UIS is kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month. The university will have numerous events to celebrate throughout the month. A mariachi band from Peoria played on the campus grounds Monday.
The Organization of Latin-American Students and the UIS Diversity Center worked together to plan the celebration.
While it is a month of fun, the ongoing immigration reform debate remains a hot issue for the organization.
"We do a lot of things around campus to educate the community, and by signing pledges and getting people aware that we want immigration reform now," English major Jaime Cruz said.
The story was featured by WICS-TV 20 on September 16, 2013.
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Full list of UIS Hispanic Heritage Month events