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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month


The Intercultural Student Engagement Center, in collaboration with the Hilltopper Organization of Latin American Students (HOLAS), several academic departments, and the WKU Alumni Association, have planned a calendar of events for the WKU campus community. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally on September 15 - October 15 and is set aside to honor Hispanic and Latin Americans in the U.S. by focusing on their cultures and unique contributions to American society. #HispanicHeritageMonth

 

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  1. HOLAS presents: “All Around the World”
    • Hispanic Heritage Festival featuring information about different Latinx cultures, including food, art, music, and more.
    • Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, from 6:00-7:30 pm
    • Mahurin Honors College Room 1011
    • Sponsored by WKU HOLAS, Victoria Secret Pink WKU, the Asian American Student Association, and the Intercultural Student Engagement Center
  1. Hispanic Recipe Showcase
    • Join us as students prepare traditional Hispanic cuisine.
    • Monday, September 26, 2022, from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
    • Academic Complex room 213
    • Sponsored by the Spanish Club, Professor VanderMolen’s Spanish 102 students, and the Intercultural Student Engagement Center
  1. Hispanic Arts Showcase
    • Join us as students share talents unique to the Spanish culture.
    • Monday, October 3, 2022, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    • Downing Student Union rm. 3020
    • Sponsored by the Spanish Club, Professor VanderMolen’s Spanish 102 students, and the Intercultural Student Engagement Center
  1. “Undesired: A Queer History of Latinx Challenges to U.S. Immigration Policy”
    • Julio Capó, Jr. is an associate professor of History and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University in Miami. This lecture explores how queer immigrants and migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean have challenged U.S. immigration law from the 1880s until the present. In emphasizing moments of resistance and resilience, this lecture argues that immigration issues remain--and have historically been--queer issues.
    • Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 7:00 pm
    • Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium
    • Contact Dr. Audra Jennings (jennings@wku.edu) for additional information.
  1. Loteria!
    • Join us for a classic Loteria event and win lots of prizes!
    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 5:00 PM
    • Mahurin Honors College room 1011
    • Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, HOLAS, and the Spanish Club

 

 

 

 


 

WKU Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee

  

Name

Department

College/Division

Yertty VanderMolen

Modern Languages

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Lamario Moore

Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC)

Enrollment & Student Experience

Veronica Portillo

Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC)

Enrollment & Student Experience

Onyā Bell

Sociology & Criminology Student

Potter College of Arts & Letters

 

Dr. Alex Poole

Modern Languages

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Thomas Gross

Psychology

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Katie Knackmuhs

Counseling Center

Enrollment & Student Experience

Fabián Álvarez

English

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Gabriela Vargas

Architecture Student

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Julia Rivas

Professional Educators Services

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Marc Eagle

History

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Andrew Rosa

African American Studies

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dezaray Belanger

Nursing Student

College of Health & Human Services

Dr. Anthony McAdoo

WKU Alumni Association

Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement


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 Last Modified 9/14/22