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The University of Toledo will observe Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with several events that will highlight the culture.

Listed by date, the events facilitated through the UT Office of Multicultural Student Success will include:

• Thursday, Sept. 13 — Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union Rooms 2582. Latino and international business consultant and developer Robert Torres, president/CEO of T&R Group LLC, Cleveland, will be the keynote speaker.

• Saturday, Sept. 15 — Rocket Landing Tailgate, 4:45 to 6:45 p.m., Student Recreation Center Patio. Psyche up for the Toledo-Bowling Green football game with the Latino Student Union and the Office of Health Promotions. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. in the Glass Bowl.

• Monday, Sept. 17 — Latino Student Union Open House, 8 p.m., Student Union Room 2592. Stop by for light refreshments and to see what this organization has to offer.

• Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Salsa on the Steps, noon to 2 p.m., Student Union Steps. The Latino Student Union will teach the art of dance in the Hispanic culture to anyone interested.

• Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Alpha Psi Lambda Dream Act, 5 p.m., Student Union Room 2591.

• Saturday, Oct. 6 — Homecoming Tailgate, 2 p.m., Lot 10 north of the Glass Bowl. Go Rockets! Get ready for the big game with the Latino Student Union. Toledo will play Central Michigan at 3 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 8 — Latino Idol, 8 p.m., Student Union Trimble Lounge. The Latino Student Union will hold its annual competition. Register to perform by signing up in Student Union Room 3513; the competition is open to everyone.

• Tuesday, Oct. 9 — “Breaking Through Barriers” 2 p.m., University Hall Room 4410. Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez will give this talk.

• Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Hispanic Heritage Month/LGBTQA Forum, 5 p.m. Libbey Hall.

— Cocina Latina, 7 to 9 p.m., International House Multipurpose Room. The Latino Student Union will demonstrate how to prepare three Hispanic dishes from different countries.

• Monday, Oct. 15 — Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Celebration, 8 p.m., Student Union Room 2592. Make plans to be there for food, music and a video tribute.

For more information on these events, call the UT Office of Multicultural Student Success at 419.530.2201.

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