Colorado State University - Pueblo activities celebrate Hispanic eritage Month


Colorado State University - Pueblo activities celebrate Hispanic eritage Month

PUEBLO –Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with three films, a leadership luncheon, salsa competition and dance lessons, and a variety of workshops  over the next six weeks.

Activities will kick off Sept. 14 when the Office of Student Activities will offer the first 100 students a t-shirt with Hispanic Heritage Month event dates to tie dye from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the OUC patio.  Throughout the month, B.E.L.L.A.S, the University’s first Latina sorority, will sponsor a book drive from September 14-October 15. Those who donate a children’s book in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Great Hall or make a $2 donation on Sept. 14 will receive a shirt to tie-dye.  The rest of the month donations will be accepted in the main halls of the OUC, Hasan School of Business, Life Sciences, Technology, Buell Communications Center, and Psychology buildings.  The books will be donated to elementary schools within Pueblo City Schools.

The Chicano Studies Program will present Revolucionario Revolutionaries: Mexico’s 200th year anniversary of independence celebration from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. After a brief overview of the history of Mexican Independence, CSU-Pueblo student organizations will present a piece about revolutionaries that are connected to their interests. In addition, individuals who were at CSU-Pueblo during the emergence of Chicano Studies and the MEChA organizations will be recognized. The Chicano Studies program is looking for names of individuals who should be recognized at this event. If you’d like to nominate an individual, contact Chicano Studies Coordinator Fawn-Amber Montoya 549-2620 by Friday, September 10.

The Hispanic Art Exhibit that was featured this month at the Colorado State Fair will have a new home on the CSU-Pueblo campus throughout the month. An exhibit opening will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Art Gallery in the Art/Music Building 

The remainder of the Hispanic Heritage Month schedule follows:

SEPTEMBER 14

● Tie-Dye t-shirt Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., OUC Patio

● Opening of Hispanic Art Exhibit, 4-6 p.m., Art Gallery in Art/Music Building

The exhibit will include several Dia De Los Muertos altars from student organizations.

SEPTEMBER 15

● Readings from the Hispanic Experience

Sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

● Distinguished Speaker John Quinones, Hoag Recital Hall, 7 p.m.

John Quiñones is the ABC anchor of What Would You Do?, co-anchor of Primetime, and a correspondent for 20/20. Winner of seven Emmy Awards, Quiñones has also been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award's Grand Prize for International Reporting. Quiñones received a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and makes his home in New York City.

SEPTEMBER 16

●Opening Mass Sponsored by the Catholic Campus Ministry

10 a.m., OUC Hearthwell Lounge with refreshments to follow

SEPTEMBER 18

2nd Annual Sister City Festival/The Sister Cities Commission

This free event will feature food samples and vendors representing each of our sister cities from Mexico, Italy, Slovenia and China.

 OUC Patio, Noon-4 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 20

● HHM Student Celebration for CSU-Pueblo Students

Sponsored by the HHM Student Committee and Residence Life & Housing

Crestone Hall, 6-9 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 22

Re-Thinking Diversity Series II

Presented by Dr. Leonardo Bedoya-Valencia, CSU-Pueblo Faculty Member

The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 03, Noon -1 p.m.

Fiesta in the FYC, Sponsored by the First-Year Center

Salsa competition, First-Year Center, 12:30 -1 p.m.

Salsa lessons, First-Year Center, 1 -2:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 23

● Movie: Papers and Discussion featuring Speaker Theresa Trujillo

Sponsored by the President’s Office, Office of Student Activities, and Catholic Campus Ministry

Life Science Building, 7 p.m. speaker, 8 p.m. movie  

SEPTEMBER 28

Movie: Colorado War Stories and Discussion

Sponsored by M.E.Ch.A., Black Student Organization, Chicano Studies, and the Diversity Resource Center and facilitated by Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya, CSU-Pueblo Faculty Member

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dr. Cile Chavez, author of Spirit Movers: Attributes for Transforming Leadership

Sponsored by the Women’s Foundation Pueblo Regional Committee (Community Event)

Ryals Room at the Rawlings Library, Reception, 6 p.m., Program, 6:30 p.m.  

SEPTEMBER 29

Re-Thinking Diversity Series II

Presented by Kevin Walda, Director of Veterans Upward Bound

Veteran Students sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, Noon-1 p.m.

Latino Veterans at War

Sponsored by the Chicano Studies Program

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial, 6-9 p.m. Administration parking lot

***In case of rain will be in OUC Cottonwood

OCTOBER 4

Cuentos Con La Familia Family Story Time

Storyteller: 2009 CSU-Pueblo Alumnus Felicia Sanchez

Sponsored by the Chicano Studies Program

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, 5:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 5

HACU Information Session (Panel of former HACU student interns and HACU conference attendees)

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center, President’s Office, and the Career Center

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, Noon – 1 p.m.

OCTOBER 6

Poetry Night (Reading Focus on Women)

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and Residence Life and Housing       Culebra Hall, 8 p.m.

OCTOBER 7

● Song of Pueblo

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Hasan School of Business Auditorium, 7 p.m.

OCTOBER 8

Latino Leadership Luncheon

Keynote Speaker Angela Giron and Pueblo Community Leaders

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center, Office of Student Activities, & the Career Center

OUC Hearthwell, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

 

OCTOBER 11

Re-Thinking Diversity Series II

Two-Thousand Miles of Terror:  The Other Perspective 

Presented by Dr. Jackie Stroud, CSU-Pueblo Faculty Member

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, 2-3 p.m.

OCTOBER 13

● Distinguished Speaker Series: The Simpsons Joel Cohen

Cohen earned his Master of Business Administration and found success in the corporate world before making a completely illogical career move into comedy writing. Luckily for him, it all worked out: he became an Emmy-winning writer for The Simpsons -- "the greatest TV show of the 20th century" (Time). Cohen's experience as both a "creative" and a "suit" has not only left him with a puzzling resume, it also gives him a unique perspective to discuss innovation, creativity, and their place in business. The Simpsons has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series in 1989, including 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award.

Occhiato University Center Ballroom, 7 p.m.

OCTOBER 14

Re-Thinking Diversity Series II

Presented by Dr. Dora Luz-Cobian, CSU-Pueblo Faculty Member

The meaning of Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 18

Movie: La Raza de Colorado- El movimiento film

Sponsored by the Chicano Studies Department

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, Noon-2 p.m.

OCTOBER 20

Panel Discussion: La Raza de Colorado

Sponsored by the Chicano Studies Department

Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031, Noon-2 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2

Dia de Los Muertos

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Catholic Campus Ministry

OUC Ballroom, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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