CORVALLIS - Oregon State University will dedicate the La Raza Conference Room in the campus Memorial Union at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 29.
La raza is a Spanish term meaning the race or ethnic group, said Ines Ruiz-Huston, an OSU master's candidate from Portland.
A coalition of student groups worked for 18 months to have Memorial Union Room 208 named La Raza Conference Room in honor of contributions that Hispanics have made to the community.
A public dedication begins at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge and will include student dance, poetry and commentary.
At 11 a.m., the ceremony moves to the La Raza room and will include a blessing, Ruiz-Huston said.
Advance reservations are requested for the 11 a.m. ceremony. For information, contact the Memorial Union Business Office at 541-737-2416.