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Calendar of Events

Date Event
September 6

Religion & Revolution: Latin American Political Posters presented by Dr. Michael Miller. Michael is the director of the Campus Christian Community and an instructor for the Texas State History Department.  He holds a PhD in Latin American History. Campus Christian Community

September 13

Understanding Water in Mexico and in the US Southwest presented by Dr. Rich Earl.  Rich is an Associate Professor of Geography at Texas State and a member of the CCC board. Campus Christian Community

September 14

Common Experience presents The Bajío Project

Documentary covering  the impact of globalization on migration trends and lives of women of the Bajío Region in Mexico. The 60-minute documentary will be aired, followed by a question-and-answer session with two of the filmmakers, Martina Guzman and Monique Velasquez.   Centennial Hall Teaching Theater, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies.
September 15

Latino Presence at Texas State University-San Marcos: Celebrating 100 Years: Opening Exhibit & Reception

Alkek Library, 7th Floor, Wittliff Gallery, 5:00-7:00 p.m. featuring Dr. Raymund Paredes, Texas Commissioner of High Education as keynote speaker. R.S.V.P. 512-245-2361 or mcgs@txstate.edu (free of charge). Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies and several departments of Texas State.
September 16

Diez y Seis de Septiembre

A day of remembrance of Mexico’s cry for independence from Spain began when Father Miguel Hidalgo called for a fight for liberty. This was the beginning of the 10-year war for independence.

September 18

Lecturer Dr. Charles Tatum

Dr. Charles Tatum, Professor of Spanish and Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona, will speak about “Trends in Contemporary Chicano/Chicano Literature” and “Charting a Path to become a Hispanic Serving Institution.” Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies.

September 18

Student Organizations: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

LBJSC 2nd floor patio, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

September 18-24

Black and Latino Playwrights Conference

A workshop and showcase of the work of students and professional African American and Latino playwrights, conducted by professional guest directors/artists. Reading Performances Sept. 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23 at 2:00 p.m., and Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m., Theatre Center. Admission: General $8.00, Students $5.00. Box Office: 512 245-2314. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies.
September 19

Latino Student Leadership Dinner

LBJSC 3-5.1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and Latino Students Association.
September 19

SACA Film Series presents: “Day Without A Mexican”

LBJSC Ballroom at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Student
Association for Campus Activities.

September 20

Common Experience presents Lecture by Luis Valdez

American playwright and film director will speak about his play, Zoot Suit, and the infamous "Pachuco Riots" that unfolded during WWII. Evans Auditorium 7:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the University Honors Program.
September 20

Stand by for a New Cuba presented by Dr. Frank de la Teja.  Frank is Chair of the Texas State History Department. Campus Christian Community .

September 27

Feeling that Latin Music: A Salsa Dance Lesson taught by La Pointe Dance Studio. Campus Christian Community

October 2

Common Experience presents Lecture by Edward
James Olmos

LBJSC Mall at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the University Honors Program.

October 3

Celebrating the Mexican American Experience:  The Tomás
Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

This documentary honors the life and legacy of Dr. Tomás Rivera and features the distinguished authors and illustrators of children's books who have portrayed the Mexican American experience and have been recognized by the Rivera Book Award in the past ten years. San Marcos Public Library meeting room, 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by The College of Education at Texas State University-San Marcos.
October 4

Teatro La Fragua: Mixing Religion and Theatre in Honduras presented by Dr. John Fleming.  John is Chair of the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance. Campus Christian Community

October 11 Dignidad: The Key to Understanding Hispanic America presented by Dr. Michael Miller. Campus Christian Community
October 14

Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary
Texas

A one-day symposium on Tejano leaders during the Texas Revolution.  LBJSC Teaching Theatre, Room 4-16.1 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information and the luncheon registration form, visit the website: uweb.txstate.edu/history/leadership/. Sponsored by the Department of History and Latino Presence Celebration committee.
   
October 18

The Coming, Going, and Coming Again of Latino Homelands presented by Dr. Brock Brown.  Brock is an Associate Professor of Geography at Texas State. Campus Christian Community

Additional Latino Events During the 2006-2007 Academic Year

October 25

Children & Colonias presented by Dr. Jaime Chahin.  Jaime is Dean of the College of Applied Arts at Texas State. Campus Christian Community

October 27

“Salsa Night” featuring Texas State’s Salsa del Rio

Ensemble specializing in Latin and South American music, George’s, 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music.

Nov. 1-4

Race, Ethnicity, and Place III Conference

This international conference will include nationally distinguished public speakers, scholars of various disciplines from throughout the world, and students from across the continent that will discuss contemporary diversity and equity issues, particularly those affecting Latinos and African Americans. Important conference themes that touch people of all racial and ethnic heritages will be quality education, healthcare accessibility, affordable housing, and immigration.  For additional details e-mail REP@geo.txstate.edu or phone (512) 245-7618.

Website: http://REP-conference.binghamton.edu/

Nov. 1

Commentary on the 2006 Midterm Elections presented by Dr. Bill Liddle and Dr. Ted Hindson. Bill served as the Hays County Democratic chairperson for eight years and he is a retired Texas State Associate Professor of History.  Ted is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas State. Campus Christian Community

Nov. 2

All Soul’s Day (Dia De Los Muertos)

All Soul's Day pays respect and remembers the souls of all friends and loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. This day is celebrated with festivities and parades.
November 8

The Afro-Hispanic Heritage of Nicolás Guillén presented by Dr. Sharon Ugalde.  Sharon is a Professor of Spanish for the Texas State Department of Modern Languages. Campus Christian Community

Nov. 11

VocaLibre

Ensemble featuring popular musical styles including vocal jazz, blues, swing tunes, hip-hop, transcriptions of instrumental works, and more. Evans Auditorium, 8 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music.
Nov. 17

“Salsa Night” featuring Texas State’s Salsa del Rio

Ensemble specializing in Latin and South American music,  George’s at 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music.

November 15

The Business of Latin America at Texas State presented by Dr. Jack Mogab.  Jack is the Director of the Center for Latin American Commerce at Texas State. Campus Christian Community

November 29 Columbia: 50 Years of a Quiet Crisis presented by Dr. Frank Flauto.  Frank is the Director of International Programs at Austin Community College and President of the CCC board. Campus Christian Community
Dec. 4

“Salsa Night” featuring Texas State’s Salsa del Rio

Ensemble specializing in Latin and South American music, George’s, 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music.

Mar. 29

Mariachi: Nueva Generacion

Ensemble specializing in Mexican folk music, Evans Auditorium, 8 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music.
April 11

Common Experience presents Author Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, Chilean author, will read from some of her work in the LBJSC Mall at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the University Honors Program.
April 21

VocaLibre

Ensemble featuring popular musical styles including vocal jazz, blues, swing tunes, hip-hop, transcriptions of instrumental works, and more. Evans Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the School of Music.
April 28

La Feria del Mariachi

Musical performance, Strahan Coliseum, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15, $10 and $5. Sponsored by the School of Music.

May 5

Cinco de Mayo

Celebration of  Mexican forces victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla.