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New Mexico State University events Oct. 8-14

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS SATURDAY WORKSHOP


Visitors to the New Mexico State University Museum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 will learn how to make a Vietnamese headdress.

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 SENIOR SAXOPHONE RECITAL

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present a senior saxophone recital by Stephanie Muñoz at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, call 575-646-2421.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT

The New Mexico State University Department of Music will present a scholarship concert, featuring the NMSU Jazz Ensemble I and Symphonic Winds Ensemble, at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, contact the NMSU Band Office at 575-646-2304.

ART GALLERY PRESENTS TALK WITH RETIRING PROFESSOR DURING EXHIBIT

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present a talk featuring retiring ceramics professor Amanda Jaffe from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 12.

Jaffe and gallery visitors will be able to discuss the retrospective, "Looking Back/Looking Forward," displaying her work dating from 1977- 2011, currently on display at the Art Gallery. The exhibit closes Oct. 15, and this will be the public's final opportunity to have discussions with the artist about her work while viewing the show.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with special evening hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and is located in D.W. Williams Hall on University Avenue east of Solano Drive.

For more information, visit www.nmsu.edu/artgal or www.facebook.com/pages/NMSU-Art-Gallery or call 575-646-2545.

NMSU CHOIRS OPEN SEASON WITH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

New Mexico State University Choirs will open their choral season with "Kirstin with Choirs" during the annual Jack Ward Festival at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

During the Jack Ward Festival, Kirstin Chavez, 1991 graduate of NMSU and well known opera singer, will perform the well known piece Habanera from "Carmen" and will perform selections with the NMSU University Singers. The second half of the program will feature Chavez with Combined Choirs in performances including "Ride On, King Jesus," "Deep River," "My Lord, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and more.

Tickets are available by calling the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420. For more information, call the NMSU Choral Office at 575-646-2067 or visit http://music.nmsu.edu/ensembles/choirs.

NMSU CELEBRATES CINCO DE PINK

The "New Mexico State University Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink" campaign will celebrate its fifth year with numerous events and activities dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Cowboys for Cancer Research.

"Cinco de Pink" t-shirts and polo shirts are now available at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU bookstore & café at the corner of University Avenue and Jordan Street in Las Cruces. Shirts are also available online at www.NMSUbookstore.com and will be available beginning at 3 p.m. just outside the north entrance of Aggie Memorial Stadium, across from Pistol Pete's Paddock public tailgating area, prior to the NMSU vs. Idaho pink football game Oct. 15.

Multiple TETWP events are scheduled for the week leading up to the game, including the annual Taos Restaurant Pink Dinner, the Luminaria Lighting Ceremony, a Pink Volleyball Game, a student bonfire and more. A full list of Pink Events can be found at http://www.pinkaggie.com/schedule.php.

ASTC AT NMSU THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS CLASSIC 'MISS JULIE'

American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present August Strindberg's classic, "Miss Julie," Sept. 23 through Oct. 9 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre at NMSU.

Set in 1874, the play focuses on Miss Julie, mistress of a country manor, as she struggles against the restlessness of her social station, burgeoning passions for her coachman, Jean, and a life free from her domineering father.

All evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are 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 PRESENTS 'LOOKING BACK/LOOKING FORWARD'

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host "Looking Back/Looking Forward," Sept. 2-Oct. 15.

The exhibition will feature works by Amanda Jaffe, who taught ceramics classes at NMSU for 23 years and retired last month.

The NMSU Art Gallery is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The gallery is located in the D.W. Williams Art Center at 1390 E. University Ave. on the NMSU Campus.