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New Mexico State University Events March 23- April 2

NMSU SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMANCE TO FEATURE NMSU FACULTY


Mexico State University Symphonic Band will perform with the NMSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Music Center Recital Hall.

The conductor will be Ken Van Winkle.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (505) 646-1420.

FILM FESTIVAL TO SHOW PHOTOJOURNALISTS AMID ISRAELI CONFLICT
The 30th annual Margaret Mead Film Festival will showcase the film "Shooting Under Fire" at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the New Mexico State University Corbett Center Auditorium.

The film follows photojournalists of the Reuters wire service who risk their lives in a war zone to show both sides of the Israeli conflict.

The screenings, which are sponsored by the Union Program
Council, are free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-3200.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY TO PRESENT GUEST PIANIST
The Las Cruces Symphony at New Mexico State University will perform its Classics No. 5 concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30; 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1.

Pianist Ralph Votapeck will be the guest artist.

Pieces to be played are "Rhapsody in Blue" and "I Got Rhythm" variations, both by Gershwin, "Essay No. 1, Op. 12" by Barber and "Symphony No. 2, Sinfonia India" by Chavez.

The concert also will be the world premiere performance of "Land of Enchantment" by Seehafer.

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

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES
Spring inspired arts and crafts workshops will be offered at the New Mexico State University Museum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and Saturday, April 7.

On Saturday, March 31, the workshop will help families create hand-woven baskets and on Saturday, April 7, egg ornaments will be made.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Families are welcome and no sign-up is necessary. Supplies will be provided.

The museum also offers "Pottery of the Americas," a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramic vessels.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU PHYSICAL EDUCATION TO HOST WALK-N-ROLL TENNIS LEAGUE
The New Mexico State University Adapted Physical Education (APE) program will begin its third annual Walk-n-Roll Tennis League Sunday, April 1.

The league is open to players with or without disabilities at all levels of experience and will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through May 6 at the NMSU Tennis Center.

The league is also free and open to the public and participants this year will receive a free NMSU APE Walk-n-Roll Tennis League T-shirt.

For more information visit http://education.nmsu.edu/nmsuape.

NMSU MUSEUM TO HOUSE CHIRICAHUA APACHE PHOTOS
Photographs detailing the history of the Chiricahua Apache from 1872 to the present will be housed in the New Mexico State University Museum lobby through Aug. 28.

The historical photographs feature Cochise and Naiche family descendants.

The museum is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU ZUHL MUSEUM TO PRESENT "SECOND SUNDAYS"
New Mexico State University's Zuhl Museum, 775 College Drive, will be open the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. to showcase world-class fossils and fun activities for children. The next Second Sunday event will be April 8.

Second Sundays are in addition of the museum's regular hours of Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum showcases outstanding fossils of petrified wood of many colors, species, shapes and sizes; ammonites; turtles; a dragonfly; a bat; and beautiful minerals such as amethyst, rhodochrosite, garnet, and malachite.

Zuhl museum is also home to an Ichthyosaur, a highly specialized marine reptile from the time of the dinosaurs, five dinosaur leg bones, a portion of a backbone from a giant herbivore dinosaur, and the eggs of a duck-billed dinosaur.

Second Sundays are free and open to the public. Children also may participate in a scavenger hunt and timeline activity hosted by museum staff.

For more information call Museum Curator Marilyn Huff at (505) 650-1884.

NMSU MUSEUM PRESENTS 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."