and recipient of the Marin County, Calif., Human Rights Commission's 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

For more information call (505) 646-4208.

LATIN DANCE PERFORMANCE TO BE GIVEN BY NMSU GROUPS
The New Mexico State University Capoeira Quinto Sol group will sponsor the fifth annual "Fiesta de Carnaval" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Alma d'Arte Auditorium, 402 W. Court Ave.

Capoeira is a form of Brazilian martial arts and dance. Other groups that will perform at the event are Samba Malandragem, New World Drummers and NMSU Dancesport. Various types of music including afro-latino jazz will be played at the event and be accompanied by flamenco and salsa dancing.

Advance tickets are $8 for students and $12 for non-students. The day of the event, tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non-students.

For more information call (505) 621-0248.

NMSU SYMPHONY TO PERFORM WITH HARPSICHORD AND FLUTE ARTISTS
The Las Cruces Symphony at New Mexico State University will perform its Classics No. 4 concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb 18.

Piero Barbareschi, harpsichordist, and Mario Carbotta, flutist, will be guest artists.

Pieces to be played are "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5," "Concerto in A Major, for Harpsichord and Strings, No. 5," both by Bach, and "Symphony No. 4 'Italian'" by Mendelssohn.

Call (505) 646-3709 or (505) 646-4733 for ticket information.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OFFERING FAMILY WORKSHOPS ON WEEKENDS
African-inspired craft projects will be offered 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.17, and Saturday, Feb. 24, at New Mexico State University's Museum.

All workshops are open to the public and families are welcome. No registration is required. The workshops are free and all supplies are provided.

Call (505) 646-3739 for more information.

NMSU WELCOMES CAMPUS VISTORS DURING SPRING EVENT
New Mexico State University's Spring Visitor's day will kick off at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Pan American Center.

The event will provide incoming students, and their families, the opportunity to explore campus and receive answers to important questions about what NMSU has to offer. The day's events will include residence hall tours, campus tours, music scholarship auditions and an information fair sponsored by student affairs.

Prospective students will be able to visit a college or department of their choice, while faculty members are available for any questions. Financial aid also will host a presentation on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and answer any questions.

For more information, call (800) 662-NMSU or RSVP online at http://www.nmsu.edu/spring_visitors.

BOOK AUTHOR TO DISCUSS MEXICAN POLITICS AND ZAPATISTAS
Well-known journalist and poet, John Ross, will present his latest book, "Zapatistas! Making Another World Possible - Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2006," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at New Mexico State University's Nason House.

Ross will talk about the Zapatista movement in Mexico, last year's hotly contested presidential election and the current political situation in Mexico.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information call (505) 646-6814.

NMSU FACULTY TO DISCUSS LIVES OF MAQUILADORA WORKERS
Mark Horowitz, a New Mexico State University sociology and anthropology professor, will give his presentation, "Whose Globalization? Building Global Consciousness in Cross-Border Social Movements," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the university's Nason House.

During his lecture, Horowitz will reflect on several years of cross-border advocacy and fieldwork in border colonias to describe maquiladora workers' attitudes toward their jobs and wages.

He also will discuss the implications of the growing "cross-border justice movement" in Mexico, America and Canada. The professor will also explain how transnational activism may play a key role in managing global corporate power on behalf of workers and communities along the border and elsewhere.

Horowitz teaches and conducts research in the areas of globalization, sociological theory, social movements and social psychology. He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Kansas in 2004.

For more information call (505) 646-6814.

NMSU WOMEN'S STUDIES AND BLACK PROGRAMS TO DISCUSS HISTORY
New Mexico State University's Women's Studies and Black Programs will present a collaborative presentation on slavery and its affects at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Science Hall Room 286A.

The presentation is titled "Beyond Slavery: Overcoming its Religious and Sexual Legacy."

For more information call (505) 646-4208 or (505) 646-3448.

HIP-HOP SOUL BAND TO PERFORM AT NMSU CORBETT CENTER
The hip-hop soul band Mojoe, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the New Mexico State University Corbett Center Auditorium.

Bruce Vandevender, campus activities assistant director, said the group describes themselves as "The Roots meet OutKast over dinner with Marvin Gaye at D'Angelos house." He also said the lead vocalists rap, sing, and perform poetry to deliver a bohemian/rock experience, and create a free-form jam with beats, rhymes, and harmonies that accompany words and emotions which accurately describe urban life.

The event is free and sponsored by the Union Program Council to celebrate Black History Month.
For more information call (505) 646-3200.

LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES TO PRESENT WEEKEND POETRY EVENTS
Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis will read his work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Hardman Hall Room 106 and head a writing workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the same room. The events are sponsored by New Mexico State University's La Sociedad para Las Artes.

Fiction writer Evan Lavender-Smith will open for Ellis during the reading.

Ellis is a creative writing assistant professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., and a faculty member of the Lesley University low-residency Master of Fine Arts program in Cambridge, Mass.

Lavender-Smith is a fiction writer and editor of Noemi Press. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and NMSU.

For more information call (505) 646-2027.

NMSU TO HOST GOSPEL JAZZ NIGHT ON CAMPUS
Several New Mexico State University groups will perform gospel and jazz at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the university's Music Recital Hall.

The NMSU Gospel Choir, the House of Prayer Gospel Jazz Group and NMSU Jazz Ensemble will all perform to honor Black History Month.

For ticket prices and more information, call (505) 646-2421 or (505) 646-4208.

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT EARLY LIFE OF FAMOUS ARTIST
"Vincent in Brixton," a play based on real events of Vincent van Gogh's early life, will run through Sunday, Feb.18, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the New Mexico State University campus.

Ticket prices vary from $10-$15 depending on performance dates. Show times vary. Call (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for details.

NMSU MUSEUM TO HOST TWO AFRICAN EXHIBITS
Two exhibits that celebrate the diversity of African lives - the result of ancient traditions blending with the modern world - are on display in the New Mexico State University Museum galleries through Saturday, June 23.

The exhibits are "The Pasternack Collection of African Art" and "Africa: From Eritrea with Love, the Paintings of Betty LaDuke."

For more information call the (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT
"Pottery of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramic vessels 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.