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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. Last year, we were able to still celebrate virtually, but we are excited to bring back in-person events this year! This year's celebration features a cultural festival, movie and documentary nights, an experiential simulation, and more. #HispanicHeritageMonth


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Drop in: ISEC Art Gallery

September 15 - October 15

DSU 2041

All month long, stop by the ISEC Art Gallery to see displays of art and photography created by WKU students who identy as Hispanic/Latinx or are Spanish students.



HOLAS Presents: All Around the World

September 15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Preston Center Multipurpose Room

Come learn about the unique cultures of Latin American while we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! THere will be raffles, games, food, face painting, and music.



HHM Movie Night: In The Heights

September 20, 7 pm

South Lawn

In The Heights is a film that celebrates the intersection between Latin American culture and living in the U.S. Make sure to bring a blanket to sit on as we watch the movie under the stars!

Rain location: DSU Auditorium



HOLAS Presents: Zumba Dance Night

September 27, 6 pm (subject to change)

Present Center Dance Studio

Join HOLAS for a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration all about dance! We will learn Latin American dances and have fun doing it!



Discussion: U.S. Border Immigration

September 29, 6-8 pm

DSU 3023

Join ISEC and other WKU Faculty for a discussion focused on the reasons immigrants migrate to the U.S. and the things they experience once they do. We hope you will gain a better understanding of the realities of those who immigrate to the U.S. and the hardships they go through.



HOLAS Presents: The Unafraid (Documentary)

October 4, 6 pm

Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1074

The Unafraid is a documentary that focuses on three DACA students in Georgia and the ways they fight for their educational rights and advocate for their communities. Stick around for a discussion after watching the film.



Panel: WKU Hispanic/Latinx Alumni

October 7, 6:30-8 pm

Augenstein Alumni Center Robertson Ballroom

Join ISEC and the WKU Alumni Association as we invite Hispanic/Latinx WKU alumni to share their experiences on campus and how those led to where they are today. Attend in-person or virtually. Check this website for updates, including the Zoom meeting information.



HHM Showcase: Cultural Displays

October 12, ISEC Instagram Live

Tune into ISEC's Instagram throughout the day for cultural displays presented by Yertty VanderMolen's Spanish students. Listen as students share stories, music, poetry, and more! Follow us on social media @WKUISEC




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

Michael Sostre

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


College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Katie Knackmuhs

Counseling Center

Enrollment & Student Experience

Fabián Álvarez


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


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 9/28/21