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New Mexico State University events Feb. 16-22

STORYTIME TO CELEBRATE AMELIA BEDELIA'S 50TH BIRTHDAY


Celebrate Amelia Bedelia's 50th birthday with a special children's Story Time and bonnet-making workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in the 2nd floor southeast Living Room. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, "Join" the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/ZyxjMe. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. All campus parking is free on the weekends. Contact jkoliba@nmsu.edu to reserve a bookstore Living Room for your own event.

NMSU STUDENTS PRESENT VAGINA MONOLOGUES

The NMSU student group Aggies for Feminism will present The Vagina Monologues at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court Ave. in Las Cruces. The controversial play is performed annually in venues across the U.S. and globally as part of the V-Day campaign, and will run about 90 minutes in length.

Ninety percent of the proceeds from each performance worldwide are donated to local organizations that work to stop violence against women; the remaining 10 percent is given to V-Day's annual Spotlight Campaign.The proceeds from this year's local performances will be donated to La Casa, a domestic violence shelter in Las Cruces, and to the 2013 V-Day Spotlight, the One Billion Rising Campaign.

MUSIC DEPT PRESENTS THE ENTENTE CORDIALE

The NMSU Department of Music presents "The Entente Cordiale," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. With music by English and French composers for bassoon and piano, "The Entente Cordiale," will feature the works of Hurlstone, Saint-Saƫns, Vaughn Williams, Walthew and composers of the Paris Conservatory. Many of these compositions are premiere performances for New Mexico. Participants are NMSU Music Department faculty members. Admission is free. For more information, call 382-5660

"IN THIS CORNER: NMSU FACULTY EXHIBITION 2013"

The NMSU University Art Gallery will host "In This Corner: NMSU Faculty Exhibition 2013" featuring work from the members of the NMSU Art Department faculty and staff. Participating artists have been asked to either make a site-specific work for display in the UAG or to install their work in a manner that engages with the abundance of corners in the exhibition space. Participating artists include: Julia Barello, Gatis Cirulis, Tauna Cole-Dorn, Peter Fine, Lauren Greenwald, Adam Labe, Katya Reka, Rachel Stevens, Peter Svarzbein, Brett Thompson and Jean Reece Wilkey.

Interim Director Stephanie L. Taylor will give a gallery about the exhibition from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Art Gallery.

The UAG is located in D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University, near the intersection of Solano Avenue in Las Cruces. Call 575-646-2545 for more information, or visit the UAG website at www.nmsu.edu/artgal.

GLOBAL ENCOUNTER SERIES HOSTS SPEAKER

The Office of International and Border Programs will host its first Global Encounter Series beginning with Daniel Kitaw. Kitaw, a visiting professor from the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in Africa, will present on Ethiopia Rising from the Ashes: Strategic Importance to America at noon Monday, Feb. 18, in the Colfax room of Corbett Center. Refreshments will be served.

The Global Encounters Series will be an ongoing series of public events which will be a venue for IBP to support and showcase special international visitors and activities at NMSU. Ideas for a Global Encounters Series event can be submitted to ibp@nmsu.edu.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OPENS SPRING EXHIBITION

The University Museum will host an opening reception for the spring 2013 exhibits from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Kent Hall on the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Exhibitions will include: "Seeing, Hearing, Learning, Being Loved: Cradleboards of North America," made possible by support from the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute, "Weaving Solidarity: Textile Traditions of Highland Chiapas" and "Plazas of New Mexico" a project of the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS SPEAKER

Chris Wilson, professor of Cultural Landscape Studies at the University of New Mexico, will discuss "Three Traditions of Plaza Making in New Mexico" at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the University Museum, located in Kent Hall on the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Wilson will chronicle the rich heritage of New Mexico's public plazas and squares and the everyday life and community celebrations that help sustain them. He will also feature new research showing how the Dona Ana town plan of 1843 became the model for such other communities as Las Cruces, Mesilla, La Mesa, Tularosa and El Paso. Wilson will also profile the revitalization of historic plazas, and the development of new plazas over the past decade.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS BASKETBALL

Baseball will face the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Presley Askew Baseball Field. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Women's Basketball will face Utah State University at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Pan American Center. Admission is free for children under the age of 12, and the game will be aired on Aggie Vision.

Aggie Softball will compete in the Troy Cox Classic. On Saturday, Feb. 16, they will face Penn State University and Colorado State University at 2 and 4 p.m. at the NMSU Softball Complex. On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Aggies will face Colorado State University at 11:30 a.m. and Texas Tech University at 1:30 p.m. Sunday's games will be aired on KSNM AM 570.

The Troy Cox Classic will also feature Texas Tech University versus the University of Missouri-Kansas City at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and versus Penn State at 11:30 a.m. UKMC will face Colorado State at 6 p.m. Saturday, and Penn State at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Aggie Softball will face the University of New Mexico at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the NMSU Softball Complex. This game will be aired on AggieVision.

Admission is free for students with a valid ID. For more information on the games and ticket pricing, visit nmstatesports.com or call the Pan Am Ticket office at 575-646-1420.

AMERICAN IDOL-WINNER PHILLIP PHILLIPS TICKETS ON SALE

American Idol Season 11 winner, Phillip Phillips, will perform live at NMSU's Pan American Center on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 & $28.50 plus applicable fees and will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at http://bit.ly/11uSukh.

Phillips' debut single, "Home," marked the biggest opening sales week for an Idol winner's coronation song and has since gone triple platinum having been featured as the soundtrack for the 2012 U.S. Olympics Women's Gymnastics team and more recently as the unofficial theme for Hurricane Sandy relief. Joining Phillips will be Churchill, an alternative band whose single, "Change," reached number eight on the Triple A airplay chart. For more information, call 575-646-1420 "Join" the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/YKmanU for a complete biography, as well as concert updates and reminders.