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New Mexico State University events April 27-May 4

LAS CRUCES POET AND COLONIAS ACTIVIST TO GIVE READING AT NMSU


Mexico State University English Department's La Sociedad para las Artes will sponsor a reading featuring local poet Shelia Black at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

Black is a part-time teacher in the English department at NMSU as well as the Development Director for the Colonias Development Council. She recently published a poetry collection, "How to be a Maquiladora", with poems about the violence against women in Juarez, Mexico

Along with Black, Nena Villamil, a NMSU Master in Fine Arts candidate, will read from her thesis, a collection of poems entitled, "No More Saved".

The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information call (505) 646-2027.

NMSU ART GALERY FEATURING GRADUATE STUDENT THESIS EXHIBITION
The New Mexico State University Art Gallery is holding its Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition through Friday, May 11.

Graduating seniors participating in the exhibit include David Baker, Michael O'Neill, Gary Gossett, Bonnie Schetski and Jesse Reinhard.

The NMSU art gallery is located in the D.W. Williams Art Building, at University Avenue and Solano Drive. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is open late the first Thursday of the month until 7 p.m. and is closed Sundays, Mondays and university holidays.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.

NMSU CHOIR CONCERT TO BE HELD
The New Mexico State University Choir will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

The music performed will be from Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

Tickets cost $10, $12 and $15 depending on seating or $3 for university students with an ID. Tickets are available at the Pan American Center Ticket Office.

For more ticket information call (505) 646-1420.

NMSU PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFERS WALK-N-ROLL TENNIS LEAGUE
The New Mexico State University Adapted Physical Education program (APE) is sponsoring a Walk-n-Roll Tennis League on Sundays for players with or without disabilities at all levels of experience.

The league meets from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through May 6 at the NMSU Tennis Center. Participation is free.

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

NMSU MUSEUM DISPLAYS 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 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."

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU THEATER PRESENTS A CLASSIC AMERICAN DRAMA
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will present the classic American drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" April 27-May 6 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.

Written by playwright Edward Albee, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is a story of two couples who meet for drinks and play psychological "games" on each other, surfacing emotional frailties and strength in love, loss, illusion and rationalizations we create when we cannot stand to face the truth.

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