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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Intercultural Student Engagement Center, in collobration with the Hilltopper Organization of Latin American Students (HOLAS) and all five academic colleges have planned a calendar of events for the WKU campus community. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally on September 15 - October 15. Several students and faculty members expressed that they wanted to see more celebration during this month. Although this year's celebration will be unique, we hope that the campus will learn more about our Latinx population through virtual engagement! This month will be full of cooking classes, dance classes, and educational tidbits to help you understand more. #WKUMiLatinidadEs


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Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America
Film Series

September 17 & October 1 at 5:30pm

JRH Auditorium | Zoom ID 983 6016 1043

Black in Latin America is a film series on the influence of African descent on Latin America. We will be explore four countries. 


Zoom Discussion

September 24 & October 8 at 5:30pm 

Zoom ID 983 6016 1043

This will be an interactive Zoom session where participants learn the realities of immigrant families.

Conversation Cafe with Zach Morris

Conversation Cafe

September 23 at 6:00pm 

Facebook LIVE at facebook.com/wkuisec

Join us for this Facebook Live to learn more about Zach Morris’ journey. Zach is now a famous Youtuber and influencer in Colombia.


Enjoy the Culture


Hispanic Heritage Month dance
Hispanic Heritage Month cooking



Learn from our Students



How do you say?

How Do You Say?¿Cómo se dice?
Every Friday at 10:00 am

Have you ever wondered how a certain word was said in Spanish? Tune in each Friday for this special series on how to talk like a Latino!

Did you know?

Did You Know? ¿Sabías que?
Throughout the Month

Throughout the month we will be debunking myths about the Latin American community. Stay tuned to our social media to learn interesting facts.


Daily on YouTube

Ms. VanderMolen's Spanish 101 and 102 classes give presentations about interesting curiosidades from Latin America and Spain.



Celebrate Our Students


Throughout the month, learn about Hispanic/Latinx students at WKU, alums, and what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them.

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



WKU Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee





Yertty Vandermolen

Modern Languages

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Lamario Moore

Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC)

Enrollment & Student Experience

Hasum Morfin-Gandara

Music Education student

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Kimberly Green

Communication Sciences & Disorders

College of Health and Human Services


Dr. Alex Poole


Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Thomas Gross


College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Adam Lockwood


College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Fabian Alvarez


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. Andrew Rosa

African American Studies

Potter College of Arts & Letters

Lauren Weitlauf

Communications Coordinator

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Kayla Lofton


Enrollment & Student Experience

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 Last Modified 9/29/20