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Celebrate Latinx Heritage

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Kevin White, Missouri State University
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The new academic year at Missouri State University has begun. The first major celebration of the fall semester will honor the history, culture and contributions of citizens of Latin heritage.

Latinx Heritage Month will take place in September, featuring several events that are free and open to the public. 

Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, executive director of multicultural programs at Missouri State, and Melissa Gutierrez, a junior political science and modern languages major, explain the term Latinx and share more about the celebration.

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The Tamales on the North Mall kick-off event is Sept. 4. Visit the multicultural programs website for a full schedule of events with times and locations.

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the public relations specialist in the office of strategic communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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