NMSU events Oct. 15-21

Kristina Medley

NMSU

NMSU ALUMNA TO JOIN CHOIRS DURING ANNUAL FESTIVAL 

New Mexico State University Choirs will open their choral season with “Christen the Season with Kirstin” during the annual Jack Ward Festival at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

During the Jack Ward Festival, Kirstin Chavez, a 1991 graduate of NMSU who is the artist-in-residence at NMSU for the 2011-2012 academic year, 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.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS SATURDAY WORKSHOP

Visitors to the New Mexico State University Museum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15 will learn how to make and play a Rarámuri Word Game.

The exhibit, “Dancing Under the Moon: A Portrait of the Rarámuri of the Sierra Tarahumara” is being featured at the University Museum. The Rarámuri, more commonly known by their Spanish name, Tarahumara, make up one of the largest indigenous groups north of Mexico City and have maintained many traditions. This exhibit features art and material culture, with photographs by Richard Speedy and objects from personal and museum collections.

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.

MESILLA VALLEY CONCERT BAND TO PERFORM AT NMSU

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University.

The concert will feature area premiers of “A Salute to American Architecture” by Samuel Hall and “Sperberg” by Lon Chaffin, new head of the NMSU Music Department.

For more information, call 575-646-1582.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS GUEST ARTIST RECITAL

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present a guest guitar recital by Gohar Vardanyan at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, contact Kerry Alt at 575-649-4873.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM PRESENTS LECTURE BY RICHARD SPEEDY

The University Museum at New Mexico State University will present “Visions of the Sierra Tarahumara: Reflections on a Photographic Journey,” a lecture by Richard Speedy at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the museum auditorium in Kent Hall.

Attendees will explore the photographs featured in the exhibit “Dancing Under the Moon: A Portrait of the Rarámuri of the Sierra Tarahumara” at a presentation by Speedy, a well known photographer. A selection of images from the exhibit will be discussed in greater detail as Speedy discusses his journeys to the Sierra Tarahumara over the last 10 years.

For more information, call 575-646-5161.

NMSU PINK WEEK CONCLUDES WITH MULTIPLE EVENTS

The week-long “NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign will end its fifth year with multiple themed events Oct. 15, beginning with the 5/10K Fun Run and Walk at 7 a.m. at the NMSU Horseshoe.

At 2 p.m. Student Government for Campus Residents will kick-off its football tailgate party in the parking lot near Aggie Memorial Stadium.

At 3 p.m., the official “Tail Gala” will begin in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot.

“Cinco de Pink” t-shirts and polo shirts will be on sale at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU bookstore & café, at the NMSU Bookstore tent across from Pistol Pete’s Paddock or online at www.NMSUbookstore.com. A portion of the proceeds from every shirt benefits Cowboys for Cancer Research.

For more information, visit www.PinkAggie.com.

BARNES & NOBLE AT NMSU HOSTS EVENTS FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS

The Barnes & Noble bookstore and café will present Storytime at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 in the second floor Children’s Department Living Room, with Maisy Mouse.

Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, will discuss his book, “No University Is An Island: Saving Academic Freedom” at 10 a.m. Oct. 21.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

NMSU PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB HOSTS GOLF SCRAMBLE

The New Mexico State University Physical Science Lab will hold host its annual scholarship fundraiser by hosting a golf scramble Oct. 21 at the NMSU Golf Course.

Prizes for the top three finishing teams and door prizes will also be given out. The event also will be a tournament-within-a-tournament, featuring low score for the team representing their college or business unit on campus as the winners.

For more information visit http://pslgolf.nmsu.edu or contact Abel Sanchez at 575-646-9343, or Stephen Carr at 646-9216.

PAN AMERICAN CENTER PRESENTS AGGIE MADNESS

The New Mexico State University and Las Cruces communities will get a chance to get a pre-season look at the Aggie Basketball teams Oct. 21 at the Pan American Center.

A Kid’s Clinic will be held with both Aggies Basketball teams from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Pan American Center, followed by a moon bounce, half-court shot, giveaways and free food from 7-8:30 p.m.

Attendees will be introduced to the 2011-12 Aggie Women’s Basketball team, followed by an introduction of the men’s team from 9-9:30 p.m. Pictures and autographs will be available afterward, followed by student entertainment at 10 p.m.

For more information, call 575-646-1420.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SENIOR VIOLIN RECITAL

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present a senior violin recital by
Dayna Young at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

For more information, call 575-646-2421.

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.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS FALL SPORTS SEASON

Aggie Football will face Idaho for the annual Pink Football Game at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Aggie Volleyball will face San Jose State at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Pan American Center. Sodexo will sell pink ribbon cookies at the game and will donate half of the proceeds to Cowboys for Cancer Research.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 646-1420.


 

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