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NUHS marks Juneteenth an official university-wide holiday

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) is proud to join the nation by marking Juneteenth National Independence Day as an official holiday that will be observed university-wide. Starting next year, the university will close for the holiday to allow students, staff and faculty to celebrate the history and heritage of African Americans. If June 19 falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed the following Monday.

Juneteenth, a federal holiday that was recently signed into law, marks the emancipation of African American slaves and has been celebrated in various parts of the United States since 1865.

In recent years, NUHS has made various efforts to expand diversity and inclusion within the university and across the field of complementary and alternative medicine. Some of these efforts include the formation of the NUHS Diversity Task Force aimed at furthering the ideas of diversity and inclusion within the curriculum, and the creation of the Black Naturopathic Opportunity Scholarship to help increase the representation of Black/African-American physicians in complementary and alternative medicine.

For more information about NUHS programs, visit events and opportunities visit www.nuhs.edu or call 1-800-826-6285.

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