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Events for the year

Alianza end of the year celebration

Friday May 1, 3:30-4:30pm, International Student Center

We invite you to join us for the 2014-2015 Alianza Celebration of Latin@ Achievements at Kansas State University.

This year's celebration will highlight our Alianza scholarship winners! We will also award for the first time the Professor Douglas K. Benson Scholarship, honoring retiring Dr. Benson for his tireless advocacy for diversity issues at KSU and continuous activism on behalf of Latino culture and heritage.

We very much hope that you, friends, and loved ones can join us on Friday May 1, from 3:30 to 4:30pm at the International Student Center (corner of Claflin and Mid-Campus Drive).

Please RSVP to gabsab@ksu.edu

Alianza events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 

Panel Presentation: "Day of the Dead"

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7 PM - Union 206

Dr. McCrea (History) and Dr. DePaoli (Modern Languages) will discuss the cultural and historical elements and importance of the "Day of the Dead" celebration and will illustrate the panel with pictures and artifacts.


K-State Latin Jazz Ensemble
Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - KSU Student Union Station

The Latin Jazz Ensemble performs concerts, dances, and club dates around the Manhattan area. Comprising a wind section and a rhythm section including a full complement of percussion, this group performs popular Afro-Caribbean styles of music.  The ensemble has appeared at the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and the Little Apple Jazz Festival, and has performed live (via webcam) in Stockholm (at the PAS Sweden Chapter Day of Percussion), in Winnipeg (at the Virtual Percussion Festival), and at the Toronto Distillery Jazz Festival.  Additionally, the group has provided live music for concerts of the KSU Dance Program.



Seminar: "Cranial Modifications among Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of Fuego-Patagonia, Chile."

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - KSU Student Union, Room 207

Professor Marta Alfonso Durruty (Anthropology) will discuss her latest research and findings.