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2017 Hispanic Heritage Events

Cine Argentino: Flor de Azúcar

Sunday 09/03/17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library sponsors the annual Argentine Film Festival and kicks off with “Flor de Azúcar,” a film about the Dominican countryside based on a story by Juan Bosch, during the time of Trujillo. Directed by Fernando Baez. Subtitled in English.  Commentary in Spanish by actress and journalist Adriana Bianco. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Don Taft University Center.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

Opening Reception - Art Exhibit: Color, Line and Form

Sunday 09/03/17, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This exhibit features the work of five Argentinian artists and a selection of Dominican Republic artists from the collection of the Gary Nader Art Centre located in Miami.   Curated by Adriana Bianco. The exhibit will be on display through October 15, 2017. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery. Call 954-262-4613 for more information.   

Cine Argentino: Voces de la Calle

Sunday 09/10/17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library continues the Argentine Film Festival with “Voces de la Calle,” a story of three friends and their desire to succeed in urban music. Director: Hans Garcia. Subtitled in English. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce the film and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Don Taft University Center.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

Cine Argentino: La Familia Reyna

Sunday 09/17/17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library continues the Argentine Film Festival with “La Familia Reyna,” a story about the prodigal son and the Dominican family.  Director: Tito Rodríguez. Subtitled in English. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce the film and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Don Taft University Center.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

Cine Argentino: Lifting de Corazón

Sunday 09/24/17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library concludes the Argentine Film Festival with “Lifting de Corazón,” a comedy about love, infidelity and family. Director: Eliseo Subiela. In Spanish only. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce the film and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Don Taft University Center.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime!

Wednesday 09/27/17, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

İCelebramos! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will read popular books with a Spanish twist. Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. Free and open to the public. Recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years with their caregivers. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, First Floor, Room 1017, Public Library Services. Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

Presentation - “Writing as an Act of Resistance: The Narrative of Wendy Cuerra,”

Thursday 09/28/17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NSU professor Yvette Fuentes will discuss the narrative of contemporary Cuban author, Wendy Guerra. Event sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS). This lecture begins the 2017-18 CAHSS Intellectual Conversations. Location: Carl DeSantis building, room 5026. For more information, contact Stephen Levitt at levitts@nova.edu.

Hispanic Heritage Month Jeopardy

Thursday 09/28/17, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This program is geared to teens ages 13-18. Test your knowledge of Hispanic heritage and culture by participating in a fun and educational trivia game. Online registration required. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, First Floor, Room 1017. Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

The Impact of Hispanic Culture on the U.S.

Wednesday 10/04/17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences will host this cultural event and panel discussion. NSU professors Jessica Collado-Muñiz, M.F.A., and Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., will discuss the significant impact Hispanic music and literature, as well as the Spanish language, have had on American culture. Professor Michael Caldwell, D.M.A., will moderate. Event sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Location:  Don Taft University Center, room 354. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, send email to yf60@nova.edu or jcollado@nova.edu.

Advancements in Engaging and Treating Hispanic Clients in Mental Health Settings

Thursday 10/05/17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NSU’s Hispanic Psychological Student Organization & Mentoring Program (HPSOMP) will host presenter Soledad Arguelles-Borges, Ph.D., who will provide recommendations for working with Hispanic clients in mental health settings. Special emphasis will be placed on demystifying popular beliefs that may hinder the work of psychologists, counselors, and other health professionals with these clients. Sponsored by NSU’s College of Psychology. Location: Maltz building, room 2058. Light refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. For additional information, send email to valleygr@nova.edu. 

Lirow in Concert

Sunday 10/08/17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and enjoy merengue, bachata and folkloric music of the Dominican Republic by singer-songwriter Lirow. Adult program. Location: Miniaci Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the Alvin Sherman Library. Free and open to the public. Tickets available starting Sept. 18th at the Public Library Services Reference desk, First Floor, Alvin Sherman Library.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information. 

Paco Moreno & Friends: Hispanic Heritage Month Concert for Kids

Tuesday 10/10/17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Musician/Educator Paco Moreno and surprise guests perform authentic music and dances from Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Younger siblings welcome with caregiver. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Friday 10/20/17, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Shepard Broad College of Law is hosting its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Event with this year’s theme Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead." Attendees will not only learn about the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead, but also about other South American countries such as Ecuador, Brazil and Guatemala and their similar events.  Join us for food, drinks, entertainment and trivia!  Free and open to the public. Location: Flight Deck, Don Taft University Center. For more information, contact Marilyn Uzadavines at muzdavines@nova.edu.

Fort Myers Campus Events

Multicultural Potluck Luncheon Hispanic Cuisine

Monday 09/25/17, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Fort Myers Regional Campus Administration and the Fort Myers Student Government Association will be providing a multicultural potluck luncheon for the faculty/staff/students at the Fort Myers Campus. Event is open to NSU students and employees. Donations accepted to support the NSU Fort Myers Project SEED, which provides medical care and education to migrant workers in Immokalee, FL. For more information, contact Kevin Hunter, kfhunter@nova.edu or 239-274-6983.

Tampa Campus Events

Dine and Dance: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Party

Saturday 09/23/17, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come to the kickoff event to enjoy samplings of Hispanic dishes and learn to salsa dance! Event will be held in the Atrium. Open to NSU students and employees. For more information, Sheena Zimmermann, -SaTampa@nova.edu or (813) 574-5298.

Shark Spotlight on Hispanic Students and Staff

Friday 09/15/17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NSU Tampa students and employees are invited to celebrate our Hispanic students and staff and share their stories on social media/around campus. Calling all Tampa Sharks (students, faculty, and staff) who identify as Hispanic or Latino – we want to showcase you and your heritage!  If you want to be a part of our SHARK SPOTLIGHTS feature on campus and on the NSU Tampa Facebook Page, please send an e-mail with the following to SaTampa@nova.edu: Your name & Academic major/department JPEG attachment of a photo of you Brief description of your background (What country are you/your family from? What languages are spoken in your home? Etc.) Why are you proud of your Hispanic Heritage? (1-3 sentences) For more information, contact Sheena Zimmermann - SaTampa@nova.edu and (813) 574-5298.

Shark Zumba

Wednesday 10/11/17, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dance your way to wellness at this “Wellness Wednesday” Zumba class! Event will be held in the Atrium. Open to NSU students and employees. For more information, contact Sheena Zimmermann, SaTampa@nova.edu and (813) 574-5298.

Salsa Recipe Contest

Thursday 10/12/17, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

NSU Tampa Campus staff make their own unique salsa recipe, and students and staff will vote on the best tasting salsa! There will also be a photo booth for students and staff to capture the moment! Event will be held in the Atrium. Open to NSU students and employees. For more information, contact Tabitha Raj, traj@nova.edu or (813) 574-5279 and Michael Abraham, ma837@nova.edu or (813) 574-5274.

Palm Beach Campus Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Thursday 09/28/17, 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the Palm Beach Campus as we discuss the history of salsa in a fun filled environment. Group salsa dance session to follow after program. Event is open to NSU students and employees. For more information, contact Dayne Hutchinson at sawpb@nova.edu.

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