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2014-11-11

Cultural, Diversity and International Education Committee
 November 11, 2014
 
Members Present:   Linda Adams, Caroline Bailey, Lorenz Chan, Brandon Huynh, Robert Moden, Jim Pattterson, Michelle Penner, Barbara Scott and Tim Wilhelm
 
Members Absent:   Curtis Davis, Priscilla Liggon, Jill Markwood, and Rick Tyler
 
Old Business: 
 
The minutes from the September 30, 2014 meeting were approved.
 
Michelle Penner reported there is approximately $8,500 left in the budget. 
 
The trip to the Taubman Museum of Art and Science Museum in Roanoke had 7 people attending.  This trip was changed to a Friday to see if more students would participate.   It was reported that several instructors did not give students permission to miss class to participate.
 
The Frank Warren project has fallen through.
 
New Business: 
 
On December 19 a trip to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond is planned to see the GardenFest of Lights.  There are over 500,000 lights in this elaborate light show.  Vans will be rented and the cost will be around $5 for students and part-time staff and $10 for faculty and full-time staff.  The vans will leave CVCC at 2 p.m. to arrive in Richmond around 4:30 p.m. and return to CVCC by 11 p.m.
 
The Washington DC trip will be held March 21 and History Day is March 28.  International Week is April 6-10.  The high school Art Fair is April 17.  The student picnic will be held
April 24.    
 
A discussion was held regarding asking James Reid to return.  Mr. Reid enjoyed the area and would be willing to speak for hotel and meals cost.   He did an excellent job last year.  He has many topics to choose from.   A decision on topics will be decided at a later meeting.
A motion by Linda Adams and seconded by Lorenz Chan to bring back James Reid.  The committee approved this motion unanimously.  Mr. Reid will present in several classes and hold a day and evening presentation.  The local newspaper will need to be included in the publicity for these presentations.
 
The Touring Theater of North Carolina has a wonderful Duke Ellington Show.  There are five actors.  We could sponsor a 1 p.m. and evening show on a Tuesday or Thursday.  Dates to consider are February 3, 5, 10, 12, 24 or 26.   The cost for two shows is $3,000 plus hotel and dinner. 
 
The Taming of the Shrew will be held at the Shakespeare Center in Staunton on January 23.    Showing the movie Kiss Me Kate before fall exams would help publicize this trip.  Caroline Bailey mentioned how great the movie was.
 
Ms. Bailey reviewed the Washington trip museum and show possibilities.   The links she emailed committee members were very helpful.  
 
Mr. Wilhelm talked about the shows that could be attended at Lynchburg College and can provide more details at the January meeting. 
 
No further discussion was held and the meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.
 
Barbara Scott
Recorder
 
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