Friday, September 20, 2013

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at UIS

Each year at UIS, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 – celebrating the cultures and the contributions of Americans whose families came from Mexico, Spain, Central and South American and the Caribbean. With the leadership of OLAS (the Organization of Latin American Students) and our UIS Diversity Centerevents are already underway this week. 
We had a wonderful Mariachi band on the quad on Monday to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month and I'm glad I could stop by and enjoy the music with so many members of this vibrant student organization. Thank you OLAS members for sharing your heritage with the campus community and for demonstrating "Leadership lived" with so much commitment and enthusiasm. Check the UIS website for more information about events going on in the next several weeks!