Year of Mexico group photo

Year of

Mexico 2015-16

The aim of the Year of Mexico program is, over the course of a full academic year, to take a wide-ranging look at Mexico from its earliest history right up to current events. The Year of Mexico program uses a multidisciplinary approach in order to understand and appreciate other countries and cultures. 

A wide variety of events and activities will be held throughout the academic year. Please see below for the most up to date information on this year's diverse Year of Mexico offerings.

Planning a Year of Mexico event? Funding is available! Complete the Year of Mexico Funding Request Form.

Year of Mexico decorations available to campus!
Contact Katie Koets at or 715-425-3545 to reserve items. View the full list of decorations here.

Upcoming Events:


Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015: Mexican Folk Dance Workshop - Grupo de Folkorico from UPAEP, 6-7:30 p.m., University Center (UC).

Sept. 2 through Oct. 6, 2015: Art Exhibit "La Frontera/The Border," Gallery 101, KFA.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015: UWRF Celebrates the Year of Mexico Kick-off Event, 5-7:30 p.m., Campus mall.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015: "La Frontera/The Border" Exhibition Opening and Questions and Answers with the Artists, 4 and 6 p.m., Gallery 101 KFA.

Thursday, Sept.10, 2015: Public Lecture by Byron Brauchli, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015: Photographic Print Workshop with Byron Brauchli, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Photography and Printmaking Studios, KFA.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015: Public Lecture by Anthony Marchetti and Laura Migliorino, 10-11:30 a.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC.


Friday, Oct. 2, 2015: Bonfire with Mexican Ghost Storytelling, 10p.m., Lydecker Fire Pit.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015: Public Lecture by Florencia Mallon, "From Hemisphere to Country: A Genealogy of 'America'", 3:30-6 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015: Book Discussion, Provost Fernando Delgado will lead a discussion of Roger Magazine's "Golden and Blue Like My Heart: Masculinity, Youth, and Power among Soccer Fans in Mexico."

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015: Movie "The Brave One," 7 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, University Center.


Monday, Nov. 2, 2015Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Falcon's Nest, University Center.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015: Fall Semester Mexico Education Day.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015: Book Discussion "Raw Deal" by Steven Hill, 3:30 p.m., Davee Library breezeway.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015: Public lecture and book signing by Steven Hill, political and economic analyst and author of "Raw Deal."


Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Public lecture Steven Sacco, professor emeritus, San Diego State University, "De-Trumping Myths of Mexican Farm Workers in the U.S." 5-6 p.m., St. Croix River Room, University Center.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015: Public lecture by Steven Sacco, professor emeritus, San Diego State University, "Careers in Language for Specific Purposes Outside of Academia," 4-5 p.m., KFA 281.



Monday, February 15 through Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Mexican Moments Photo Gallery, Harriet Barry Gallery - Chalmer Davee Library. Witness the beauty and historical value of Mexican Moments as well as the artistic talent that lies in photograph. On loan from the Consulate of Mexico - St. Paul.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016: Book discussion "The Conquest of New Spain" by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo. Discussion led by Alex Hatheway. 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Davee Library Breezeway.

Thursday, February 25, 2016: Movie "Cantinflas." 7 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Alberto Fierro Garza, Consul, Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, MN, will present interesting highlights of Mexico's history. 3-4 p.m., Davee Library Breezeway.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Public lecture by Alberto Fierro Garza, COnsul, Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, MN, "The Mexican Education System: Differences and Similarities that Impact Immigrant Students in the US." 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016: Book discussion "Experanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Davee Library Breezeway

Tuesday, March 29, 2016: International Bazaar, 6-9 p.m., Ballroom and Falcon's Nest, University Center.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Book discussion "Contemporary Maya Spirituality: The Ancient Ways are Not Lost" by Jean Molesky-Poz. 3:30-4:30 p.m.