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Year of Mexico

Patria, Libertad, Trabajo y Cultura

Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about through in-depth study and hands-on interaction. This focus is intended to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience.

The 2015-2016 year is the Year of Mexico. Students will experience and learn about our neighbor to the south and how our intertwined histories have created our current relationship. Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include a festival, lectures, Day of the Dead celebrations, an immigration symposium, a travel tour, and many others.

FALL 2015 Activities/Events

August 20

  • Involvement Fair – 11 am – 2 pm   Hasty Student Life Center Plaza

September 3

  • RU Student Experiences in Mexico – Café y conversacion -  Time TBA   Glass House

September 16 – Mexican Independence Day

  • Year of Mexico Festival – 11 am – 2 pm Donor Plaza (weather permitting)
    Address by Ascary Arias, President of Vidas de Esperanza – Long Distance Bicyclist

September 30

  • “Flora and Fauna of Mexico”  Dr. Aliya Donnell   Science Center Atrium Café y conversacion
    1 pm    Location: Dobbs 205

October 27

  • Remembering your loved ones: Making your personal Day of the Dead alter
    Amy McGee – 11 am – 1 pm     Library Upper level

November 1

  • Day of the Dead ceremony – Remembrance
    Dr. Donald Gregory       Location: Glass House   Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

November 2

  • Remembering our own –  Dr. Donald Gregory
    Ceremony at the grave of Captain Reinhardt      


Previous global emphasis areas have included:

2014-2015 Year of India
2013-2014 Year of Germany
2012-2013 Year of China: Dragon Rising
2011-12 Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage
2010-11 Year of Oceania
2009-10 Year of North American Indigenous Peoples
2008-09 Year of the Mediterranean
2007-08 Year of Eastern Europe and Russia
2006-07 Year of Middle East 
2005-06 Year of Africa
2004-05 Year of Asia
2003-04 Year of The Americas (inaugural year)



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