Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)
September 15 – October 15
The Department of Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce Hispanic Heritage Month 2015! This exciting celebration will be held September 15 - October 15 and serves as an opportunity for the UT Arlington community to embrace the Hispanic culture through cultural, educational and social on-campus events. Be a part of this campus tradition, while making new friends and celebrating diversity!
Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 Events
Tuesday, September 15
Kick Off Tabling
11:30 – 1:30 p.m., UC Palo Duro Lounge, Library Mall, and Engineering Mall South
The celebration begins! The Multicultural Mavericks invite you to stop by various locations on campus where we will be passing out hard copies of this year’s schedule of events. Come and join us for free refreshments and your chance to enter a raffle drawing for fun UTA prizes. All current UTA students are eligible for the raffle.
Monday, September 21
From Here to Havana: U.S. and Cuban Relations
Noon -1:00 p.m., UC Red River
Multicultural Mavericks is proud to present our guest speaker, Dr. David LaFevor, UT Arlington Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities. Join us for a discussion on the recent changes to the relations between the United States and Cuba. No pre-registration is necessary. Free pizza for participants. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.
Wednesday, September 23
“I am UTA Study Abroad: Hispanic Students Share Their Stories from Abroad
Noon -1:00 p.m., UC Sabine
Held in collaboration with the Study Abroad Office
Interested in traveling the world? Come learn more about the UT Arlington Study Abroad program for travel opportunities and scholarships that are available. Join us for a student discussion panel that features previous participants as they share their experiences and tips for traveling. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.
Wednesday, September 30
Latin@ Student Excellence Discussion Panel
6 - 8 p.m., UC Red River/Concho
Join the Multicultural Mavericks for a student discussion panel about how involvement in co-curricular organizations impacts the success of Latino college students. Student representatives from a variety of Hispanic-Latino organizations on campus will serve on the panel that will be moderated by Stephen Santa- Ramirez, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs. Stephen co-authored a chapter titled "Latino/a Student Involvement: Outcomes Associated with Latino/a Student Organizations" that has just been published. Look for the chapter in the book: Student Involvement & Academic Outcomes: Implications for Diverse College Student Populations. No pre-registration is necessary. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.
Monday, October 5 – Friday, October 16
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Gallery Exhibit
Open weekdays, 8 am – 8 p.m., UC Gallery
Learn more about the history and rituals of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. Much more than just a passing fad, this popular tradition has a rich cultural history in many Hispanic-Latino communities. The gallery exhibit aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the true meaning behind this annual holiday. Admission is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 15
Global Grounds International Coffee Hour
Theme: Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Held in collaboration with the Office of International Education
UC Palo Duro, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close at a special Global Grounds that will have a Día de los Muertos theme! Learn more about the history and significance about the upcoming holiday as you view displays of traditional decorations that will include Sugar Skulls, Calaveras, and Catrinas. There will be free refreshments plus a live performance by UTA Mariachi Los Potrillos. Admission is free and open to the UTA community.