Student Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for students to get involved through the Hispanic Studies department. Don't hesitate to stop by our office in Candelaria 0295 to find out more!

Clubs

Events

Study Abroad in Spain

For information on our program, visit www.foreignstudy.com. For more information about this program, contact José Suárez


Dia de Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is Mexican celebration of life. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The symbol of the skeleton represents the dead playfully mimicking the living.

The Department of Hispanic Studies hosts an annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration. The program includes altars and performances by Mexican American Studies students.

Click here to view pictures from 2015 Dia de Los Muertos!

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Children’s Literature and Stories: Jenna Alexander, Elizabeth Manzione, Erin Kraft, Shannon Schubert

Children’s Literature and Stories: Jenna Alexander, Elizabeth Manzione, Erin Kraft, Shannon Schubert

Frida Kahlo: Celebration of life: Cassie Cappelli, Eledora Guerra, Francisco Vargas

Frida Kahlo: Celebration of life: Cassie Cappelli, Eledora Guerra, Francisco Vargas

Images: Día de los Muertos in low rider arts and other forms: Jarrod Mora, Savannah Peters, Crystal Boyd, Brianna Rodriguez

Images: Día de los Muertos in low rider arts and other forms: Jarrod Mora, Savannah Peters, Crystal Boyd, Brianna Rodriguez

Fun with Día de los Muertos Art: Paper-Mache, toys, pins, papel picado/paper cuts: Amy House, Callie Hood, Izzy Denning

Fun with Día de los Muertos Art: Paper-Mache, toys, pins, papel picado/paper cuts: Amy House, Callie Hood, Izzy Denning

Modern Mexican Celebration of the Día de los Muertos: Tabi Rumpf, Kelsey Coonts, Jack Gallagher, Miranda Hofbauer

Modern Mexican Celebration of the Día de los Muertos: Tabi Rumpf, Kelsey Coonts, Jack Gallagher, Miranda Hofbauer

Virgen de Guadalupe: Lisa Tapia, Irma Sandoval, Kacey Hilgenberg, Perla Ortega

Virgen de Guadalupe: Lisa Tapia, Irma Sandoval, Kacey Hilgenberg, Perla Ortega


Mexican American Studies Club

The main goal of MAS Club is to facilitate the understanding and appreciation of Mexican American culture in the Greeley and UNC communities. We aim to give value to art and culture and create ties between the UNC community and the larger Greeley community, especially through our after-school arts program at Dos Rios Elementary School and the Festival de Chicano/a Artes.

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Events

MAS Club hosts an after-school arts program at Dos Rios Elementary School. The arts program happens every Thursday for an hour after school, and each month features a different themed unit of art study that incorporates elements of Mexican American culture. The goal is to teach Kindergarten through 5th grade students about Mexican American culture (which is so prevalent in Greeley) by incorporating it into fun art projects.

The second major event of the year is The Mexican American Arts Festival which will take place on April 9th, 2015. It is a huge event where artists of all ages from Greeley and UNC come to perform or present their art to over 300 guests. The Festival has a gallery presentation in the beginning with a catered dinner, and then we have performers from Dos Rios, UNC, the community, this year it will be at Joe Molina’s Art Gallery in downtown Greeley. Joe Molina is a local artist. 

View the 2015 Mexican American Arts Festival Program here!

Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm: MAS members present an after-school arts program for kindergarten - 5th graders at Dos Rios Elementary. Some of their artworks will be presented at the Mexican American Arts Festival.

Presidents: Emma Cisar and Madeline Keen 
Faculty Advisor: TBD