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2018 Fall Semester Events

2018 Fall Semester Events

 

August Events

 

Gerald H. Read Distinguished Guest Lecture by Aggarwal Blackburn Visiting Scholar

Friday, August 31, 12:00 – 1:00, Read Room 200 White Hall.  Soup & Substance will be served.  Flash points will be available.  Keltouma Guerch, Fulbright Scholar from Morocco will present, “The place of education and training for migrants and their children in Morocco’s migration policy.” 

 

September Events

 

International Day for PEACE

Friday, September 21, 11:30-1:30, Room 200 White Hall, Kent CAMPUS

Bring your students to all four of these sessions, or ask them to attend the session of their choice.   Sign in sheets will be available. Flash Points will be available.

 

11:30   Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights:   Why is the United States the only country in the world that has not ratified this document?    Dr. Rachel Anderson, Cultural Foundations, and Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer, Family Studies, will present.

 

                12:00-Wick Poetry Center:  Poems for Peace, David Hassler & Charles Malone, facilitating

 

12:30 Ringing of the Bell and Moment of Silence to Observe the International Day of PEACE, followed by meditation lead by Radha Bodapati, Cultural Foundations

 

1:00 Sport Diplomacy for Peace, presented by Jamil Al Wekhian, Kent State University’s School of Peace.

 

Friday, September 21, International Day of PEACE Soccer Game featuring teams of KSU alumni, students, faculty, staff and scholars.  Games will begin at 4:00pm in the Loop Road Soccer Fields here in campus.   The championship team will begin at 6:00pm with closing ceremonies, pizza and fun scheduled at approximately 8:00pm at the soccer field.    Free T-shirts are available for all who play.    Spectators and players will join together mid-field at the start of each game for a Minute of Silence/Moment of Peace.   Soccer games are played throughout the world as a symbol of PEACE in honor of the UNESCO International Day of PEACE.   Refreshments will be available.  To sign up to play, contact Abdoulaye Fall, afall4@kent.edu.

 

Saudi National Day Celebration Cultural Dialogue

Wednesday, September 26, Ballroom Balcony, Kent Student Center.  6:30pm – 8:30pm

This program will be planned by the Saudi teachers who are part of the Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion.  More details will be forthcoming.    Flashpoints will be available.   

 

October Events

 

Gerald H. Read Distinguished Guest Lecture presented by Aggarwal Blackburn Visiting Scholars

Thursday, October 4, 12:00 – 1:00, Read Room 200 White Hall.  Soup & Substance will be served.  Flash points will be available.  Yongzhi Liu and Chuandong Hu,   these visiting scholars from China will present their research as well as provide an overview of their home area of their country and their university.   

 

 

International Baccalaureate Creating Global Mindedness Leadership Institute

October 22-25, Room 200 White Hall.  Daily 8:30-4:30 excluding lunch.

This four day IB Training is available to faculty and staff who register for this exclusive opportunity for truly global leadership training with the emphasis on developing global mindedness.  Developed by international collaborative team sponsored by International Baccalaureate World Schools, this exclusive opportunity is made available to public school leaders through a Martha Holden Jennings Grant.  

Chris Wright from Great Britain and Andreas Swoboda from Spain have been contracted to be our facilitators of the full four days of training.   

The Read Center is also offering this FREE to the first 5 faculty who register.    To learn more about this opportunity, contact Linda Robertson, lfrobert@kent.edu.  

This training can turn cultural challenges into strong engagement with diverse communities and help you gain insight into opportunities and challenges that cultural context can create.

 

 

November Events

 

Gerald H. Read Distinguished Guest Lecture presented by Aggarwal Blackburn Visiting Scholars

Thursday, November 1, 12:00 – 1:00, Read Room 200 White Hall.  Soup & Substance will be served.  Flash points will be available.   Pengfei Lyu and Tina Zhang presenting, these visiting scholars from China will present their research as well as provide an overview of their home area of their country and their university

 

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November 13-16 International Education Week—Come to Cuba with us.

Many activities are offered throughout the university.   Encourage your students to take part in the many globally focused programs.  Dr. Gerald H. Read wrote his dissertation about Cuban education, and the Center’s Faculty Advisory Council voted to treat our Kent state community with visits to Cuba during International Education Week.  

 

Tuesday, November 13, CONDUCTA, full-length Cuban film. 

7:00-8:30, Room 200 White Hall. Popcorn and drinks provided.  Flash points will be available.

Bring your students, family and friends to the Cuban classic film, Conducta.  Conducta, the Cuban film that won the Choral Award during the 2014 Havana Film Festival is still winning awards when it was recognized during the 17th edition of the Rencontres du Cinéma Sud-Americain of Marseille with the Audience Award for the Best Film and Best Performance, this latter awarded to the child actors in the film.

Directed by Ernesto Daranas, the sensitive story of Chala and his model teacher Carmela, won also in France the Audience Award at the Spanish Film Festival and the Latin American Film Festival in Grenoble, as well as the Audience Award to the CIC Iberbanco Best Film during the 31st edition of the Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique et Latinoaméricain from Villeurbanne and the Association Pour le Cinéma in France.  A teenager (Salvador Wood) travels to a small Cuban village to teach peasants how to read and write.  This classic Cuban film by Octavio Cortazar was featured at the Comparative and International Education Conference in Mexico City this past spring.  

 

Wednesday, November 14, 12:00-1:00   CUBAN MUSICAL CAFÉ:   Bring your lunch and enjoy an hour of Cuban music and Cuban coffee.   Cuban musicians inspired by famed Miguelito Cuni will be here to entertain.   Get a taste of the type of music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX2XS671mCg.

 

Friday, November 16, Fulbright Celebration and information.  3:00-4:30 Room 200 White Hall.

This annual event brings together those who have earned the prestigious Fulbright status to network and celebrate.   This annual event also provides an opportunity for those students and faculty interested in applying for Fulbright student or scholar programs can come and learn more what is available and how to apply.  

 

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Friday, November 30, Global Tourism Poster Design Contest, Room 200 White Hall, 12:00pm.  

Come and help judge electronic travel posters designed by undergraduate students, Dr. Philip Wang’s global tourism classes, in this celebration of world travel.  

Food, presentations, and prizes!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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