October 3, 2007
07-142

Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage this October

VALDOSTA - Experience Hispanic Heritage Month this October by participating in the myriad of university-sponsored events, including Latin dance instruction, musical performances, keynote speakers and cultural film showings.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, The Latin American Student Association, VSU Speaker and Lecture Series, Equal Opportunity Programs/Multicultural Affairs, Langdale College of Business, and The Center for International Programs joined forces to sponsor the varied events.

Palms Dining is celebrating a culture of Hispanic cuisine with featured meals, including “A Taste of Colombia!” Tuesday, October 9.

For more information, call the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 333-5948 or visit the department’s Web site at www.valdosta.edu/mcl/ .

Check out the below list of events that will be held in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
“Crecer y Escribir, In Between"
Author, Susana Chávez Silverman, will hold an informal question-and-answer period with students and the public.
Host: Ericka Parra
West Hall 150

Friday, October 5, 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
La Fuerza Latina Orchestra
Host: Susan Wehling
First Friday, Bennie’s Alley, Downtown Valdosta

Thursday, October 11, 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Latin dancing
Host: Ellen L. Friedrich
Cypress Room, University Center

Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“The Trees Have a Mother”
Documentary and Lecture with
Filmmaker, Dr. Juan Carlos Galeano
Host: Susan Wehling
University Center Theater

Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lecture on Hispanic Judaism
Speaker: Leah Cassorla
Host: Jennifer Servi
Bailey Science Building, 3009

Monday, October 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Students will share their study abroad memories. The presentation will Include an information session about study abroad programs in Peru, México, and Spain
Host: Randy Gladwin
Rose Room, University Center

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hispanic Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi)
Initiation Ceremony
Host: Luis G. Bejarano
West Hall 302

Thursday, October 25, 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Latin Dancing
Host: Ellen L. Friedrich
Magnolia Room, University Center

Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Following in the Footsteps of the Spanish Mystics: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross
Dr. Cristóbal Serrán-Pagán
University Center Theater

Films That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage…
Wednesdays in October
Show Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

October 10
“Conejo en la luna”
Hosted by: Murray White/LASA
Odum Library Auditorium

October 17
“The Trees Have a Mother”
Hosted by: Juan Carlos Galeano/FSU
University Centre Theater

October 24
“Matando cabos”
Hosted by: Jessica Herring/LASA
Odum Library Auditorium

October 31
“Machuca”
Hosted by: Luis Bejarano/VSU
University Centre Theater