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New Mexico State University events Dec. 8-14

BARNES & NOBLE HOSTS LANDSCAPE DREAMS, A NEW MEXICO PORTRAIT


Essayist, critic and journalist, Marin Sardy, will present her work, "Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the 2nd floor northeast Living Room of Barnes & Noble at NMSU. To write her essay, Sardy traveled to a variety of hidden corners of New Mexico seeking the uniqueness of the state. Hear about the mysteries, miracles, secrets and surprises she found and discover the ways we shape and are shaped by our surroundings.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. All campus parking is free on the weekends. For more information, call 575-646-4431 or "Join" the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/T4MQfB for reminders and updates.

3RD FLOOR BISTRO HOSTS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Watch Houston take on New England as the free Monday Night Football buffet continues Dec. 10 at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m., with the free buffet beginning at 5 p.m. Menu items are also available for purchase. "Join" the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/410090409038516/ for a list of menu items or to receive reminders and updates.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in NMSU's Stan Fulton Athletics Center adjacent to the south end of Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free public parking is available. Please call 575-646-4763 for more information.

CLABS FALL SPEAKER SERIES CONCLUDES

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will conclude its fall speaker series with Virgilio Lopez Lemus at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Nason House. Lemus, of the University of Habana, will discuss the role of poetry in helping shape national identity in 20th century Cuba in his Spanish lecture "La poesía y las identidades en la segunda mitad del siglo XX de Cuba y América Latina."

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx/Kinkos.

CLABS HOST NARCO ESTADO, DRUG VIOLENCE IN MEXICO

The Center for Latin American and Border studies will host a book presentation for Narco Estado, Drug Violence in Mexico by Teun Voeten at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11. From 2009 till 2011, Voeten focused on the drug related violence that is destabilizing Mexico. He visited the epicenter of the violence, Ciudad Juarez, as well as other hot spots such as Culiacan and Michoacan. With introductory essays by El Paso-based anthropologist Howard Campbell as well as Culiacan based writer Javier Valdez Cardenas, he will present his hard-hitting photobook that tries to explain why the drug violence in Mexico can no longer be ignored as a fringe criminal problem, since it is eroding the very fundaments of our human civilization.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx/Kinkos.

SENIOR ART SHOWCASES

"rematerialized" will be on view from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the University Art Gallery in support of the undergraduate art majors who will be exhibiting their work the same evening at several venues on campus and around town. Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibition and are encouraged to support the students graduating from the Art Department in December.

Graduating NMSU graphic design majors will have an exhibition of their work, "Up All Night," at the Corbett Student Union Art Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. The exhibit will feature graphic design work in conjunction with photographs, drawings and digital design. Featured artists are: Elizabeth Brown, Amanda Demock, Aaron Ewing, Eddie Nelson, Jessica Payne, Sarah Pedregon, Jesus Viezcas and Casey Webb. Light refreshments will be served. The Corbett Center Student Union building can be reached off of Jordan Street from University Avenue.

Graduating Seniors Ammie Ward and Stephanie Wagner will host their bachelors of fine art exhibitions, "First Impressions" and "What Has Been," from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the West End Art Depot Gallery. Their art works utilize metalsmithing, printmaking, photography and videos. Light refreshments will be served. The West End Art Depot is at 401 N. Mesilla St. off of W. Amador Ave. down the street from the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call University Art Gallery Assistant Emilia Casillas 575-646-2545.