Hispanic Heritage Month Campus Invitation

   Campus Announcements | Posted on October 4, 2018

Since 1988, Americans have observed National Hispanic Heritage Month during the 30-day period of September 15–October 15.

In particular, September 15 holds special significance in the Hispanic Community because it commemorates the anniversary of the independence of the countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

We would like to invite you all to join our campus community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month under this year's theme: Una Voz. Many Lands. This year, the Office for Diversity & Inclusion, the Division of Campus & Student Life, the Department of Music and the Office of Campus Ministries have partnered with the Andrews University Latino/a Association (AULA), Adelante and the Berrien Springs Spanish Church to put on an amazing slate of events for you as we celebrate the depth and beauty of Hispanic culture both here on our campus, and around the world.

Join us this weekend as we kick things off with the Adorarte Music Festival which will be held in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Friday evening and Sabbath morning. Adorarte is being hosted by the Department of Music and will be a festival showcasing the quality and variety of sacred Hispanic art in the form of music. You can find more information about Adorarte here.

Here is a schedule of the events happening throughout the month:

Tuesday Co-Curricular Programs: “Una Voz. Many Lands”
This series has already gotten underway, but here is the list of the remaining presentations:

  • September 25: Vanessa Corredera
  • October 2: Marcos Burgos
  • October 16: Myrna Constantine

Hispanic Potluck—September 15, 1 p.m., University Towers Recreational Center
Hispanic Art Night—September 16, 2 p.m., Buller Hall
Soccer Tournament—September 23, 10 a.m., Soccer Field
The Agora: Immigration—September 29, 4 p.m., Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall
Sabado Joven & Sociedad de Jovens—October 6, 10:30 a.m., Berrien Springs Spanish Church
University Forum: Ingrid Weiss Slikkers—October 11, 11:30 a.m., Howard Performing Arts Center
Proximity Vespers: Peter Casillas—October 12, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
We Worship, Vamos a Adorar—October 13, 10:30 a.m., University Towers Auditorium
Festival—October 13, 8 p.m., University Towers
Carne Asada—October 14, 12 p.m., Campus Center Lawn

Join us as we take the opportunity as a campus to celebrate, affirm and appreciate the contributions of Hispanics to our campus, this country and the world.