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Special Events

Throughout the year the Spanish & Hispanic Studies sponsors several events. Below you will find information regarding these events. Come and join us!

Fall 2016 Events

October 11, 2016: Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation

October 21, 2016: La música de México

November 1, 2016: El Día de los Muertos

November 2, 2016:Unpublished Songs by Villar on Darío's poems:Tribute to Rubén Darío

November 9, 2016: Tribute to Juan Gabriel

November 30, 2016: Spanish Language Night

December 7, 2016: Christmas in Spanish-speaking Cultures--Canceled 

October: Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation--Rosy Aburto McDonough

It will be our pleasure to host Ms. Rosy Aburto McDonough on our campus as we help our community celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Rosy has been a business consultant and mentor throughout her professional career. She was recently named Director of the Minority Business Office for the State of Colorado. Come join us as she presents "From Mexico to Beautiful Colorado: Rompiendo Barreras". Announcement Flyer

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 6:00 to 7:15 pm

Where: Houston 138

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish Program

  • LLMC

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Tom Acker
970.248.1068
tacker@coloradomesa.edu 

October: La música de México

CMU Music Professor Javier de los Santos will present a history of the Music of Mexico. Announcement Flyer

When: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Houston 138

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish Program

  • Department of Languages, Literature and Mass Communication 

  • Department of Music

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Luis Silva-Villar
970.248.1074 
lsilvav@coloradomesa.edu 

November: El Día de los Muertos

CMU Professor of Spanish Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramírez will present information on her 2015 trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she witnessed first-hand this marvelous cultural celebration. During this week she will also recreate a typical altar on the second floor of Escalante Hall.  

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm

Where: Dominguez Hall 111

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish Program

  • Pura Vida, Spanish Club

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramírez
970.248.1097
mvallejo@coloradomesa.edu

 

November: Unpublished Songs by Villar on Darío's poems: A Tribute to Rubén Darío

CMU Music department and Dr. Luis Silva-Villar of the Spanish Program will present a tribute to the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío and the Spanish composer Rogelio Villar.   

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm 

Where: Love Recital Hall (located in Moss Performing Arts Center)

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish Program

  • Department of Languages, Literature and Mass Communication 

  • Department of Music

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Luis Silva-Villar
970.248.1074 
lsilvav@coloradomesa.edu 

 

 

 

November: Homenaje a Juan Gabriel

Announcement Flyer

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: CMU Meyer Ballroom 235 South

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish & Hispanic Studies Program

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation Class

  • Pura Vida, Spanish Club

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Luis Silva-Villar
970.248.1074 
lsilvav@coloradomesa.edu 

 

 

 

November: Spanish Language Night

Come see our Spanish students show off their talents as they compete in Language Bowls and present Skits, Poems, Dances and Songs!

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Houston 138 and Houston 139

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish & Hispanic Studies Program

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation Class

  • Pura Vida, Spanish Club

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Tyler Anderson
970.248.1067
tanderso@coloradomesa.edu

Sr. Blake Crossley
970.248.1526
bcrossle@coloradomesa.edu

 

Highlights of past Spanish Language Night

FLAS 303 Videos

 

 

December: La Navidad en la cultura hispana

DUE TO PLANNING ISSUES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED 

We will have a number of presentations on how Christmas is celebrated in various parts of the Spanish-speaking world. This will be followed by the singing of traditional villancicos as we cross campus to then indulge in some goodies. 

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: TBD

Where: TBD

Who: All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

  • CMU Spanish & Hispanic Studies Program

  • Pura Vida, Spanish Club

Questions or comments:

Contact Person
Dr. Tyler Anderson
970.248.1067
tanderso@coloradomesa.edu

 

Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramírez
970.248.1097
mvallejo@coloradomesa.edu

See some of our past events.