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New Mexico State University events April 6-16

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES


inspired arts and crafts workshops will be offered at the New Mexico State University Museum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and Saturday, April 14.

On Saturday, April 7, the workshop will help families create egg ornaments. On Saturday, April 14, participants will create African-inspired dance masks.

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

Participation is free.

PROFESSOR TO SPEAK ABOUT EXPERIENCE IN NICARAGUA
"Economics, Agriculture & Environment in Nicaragua: Lessons from the 2007 Spring Break Study Tour," will be presented by a New Mexico State University professor at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at NMSU's Nason House.

Connie Falk, an agriculture economics and business professor, will share her experience in Nicaragua as a part of the NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies (CLABS) speaker series, "Connections: Latin America and the Border in Global Perspective."

"This series provides an opportunity to learn about many aspects of Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico border from researchers in a wide range of fields," CLABS Director Neil Harvey said. "It is important to understand that what happens on the border is in large part shaped by changes further south. A good knowledge of history and change in Latin America is essential for understanding current issues such as immigration."

For more information call (505) 646-6814.

NMSU JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PRESENT 38TH ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
New Mexico State University's Jazz ensembles will present its 38th annual Jazz Festival at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Music Center Recital Hall.

The festival will feature Mike Tomaro, a renowned composer. Tomaro was a staff arranger and composer for 17 years as a member of Pershing's Own "Army Blues Jazz Ensemble." He was featured recently on Nancy Wilson's Grammy-winning release, "RSVP."

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

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 ZUHL MUSEUM TO PRESENT "SECOND SUNDAYS"
New Mexico State University's Zuhl Museum, 775 College Drive, will be open from 20 to 5 p.m. the second Sunday of each month to showcase world-class fossils and provide 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."