It may come as a surprise to those of a certain age group, but millennials are more likely than their elders to say important information is not available on the Internet. Younger folks also are more likely to have read a book in the last year and are just as engaged in their libraries as older individuals.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month 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.
So, why September 15-October 15?
It seems a bit strange that in contrast to all the other “heritage” celebrations and recognitions, the one for Hispanic Americans starts in the middle of the month – September 15 to be exact. That selection, however, has profound roots in Hispanic history.
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 September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. more from LOC
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Students who missed the August 16 fall semester start date can enroll through October 7.
It’s not too late to get started in college this fall. Students still have time to apply for financial aid, take a placement test if necessary and enroll for October classes.
Delgado Community College is offering a Second Start of the fall 2014 semester. This unique opportunity allows students who missed the August 2014 start date more time to prepare, enroll and register for classes.
Second Start courses are full-credit courses taught over eight weeks instead of 16. This means they are compressed and move at a quicker pace, similar to a summer term. Successful students are prepared to start working on the first day of class.
Classes are typically core courses which appeal to a variety of student majors. Current, former and new Delgado students may all enroll through Second Start as long as individual course pre-requisites are met.
Second Start is an opportunity for students to enroll in college this fall instead of waiting until next year. Students who got a late start with the financial aid process, or who perhaps missed the deadline at another school in the area, will find Second Start beneficial to their goals. Rather than waiting until January to start, they can start in October and earn credits to keep progressing toward their goals.
For some students, taking an eight-week online class may be just the kick-start they need to ease back into college. Current students can use second start to augment their existing schedule. Second Start enables picking up an extra class to become full-time or taking an extra class to help reach graduation faster.
Registration is via LoLA now through October 7, 2014. Classes begin on October 8. Financial aid and admission applications are still being accepted, and placement tests are available. Students can pay their tuition and fees with a convenient installment plan.
Delgado, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, offers instruction online and at nine locations around the New Orleans region: Delgado City Park Campus, Delgado West Bank Campus, Delgado Charity School of Nursing, Delgado Sidney Collier, Delgado at UNO, and the Delgado Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility (all in New Orleans); Delgado Northshore (Slidell); Delgado Jefferson (Metairie); and the Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center (Gretna).
Visit www.dcc.edu for additional information or to apply and register online. Or, phone (504) 671-5012.
On 7 August 2014, the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. Over 1,000 people have died in the deadliest Ebola outbreak since the virus’s discovery in 1976.
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