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Spring 2014 | Volume 2 | Issue 5


HSA invites you to our second General Body Meeting of the semester. “Do You Have What it Takes?” is the third meeting of the “Celebrating Our Roots” series that HSA has devised for the Spring 2014 semester.


HSA Shirts Sale

Doors open at 6pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm in Weil Hall Room 270. As always, we will have FREE FOOD when doors open. Bring some friends and see you all there!

Help HSA by buying a t-shirt! They are currently $15. The money raised from sales will go towards the annual HSA Scholarship. So help out a good cause and look good! We have gone to a new dimension with our shirt ordering. You can now buy them online! Woo! The link below is to the square site to purchase our shirts.



HLCF Planning Committee Applications Now Open!

No Spicks for President

Every other year, the University of Florida hosts a conference to bring together Florida Latino/a College Students from across the state. The Florida Hispanic-Latino Collegiate Forum was established in 1995 at the University of Florida through the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures. Since then, this leadership conference has continued to grow into a popular statewide event for many leading Hispanic-Latino student leaders from around the state. It is a 3-day event consisting of an opening ceremony, a full day of workshops and keynote speakers, talent show, and closing ceremony gala. Apply to be part of the planning committee: SEFHVPkJepy8qdN88PUbX8lYRsi1eI/viewform?

Tuesday, February 24 4pm at IHLC La Casita

The Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures prersents No Spic for President. UF alumnus Gil Sanchez will visit the University of Florida to retell the story of his campaign for Student Government President. During his campaign in 2001, the words “No Spicks for President” were spray painted on a wall La Casita. Reception to follow. In case you can’t make it, you can watch the event live stream at this link: http://me di asite.v ide o.uf l.e du/Me di asite/ Play/769047f6ca974bb09df75a73356034c21d


“No Spic for President”

Hispanic-Latino/a Hall of Fame Applications Now Open! The Hispanic-Latina/o Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding leaders who have devoted themselves to representing and advancing the Hispanic-Latino community at the University of Florida. Their contributions are seen across campus and are felt even after they graduate. They reflect a sense of permanence and positive change. The Hall of Fame highlights these individuals’ efforts at the University through a commemorative ceremony as well as their names engraved on the Hall of Fame plaque located at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures. For criteria, guidelines, and full application, see the link below: 6f0sQ68jGO1UbVznD1TpWLSFF5NJsh-TdM/ viewform? The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST

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In Celebration of La Casita’s 20th Anniversary UF Alumni Gil Sanchez speaks on the troubling event that occurred when he ran for student body president in 2001.

Located: Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures Date & Time: February 25th, 4-6 PM Light refreshments served.

get involved! HSA Marketing Team Be part of an exciting team where you are the liaison between HSA and the UF campus. There are opportunities to design flyers, handle social media, etc. For more information, contact or sign up at:

Special Events Committee Be part of a team that calls for some creative flare and hands-on fun! Work on event decorations and our Homecoming floats among othet things. For more information, contact or sign up at:

HSA Athletics Be part of our many athletic teams! For more information, contact us at or sign up at:

Career Development Committee Be part of a team that aims to promote professionalism by bringing guest speakers, workshops and networking events to HSA and their members. Sign up at:

Community Service If you are interested in doing community service and giving back to the community, please sign up at:


HSA is the umbrella organization to 13 suborganizations. Cuban American Student Association (CASA) | PorColombia | Mexican American Student Association (MASA) | Argentine Student Association (ARSA) | Venezuelan Student Association (VENSA) | Central American Latin Organization (CALOR) | Dominican Student Association (DSA) | Peruvian American Student Society (PASS) | Union de Estudiantes Puertorriquenos Activos (UEPA) | Sabor Latino | Gator Salsa Club | Argentine Tango Club | Hispanic Communicators Association (HCA) |

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El Newsletter February 24, 2014  
El Newsletter February 24, 2014  

El Newsletter, the weekly newsletter of the Hispanic Student Association at the University of Florida.