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FAU to Host Events in Honor of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 1, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month with a series of events through Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Boca Raton and Broward campuses. The month is sponsored by FAU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Involvement & Leadership.
The following events will take place at FAU's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
Thursday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Multicultural Programming presents an evening of celebration to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with a bang. Free food, music and giveaways.
For more information, contact Juan Izaguirre at 561-297-3959.
BRV Presents: Latin Tuesdays
Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and14, from noon to 1 p.m.
Beats, Rhymes, and Vibes (BRV) presents an hour’s worth of the best Latin music. BRV DJs spin the best Latin music, and the FAU community is invited to come out and enjoy several planned performances by up-and-coming rappers.
For more information, contact Juan M. Izaguirre at 561-297-3959.
Alpha Psi Lambda Informational
Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Live Oak C, Student Union
This event is to give students more information on Alpha Psi Lambda, the nation’s first and largest co-ed fraternity.
For more information, contact Lavar Jamison at 561-297-3735.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6:15 to 10 p.m.
Majestic Palm Room, Student Union
The FAU community is invited to come enjoy a night of salsa dancing in the Student Union. Novices to experts are welcome -- instructors will be on hand to give free dance lessons to anyone who needs them.
For more information, contact Lavar Jamison at 561- 297-3735.
Mr. & Ms. Latina Pageant
Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Live Oak Rooms B-D, Student Union
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) will host a pageant to select a male and female student advocate of the Latino community. Contestants must demonstrate both cultural awareness and academic achievement. This event demonstrates the Latin American culture at its best.
For more information, contact Juan M. Izaguirre at 561- 297-3959.
After Dark: Dia De Los Muertos Party
Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 p.m. to midnight
Student Union Lobby
This “After Dark” event, based on the traditional Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead,” will give participants the chance to create their own sugar skulls, paint their faces, enjoy free music, food and more.
For more information, contact Melissa Rosado at 561- 297-3730.
The following events will take place at the Davie Campus:
Croquetas and Pastelous
Salsa Boot Camp
Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon to 2 p.m.
The week of events closes out with an energetic dance celebration on “la pista” (dance floor).For more information, contact Peggy Joseph at 954- 236-1219.
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .