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New Mexico State University events Feb. 16- Feb. 22

CENTENNIAL SPEAKER SERIES HOSTED BY BOOKSTORE


The New Mexico State University Bookstore, Temple Beth El and the New Mexico Humanities Council will present Noel Pugach Feb. 17 as part of the Centennial Speaker Series.

Pugach, a history professor at the University of New Mexico, will lecture about Judaism in New Mexico in the 20th Century. A panel discussion will follow the lecture and will be led by Jeff Brown, department head of the NMSU history department. Panelists include David Steinborn, Bea Kline and Frances Williams.

The lecture will be held at Temple Beth El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave, from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information call (575) 646-1427.

NMSU THEATRE ARTS AND ASTC PRESENT 'RECKLESS'

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will present "Reckless" by Craig Lucas Feb. 22 through March 2 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus. It is the fourth production of the 2007-2008 NMSU Theatre Arts/ASTC Season.

A surreal tragicomedy, "Reckless" tells the tale of Rachel, a housewife who learns her husband has hired a hit man to kill her. As she flees, her life takes a series of surprising and comic turns.

Ticket prices vary from $10-$15 depending on performance dates. Call the ASTC box office at (575) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for details.

BLACK PROGRAMS WILL HOST TWO EVENTS

New Mexico State University's Black Programs will host "Spoken Word Extravaganza" on Feb. 16. The event will present African American poetry, rap and storytelling by the group Egypt & Co. from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium.

Black Programs will also host a panel discussion on Feb. 21 titled "100 Challenges Facing African-American Students on University Campuses." Panelists include Maggie George, Laura Spencer, Tim Nelson and Kakanja Nagle. The discussion will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium.

These events are both part of NMSU's celebration of Black History Month.

For more information call (575) 646-4208.

NMSU MUSEUM HOSTS FAMILY WORKSHOP

The New Mexico State University Museum will host a children and family workshop, with craft projects that will reflect a 1930s theme, on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop, titled "Monkey Sock Puppets," will evoke the 1930s "make-do" attitude and will teach children about recycling one thing and making it into another item.

The workshop is free and the materials are provided. No sign up is required, but large groups should call ahead to make reservations. The University Museum is located at University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information call (575) 646-5161.

NEW EXHIBITS WILL OPEN AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

The opening reception for two new exhibits at the New Mexico State University Museum will be held Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery Talks will start at 7 p.m.

The exhibit "Waste Not, Want Not: Great Depression Living," will display some of the practices families used to cope with economic hard times during the 1930s. Repaired objects, recycled materials and well used objects show a lifestyle with little disposable trash or income. Family photographs, stories and correspondences will accompany the objects.

The exhibit, "New Deal Crafts: Spanish Colonial Revival," will display Spanish colonial style furniture made by Mesilla Valley youths. They were funded by the New Deal's National Youth Administration. These young men were taught skills such as tin work, leather tanning, wood carving and furniture making. The University Museum has the largest collection of this furniture preserved in southern New Mexico. Along with the furniture, original artwork from the 1930s and before as well as decorative pieces will be displayed.

These exhibits will be on display until June 23. The museum is open from 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free. The University Museum is located at Kent Hall, on University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information call (575) 646-4056.

SPRING VISITORS DAY

Spring Visitor's Day, a day that gives prospective students and community members the opportunity to become familiar with New Mexico State University, will be held Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend. Highlights will include academic college sessions, an information fair, financial aid presentation, campus tours and residence hall tours.

For more information call (575) 646-3121.

HRTM CAREER FAIR

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management department at New Mexico State University will hold its spring Career Fair Feb. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.

This is an annual event held by the department to bring the industry to HRTM students. Companies attending the career fair include Ecolab, Four Seasons, Hyatt and Olive Garden.

For more information call (575) 646-1631.

DOCUMENTARY VIDEO IN HARDMAN HALL

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will show the documentary film "Poleo Hablando" Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hardman Hall Room 206.

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles and is about land disputes in Lomas del Poleo, a neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez and its connection to border development plans.

For more information call (575) 646-6814.

READING HOSTED BY LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES

La Sociedad Para Las Artes, a graduate student organization at New Mexico State University, will host fiction writer Peter Turchi at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 as part of their reading series.

MFA candidate Dana Kroos will read with Turchi. The reading will take place in Hardman Hall Room 106.

For more information call (575) 646-3931.