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September 15-October 15 is...
Each year, Americans observe National #LatinxHeritageMonth #HispanicHeritageMonth from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Center for the Study of the Southwest
The Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University strives to enrich learning about the Greater Southwest through curriculum development, public outreach, and research.
Center for International Studies
The mission of the Center for International Studies is to provide quality, interdisciplinary education to students in order to prepare them for international careers. Students will learn the necessary research and writing skills to pursue graduate studies or careers in law, diplomacy, and international affairs. The undergraduate and graduate international studies programs will challenge students to further explore and understand the rapidly globalizing world of today
Center for Diversity & Gender Studies
The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies (CDGS) is a part of the College of Liberal Arts, one of the seven colleges at Texas State University. CDGS, originally named Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, was established at the beginning of the 1984 academic year. Our mission is to assist students and faculty in preparing for a pluralistic society by providing resources that encourage the infusion of interdisciplinary curriculum that addresses race, class, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
Center for Research, Public Policy and Training
The Center for Research, Public Policy and Training is a unit housed within the Department of Political Science that focuses on engaging public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the general public through academic and applied research, as well as real world learning.