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Into the Beautiful North - Big Read 2018

NMSU celebrates reading and literacy in the borderland with its common read of Luis Urrea's novel Into the Beautiful North.


Sat 2/24/2018 11:00 AM Kickoff Plaza de Las Cruces Dances by Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi music, book distribution. 
Free to the public. 
Sat 2/24/2018 7:00 PM Film Rio Grande Theatre

The Magnificent Seven (1960). Directed by John Sturges. Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, and many other favorites. 
Free to the public.

DVD available for 7 day check out at Branson Media Collection. PN1995.9.S24S4846

Thu 3/1/208 4:00 PM Panel Discussion Branigan Cultural Center Borders, Walls, Detention, and the Relationships Between the US and Mexico. Moderated by Professor Nancy Oretskin, College of Business, NMSU. Panelists: Prof. Molly Molloy, Library, NMSU;  Attorney Jessica Miles, Noble & Vrapi, P.A.; Attorney Brenda Villalpando, Villalpando Law Firm, PLLC. 
Free to the public.
Fri 3/9/2018 7:00 PM Film

Rio Grande Theatre

Seven Samurai (1954). Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Starring Toshiro Mifune. 
Free to the public. 

Also available on campus to stream through        Kanopy at

Tue 3/13/2018 7:30 PM Author Lecture ASNMSU Center for the Arts Author Luis Urrea will discuss his works. Book sales and signings in the lobby. 
Free to the public.