Flores public relations chairwoman of Club Latino
Elizabeth Flores, a sophomore Spanish education major from Marshall, is the public relations chairwoman of Club Latino at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Club Latino strives to expand the knowledge and appreciation of the language, customs, history and cultures of Spanish speaking people through conferences, speakers, fiestas and other events.
Cid vice president
of Club Latino
Marly Cid, a freshman psychology major from Marshall, is the vice president of Club Latino at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Residence HALLoween set for Saturday
The 14th annual Southwest Minnesota State University Residence HALLoween trick-or-treat event will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the SMSU residence halls.
Area children, grades K-8, are invited to come to campus and trick-or-treat in the residence halls. An adult must accompany children at all times. Admission for the event is one non-perishable food item for the local food shelf for each child participating, or $1 per child.
Those who will be trick-or-treating should report to Commons Central to sign in and receive a map of participating houses.
A variety of Halloween themes, ranging from scary to non-scary, will be included for the trick-or-treaters.
No parking tickets will be issued during the three-hour event.
Hutchinson, Allen in concert at SMSU Nov. 15
Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson will perform in concert on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State University.
The concert begins at 8 p.m., and doors will open at 7 p.m.
Joining Hutchinson will be special guest Kris Allen, the 2009 American Idol winner.
Tickets are $15 for SMSU students with an ID, $20 for the general public and $25 on the day of the show. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the SMSU Student Center Information Desk, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Marshall Hy-Vee at any time; and Marshall Radio, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tickets can also be purchased online at: www.SMSUtickets.com. SMSU students using online orders will need to use SMSU email accounts.
Hutchinson was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Maryland. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical dreams. He recorded the album "Sounds Like This" on his own, and it moved to the top 10 on the iTunes Store, where it peaked at No. 5 in September 2007. It debut as No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and was picked up by Warner Bros. Records, which released it in May 2008.
His top songs include "Rock & Roll," Watching You Watch Him" and "OK, It's Alright With Me."
"Moving Up, Living Down," his second album, was released in April 2012. The first single, "Watching You Watch Him" debuted on the season premiere of "Grey's Anatomy. "His music is a combination of rock, folk pop and power pop, and Hutchinson has been named an AOL "About to Pop" artist, an MSN "One to Watch" artist and a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist.
Allen was born in Arkansas and was the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. During that show, he displayed his versatility by playing the acoustic guitar, the electric guitar, the keyboard and piano. His first album, "Kris Allen," was released in November 2009. Allen wrote or co-wrote nine of the 12 tracks on the album.
His second album, "Thank You Camellia," was released earlier this year.
Allen is a strong proponent of music education and since winning American Idol, has become heavily involved with several charitable organizations that promote music education, including the Music Empowers Foundation and Little Kids Rock.
The concert is sponsored by the Student Activities Committee and funded by the Student Activity Fees Allocation Committee.
For more information, call 507-537-6394.
Rieppel recital Oct. 30
Music Professor Daniel Rieppel will present "An All Liszt Recital" at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Southwest Minnesota State University Campus Religious Center.
The piano recital will feature the music of Hungarian composer/pianist Franz Liszt.
It is free and open to the public.