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UT to observe Hispanic Heritage Month

The University of Toledo has planned an array of events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Hispanic Heritage Month offers us the opportunity to explore the rich culture and heritage of Latinos and celebrate their unique contributions, including music, art and cuisine, to our society,” Dr. Michele Soliz, assistant vice president for student success and inclusion.

One of the highlights of the month will be a talk by John Quiñones, ABC News veteran and host of “What Would You Do?” He will speak Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in Doermann Theater.

“We are thrilled to be able to host John Quiñones, who will share his story of overcoming many barriers to eventually graduate college and become one of the country’s most recognized news correspondents,” Soliz said.

Quiñones’ appearance is part of the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets are free and available through the Office of Multicultural Student Success at omss@utoledo.edu and the Honors College at honors@utoledo.edu or 419.530.5030.

Listed by date, Hispanic Heritage Month events facilitated through the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Latino Student Union include:

Thursday, Sept. 14 — Diamante Awards, 6 to 9 p.m., Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University. Awards for Latino leadership and achievements in northwest Ohio will be presented at this event, which is co-sponsored by UT, BGSU, Lourdes University, Owens Community College and Herzing University. Tickets are $75 for the public and $25 for students in advance at diamantetoledo.org and will be $80 and $30, respectively, at the door.

Tuesday, Sept. 19 — Salsa on the Steps, noon to 2 p.m., steps in front of the Thompson Student Union. Stop by for free food and to learn salsa dancing.

Monday, Sept. 25 — Latino Meet-and-Greet, 6:45 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2592. Join students, faculty, staff and UT graduates at this event sponsored by the UT Latino Alumni Affiliate.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 — Film Screening, “Selena,” 7 p.m. Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge.

For more information and a complete list of events, go to utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/omss.