ACU's Hispanos Unidos to kick off Hispanic Awareness Month


For immediate release
Sept. 14, 2001

Abilene Christian University will kickoff Hispanic Awareness Month in Chapel Monday, Sept. 17. 

Dr. Royce Money, ACU president, will make a declaration, and Hispanos Unidos, a student-led chapter on the ACU campus, will sponsor several events throughout the month. 

The first event will be a Mexican food festival in The World Famous Bean, Sept. 18. On Sept. 25, a Tejano radio station will do a remote broadcast in the World Famous Bean from 5-5:45 p.m.

In addition, piñata parties will take place in the dining halls of the Bean on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.

Bob Gomez, coordinator of multicultural enrichment, said he expects this month to bring positive attention to the Hispanic culture.

"The main purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month is to focus on the accomplishments and distinctiveness of the Hispanic culture and people, and to create awareness and appreciation," Gomez said.

People of all nationalities are encouraged to participate in the events. 

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