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Missouri State University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A student celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.Missouri State University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 12- Oct. 14. The theme for this year’s celebration is Bringing Latino Writers to the Forefront, the New Force in Literature: “El Ponder de la Palabra Esctita.”

The Hispanic Heritage Month committee and the office of multicultural student services will host a variety of events for those interested in learning more about Hispanic culture and customs, including lectures with guest speakers, panel discussions, meet-and-greets, movies and other celebrations. All events are free and open to the public.

Highlights for the month include:

Sept. 12
The Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater and commence a month-long celebration of Hispanic culture.

Sept. 16-20
Latin American Literature Week will take place all day in Meyer Library during normal library open hours.

Sept. 19
The Diversity Dialogue: Study Away Panel Discussion will take place from 7–9 p.m. in Carrington Hall, Room 208. The event will feature current Missouri State students who have studied abroad and give an introduction to students who might be interested in studying away in Latin American countries.

Sept. 25, 29
Hispanic Heritage Movie Night will take place at 9 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater. “The Mask of Zorro” will be screened.

Sept. 26
The STEP Conference will take place at 8 a.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater. Hispanic students from local Springfield high schools will be introduced to college life.

Oct. 3
The Diversity Dialogue II: A 50 anos de Rayuela will take place from 7–9 p.m. in Carrington Hall, Room 208. The event will feature a guest speaker sharing a short story in Spanish.

Oct. 14
The Closing Ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater, recapping events from Hispanic Heritage Month.

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