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New Mexico State University events Oct. 31- Nov. 6

NMSU TO HOST 32ND ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF BANDS


New Mexico State University will be hosting the 32nd Annual Tournament of Bands on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Preliminary competition will begin at 8 a.m. and will run until 6 p.m. Finals will be from 8 to 11 p.m.

For more information visit http://music.nmsu.edu or call the band office at (575) 646-2304.

BOOKSTORE TO HOLD CHILDREN'S PROGRAM WITH LORETTA LOPEZ

The New Mexico State University Bookstore will be holding a children's program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Children's author and illustrator Loretta Lopez will be reading her new book "I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story." The book is full of butterflies so the group will be making butterfly wind socks and can enjoy refreshments.

For more information call the NMSU Bookstore at (575) 646-1427.

MUSEUM TO HOST ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FAMILY WORKSHOP

The New Mexico State University Museum will host its annual Dia de los Muertos Saturday Family Workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Attendants will make and decorate Sugar Skulls. The event is free to everyone.

The museum is located on the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive inside Kent Hall. For more information call (575) 646-5161 or visit http://www.nmsu.edu/museum.

NEWSBOYS TO PERFORM AT PAN AMERICAN CENTER

The Newsboys will perform with special guests Me in Motion, Seventh Day Slumber, and Bread of Stone at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at New Mexico State University's Pan American Center.

Tickets are $22.00 and $17.00 plus any applicable service charges and are available at the Pan American ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or charged by phone at (800) 745-3000.

For more information visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/Newsboys.html.

CLABS TO HOST PRESENTATION ON POLITICS IN JUAREZ

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a presentation on the politics in Juarez, Mexico, titled "El Desgobierno de la Ciudad y la Politica del Abandono," by professor Luis Alfonso Herrera of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Nason House.

Herrera will also present his new book "La Sociedad del Abandono" and copies will be available for purchase and signing. He will be accompanied by two colleagues from universities in Juarez. The presentation will be in Spanish with English translation provided.

The Nason House is located at 1200 University Ave., directly across from Kinko's. For more information call Lydia Duran at (575) 646-6814.

'MISS NAVAJO' IS NEXT FILM SCHEDULED FOR THE MUSEUM'S FILM SERIES

The New Mexico State University's Anthropological Film Series will be showing "Miss Navajo" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

The film tells the story of the annual Miss Navajo Pageant, which in addition to demonstrating poise and beauty, contestants must also make fry bread, weave rugs and butcher sheep, revealing the importance of cultural preservation.

The film is free and open to the public. For more information call (575) 646-5161 or email museum@nmsu.edu.

NMSU BOOKSTORE TO HOST SPEAKER JOAN JENSEN

The New Mexico State University Bookstore will present a lecture with Joan Jensen from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

Jensen will present her research and upcoming book on the now closed Tuberculosis Clinic in Silver City. Jensen is emeritus faculty in the history department of NMSU.

For more information call (575) 646-1427.

EXHIBITION BY JOANNA M. WEZYK TO OPEN AT NMSU'S ART GALLERY

The second exhibition of the 2009-2010 season at New Mexico State University's Art Gallery will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

"Construction Zone" by Joanna M. Wezyk will be on display from Nov. 6 to Jan. 11, 2010. Wezyk's exhibition focuses on her drawings and oil paintings of Catholic churches in Poland and France

The NMSU Art Gallery is located at 1390 E. University Avenue, east of Solano Drive. The gallery is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information call (575) 646-2545 or visit http://www.nmsu.edu/artgal.

CLABS AND DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT PRESENTATION SCHEDULED

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies and the department of government will host a presentation by Juan Aguilo on "Political and Social Justice Issues in Argentina" from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Nason House.

Aguillo is the Dean of Political and Social Sciences at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina. The presentation will be in English.

The Nason House is located at 1200 University Ave., directly across from Kinko's. For more information call Lydia Duran at (575) 646-6814.