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UNI to celebrate Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 3

April 25, 2002
Contact: 

Mike Bobeldyk, program coordinator, Maucker Union, (319) 273-5888
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 3, in the Maucker Union Plaza from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Rain location is in the Maucker Union Expansion.

The celebration of Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Puebla Battle in 1862. Although the Mexican army was eventually defeated, the battle came to represent a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism.

Activities include live entertainment by Los Chones, a Mexican band. Grilled fajitas served with beans and chips will be available for sale.

'Cinco De Mayo is part of UNI's efforts to celebrate our various cultures,' according to Mike Bobeldyk, Maucker Union program coordinator.

The UNI Cinco de Mayo celebration is sponsored in part by the Maucker Union Policy Board, Hispanic-Latino Student Union, UNI Multicultural Activities and Programming Committee and Maucker Union Programming Board, with fees allocated by the Northern Iowa Student Government.

For more information contact the student activities office at (319) 273-2683.