Ferris observes Hispanic Heritage Month

pictureBIG RAPIDS - In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, Ferris State University's Office of Multicultural Student Services will host several events, including a bus trip to Grand Rapids' Hispanic Festival, a book discussion and Latin dancing, among others.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, highlighting the ethnic diversity that exists in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 41 million, or about 14 percent, of Americans are of Hispanic origin.

Helping celebrate these origins, Ferris will kick off its observance with a bus trip to the Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 8. Participants will be picked up and dropped off at the Rankin Circle and should sign up in advance at the Office of Multicultural Student Services, located in Rankin Student Center 135.

Other activities are as follows:

  • Sept. 18 - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Book discussion in the Rankin Student Center Art Gallery
  • Sept. 21 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hispanic Student Organization Hispanic Heritage Festival featuring traditional Mexican dancers, and arts, crafts, food and music on the Campus Quad
  • Sept. 25 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Movie and panel discussion in Interdisciplinary Resource Center 120
  • Sept. 27 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Rock Café featuring Hispanic cuisine
  • Sept. 27 - 7 to 9 p.m. Latin Night Club featuring Latin dancing in Miller Hall

All events are free and open to the public. Further information is available by contacting Andrea Beck-Jones in the Office of Multicultural Student Services at (231) 591-2617.


05 September, 2007