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New Mexico State University events Oct. 13-23

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT"


of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics 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.

ART GALLERY PRESENTS BOOK EXHIBIT
"The Book as Idea, Object and Art" is on display at the NMSU Williams Hall Art Gallery through Oct. 22.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS HISTORIC AMADOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
To celebrate NMSU's homecoming week the University Museum will present a special gallery opening of "Friends of the Family: Photographs from the Amador Family Collection" and "New Mexico State University Memories: The First Thirty Years" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19.

A lecture by Martha Shipman Andrews, an NMSU processing archivist, will follow the opening at 7 p.m. She will discuss Hiram Hadley, NMSU's first president and a figure that was instrumental in founding the university. Hadley Hall, home to the President's Office and other administrative units, is named in honor of him. He served as president from 1888-1894.

The Amador collection, as well as photos and artifacts from NMSU's first 30 years, will be on display at the museum through Dec.16. The Amador exhibit features photographs taken by members of the prominent family during the early 20th century in Las Cruces. These photographs reveal the people and places of Las Cruces during the Edwardian era.

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.

NMSU WOMEN'S STUDIES SPONSORING FILM
The NMSU Women's Studies department is sponsoring the "Women Make Movies" celebration at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Old Mesilla.

"Sisters in Law" is set in a Muslim village in West Africa. It follows the interesting, and sometimes humorous, exploits of a female state prosecutor and a female court president who are committed to helping the women of their village fight cases of abuse.

The Oct. 18 showing is sponsored by the department, but there are daily screenings Oct. 13-19 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.

THEATER AUDITIONS FOR VINCENT IN BRIXTON
The New Mexico State University theater department will be holding auditions for the production "Vincent in Brixton," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Hershell Zohn Theatre.

Callbacks will be held later that evening. The auditions are open to the public and interested performers should come prepared with a 90-second contemporary monologue.

For more information call (505) 646-4517.

NMSU SYMPHONIC WINDS AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE PERFORM TRIBUTE
The NMSU Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble will perform a scholarship concert as a tribute to donors at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

Tickets may be purchased at the NMSU Pan American Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or the Band Office at NMSU. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors and $7 for the general public.

Seating is general admission and the doors open an hour before the performance.

NMSU SAXOPHONE STUDIO RECITAL TO BE HELD
Rhonda Taylor, a music department assistant professor, will be coordinator for a saxophone studio recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information call (505) 646-2421.

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPH LECTURE TO BE GIVEN
The lecture "Re-reading American Photographs: Walker Evans and the Discourse of Documentary Photography" will be given by Jessica May at 7 p.m. Oct.17 at the D.W. Williams Art Center in Room 212.

May is assistant curator of photography at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX. She also is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art at the University of California at Berkeley. She has published extensively on the subjects of modern photographic history, theory and practice.

TIBETAN BUDDIST SINGING PERFORMACE SCHEDULED
The sacred music of Tibetan Buddhist multiphonic chant and Tuvan throat singing will be part of the NMSU Cultural Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Music Center Recital Hall.

Baird Hershey and Prana will perform these ancient Tibetan vocalizations that produce a beautiful high whistling harmonic or overtone. The group's style consists of beautiful rising harmonies, shimmering vocal textures and high arcing melodies.

Tickets for the event are available through the NMSU Pan American Center. General admission is $12.50. Faculty, students and staff tickets are $10.

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SCREENINGS
The American Southwest Theatre Company and NMSU Theatre Arts are presenting two special screenings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 27, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

A cult classic, the film follows one fateful evening in the lives of a clean-cut, newly engaged couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) as their car breaks down outside of transvestite Dr. Franke N. Furter's (Tim Curry) castle. A movie musical, the film includes classics songs such as "Sweet Transvestite" and "The Time Warp."

Admission is $5 and movie-goers are encouraged to dress in costume and bring props. Special Rocky Horror prop bags will be available for sale at the theater for $5. Door prizes also will be given away at each screening.
Doors will open at 9 p.m. Call 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for more information.

PIANO FACULTY PERFORMANCE SET FOR MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL
Laura Spitzer, an assistant professor of piano at the NMSU music department, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

Spitzer was a touring concert pianist for 16 years before coming to NMSU in 2000.

Oct. 9, 2006
Jacqueline Armendariz