Local Briefs Oct. 24

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event

Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico.

“They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said Thursday.

Rush is the Republican candidate for District 63 state representative.

Doors open at 8 a.m. at Expo New Mexico, State Fairground Spanish Village. The program begins at 9:30 a.m., according to McCain’s campaign Web site, www.johnmccain.com.

Ticket information: (505) 715-4330.

Science building to re-open

The newly-remodeled Science Building at Eastern New Mexico University will have its official re-opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. today at the east entrance of the building. Speaking will be ENMU president Steven Gamble; Jim Constantopoulos, chair of the department of physical sciences; Alva Carter, president of the ENMU Board of Regents; and Suzanna Jones, microbiology student.

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a reception will be held in Room 228 and building tours will be available.

The event is open to the public.

Information: 562-2315.