Welcome to the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs

Cultural Affairs presents a full calendar of events including dance, films and musical performances, all designed to complement the University's academic offerings. Through this community outreach it provides for a more vibrant cultural community.

Upcoming events:

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Monday, September 10
Time Scanners: Machu Picchu Film

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 5 p.m.

The dense jungle of the Peruvian Andes hides a sacred city – Machu Picchu, an enchanted 500-year-old stone citadel. One of the most inaccessible cities in the world, there’s still much unknown about the city. Using 3D laser-scanning technology, structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of experts into the Peruvian jungle to scan the sacred Inca city, asking three main questions: How did the Inca build a city atop a mountain ridge? How were the terraces constructed? And how did they supply water to the city?

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Wednesday, September 12
Hispanic Heritage Dinner

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 5 p.m.
Bistro of the Commons, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

MENU: Beef Saltado, Peruvian Roasted Chicken, Roasted Purple Potatoes, Peruvian Rice and Peas, Sauteed Tri Color Peppers, Pickled Onion Salsa Criolla, Sopapillas and Tres Leche cake.
This event is sponsored by University Dining Services and the Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Wednesday, September 12
La Patronal Concert

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas populares’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, La Patronal honors these gatherings. La Patronal members are direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru and combine this knowledge of folk culture with their formal music studies. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds. La Patronal brings their performances to life through the incorporation of visual aspects of ‘fiestas populares,’ including masks and traditional dance.

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Monday, September 17
Meditation Classes

The Intersection of Arts & Sciences
Mondays:  9/17,  9/24,  10/1,  10/8,  10/15
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 5 p.m.
Bistro of the Commons, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Led by Monika Lupean, explore several different types of meditation. Practicing meditation has been proven to help with relaxation, inner peace, stress reduction and fatigue. When combined with conventional medicine, meditation also can improve physical and mental health.

 

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Monday, September 17
PBS Screening: Dolores

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta’s enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized.

One of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century, she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to 11, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Faculty members Tim Dunn (sociology), Corrine Pubil (modern languages), James Hatley (environmental studies/philosophy) and April Logan (English) lead a post-screening discussion.

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Thursday, October 4
Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero:
Flamenco Passion

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS
Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Guerrero, critically acclaimed flamenco dancer and choreographer, uses his eclectic style, combining classical and contemporary Spanish dance, ballet and contortion to express the depth of passion and skill exhibited in the many styles of this beloved, Spanish art form. This group of elite artists captivates audiences as they convey all of the different feelings of this temperamental and passionate dance.