Ferris to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Activities

xThroughout the month of September, Ferris State University has planned a series of activities related to the 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

Ferris' official Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration events commence on Thursday, Sept. 15 with a special lunch at The Rock Café on campus. The meal, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., features a number of authentic dishes served at the various stations inside the dining facility. Also scheduled for 11 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 15, is a panel discussion on the topic, "Hispanics Role in Michigan's Rebirth" in IRC 120.

The featured event is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room. This evening features authentic food, Latin dance lessons, live music, and arts and crafts.

Dinner at The Rock Café is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. and includes authentic food to set the stage for the 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with featured speaker Michael Reyes. A spoken word artist, Reyes performs from 7 to 9 p.m. in Quiznos inside the Rankin Student Center. He will be performing his acclaimed piece, "Multiculturalism as a Culture."

"This month is filled with interactive educational activities and live entertainment that the campus will be enlightened to learn about the Hispanic Heritage Celebration," said Michael Wade, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services, one of the event's lead sponsors.

Regular dining center charges apply for all Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration meals in the Rock Café.

Ferris' Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration activities are the result of a collaborative effort from a group of sponsors that includes OMSS, the 2011 HHM Planning Committee and the Hispanic Student Organization.

For more information about 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration activities, contact the OMSS at (231) 591-2617.

Note: Here is another event related to Hispanic Heritage Month: