LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.
A Hispanic-Serving Institution is an institution of higher education with a full-time enrollment of at least 25 percent Hispanic students.
Throughout the month, SCCC Student Life and other campus organizations will be holding cultural events and activities, including a soccer kick-off, loteria and burritos, a voter registration drive, a Hispanic-themed open mic event and mockaritas and tacos.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.
LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH!
National Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15th!
Try Mango Languages’ Latin American Spanish course to learn more about the language and culture of Latin America!
Haven’t tried Mango Languages? The State Library of Kansas provides this resource for FREE to anyone with a library card! Stop by the SCCC Library to get access.
Hispanic Heritage Month activities kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 16, with the soccer kickoff. Participants were given three kicks to score a certain amount of points and if they did, they won gift cards. Great job once again by Wade and SCCC Student Life! Stayed tuned for other events planned through out the month!
HALO MOVIE NIGHT
LOTERÍA & BURRITOS
Breakfast burritos and playing loteria for prizes! More fun events for Hispanic Heritage Month! Thanks again to Wade and SCCC Student Life!
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MOCKARITAS & TACOS
LLAMA & TACO TREASURE HUNT
ALL CAMPUS, ALL MONTH
Search for five, prize-stuffed mini piñatas hidden across Saints land!