Hispanic Heritage Month

at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Saturday, Sept. 15, through Monday, Oct. 15), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a variety of cultural events on campus. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Sept. 28 – Fiesta Concert: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Music Department presents the Fiesta Concert with TAMU-CC Faculty Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will include music intrinsically related to Hispanic culture. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Melissa Melendez at Melissa.Melendez@tamucc.edu or Jose Flores at 361.825.3746, or email jose.flores@tamucc.edu.

Sept. 29 – Hispanic Culture Through Sound: The Music of Miguel del Aguila: Join us on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for a concert by Miguel del Aguila. A Grammy-nominated composer of worldwide fame, Del Aguila’s music for the concert stage has been performed on every continent by some of the most important groups of our time. Del Aguila's music is infused with the harmonies and rhythms of Hispanic folk song and traditions. The evening will begin with a pre-concert talk, titled “Living in the USA as a Hispanic Artist,” and the concert will follow at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Scott Pool at 361.825.3648, or email scott.pool@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 2 – Hispanic Poetry Reading: Join Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Perez on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 2-3 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The two poets will read in both English and Spanish from their latest works. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 2 – Tejano Justice League Speaker Series - The Chefs: Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to the second presentation in the Tejano Justice League Speaker Series. The Tejano Justice League is a group of local artists, chefs, and designers who are united by a common purpose: To inspire others in the community to “take a risk, take initiative, start a business, and create change.” Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6-7 p.m. in University Center Oso 221 for the second presentation in the series featuring book author and blogger, Vianney Rodriguez, and local chefs Omar Arellano, Tony Maldonado, and Svani Quintanilla. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at 361.825.2657, or andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 3 – Lotería: Islander Cultural Alliance will host a big game of Lotería in the University Center Rotunda on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6- 8 p.m. Play Mexican Bingo for fun student prizes while you laugh with friends and enjoy your dinner. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539, or email ica@tamucc.edu

Oct. 3 – Spanish Teachers Panel: The Spanish Program would like to invite you to a panel discussion about issues related to the teaching of Spanish in the U.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in University Center Anchor Ballroom C. The discussion will feature narratives from local teachers in the community and refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mara Barbosa at 361.825.3264; or mara.barbosa@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 4 – Translation Matters: The Spanish Program invites you to attend the Translation and Interpretation Opportunities event on Thursday, Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Center for Sciences, room 107. This event will commemorate International Translation Day and will discuss the upcoming Spanish-English Translation and Interpreting Certificates to be offered at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. In addition, it will explore translation and interpreting opportunities in the area and in the United States. Guest speaker is Lorena Parada-Valdes. For more information, contact Marko Miletich at 361.825.3352; or email marko.miletich@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 4 – Remember the Alamo: Join us as we screen the PBS documentary, Remember the Alamo, on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6-8 p.m. in University Center Anchor Ballroom A. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at 361.825.2657, or andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 8 – Exploring Latin and South American Chamber Music for the Bassoon: Senior Music Major, Tristen Craven, will present a lecture recital featuring the chamber music of composers from Latin/South America on Monday, Oct. 8, at 6:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Craven will explore the distinguishing attributes of Hispanic style inherent in the featured composers for this program. Composers will include Hector Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Francisco Mignone (Brazil), and Miguel del Aguila (Uruguay). For more information, please contact Scott Pool at 361.825.3648, or email scott.pool@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 9 Tejano Justice League Speaker Series - The Designers: Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to the final presentation in the Tejano Justice League Speaker Series. The Tejano Justice League is a group of local artists, chefs, and designers who are united by a common purpose: To inspire others in the community to “take a risk, take initiative, start a business, and create change.” Join us on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6-7 p.m. in University Center Oso 221 for a presentation featuring local designers, Gerald and Elena Flores, owners of the clothing brands Taco Gear and Sew Bonita, and jewelry designer, Oneida Cantu-Maldonado, from Proyecto Bruja. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at 361.825.2657, or andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 9 – Latin Dance Night: Join the Multicultural Greek Council and Islander Cultural Alliance as we dance the night away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 7-9 p.m. in the Anchor Ballroom.  Latin Dance Night is free and includes fun music, dance lessons, and snacks. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu or Multicultural Greek Council at mgc@tamucc.edu

Oct. 10Hispanic Film Series: The Spanish Program will screen the second film of the Hispanic Film Series on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m., University Center Lonestar 142A. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Cristina Ortiz at 361.825.6009; or email cristina.ortiz@tamucc.edu.  

Oct. 10 PASS Cultural Celebration and Display: The Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center Lonestar Ballrooms 142 B & C. PASS will provide a unique opportunity for multiple Latin musical perspectives to be represented. In addition, there will be a cultural educational display connecting to the Dia de Los Muertos, as well as, interactive activities for students to participate. For more information, contact Jocelyn Gutierrez at 361.825.2472 or email jocelyn.gutierrez@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 11 – Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Is Hispanic culture under-represented in Wikipedia? Let's do something about it! TAMU-CC students, faculty, and staff are invited to visit the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library on Thursday, Oct. 11, from noon to 4 p.m., to engage in a conversation about the representation of Hispanics in Wikipedia and increase that representation by directly contributing to related Wikipedia articles. The event begins with a panel presentation featuring TAMU-CC faculty. This event is free, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the event Wikipedia page or contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321, or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Oct. 17 – Spanish Program Open House: The Department of Humanities and the Spanish Program will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting an interactive Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 2-5 p.m. in University Center Anchor Ballroom B. Join us to learn what the Spanish Program has to offer! The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Melissa Galván at 361.825.2580; or email melissa.galvan@tamucc.edu.  

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Display: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will join the campus-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with displays throughout the Library.  Displays will be available during the month (Saturday, Sept. 15, through Monday, Oct. 15) with books, films, and other resources that highlight the rich and diverse influence of the Hispanic and Latino community. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Resources: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library has created an online guide for Hispanic Heritage Month (Saturday, Sept. 15, through Monday, Oct. 15). The guide offers access to books, journals, databases, teaching resources and more! Check out library resources that celebrate our Hispanic heritage at http://tamucc.libguides.com/HHM2018. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.