UHV Hosts First Fall Fling This Friday

Victoria area residents will have a chance to kick up their heels at the first Fall Fling Latin Dance this Friday, November 11, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Multipurpose Room at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Sponsored by the UHV chapter of Gamma Beta Phi and the Mexican American Student Organization (MASO), the event will feature a DJ who will play a mix of Latin music, including salsa and merengue, as well as other popular varieties of music.

Proceeds from the dance will benefit Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that works with abused and neglected children in family court. Based on the strong turnout for Latin dance classes offered in September, Gamma Beta Phi and MASO members are hoping to raise a generous contribution for CASA at this event.

Also featured at the Fall Fling will be artist Ricardo Casas, whose paintings are currently on display in the UHV University Center building. Attendees will have a chance to meet the Rio Grande Valley artist from 6 to 8 p.m. and view several of his cubist influenced portraits.

The event is open to the public as well as UHV students, faculty and staff. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased through the UHV Office of Student Services or at the door. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Danny Ochoa at (361) 570-4149.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.