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New Mexico State University events May 10-16


New Mexico State University will hold two commencement ceremonies on May 10.

The first ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Business, Engineering and Extended Learning. The second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Health and Social Services.

Ed and Harold Foreman, who were born in Portales, N.M. and donated $1.5 million to the College of Engineering in 2005, will receive honorary degrees from NMSU during the commencement ceremony.

For the 2008 spring semester, 1,497 undergraduate students and 599 graduate students have applied to graduate. More than 1,300 students will participate in the two commencement ceremonies held at the Pan American Center.


The New Horizons Orchestra will perform at New Mexico State University at 3 p.m. May 11 at the Music Center Recital Hall.

Maestro Oscar Butler, 91, will conduct the performance of classical music including two movements of Dvorak's Symphony No. 4, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite and a Mozart French horn concerto. A brass quintet and flute ensembles will be included.

Admission is free.

For more information call (575) 646-2421.