Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Events
September 15 - october 15, 2013 [events listed go until October 21]
Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, & Honor: The Renewed Hope of America. Each year from September 15 to October 15, the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are recognized and celebrated. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan. Please see link for information on all of the events!
September 30, 2013
Adanti Student Center Ballroom
Join us as we welcome Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Carmen Elisa Espinosa, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in the state of Connecticut. Justice Epinosa has been honored by the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission of Connecticut.
This event will also include Latinn dishes and live entertainment.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Center with support from Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) and the SCSU Common Read Committee.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 203-392-5888.
NOCHE DE GALA DINNER DANCE
OCTOBER 17, 2013
7:30PM - 1:00AM
ADANTI STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM
The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) will be holding its Annual Noche De Gala Dinner Dance on October 17th. Noche De Gala is the much anticipated annual fundraising event in which all proceeds go to benefit incoming or current Latino first year students, providing scholarships in $500 increments. This event is supported by the Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE).
Each year Noche De Gala highlights a different Latin country. This year we pay tribute to Mexico and celebrate Mexican culture. The theme, “Down to Fiesta”, is a night of Hispanic foods and dancing to a variety of music (not just Spanish).
The Dance is on Thursday October 17, 2013 from 7:30pm – 1:00am. Tickets are $10 for SCSU Students, $15 Faculty/Staff & Outside Guests.
**SCSU students, Faculty & Staff may purchase tickets with their Hoot Loot card or with cash by visiting or calling the box office at (203) 392-6154 from 11:00am – 5:00pm daily. Must present valid SCSU ID when picking tickets up at box office.
Online tickets may be purchased at www.tickets.southernct.edu
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
October 21, 2013
Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be discussing her autobiography, "My Beloved World" as part of the Common Read for first-year students at SCSU. All are welcome.