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Hispanic Heritage Month Begins at BloomU

October is Hispanic Heritage Month at Bloomsburg University of PA, and it started with this week’s Kickoff Celebration at Kehr Union’s Multicultural Center.

Students from H.A.B.L.A.S., the Spanish club on campus, S.O.L. (Student Organization of Latinos) and Aqui Y Ahora (Here & Now) Mentoring Program all contributed to an evening of celebration for Hispanic culture.

The program began with an informative presentation about the “past, present and future” of Latino culture, which discussed famous figures, history, and political issues. It was followed by a performance by dancers from S.O.L. who displayed a variety of Latin dances before inviting the audience to get up and join in.

Afterwards, nachos and sangria tea were offered while BU student Shaidy Moronta sang in Spanish while she was accompanied by David Falacko on guitar.

S.O.L. dancers included Gary Phillips, Janet Jimenez, Robert Doyle, Aketza Mejia, Dinorah Vasquez, Nora Gomez, Jose Morales, and Natalie Rivera.

Upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month events include:

Latino Bingo – Friday, Oct. 4

Presentation by artist Tania Torres – Wednesday, Oct. 23

For more information including event times and locations, contact Maddy Rodriguez, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at


Nicholas Cellucci is in the class of 2016 at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is studying Mass Communications and is a BUnow staff writer in addition to serving as Executive Producer for BUnow Radio. He also works as a communications assistant in BU’s Office of Marketing and Communications



Nick Cellucci

On Campus Editor, Head of Radio Production & staff writer for BUnow. Creative Communicator, Mass Communications major / Professional Writing minor, BloomU Class of 2016.