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Hispanic Heritage events scheduled at New Mexico State

A reading and video clips presentation by author Denise Chavez on Thursday, Oct. 4, will open a series of Hispanic Heritage Month activities scheduled by the Chicano Programs office at New Mexico State University.


will read from her new novel, "Loving Pedro Infante," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Corbett Center Auditorium. She also will show short video clips from various Pedro Infante films. The reading will be followed by a book signing and reception at 7:30 p.m.

Las Cruces Mayor Ruben Smith will be the featured speaker for the Danny Villanueva Scholarship Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Danny Villanueva Scholarship Fund. The cost of admission is $15. To make reservations please call Chicano Programs at (505) 646-4206 by Oct. 5.

Other Hispanic Heritage Month activities include:

-- "Innovations in Educational Technology," lecture and Web demonstration, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Corbett Center East Ballroom. Carmen Gonzales, director of the RETA (Regional Educational Technology Assistance) program, and Julia Parra, a graduate student who works in the RETA program, will demonstrate a unit on El Camino Real (The Royal Road), involving video streaming and animation.

-- "Clothing and Accessories of Mexican Gold Miners," University Museum, Oct. 16 through the end of the year.

-- Day of the Dead Altar Workshop, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, University Museum, Kent Hall. Call the museum at (505) 646-3739 for more information.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month, call Chicano Programs at (505) 646-4206.