Hispanic Heritage Month to Feature "Stand and Deliver" Teacher

Sept. 28, 1998

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The high school teacher from east Los Angeles whose teaching experiences were featured in the acclaimed film, "Stand and Deliver," will help the Baylor University Hispanic Student Association kick off its twelfth annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Oct. 2.

Under this year's theme -- "Con Educacion y Cultura Vamos Descubriendo Nuevos Horizontes (With Education and Culture We Continue to Discover New Horizons)" -- Jaime Escalante, who inspired a group of under-privileged Hispanic students to reach for high goals in the classroom and in their lives, will speak to students and the public at 7 p.m. in the fifth floor Cashion Room of the Hankamer School of Business. The film, "Stand and Deliver," will be shown at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3 in Bennett Auditorium.

The month-long festival will also feature a performance by the University High School mariachi band on Oct. 5 during Chapel Forum, and the annual HSA talent show, "Noche de Cultura," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Greek organizations Kappa Phi Gamma and Phi Lambda Alpha will host "Game Night" Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Drawing Room. Also, the Indian Subcontinent Student Association, along with HSA, will sponsor a "Masquerade Ball" Oct. 23. The annual celebration will come to a close Oct. 31 with a community service project at Primera Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel, 1301 S. 23rd St.

For more information on the service project, call Pearl Beverly at 755-2371. For information on the HSA celebration, contact Jacob Davila at 755-7961.

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