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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Series of FREE Events at Nova Southeastern University – Sept. 15 to Oct. 15


NSU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will recognize and honor Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) by celebrating and learning about the Latin culture through a variety of activities. Highlights of the month-long celebration include:

  • An open dialogue about Hispanic diversity entitled “One Size Does NOT Fit All” on Sept. 15;
  • A Hispanic Celebration Through the Arts featuring art, music, dance and poetry on Sept. 15;
  • The Cine Argentino Film Festival, featuring compelling films, with commentary by actress Adriana Bianco, on Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3;
  • Olé!”: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage featuring Latin American art and literature, and also showcasing student work on Sept. 28;
  • A discussion of “What it Means to be Hispanic in the USA” with author Frank Varona on Oct. 12;
  • Networking events, a children’s fiesta, and several storytime events throughout the month;
  • A vivid Latin American art display at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, now through Dec. 12, which includes exhibit lectures and dance performances; and much, much more!

All events are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. All events will be held at locations throughout NSU’s main campus in Davie at 3301 College Ave, and its Fischler School of Education and Human Services campus at 1750 NE 167th Street in North Miami Beach. More events are being added all the time, so for the latest updates and more details please visit http://www.nova.edu/hispanicheritage/events.html.

The below event listing is organized into the following categories: Special Events, Event Series, Business & Networking Events, Children’s & Family Events, and Art Exhibit & Related Events. NSU’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration includes:

Special Events:

  • Hispanic Celebration Through the Arts
    Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m.
    An hour of immersion into the heart of the Hispanic Heritage Culture of the Americas through its art, music, dance, song, and poetry.  Hosted by NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services, this event is free and open to the public. Location:  Fischler School of Education and Human Services, North Miami Beach. For more information, call 954-262-8484 or email Tatjana@nova.edu.


  • Hispanic Diversity: “One Size Does NOT Fit All”
    Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
    This event will be an open dialogue exploring the many different Spanish-speaking cultures in the U.S.  Sponsored by NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Location: Knight Auditorium, Carl DeSantis Building, NSU main campus, Davie. For more information, contact Debra Nixon, Ph.D., 954-262-3008 or nixond@nova.edu.


  • NSU Speaker’s Forum Hosted by Dr. Larry A. Calderon
    Friday, Sept. 24 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Larry A. Calderon, Ed.D, NSU’s Vice President for Community and Governmental Affairs will host a panel of Hispanic professors and Hispanic doctoral students from NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) to share their journey of developing successful careers despite the challenges they have faced as members of a minority. Hispanic students from the Student Coalition for Human Rights (SCHR) and the Ethnic Minority Association of Graduate Students (EMAGS) will also share how the presence of minority faculty members has inspired them to overcome obstacles and pursue their career goals. Breakfast will be served. Location: Horvitz Administration Building, President’s Board room, NSU main campus.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tracey-Ann Spencer at straceya@nova.edu or 954-262-5208.


  • “Olé!”: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage
    Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host “Olé!’: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage.” This cultural event, which will celebrate Latin American art and literature, will feature visual and literary artists and will showcase student artwork. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the NSU community and the public. Location: Don Taft University Center, 2nd floor lounge on NSU’s main campus. For more information, contact Andrea Shaw, Ph.D., at 954-262-8208 or andrshaw@nova.edu.


  • What it Means to be Hispanic in the USA
    Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
    Renowned author Frank Varona will share information on the history of Hispanics in the U.S.  He will be joined by two educational professionals who will share some of the educational implications impacting Hispanics in the USA. Audience interaction will follow the presentations.  Location:  Fischler School of Education and Human Services, North Miami Beach.  For more information, contact Janet Rivera, Ph.D., at 954-262-8685 or hr176@nova.edu.


Event Series:

  • Cine Argentino Film Festival
    This FREE Argentinean film series at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library includes screenings at 2 p.m. on Sundays in September and October. Films will be shown in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus, at 3301 College Ave. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary about the films. For more information, please call 954-262-5477 or visit www.nova.edu/library/main.The scheduled films include:


    • Ay, Juancito on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.
      This is a biography of Eva Perón’s brother, Juan Duarte and is subtitled in English.
    • Lola Mora on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.
      This film is the story of the life of artist Lola Mora, her works and loves. This film does not contain English subtitles.
    • Esperando la Carroza on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m.
      A comedy and parody about family relations, with a tribute to Argentinian directors. Subtitled in English.
    • Anita on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.
      This film depicts the historical attack at the Jewish institution, AMIA, in Buenos Aires and the challenges of a handicapped young girl. This film does not contain English subtitles.


  • Wellness with Zumba Workout Series
    Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. (Dates include: Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7)
    Led by Instructor Beatriz Mello, these aerobic workout classes are based on dancing to the rhythms of Latin and International music. Location:  Fischler School of Education and Human Services, North Miami Beach.  For more information, contact Silva Orta at 954-262-5086 or ortas@nova.edu.

Business & Networking Events:

  • Latino Power Job Session in Tampa
    Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Spanish/English bilingual seminar on resume preparation and interviewing skills, sponsored by NSU’sTampa Student Educational Center, and its student affairs and student government association.  Location: Tampa Student Educational Center, 3632 Queen Palm Drive, Tampa. Free event, open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 813-574-5290 or email nsu-tampa@nova.edu.


