UHV students learn about Hispanic Heritage at events

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
University of Houston-Victoria students learn the basic steps for salsa dancing Sept. 18 at the Baile Conmingo event in Jaguar Hall during the university’s Hispanic Heritage Week. Baile Conmingo was one of several events during the week. Other events included a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, a Lotería “Mexican Bingo” event, Crossroads Café featuring a performance by Mariachi Tapatio, and a showing of the movie “Cesar Chavez” in downtown Victoria. The week ended with the 33rd annual Martín De León Symposium on the Humanities, which explored the topic “Mariachi: History and Music” and included a presentation by a speaker who studied Mariachi music in Mexico and another performance by Mariachi Tapatio.

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.