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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month events at ASU

Hispanic heritage month at ASU graphic
September 15, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who come from from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Events across all four ASU campuses include salsa dancing, food tastings, cultural performances and the anticipated screening of "Underwater Dreams." The film documents the true story of how a group of young Hispanic students from Carl Hayden Community High School, located in an underrepresented, economically challenged part of Phoenix, learned to build an underwater robot, and then defeated teams from universities across the country, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a national competition 2004.

More than 20 student organizations will kick off the celebration at a resource and information fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Memorial Union North Stage, Tempe campus. With entertainment provided by Univision Radio, the event will include information about upcoming events, voter registration and free paletas (ice cream bars) for the first 700 people.

All events are free and open to the public.

The following are the university-wide signature events during Hispanic Heritage Month:

"Underwater Dreams" documentary and panel
6-8 p.m., Sept. 26, MU Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus
Brought to you by Fulton Schools of Engineering; Graduate Professional Student Association; Society of Hispanic Engineers; Latinos in Engineering and Science; and the NASA Space Robotics Club.

Noche de Celebración
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Verde Dining Pavilion, West campus

Closing Reception – Salsa – Salsa Fiesta
6-7 p.m., Oct. 15, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, West campus

La Fiesta
6-9 p.m., Sept. 15, Civic Space Park, Downtown Phoenix campus

Media Perceptions of Latinos
noon-2 p.m., Sept. 17, Century Hall Multipurpose Room, Polytechnic campus

Screening of film, “Underwater Dreams”
6-8 p.m., Sept. 24, University Center Building, La Sala B & C, West campus

Latin Night
8-11 p.m., Sept. 26, MU North Stage, Tempe campus

Calle 16 Mural Project Painting
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 30, Sands Courtyard, West campus

Fiesta de la Noche
6-8 p.m., Sept. 30, Century Hall Courtyard, Polytechnic campus

Cafe Y Pan
1-3 p.m., Oct. 1, Student Union, Polytechnic campus

Tempe Tardead
noon-6 p.m., Oct. 5, Tempe Community Complex (3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe)

Living in Higher Ed – Latinos at ASU, Learning, Growing, Sharing
noon-1 p.m., Oct. 7, Memorial Union, Gold Room. 207, Tempe campus
Brought to you by the Chicano/Latino Faculty Staff Association, El Concilio & The Chicano/a Research Collection
ASU Libraries

Salsa Night
6-9 p.m., Oct. 7, Student Union Ballroom, Polytechnic campus

Meet the Greeks
6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 8, MU Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus

Latin@s: Past, Present, and Future
6-8 p.m., Oct. 9, Cronkite First Amendment Forum, Second Floor, Downtown Phoenix campus

Lambda Theta Phi Taco Sale Fundraiser
6-10 p.m., Oct. 18, MU Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus

For more information about upcoming events and Hispanic Heritage Month at ASU, visit