Global Awareness Festival 2012

Winning design by MCC Graphic Design student Mackenzie Howe.Focus on the Middle East

The 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! 

Monday, February 6

International News Comparisons - Available daily 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in Collegiate Hall. Guided discussions with Becky Evans, Collegiate Hall, Monday, 10:15 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.

Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution Political and cultural change viewed through the film industry. Film and discussion led by George Maniates and Nicholas Butimir 12:15–2:15 p.m.

Blue and Gold Overbrook Gallery Exhibit Land Memory: Paintings by Mohamad Bazzi – Opening reception in the Overbrook Gallery, 6:30 – 8 p.m. and Artists’ Lecture in Rm. 1100, Stevenson Center, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7

Folktales and Fun –shared by MCC’s ED 230 Children’s Literature Class in Collegiate Hall 1-3 p.m.

Science and Technology Seminar –"Infrastructure Resources: Jordan and West Michigan" presented by Mohammed al-Shatel, Director of Public Works City of Muskegon ,Stevenson Center, Room 1100,  6:30 – 8 p.m.  Lecture 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8

Global Topic Investigations will explore the Arab Spring, Qatar, Arab nationalism and much more. Blue and Gold Room, 9:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 9-1 p.m.

Invitation to MCC – International Students  Room 207 9:30 – 12 p.m.

Wild & Wacky Wednesday – Henna tattoos in Student Union 11-2 p.m.

Keynote Speaker"The Land of the Pharaohs," presented by Gamal Elkhouly, Stevenson Center, Room 1100,  6:30 – 8 p.m. Lecture 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, February 9

Honors Seminar – How Facebook Changed the World a BBC documentary hosted by Phi Theta Kappa – Blue and Gold Room 2-4 p.m.

Seminar- Women's Issues - "Women at Risk - Jordan," presented by Lindsay Gustafson, Stevenson Room 1100, 6:30-8 p.m. Lecture at 7 p.m.

International News Comparisons - Guided discussion with MCC Radio Advisor, Mike Council, Collegiate Hall, 6:15 p.m.

Friday, February 10

International News Comparisons - Collegiate Hall, 9 a.m. - Noon


International News Comparisons daily from 9–3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. free of charge in Collegiate Hall. Watch and compare international news coverage provided by Aljazeera, Press TV, Russia Today and local American stations.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 see  or contact
Katherine Tosa (231) 777-0376 

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