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Cultural, Diversity and International Education Committee
November 8, 2016
 
Members Present: Debbie Harris, Jill Markwood, John McCullough, Deanne McDaniel, Lorna Nelson, Michelle Penner, Barbara Scott, and Ernie Wade
 
Members Absent: Mary Canfield, Paul Forrest, Sadashiva Godbole, Matt Latimer, and Michael Solomon
 
Old Business:
 
Minutes from the September 27 meeting were reviewed and approved with no changes. 
 
Riverview Meet and Greet on October 7 was a success and a similar outing is being looked into for spring semester. October 21, IFly in Loudon, Virginia had twenty-seven that attended. Everyone had a great time. Many of the committee members helped with the 50th Anniversary on November 5. Jill Markwood and Deanne McDaniel did a lot of work for the success of the Fall Festival.
 
War of the Worlds at the Academy Center of the Arts had nine attending and one student attended the Roanoke Ballet. More shows this year.
 
New Business:
 
Jill Markwood presented the budget with expenditures and tentative future items budgeted.
 
A trip to the American Shakespeare Center to see Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is planned for November 11. There are twenty-five tickets on reserve.  Deadlines have changed to purchase tickets until Friday, November 11. An Enterprise van has been rented. This play is hilarious. Committee members were asked to announce this play in their classrooms.
 
Two vans (30 people max) are rented for the trip to Lewis Ginter on Friday, December 16. Ticket costs will be $13 each. Publicity will begin soon for this event. It was well attended two years ago.
 
Ms. Markwood emailed committee members with three links to possible February speakers.   The committee chose to look into the cost of having Dylan Pritchett as an African American storyteller. If this does not work out John Rollins was an excellent re-enactor in the past.   The committee also approved looking into having Kristen Green to campus as author, speaker regarding her book “Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County.”    Lorna Nelson will check cost of these speakers.  
 
Dates for spring events are: Raku Fest on March 17, Washington, D.C. bus trip March 18, (Bob & Joyce bus service will be used), International Day April 14, and the Art Exhibit April 21 (same day as Student Picnic). Tickets will be attempted for the bus trip to see the African American Museum in Washington, D.C. This relatively new
museum can be difficult to purchase tickets in advance.   A proposed event is a trip to the Virginia Musuem of Fine Arts win Richmond that will feature Jasper Johns and Edward Munch "Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life from November 12 to February 20, 2017.
 
Barbara Scott, Recorder

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