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Dia de los Muertos to raise cultural awareness around Eastern

October 31, 2018

Eastern’s annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The University Board, the Latin...

Student panel shares experiences growing up Latinx

Student panelists discuss ‘What is Latinx?’ Thursday in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino or Latina.
October 4, 2018

A panel consisting of seven Latinx students was held to discuss experiences growing up as Latinxs Thursday night. The Latin American Student Organization, the Latin American Studies, the Department of...

Students celebrate Day of the Dead with traditions, dancing, altars and food

October 31, 2017

  To honor deceased loved ones, the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union was transformed into a Day of the Dead celebration, featuring traditional dances, an altar...

Day of the Dead to teach culture, celebrate life

October 30, 2017

Latino registered student organizations will turn the Grand Ballroom into a fiesta for Día de los Muertos from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Although this...

Latin American dances to be taught for Latin Heritage Month

October 5, 2017

Students can learn traditional Latin American dances from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Krishna Thomas, an admissions specialist in...

LASO to teach children about Día de los Muertos

September 28, 2017

The Latin American Student Organization will introduce Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to children by reading them picture books, explaining the holiday’s history as well as making sugar skull...

Students share experiences in Latin America

Kennedy Nolen | The Daily Eastern News
Alysh Oetzel, a junior foreign language and communication disorders and sciences major, shares her experience of studying abroad in Costa Rica during the summer of 2017. She did a four-week long program with other Eastern students and a separate course on her own, where she enrolled directly into the Universidad Veritas in San Jose.
September 18, 2017

  Five presenters shared their study abroad experiences in a panel called “From the Eyes of Latinos” in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union as part of Latin Heritage month. Alysh...

LASO to celebrate Latin Heritage Month

September 17, 2017

In honor of Latin Heritage Month, which started on Friday, multiple registered student organizations and departments around campus are coming together for a variety of events. These are all events that...

Latin Heritage Month celebration begins

September 14, 2017

Multiple registered student organizations and departments around campus are coming together to celebrate Latin Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Jessica Rodriguez, Latin American Student Organization...

LASO to host rally in support of DACA

September 7, 2017

A rally to support the immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and DACA recipients is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday in Morton Park. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered an end to...

Multicultural RSOs to welcome students

August 21, 2017

  Multicultural organizations will welcome students back to campus and introduce them to their culture at the minority faculty, staff and student reception. The reception will be from 3 p.m....

LASO to offer a taste of Latino heritage

September 15, 2016

A taste of the Latin-American heritage through music and dance is at the forefront of the Latin American Student Organization’s mission to bring cultural awareness to the campus and community. This...

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