Students in Hispanics of Today to celebrate heritage month 

Hispanics of Today at Pitt State has planned several activities, some open to the community, some just for students, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month — a national observance that begins Sept. 15 and concludes Oct. 15.  

“I am proud to be a part of a group that is very much a family away from home. Being able to put on an entire month of events honoring our heritage is so important to our executive team and members to be able to celebrate our traditions and cultures while on campus,” said Victoria Juarez, a business major. 

“Doing so with the Pittsburg/Pitt State community is incredibly valuable, especially when we aren’t able to be home with our own families,” she said. 

Two of their activities are open to the public: 

Sept. 15 

From 6 to 9 p.m. in the Cleveland Plaza northwest of the Overman Student Center, HOT will host La Celebracion, which is open to the public. It will feature food vendors, live music, and dancing, with DJ J. Ace, Pittsburg Hispanic Banda, and Legado 918 on the lineup as entertainers. 

Sept. 17 

At 3 p.m., Isaac Hernandez will perform a piano recital of Hispanic music in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall at Broadway and Lindburg streets. 

Students only

In September and October, the students also are planning a resumé workshop in the Overman Student Center, a family tailgate at Carnie Smith Stadium, karaoke and pinata making at Root Coffeehouse, and a networking event and speakers panel in the student center. 

The U.S. celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the importance and contributions of Hispanic Americans to its history, culture, and accomplishments. 

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