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Minutes for the September 18, 2012 Meeting.
Cultural, Diversity, and International Education Committee.
Meeting Date: September 18, 2012. 1 p.m.
Members Present: Rick Tyler (Chair), Candace Ferguson, Elena Killian, Jim Patterson, Lorenz Chan, Michelle Penner, Sandra Viar, Warren Rose, Pricilla Shilaro, Diane Shields, Jill Markwood.
Members Absent: Barbara Scott, John McCullough, Linda Adams, Connie Deacon, Priscilla Liggon.
Old Business: Meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. The first order of business was to waive the reading of the minutes from the last meeting.
The second piece of business was a discussion of the Art Exhibit Openings. Jill mentioned the extremely low turnout at the first one, and discussion followed on suggestions for increasing attendance at these events. It was suggested that instructors should require students to attend by giving extra credit or incorporating an assignment in their classes.  
The third item on the agenda was the Staunton Trip for this semester. After Rick talked about the possible choices, discussion followed and it was decided to purchase tickets for the Friday, November 2, evening performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona. It was further decided that we would need to rent two vans for transportation.
The fourth item discussed was World Aids Day. A report was given by Elena Killian and discussion followed. It was requested that students will be needed to work on the day at various booths or tables with brochures and other handouts. Part of the discussion centered on some sort of food items being made available, and students getting credit for Community Service hours for working that day. It was decided that Thursday, November 29 would be the day to have the event in the Student Center.  Any costs associated with this event would be discussed at the next meeting.
The fifth item discussed was a Guest Speaker for Spring semester. Due to time constraints, discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
The sixth item discussed was a Bus Trip in the Spring to Washington D. C. There was a call for suggestions for events to see and tie-ins with classes, and options for stopping for lunch on the way. Further discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
The seventh item was International Day. No discussion was necessary as the date for this needed to be decided upon before anything else can be decided.
The eighth item was a suggestion to check on the requirements for breakfast and buffet for History Day.  History Day is scheduled for March 23.
The ninth item was a brief discussion of Black History Day. It was suggested to check with Debbie Marshall about money for speakers.
The tenth item was a mention of Women’s History Month next March. Any discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
The last item was a call for volunteers to help with our Guest Speaker for Tuesday and Wednesday, September 25 and 26.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
Submitted by: Rick Tyler.   
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