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Dia De Los Muertos Week: Movie & Pan De Muerto Sale

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hosted by LaRaza Student Cultural Center

We will be preparing for Dia De Los Muertos all week long before the main event! Most of these events will be making items to decorate our Altar. This year the Altar will be dedicated to women of color that have been victims of violence. 

Our last minievent will be a Pan De Muerto and hot chocolate sale that will be going from 10-3 in Appleby. If we have leftovers they will be sold at the movie showing and we will be showing a movie about Dia De Los Muertos from 5pm - 7pm in La Raza SCC.

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First Generation College Celebration Day

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the University of Minnesota and colleges across the U.S. as we celebrate the presence and experience of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on campus! The First-Generation College Celebration takes place on November 8, 2018, the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. See all events that are happening campus-wide in celebration of first-generation college students.


Response to Pittsburgh Tragedy

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The following message is from Michael Goh, vice president, Office for Equity and Diversity.

Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, and Irving Younger. These are the names of the innocent people who lost their lives in the hate-driven attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue. It is important to say and remember their names, their families, and the significant pain that many are feeling after this horrific attack.


12th Annual Student Veterans Appreciation Day Event

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thanking Student Veterans event

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Washington Avenue Bridge (east)

Stop by our thank you booth to write thank you notes to student veterans that will be on display during the Student Veterans Appreciation Day event.

12th Annual Student Veterans Appreciation Day event

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union


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