UC Merced Update



University Friends Circle Lunch – Oct. 1

University Friends Circle (UFC) kicks off its fifth year with a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at UC Merced's California Room. The program includes a campus update from Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations Kyle Hoffman, followed by “A Taste of Student Life at UC Merced” featuring student leaders and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jane Lawrence.

The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For information on joining the UFC or to RSVP, visit friendscircle.ucmerced.edu. The reservation deadline is noon Sept. 26.

The UFC's mission is to inspire and maintain strong relationships between the UC Merced community and the communities of the San Joaquin Valley through activities that promote social and intellectual interaction, programs of service and fundraising initiatives that support UC Merced scholarships.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Oct. 4

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy marqueeBig Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its swinging sound to downtown Merced this fall, an event organized by Arts UC Merced Presents.

The high-energy, nine-piece ensemble, which helped jumpstart the swing revival in the mid-90s, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and promoting its latest album, "Rattle Them Bones."

The band performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased online.

Light Up the Lantern “Knowledge and Dream Affair” – Oct. 26

The UC Merced Police Mentor Program’s third annual Light Up the Lantern event will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Library Lantern. The Police Mentor Program operates solely on grant funding and fundraising donations. The fundraiser is held on campus to thank all who are involved in the program and raise money for future programming.

Tickets are $25 and can only be purchased online. There will be no sales at the door. All tickets are tax deductible. Donations from individuals and businesses will be sold during live and silent auctions. The event is open to anyone who would like to support the mentor program. All proceeds from the event will go to the program. For more information, contact 209-228-8273.