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Campus to host ‘Day of the Dead’ exhibition, author presentation
Monday, May 29, 2017

Campus to host ‘Day of the Dead’ exhibition, author presentation

The Latin American tradition of honoring relatives by tending graves, building altars and cooking festive meals will be recognized with a “Day of the Dead” altar exhibition and guest speaker in November.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an altar design competition that will culminate on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Reed Library Commons. Ballots will be available for voting. Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best altar and best makeup.

Student altars will remain on exhibit for viewing until Wednesday, Nov. 8. Two display case exhibits on Day of the Dead will also be featured.

More information on how students can enter the contest is available via email from Dr. Ellen Litwicki. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Oct. 18.


Dr. Regina Marchi

A presentation by Dr. Regina Marchi of Rutgers University, author of, “Day of the Dead in the USA: the Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204-ABC. A reception will precede the talk, which is free and open to the public, at 6 p.m.

Day of the Dead events are sponsored by the Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation, the Faculty Student Association, the departments of History and World Languages and Cultures and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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