ENMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PNT Staff Report

The Hispanic Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University is holding 20 events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Multicultural Affairs Director Diana Cordova believes it is important for individuals to learn the history behind other cultures.

“The more we understand each other,” she said, “the better we are going to synergize and respect.”

A different event is scheduled every weekday.

Miguel Bernal’s Flamenco Ensemble of Los Angeles kicked off the celebration Monday night. Cordova said the event was a success and more than 200 people attended.

On Thursday, the public is invited to learn the meaning and history of the traditional Quinceanera.

In the Hispanic culture, a Quinceanera celebration is seen as a young woman’s rite of passage.

The events, which run through Oct. 15, are free and open to the public.

Hispanic Heritage Month at ENMU

Thursday — 5 p.m., La Quinceanera @ Sandia Room

Friday — all day, Flag and Poster Day @ CUB lobby.

Monday — 1 p.m., La Virgin de Guadalupe @ Aztec Room in the CUB.

Tuesday — all day, Meet and Greet Hispanic Affairs Officers @ The Alley.

Wednesday — 1 p.m., Northern New Mexico Stories @ Pecos Room.

Thursday — 6 p.m., Meaning of Hispanic Identities @ Sandia Room.

Sept. 26 — Empanada sale ends.

Sept. 29 — 5 p.m., Hispanic Virtual Tour @ Sandia Room.

Sept. 30 — 3 p.m., Learn a Hispanic Dish @ Baptist Student Union.

Oct. 1 — 5:30 p.m., Hispanic Rey y Reina Contest @ CUB Ground Zero.

Oct. 2 — 6 p.m., Cuba Presentation @ Sandia Room.

Oct. 3 — all day, Movie Day @ CUB Ground Zero.

Oct. 6 — 6 p.m., Ballet Folkorico Class @ Sandia Room.

Oct. 7 — 6 p.m., Hispanic Crafts @ Aztec Room.

Oct. 8 — noon, Read-a-thon @ CUB Ground Zero.

Oct. 9 — 11:30 a.m., Our Gifts from Spain @ Sandia Room.

Oct. 10 — all day, Hispanic Virtual Tour @ Laguna Room.

Oct. 13 — all day, Dia de la Hispanidad (Columbus Day) @ Aztec Room.

Oct. 14 — 5 p.m., Game Day @ Bernalillo Dorms.

Oct. 15 — Chile Presentation and Contest.

Information: Hispanic Affairs Office, 562-2451.