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CU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 17 - October 11

September 6, 2012

Each year in September and October, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, cultural, and social contributions of the more than 47 million Hispanics residing in the U.S. This year, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Hispanic heritage throughout those dates with programs of music, dance, and readings.   Cheyney University continues its proud tradition of providing access, opportunity and excellence to African-Americans while also recognizing the higher education needs of a diverse nation.

The series opens on September 17 with a lecture and piano concert by Randall Poe featuring Spanish composers Isaac Albeniz and Enrique Granados, and Mexican composer Manuel Ponce at 7 pm in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium.

On September 24, Reflections on The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love, a lecture followed by a  group discussion by Stuart Richman, will be held at 1:30 pm in Marcus Foster Student Center Room 211.

September 28 features a reading of the short story "Miss Clairol," by Helena Viramontes.  The short story is accessible in anthologies and online. The program is at 1 pm in Marcus Foster Student Center Auditorium..

A Latin Fiesta will be presented on October 5 in the Marcus Foster Student Center Auditorium at 5 pm.

On October 11, A Hot Salsa Night with Salsa dance lessons will be held in the Marcus Foster Student Center Auditorium at 7 pm. This activity is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Art Exhibit: Latino Art with works by faculty members will be held on Oct. 11 in Biddle Hall Gallery. A reception is planned.
 
All activities and are free and open to the public.