Global Awareness Festival 2010

Monday, February 8

MCC Choir –Folk songs of the Americas Collegiate Hall 11:30 – 12:00
Becoming Green – Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring Film and discussion Room 248 2:30 – 3:30
Overbrook Gallery Exhibit – “El Arte Popular Mexicano” and “Ecos Culturales/Cultural Echoes II” Opening talk and reception with artist Rene Arceo, Overbrook Gallery 6:30 – 8:00
Free Film Festival begins.

Tuesday, February 9

Folktales and Fun –shared by MCC’s ED 230 Children’s Literature Class in Collegiate Hall 1:00 – 3:00
Becoming Green - Global Warming: What’s Up With the Weather? Film and discussion Room 248
2:00 – 3:30
El Norte Film and discussion lead by the Hispanic Student Club – Blue and Gold Room 12:00-3:00
Science and Technology Seminar – Water: The Social, Corporate and Technical Sides of a New Commodity Dr. Mark Luttenton – Blue and Gold Room 6:00 – 9:00

Wednesday, February 10

      Introduction to the Western Hemisphere – Dr. Laurie Gasahl Room 1100 from 9:00 – 10:00
Global Topic Investigations will explore Alaska@50, the Amazon River, Belize, Costa Rica, the Peace Corps in Panama and much more. See website for details. Blue and Gold Room 9:15 – 3:00.
Information Fair will feature booths highlighting international opportunities for students to study and work abroad as well as cultural differences around the world. Collegiate Hall 9:00 – 1:00.
Wild & Wacky Wednesday –Merengue and Bachata Dancing Student Union 11:30 – 1:00
President Obama and Latin America-US relations –Andrew Schlewitz Room 332 12:20 – 1:15
Multiculturalism in Latin America discussion hosted by the Philosophy Club Room 207 3:00 – 4:00
Becoming Green – Solar Energy: Saved by the Sun and Alternative and Renewable Energy Programs at MCC Film and discussion Room 248 2:30 – 4:00
Keynote Speaker – Julia Perez, native of Puerto Rico, "Viaje a Puerto Rico, la isla donde nací. (Journey to Puerto Rico, the island where I was born.)" Room 1100 at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, February 11

Honors Seminar –Road to Fondwa hosted by Phi Theta Kappa – Blue and Gold Room 2:00 – 4:00
“Short Circuit” MCC’s electric dragster – Automotive students main entrance 2:00
Becoming Green – Car of the Future Film and discussion Room 248 2:30 – 3:30.
Seminar-Women Researching Women’s Issues – Gabriela Santos, MSU Humphrey Scholar from Brazil Room 1100 from 7:00 - 8:00

Friday, February 12

FREE Film Festival concludes – Buena Vista Social Club - Blue and Gold 11:15 – 12:30.
Road to Fondwa hosted by Sociology Club – Blue and Gold Room 12:40 – 2:30

Events spanning the entire week

“Short Circuit” MCC’s electric dragster on display at the main entrance
An International Film Series will be available daily free of charge.
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 about Global Awareness Festival contact:
Kathy Tosa, International Coordinator
Muskegon Community College