Spring 2023 Events

Yours/Ours: El palimpsesto colonizado deshecho (The Colonial Palimpsest Undone) - Carlos Castro Arias

March 27-May 6 |10AM-7PM, Monday-Saturday|Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Stewart Center

Colombian artist Carlos Castro’s work invites conversation about reframing constructed narratives in public spaces. Castro’s interdisciplinary work creates new meanings and recontextualizes monuments to better understand suppressed histories.  Carlos Castro is an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at San Diego State University, and his solo exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Latino Cultural Center.


 Co-Sponsored with Purdue University Galleries



Día de la Familia

Saturday, April 1st, 2023 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM | Latino Cultural Center

On April 11th, 2003, the Latino Cultural Center opened its doors at Purdue University. Since then, every year, we recognize our history and communities with a celebration that gathers our familias and makes us reflect on our accomplishments and look toward the future. 

Join us to celebrate our 20th anniversary at this year's Dia de la Familia. Live performances, family-friendly activities, food and much more.  

Selena the Experience Concert

Friday, April 14th | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Long Center for the Performing Arts

Upon the 20th anniversary of Selena's passing in 2015, the formation of this incredible class of musicians came to be. Right out of New York, NY, a locale known amongst musicians as the "mecca" for professional cover bands, "Genessa & The Selena Experience" was created! Their musical history spans decades and genres but with lead vocalist, Genessa Escobar, she has taken her childhood dreams and memories of Selena and made them come alive on-stage.  Recently "Genessa & The Selena Experience" has appeared on National Television for TELEMUNDO "Un Nuevo Dia,"  local television networks such as; TELEMUNDO NY "Acesso Total," and News 12.  This isn't just a live show, it's an "EXPERIENCE!"  With the huge popularity of Selena's last "Live" album, this band has expanded upon that concert and fine tuned an attention-grabbing, memorable, live show that resurrects the legend of Selena and puts the audience face to face with the music and her spirit. 

Keeping the memory alive; the concert continues...

More information to come!

Excelencia Graduation Ceremony 

Friday, May 12th | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM | Beck Agricultural Center (4550 US-52, West Lafayette, IN 47906)

Excelencia celebrates the graduating class of 2023 in a ceremony where all graduating students are welcome. Faculty, staff, and students' loved ones are encouraged to attend as we also recognize the efforts of their family and friends and the impact they've had on their academic career. We integrate students' loved ones into the ceremony which is held in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 
2023 Graduates register here: tinyurl.com/PurdueExcelencia 
Faculty and Staff RSVP: tinyurl.com/PurdueExcelenciaRSVP  
2023 Excelencia Awards
Somos Purdue Award: tinyurl.com/SomosPurdueAward23 
Wilson Usedo Sí Se Puede Award: tinyurl.com/WilsonUsedoAward23 
(Chosen) Family Award: tinyurl.com/ChosenFamilyAward23