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New Mexico State University events Feb. 25-March 4

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOST LECTURE ON A RIO GRANDE LEGACY


The University Museum at New Mexico State University will host the lecture "Painted Walls and Images on Stone: A Rio Grande Legacy," at 6 p.m. Feb. 25.

Archaeologist and rock art expert Polly Schaafsma will deliver a richly-illustrated presentation concerning how kiva murals and rock art provide a uniquely rewarding set of insights and perspectives on the development of ceremonial traditions and iconography in prehistoric New Mexico.

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.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOST FACE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Visitors to the University Museum at New Mexico State University from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 will have the opportunity to get their faces painted by NMSU students.

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.

INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERT TO GIVE PRESENTATION AT NMSU

Douglas J. Borg of Duke University will give his presentation, "The Impact of Social Networking on Healthcare Delivery," at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Business Complex Room 102 at New Mexico State University.

Borg is the director of insurance and the associate director of clinical risk management for the Duke University Health System. He is also president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. His presentation is part of the Spencer Educational Foundation's "Risk Management in Residence" Program.

The event is sponsored by the Risk Management and Insurance Studies program at NMSU. For more information, contact Tim Query at tquery@nmsu.edu.

ART DEPARTMENT TO HOST PUBLIC LECTURE

Elissa Auther, professor of art history at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, will present the lecture, "West of Center: Art and the Counter Culture Experiment in America," at 6 p.m. March 3 in the auditorium of the Health and Social Services Annex building.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Lilian Steinmen Fund.

For more information, contact Stephanie Taylor at sltaylor@nmsu.edu.

DO?A ANA LYRIC OPERA TO PERFORM FAMOUS MOZART OPERA

The Doa Ana Lyric Opera will perform Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University.

The opera is a succession of awkward and humorous situations enlivened with sparkling repartee. "Marriage of Figaro" has been captivating audiences with its irresistible charm and the melodic beauty of many of its numbers since its opening in May 1786. Mozart collaborated with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte to produce this comedic romp, perhaps the most well-known and loved of his operas.

Tickets for the opera will be available at the Pan American Center Ticket Office and sold separately from NMSU Choirs' season tickets.

For more information, contact Andrew Zimmerman at 575-646-1986, or the Pan Am Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

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.