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New Mexico State University events Feb. 18-24

DONA ANA LYRIC OPERA JOINS NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT


The Dona Ana Lyric Opera returns with "Die Fledermaus" ("The Bat"). This production will introduce the direction of NMSU alumnus Ian Sidden and the combined efforts of the full Department of Music including Lonnie Klein and Montgomery Hill, who will prepare the student orchestra and Jerry Alt who is preparing University Singers, NMSU's top choir as the chorus.

"Die Fledermaus" will run Feb. 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. and on Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. Tickets are $15 and $20 for reserved seating ($5 for students) and can be purchased at the Pan Am Box Office at 575-646-1420 or at ticketmaster.com. For more information, please call 575-646-2067.

'LUNA VROUM'S ROOM: SUPER FUN PLAY TIME' AT THE NMSU ART GALLERY

"Luna Vroum's Room: Super Fun Play Time," an interactive variety show-style performance will take place in the Meow Wolf installation, "Glitteropolis," at the NMSU Art Gallery at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Luna Vroum (Chloe Nicole Mandel) and her friends celebrate creativity, community, diversity and healthy habits through short character sketches and integrated videos. This performance is free and open to all ages.

IMMIGRATION SERIES CONTINUES WITH TWO SPEAKERS

The NMSU Department of History will continue its speaker series titled "Arriving in America: The Challenge of Immigrants and Minorities in Modern American History" with Spencer Crew of George Mason University. Crew will discuss The Great Migration of African Americans: Making the 'Color Line' National" on Monday, Feb. 20.

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Hasia Diner, of New York University, will speak on "East European Jewish Immigrants: Unwanted in the Land of Promise." Both presentations will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium.

DANCE PROGRAM HOSTS A DAY OF DANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The New Mexico State University Dance Program will host "High School Dance Day" Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Activity Center located at the corner of Stewart and Locust. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., students can participate in 55-minute dance classes including jazz, ballet, Flamenco, modern, Latin, hip hop, Classical Spanish, West Coast Swing, American Tango, ballet folklorico and conditioning for dancers. The day culminates with an informal performance by the high school dance groups at 4:30 p.m., followed by a social dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The NMSU Dance Program will also hold auditions for high school seniors interested in becoming a dance major or dance minor at the university.

The cost for the entire day is $25 per student. For groups of 10 or more, the cost is $20 per student. Dance instructors of those in attendance may observe or participate at no charge. Check-in is at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, call 575-646-2070 or email Debra Knapp, director of NMSU dance program, at deknapp@nmsu.edu.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's Softball will face Stephen F. Austin University at 2 p.m. and Colorado State at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the NMSU Softball Complex, as part of the Troy Cox Classic.

Aggie Baseball will face Wake Forest at 2:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Presley Askew Field.

Women's Basketball will face San Jose State at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Pan American Center. It is the 2012 Aggie Senior Night.

Men's Basketball will face Drake at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Pan American Center. It is a Sears Bracket Buster game and will be aired on ESPNU.

Women's Softball will face Nebraska at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the NMSU Softball Complex, as part of the Troy Cox Classic.

Aggie Baseball will face Sacred Heart at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Presley Askew Field.

For more information on the games and ticket pricing, visit nmstatesports.com or call the Pan Am Ticket office at 575-646-1420.