Education/Newsletter/November 2013/Notes from Tec de Monterrey-Mexico City Campus

While there is no “big” news this month, there have been a number of developments to share. The most important is that Wikimedia activities have been recognized on campus as a student group under the name of “Wiki Borregos” [1] (rams, the school mascot). Efforts are ongoing to have this recognized by the Foundation as a Wikimedia User Group.[2]

One of the submissions for the Day of the Dead photo contest

In October, campus librarian Lourdes Epstein traveled to Monterrey, Mexico to present about Wikipedia and the campus’s involvement at the Festival International del Libro (International Book Festival). She reports that the presentation was well-received by the librarians in attendance with several asking how to get started themselves. This presentation has also led to plans to have an official training session in December for Tec de Monterrey professors.

Photos have started coming in for the Day of the Dead Wiki Style photo contest sponsored by the campus library [3], with quality of both photos and descriptions noticeably improved over last year [4]. Students continue with the project to record pronunciations of Wikipedia article titles related to Mexico and have included a version of the traditional song “Las mañanitas” as well.[5]