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Texas State celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Philip Hadley
University News Service
September 25, 2007

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations continue at Texas State University-San Marcos through Oct. 11 with the Feria de Texas State carnival, “What it Means to be Latino” panel discussion, and a blood drive among other events.

Feria de Texas State, a fun-filled carnival event, will take place at Sewell Park on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. The activities will be free of charge and will feature games, food booths and music provided by Salsa del Rio . The event will be sponsored and hosted by the Latino Student Association, Delta Lambda and local businesses and community members of San Marcos .

A student-led panel discussion entitled “What it Means to be Latino” will take place at the LBJ Student Center room 3-15.1 on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Students will also have the opportunity to relish a variety of Hispanic dishes from Mama's Kitchen at George's located at the LBJ Student Center on Oct. 4 at 12 p.m. The food is free, but arrive early, this event is first-come, first-serve.

Students can put on their dancing shoes for Salsa Night, sponsored by Texas State ’s own Salsa del Rio band. The event will be held at George’s located in the LBJ Student Center on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.

The “In Your Hands Blood Drive” will be held on the Quad on Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. A quesadilla sale sponsored by the Hispanic Business Student Association  will take place on the Quad on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.

An additional ongoing event is the Latinas Unidas weekly meetings. The meetings will take place every Thursday Sept. through Nov. at 6 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center room 4-9.1.

For additional information contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Texas State , at (512)-245-227.