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NSU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Free Events for the South Florida Community, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) by celebrating and learning about the Latin culture through a variety of activities.

A listing of events is below. For the most current information and updates, visit: www.nova.edu/hispanicheritage

COST: Unless otherwise noted, all events are FREE and Open to the Public.

LOCATION: Events will be held at locations throughout NSU’s main campus in Davie at 3301 College Ave, and its Abraham S. Fischler School of Education campus at 1750 NE 167th Street in North Miami Beach.

Sunday, September 9

Cine Argentino: The Mural (US Premiere), 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Alvin Sherman Library sponsors this Argentine Film Festival and kicks off with the U.S. Premiere of “The Mural.” Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary. This film is subtitled in English. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Saturday, September 15

Circle of Friends Presents: Core Ensemble’s Tres Vidas, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

A chamber music theatre work with actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Complimentary admission with your Alvin Sherman Library card. Location: Don Taft University Center, Visual & Performing Arts Theatre. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Sunday, September 16

Cine Argentino: Tribute to Carlos Fuentes, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Alvin Sherman Library continues the Argentine Film Festival with “Tribute to Carlos Fuentes.” Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary. This film does not have subtitles. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Thursday, September 20

Fischler School Hispanic Heritage Opening Celebration, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

The Abraham S. Fischler School of Education will kick off its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a traditional opening flag ceremony, short vignettes of families adapting to a new language and culture and more. Scenes will highlight history, education and growing up bilingual in the US. Free and open to the public. Location:  Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, 1750 NE 167 Street, North Miami Beach. For more information, please contact Delores Smiley at 954-262-8443 or smiley@nova.edu.

Sunday, September 23

Cine Argentino: Tribute to Manuel Puig, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Alvin Sherman Library continues the Argentine Film Festival with Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco introducing “Tribute to Manuel Puig,” and providing commentary. This film does not have subtitles. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Tuesday, September 25

Hablamos Ahora!

Open Dialogue with NSU’s Latino/Hispanic constituency and friends, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Spanish speaking Sharks talk about their specific heritages, educating those present about the different Spanish speaking cultures. Join us in this educational experience in Español. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Location: TBA (please visit web-site for updated information or contact Debra Nixon, Ph.D., at 954 262 3008 or nixond@nova.edu.

Wednesday, September 26

Sharkey’s Storytime: Fiesta Fun! 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories and songs in English and Spanish. For children, ages 3-5 years old with caregiver. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 1st Floor Program Room #1017. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Thursday, September 27

Teens: Papel Picado, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Alvin Sherman Library will host teens, ages 13-18, for this fun cultural event. Create traditional folk art by cutting intricate designs into colorful paper. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 1st Floor Program Room #1017. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Friday, September 28

Hispanics in the U.S:  Who, What, When, Where, and Why? Noon – 1:00 p.m.

The number of individuals of Latino background in the United States has increased significantly in the past several decades.  There are a number of historical, political, and socio-economic forces that are related to this phenomenon.  This presentation, facilitated by Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D., from NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, will explore these factors and the implications of these demographic changes in the provision of psychological services to this important segment of our population.  Location: Carl DeSantis Building, room 1048/1049.

Saturday, September 29

Make-N-Take Crafts, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Come out and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Alvin Sherman Library and make fun crafts to take home! Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 1st Floor Program Room #1017. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Sunday, September 30

Cine Argentino: The Last Bandoneon, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Alvin Sherman Library concludes Cine Argentino with “The Last Bandoneon.” Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary. This film is subtitled in English. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Auditorium. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Tuesday, October 9

¡Todos a cantar! Spanish sing-a-long, 10:30-11:30 am

Come to a fun sing-a-long celebrating the wonderful songs of Latin America! Children ages birth to 5 and their parents and/or caregivers are invited to come to the Whole Foods Market to join Miss Erin from The Parenting Place at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. Location: Whole Foods Market, 7720 Peters Road, Plantation. Call 954-262-7127 for more information.

Wednesday, October 10

Hablamos Ahora!

Open Dialogue with NSU’s Latino/Hispanic constituency and friends, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Spanish speaking Sharks talk about their specific heritages, educating those present about the different Spanish speaking cultures. Join us in this educational experience in Español. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Location: TBA (please visit web-site for updated information or contact Debra Nixon, Ph.D., at 954 262 3008 or nixond@nova.edu.

Hispanic Historical Presence in Building America’s Future, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Hispanic family of students, faculty and staff at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education tell their stories and contributions to our society. Attendees will be asked to fill out a quiz at each table on information gathered from this exchange. Prizes will be awarded. Location:  Fischler School, 1750 NE 167 Street, North Miami Beach. For more information, please contact Delores Smiley at 954-262-8443 or smiley@nova.edu.

Friday, October 12

Annual Hispanic Heritage Dance Salsa Night, 8:00-11:00 p.m.

The Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) will be hosting their Annual Hispanic Heritage Dance Salsa Night event. HLSA, joined by the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) invite students, faculty, advisors, and staff to celebrate Hispanic culture and experience Spanish dance and food.  Salsa instructors will give lessons during the dance to attendees.  Location:  University Flight Deck. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jimenez at jimeneze@nsu.law.nva.edu or Yelina Angulo at anguloy@nsu.law.nova.edu.

Saturday, October 13

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration & Concert for Children, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Alvin Sherman Library sponsors this musical event in the Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery. Paco Moreno & Friends perform authentic music and dances from Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. Special guest reader is Miss Mundo Latino, Ximena Raquel Alverez. Event is for all ages. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

“Los Valientes” Celebrating the Lives & Times of Three Towering Figures from Latin American Culture & History, 7:00 p.m. reception (by invitation only) 8:00 p.m. performance

The NSU College of Pharmacy will host this cocktail hour and theater production to celebrate the artistic and political passions of Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta a.k.a. Zorro.  Location: Alvin Sherman Library. For more information, please contact Mislady Vélez at mislady@nova.edu.

Hispanic Heritage Month events held at regional NSU Student Educational Centers

NSU – Tampa | September 15 – October 15

For more information contact – Sheena Zawacki at sz151@nova.edu. 813-574-5298

  • NSU-Tampa will host a weekly Hispanic Trivia contest on random days from September 15 to October 15 to boost awareness among staff, students and faculty. Prizes of NSU gear will be awarded to the winners.
  • NSU-Tampa will mount Hispanic FACT boards throughout the building feature Hispanic leaders and notable moments in Hispanic history

NSU – Miami | Monday, October 1

For more information contact – Sharon Blake at sharblak@nova.edu. 305-275-2602

  • NSU-Miami will host a Hispanic Themed luncheon and a Trivia contest on Monday, October 1. Winners of the contest will receive NSU prizes.

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