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2015-09-29

Cultural, Diversity and International Education Committee
 September 29, 2015
 
Members Present:   Lorenz Chan, Deborah Harris, Matt Latimer, Jill Markwood,
John McCullough, Adeola Oyelobi, Michelle Penner, and Barbara Scott.
 
Members Absent:  Shelvia Forrest, Deanna McDaniel, Jim Patterson and Brianna Word  
 
Old Business:
 
Minutes were approved from last meeting from Communication Central.
 
Jill Markwood discussed the book Factory Man by Beth Macy. This author will be on campus Tuesday, November 10 at 6-7 p.m. Book signing will be held immediately after discussion. Foundation and the Cultural Committee will host this author. This event will be open to the public. Factory Man is being used in several business and accounting classes. This is a story of a local furniture family, the Bassett family and their struggles with China importations. Small waters and soft cookies could be provided not to be noisy.
 
Ms. Markwood discussed the Raku Fest. This will be held November 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost will be $20 for students and faculty, $40 for non-CVCC participants. This includes Raku clay, instructions on building up to 4 pieces, bisque firing and Raku firing. This will be held in the parking lot between Campbell and Areva. Contacts will be Jill Markwood and Jane Moden.   Ms. Markwood will email brochures on both of these November events for distribution to classes and postings for bulletin boards.
 
New Business:
 
A handout of current Academy of Fine Arts events were presented for discussion. A trip to the Blackfriar Theatre in Staunton on December 4 will be finalized in November. The Spring 2016 events are International Day, Washington, D.C. trip and the Student Art Show. The Monacan Powwow is typically the third week in May and was brought up as a possible event on campus.  Matt Latimer mentioned November is Native American heritage month so this may be a possible event for November. “The Tempest” in Staunton was mentioned by Michelle Penner and possible Friday dates are January 22 or February 12. 
 
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