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University Library to host Selena-themed scavenger hunt

University Library to host Selena-themed scavenger hunt - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Mockup of the Selena scavenger hunt event happening on April 14. Created by Gabrielle Tellez with Canva Pro.

Update: April 12, 2022

Added a list of other Selena-themed events near the end of the story.

Students, faculty and staff can participate in a Selena-Themed Scavenger Hunt during Selena Week 4-5 p.m. April 14 at the University Library in Room 202 of the Central Academic Building.

Participants should register on JagSync along with the other upcoming Selena events, said Aida Almanza, Arts and Sciences librarian, Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

The library is participating with the Bilingual Education Student Organization, the Mexican American Student Association, Campus Activities Board and Student Involvement to put together the event to have fun and celebrate the music and legacy of Selena Quintanilla Perez, Almanza said. 

Graphic promoting the Selena-themed scavenger hunt happening April 14, courtesy of the University Library.

“Selena is very important to the South Texas community, and I believe these events will empower and bring pride to our culture,” Almanza said. 

Almanza said this is the third year the University’s Library is hosting a week of events dedicated to Selena. 

The first three winners can win a Selena T-shirt and a University Library swag bag. The remaining participants who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a swag bag while supplies last.    

Students can expect to “have fun while learning more about Selena and our library’s resources,” Almanza said.  

There are currently 20 spots available for the event, Almanza said. 

Here is a list of the other Selena events happening during Selena Week: 

  • A virtual Selena Trivia event from noon to 1 p.m. April 12  via zoom. 
  • Corpus: A home movie for Selena, there will be two showings. The first is from noon to 1 p.m., the second showing will be from 2-3 p.m. April 13 in room 273 in the Science and Technology Building.

For more information, visit or contact Aida Almanza at


This story was edited at 4:15 p.m., April 21 to correct the dates of the Trivia event and movie showings.

About the Author

Xiclali Quinonez
Xiclali Quinonez is a communications junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio minoring in English. She received an associate degree in liberal arts from San Antonio College in May 2020. When she is not studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and learning more about Korean culture. After she graduates, she hopes to apply to a teach English as a second language program in South Korea where she can more deeply explore their culture.

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