The International Folk Culture Center (housed in the Multicultural Activities and Recreation Center) will kick off Latinx Heritage Month on Wednesday at noon in the Mall Area with local artists, music, food trucks and arts and crafts.
The event, held one day before the start of Latinx Heritage Month, will feature Acmed Tuesta (aka “El Foco”) as the special guest performer. He is a young singer, songwriter and musician from Lima, Peru. Tuesta created Andean Style in 2005.
Andean music fuses with new music tendencies of the world, and also maintains the essence of the Latin American folklore from the Andes.
The Student Leadership and Development Office is undergoing a name change to the Center for Student Involvement (CSI).
In 2020, the International Folk Culture Center, Campus Recreation Office and the Lake Day Orientation duties became part of Student Leadership and Development. With the added areas, a new name was sought. Through a variety of meetings, student focus groups and surveys, the office was able to finalize a proposal that was approved by the President’s Council.
Today at 1- a.m., the Campus Recreation will open the “Blue Zone Arcade”, a gaming area located on the third floor of the Multicultural Activities and Recreation Center (MARC), formerly known as the International Folk Culture Center (IFCC).
Featured games in the arcade include Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, air hockey, foosball, darts and a 4300-in-1 Arcade Gaming Console.
The arcade hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon-6 p.m.