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2019 Spring Semester

2019 SPRING Semester Events

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COMING TOGETHER

 

The theme of COMING TOGETHER is explored in various ways through the spring 2019 semester through the Cultural Dialogues Series.   COMING TOGETHER POSTERS kick off the series and grace the Read Room for thoughtful reflection.   The first event is a COMING TOGTHER with collaborative partners across campus.   The gallery show at the CVA Gallery at the Center for Visual Arts is in itself a COMING TOGETHER of Senegalese inspired artists from around the world.  The next three sessions feature our international students and allow them to share their cultures and explore working cross culturally as each presentation features more than one country.  The last in the series features ways Spanish and African cultures come together to create unique Cuban music. These programs are excellent way for our UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS to explore the many cultures that grace the Kent campus and enrich their own Distinctively Kent State experience.

January  Events

 

AGGARWAL-BLACKBURN VISITING SCHOLARS:

The Aggarwal-Blackburn Visiting Scholars, all professors here doing research and improving their college teaching, are required by our program to make one Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture on their research in English as part of their professional growth while in residence. These presentations are excellent opportunities for GRADUATE STUDENTS and FACULTY to learn about research in a variety of fields and with different cultural contexts/practices. Notice the diversity of the research areas across schools and programs.  

Thursday, January 24, 12:00-1:00,  Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus

Yonghua Li (China, Physical Education, Dr. Insook Kim Host Faculty)  and Girlane Hickmann (Brazil, Literacy,  Dr. Timothy Rasinski Host Faculty) 

 

 

February Events

 

12-2 PM, CVA Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Center for the Visual Arts, Kent CAMPUS

COMING TOGETHER: POST COLONIAL THEMES IN ART AND LITERATURE FROM SENEGAL  

Join small groups and walk through the The View from Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal with two Kent State professors, Dr. Joseph Underwood, the curator of the exhibition, and Dr. Babacar M’Baye, Kent State’s African literature professor from Senegal.  A reception just outside the gallery will provide an opportunity to interact with two of the artists from Senegal.   FLASHPOINTS available for students.   Sign in for classes who are required to attend.

This exhibition runs from January 17-February 22.  Arrangements can be made for individual classes to have a guided tour as well.  This show is co-sponsored by US Embassy Dakar, Ohio Arts Council, Kent State University School of Art, and opened at Waru Studio in Dakar Senegal in May, and was on display at the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College in Wisconsin in the fall of 2018. Its tour will continue to New York in 2019. 

 

 

February 14th Valentine’s Day, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus   

COMING TOGETHER:  DATING AND MARRIAGE (CHINA AND NIGERIA)

Facilitators are Aierken Subinuer (China) and Winnie Bush (Nigeria).  Come and explore the ways that social media, culture, generation, geography within a nation, religion all influence dating and marriage practices around the world.  Bring a date!   Enjoy the chocolate banquet! FLASHPOINTS available for students.  Sign in for classes who are required to attend.

 

 

February 20, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus

COMING TOGETHER AFTER TRAGEDY (CYPRUS AND RWANDA)

Pacifique Niyonzima (Rwanda) and Simge Engelkiran (Northern Cyprus) will explore with the audience the internal conflicts that happened in their countries, and how each country’s coming together solution has different outcomes.  Light lunch will be served. FLASHPOINTS available for students. Sign in for classes who are required to attend.  FLASHPOINTS available for students. Sign in for classes who are required to attend.

 

February 26, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus

COMING TOGETHER:   CULTURAL IDENTITY.   

Joenghwa Oh (South Korea) is serving as the facilitator of a panel of international students who will explore the various ways culture plays a hand in identity.  “I am an American.  I am an African American.  I am Jewish.  My major is Nutrition. I am from NE Ohio.” In many cases, each of us has many cultural ties that COME TOGETHER to create the uniqueness in us all. FLASHPOINTS available for students. Sign in for classes who are required to attend.

 

 

March Events

 

AGGARWAL-BLACKBURN VISITING SCHOLARS:

The Aggarwal-Blackburn Visiting Scholars, all professors here doing research and improving their college teaching, are required by our program to make one Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture on their research in English as part of their professional growth while in residence. These presentations are excellent opportunities for GRADUATE STUDENTS and FACULTY to learn about research in a variety of fields and with different cultural contexts/practices. Notice the diversity of the research areas across schools and programs.  

Thursday, March 14, 12: 00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus

Ai Di (China, Instructional Technology, and Dr. Chia-Ling Kuo Host Faculty, and Zheng Yanqu (China, Japanese Foods Study, and Dr. Philip Wang Host Faculty).

 

 

 

April Events

 

April 11, 7:00-8:30, Room 306ABC, Kent Student Center, Kent Campus

CUBAN SALSA CULTURAL CAFÉ:   A COMING TOGETHER CELEBARTION OF MUSIC   

Cuban musician, Miquel Cuni, Jr. will introduce Cuban Son, the COMING TOGETHER of Spanish Cancion with African percussion, in making the unique sounds of Cuban Salsa.  He has toured in Europe, Africa, South America, Canada and the United States.  Enjoy Cuban inspired refreshments in the café setting, and be treated the COMING TOGETHER of cultures through music.                                                                               

AGGARWAL-BLACKBURN VISITING SCHOLARS:

The Aggarwal-Blackburn Visiting Scholars, all professors here doing research and improving their college teaching, are required by our program to make one Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture on their research in English as part of their professional growth while in residence. These presentations are excellent opportunities for GRADUATE STUDENTS and FACULTY to learn about research in a variety of fields and with different cultural contexts/practices. Notice the diversity of the research areas across schools and programs.  

Thursday, April 18, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus

Dongyan Li (China, Literacy, and Dr. Timothy Rasinski Host Faculty) and Baiwen Li (China, Cross Cultural Communication,           Dr. Marty Jencius Host Faculty).

 

Thursday, April 25, 12:00-1:00, Room 200 White Hall, Kent Campus

Hakan Dundar (Turkey, Citizenship Education, and Dr. Elizabeth Kenyon Host Faculty) and Qianlang Shang (China, Travel/Tourism, and Dr. Philip Wang Host Faculty).

 

 

 

May Events

AGGARWAL-BLACKBURN VISITING SCHOLARS:

The Aggarwal-Blackburn Visiting Scholars, all professors here doing research and improving their college teaching, are required by our program to make one Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture on their research in English as part of their professional growth while in residence. These presentations are excellent opportunities for GRADUATE STUDENTS and FACULTY to learn about research in a variety of fields and with different cultural contexts/practices. Notice the diversity of the research areas across schools and programs.  

Thursday, May 2, 12:00-1:00, Room to be announced

Yan Li (China, Cross Cultural Communication, Dr. Marty Jencius Host Faculty) and Jin Hyun Kim (South Korea, Exercise Science, Dr. Angela Ridgel Host Faculty).

 

International Education Week

 

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