The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning hosts "Student-Faculty Talent Show" on Friday, April 25, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Garcia Auditorium in George Pearl Hall, where the school resides. Admission is $5, cash only at the door. The event is sponsored by the Student American Society of Landscape Architects, SASLA, but includes students and faculty across the school's disciplines.
Jennifer Sandoval, president, SASLA, said, "The purpose of the event is to provide comic relief and fun at the end of the semester. Our disciplines are especially stressful this time of the semester when students are working hard to finish projects and theses." She added that the money raised will be used to send students to the national ASLA conference in Denver.
Sandoval said that many of the acts are acoustic performances - guitar and drums and such. "We also have rap, other musical performances and storytelling," she said.
Graduate student and research assistant Michaela Shirley is performing a monologue, while Assistant Professor Katya Crawford is presenting a tae kwon do demonstration. Crawford is also the SASLA adviser.
"Also featured is a skit mocking our faculty. We have some real characters in the faculty and we wanted to poke a little fun at them," Sandoval said.