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8/10/2017 Low Priority Recurring Event: until 8/10/2017 (total 1 events) Check Out El Centro's New Gallery!

8/24/2017 11:00 AM New Student Open House

Please join El Centro coordinator and student staff for an open house anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will serve homemade refreshments, offer up our comfortable couches and help you get to know El Centro and what we can offer you along your educational journey. For more information, contact: long_s@fortlewis.edu, or call (970) 247-7290.

8/28/2017 5:30 PM Ballet folklorico Dance Classes Begin

Classes for Fall semester 2017 will begin Monday, Aug. 28th and are held every Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All classes are held at El Centro which is located in room 40 of the Student Union on the Fort Lewis College campus. For new students, you must complete a registration form, click here for a pdf copy of the bilingual enrollment form.

8/31/2017 4:00 PM Welcome Back Fiesta

All are welcome to our Welcome Back Fiesta. Dinner will be served, so bring a friend and check out Club del Centro and pick up a schedule of events to enhance your semester here.

9/7/2017 5:00 PM Mandatory Staff Meeting

All student employees who work at El Centro must be hired before this mandatory staff training meeting. This meeting is co-facilitated by your El Centro student managers: RaeLee Medina and Valerie Calabaza.

9/15/2017 5:00 PM Fiesta on the Mesa

Please join us for the 13th annual Fiesta on the Mesa-- a celebration of family, food, cultura, community and a great way to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Lewis College. See details in the flyer.

9/18/2017 5:30 AM Ballet folklorico Open House

All are welcome to this Open House/Open Registration night for Ballet folklorico de Durango.

9/21/2017 12:30 PM Culture & Identity workshop

Join Modern Language Professor Carolina Alonso, who is hosting a tertulia, a cultural and literary gathering, where students can present their creative and artistic works (poetry, short stories, music, performances, etc.) as well as share cultural stories and/or anecdotes. This will be a bilingual event and all are welcome.

9/27/2017 8:00 AM Breakfast Burrito Sale

Pre-orders must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26th for delivery.

10/3/2017 12:00 PM Charla: FLC Graduate Augustin Caraza

Join us for a Charla with December 2016 Fort Lewis College Graduate Augustin Caraza. Augustin came to FLC and played on the football team until injuries prevented him from playing. That's when El Centro entered his educational journey and he became a Spanish tutor and work-study employee. In his time at FLC, he traveled to Spain where he mastered his skills in Spanish conversation. Upon graduation, Augustin coordinated the Modern Langauge lab and El Centro tutoring services until landing his current job as an academic success coach for STEM at FLC. He will be sharing his educational journey story over lunch.

10/9/2017 Real History of the Americas

10/10/2017 5:30 PM Cooking Matter Kitchen Classes start

Cooking Matters offers a cooking class for families involved with El Centro, NAC and/or TRIO programs. If you are interested in registering for this class, which runs every Tuesday until Nov. 14, and is first-come, first-served, please contact Emma Salazar at: ebsalazar@fortlewis.edu.

Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

10/12/2017 11:30 AM Charla: Outdoor Pursuits at El Centro!

Join the staff and student leaders from Outdoor Pursuits and El Centro for this shared luncheon at El Centro. All are welcome.

10/19/2017 12:00 PM Charla: Alternative Horizons

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, El Centro will host a luncheon with staff members from Alternative Horizons-- our local advocacy and support center in Durango. Please join us for this informative luncheon, all are welcome.

11/2/2017 11:00 AM Common Ground Facilitator Training

Annual Facilitator Training: Nov. 2-5-- Thurs/Fri. 11am-5pm; Saturday 9am-5pm

Facilitators conduct diversity training and anti-bias educational programs to our campus at events, new student orientation and in the classroom. All facilitators are volunteers and have completed an 18 hour training. Facilitators are asked to volunteer for a minimum of 1-2 workshops annually. Through a large network of trained facilitators, Common Ground can provide diversity workshops to thousands of students each year.

11/20/2017 8:00 AM Fall Break

Fort Lewis College's annual Fall Break will be held from Monday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Nov. 24. Classes start again on Monday, Nov. 27.

12/5/2017 5:00 PM Las Posadas Holiday Fiesta

Join El Centro, Club del Centro and our extended familia for this annual holiday tradition of re-enacting the search for lodging by Mary and Joseph. Posada means "the Inn" and celebrations called "Las Posadas" share specific songs and traditions that El Centro hopes to share with you. All are welcome to this family-friendly celebration.

 

12/5/2017 5:00 PM Las Posadas Holiday Fiesta

Join El Centro, Club del Centro and our extended familia for this annual holiday tradition of re-enacting the search for lodging by Mary and Joseph. Posada means "the Inn" and celebrations called "Las Posadas" share specific songs and traditions that El Centro hopes to share with you. All are welcome to this family-friendly celebration.