Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora (photo by Gerardo del Valle)

A Moderated Conversation with Author & Poet Javier Zamora
September 19th, 7:00pm; doors open at 6:00pm
Strand Union Building Ballrooms

Bestselling author Javier Zamora will share the story of his nine-week journey from El Salvador to the United States to kick off MSU's 2nd annual observation of Hispanic Heritage Month.  In his memoir, “Solito,” Javier Zamora describes in vivid detail the intracontinental journey he took to reunite with his parents. He made the arduous months-long trip, with help from strangers, as a 9-year-old.  In this moderated conversation, Zamora will address themes from “Solito,” including immigration, mental health, border crossing, community, family, culture and language.

Copies of “Solito” will be available to purchase before the event, and Zamora will sign books following his talk.


Armando Ramos ceramics on display in the Dean's Gallery for Hispanic Heritage Month

The College of Arts & Architecture Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Alumni Spotlight
September 15th through October 16th
The Dean's Gallery, 217 Cheever Hall

Visit this month-long exhibit recognizing Montana State University College of Arts and Architecture graduates from the Schools of Film and Photography, Art, Architecture, and Music with a display of ceramics, short films and an audio station for listening to a musical performance.  

Featuring the works of:

Marques Ceasar-Lopez, School of Music 

John Montoya, School of Architecture

Jessica Portuondo, School of Film and Photography

Armando Ramos, School of Art

English Para Todos yellow logo with a stack of books

Volunteer with English Para Todos, local English teaching company
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm; September 18th-October 9th
Gallatin College East Campus

Help students practice their English conversation skills and get some volunteer hours in the process.  Join once or every week. No Spanish proficiency required.  Free snacks and refreshments.

Flags behind the words Club de Espanol for Spanish Club at MSU

Mesa Española with the MSU Spanish Club
Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm; September 28 & October 12
Room 168, Strand Union Building

Join the MSU Spanish Club for conversation, board games, and music - all in Spanish! All speakers, from novice to native, are welcome. Drop in and say ¡hola!

Miller Dining Commons logoRendezvous Dining Pavillion logo

Themed Cuisine in the MSU Dining Halls
Thursdays, September 21-October 12
Miller Dining Commons & Rendezvous Dining Pavillion

Themed desserts each Thursday.

September 26; 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rendezvous Dining Pavillion

Taco Tuesday lunch in Rendezvous Dining Pavillion on Tuesday, September 26

Encanto Sing Along Film Concert

Disney's "Encanto" Sing Along Film Concert
October 11th, 6:30pm
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

Encanto lovers of all ages have the opportunity to sing along with their favorite GRAMMY®-Award winning songs performed by a live band while watching the full film. Live characters do not appear in this event. 

Bobcats, books and cookies

MSU Library's Bobcat Browse Book Group Discusses "Solito"
October 12th, 4:00pm
MSU Library, West Side of the 1st Floor

All MSU staff, students, and faculty as well as community members are invited to join this in-person discussion of "Solito". 

Partnerships across campus:

Search the MSU Library's Hispanic Heritage Month guide to available resources