¡Feliz mes de la herencia hispana, Hilltoppers!
St. Edward’s is proud to be a Hispanic-serving institution for more than 30 years, and in that time, to be nationally recognized as a best college for Hispanic students. We’re happy to share just a few of the ways St. Edward’s celebrated Latinx students and the greater Spanish-speaking community during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion kicked off the month of celebration by offering an array of treats and sweets at tabling events on Ragsdale Lawn, which was lined with flags from Spanish-speaking countries. Students enjoyed music while learning about the different events in support of Hispanic Heritage Month happening throughout the hilltop. Along the way, they could pick up classic mercado bags, apparel accessories and an assortment of Mexican candy.
Sugar Skull Decorating
The Hilltopper community was invited to participate in decorating a version of sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are a traditional folk art from Southern Mexico and are a festive way to celebrate and remember a person who has passed away. Traditionally, the skulls are made by hand with sugar or clay and then decorated using paint, glitter and a variety of other crafts.
Visiting Writers Series
As part of the Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series, the School of Arts and Humanities invited writer Emily Pérez for a reading of her work. Pérez is the author of What Flies Want, winner of the Iowa Prize; House of Sugar, House of Stone; and two chapbooks. Her poetry has been celebrated and issued by many publishers. Students, faculty and staff filed into Carter Auditorium to enjoy her lecture.
CAMP 50th CBS News
During Hispanic Heritage Month, CBS MORNINGS covered the 50th anniversary of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at St. Edward's University — a federal program that breaks the cycle of poverty through education. CAMP at St. Edward’s is the longest continuous program in the nation. The segment is available to watch below.