Global Awareness Festival 2011

Focus on Europe

GAF 2011 graphicThe Global Awareness Festival at Muskegon Community College is a week-long event bringing the world a little closer to Muskegon.  It includes lectures, discussions, a film festival, ethnic foods, an information fair, global entertainment, artifact displays, 200 flags, and much more!

Global Awareness Festival 2011 will be held the week of February 7-11 with focus on Europe.

Monday, February 7

MCC Choir – Folk songs of Europe - Collegiate Hall, 11:30am – 12:00pm
Europe in Focus - Overbrook Art Gallery Exhibit - Photographs from 3 West Michigan Artists – Reception and Gallery Talk - Overbrook Gallery, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Free Film Festival – Place, time TBD

Tuesday, February 8

Folktales and Fun –shared by MCC’s ED 230 Children’s Literature Class - Collegiate Hall, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Science and Technology Seminar –Arn Boezaart, Director of GVSU MAREC, Wind Power in Europe and West Michigan” – Blue and Gold Room, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Wednesday, February 9

   Global Topic Investigations – Presentation on working for the CIA, the EU and much more. - Blue and Gold Room, 9:15am – 3:00pm.
Information Fair - Featuring booths highlighting international opportunities for students to study and work abroad as well as cultural differences around the world - Collegiate Hall 9:00am – 1:00pm.
Wild & Wacky Wednesday –Student Union Music of FiddleFace 11:30 am– 1:00pm
Theo Sypris lecture – Place, time TBD.
Under the Tuscan Sun at an Italian Cooking School Presentation and demonstration – Place, time TBD.
Keynote Speaker –Michael Soimar, President L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems, native of Romania - Room 1100, 7:00 pm.

Thursday, February 10

Seminar-Women Researching Women’s Issues –MSU International scholar will share her insights about European Women - Room 1100, 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Friday, February 11

FREE Film Festival concludes –Blue and Gold 11:15am – 12:30pm.

Events spanning the entire week

International Cuisine will be featured by the campus food service.
International Artifacts collected from the community will be displayed at the main college entrance along with flags representing approximately 200 nations.

For more information contact
Katherine Tosa

We look forward to your participation in Muskegon Community College’s Global Awareness Festival.