Celebrate Hispanic heritage with free event at MVNU
September 29, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- For the seventh year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University will hold Festival Latino, a celebration of Hispanic heritage observed nationwide.
The public is invited to enjoy authentic Hispanic food, live music, and special guest speaker, Dr. Ivonne Garcia, Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. Please join MVNU in celebrating a rich and beautiful heritage on Thursday, Sept. 29, outside the Prince Student Union from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. MVNU's Festival Latino is free and open to the public.
An annual celebration, Festival Latino is observed nationwide during Hispanic Heritage Month. MVNU's festival, which features events for the whole family, will include authentic Hispanic food and live music, and will showcase information booths on various MVNU clubs, departments, organizations and local churches; along with other games provided for children, and fun activities planned for teens and students as well.
Dr. Ivonne Garcia joined the Kenyon faculty in autumn 2006. Her specializations are in nineteenth-century U.S. literature, postcolonial, and Latina studies, with an emphasis on issues of nation, race, gender, and ethnicity. Her teaching and her research are interdisciplinary and mainly influenced by frameworks of discourse analysis, including transhemispheric, transcolonial, and post-nationalist approaches. Before coming to Ohio, Ms. García worked for ten years as a newspaper and news media journalist and editor in Puerto Rico.
For more information about this event, call (740) 397-9000, ext. 4600.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Best in the Midwest (Baccalaureate) institutions for the eighth year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several additional Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.