A&M International Professors Present Lectures for VMT School's Hispanic Heritage Festival

Students at the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts will explore the importance of Guerrero Viejo to regional history and enjoy an aural history of Texas-Mexico border music as part of the School's eighth annual presentation of its Hispanic Heritage Festival Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Texas A&M International University faculty members Dr. Carlos E. Cuellar, assistant professor of History and Dr. Rachel Y. Cruz, assistant professor of Music, will present special student lectures Tuesday as part of the school's month-long observation.

Dr. Cuellar will lecture on his efforts to preserve the history of Guerrero Viejo through the recently launched "Guerrero Viejo Archives Preservation Project."

Dr. Cruz will present a lecture-recital on the history of the music of the Texas-Mexican border region, with an emphasis on the development of the traditional Mariachi Band. Cruz directs the University's Mariachi Internacional.

For additional information on the VMT Hispanic Heritage Festival, please call 795-3325, ext 33. VMT office hours are from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.

For information on Drs. Cuellar or Cruz, contact the A&M International Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180, visit offices in Killam Hall 268 or email to pais@tamiu.edu

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu