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New Mexico State University events March 3-9

NMSU COMMEMORATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 16


The Las Cruces community will honor the Apollo 16 mission to the moon with the Apollo 16 40thAnniversary Commemoration event on Friday, March 9, at the Pan American Center. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with launch demonstrations of scale replicas of some historic White Sands rockets as well as the NASA manned space vehicles before the reenactment launch of the Apollo 16 Saturn V moon rocket.

The celebration will also include presentations from Charlie Duke, the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 16 mission and the youngest person to have walked the moon, and Gene Kranz, lead flight director during the Apollo 13 mission. The rest of the afternoon will include hands-on and static displays from Spaceport America, the Las Cruces Natural History Museum, White Sands Test Facility, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, the National Solar Observatory and the Fellowship of Las Cruces Area Rocketry Enthusiasts, among others.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.apollo40.org/.


DANCESPORT COMPANY SPONSORS PROFESSIONAL DANCING WORKSHOPS

The New Mexico State University DanceSport Company is sponsoring their Blues & West Coast Swing Workshop led by professional instructor Matthew Loukopoulos Saturday, March 3, at the NMSU Corbett Center Aggie Underground.

The day will begin with a blues workshop-level one from 10-11 a.m. followed by the level two class, which will cover dips and lunges, from 11 a.m.-noon. It will continue in the afternoon with the introduction to west coast swing workshop from 2-3 p.m. and end with the level two class, which will cover whip and whip variations, from 3-4 p.m.

The fee is $10 for each workshop. For more information, call Betty Burgess at 575-644-0782.

HISTORY DEPARTMENT CONTINUES IMMIGRATION SPEAKER SERIES

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 Charlotte Brooks of Baruch College, CUNY. Brooks will discuss "The First 'Illegals': The Legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882" on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS TENNIS, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND EQUESTRIAN

Women's Tennis will face the University of Idaho at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Aggie Tennis Complex.

Aggie Softball will face Valparaiso at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the NMSU Softball Complex.

Aggie Baseball will face the University of New Mexico at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Presley Askew Field.

Men's Tennis will face the Air Force Academy at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Aggie Tennis Complex.

Aggie Baseball will face the Kent State at 6:05 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Presley Askew Field.

The New Mexico State Equestrian team will face Auburn at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 9, at the NM State Equestrian Center. This event is free to the public.

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