Talk with artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and curator Cheryl Hartup

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Mark your calendars for the Patos Primavera Pachanga!

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The Second Week of April is Beta Week

Students, next week come find out about the Beta fraternity!

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Congratulations P.A.T.O.S. Awards Recipients!

The Patos Avanzand Tradiciones Orgullosamente y Sobresaliendo (P.A.T.O.S.) Awards were given out last week. Felicitaciones to all awardees!

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Auditions for “Tricks to Inherit,” February 3, 2018

Are you interested in acting on stage? Come and audition for the comedy:

(originally, Astucias por heredar un sobríno por un tío) by Fermín de Reygadas

Written in Mexico City in 1789, and performed in Alta California sometime before 1821, the play is known as the oldest example of theatre in California. It was recently rediscovered by Prof. Pedro García-Caro and, now translated into English, it will be performed at the University Theatre in May 2018!

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018: 12 – 3 pm
Where: Robinson Theatre, UO
How: Actors should arrive dressed to move, with one 1-minute monologue, preferably classical. If you don’t have a monologue, no problem, one will be provided for you there. If you’d like to receive one in advance or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail the director, Olga Sanchez S, at:

Please visit our website:

We look forward to seeing you!

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Raza Unida Youth Conference Needs Presenters

Hello, all.

My name is Yomaira Tarula and I am the 2017-2018 Raza Undida Youth Conference (RUYC) coordinator along with Veronica Fernandez.

RUYC is an annual all-day event where we invite Latinx high school students from Lane County and other parts of the state to come to the UO campus and participate in a conference with keynote speakers, workshops, and a campus tour. It is an opportunity for local Latinx youth to gain information on how to access higher education, while also educating on various topics that affect our communities. One of our primary goals with RUYC is to empower youth and give them the necessary tools to access higher education while also giving them an introduction to important issues that are constantly affecting Latinx and other marginalized communities.

The motto of Raza Unida Youth Conference is Educación: El Derecho De La Raza! (Education: The Right of the People!). Based on the unfortunate events and political climate that has impacted our Latinx community this past year, the 2018 RUYC theme will be Floreciendo juntos (Flourishing Together). This is a reminder that no matter what struggles we face, as people of color, we will thrive. The conference is Friday the 2nd of February at the EMU Ballroom.

With this in mind we are asking and inviting community members, alumni, university students and faculty to present workshops during the RUYC. We are looking for workshops that discuss topics such as culture, indigenous roots, identity, education, gender, sexuality, and immigration. We hope that both the students and you, the presenter, will gain a stronger sense of community knowledge and will feel invested in the students’ lives and future education.

UO MEChA cannot do this on our own and we need people to help make this event a success. If you choose to participate as a workshop presenter, please let us know as soon as possible!

Multiple workshops are also welcomed and encouraged as we will have two sessions of workshops:
*First session from 10am-11am
*Second session from 1pm-2pm
Presenters are invited to stay for the duration of the conference and are welcomed to lunch.

I have attached a link below where you can fill out important information in preparation for the conference. The deadline we are asking for is January 12th. If there is any questions I an answer please feel free to email me at or the RUYC email at:

Link to Workshop

¡Con Ganas, Si Se puede!
RUYC Coordinator 2017-2018
Yomaira Tarula

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Tarea Time for Winter 2018

Tarea Time is now scheduled for Winter Term. Please share this with your students. And, faculty and staff, please use the link below to sign up for a date during the term when you plan to hold your office hours during Tarea Time to encourage your students to attend.

Tarea Time Calendar, Winter 2018 (01/16-03/13)
We meet every Tuesday, from 3-5 PM, EMU 230 Swindells Room (except Week 6, Coquille 104)


Tarea Time is an initiative organized by Karla Pérez-Young from the Center of Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE).

Please let all your students know that every week at Tarea Time they can get support with,
-Writing/Study Skills
-Meet with a CMAE or OAA advisor
-Spanish (Spanish Heritage Language Program, & Romance Language instructors)
-UO Library (David Woken, African Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, Romance Languages)
-Building their CV and get career advice (Samantha Matta, Assistant Director at Career Center)

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Diversity Excellence Scholarship Seeks Readers and Applicants

The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) is a scholarship that the CMAE works with. Once chosen by the DES committee, DES students work with CMAE advisors throughout their time at UO.

Two things:

If you are interested in being a reader for the scholarship, contact Luis Renteria, Sr. Asst. Director of Multicultural Recruitment and let him know. The more folks read, the less reading there is. Information below.

Please encourage your students, if you haven’t done so already, to apply for the DES. It is good for new incoming transfer and freshmen students, as well as current and continuing UO students.

Deadline: January 24, 2018.

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P.A.T.O.S. Award Nominations

P.A.T.O.S. stands for Patos Avanzando Tradiciones con Orgullo Sobresaliente.

Translation: Ducks advancing traditions with outstanding pride. Begin your nomination by filling out this qualtrics

This winter term we will honor several outstanding students, faculty, staff, community members and allies for their various achievements and contributions to our campus community. These contributions can be in the areas of service to the community, for exemplifying or upholding traditional values or practices, or for academic improvement or achievement.

We will honor the awardees during the 14th Annual Raza Unida Youth Conference (RUYC) Friday, February 2nd, 2018. This year’s theme is Flourishing Together (Floreciendo Juntos). This is a reminder that no matter what struggles we face, as people of color, we flourish together.

Nominations are due January 26. Thank you for your participation!

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Dia de la familia: Celebrations around the world

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