Columbus Day celebration supporting Northwestern Spanish scholarship fund

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Columbus Day celebration supporting Northwestern Spanish scholarship fund

Spanish Club members at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to a celebration for Columbus Day on Oct. 13. The night will include traditional Caribbean food, a poster contest and more in the Student Center Ballroom from 5-7 p.m. Tickets will be $3 for students and $5 for faculty, staff and general public, and proceeds will benefit the Spanish Scholarship Fund.

The food served at the celebration will include shredded beef, rice, beans and fried plantains. The Spanish students are currently working on creating posters for the Spanish-speaking countries. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the contest.

All monies raised are contributed to a scholarship fund named after Dorothy Day, a retired professor of Spanish and the founder of the Spanish program at Northwestern. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time continuing Spanish student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must be either a Spanish major or minor who have completed three semesters of Spanish coursework. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, room, board or books.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish, at or (580) 327-8466 or Dr. Claudia Young, assistant professor of Spanish, at or (580) 327-8464.