UNC Today: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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UNC to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Week March 25-29

Four days of free activities during University of Northern Colorado's annual Cesar Chavez Week celebration begin Monday, March 25, with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, 1410 20th Street.

The luncheon will include presentations about Chavez and his historic efforts on behalf of migrant and domestic farm workers, as well as about the cultural center and its services.

All events during the week-long celebration are free and open to the public.

The rest of the week's schedule is:

Wednesday, March 27

  • Money by the Barrel: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Turner Green. A fun, interactive game that simulates what it's like to be a farm worker and not get paid much for it.
  • Struggle in the Fields Movie Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. A PBS documentary that chronicles the efforts of farmworkers to form a national labor union.

Thursday, March 28

Blood Drive: 12-4 p.m., University Center South Parking Lot. The Cesar Chavez Center will host a blood drive sponsored by the North Colorado Medical Center Blood Center.

Friday, March 29

United We Stand March: 4 p.m., University Center South Parking Lot to Wendy's (8th Avenue). The march is in support of the Fair Food Program, under which corporate purchasers of tomatoes have agreed to pay a premium price for those picked by Florida farm workers in order to improve farmworker wages.

Cesar Chavez Week is sponsored by M.E.Ch.A., Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, Pi Lambda Chi, Nu Alpha Kappa, La Fiesta, and LULAC.

Women's Basketball Draws Wyoming in WNIT First Round

For the second straight season, the UNC's women's basketball team will be playing a regional rival in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Bears will play Wyoming at 7 p.m. Thursday at Arena Auditorium in Laramie. Continue Reading.

Free Tax Help Available for Qualified Taxpayers

Human Resources reminds all employees that taxpayers with a household income of less than $50,000 could be eligible to receive up to $5,000 or more in tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax benefits, and can have their taxes prepared and e-filed for free through the Tax Help Colorado program. Continue Reading

OSP to Hold Office Hours in Candelaria, McKee This Week

The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold office hours from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Candelaria 1100 and from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in McKee 127. The focus of the March 20 session will be proposal budgeting and post-award management, and the focus of the March 21 session will be to provide assistance with identifying grant opportunities, but all questions and concerns about grants and sponsored projects are welcome.

Mona Castor will be available for faculty and staff on March 20 and Arlene Hansen will be available on March 21.

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