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!
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.
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.
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.
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