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New Mexico State University events Feb. 17-25

CLABS PRESENTS FILMMAKER CHARLIE MINN'S TALK ON DOCUMENTARY


Filmmaker Charlie Minn will talk about his documentary "8 Murders A Day" at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Nason House.

The talk is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Border Studies at New Mexico State University. Minn will share his experience in documenting the problem of violence in Juarez, Mexico.

The documentary, which will be released Feb. 18 at Cineport 10 in Las Cruces, investigates the current situation in Juarez, which has now become the murder capital of the world. In 2007, Juarez averaged less than one murder per day. Today, more than eight murders per day occur in the city.

The Nason House is located at 1200 University Ave. across from FedEx/Kinko's.

For more information, call 575-646-2842 or visit http://www.8murdersaday.com/HOME.html.

CLABS PRESENTS LECTURE ON LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The New Mexico State University Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present "Discovering Latin America at the Library of Congress" with Barbara Tenenbaum at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Nason House.

During the lecture Tenenbaum will show attendees that, contrary to popular belief, the Library of Congress of the United States does not have only materials relating to the United States. Tenenbaum will show how to discover Latin America in the world's biggest library.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Nason House is located at 1200 University Ave. across from FedEx/Kinko's.

For more information, call 575-646-2842.

BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS OPEN MIC NIGHT AT NMSU

The New Mexico State University Black Student Association will present Open Mic Night in celebration of Black History Month from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 17 at Aggie Underground in Corbett Center.

For more information, call 575-646-4208.

GOSPEL CHOIR TO PERFORM IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

New Mexico State University Black Programs will present a performance by the Gospel Choir featuring Kevin Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, contact NMSU Black Programs at 575-646-4208 or the NMSU Choral Office at 575-646-2067.

LA CATRINA QUARTET TO PERFORM AT NMSU

La Catrina Quartet, made up of New Mexico State University faculty members, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

La Catrina Quartet tours regularly throughout the United States and Mexico and has received important awards and recognitions, such as Western Michigan University's All University Research and Creative Scholar Award, the Bascom Little Fund Grant and the North Carolina Arts Council cARTwheels 2009 and 2010 touring program. La Catrina Quartet has a triple mission: to perform the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, to promote Mexican and Latin American art music worldwide and to work closely with composers in order to promote the performance of new music.

For more information, contact Daniel Vega-Albela at 575- 646-5432.

GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT NMSU ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS

Golf enthusiasts can hit the links while supporting New Mexico State University engineering students by participating in the First Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the NMSU Golf Course.

Registration is now open for this event which will benefit engineering scholarships. Prizes will be provided by Callaway Golf. Fees are $100 for individual players and $400 per team. The tournament will conclude with an awards luncheon at 1 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Tracey O'Neil or Mack Haley at 575-646-2913.

NMSU BLACK PROGRAMS PRESENTS BOOK TALK BY MANNING MARABLE

New Mexico State University Black Programs will present "Rediscovering Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" by Manning Marable from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Corbett Center Ballroom.

Marable, a national leader in African American and ethnic studies and professor of public affairs, political science and history at Columbia University, is widely respected for his insight on the politics of race in America. Marable will speak about his soon-to-be-published comprehensive biography of Malcolm X, which presents surprising new details about Malcolm X's life and assassination.

For more information, call 575-646-4208.

INTEL VP TO GIVE LECTURE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING

Intel vice president and New Mexico State University alum Douglas L. Davis will be the featured speaker at the College of Engineering Annual Bromilow Lecture from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104.

Davis, corporate vice president and general manager of the Netbook and Tablet Group within the Intel Architecture Group, will present his lecture "Moore's Law and its impact on the future of computing." Davis graduated from NMSU in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, earning his master's degree in business administration from Arizona State University in 1992.

The Bromilow Lecture is held in recognition of Frank Bromilow's leadership and enhancement of the quality of faculty during his tenure as dean of the College of Engineering from 1961 to 1974.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-646-7416.

ASTC AT NMSU THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS EDGY COMEDY

American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present Bert V. Royal's comic parody, "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," Feb. 18 through March 6 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

All evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box office between noon and 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515.

NMSU ART GALLERY PRESENT ART FACULTY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present the 2011 Art Faculty Biennial exhibition from Jan. 21 through Feb. 23.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located in D.W. Williams Hall on University Avenue east of Solano Drive.

For more information, visit http://www.nmsu.edu/artgal, or call 575-646-2545.