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USU Latinx Cultural Center to Provide Student, Community Outreach

The Herald Journal Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018

A new center at Utah State University designed to provide community outreach programming and support for the campus’s Latinx population is just starting to take flight. The website for the Latinx Cultural Center went live within the last week, and school officials have confirmed the center exists, though it lacks a physical space — at least for now. ... Christopher González, an associate professor of English who is the center’s founding director, spoke with The Herald Journal about the importance of the Latinx Cultural Center, ... USU already has a number of Latinx-affiliated groups, and the Latinx Cultural Center would ensure a resource for students associated with those groups, according to González.Almost two dozen professors make up the center, according to the USU website. ... One of the main opportunities the Latinx Cultural Center will provide is mentoring for Latinx students. ... The center will also reach out to members of Cache Valley’s Hispanic community. ... Aside from helping the Latinx student and community populations, the Latinx Cultural Center will also educate the entire campus community and valley through programming. ... González even got a chance to talk to USU President Noelle Cockett about the idea for a center before he officially accepted a job at the school. ... In an email to The Herald Journal, Cockett expressed support for the Latinx Cultural Center.

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