  • Professional Development Workshop for Sales & Marketing
    Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    The National Society of Hispanic MBAs South Florida Chapter and NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will host this workshop that will allow attendees to participate in a facilitated networking setting while they learn sales strategies and tactics from experienced professionals. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Carl DeSantis Building, Huizenga School Sales Institute, Executive Conference Center, 3rd floor. To RSVP, please visit: https://www.nshmba.org/southflorida-october7salesandmarketingevent/rsvp. For more information, email cwithrow@nova.edu.


  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Business Luncheon Series
    The Graduate Business Student Association at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship is hosting a series of luncheons celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. All lunches are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Carl DeSantis Building. For more information, please email cwithrow@nova.edu.Dates include:


    • Lunch, Business Card Exchange and Prizes on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in room 1048.
    • Experience the Diversity of Hispanic Culture Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 11 from 1:15 50 2:15 p.m. in room 3049. Enjoy food, recipes, games and prizes.
    • Cuban Luncheon with Speaker Jorge L. Arrizurieta on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in room 3049. Arrizurieta is president of Arrizurieta and Associates a full service business development and public affairs consulting firm. And will discuss, “Leveraging Your Diversity for Business Success.”
    • Lunch, Business Card Exchange and Prizes on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.

Children’s & Family Events:

  • “La hora de cuentos” with Miss Rebecca,
    Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7-8 p.m.
    This series, for all ages with a caregiver, will be held every Thursday through Hispanic Heritage Month at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library. Sing, dance, and laugh in the library!  After storytime, learn how to help your child become a good reader at Family Literacy University. Cookies will be served! ¡Canta, baila, y ríe en la biblioteca! Después de la hora de cuentos, aprende cómo ayudar a tu hijo a ser un buen lector en la Universidad de la Lectura Familiar. ¡Se servirán galletas! Location: Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.


  • ‘Vamos a contra un cuento” Story time in Spanish
    Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 30 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
    An interactive story time in Spanish will be held at the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies’ Family Center Preschool. Children ages 0 to 5 are invited to come with their parents and/or caregivers. Location: Parenting Place living room at Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, NSU main campus. Free and open to the public. Call 954-262-7127 for more information.


  • ¡Todos a cantar! Spanish sing-a-long
    Thursday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
    Children ages 0 to 5 and their parents and/or caregivers are invited to come to the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies’ Family Center Preschool for a fun sing-a-long celebrating the wonderful songs of Latin America. Location: Family Center Preschool at Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, NSU main campus. Free and open to the public. Call 954-262-7127 for more information.


  • Romance Readers’ Teen Book Club
    Friday, Sept. 24 from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
    NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library features this book club for teens ages 15-18. This is a great pick for Hispanic Heritage Month. Teens will discuss Sharon Draper’s Romiette & Julio, a modern day twist on an old classic. Location: Alvin Sherman Library. Call 954-262-5477.


  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Puppet Show & Concert
    Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1-3 p.m. (all ages with caregiver)
    Join the fun at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library during this FREE party for families and children of all ages! Live music, crafts, storytelling, treats, and fun for the whole family, including:


    • Freda Mosquera’s “Legends of Latin America” Puppet Show starting at 1 p.m.
    • Paco Moreno and Friends Andean Music Concert which will start at 2 p.m.
    • For more information, please visit www.nova.edu/library/main or call 954-262-5477.


  • Around the World Class, featuring Mexico
    Friday, Oct. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    This class offered through the Parenting Place Program at the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies (MSI) provides children through hands-on activities; including art, cooking, and games, an opportunity to learn about different cultures around the world. This week’s class will feature the country of Mexico. Location: Parenting Place at MSI on NSU’s main campus. Call 954-262-7127 for more information.


  • Miss Meagan’s Storytime Fun:
    Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    For children with caregivers, Miss Meagan’s Storytime Fun will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday and Thursday with silly songs, stories and more! Call Alvin Sherman Library, 954-262-5477.

Art Exhibits & Related Events:

  • Latin American Art on Display at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
    On view through Dec. 12, 2010
    The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern will display Latin American Art from the Collection of Pearl and Stanley Goodman and recent acquisitions from the Museum’s Latin American Art Collection. Free with admission. For more information, visit http://moaflnsu.org.


  • Latin American Dance
    Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.
    The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern celebrates two current Latin American exhibitions and Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin Dance demonstrations provided Grace Café and Galleries. Free with admission. For more information, visit http://moaflnsu.org.


  • Gallery Talk with Jorge Santis, Curator and Head of Collections Research
    Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.
    Enjoy Recent Acquisitions from the Museum’s Latin America Collection with a Gallery Talk by Museum Curator, Jorge Santis. Horvitz Auditorium, Museum of Art| Fort Lauderdale. Free with admission.  RSVP to 954-262-0241 or education1@moafl.org. For more information, visit http://moaflnsu.org.


  • Day of the Dead
    Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Museum celebrates two current Latin American exhibitions and honors the Day of the Dead celebration with free admission to visitors dressed as their favorite dead artist. For more information, visit http://moaflnsu.org.


  • Latin American Art Lecture
    Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.
    Art historian, curator, and author James Oles speaks on Latin American art. Free with admission.  RSVP to education1@moafl.org. For more information, visit http://moaflnsu.org.

For more information, please visit www.nova.edu/hispanicheritage.

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office), 954-873-8494 (cell), andrali@nova.edu