Mendoza’s Musical Flair to Invigorate Fall Fest

A South Campus banner signals the arrival of Fall Fest Oct. 21.
A South Campus banner signals the arrival of Fall Fest Oct. 21.

Florida State College at Jacksonville will bring a surge of Latin rhythm to its annual Fall Fest, with help from a special musical guest.

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Javier Mendoza will perform across all five FSCJ campuses the week of Oct. 20-24. The events at South Campus and North Campus form part of the college’s Fall Fest celebration.

Mendoza, born in Virginia and raised in Spain, has won worldwide recognition for his performances fusing classic rock and Latin influences.

In addition to Mendoza, many other attractions will draw students to the vibe of Fall Fest, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at South Campus and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Campus.

At South Campus, students can pound out the beat in a rap contest, with the winner receiving two hours of studio time at All Pro Recording in Arlington. The contest’s theme is substance abuse, and all lyrics must be pre-screened for appropriate content.

North Campus will drive home information on academic programs at the baseball-themed Majors Fair, with hot dogs, chips, sunflower seeds, and other ballpark favorites. Students can also score prizes with drawings for gift certificates from the Mallard Room and the cosmetology department.

Javier Mendoza will perform at the following times and locations:
Monday, Oct. 20, Deerwood Campus, 12 p.m., Center Stage

Tuesday, Oct. 21, South Campus, 11:30 a.m. U Building (part of Fall Fest, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 22, North Campus, 11 a.m., Courtyard (part of Fall Fest, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 23, Downtown Campus, 11 a.m., A-lobby (Club Day)

Thursday, Oct. 23, Kent Campus, 12:30 p.m., G-stage

For more information, contact the Student Life and Leadership Development office for your campus: Downtown (633-8210), Kent (381-3674), North (766-6786), Open/Deerwood (997-2795) or South (646-2272).

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