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0000017c-83f8-d4f8-a77d-b3fd0cf60000On August 9, 2018, the dedication and ribbon cutting were held for the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville. The facility will house numerous health professions programs for the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus. The programs will work side by side to create a transformational approach to health care and medical education.

Local church celebrates Mexican Independence, Hispanic Heritage

Paola Marizan

Nativity Church on Evansville South East side celebrated Mexican Independence Day a few days early.

Sunday afternoon, families from Evansville, Mexico and a sprinkling of Latino countries gathered outside the church for a picnic and games.

Outreach coordinator and University of Southern Indiana alumnus Cesar Berrios was there representing Office of Hispanic Ministry.

Berrios,a native Nicaraguan, said this event is about celebrating the cultural diversity throughout Latin America.

“To show people that is not just Mexico or the big places that a lot of people think about, but there’s so many more countries and we are all here and that each country and each person has its own culture,” Berrios said.

In addition to Tuesday being Mexico’s Independence day, September is Hispanic Heritage month.

According to census data compiled by the Welborn Baptist Foundation, the Hispanic/Latino population has increased each census year throughout the Tri-State.

Warrick County continues to experience the highest rates of growth in the Tri-State, followed by Dubois County

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