Here’s to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos!

In honor of the occasion, here is a spooky poem written by Emily Dickinson and published posthumously in 1890:

Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Poem 479)

Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –

And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,

For His Civility –

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess – in the Ring –
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –

We passed the Setting Sun –

Or rather – He passed Us –
The Dews drew quivering and Chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –

My Tippet – only Tulle –

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –

The Cornice – in the Ground –

Since then – ’tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads

Were toward Eternity –

For more Halloween poetry, try or the Poetry Foundation.

Wrapping Up Hispanic Heritage Month!

Here are the featured events for Waubonsee’s final week of Hispanic Heritage Month, on the theme of Latinx Professionals & Closing Remarks:

“Walkouts in the Twitter Era:  Chican@ Identity and Activism in Historical Context”
Presentation by Adam Lopez
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 14
Location:  Aurora Downtown Campus – Room 160

Latinx Professional Panel:  Paving the Way to Success
Panel discussion with Latinx community professionals sharing tips for success in education and the workforce.
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15
Location:  Aurora Downtown Campus – Room 160

A big thank you to all the students, committee members, campus and community partners, presenters, and supporters who helped make this Hispanic Heritage Month a huge success – gracias!

October 6 – 12, 2019 is Latino Week, Amigos – “Motorcycle Diaries” and More!

Here are the highlights of this week’s Hispanic Heritage Month events, on the theme of Latino Week:

“Remembering the Root”
Presentation by Ulysses Diaz and Jorge Gonzalez, WCC
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8
Location:  Sugar Grove Campus – Bodie 150

Movie Night:  “The Motorcycle Diaries”
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9
Location:  Sugar Grove Campus – APC 120

“Latinos in Higher Education:  Barriers for Latino Men in Higher Education/Community/DACA/Immigration”
Presentation by Sandy Lopez, NIU
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10
Location:  Aurora Downtown Campus – Room 160A