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New Mexico State University events September 19-25

MUSEUM TO HOLD FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOP OF THE YEAR


The New Mexico State University Museum will hold its first Saturday Family Workshop of the year from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the University Museum.

This week's workshop will include a project making gorilla masks. The workshop is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for large groups.

For more information or to notify the museum of a group attendance, send an e-mail to museum@nmsu.edu or call (575) 646-5161.

ASTC AT NMSU HOSTS OPENING OF SEASON WITH TURTULIA NIGHT

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University will hold a Turtulia event to celebrate their opening season at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

A Turtulia is a social gathering with artistic overtones. The event will include entertainment by Mariachi Diamante of Las Cruces High School, food provided by Cha Chi's Restaurant and beverages from Pepsi of Las Cruces. Immediately following will be a preview performance of the comedy "The Clean House," the first production of the ASTC at NMSU's 2009-2010 season, at 7 p.m.

Tickets to the event are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets call (575) 646-4515 or visit http://theatre.nmsu.edu/astc/box_office.html.

CLABS PRESENTS PUBLIC LECTURE
The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present a public lecture, "Illegitimacy: The Criminal Power of the Mexican State" from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Hardman Hall Room 106.

The lecture will be presented by Emilio Gutierrez Soto, who for many years was a reporter for El Diario de Nuevo Casas Grandes, based in the town of Ascension, Chihuahua. In 2008, he fled to the U.S. after receiving death threats from military officials in response to his articles critical of the conduct of troops in northern Chihuahua. His presentation will focus on the increasing role of the military in Mexican political life and the consequences for democracy and human rights.

The presentation will be in Spanish with English translation provided. For more information call Lydia Duran at (575) 646-6814.