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New Mexico State University events Oct. 16-22

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM WORKSHOP VISITORS TO MAKE PICTOGRAPH MURALS


The University Museum at New Mexico State University will host a workshop on creating a pictograph mural from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

The workshop is related to the exhibit "Images from the Past: Mongollon Rock Art" and is funded by the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall at University Avenue and Solano Drive on the NMSU campus. Weather permitting, the workshop will be held in the museum courtyard.

For more information, call 575-646-5161.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS JACK WARD INVITATIONAL CHORAL FEST

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present the Jack Ward Invitational Choral Festival at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

A grant given to NMSU by New Mexico Arts allowed NMSU to invite well-known choral composer David Childs to the festival. Using the words from the poem "Winds of Pentecost" by Las Cruces poet Keith Wilson, Childs wrote a sensitive, timely piece to be presented by University Singers. Other works by Childs and Wilson will also be featured at the festival.

Former NMSU student Bree del Campo Gordon and the Deming High School Choir, directed by Larry Martin, will also perform. Gordon will perform her rendition of "City Called Heaven," and other gospel and spiritual music. She will be joined by Combined Choirs, conducted by NMSU music professor Jerry Ann Alt and guest conductors Larry Martin and Bobbie Green.

For more information, contact the choral office at 575-646-2067.

ASTC AT NMSU THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS READING OF POLITICAL COMEDY

American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present a reading of Carol Carpenter's family political comedy, "Good Lonely People," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Hershel Zohn Theatre.

Tickets to the reading of "Good Lonely People" cost $5 and are available at the Hershel Zohn Theatre box office between noon and 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515. A post-play discussion with the playwright will be held following the performance.

FIFTH ANNUAL FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO INFORM NMSU STUDENTS

The Student Leadership Conference Fall 2010, Forging Your Own Path in a Diverse Community, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 on the third floor of Corbett Center at New Mexico State University.

Eric Love, director of the Office of Diversity Education at Indiana University Bloomington, will be a featured speaker, with NMSU alum and U.S. Air Force member Cyrus Salazar as keynote speaker.

The conference is hosted by Associated Students of NMSU, Housing and Residential Life and Campus Activities.

The event is free to all NMSU and Dona Ana Community College students, but registration is required.

For more information, call 575-646-3200, or stop by the campus activities office in Corbett Center Room 235.

MESILLA VALLEY CONCERT BAND TO PERFORM AT NMSU

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University.

The performance will featured works such as "Outdoor Overture" by Aaron Copeland; a new piece by Robert Sheldon, conducted by John Chutz, and "Phaeton" by Camille Saint-Seans.

For more information, contact William Clark, 575-646-1582.

CUBAN PROFESSOR TO PRESENT ART LECTURE CO-SPONSORED BY NMSU

Cuban art professor and researcher Julia Portela Ponce de León will present an art lecture at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Nason House.

During the lecture, "The Cuban Diaspora through Contemporary Cuban Art," Portela will discuss the cultural concept of diaspora, the movement of a group of people who share a national or ethnic identity, away from an established or ancestral homeland, as portrayed by contemporary visual artists from Cuba.

The lecture is supported by the New Mexico State University Departments of Art, Languages and Linguistics; the Center for Latin American and Border Studies and the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

It will be presented in Spanish with an English translation. A reception will follow the lecture.

The Nason house is located at 1200 University Ave. across from Kinko's.

For more information, contact the NMSU Department of Art at 575-646-1705.

NMSU PRESENTS THE 10TH EDITION OF 'ARENAS BLANCAS'

The 10th issue of the literary magazine "Arenas Blancas," edited in Spanish, English and Portuguese by New Mexico State University master's degree students, will be presented at the Nason House at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 18.

The new edition of the magazine will be presented by Roberto Ortiz Manzanilla and Diego Ordaz. It contains collaborations from writers, students, artists and professors from the United States and several Latin American countries. The 10th issue also includes a dossier, "Hispanic Queer Literature," edited by Ortiz Manzanilla.

The presentation will be given in Spanish and English and is free and open to the public.

The Nason house is located at 1200 University Ave. across from Kinko's.

For more information, call 575-646-6814.

FALL WELLNESS FAIR COMES TO NMSU

Organizations and companies from the New Mexico State University and Las Cruces communities will unite on the first floor of Corbett Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 to provide valuable information and services to students.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-646-7696.

NASA, VIRGIN GALACTIC EVENT COMES TO NMSU

New Mexico State University Auxiliary Services will present a free NASA and Virgin Galactic event Oct. 19 at the Pan American Center.

The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, the industry's leading symposium for entrepreneurs and innovators, will provide a snapshot of the next phase of commercial space development in a series of free public forums presented by NASA and Virgin Galactic.

The K-12 forum will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the NMSU forum from noon to 1:15 p.m. and the community public forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Registration is not required, but those planning to attend must RSVP to nmsgc@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-6414. For more information, visit http://www.ispcs.com/sugerman.php.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT TUBA AND EUPHONIUM RECITAL

The Music Department at New Mexico State University will present a tuba and euphonium studio recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, contact Jim Shearer at 575-646-2601.

CUBAN PROFESSOR TO PRESENT ART LECTURE CO-SPONSORED BY NMSU

Cuban art professor and researcher Julia Portela Ponce de León will present the lecture "Gender Issues in Cuban Art" at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

Through a comprehensive sample of works, Portela will discuss how the gender perspective has helped female and male Cuban artists from different generations explore and transgress the traditional cultural parameters imposed on women and men in Cuban society.

The lecture is supported by the New Mexico State University Departments of Art, Languages and Linguistics; the Center for Latin American and Border Studies and the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

It will be presented in Spanish with an English translation and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located in the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.

For more information, contact the NMSU Department of Art at 575-646-1705.

NMSU CONTINUES CULTURAL SERIES WITH SO PERSUSSION

The New York-based quartet, So Percussion, will bring an unusual and exotic band of instruments to Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University at 8 p.m. Oct 21.

So Percussion is well known for recording and touring internationally and for their work with modern composers.

Tickets cost $10 for NMSU students with a valid NMSU identification card; $13.50 for NMSU faculty and staff, senior citizens and children ages 2-12 and $15 for the general public.

Tickets can be purchases at the Pan American Center Box Office at 575-646-4413, all Ticketmaster locations or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98715.

FREE VISA ISSUES SEMINAR TO INFORM NMSU FACULTY, STUDENTS

Attorney John Lawit from John W. Lawit, P.C., will present a free educational seminar on issues connected with immigrant and non-immigrant visas from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Corbett Center Senate Chambers Room 302.

Lawit and his associates will be available after the presentation to answer questions and for free individual consultation regarding visas. The seminar is open to NMSU faculty and foreign students.

Registration for the event must be completed by Oct. 18. To register, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/registration/event.php?course=224. For more information, contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by e-mail at hrtrain@nmsu.edu.

NMSU ART GALLERY PRESENTS MODERN DESIGN/FOLK ART EXHIBIT

The Art Gallery at New Mexico State University will present a modern design/folk art exhibit from Oct. 15 through Dec. 17.

The exhibit joins together folk art objects collected by designer Alexander Girard and examples of his modern furniture, textiles and films for the Herman Miller Company to explore the intersections of handcraft and machine production, mid-century modernist esthetics and folk art.

The NMSU Art Gallery, located inside D.W. Williams Hall on University Avenue east of Solano Drive, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, call 575-646-2545, or e-mail artglry@nmsu.edu.