Baylor's Multicultural Affairs Welcomes Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 8, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2012) - From singing contests to game nights, Baylor's department of multicultural affairs has it all. This year's Hispanic Heritage Month features different events throughout the month of October, all with different types of entertainment.

Grab the Mic Showcase with Association of Black Students - 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012 in the Bill Daniel Student Center, SUB Den, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Sign up to perform in a showcase of a wide variety of performances including singing poetry reading and dancing. For more information, contact Melanie Medina by email at Melanie_Medina@Baylor.edu.

"Today's Issues that effect Tomorrow" - 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012 in Room 403, Hankamer School of Business, 1428 S Fifth St.

Hispanic Heritage Month will host a forum with guest speakers who will inform students about current issues affecting the Hispanic communities through politics and the Dream Act.

Loteria Game Night - 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 2012 in the Beckham Room, Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Loteria is a Mexican game of chance, similar to Bingo, but using images on a deck of cards. Prizes will be given to the winners and desserts will be provided as well.

Latin Comedy Stand-up - 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 2012 in the Bill Daniel Student Center, SUB Bowl, 1311 S. Fifth St.

• Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet - 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 2012 in the Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Union Building, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Cap off Hispanic Heritage Month with a dinner and guest speaker, Emmy Award-winning journalist and author Sandra Guzman. Tickets are $10.00 for students and $20.00 for general admission. Tickets are available at the Baylor Ticket Office in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Attire is business/business casual.

"Our hope is that these events would allow students to learn more about the various aspects of the Hispanic culture. The organizations that are sponsoring the events wanted to do their best to do a variety of events so that they would be able to appeal to different interests of the Baylor students," said Kelley Kimple, assistant director of multicultural affairs at Baylor.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month, contact Kelley Kimple at 254-710-6949 or by email at Kelley_Kimple@Baylor.edu.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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