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Poet and author Ariana Brown performed poetry through Zoom on Friday, October 1st.Photo via arianathepoet on Twitter.

Meet Ariana Brown: Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Speaker

In honor of Latinx Heritage month, University of Portland’s Diversity Inclusion Program and Latinx Student Union invited Ariana Brown to perform poetry inspired by her Afro-Latin experiences through Zoom on Friday, Oct. 1. 

Kirk Mustain at the Farm to Fork Dinner on the quad in 2009.Photo Courtesy of Kirk Mustain

Kirk Mustain: Bridge between food and community 

Mustain started his culinary journey as a busboy, clearing dishes and setting tables. He never would have guessed he would be managing a food service serving close to 4,000 students, he said. Being open to new opportunities brought Mustain where he is now.