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2012-11-13

Cultural, Diversity and International Education Committee
 November 13, 2012
 
Members Present:
 
Linda Adams, Lorenz Chan, Abraham Hebert, Elena Killian,  John McCullough, Jim Patterson, Michelle Penner, Barbara Scott,  and Rick Tyler
 
Members Absent:
 
Connie Deacon, Candace Ferguson, Priscilla Liggon, Jill Markwood, Warren Rose, Priscilla Shilaro, Diane Shields, and Sandra Viar.
 
Old Business
 
Forty-one tickets were sold for the November 2, Staunton, VA trip to see The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Trip was well received.
 
World Aid’s Day is Thursday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Donations will be taken for a drawing to receive an afghan.  Student volunteers are needed.  Community service hour certificates will be given for any students that volunteer.
 
New Business
 
Mr. Tyler reviewed the budget.  There is $8,455.31 remaining.  Many items are earmarked for some of the remaining budget. Earmarked expenses are the Art Show preparation by Jill Markwood, art show reception, and bus rental cost for D.C. trip of approximately $1,300.  Also support for the Black Student Alliance in February 2013, International Day and Art Day.    Information requested for possible costs of local field trips, museum tours, speakers, and group activities need to be brought to the committee at the January meeting.   The Student Government Association will be working with Stop the Hunger Now program which will help to provide 10,000 meals.  It was suggested that the committee could help with this worthwhile cause in the spring.
 
Mr. Tyler presented the costs of putting together CST 136 Theatre Workshop.   The largest expense will be stage lighting and costumes.  The committee agreed to $500 to help offset some of the cost.
This course is transferable and meets the humanities elective for students.  Money is contingent upon the course making.
 
A date was set for the Washington, D.C. bus trip.  The trip will be Friday, March 15.  Some suggestions were the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The National Gallery of Art is showing a Pre-Raphaelite Art Exhibit and the Smithsonian American Art Museum is showing Civil War and American Art along with a South Korean Art Exhibit.   The evening could be the Kennedy Center which is producing Chieftains Irish Concert with the National Pops Orchestra or the Arena Theatre which is hosting Looking Glass Theatre Company’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses.    Faculty members could lead tours of their respective interest.  The evening entertainment can be finalized in January for ticket purchases.  The meeting adjourned at 2 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted
Barbara Scott
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