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Cultural, Diversity and International Education Committee
 March 31, 2015
Members Present:   Lorenz Chan, Jill Markwood, Robert Moden, Jim Patterson, Michelle Penner, Barbara Scott, and Tim Wilhelm
Members Absent:   Curtis Davis, Hermina Hendricks, Brandon Huynh and Priscilla Liggon.  
Old Business:   
Minutes were approved from February meeting. 
Washington D.C. bus trip turned out great.  Ms. Penner received a complaint about the dinner stop taking so long.  Bus driver selected dinner stop.  Bus was clean and very comfortable. 
Ms. Markwood’s poster depicting upcoming cultural events has been posted on the student
TV monitors.  This should help student’s plan for future events. 
New Business:
Mr. Moden had everyone review the rubric for the International Day Food/Exhibit judging.  There were no suggested changes.  International Week is April 13-17.
Ms. Penner has asked Deanne Davis, the new Student Activities Director to help find Belly Dancers and Henna Tattoo Artist for the International Festival.  Alex Akulli from Center for Global Education at Lynchburg College will discuss Study Abroad for transfer students on
April 14 at 1 p.m. in Merritt Hall Room 5206.  Pizza, international snacks and soda will be provided by the Cultural and Diversity Committee.  April 16 for Henna Tatoos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Friday, April 17 there will be International Exhibits and Food Festival in the student center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mr. Chan will ask Ayoyinka Oriola, to provide music for April 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   There was no response from a band pursued earlier. 
The Art Show will be held April 24 upstairs in Merritt Hall.  Ms. Markwood will need help with check in on April 17.   Several awards will be given as follows:
·        Cultural Committee Award, with monetary award and ribbon for 1st and 2nd place
·        Student Choice Award, with monetary award and ribbon for 1st and 2nd place
·        Faculty/Staff Award, with monetary award and ribbon for 1st and 2nd place
·        President’s Choice with a $400 prize and ribbon, purchased by the college 
·        Best in Show award with a $500 prize and ribbon, purchased by the college
Refreshments for Art Show will be provided by the Cultural and Diversity Committee.
The Richmond trip to Art Museum and Zoo is scheduled for May 16.  Forty-five tickets will be purchased.  Please tell students in your classes.   Advertising for event will be updated soon. 
There are ten tickets remaining from the Staunton Shakespeare Theatre.  June 14 is the end of theatre season.  June 6 has a Saturday matinee of “Much Ado About Nothing” which is very hilarious.  If there are funds remaining at the end of Richmond trip then this trip could be sponsored.
The committee discussed fall possible activities.  The North Carolina Theatre Troup performing a Veterans Day performance is one possibility.  Also, a holiday event such as “Christmas Carol in Staunton or local holiday possibilities was discussed.  Guest author, Sara Creech, “Season of the Dragonflies is also a minimum cost speaker possibility.   The purchase of a banner was suggested to advertise the Cultural and Diversity Committee sponsored events.  This would help students be aware of scheduled events.
Elections of Chair and Recorder were discussed. Some members will rotate off this committee.  Jill Markwood was elected Chair and Barbara Scott Recorder.
Barbara Scott
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