UNC Today: Monday, October 29, 2012

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Semana de los Muertos Celebration Begins Today

Celebrate Semana de los Muertos (Week of the Dead) with the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center and students and faculty from the Hispanic Studies program during events for the Hispanic holiday that remembers and honors the lives of friends and family that have passed away.

The week's schedule:

Monday - Oct. 29
Luncheon @ 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
Treat yourself to a plate or two of Mexican food while learning more about Latino culture.

Arts and Crafts @ 5 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
Fulfill the artist inside you with different activities like paper flowers,
bracelets and necklaces, coloring, pipe cleaner spiders and skeletons.

Tuesday - Oct. 30
MAS Students Altars @ 5 p.m.

Location: University Center
The day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of life. Following the alter showing, which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for friends and family members who have died, students can enjoy a free dinner.

Wednesday - Oct. 31
Haunted House @ 5-8 p.m.

Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
If you like a good fright and being scared for FREE, this is your lucky day. Come enjoy delicious pastries and hot drinks; pumpkin carving, face painting, and coloring. Come prepared to be scared!

Thursday - Nov. 1
"Mayan Renaissance" @ 6:30 p.m.

Location: Gunter Auditorium, Rm. 1720
Explore the amazing Mayan Culture on film and learn something new about this Pre-Columbian civilization.

Friday - Nov. 2
Costume Party @ 5-6:30 p.m.

Location: Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
Show off your costumes and work it down the runway. The best costumes will receive a prize at the end of the night.

For more information on an of these events please contact Alejandra Barron at (970)-351-4593.

Americorps Internships Available through CHSL

If you know students who would benefit from spring semester Capacity Building internships with local non-profits and that include AmeriCorps scholarships of up to $1,175 at the end of a 300-hour service commitment, encourage them to find out more at the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership website before the Nov. 16 application deadline.

"Race to Nowhere" Documentary to be Shown

UNC's Educational Psychology Society will host a showing of the documentary film Race to Nowhere from 4:15-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Michener Library's Lindou Auditorium. The film, which examines what some consider to be Amerca's achievement-obsessed culture, also looks at the pressure many K-12 students feel to perform in school and the price they pay for the ensuing "race to nowhere. The film is free and open to all members of the university community.

For more information, visit the society's website.

Disability Support Services Open House

Disability Support Services will host an open house for faculty and staff from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Michener L-80 to share information on resources and services available to UNC students with disabilities. Included will be assistive technology demonstrations, a Q&A session and tours of the DSS office.

Cookies and coffee will be provided.

Reminder: Approaching Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Complete information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

Israeli Soldier to Speak

Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, will present a lecture titled "Hope in the Midst of War" from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Ross 1060.

Anthony, a veteran combat soldier, and the men and women he served alongside have seen the tragic cost of war and the price it exacts upon those who participate in it, but delivers the message that despite those horrors and the adversity faced, despair must not be the reaction of the soldiers or supporters of Israel.

He highlights the shared values that are fought for by the soldiers of Israel and describes the sources from which inspiration and hope can be drawn even in the face of the most unrelenting hardships or the psychological scars with which most veterans must live.

The lecture is sponsored by Christians United for Israel, a UNC student club, and is open to both pro- and anti-Israel groups alike in order to generate diverse opinions and points of view.

For more information, contact Shayna Glasso at cufi.unc@unco.edu or 303-907-3782.

Dining Services Featured Item: National Chocolate Day

UNC's Executive Chef Aran Essig is a dedicated chocolate lover, so National Chocolate Day is a great day for him to share information about this mysterious and satisfying delicacy. Find out more on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services offers a variety of dining options in Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the University Center Food Court and Bears Bistro, where you can enjoy meals for $5.85 (includes tax) each using the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Plan (meals and purchases at campus retail dining outlets are deducted monthly from your paycheck).

Download the application form.

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