The excitement of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) is underway at NSU.
Members of the university community have planned events and activities to promote unique cultural experiences, which include the Cine Argentino Film Festival, music concerts, a reception by the Circle of Friends, writing workshops, guest lecturers and more.
For those who love tasting foods from various cultures, Shark Dining will offer Hispanic menu options on Fridays during Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Fischler College of Education is collecting favorite Hispanic recipes to be compiled in an e-Cookbook.
2018 Hispanic Heritage Events
Writing Workshop: Dos and Don’ts for Beginners with R.V. Reyes
Saturday 09/22/18, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
So, you want to be an AUTHOR, but you don’t know where to start? Raquel (R.V.) Reyes will give you resources and share her personal stories of successes and failures. Have you ever asked: Should I self-publish? How do I get an agent? Do I need an MFA? What genre am I? If you DON’T have the answers then DO come to this workshop. Raquel (R.V.) Reyes is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Her novel Jeweler’s Mark won an International Latino Book award. She is currently working on a Middle Grades story. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 4th floor, room 4009. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Sunday 09/23/18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Alvin Sherman Library concludes the Argentine Film Festival with “Lifting de Corazón,” a film about a plastic surgeon who falls for his new assistant, while his wife seeks help from a psychiatrist. Director: Eliseo Subiela. English subtitles. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce the film and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Don Taft University Center. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Hispanic Movie Day & Cultural Sharing
Tuesday 09/25/18, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education will host this celebration of Hispanic culture in the Cotilla Gallery, Sherman Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Janet Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation: “Vice of Miami During the 80’s” featuring author Pedro Medina León
Wednesday 09/26/18, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join the Circle of Friends at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery for the presentation “Vice of Miami During the 80’s,” by Pedro Medina León. León will talk about the rise and fall of the Magic City, and how the television series Miami Vice revitalized the city and defined its style. An award winning author, speaker and editor, León is the author of the acclaimed novel Varsovia (Florida Book Award 2017), Marginal and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by The Florida Humanities Council. To register for just the free public program, please click on this link: here. 5:30 p.m. Circle of Friends Reception, Room 2053 – light hors d’oeuvres and drinks; Complimentary for Circle of Friends members / $20 for guests To RSVP for the reception and the program, please click here by Sept. 14, 2018.
The Human Library
Thursday 09/27/18, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement will host the Human Library. The Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Office will host “The Human Library” as a part of the Diversity in Action Series. The Human Library is an opportunity for participants to interact with individuals from various Hispanic and Latino cultures. Instead of renting a book, you get to “rent” a person’s story. Location: Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Garrett Horejsi, email@example.com, 954-262-7293.
Wednesday 10/03/18, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Hispanic Psychological Student Organization (HPSO) at NSU’s College of Psychology invites you to bring your game face and join us for a domino tournament to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! No worries if you don’t yet know how to play – we’ll be here to help out. Winner will win a gift card for Starbucks! Sponsored by NSU’s College of Psychology. Location: Maltz Building, room 2058. For additional information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime
Wednesday 10/03/18, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
İCelebramos! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, our stories will focus on Hispanic traditions. Come enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. Free and open to the public. Recommended for children ages 3 – 5 years with their caregivers. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, First Floor, Room 1017, Public Library Services. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Tuesday 10/09/18, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Musician/educator Paco Moreno and surprise guests perform authentic music and dances from Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. Paco, a native of Ecuador, is a musician, storyteller, and luthier/instrument maker. Children will have an opportunity to touch and play handmade Andean musical instruments in this interactive celebration. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Younger siblings welcome with caregiver. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
Hispanic Student Bar Association’s “Coco” Event
Thursday 10/11/18, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Inspired by the Disney movie, “Coco,” the Shepard Broad College of Law’s Hispanic Student Bar Association, and the Cuban American Bar Association, will host this celebration of Hispanic culture, music and family. During the evening, students and attorneys will network, enjoy refreshments and be entertained by dancers performing traditional Hispanic dances. Location: Flight Deck, Taft University Center, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. For more information, contact: Jennifer Bautista, 954-740-3201, email@example.com.
Sunday 10/14/18, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The Alvin Sherman Library will host a concert in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring Charanga Tipica Tropical, who will play Charanga Latin Salsa music. The musicians, composed on a bassist, pianist, violinist, flutist, vocalists and more, will have you dancing in your seats. Free and open to the public. RSVP online or by calling 954-262-5477.
Fort Myers Campus Events
Multicultural Potluck Luncheon Hispanic Cuisine
Wednesday 10/03/18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Fort Myers Regional Campus Administration and the Fort Myers Student Government Association will be providing a multicultural potluck luncheon for the faculty/staff/students at the Fort Myers Campus. Event is open to NSU students and employees. Donations accepted to support the NSU Fort Myers Project SEED, which provides medical care and education to migrant workers in Immokalee, FL. For more information, contact Kevin Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-274-6983.
Tampa Campus Events
Special Activity: Shark Spotlights
Saturday 09/15/18, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus Sharks will be showcased as they express their pride in their Hispanic Heritage! If you would like to be part of the Sharks Spotlights feature on the NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus Facebook page, please send an email including your name, academic major/department, JPEG attachment of a photo of you, brief description of your background, and why you are proud of your Hispanic heritage to SaTampa@nova.edu by September 22.
Música y Comida
Thursday 09/20/18, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
NSU students at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus will host Música y Comida in the Atrium. The afternoon includes music, refreshments and dancing. Bring your Sharkcard to check-in. For more information, contact SaTampa@nova.edu and (813) 574-5298.
Global Shark Showcase
Tuesday 10/02/18, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Attention NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus students, staff, and faculty: NSU has Sharks from all over the globe! Attend the Global Shark Showcase in the Atrium to learn about some of the countries represented by our local Tampa students, faculty, and staff. This event is hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Tampa Student Government Association. For more information, contact SaTampa@nova.edu and (813) 574-5298.
Miami Campus Events
Marlins Mexican Heritage Day
Sunday 09/23/18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The NSU Miami Campus has partnered with the Mexican American Council, Inc. and the Miami Marlins for the Marlins Mexican Heritage Day. All NSU students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join and celebrate at Marlins Park Tickets are $25 per person – a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will support the Mexican American Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing public and government services in Miami-Dade County. The ticket entitles you entrance to the game, a commemorative jersey, and admittance to the after party at the 5th Base Club for a celebration with Mariachi and invited celebrities. Location: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami. To purchase tickets to attend, you must purchase your ticket from one of the following: Marlins.com/Mexican (https://www.mlb.com/marlins/tickets/specials/mexican-heritage-celebration). Mexican American Council, Inc., (mexamcouncil.org), 786-243-2328; or Chema Sanchez, 305-480-1521, CSanchez@marlins.com.
Orlando Campus Events
Hispanic Heritage Breakfast Celebration
Thursday 10/18/18, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Enjoy a Latin inspired breakfast, network with others who support and empower the Latin community, and meet local Latin artisanal vendors. Learn about empowering community-partnerships for education and change from David A. Escobar Arcay, Ph.D., Associate Professor at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education.
Hispanic Resource Fair
Thursday 10/18/18, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Gain resources of empowerment for the Hispanic community from Comunidad Venezuela, Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando, Hispanic Family Counseling, Orange County Neighborhood Center for Families, and more. Learn about NSU’s International Teacher Education Program and enjoy food trucks, local artists, and more.
For a complete listing of upcoming events, visit www.nova.edu/hispanicheritage.