MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Local Latin Hip Hop artist Cristopolis, who speaks English, Spanish and French, performed at the Medical Education Campus on September 26. He focused on Latin American history and contributions of Latinos in music and urban culture. He entertained attendees by fusing spoken word lyrics while bucket drumming with the accompaniment of a backup vocal artist and guitarist. All faculty, staff and students were invited by … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria and Manassas Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria and Manassas Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the World Languages Departments of the Alexandria and Manassas campuses hosted the Teatro Milagro at their respective campuses on September 30 and October 1. Teatro Milagro, the theatre troupe, performed the bilingual Spanish-English play “Searching for Aztlán,” which raised awareness of the 2011 Tucson, Arizona school board decision to ban Mexican-American history courses and books in their high schools. Afterwards, … Continue reading Alexandria and Manassas Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Alexandria Campus commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month with an afternoon of bilingual theater on October 16. Teatro Milagro, a theatre troupe based in Portland, Oregon, performed their Spanish-English play, “Cuéntame Coyote,” which tells the story of two cousins who journey from Mexico to the United States. The play was followed by a two-hour acting workshop that allowed students to explore techniques from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Annandale Welcomes Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Annandale Welcomes Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Marvin Figueroa, president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association and deputy political director of the Mark Warner for Senate campaign, spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Month event sponsored by the Annandale Campus Hispanic Student Union on October 8 in the Ernst Center. Figueroa was introduced by Richard Bautista, Annandale information technology support services analyst and Hispanic Student Union advisor. Figueroa was born in La Ceiba, Honduras, … Continue reading Annandale Welcomes Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

MEC Celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month

MEC Celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) honored the many wonderful histories, cultures and contributions of the Latin American community during Hispanic Heritage Month. More than 200 students attended events that featured music, trivia game and Peruvian cuisine. The September 30 event for evening students highlighted the many accomplishments and contributions made by Hispanic individuals. The October 1 event for day students featured a salsa dance lesson and … Continue reading MEC Celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month

Ramunda Young, Barbara Lash and Cris Sparks-Early

Manassas Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Manassas Campus unveiled a canvas mural created by internationally known Mexican artist Nicolas de Jesus. When de Jesus visited the Manassas Campus in October 2012, he invited students, faculty and staff to help paint a mural on the patio outside Howsmon Hall. Dozens of people participated in the project on that sunny fall day two years ago. De Jesus … Continue reading Manassas Honors Hispanic Heritage Month