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Colorado State University-Pueblo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September through October

Release Date: September 10, 2018

Karole Campbell

Madwoman Marketing + Strategies


Colorado State University-Pueblo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September through October

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized
from September 15 – October 15 with an expanded assortment of activities, including films, a
book festival, creative activities and speakers beginning on September 6 and continuing into

“Pueblo has such deep roots in Hispanic history and culture,” says CSU-Pueblo President Dr.
Timothy Mottet, “as an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) we are thrilled to be able to offer a
wide range of exhibits, performances and activities to celebrate our rich Hispanic heritage.”

CSU-Pueblo is committed to serving the diverse needs of all students and has achieved the
federal designation of Hispanic Serving Institution which allows the University to access certain
federally sponsored programs and grants. The University coordinates programming on campus
during Hispanic Heritage month and recently has added Latino Greek and other student
organizations to create a network and family. In addition, the University offers a wide variety of
resources to support Hispanic, first generation and Spanish-speaking students.

This month’s activities will be sponsored by CSU-Pueblo’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion,
Latinx Student Union, Chicano Studies Program, Department of English and Foreign Languages,
Department of Sociology, Pueblo City-County Library District , MSU Denver Journey Through
Our Heritage, Alpha Psi Lambda, Omega Delta Phi, Department of Residential Life, Student
Engagement and Leadership and Colorado International Students Association.

Activities include the following:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick off with Piñata Making
September 13, 2018, Culebra Hall Classroom, 5-8 PM
Although piñatas are uniquely thought of as a fun activity for parties nowadays, they have a
long, rich history. Make your own piñata and enjoy some Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce.
Sponsors: Latinx Student Union (LSU) & ODI

A Reading of the Book: Dichos De Mi Padre/Sayings of My Father
September 13, 2018, Occhiato Student Center, Aspen Room 003, 11 a.m. - Noon
Author: Geneva Maria Escobedo
Sponsors: Chicano Studies, ODI, Sociology

Taste of Latin America
September 20, 2018, Occhiato Student Center, Room 108, 5-7 p.m.
Culture is meant for all! Come and taste Latin American culture through the eyes of CSUPueblo!
Get your stomach involved.
Sponsors: Alpha Psi Lambda, Omega Delta Phi, ODI

The 5th Annual Latina/Latino Book Festival
September 12-13, 2018, Rawlings Library
The Pueblo City-County Library District, in partnership with CSU-Pueblo’s Chicano Studies and
English Departments and MSU Denver Journey Through Our Heritage, announces the 5th
Annual Latina/Latino Book Festival to promote growth in literacy, writing, and publishing.
Events will be held at Rawlings Library, 100 East Abriendo unless otherwise noted.
Sponsors: CSU-Pueblo Honors Program

Su Teatro
October 25, 2018, Occhiato Student Center Ballroom
Su Teatro’s mission is to promote, produce, develop and preserve the cultural arts, heritage,
and traditions of the Chicano/Latino community; to advance mutual respect for other cultures;
and to establish avenues where all cultures may come together.
Sponsors: CSU-Pueblo Honors Program

Understanding Your Culture & Understanding Yourself
October 3, 2018, Occhiato Student Center, Aspen Room 003, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
A motivational fireside chat with Dr. Gina Garcia, the leading researcher of Hispanic Serving
Institutions. As a student affairs professional, Dr. Garcia worked with federally funded grants in
order to establish programs that foster retention and success for Students of Color in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers. Her research interests
center on issues of equity and diversity within higher education with an emphasis on the
organizational culture and identity of HSIs and the retention, success, and identity development
of Latina/o college students.
Sponsors: Residence Life and Housing, SEAL, EMCSA, ODI, CHASS, Chicano Studies

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
November 1, 2018. CSU-Pueblo Fountain Plaza (altar all day and program at 6 p.m.)
Dia de los Muertos, is a Latino holiday that celebrates loved ones that have passed away. Those
that were once part of our lives are honored through ofrendas (offerings), which shows we still
remember them, as well as guiding them through the afterlife. Join the ODI November 1, at the
fountain, to celebrate those that have passed away.
Sponsors: ODI, Latinx Student Union

Comedian Francisco Ramos
October 25, 2018, Occhiato Student Center Ballroom
Francisco Ramos is an actor and writer. He is known for recently appearing in “Shameless”,
“Lady Dynamite”, and “Rio”. Francisco was also selected to perform in CBS’s Multicultural
Diversity Showcase and won first place in the Lucille Ball Comedy. On October 25, don’t miss
Francisco Ramos, here, at CSU-Pueblo. Time to be announced
Sponsors: SEAL

For more information, contact Jennifer Alanis, director of diversity and inclusion,
at or 719.549.2658.

Colorado State University-Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional
comprehensive universities in teaching, research and service by providing leadership and access
for its region while maintaining its commitment to diversity.

As a premier comprehensive regional university, Colorado State University-Pueblo offers a wide
range of undergraduate degrees as well as specialized graduate degrees. As a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSU-Pueblo is committed to maintaining university
accessibility which reflects southern Colorado’s culturally and ethnically diverse student body,
including first generation students. The University is committed to high-quality academics,
affordable education, transformative opportunities, and supportive student life. CSU-Pueblo
strives to be distinguished by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional
preparations as well as an emphasis on experiential education that reflects skills and
competencies needed in a global society.

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