Archive for 2013
On Thursday, December 5th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, NMSU-A will host its Annual Fall Student Art Show, featuring student work from ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, digital graphics, and animation. A formal presentation of student artwork will be shown in the Art Exhibition Lab located in the Pro Tech building next to the main lobby where the reception will be held. For more information, contact either John Adams at 439-3675 or Theresa Chavez at 439-3670.
Hope to see you there!
On Friday, November 22nd, from 6:30—9:00 p.m. in TE 128 in the Technical Education Building, Take Back the Night Alamogordo is hosting a viewing of the film Sleeping with the Enemy starring Julia Roberts. This event will be held in support of COPE.
For admission, people can donate at least one of the following high need items: used cell phone, AAA batteries, new underwear, bras, big bottles of shampoo or conditioner, socks for women, deodorant, hairbrush, comb, hairdryer, alarm clock, kids’ pajamas, socks, school clothes, coats, back pack, loose leaf paper, pens, pencils, notebook, ruler, or erasers.
After the movie, Perry Lawson, Community Education and Outreach Director at COPE, will give a brief talk and answer questions about domestic violence in our community.
If you are going out of town Friday or don’t have an interest in seeing the movie, please consider money or donating an item. COPE would be most appreciative! You can leave donations with Erin O. Armendarez in the LTC.
UNM Recruiter will be on the NMSU-A campus, in the Student Union Lobby, Thursday, November 14th from 10:30-2 p.m. to visit with students who might be interested in transferring to UNM.
Registration has arrived for Spring 2014!
ADA Accessibility Services Coordinator Viviane Ackall (439-3924)
HAFB Coordinator Bobi McDonald (479-4318)
2. Take care of any holds that might delay registering.
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NMSU-A Theatre on the Hill presents “The Curious Savage”
by Carolyn Dittmer
Don’t let the title, “The Curious Savage” throw you. Ethel P. Savage is quite civilized, but Joylyn Mercouris, who plays the part of Mrs. Savage in the upcoming Theatre on the Hill comedy production, describes her character as a “curiosity”.
“Does she belong at the Cloisters? Are the quirks she exhibits enough to keep her institutionalized, or is she merely following her own path?” questioned Mercouris. “To my way of thinking, she is her own person with specific ideas of what she wants to do with her life and does not care if those ideas meet with general approval.”
When the curtain rises, Mrs. Savage has lost the battle of being institutionalized at the Cloisters, but remains engaged in the war with her greedy stepchildren over her late husband’s fortune.
It is not surprising that the actors playing the stepchildren dislike their characters, but enjoy the roles.
“The senator is a self-centered, pompous ass. He feels a twinge of guilt for what he and his siblings are doing, but manages to suppress it with little effort,” commented Rod Barnes, who plays Senator Titus Savage. “He’s a fun character to play, but not someone I’d like to emulate.”
Monica Helms, enjoys playing the “over the top” Lilly Belle.
“She is self centered, self gratifying, narcissistic and greedy–a lot of not so charming characteristics and she’s been that way forever. She’s been married 6 times and I would make the assumption most of those were for money and not for love,” said Helms.
The third Savage stepchild is a newcomer to the Theatre on the Hill stage, but expressed delight at the camaraderie of the cast. Perry Lawson plays Judge Samuel Savage who, he said “seems the most caring of the Savage children”.
In contrast, the audience will be hard pressed to decide which of the “guests” of the Cloisters is the most endearing.
Florence (Elaina Orwoll), Hannibal (Zackery Miller), Fairy May (Victoria Kennedy), Jeffrey (Jesh Barker) and Mrs. Paddy (Ann Bagby) are whimsical, goodhearted characters each with issues that have brought them to the Cloisters.
“I love Florence. She is so sweet and I love the fact that she is incredibly motherly,” said Orwoll. “I really love to bring that out in her by having her constantly hugging people, straightening things up and just being what a mother would be.”
“Fairy May comes up with the silliest things and the most ridiculous lies, but truly believes them. To convey all that to the stage is really fun for me,” said Kennedy.
Barker, who is active duty Air Force, speaks compassionately about his role as Jeffrey, sole survivor of a plane crash during WWII. Jeff believes he has physical scars, but his wounds are emotional and include him blocking the fact that the woman who looks after him at the Cloisters, Miss Wilhelmina, is also his wife.
“He’s a nice guy. I would be friends with Jeff,” said Barker. “It’s kind of funny that I got cast as the crazy Air Force person which is not that far off of what I am anyway!”
To round out the ensemble, Dr. Emmett played by Michael Kennedy Carrillo and Miss Wilhelmina, (Miss Willie, for short) played by Heather Bash are the staff of the Cloisters.
