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New Mexico State University events Feb. 7-15

NMSU'S CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE TO PRESENT CHINESE ARCHEOLOGY TALK


Charles Hartley will present "The Summer of Our Discontent: Reconciling the Xia Dynasty and Archaeology" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Hardman Hall room 208. The presentation is part of the Confucius Institute Speakers Series. An NMSU alumnus, Hartley is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese archeology at the University of Chicago and has been working in the field in Henan, China. His presentation will touch on what recent excavations have revealed about life during China's earliest dynasty, approximately 4,000 years ago. For more information, visit http://research.nmsu.edu/confucius/.

SPANISH LECTURE TO BE HELD AT NASON HOUSE

NMSU alumni Amauri Gutierrez Coto will present his book of poetry, "Aprendiz de Mudo" and his book of criticism, "El Grupo de Lezama o el infierno de la transcendencia" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Nason House. This event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., directly across from FedEx/Kinko's.

BOOK READINGS AT BARNES & NOBLE

Al Graves, Ph.D., will present his title, "Harness Your Dark Side: Mastering Jealousy, Rage, Frustration and Other Negative Emotions," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the 2nd floor northeast Living Room. This event is free and open to the public. For upcoming author events, updates and reminders, "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 an event.

"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. 9. There will also be a special event featuring El Paso-based DJ Rob Bass at the UAG on from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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

NMSU DANCE PROGRAM PRESENTS CONCERT, DANCE DAY

NMSU Dance program will perform "Lifted" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Onate Performing Arts Center. "Lifted" is the senior chorography concert, choreographed and produced by seniors majoring in dance. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, 575-646-2070 or agavit@nmsu.edu

On Saturday, Feb. 8, there will be a high school dance day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Activity Center. Cost is $25 for the entire day.

MESILLA VALLEY CONCERT BAND

The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Onate High School Performing Arts Center. Previously this event was to be held at NMSU. The concert will include contemporary works for the concert band by Frank Ticheli and Alfred Reed, a set of songs from Richard Rodgers, "Victory at Sea," Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and a special encore featuring the trumpet section. Admission is free.

NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOSTS AMERICAN SOUTHWEST HONOR BAND

New Mexico State University Department of Music will host a concert series concluding with a performance from the American Southwest Honor Band, which is composed of outstanding high school musicians from New Mexico and El Paso. The NMSU Jazz Ensemble I will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, a Collage Concert will be held featuring the NMSU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Las Cruces All-City Middle School band will perform at 1:30 p.m. with the Southwest Symphonic Band performing at 2 p.m. and the Southwest Winds Symphony at 2:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall.

AGGIE ATHLETICS PRESENTS BASKETBALL

Aggie Softball will compete in the Hotel Encanto Classic Feb. 9 and 10. The Aggies will face the University of Illinois-Chicago at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and the University of New Mexico at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the NMSU Softball Complex. The University of Nebraska will face the University of Illinois-Chicago at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and again Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Nebraska will also face the University of New Mexico at 12 p.m. Sunday.

Baseball will host an alumni game at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Presley Askew Baseball Field. Admission is free.

Men's Basketball will face the University of Seattle at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Pan American Center, as part of the Lou Henson Classic. Dragon Master will perform at half-time.

Aggie Softball will compete against UTEP at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the NMSU Softball Complex. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Baseball will face the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 2:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Pan American Center. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Aggie Softball will compete against UTEP at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the NMSU Softball Complex. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Softball will host the Troy Cox Classic Friday Feb. 15. The Aggies will face the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Penn State University at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively. Texas Tech University and Colorado State University will face off at 9:30 a.m. Penn State will face Colorado State at 11:30, and Texas Tech will face UMKC at 2 p.m.

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.