How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at NIU

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Weekly events

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Sept. 16

  • El Grito: Alpha Psi Lambda will be hosting this Latino cultural event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside of the Latino Resource Center. Contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu for more information.

Sept. 17

  • De Que Parte Eres!: Hosted by Lambda Theta Alpha, students can attend this event which will focus on LatinX countries. The event will take place in the classroom at the Latino Resource Center at 7 p.m.

Sept. 20

  • La Fiesta de la Catrina: Students will be able to participate in a face painting contest outside of the Latino Resource Center at 5:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Latino Student Alliance. Contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu for more information.

Sept. 26

Sept. 27

  • Banderas y Color: The Latino Student Alliance will be hosting this event, where attendees will be able to paint flags at the Latino Resource Center computer lab at 5:30 p.m. Contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu for more information.

Sept. 28

Sept. 29

  • Professionalism Workshop: Students will be able to participate in a resume workshop, career fair prep and elevator speech. The event will take place in the Latino Resource Center classroom from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be hosted by Supporting Opportunities for Latinos. For more information, contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu.
  • Julissa Arce: Join guest speaker Julissa Arce from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for this virtual event. A Zoom link will be provided for students to join. Contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu for more information.

Oct. 4

  • LGBTQ + Unidos: Students will be able to paint quotes from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center. Contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu for more information.

Oct. 7

  • Beta Tamales: There will be a food sale outside of the Latino Resource Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu.

Oct. 13

Oct. 15

  • Noche de Gala: The last event celebrating Hispanic Heritage month will be held at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center ballroom. Contact Luis Santos-Rivas at lsantosrivas@niu.edu for more information.