“I love being in charge. …I am very receptive to others opinions and I am also kind in nature, (from what I hear),” said Carrillo. “I believe that’s why Professor Breding cast me as the Doctor.”
About the script, Bash commented, “I had never heard of ‘The Curious Savage’ before I was invited to audition, so, as any good researcher would do, I googled it! Although it is not a children’s show (they may get bored), it is funny, heartwarming and appropriate for all ages.”
“Will Bartlett and his set construction crew have given us a beautiful set for the Cloisters and all of the actors are working together so well, bringing such talent and enthusiasm to their roles,” said Director, Connie Breding. “This is such a lovely ensemble script with a great message. We are concentrating on bringing the characterizations out with all of the cast members thinking about their roles.”
You will not want to miss how the clever Mrs. Savage outsmarts her stepchildren with the help of her delightfully eccentric friends at the Cloisters! See the show!
NMSU-A Theatre on the Hill’s production of “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick will be presented November 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm and November 17 at 2:00 pm at the Rohovec Theatre on the NMSU-A campus. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. NMSU-A students may purchase up to 2 tickets for $2 each with student ID at the box office. Box office opens one half hour before each performance. Advance tickets are available at The Blue Stone and TLC Portraits. For more information call 439-3670.
Note: Carolyn Dittmer is a local free-lance writer who is currently enrolled in THTR 101G at NMSU-A.
November 5 - Day of the Dead Event:
The League of United Latin American Citizens Young Adults (LULAC-YA) will have an exhibit set up for the “Dia de Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead on the Patio. This is a tradition in Mexico and world-wide. Professor Jose González-González will do a presentation on the Mexican tradition at 3:00 pm and the altar exhibits will be lighted at 7:30 pm in the evening.
November 7 - Native American Heritage Month Event:
There will be a Native American Heritage Month Event. The day begins at 10:00 am with museum exhibits in the Townsend Library, a Native American Story Teller and Native American Flute Player from Ruidoso. This will be followed by dance exhibits on the Patio at 12:00 noon by students from Mescalero, Tularosa and Ruidoso schools. “Royalty” from these schools, both young braves and princesses will be attending, along with Joseph Foy, the young actor who played “Little Tonto” in the Lone Ranger movie. Also, arts and crafts, and much more.
Until November 8… CCF Food Drive for “Back Pack” Items So Children Need Not Go Hungry Over the Weekend:
Campus Christian Fellowship has been doing a collection for Love, Inc. for foods such as small cereals, fruit cups, ravioli, soup, etc. to place in back packs for children to take home over the weekend. The collection boxes are located in the Library and the Student Services Building. The drive ends on Friday, November 8. The generosity of NMSU-A students and staff has been greatly appreciated.
On Thursday, November 7, NMSU-A will hold a celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The festivities begin in the Townsend Library at 10:00 a.m. with a museum display, followed at 11:00 a.m. with Ms. Virginia Benally of the Mescalero Tribe providing a storytelling session complete with artifacts like cradle boards, baskets, etc. whose significance will be explained during the storytelling. Also performing will be a young flautist.
The campus patio will be the central staging area at noon. Patio festivities open with the singing of the National Anthem in Navajo. Members of tribal “royalty” will be introduced along with Joseph Foy, the actor who played the young Tonto in the most recent Lone Ranger movie. (Sorry, ladies. Johnny Depp will not be here with Joseph Foy.)
Beginning at 12:15, we will be honored by a series of performances, including drum performance, fancy dancers, jingle dancers, chicken dancers, and Apache war dance.
During the entire time under the canopy and in the Glass House, Native American crafts (woodwork, beadwork, bracelets, feather artwork, etc.) will be for sale. Fry bread will also be available.
- 10:00 am Mescalero Museum Exhibits
- 11:00 am Native American Story Teller
- 11:30 am Native American Flute Player
- 12:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
- 2:15 pm The National Anthem in Navajo
- 12:20 pm Native American Dancers and Drum Group
- And more… Joseph Foy, “Little Tonto” from the “Lone Ranger” movie, Royalty, both braves and princesses from Mescalero, Ruidoso and Tularosa.
- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm vendors selling arts, crafts, and fry bread!
Faculty members please provide this information to the students in your classes.
The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend!
On Tuesday, November 5, the League of United Latin American Citizens Young Adults (LULAC-YA) will have an exhibit set up for the “Dia de Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. This is a tradition in Mexico and in different forms world-wide.
Professor Jose González-González will do a presentation on the Mexican tradition at 3:00 pm and the altar exhibits will be lighted at 7:30 pm in the evening.