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Monday, September 15, 2008

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at PSU

Pittsburg State University’s Office of Student Diversity is hosting several on-campus events relating to Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Monday, Sept. 15 to Wednesday, Oct. 15.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. – Pittsburg Mayor Pam Henderson will proclaim this date as the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in Cleveland Plaza.

Monday, Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Campus dining service Sodexho will serve empanadas and chipa guasu at the Corner Market in Gorilla Crossing inside Overman Student Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m. – Former study abroad participants will share their experiences in Latin American countries during a presentation to be held in the Sunflower Room, located on the second floor of Overman Student Center.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Stuart Day will present a lecture titled “What Can Mexican Plays Teach Us About Latinos in Kansas?” in 102 Grubbs Hall. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. in the Heritage Lounge of Overman Student Center. Day is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas, and is a specialist in Mexican theater.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. – The award-winning film “Bella” by Mexican-born director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde will be shown in the U-Club Theater, downstairs in Overman Student Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. – Micaela de Vivero, an artist from Ecuador, will lecture on her art, which will be on display in the Porter Hall Art Gallery. The lecture will be held in 107 Grubbs Hall, while a reception will be held afterward in Porter Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. – A group of panelists will discuss “Latinos in Kansas: Gauging the Political Climate and its Effects in our Community” in the Governor’s Room of Overman Student Center. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Heritage Room, also in the student center.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. – The PSU band will perform music from Latin American countries during the halftime show of the Pitt State vs. Truman State football game.

For more information, call the Office of Student Diversity at (620) 235-4077, or visit their Web site at

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