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