Each year, Southeast Missouri State University, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Student Organization of Latinos/Spanish Club (SOL) offer activities on campus and throughout the Cape Girardeau community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
These activities recognize the many contributions that Latinos have made to U.S. culture and the U.S. economy. The Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in the U.S. started with a week-long commemoration, which was first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 after being established by a legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal. It was extended to a 30-day period (September 15 - October 15) by a legislation underwritten by Rep. Esteban E. Torres under President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
This year, we would like to invite the campus, the greater Cape Girardeau community, and individuals in the surrounding region to celebrate with us as we commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. We see this as a great opportunity to come together to celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic-Latino community in making the U.S. a strong and healthy society.
Influential Hispanic Figures
September 15 - October 15, 2020, University Center
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Hispanic Figures that have been influential in American History. Come read and learn about these inspiring figures in the UC, across from the Redhawks Market.
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 6 p.m., 502 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau MO, 63701
Come and watch the Walt Disney picture inspired by the Mexican holiday, The Day of the Dead. Bring your own chair/blanket. Popcorn, fruit, and water will be provided by The Corner Grocery Store. The show will be put on by Michael Toeniskoetter from the Midwest Council for Civil Rights.
¡Bienvenidos a nuestra comunidad! Meet 'n Greet for Latino Students, Faculty and Staff
Wednesday September 30, 2020, 12-2 p.m., Academic Terrance
This event invites all Latino students, faculty, and staff to come together to learn about programs and resources specific to Latino populations both on campus and in the community. The event is open to the University community. Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity and Hispanic Heritage Month committee.
Food Truck Thursday
October 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Median between Academic Hall and Kent Library
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Student Organization of Latinos invites you to join us for Food Truck Thursday. Come enjoy some great food, music, and company.
Virtual Conversation Night
Date and Time TBD, on Zoom
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Spanish majors can talk with native speakers to get more comfortable speaking the language.
Latino Student Organization
Our organization is dedicated to sharing the rich Latino culture by participating in cultural events. We are a very diverse community, representing many Latin-American countries. Anyone wishing to join us and help promote the Latino culture is certainly welcome.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
The National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history and countless contributions that Latinos have made to the nation over the years. During this month, we honor the cultural richness of Hispanics.
|Committee members||Title||Phone||Mail Stop|
|Sonia Rucker, executive support/sponsorship||Vice President for Access and Behavioral Health, Dean of Studentsemail@example.com||(573) 651-2524||MS 3375|
|Tatianna Hanna, co-chair||Graduate Assistant, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversityfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-2626||MS 3375|
|Carson Lopez, co-chair||Graduate Assistant, LGBT+ Resource Centeremail@example.com||(573) 651-2677||MS 1250|
|Tammy Underwood, administrative support||Executive Assistant, Dean of Studentsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-2524||MS 3375|
|Alberto Dávila||Dean, Harrison College of Business and Computingemail@example.com||(573) 651-2112||MS 5800|
|Adolfo Ramos||Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreationfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-6891||MS 7650|
|Dulce Muñoz||Admission Counselor, Admissionsemail@example.com||(573) 651-8897||MS 3550|
|Tiffany Comfort||Coordinator of Leadership Development, Campus Life and Event Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-2280||MS 1250|
|José Andrés Miño||Academic Advisor, Academic Advisingemail@example.com||(573) 651-5090||MS 6810|